A Seven Series Summer: Must-Read Geek Books!
When it comes to completing your collection and celebrating your favorite characters, there are so many ways to immerse yourself in their world. Statue collecting is just one aspect- of course, collectors can’t forget the comics, movies, and artwork that these characters come from. And now, there’s a number of exciting collectible books that you can add to your shelf to continue that love for countless fictional universes.
These pop culture volumes are uniquely written and uniquely presented compilations of interesting information, behind the scenes photographs, original artwork, and creative content all in honor of legendary titans of the geek world. From DC Comics to Guillermo del Toro, here are seven collectible books that you need to read this summer!
DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman
Nothing quite immerses you in the world of DC Comics like the DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman Book. The book is written from the perspective of Bruce Wayne, whose paranoia and preparedness lead to the creation of a compendium knowledge of the inner workings of the Metahumans of his world. This information is not limited only to heroes, but also explores the anatomy of numerous villains.
Each individual featured in this DC Comics handbook is placed under a microscopic spotlight, as the Greatest Detective in the World explores and theorizes how some of these powerful characters function on an anatomical level. Written by Matthew Manning and S.D. Perry with illustrations by comic book phenom Ming Doyle, the book dives into twelve classic characters and their unique abilities. Not only that, but through reading this book, you learn more about the mind of the Dark Knight himself.
The Art of Mondo
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to the love of film, art, music, and collectibles, most famous for its art posters. The posters in The Art of Mondo Book bring you straight back to the movies and characters that you know and love.
Whether it’s the Back to the Future tryptic, the Ferris Bueller’s Day off poster, Frankenstein, Beetlejuice, or even The Lego Movie, the art in this book captures each film’s essence in one beautifully colored frame. This book reveals the designs for limited edition collectible posters for all of your favorite pop-culture movies.
Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness (Limited Edition)
Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness Book search for the secrets lurking in the shadows of the world of Crimson Peak. From exclusive interviews with the direction to vibrant concept art for the film, this book leaves no stone unturned.
The beauty of the book begins on its cover, with a 3D sculpt of the Allerdale Hall crest. Stashed safely inside the package, you’ll also find extra vellum pages and daguerreotypes and a reproduction of a newspaper prop created for the film. Not to mention, this limited edition volume comes hand-signed by Guillermo del Toro himself! For a look into the mind of a storytelling genius and an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience of the world, look no further than the Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness Book.
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection
Even muggles can appreciate the fine craftsmanship put into the Harry Potter The Wand Collection Book. This collector’s edition keepsake features the wands from the Harry Potter films with an in-depth exploration and explanation of each of the important wands throughout the story.
Not only that, but a scale model of the Elder Wand is included with it. This book even includes fun insights into wand appearances and use the Harry Potter films, including an explanation as to why Lucius Malfoy carries his wand in his jewel encrusted cane, and more.
Fantastic Worlds The Art of William Stout Proprietary Edition
Art comes to life with the Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout Proprietary Edition Book. William Stout is an artist who has permeated nearly all forms of pop culture, from movies to comic books. He has worked as a muralist, illustrator, comic artist, poster designer, album cover art, and more. From Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth to the world of dinosaur paleoart, William Stout’s fantastical imagination shines through and shapes these far-out worlds for audiences everywhere.
There’s no better way to celebrate William Stout than this collection of his art. For super-fans, the limited edition of Fantastic Worlds features a clamshell cover for the book, as well as a set of exclusive prints and a signed and numbered signature card.
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Matthew Reinhart pulls us through Platform 9 3/4 into the wizarding world of Harry Potter with the Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts book. This highly interactive and tactile exploration of the Hogwarts campus engages you in ways that even the movies couldn’t do. You get to explore the Quidditch pitch, the Forbidden Forest, and a number of other key locations in the films.
While most Harry Potter books focus on popular characters, this collectible volume reveals the most often overlooked character of all: Hogwarts itself. The walls and stairs are literally teeming with life, and this engaging and detailed book shows exactly that.
Star Wars Icons: Han Solo
How better to celebrate one of the coolest rogues in film history than with the Star Wars Icons: Han Solo book? Han Solo is one of the most pivotal, thrilling, and relatable characters from the Star Wars films.
This book includes a treasure trove of never-before-seen illustrations, on-set photography, concept art, and more! It also reveals how Han Solo has affected the rest of the Star Wars lore, from comics to video games. Pilot into an immersive reading experience with the Star Wars Icons: Han Solo book.
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