What are the best Superhero, DC Comics & Marvel Gifts?
Superheroes have become insanely popular in the last 100 years. Do you know who was the first superhero? It was Mandrake The Magician. His power? Make people believe anything, simply by gesturing hypnotically. The launch date of The Mandrake was June 11, 1934, and only came to an end not so long ago on July 6, 2013.
4 years after Mandrake on April 18, 1938, one of the more popular superheroes was born Kal-El aka Superman! An interesting fact is that Superman couldn’t fly when he was created. Only from 1940, Superman was given the ability to fly. Before that, he could “only” leap tall buildings in a single bound!
While superheroes were something only for kids, in the beginning, more and more people became obsessed with it and more and more superheroes were born every day.
Therefore, we thought it was time to list our 100 favorite Superhero, DC Comics & Marvel Gifts.
Marvel Comics is the most popular Comic Book Publisher at the moment. Marvel was founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman as Timely Comics went on to become Atlas Comics in the 1950s but in 1961 when the company released The Fantastic Four and other superheroes created by Steve Ditko, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby the Marvel name was born! In 2009 Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment for a small $4 billion. You are probably wondering as well how many superheroes does Marvel have? Well, according to our source. There around 7.000 characters but in total 50.000 if count as well the one-off heroes and villains.
1. Iron Man
I’m not going to lie, I am a huge Iron Man fan. Not so much of the comics but from the movies. Casting Robert Downey, Jr. was the most brilliant move ever. I couldn’t imagine any better Tony Stark than Downey, Jr. Also, the voice of Paul Bettany as Jarvis is absolutely brilliant.
The first time that the world got to know Iron Man was in March 1963 in the comic Tales of Suspense #39. But Tony Stark had to wait to May 1968 to have its own title Iron Man #1. I’m still dreaming of having my own Iron Man suit.
There’s a lot of Iron Man merchandise to buy especially after the release of the first movie in 2008. But my most favorite is this Iron Man Electronic Helmet from Marvel Legends. It comes with 2 L.E.D. light up eyes and electronic sound effects. The faceplate is magnetized so you can easily take it on and off. The quality is exceptional and therefore no surprise that it gets a 4.5 out 5 on Amazon from more than 350 reviews.
If you are looking for more Iron Man Gifts, please check out our page.
- 2 L.E.D. light up eyes
- Electronic sound effects
- Detachable magnetized faceplate
- Premium finish and detailing
- Includes Iron Man electronic helmet and instructions
2. Captain America
Steven “Steve” Rogers aka Captain America is one of the oldest superheroes of the Marvel Universe. This patriotic supersoldier was born on March 1941 in the comic Captain America Comics #1. In 1941, Marvel was still known as Timely Comics back then. Captain America was very popular during World War II but was discontinued in 1950. He had a short revival in 1953. But thanks to Marvel, Cap made his reappearance in 1964 and was there to stay. In the movies, Captain America is played by Chris Evans which was also a very good choice!
Captain America is mostly known for always doing the right thing, his costume bearing an American flag motif but most of all for his iconic shield. Cap’s shield is almost indestructible as it is made out of vibranium and experimental proto-adamantium alloy absorbs kinetic energy. So, it is probably not a surprise that our favorite Captain America gift is his shield. Also here, Marvel Legends has beaten everybody to it and created a stunning shield. It is made out of hard plastic but it is very durable. It has two adjustable straps and it has a 24-inch diameter. It is a beauty!
- Full-size 24-inch diameter
- Two adjustable straps
- Premium finish
- Includes shield
- Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean with a Damp Cloth
After Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, he became your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. After losing his parents and his uncle Ben, Peter stayed with Aunt May in New York. There are whispers that Spider-Man is the most popular character from Marvel Comics which can be right I believe. Spider-Man was introduced to the world in August 1962 in the comic Amazing Fantasy #15. Spider-Man was so successful that he decided to go solo on March 1963 in The Amazing Spider-Man #1. Already many actors have played Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. I have never been a fan of any of them but that just me of course.
There’s a lot of Spider-Man merchandise out there but at the moment there isn’t really anything that jumps out for me. If I had to choose, I would probably buy a suit but that is not really a gift. Of course, Spider-Man doesn’t really have cool stuff like Iron Man’s Helmet, Captain America’s shield or Thor’s Hammer. Still, we found an actually working Web Shooter. Instead of web, it shoots a magnet and you can knock stuff over. Be sure to check out more Spider-Man gifts here if you need inspiration. You will definitely find something here. Still, if you are a gamer, this Spider-Man Controller Holder is absolutely great to have!
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The X-Men Anime series was my absolute favorite when growing up. Although most people choose Logan aka Wolverine as their favorite character, I really loved Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner). His ability to teleport got me super excited when I was a kid but I actually still don’t really understand why. The X-Men first appeared on September 1963 in The X-Men #1. With the X-Men, the world got to know mutants. Humans who were born with extra abilities like teleportation, instant healing, telepathy,… The X-Men became a worldwide success after the first movie in 2000. Also, I believe the casting here was done brilliantly. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, sorry nobody can top that and Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier just brilliant. Even James McAvoy was a great choice.
Finding a great X-Men present can be very difficult, luckily we already rounded up some amazing products on our dedicated X-Men Gifts page. Your first step in finding the perfect gift is to know the favorite character of the person you are buying it for. Is it Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X or even one of the lesser known characters like Nightcrawler or Beast? For me as a die-hard fan, I can’t even choose between all the ones we listed. I love Wolverine’s Claws, but also the Dark Horse Deluxe statues and of course the stunning Kotobukiya X-Men Action Figure collection.
- 2 pieces Wolverine Stainless Steel SHARP Claws
- Each claw weights around 1 lb. and features 3 claws that is 0.18" in Thickness
- Length of each Claw is 9.45", the width of each claw is 0.83", Overall length of the piece is 10.23"
- Sharp object, Adult use only, not suitable for Children
After being exposed to gamma rays Doctor Bruce Banner turns to a big green monster every time he gets angry. Did you know that Hulk gets more powerful the more he gets angry? Unfortunately, due to his anger, Hulk gets sometimes uncontrollable and goes on rampages which require other superheroes to take him on. Like Iron Man with his incredible Hulkbuster suit. Our big green friend was introduced to the world in May 1962 in the comic The Incredible Hulk #1. When asking Stan Lee how he came up with the character, he said it was a crossover between Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Although the Hulk doesn’t have any gadgets or weapons to help him out, he still has a lot of cool merchandise that you can buy. Be sure to check out our page on the Best Hulk Gifts. Our favorite on this list is the Hulk Gamma Grip Fists. When putting this on, the only thing you can say is Hulk Smash! You might also remember these Hulk Fists from an episode in the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon gets these from Raj. These fists are made out of soft foam and will almost fit anyone.
- Awesome Gamma Grip Fists make you feel like the Hulk
- Grip and grab
- Crushing action
- Includes 2 Gamma Grip fists
6. Black Panther
Black Panther was one of the less popular Marvel Superheroes until the movie came out. It was directly rated as one of the best Marvel superhero movies and I couldn’t agree more. Again the casting, acting, and visuals were absolutely brilliant. A very interesting fact is that T’Challa from aka Black Panther was the first superhero of African descent. In July 1966, the Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four #52. T’Challa is the king and protector of the beautiful and high-tech Wakanda. He got his powers by ancient Wakandan rituals of drinking the essence of the heart-shaped herb.
When the Black Panther movie was released in 2018, the popularity of the character skyrocketed. This was no surprise as the Black Panther is in possession of an incredible suit that helps him catch villains and he also has very cool weapons. But our absolute favorite Black Panther Gift is the Black Panther Electronic Helmet from Marvel Legends. It comes with Vibranium light effects and flip-up/flip-down lenses which are just so much fun. In order to make it work, you still need 3 AAA batteries which are not included.
- Inspired by the Black Panther movie
- Movie-inspired Vibranium light effects
- Flip-up/Flip-down lenses
- Premium roleplay electronic helmet; collector-inspired attention to detail
- Includes: helmet and instructions. X3 1.5V AA alkaline batteries required. Not included
Marvel Quiz Time! Do you know Thor’s last name? No? Give up? It’s Odinson, Thor Odinson. The first appearance of Thor was in the comic Journey into Mystery #83 in August 1962. In the Marvel films, Thor is played by the Australian actor Chris Hemsworth which in my opinion was a good move. He looks like he just walked out of Asgard and is coming to save the world with his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir.
Yes, we know. We look a little bit biased in our choice but we just really like the quality. If you want to give a Thor gift, you should really go for the Mjolnir Electronic Hammer from Marvel Legends. It is a full-scale model and comes with voice-activated light features which reveal the symbol of Odin. This is just too cool!
- 1:1 full scale 19.75-inch premium role play hammer
- Authentically designed wrist strap and pommel
- Voice-activated light features reveal the symbol of Odin
- Premium detailing and finish
- Includes Mjolnir electronic hammer and instructions
8. Doctor Strange
I really like the Doctor Strange (Stephen Vincent Strange) which starred Benedict Cumberbatch. I was already a fan since Sherlock but seeing him as Doctor Strange. That was a match made in heaven. Doctor Strange was introduced in July 1963 in the comic Strange Tales #110.
If you are a fan of Doctor Strange and are looking for a gift, you should really go for the Eye of Agamotto from Toynk Toys. This high-quality replica is made out of metal but it is a must-have for every Dr. Strange fan.
- OFFICIALLY LICENSED: A licensed Marvel product. A Toynk Toys exclusive!
- PREMIUM QUALITY REPLICA: Made from the finest materials, guaranteed to wow you!
- PERFECT SIZE: 1:1 scale prop is based on the actual necklace found in the hit Marvel movie.
- A MUST-HAVE COLLECTIBLE: Put it on display or pair it with your Doctor Strange Halloween costume!
- A COOL GIFT: That is packaged in an attractive Marvel branded box. Great for collectors!
9. Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Guardians Of The Galaxy is probably the weirdest superhero team in the whole comic universe. James Gunn, the director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy probably thought this as well. I found the movie completely different from all other Marvel movies which were a lot more serious. It was quite refreshing and also quite hilarious especially with the funny disco music. Looking at the history of the Guardians, you could actually split it into 3 teams: the 1969 team, the 2008 team, and the New Guard team. Did you know that in the New Guard team, Venom is also part of the Guardians Of The Galaxy?
Our favorite Guardians Of The Galaxy gift is the Star-Lord Electronic Helmet from Marvel Legends. The great thing about this helmet is that you can actually wear it and it comes with 2 LED light-up eyes and electronic sound effects. You don’t want to wear it? No problem! You can also use it as a speaker as it has built-in speakers and music detection with Bluetooth wireless technology. As it is from Marvel Legends, the quality is exceptional and a must-have for every Guardians Of The Galaxy fan.
- 1:1 full-scale premium role play Star-Lord Electronic Helmet from the Marvel Legends Series
- 2 LED light-up eyes and electronic sound effects
- Adjustable to fit most head sizes
- Built-in speakers and music detection with Bluetooth wireless technology
- Premium finish and detailing
Wade Winston Wilson was introduced to the world in 1991. But you probably know him better as Deadpool. So he’s one of the older superheroes but he gained a lot of fans quite quickly because of his special humor. Originally Deadpool was a villain in his first appearances but later he evolved into some kind of anti-hero who just does want he want. Did you ever wonder why Ryan Reynolds was chosen as Deadpool? In the Deadpool & Cable comic book series, Deadpool describes himself as a crossover of Ryan Reynolds and a Shar-Pei. Brilliant move!
It is quite hard to choose one out of our favorite Deadpool gifts as there are so many. But if we have to choose, it would be the party game Deadpool vs The World. It is a game for mature audiences, let’s be clear on that. So don’t buy it as a gift for your son or daughter. In the game, you will find 100 custom cards of Deadpool in very strange and unsightly situations which will make everybody laugh. The person who can describe Deadpool’s compromising situations best wins (a night out with Ryan Reynolds).
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- Hilarious party game for mature audiences
- Players face off against their friends by filling in the blanks on caption cards
- The player who best describes Deadpool's compromising situations wins the game
- Includes 100 custom illustrations of Deadpool in very strange and unsightly situations
- 3+ players | ages 17+ | 30-45 min play time
DC Comics Gifts
Now that we talked about Marvel, we also have to list our favorite DC Comics Gifts. As we already mentioned, Superman is also one of the first superheroes that the world got to know and love. Therefore DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest comic book companies in the world. There were founded on June 25, 1934 as National Allied Publications. In 1946, National Allied Publications merged with Detective Comics and became National Comics Publications. In 1977, they officially adopted DC Comics as the company name. Do you actually know where the name DC stands for? It comes from the company’s popular series Detective Comics. This series featured Batman for the first time which they will never regret.
Batman is the most popular superhero in the world. Probably 99% of the world population as heard of the Dark Knight and his adventures. Batman was created in March 1939 by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. He first appeared in Detective Comics #27. Originally Batman was written as Bat-Man. Batman’s real name is Bruce Wayne. The world sees him as an eccentric millionaire and who can always count on his butler Alfred. Batman went to through a great evolution of time but also his logo got a lot of makeovers. This poster by coolinfographics has a great overview of those.
It is a very tough choice to pick our favorite Batman gift. There’s so much cool merchandise that it can be quite overwhelming. Also, Batman has so many cool gadgets like the Batarang, it just makes the choice only more difficult. But our favorite is still the Batman Dark Knight Mask Statue. The statue is a full-scale model made out of fiberglass. The quality is also exceptional thanks to the creator Noble Collection. Think the cowl is too much, have a look at the Batarangs they are also awesome. This is our favorite DC Comics gift!
- Full size display cowl, measures 18" high, pedestal display included
- Authentic Prop Replica from The Batman movies by The Noble Collection
- Sturdy fiberglass construction
As we already mentioned Superman is one of the oldest superheroes in the comic book world. He came to life on April 18, 1938, in Action Comics #1. Kal-El was sent to the planet earth by his parents as his home planet Krypton was destroyed. Arriving in small via a spaceship, he was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent who raised him as their own and named him Clark Kent. Clark grew up in small and went to work as a journalist with the Daily Planet where he met the love of his life Lois Lane in the city of Metropolis.
Superman is one of those superheroes who always does the right thing no matter what. It is kinda annoying for the other superheroes, just ask Batman. Also, Superman doesn’t really have any gadgets or other stuff that stand. Our favorite Superman gift isn’t his cape but it is this Superman: Glowing Kryptonite and Illustrated Book. It will come in handy if you ever cross path with him and want him to do your bidding. Keep in mind that this is a miniature edition.
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- Light up replica of kryptonite
- 48 page full color mini book
- Officially licensed
13. Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is also one of the older DC Comics superheroes as she was presented on October 1941 in the comic All Star Comics #8. The story of Wonder Woman goes as follows. She was created from clay by her mother Queen Hippolyta and raised as an Amazon where she got superhuman powers as gifts by the Greek gods.
Our favorite Wonder Woman gift is by far this sword and shield from Rubie’s. The quality is exceptional and you really need to have the sword and the shield as they both look absolutely great! These are officially licensed DC Comics costume accessories so you can’t go wrong there!
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- Wonder Woman Movie sword
- Approximately 28 inches long
- Officially licensed DC Comics costume accessory, only items sold and shipped by Amazon can be guaranteed to be authentic
- Costume accessory, not designed for use as a toy
- Complete your look with a Wonder Woman costume, available in sizes for children and adults; Create your own group of superheroes with costumes and accessories for Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Batman, and their friends and foes
The Flash has already been around since January 1940. The Flash is quite different from the other superheroes as several persons has been known as the Flash. We already had Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen. But most people actually know the flash from the Justice League.
This Jay Garrick Silver Helmet is our absolute favorite Flash gift. The helmet is made of hard plastic so no metal. You can use it as part of your Flash cosplay or use it as a collectible as it looks great in any game room or man cave. It is a must have for any Flash fan.
- High degree of reduction
- We also provide the service to make the new props from pictures/design diagram that you provide_ please contact the seller for more detail.
- Mass producted version,Applicable to cosplay shooting.
- General technics
Aquaman has always been viewed as the loser superhero across the whole comic universe. His ability to talk with fish has caused a lot of mockeries. But this quickly changed when Jason Momoa. For those who don’t know Jason Momoa, he played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. Aquaman was first introduced to the world in November 1941 in More Fun Comics #73.
It is quite difficult to choose our favorite Aquaman gift. But our favorite Aquaman is the Maori Toki Pendant which looks great and you can even wear it without people even know that it comes from Aquaman. Unfortunately, it won’t make look as badass a Jas Momoa.
- PREMIUM ARTWORK. This exclusive replica of Maori Greenstone Toki Pendant as worn by Arthur Curry in Aquaman multiverse movie.
- HIGH QUALITY. It's made of synthetic greenstone that measures 2.8 x 1.2 x 0.2 inches. The Aquaman necklace comes with a black rope 24 inch cord with a 3 inch extension piece and lobster clasp.
- COLLECTOR'S PACKAGING. This special edition item comes packaged in an attractive Aquaman branded box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- GREAT GIFT. It's sure to make the perfect Aquaman gift for your friends, family or any fan of Aquaman DC Multiverse.
- OFFICIALLY LICENSED We are official manufacturer of Aquaman merchandise and other movie collectibles.
DC vs. Marvel Comics
Did you know that DC Comics and Marvel joint forces in 1996 from April to May 1996 to create the DC vs Marvel comics? The comics were created by writers Ron Marz & Peter David and with artists Dan Jurgens & Claudio Castellini. There were only 4 issues though but we thought it was still something interesting to tell you and probably want to own as well.
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|Creator||Dan Jurgens; Claudio Castellini|
|Package Dimensions||Height: 20; Length: 1030; Weight: 25; Width: 620|
|Product Type Name||BOOKS_1973_AND_LATER|
|Title||DC Versus Marvel #1 : Round One (DC - Marvel Comics)|