Father’s Day Gift Guide–Bookworm Edition

These dads are pretty cool! Images Courtesy of 501st Legion Troopers
These dads are pretty cool! Images Courtesy of (top left to bottom right) Scott Will, Savanna Kiefer, Gary Collins, and Bryan Sithari.

Welcome to the Father’s Day Gift Guide for bookworm dads. Here you will find our favorite books for our dads. We hope you will consider them for yours.

Avengers vs. X-Men Companion: For the Marvel dad, check out the Avengers vs. X-Men Companion. This hardbound, limited edition combines all the tie-ins to the Avengers vs. X-Men event. Complete with a digital copy, this is a must have for any Marvel dad. $58.00

Grimm Fairy Tale Omnibus: The Grimm Fairy Tale Omnibus collects the first 50 issues of Zenescope’s acclaimed Grimm Fairy Tales series. Coming in at 8 lbs, this is a heavy but enjoyable comic book for any dad. $40.00

Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero: The ultimate history book for Superman fans is here and just recently released in a softcover format. $13.00 and up

For the Star Wars dad, check out Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1–Broken: Broken v. 1, Heirs of the force: Young Jedi Knights #1 and Heir to the Empire: Star Wars (The Thrawn Trilogy): Star Wars, Volume I all come highly recommended by 501st Legion troopers and fans alike. Various prices

Saga Vol. 1 and Vol. 2: Saga is one of the hottest comic books currently on comic book shelves. Help dad get caught up in the story by picking him up Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 from the bookstore. $10.00 and up

DC Comics Trades: For the DC Comics Dad, Animal Man and Swamp Thing both come highly recommended. I’ve read the first few issues of Swamp Thing and Scott Snyder (Batman) has me hooked! $15.00 and up

Superman: Birthright: It’s rumored that The Man of Steel was partially based off of Superman: Birthright. What better way to prepare dad for the movie than to pick it up for him? I’ve read this title myself and absolutely loved it! $16.00

Backyard Ballistics: This title, by William Gurstelle, is revised with new and expanded projects to make using inexpensive household or hardware store materials. Match-powered rockets, dry cleaning bag balloon, tennis ball mortar, and more for a total of 16 ballistic devices. $20.00

Handy Dad: This title, by Todd Davis, has instructions for 25 projects, some that take only five minutes and others that will take a weekend. We’re talking zip lines, rope swing, climbing wall, stunt dummy, bike ramp, and all sorts of great ideas. $20.00

Craft Cocktails at Home: This book, by Kevin K. Liu, assembles innovative ideas from taste scientists, engineers, and top bartenders. Lean how to make delicious, one-of-a-kind cocktails. $9.00

Cooking for Geeks: This cookbook, by Jeff Potter, has the why and how behind everything culinary. With nearly 400 pages, this science-as-cookbook is jammed with excellent obscurities and useful tips. $22.00

Great Maps of the Civil War: For the Civil War history buff, this is a fun read that is educational for the whole family. $28.00

Lectures on the Theory of Games: For the gamer dad, check this book out and dad will learn about the “modern mathematical discipline known as the Theory of Games.” Sounds fun, right? $28.00

Survival Wisdom & Know How: For the outdoors-man, check out Survival Wisdom and Know How to make sure they know what they’re doing while out exploring mother nature. $15.00

Need more ideas for Father’s Day? Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for more geeky gift ideas!

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Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.