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Are you looking for great books or other gifts for Marvel fans? Our guide brings together some of the best Marvel gifts for kids. We’ve included plenty of cool Marvel gifts for adults too.

Marvel’s ensemble of heroes and villains can appeal across all age ranges, from toddlers to grandparents. Kids love heroes and can enjoy reading children’s versions of their iconic stories. This appreciation can begin many years before they are old enough to see the heroes on screen.

And don’t forget older fans who have loved some of these characters for decades. From classic comic books and collectables to handmade original creations, there’s a lot of cool Marvel stuff out there to discover.

In this Marvel gift guide we will be looking at many superhero gifts for Marvel lovers. These include fun toys, games and collectables. They make for incredibly cool gifts for Marvel fans. We will also showcase some unique handmade gifts made with Marvel fans in mind.

This gift guide to the best gifts for Marvel fans 2020 has book choices too. I will be sharing Marvel books including graphic novels that make great gifts. There are books made with children’s reading stages taken into account. And there are plenty of books for grown-ups too.

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A quick look at our Marvel book and gift ideas

Whether you are looking for birthday gifts for Marvel fans or Christmas gifts for Marvel fans, there is a lot of great Marvel merch here. One of the challenges of finding gifts for a Marvel fan is there is so much choice. We highlight the best presents for Marvel fans.

This should help you narrow it down and find the ultimate Marvel gifts! Check out our quick overview in the table below and scroll down to find full details of each item below.

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Bookish gifts and accessories for Marvel fans

Bookends with Captain America & Iron Man


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Captain America themed Journal


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Avengers magnetic bookmarks


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Thor's Hammer Mjölnir bookmark


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Marvel clothes for babies and children

Captain Marvel "Busy Saving the World" t-shirt


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Captain Adorable Baby Grow


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Black Panther baby set


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Groot Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 t-shirt


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Scarlet Witch t-shirt


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Marvel clothes for women and men

Thor scoop neck retro t-shirt


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Marvel Heroes Kawaii t-shirt


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Marvel Periodic Table t-shirt


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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D PJs for women


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Spiderman PJ's for men


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Marvel Toys and Games

Ms Marvel Legends figure


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Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Funko figure


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Avengers: Endgame Black Widow Funko figure


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Spider-Man Far From Home Lego set


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Captain Marvel Skrull attack Lego set


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Marvel Universe Top Trumps


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Marvel Avengers Monopoly


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Marvel gifts for the home

Captain America's shield chopping board


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Jessica Jones print


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Retro Marvel duvet cover


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Set of hero wall decals


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Personalised Marvel gifts

Personalised Spiderman USB mixtape


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Personalised Black Panther Christmas decoration


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Collectable Marvel gifts

Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art


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Captain America replica shield


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Shuri statue


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Hulk Avengers: Endgame statue


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Spider-Man carries the Nano gauntlet in Avengers: Endgame Funko figure


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Marvel books to give as gifts

Marvel Encylopedia: New Edition with an introduction by Stan Lee


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Obsessed with Marvel by Peter Sanderson and Mark Sumerak


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Civil War by Stuart Moore



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The Road to Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War - The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Vol. 2 by Eleni Roussos


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Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook: It's All Connected by Mike O'Sullivan


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The Secret History Of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman's Empire by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo


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Marvel graphic novel highlights

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates


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Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas


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Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson


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Avengers Epic Collection: The Avengers/Defenders War by Steve Engelhart


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Marvel colouring books

Color Your Own Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko


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Color Your Own Deadpool, Again!


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Marvel books for kids

DK's Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know


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5-minute Marvel Stories by Brandon T. Snider


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Avengers: Age of Ultron - Hulk to the Rescue


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Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy Art Studio


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Books and gifts for Marvel fans

Bookish Marvel accessories

Captain America & Iron Man Bookends 

Are you looking for Avengers gifts for fans who love the heroic team? How about these intricate Marvel bookends? The two parts are made from steel and feature non-slip padding. The bookends will keep books firmly in place and protected between two of the greatest heroes! If you are looking for bookish Captain America or Iron Man gifts look no further.

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Captain America Journal

Take note of this perfect notebook for Captain America fans. The journal is great for fans of all ages to note their plans to save the day! It features a unique cover design with a metal shield emblem. It also has images of different Captain America shields on the inside cover.

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Avengers magnetic bookmarks

Let these Marvel heroes help kids to never lose their place in a book again! These magnetic bookmarks are a great gift for children.

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Thor’s Hammer Mjölnir bookmark

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You can find also find a lot of unique Marvel gifts that are handmade. This exquisite bookmark is inspired by Thor’s Hammer – Mjölnir. What could be a better gift for fans of Marvel and of reading?

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Marvel clothes for children and babies

What do fans do when we settle down and have kids? Well, of course, we dress up our kids in the coolest fandom gear…

Captain Marvel t-shirt

When I was a child I liked to wear scruffy jeans and The Incredible Hulk t-shirts. If I was a child now I could still get an Incredible Hulk t-shirt. But I’d probably go for this awesome Captain Marvel top!

This cool t-shirt is available in sizes for 4-12-year-olds.

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Captain Adorable Baby Grow

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Don’t get me started on how adorable this Captain America inspired Baby Grow is.

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Black Panther baby set

Check out this cute Black Panther onesie, hat and pants set. It is available in baby sizes up to 24 months.

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Groot Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 t-shirt

Kids who love Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy will be dancing with joy to wear this t-shirt. It features young Groot from the second Guardians movie.

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Scarlet Witch profile t-shirt

Young fans who appreciated the role Scarlet Witch has played in the Avengers movies will love this t-shirt. The style is great for teenagers. It’s available in youth sizes as well as women’s and men’s.

These Marvel character t-shirts show an action image imposed on the heroes profile. They are available for many other characters too. Options from the officially licensed series of t-shirts include Ant-Man, The Wasp, Drax, Gamora and Black Widow.

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Marvel gifts for women and men – clothes

And here are some awesome Marvel clothes for the grown-ups. These are great whether you are looking for Marvel gifts for him or her. There are lots of fantastic official Marvel t-shirts to choose from!

Retro Thor t-shirt

I love this women’s scoop neck top. It features a fantastic Thor design and has a great retro look.

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Marvel Heroes Kawaii t-shirt

This Kawaii t-shirt is perfect for fans who can’t pick their favourite Marvel hero or Avenger. It features twelve of them! It comes in men, women and children’s sizes and fits. Various colours are available.

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Marvel Periodic Table t-shirt

This awesomely nerdy t-shirt is a periodic table of Marvel characters, including heroes and villains. Definitely a good choice for fans of both science and fiction!

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D PJs for women

Fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will love these cool pyjamas for women. This is a great option for Marvel gifts for girlfriends, wives, sisters, mothers and friends.

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Spiderman PJ’s for men

These officially licensed Spiderman pyjamas are perfect to keep Spidey fans warm. They make great Marvel gifts for boyfriends.

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Marvel games and toys

Ms Marvel Legends figure

Looking for Marvel children’s action figure toys? There is a great range, including this Ms Marvel Marvel Legends set. The six-inches articulated figure of Kamala Khan shows her incredible abilities.

It is part of a series of six Marvel Legends figures from Hasbro. Collecting them all will build the Sandman figure. This could be a great option for Marvel gifts for girls. The representation of female heroes in Marvel comics is great for the many girls who love superheroes.

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Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Funko figure

Marvel Pop Vinyl figures make a great gift for fans of figures and Marvel. This Funko figure of Tony Stark shows Iron Man getting ready to sort things out in Avengers: Endgame. A special edition of this figure including 3 limited edition trading cards is also available.

Marvel Pop figures are popular with children. They are also great Marvel gifts for men and women who are young at heart. There is an awesome range of figures from Avengers: Endgame. The figures give a sense of how much the team had evolved through their story arcs that culminated in the incredible movie.

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Avengers: Endgame Black Widow Funko figure

There were many sad farewells in Avengers: Endgame. Black Widow has always been one of my favourite Avengers. It was particularly hard to let her go. This fine Funko figure pays tribute to Natasha Romanoff.

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You can find more great Pop figures in my guide to bookish Funko figures here.

Spider-Man Far From Home Lego set

Marvel Lego sets are great presents for older children. This set is for age 7+.

This Spider-Man: Far From Home set includes four mini-figures. You get Mysterio, Peter with his Spidey suit under everyday clothes, MJ and Hydro-Man. The set re-creates the movie scene when Hydro-Man attacks Venice and disrupts Peter and his class-mates school trip.

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Captain Marvel Skrull attack Lego set

This Lego Marvel Captain Marvel set recreates a scene from the Captain Marvel movie. When Carol Danvers clashes with the Skrull chaos ensues. The set features Captain Marvel, Talos and Nick Fury mini-figures. But the highlight for me is to get the Goose Cat/Flerken mini-figure!

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Marvel Universe Top Trumps

We’ve often found that playing Top Trumps card games can be a great way to pass the time on train journeys. It’s a fun game for children and adults to play together. This Marvel Top Trumps set allows fans to play different heroes and villains against each other and compare their stats.

Check out the Marvel Universe Top Trumps or the retro Marvel Top Trumps

Marvel Avengers Monopoly

If you love the traditional empire building game and love the Avengers you will love this Monopoly game with a twist. Unlike the traditional game of buying property, players pay to assemble their hero team to defeat Thanos.

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Homely gift ideas for Marvel fans

There are some inspiring Marvel gifts for the home including useful kitchen items, art and cosy bedding.

Captain America’s shield chopping board

This awesome Captain America shield cutting board is beautiful, nerdy and useful. A great combination! The board is stain and odour resistant and has non-slip feet. This is a truly original option for grown-ups who love Cap.

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Jessica Jones print

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One of the perfect Marvel gifts for her includes empowering and decorative posters of amazing Marvel heroines. How about this original and classy print to decorate the walls of a Jessica Jones fan’s home?

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Retro Marvel duvet cover

A Marvel duvet cover is a great gift for a child for their bedroom. This retro set is cool and cosy too!

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Hero wall decals

Decorate rooms with these classy peel and stick wall decals. Each logo in the four-piece set represents one of the great Marvel heroes. They illustrate the values of Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk with distinctive designs and inspiring words.

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Personalised Marvel gifts

Personalised Spiderman USB mixtape

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This Spiderman USB stick with a real cassette tape is a fantastic unique gift. It is especially nostalgic for those who remember the days of making mixtapes for loved ones!

Each tape can be personalised with a choice of designs and messages. It could make a perfect gift for a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. Give it to anyone you want to share personal songs, messages or images with!

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Personalised Black Panther Christmas decoration

If you are looking for Marvel Christmas presents, this handmade Black Panther decoration can be personalised with a name. It is cut from birch wood and is a unique addition to any Christmas tree.

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Collectable gifts for Marvel comic fans

Serious Marvel fans may be interested in gathering Marvel collection books which compile comic runs. Marvel comics gifts for adults and young adults include the Marvel Firsts series. You can also find runs by specific authors like John Byrne.

Marvel Pocket Books are also a unique part of the Marvel contribution to comic book history. Check out some for fans to consider collecting here.

Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art

Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art from DK would make a great gift for fans. They can research Marvel comic book covers when deciding on their collection priorities.

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Captain America replica shield

What are the best Marvel gifts for Dads who have everything? Collectable statues and prop replicas are great for anyone who can’t get enough of Marvel comic book characters.

The Captain America shield is the ultimate Marvel fans collector’s item. This is a full-scale replica of the mighty shield. It has two straps so you can weild it just like the real thing. Other great props include the Infinity Gauntlet.

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Shuri statue

This statue of Shuri from Black Panther and the recent Avengers movies is exquisite. It captures the likeness of the fierce genius as performed by Letitia Wright perfectly.

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Hulk Avengers: Endgame statue

Bruce Banner may have found a balance between himself and the big green guy in Avengers: Endgame. But he still needed to work through some anger against Thanos. This intricate figure is the perfect gift for fans of Hulk’s character development.

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Spider-Man Avengers: Endgame Funko

Funko Pop Marvel figures are also highly collectable. Here’s an extra special Spider-Man figure showing Spidey carrying the Nano gauntlet that holds the infinity stones. The desperate bid to keep the stones from Thanos was a breathtaking scene in the movie. This special figure is due for release in January 2020 and would be a fine addition to any fans collection.

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Marvel book ideas

Marvel is currently very well known for its hit movies. But Marvel’s amazing world of heroes, villains and even Norse mythology originally came from the printed word.

I often write about how important it is to encourage reading for fun. One of the wonderful aspects of fandom is it can inspire reading. Enthusiasm for heroes can lead to kids picking up comic books, novels and encyclopedias. There are so many exciting reads for both adults and kids in the Marvel universe.

Marvel Encylopedia: New Edition with an introduction by Stan Lee

A great place to start is with the new Marvel Encylopedia released in 2019. This edition is full of facts about all of our favourite heroes. The late great Stan Lee has introduced the compendium.

This is the ultimate of Marvel character books for fans to use as a reference. It is a resource to find out about any hero, villain, technology or location of the Marvel universe.

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Obsessed with Marvel by Peter Sanderson and Mark Sumerak

Do you have a friend or family member who knows everything there is to know about Marvel comics? Obsessed with Marvel by Peter Sanderson and Mark Sumerak provides the ultimate chance to test their knowledge. This 2017 bumper Marvel superheroes book has 2,500 trivia questions for the ultimate fan.

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Civil War by Stuart Moore

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This novel would make the perfect gift for a fan of the Marvel universe who wants to read deeper.

In Civil War by Stuart Moore, a tragedy results in a crisis of trust of heroes. The authorities order superheroes to register their powers. Captain America, Iron Man and other heroes are in conflict with each other in this Marvel Civil War book.

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The Road to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War by Eleni Roussos

Fans who want to find out how the Marvel movies are made will love this book.

The Road to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Vol. 2 by Eleni Roussos is a beautiful book. It explores the design and evolution of Marvel characters from comic book to screen.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook: It’s All Connected by Mike O’Sullivan

This is a great gift for fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter. The Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook: It’s All Connected by Mike O’Sullivan celebrates the two TV shows.

The updated 2018 guidebook joins the dots between the S.S.R and S.H.I.E.L.D. It shows how their agents fit into the bigger picture in this wide-ranging Marvel Universe book.

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The Secret History of Marvel Comics by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo

The history of Marvel comics will be of interest to dedicated fans. The Secret History Of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman’s Empire by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo is a great Marvel comics history book.

It tells of how artists created characters like Captain America alongside less wholesome pulp fiction titles in the 1930s.

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Marvel graphic novel highlights

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The stunning Black Panther film will have inspired fans to find out more about the hero. The 2016 series of Black Panther graphic novels is a great read about T’Challa.

Bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrator Brian Stelfreeze wrote Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. It tackles issues of identity and nationalism and has received high praise.

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Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas


With the release of the Captain Marvel Marvel movie in 2019, fans may want to brush up on this hero’s backstory. They may appreciate a gift of Captain Marvel comic books. A good starting point would be the recent 2016 comic run.

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight was written by Agent Carter showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. It was illustrated by Kris Anka.

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In the 1970s Marvel comics Carol Danvers was known as Ms Marvel.  Check out early Ms Marvel Marvel comics here.

Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

However, don’t get Carol mixed up with Kamala! There are also new Ms Marvel comics featuring a new Ms Marvel. Kamala Khan is a teenager and a Muslim.

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Avengers Epic Collection: The Avengers/Defenders War by Steve Engelhart

Fans may want to get back to the roots of the heroes we are seeing so much of on-screen today. They can add to their Marvel comic book collection with this 2018 reprint of Avengers Marvel comics from 1973.

Avengers Epic Collection: The Avengers/Defenders War is by Steve Engelhart, Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin. It features stories with the Avengers, the Defenders, Loki and other Marvel stars.

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Marvel colouring book highlights

Color Your Own Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko

The series of Colour Your Own comic books from Marvel are good gifts for Marvel fans who want activity books. They are suitable for adults and older children. Fans can become the comic book colourist for the artwork featured.

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Color Your Own Deadpool, Again!

And if you are looking for Marvel colouring books for adults, fans of Deadpool will love Colour Your Own: Deadpool: Again. This one is definitely not for the kids!

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Marvel books for kids

DK’s Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know

DK’s Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know is a resource about Marvel characters and storylines. It’s great for children aged 8 and up. My son has really enjoyed researching Marvel comics history in the book.

The short snippets of texts along with lots of exciting illustrations make this a great option for reluctant readers. This is an updated edition for 2019.

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5-minute Marvel Stories by Brandon T. Snider

This collection of 5-Minute Marvel Stories featuring Marvel characters is great to read out loud to young hero fans. It is also good for young readers who are starting to read independently. These are updated editions of the books which include well-known characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Each story takes around five minutes to read and has short sentences and bright illustrations. This and other titles in the series make great presents for 3-6-year-olds.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulk to the Rescue


This series of Marvel Avengers books by LB Kids is pitched to specific reading levels. It’s really encouraging for children’s reading to let them choose books all about their own interests and favourite characters.

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulk to the Rescue from this range of Marvel storybooks is perfect to read aloud to young children.

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Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy Art Studio

For older kids who love Groot and other Guardians of the Galaxy characters, Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy Art Studio is great. It is an opportunity to get creative and learn how to draw the Guardians themselves!

The 2018 set includes detailed instructions plus the tools for the job. The set comes with paints, brushes, palette, pencils and a fine marker pen. The kit is suitable for children aged 8 and above.

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I hope this guide has provided you with lots of fun Marvel gift ideas. Who are your favourite Marvel characters? Let us know in the comments below.

For more gift ideas for Marvel fans check out our guide to Marvel LEGO sets. And if you are are a fan of graphic novels and comics check out our guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel comics.

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Angela Stapleford

Angela is the kind of parent who wants to discuss the latest hero movie or middle-grade book series on the school run. She grew up on the Lord of the Rings books and has a background in education & publishing. She believes all children & young people can enjoy wonderful story-telling and loves sharing ideas with others.

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Sheree

Oh, this is awesome! I’m not a Marvel fan at all (not casting any aspersions on it, of course, it’s just not up my alley), and I’d really struggle to think of Marvel-ly gifts for those I know. This is perfect! Thank you so much 😀

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    Angela Stapleford

    Ah great, glad you like it and I hope it comes in useful! Confession – I haven’t always been a Marvel fan! But over the last ten years or so I have become much more enthused. I particularly love the Jessica Jones and Luke Cage series on Netflix, they are incredibly good, (though definitely not the family-friendliest branch of Marvel!) In a roundabout way, it was my 20-year long fandom of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that eventually got me into Marvel. But that’s a long story!

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