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February 08, 2012

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your own Jedi, Klingon or Timelord

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Click through the gallery for our selection of gifts that are sure to say, “I love you,” whether your sweetheart speaks Dwarvish or Dothraki.

"Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics," $29.99: The creators of Captain America also helped create a softer comics genre: romance comics. In the late ’40s and ’50s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby captivated girls and women with their “Young Romance” tales of star-crossed lovers. This 208-page hardbound volume includes 21 of those stories. (Fantagraphics)

"Game of Thrones: I Made the Eight" T-shirt, $24.99: There are seven kingdoms (plus the Riverlands) in Westeros, the fantasy land in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. If you haven't read enough of the books or seen the HBO adaptation to get the joke, here's a hint: Each "X" on the map is like adding another notch to your bedpost. (HBO Shop)

"Beauty and the Beast: The Complete Series," $55.98: Ron Perlman won a Golden Globe for his performance as the sensitive lion-man Vincent in this classic fairy tale update, which aired from 1987 to 1990. The series also starred Linda Hamilton, and featured the writing and producing talents of George R. R. Martin, now famous for the fantasy book series "A Song of Ice and Fire." Curl up with your own belle or beast and enjoy this Emmy-winning love story all over again. (Paramount / Various online retailers)

"The Lord of the Rings" Evenstar pendant, $69.99 and up: In the films, Arwen gave Aragorn this jeweled pendant as a symbol of her love before they parted ways, and Aragorn wore it throughout his quest before reuniting with his pointy-eared ladylove. This might be the perfect token for a Middle-earth-minded long-distance sweetheart. (Various online retailers, Pierre Vinet / New Line Productions)

"Star Trek" U.S.S. Enterprise bottle opener and Klingon Korkscrew, $24.99 each: This handy bottle opener is a great gift for the Romulan ale-lover in your life. And that Valentine's Day champagne (or Blood Wine) will taste a little sweeter when you open it with this corkscrew, shaped like a Klingon Bird-of-Prey starship. (CBS / Star Trek store)

Starfleet robes, $59.99: Here's what you and your Starfleet sweetie can wear while sipping that V-Day bubbly. Or at the pool. Or after a refreshing sonic shower. These robes display the Delta shield on the chest and rank designation on the sleeves. (CBS / Star Trek store)

Plush heart from I Heart Guts, $20: A fantastic alternative to a teddy bear for a sweetheart who loves science. Or gore. I Heart Guts also sells adorable brains, lungs, kidneys and other plush organs. (I Heart Guts)

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset, $72: Bryan Lee O'Malley's six-volume graphic novel series follows Scott Pilgrim, a slacker who can only be with the girl of his dreams after defeating her seven evil exes. The series, which comes with this sweet poster, is 60% quarter-life angst, 40% rock 'n' roll and 100% awesome. (Oni Press / Amazon)

Boba Fett undies set, $35: This Boba Fett knickers set might be a tiny step up in classiness from a slave Leia costume, and definitely a step closer to the Dark Side. (HerUniverse)

"The Bride of Frankenstein" DVD, $8 and up: If you and your horror-loving honey are thinking about making Feb. 14 a night in, consider including Boris Karloff. This 1935 classic is easily the best Frankenstein film there is. (Universal / Various online retailers)

Tunes for Two: Robot headphone splitter, $12: Share some music with your significant other geek-style with this robot-shaped headphone splitter. Its eyes are headphone jacks! Need ideas for a fitting tune to listen to first? Try Daft Punk's Queen remix "We Will Robot Rock You" or Flight of the Conchords' "Robots." (DCI Gift and various online retailers)

Marvel Women poster, $20.45: Whether you like 'em strange, strong, mysterious or maternal, Marvel has a bevy of strong women, ready to grace your walls and kick your butt. (Zazzle)

Portal Companion Cube fuzzy dice, $29.99: The cake may have been a lie, but the Companion Cubes were true friends. Let your companion know you'll be there to support him or her with this sweet pair of fuzzy dice. (ThinkGeek)

"xkcd: volume 0," $18: "xkcd" is a popular web comic about math, science and romance by young physicist Randall Munroe. This 120-page book features selections from the first 600 comics, sure to make your darling scientist swoon. And a portion of the profits go to help build a school in Laos. (Breadpig and xkcd)

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt, $17.99-$24.99: Wear this shirt alone, and two and a half hearts will be lighted. But get in hugging range of your Zelda-loving, T-shirt-matching significant other, and you'll recharge to five hearts. Awww. (ThinkGeek)

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete Series" DVD box set, $100 and up: There's something for everyone in Joss Whedon's epic tale of the teenage slayer: action, horror, comedy and romance, romance, romance. The heroine's forbidden love with besouled vamp Angel is only one of many entanglements that drive Buffy and her gang of "Scoobies." (Various online retailers /Bravo)

"Doctor Who" necklace, $27.50: She may say she wants the key to your heart, but she really wants the key to your time machine. Give your Valentine the gift of time travel and jewelry with the Eighth Doctor's TARDIS key necklace. (Amazon)

Batman sheet set, $69-$119: Snuggle up with your honey on Valentine's night, knowing you're safe thanks to Gotham's Caped Crusader. (DC Comics/Pottery Barn Kids)

Do you and your Valentine whisper your sweet nothings in Klingon? Are your lovers’ quarrels over the Millennium Falcon vs. Serenity? When you dress up for dates, are you both wearing capes? If so, then the Hero Complex Valentine’s Gift Guide is for you (and your comics-loving cutie). Flip through the image gallery above for a peek at the best geeky Valentine’s Day gift ideas (be sure to click the “CAPTIONS ON” option). Below, you’ll find the same gift suggestions listed with handy links to help you get your shopping done at light speed.

“Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics,” $29.99
The creators of Captain America also helped create a softer comics genre: romance comics. In the late ’40s and ’50s, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby captivated girls and women with their “Young Romance” tales of star-crossed lovers. This 208-page hardbound volume includes 21 of those stories. (Fantagraphics)

“Game of Thrones: I Made the Eight” T-shirt, $24.99
There are seven kingdoms (plus the Riverlands) in Westeros, the fantasy land in George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. If you haven’t read enough of the books or seen the HBO adaptation to get the joke, here’s a hint: Each “X” on the map is like adding another notch to your bedpost. (HBO Shop)

“Beauty and the Beast: The Complete Series,” $55.98
Ron Perlman won a Golden Globe for his performance as the sensitive lion-man Vincent in this classic fairy tale update, which aired from 1987 to 1990. The series also starred Linda Hamilton, and featured the writing and producing talents of George R. R. Martin, now famous for the fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Curl up with your own belle or beast and enjoy this Emmy-winning love story all over again. (Paramount / Various online retailers)

“The Lord of the Rings” Evenstar pendant, $69.99 and up
In the films, Arwen gave Aragorn this jeweled pendant as a symbol of her love before they parted ways, and Aragorn wore it throughout his quest before reuniting with his pointy-eared ladylove. This might be the perfect token for a Middle-earth-minded long-distance sweetheart. (Various online retailers, Pierre Vinet / New Line Productions)

“Star Trek” U.S.S. Enterprise bottle opener and Klingon Korkscrew, $24.99 each
This handy bottle opener is a great gift for the Romulan ale-lover in your life. And that Valentine’s Day champagne (or Blood Wine) will taste a little sweeter when you open it with this corkscrew, shaped like a Klingon Bird-of-Prey starship. (CBS / Star Trek store)

Starfleet robes, $59.99
Here’s what you and your Starfleet sweetie can wear while sipping that V-Day bubbly. Or at the pool. Or after a refreshing sonic shower. These robes display the Delta shield on the chest and rank designation on the sleeves. (CBS / Star Trek store)

Plush heart from I Heart Guts, $20
A fantastic alternative to a teddy bear for a sweetheart who loves science. Or gore. I Heart Guts also sells adorable brains, lungs, kidneys and other plush organs. (I Heart Guts)

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Boxset, $72
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six-volume graphic novel series follows Scott Pilgrim, a slacker who can only be with the girl of his dreams after defeating her seven evil exes. The series, which comes with this sweet poster, is 60% quarter-life angst, 40% rock ‘n’ roll and 100% awesome. (Oni Press / Amazon)

Boba Fett undies set, $35
This Boba Fett knickers set might be a tiny step up in classiness from a slave Leia costume, and definitely a step closer to the Dark Side. (HerUniverse)

“The Bride of Frankenstein” DVD, $8 and up
If you and your horror-loving honey are thinking about making Feb. 14 a night in, consider including Boris Karloff. This 1935 classic is easily the best Frankenstein film there is. (Universal / Various online retailers)

Tunes for Two: Robot headphone splitter, $12
Share some music with your significant other geek-style with this robot-shaped headphone splitter. Its eyes are headphone jacks! Need ideas for a fitting tune to listen to first? Try Daft Punk’s Queen remix “We Will Robot Rock You” or Flight of the Conchords’ “Robots.” (DCI Gift and various online retailers)

Marvel Women poster, $20.45
Whether you like ‘em strange, strong, mysterious or maternal, Marvel has a bevy of strong women, ready to grace your walls and kick your butt. (Zazzle)

Portal Companion Cube fuzzy dice, $29.99
The cake may have been a lie, but the Companion Cubes were true friends. Let your companion know you’ll be there to support him or her with this sweet pair of fuzzy dice. (ThinkGeek)

“xkcd: volume 0,” $18
“xkcd” is a popular web comic about math, science and romance by young physicist Randall Munroe. This 120-page book features selections from the first 600 comics, sure to make your darling scientist swoon. And a portion of the profits go to help build a school in Laos. (Breadpig and xkcd)

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt, $17.99-$24.99
Wear this shirt alone, and two and a half hearts will be lighted. But get in hugging range of your Zelda-loving, T-shirt-matching significant other, and you’ll recharge to five hearts. Awww. (ThinkGeek)

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Series” DVD box set, $100 and up
There’s something for everyone in Joss Whedon’s epic tale of the teenage slayer: action, horror, comedy and romance, romance, romance. The heroine’s forbidden love with besouled vamp Angel is only one of many entanglements that drive Buffy and her gang of “Scoobies.” (Various online retailers /Bravo)

“Doctor Who” necklace, $27.50
She may say she wants the key to your heart, but she really wants the key to your time machine. Give your Valentine the gift of time travel and jewelry with the Eighth Doctor’s TARDIS key necklace. (Amazon)

Batman sheet set, $69-$119
Snuggle up with your honey on Valentine’s night, knowing you’re safe thanks to Gotham’s Caped Crusader. (DC Comics/Pottery Barn Kids)

– Noelene Clark with Geoff Boucher, Emily Rome and Jevon Phillips

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