Valentine’s Day gift guide: ‘Star Wars,’ Marvel, ‘Doctor Who’ and more

Feb. 09, 2015 | 11:58 a.m.
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Click through the gallery for a look at our picks for the 2015 Hero Complex Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

harley valentine Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special" No. 1, $4.99. With creative team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti at the helm, Harley Quinn has moved to Coney Island and joined a roller derby team. Now, the deranged anti-hero is taking over DC for February, and in a Valentine's Day special issue, bids on Gotham's most eligible bachelor in a charity auction. Can Bruce Wayne keep his secret as he spends a night with Harley? (DC Entertainment)

startrekcufflinks Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Star Trek" Starfleet Command cufflinks, $60. Keep your darling Trekkie looking dapper with these rhodium-plated silver cufflinks featuring the Starfleet Command emblem. (Cufflink Aficionado)

boundengame Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Bounden" game, $3.99. Developed by Netherlands-based three-person studio Game Oven in conjunction with the Dutch National Ballet, "Bounden" is a mobile game that aims to teach players ballet, or at least inspire them to get closer to one another. Whether you're playing on a first date or with a long-time romantic partner, "Bounden" explores the difficulty and intimacy of being in sync with another human being. (Game Oven Studios)

r2dr bakingcups Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

R2-D2 measuring cup set, $19.99. This little android is built from four measuring cups (1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup) and features detachable utility arms that turn into nested measuring spoons. Because nothing says "I know" like baking together. (ThinkGeek)

silversurfer Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

“Silver Surfer: New Dawn,” $17.99. He’s the universe’s most somber surfer. She’s the polka-dot-sporting co-manager of a bed-and-breakfast. When Norrin Radd meets the abducted-by-aliens Dawn Greenwood in the depths of space, they find that, as series writer Dan Slott put it, “the universe is more fun when you see it with someone.” He and artist Mike Allred show powers cosmic and comic in tales with retro sci-fi visuals, contemporary cool sensibility and laugh-out-loud humor. (Marvel)

ghostbusters rompers Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Ghostbusters rompers, $78. If who you're gonna call is a "Ghostbusters"-obsessed Valentine, consider one of these jumpsuits with one of four nametags -- Zeddemore, Stantz, Spengler or Venkman -- in time for the upcoming gender-bending reboot of ghostly franchise. (WeLoveFine)

meteorprince gn01 3d Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Meteor Prince" manga, $6.99. This lighthearted romantic comedy follows an accident-prone girl dubbed the Queen of Bad Luck and a princely alien who falls out of the sky and into her life. (Viz)

3ds new red Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

New Nintendo 3DS XL, $199.99. If your idea of a great date involves some button mashing, treat your Link or Princess Peach to Nintendo's latest handheld console, which includes new controls, a built-in camera, built-in Amiibo support, Netflix, Hulu and more. And as a bonus, the new 3DS XL comes in a sleek, Valentine's-y red. (Nintendo)

alex ada Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Alex & Ada" Vol. 1 & 2, $12.99 each. From Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn comes sci-fi story about a man who never wanted a realistic android, but found love, or something like it, when Ada arrived unexpectedly in his life. The second trade paperback, out in March, is available for preorder. (Image)

adventuretime robes Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Adventure Time" fleece bathrobe, $44.99. A plush bathrobe inspired by Finn or Jake is an algebraic way to celebrate your best bro or lady-bro. (ThinkGeek)

doctorwho jewelry Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Doctor Who"-inspired jewelry, prices vary. The best love stories transcend time and space, as Rose and the Tenth Doctor could attest. Or Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Or you and your special Time Lord or Time Lady. Celebrate your timeless love with a pair of "the girl who waited" and "the last centurian" cuff bracelets or custom Gallifreyan pendant necklaces. (Kaiel Designs Etsy shop)

lootcrate Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Loot Crate subscription, $19.95 per month. Give your Valentine a gift that keeps on giving with Loot Crate's monthly mystery boxes, filled with geeky goodies. February's theme is "Play!" -- dedicated to tabletop games, video games, RPGs, desk toys and more. This month's box will include an exclusive edition of a popular tabletop game, a vinyl collectible figure from KidRobot and a bestselling story, among other items. (Loot Crate)

the sculptor Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"The Sculptor," $29.99. Acclaimed comics theorist Scott McCloud inks a heartbreaking tale of the meaning of life, the impact of art and the transformative influence of love in gorgeous black, white and blue. The graphic novel tells the story of a young sculptor who is offered a deal from Death -- 200 days to live in exchange for the power to sculpt with his bare hands. But when he struck the bargain to end his life, he didn’t expect to fall in love. (First Second)

imperialhoodie Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Imperial Love hoodie, $40. Even Sith Lords need some snuggles. If your "Star Wars"-loving sweetie pledges allegiance to the Dark Side, this cuddly hoodie featuring the Imperial emblem is the perfect gift. (Her Universe)

naga Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Legend of Korra" Naga plush, $29.99. Crushes come and go, but a polar bear-dog is a friend for life. (Nick.com)

tobeornottobe Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Ryan North's "To Be or Not To Be" game, $11.99. Let your sweetheart Shakespeare geek become Ophelia, Hamlet or Hamlet's dad King Hamlet (with ghost powers) in this game adaptation of North's highly praised choose-your-own-adventure book based on the Bard's classic. (Humble Bundle)

harrypotterpotion Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Harry Potter" love potion pendant, $49.95. As any studious Hogwarts pupil could tell you, there are few potions more dangerous than the powerful love potion Amortentia, which offers a different aroma for each person who smells it. For Hermoine, it's new parchment and freshly cut grass. For Harry, it's treacle tart and broomstick handle. This replica may not possess Amortentia's powers of infatuation, but perhaps this gift will have a similar effect if your beloved is a magical-minded Muggle. (Warner Bros. Shop)

lady sif tee Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Lady Sif T-shirt, $24. She's as tough as Thor and a lot more pretty. Honor your warrior goddess with a comfy T-shirt featuring Lady Sif of Asgard. (ABC Store)

got waxseal Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Game of Thrones" wax seal kit, $12.95. Preorder this wax kit, featuring the Hand of the King seal, to send handwritten love letters to your Westeros-obsessed Valentine. (HBO Store)

tengrand Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

"Ten Grand," Vol. 1 & 2, $12.99 and $14.99. J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith chronicle the tragic tale of Joe Fitzgerald, a mob enforcer devastated after the death of Laura, the woman he loves. Laura is heavenbound, and Joe is not, so when an angelic force offers him the chance to see her again for five minutes at a time, he takes it, even though it means dying and being brought back to life again and again. And again. (Image)

cap watch Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Captain America stealth shield watch, $149.99. More subtle than Cap's usual red, white and blue, this black-and-white watch, constructed of solid stainless steel, is the perfect present for the Marvel fan who's the captain of your heart. (ThinkGeek)

harleyquinn hottopic Valentines Day gift guide: Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who and more

Harley Quinn tank or cardigan, $24.50 or $44.50. From Hot Topic's Harleen collection come some playful red-and-black apparel options for the troublemaking comics cutie in your life. The knit cardigan sports an embroidered patch, and the tank features a diamond-style mesh back. (Hot Topic)

Was your meet-cute at Comic-Con? Do your date nights involve dice or game controllers? Do your love notes feature panels and word bubbles? If so, Hero Complex’s annual Valentine’s Day gift guide is for you and your geeky sweetheart.

Whether your lover would rather command the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise or ride rogue in the Millennium Falcon, fight with the Avengers or the Justice League, capture ghosts or cast spells, we’ve got you covered for your last-minute gifts.

Click through the gallery above for a quick look at our Valentine’s Day selections, or check out the list below, organized by price.

Under $25

“Bounden” game, $3.99. Developed by Netherlands-based three-person studio Game Oven in conjunction with the Dutch National Ballet, “Bounden” is a mobile game that aims to teach players ballet, or at least inspire them to get closer to one another. Whether you’re playing on a first date or with a long-time romantic partner, “Bounden” explores the difficulty and intimacy of being in sync with another human being. (Game Oven Studios)

“Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special” No. 1, $4.99. With creative team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti at the helm, Harley Quinn has moved to Coney Island and joined a roller derby team. Now, the deranged anti-hero is taking over DC for February, and in a Valentine’s Day special issue, bids on Gotham’s most eligible bachelor in a charity auction. Can Bruce Wayne keep his secret as he spends a night with Harley? (DC Entertainment)

“Meteor Prince” manga, $6.99. This lighthearted romantic comedy follows an accident-prone girl dubbed the Queen of Bad Luck and a princely alien who falls out of the sky and into her life. (Viz)

Ryan North’s “To Be or Not To Be” game, $11.99. Let your sweetheart Shakespeare geek become Ophelia, Hamlet or Hamlet’s dad King Hamlet (with ghost powers) in this game adaptation of North’s highly praised choose-your-own-adventure book based on the Bard’s classic. (Humble Bundle)

“Game of Thrones” wax seal kit, $12.95. Preorder this wax kit, featuring the Hand of the King seal, to send handwritten love letters to your Westeros-obsessed Valentine. (HBO Store)

“Alex & Ada” Vol. 1 & 2, $12.99 each. From Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn comes sci-fi story about a man who never wanted a realistic android, but found love, or something like it, when Ada arrived unexpectedly in his life. The second trade paperback, out in March, is available for preorder. (Image)

“Ten Grand,” Vol. 1 & 2, $12.99 and $14.99. J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith chronicle the tragic tale of Joe Fitzgerald, a mob enforcer devastated after the death of Laura, the woman he loves. Laura is heavenbound, and Joe is not, so when an angelic force offers him the chance to see her again for five minutes at a time, he takes it, even though it means dying and being brought back to life again and again. And again. (Image)

“Silver Surfer: New Dawn,” $17.99. He’s the universe’s most somber surfer. She’s the polka-dot-sporting co-manager of a bed-and-breakfast. When Norrin Radd meets the abducted-by-aliens Dawn Greenwood in the depths of space, they find that, as series writer Dan Slott put it, “the universe is more fun when you see it with someone.” He and artist Mike Allred show powers cosmic and comic in tales with retro sci-fi visuals, contemporary cool sensibility and laugh-out-loud humor. (Marvel)

“Silver Surfer: New Dawn,” $17.99. (Marvel)

“Silver Surfer: New Dawn,” $17.99. He’s the universe’s most somber surfer. She’s the polka-dot-sporting co-manager of a bed-and-breakfast. When Norrin Radd meets the abducted-by-aliens Dawn Greenwood in the depths of space, they find that, as series writer Dan Slott put it, “the universe is more fun when you see it with someone.” He and artist Mike Allred show powers cosmic and comic in tales with retro sci-fi visuals, contemporary cool sensibility and laugh-out-loud humor. (Marvel)

Loot Crate subscription, $19.95 per month. Give your Valentine a gift that keeps on giving with Loot Crate’s monthly mystery boxes, filled with geeky goodies. February’s theme is “Play!” — dedicated to tabletop games, video games, RPGs, desk toys and more. This month’s box will include an exclusive edition of a popular tabletop game, a vinyl collectible figure from KidRobot and a bestselling story, among other items. (Loot Crate)

R2-D2 measuring cup set, $19.99. This little android is built from four measuring cups (1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup) and features detachable utility arms that turn into nested measuring spoons.  Because nothing says “I know” like baking together. (ThinkGeek)

Lady Sif T-shirt, $24. She’s as tough as Thor and a lot more pretty. Honor your warrior goddess with a comfy T-shirt featuring Lady Sif of Asgard. (ABC Store)

Harley Quinn tank or cardigan, $24.50 or $44.50. From Hot Topic’s Harleen collection come some playful red-and-black apparel options for the troublemaking comics cutie in your life. The knit cardigan sports an embroidered patch, and the tank features a diamond-style mesh back. (Hot Topic)

“Doctor Who”-inspired jewelry, prices vary. The best love stories transcend time and space, as Rose and the Tenth Doctor could attest. Or Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Or you and your special Time Lord or Time Lady. Celebrate your timeless love with a pair of “the girl who waited” and “the last centurian” cuff bracelets or custom Gallifreyan pendant necklaces. (Kaiel Designs Etsy shop)

Under $50

“Legend of Korra” Naga plush, $29.99. Crushes come and go, but a polar bear-dog is a friend for life. (Nick.com)

The cover for "The Sculptor" by Scott McCloud. (First Second)

“The Sculptor” by Scott McCloud. (First Second)

“The Sculptor,” $29.99. Acclaimed comics theorist Scott McCloud inks a heartbreaking tale of the meaning of life, the impact of art and the transformative influence of love in gorgeous black, white and blue. The graphic novel tells the story of a young sculptor who is offered a deal from Death — 200 days to live in exchange for the power to sculpt with his bare hands. But when he struck the bargain to end his life, he didn’t expect to fall in love. (First Second)

Imperial Love hoodie, $40. Even Sith Lords need some snuggles. If your “Star Wars”-loving sweetie pledges allegiance to the Dark Side, this cuddly hoodie featuring the Imperial emblem is the perfect gift. (Her Universe)

“Adventure Time” fleece bathrobe, $44.99. A plush bathrobe inspired by Finn or Jake is an algebraic way to celebrate your best bro or lady-bro. (ThinkGeek)

“Harry Potter” love potion pendant, $49.95. As any studious Hogwarts pupil could tell you, there are few potions more dangerous than the powerful love potion Amortentia, which offers a different aroma for each person who smells it. For Hermoine, it’s new parchment and freshly cut grass. For Harry, it’s treacle tart and broomstick handle. This replica may not possess Amortentia’s powers of infatuation, but perhaps this gift will have a similar effect if your beloved is a magical-minded Muggle. (Warner Bros. Shop)

Under $100

 "Star Trek" Starfleet Command cufflinks, $60. Keep your darling Trekkie looking dapper with these rhodium-plated silver cufflinks featuring the Starfleet Command emblem. (Cufflink Aficionado)


“Star Trek” Starfleet Command cufflinks, $60. (Cufflink Aficionado)

“Star Trek” Starfleet Command cufflinks, $60. Keep your darling Trekkie looking dapper with these rhodium-plated silver cufflinks featuring the Starfleet Command emblem. (Cufflink Aficionado)

Ghostbusters rompers, $78. If who you’re gonna call is a “Ghostbusters”-obsessed Valentine, consider one of these jumpsuits with one of four nametags — Zeddemore, Stantz, Spengler or Venkman — in time for the upcoming gender-bending reboot of ghostly franchise. (WeLoveFine)

$100 and up

Captain America stealth shield watch, $149.99. More subtle than Cap’s usual red, white and blue, this black-and-white watch, constructed of solid stainless steel, is the perfect present for the Marvel fan who’s the captain of your heart. (ThinkGeek)

New Nintendo 3DS XL, $199.99. If your idea of a great date involves some button mashing, treat your Link or Princess Peach to Nintendo’s latest handheld console, which includes new controls, a built-in camera, built-in Amiibo support, Netflix, Hulu and more. And as a bonus, the new 3DS XL comes in a sleek, Valentine’s-y red. (Nintendo)

— Tracy Brown, Noelene Clark, Blake Hennon and Todd Martens | @LATHeroComplex

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