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It’s that time of year again! School is back, and whether you’re still working and learning at home or are back in class, it’s time to stock up on stationery and other groceries. I’ve picked out some fantastic comic book props you’ll need to survive this semester, so let’s dive into the best trinkets for your money.
Sure, back to school is full of new books to read, but we all know what’s most exciting is the rush for new school supplies. Along with your college days comes the purchase of new dorm giveaways, along with all the pens, pencils, highlighters, and notebooks you’ve had your eye on.
Now, I guess you already have all the bookish masks that your little comic book loving heart desires, so don’t look for any of those around here. Instead, I’ve curated a list of comic book props that are perfect for any graphics reader. Whether you love to read classic comics or cut your teeth on the ’90s goth aesthetic, you’ll find plenty to empty your wallet below.
Keep scrolling for all the comic book props you’ll need to survive this semester, and be sure to take a look at these grim academic gifts while you’re at it.
Comic book props you’ll need to survive this semester
Not only is it Umbrella Academy laptop sleeve ultra-chic, but it also protects your computer thanks to the power of neoprene! $ 30
Hi, Lumberjanes fan! Show your hardcore female status with this social distancing merit badge laptop sticker. $ 5
Represent your school – and your love of Peanuts – with this customizable Snoopy college sweatshirt. It’s not just cool; it’s Joe Cool. 40 $
Earn Older Gothic Street Credit With This Homicide maniac johnny faux leather bag. Just try to keep your cool if someone calls you “unreasonable.” $ 75
Scott Pilgrim vs the world fans can level their dorms with this cool Ramona Flowers Poster, which is available in a wide range of sizes, both framed and unframed. $ 6 and more
Call to all Tintin Fans! When you come to the end of a long study session, you can catch up on some much needed Zs with this book shaped pillow which will ask all your guests where you got it. $ 52
Did someone say Archie Horror? Show your love for Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with that ceramic mug with all the Spellman clan. 16 $
Never lose your place with any of these Saga bookmarks. This must-have accessory comes in four styles: Ghus, Hazel, Upsher & Doff and the ever popular Lying Cat (pictured above). $ 4
If you are a fan of the grainy pulp comics of the 80s and 90s, you will love this James O’Barr inspired phone case accessory The crow. The same Etsy store has nine other designs, including Judge Dredd, Solomon Kane, and a custom option. $ 14 and over
Hilda fans will love this extra cute enamel pin with Twig the fox. It’s just cute and shiny enough to give you a much needed serotonin boost… without hurting your toothache. $ 10
This Finnish family Moomintroll pencil case is perfect for the quirky comic book geek. Show your love for Tove Jansson’s beloved series every time you start taking notes. 13 $
If you don’t live on a dry campus, this Lock & Key– an inspired stemless wine glass is a must. Remember to drink responsibly… and stay away from haunted houses, okay? $ 17
Of course, you’ll want to browse some more back-to-school books after grabbing some of them, and then, maybe, enjoy some school life manga.