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If you and your buddy are in a battle over who can purchase the most ridiculously large book, then you have just won. Beyond that, Paul Levitz’s seminal anthology on one of the greatest comic book labels ever is worth your while anyway. With more than two thousand images, covers, interiors, illustrations, photographs, and film stills, this is the most comprehensive piece of media on DC’s seventy five (and 40,000 issue) history. You will never read it of course–you need a four-pulley system and a yoked pair of oxen to get the cover open–but it’ll look damn fine on your steel-reinforced coffee table.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.