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23 amazing gifts your superhero sidekicks will love this holiday season

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Dec 3, 2013, 3:19 PM EST

If you're having trouble with your holiday shopping this year, you can take comfort in this fact: everyone loves superheroes.

OK, well, maybe not everyone, but if you're reading this there's a good chance you roll with the kind of crowd that's into caped crusaders, men of steel and children of the atom. From comics to movies to video games and everything in between, superheroes are, in many ways, bigger than they ever were, and that means there's a plethora of tie-in merchandise to search through when choosing that perfect gift for someone who's really into those tights-wearing, high-flying, day-saving creatures we call superheroes.

So, for the latest in our ongoing series of holiday gift guides, we assembled nearly two dozen cool superhero gifts for fans of Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Hawkeye, Hellboy, the X-Men and more, including everything from t-shirts to action figures to pillows. Check out our selections below and see if they spark a little inspiration for your holiday gift-giving.

And be sure to check out the rest of our 2013 holiday gift guides:

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