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The Villainous Lair’s Best Comics of 2013

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The Villainous Lair’s Best Comics of 2013

Happy New Years Comic Fans,

This year  has been an amazing year for comics. On behalf of the Villainous Lair we bring to you in no particular order the ten “best”  titles of 2013. These spectacular titles run the gamut from main stream Marvel and DC superhero staples to newer independent titles brought to us by many up and comers as well. Many of these titles should come as no surprise because of the writers and artists involved in them for example, who hasn’t heard of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead ? But for us, every one of these titles has been nothing short of amazing for the stories they have told. This year has brought a few surprises as well, Terry Moore who is known for his highly acclaimed Strangers in Paradise has taken an amazing and dark turn into the supernatural with his newest  offering Rachel Rising. Image comics has had hit after hit this year and Brian K Vaughn’s Saga is no exception.

The following titles will prove to be both interesting and compelling reads. I am filled with awe and reverence for this wonderful hobby called comic collecting. I also look forward to the coming year of ground breaking titles. Whether you are a casual reader or a dyed in the wool comic aficionado you will find something fun and interesting to read on this list. As of this posting Stan the Man Lee has celebrated his 91’st birthday and I wish him so many more for helping to bring all of our favorite comic characters to life and into the main stream. Excelsior Stan, Excelsior!

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Elizabeth’s Top Five Books of 2013

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Elizabeth’s Top Five Books of 2013

When I look at all the science-fiction/fantasy books published in 2013, I tend to shake my fist at the bookshelves: there’s not enough hours in the day! I want to read all the books! I barely scratched the surface!

Out of all the books I did read that were published in 2013, the following five stood out in my mind as the best.

(If you’re wondering why your favorite’s not on the list, it’s most likely because I didn’t get a chance to read it. It’s also possible that I read it and didn’t like it, but that doesn’t sound nearly so nice. We’ll go with the first explanation.)

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Movie Issues: Top Movies of 2013

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Movie Issues: Top Movies of 2013

Earlier this year it could have been said that the movies of 2013 weren’t great, but after going back and relooking over the films that did come out, it turns out 2013 wasn’t full of terrible films. There were a couple here and there, but overall not terrible movies, just a year full of disappointments more so. A lot of the huge blockbusters failed to deliver on what the filmmakers promised or what the trailers looked like they’d give us. For example: Man of Steel. Not a terrible movie for some, but just ok overall. It had all the right pieces to the puzzle, but for some reason some of those pieces didn’t fit. It’s nothing compared to the bomb that The Lone Ranger was, but just a year full of ups and downs really.

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J.Bear’s Top 10 Video Games of 2013

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J.Bear’s Top 10 Video Games of 2013

The end of the year is finally upon us. It feels like just yesterday we were booting up copies of Telltale’s “The Walking Dead”, “Far Cry 3”, “Borderlands 2”, and “Mass Effect 3”. But here we are, 2013 is coming to a close.

This year has been one of the best year’s in gaming, not only were we treated to some of the best titles to ever come out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. We also took our first steps into the next generation of consoles with the PS4 and Xbox One. Though technically, the WiiU is a part of the next generation of consoles, it, unfortunately, is still struggling.

But nevermind all of that! This is about 2013, and the games that came out during this amazing year. But before we get into the meat and potatoes, here’s a quick disclaimer:

Note: The games that appear on this list solely reflect my experiences with said games. This list is completely based on the games I’ve played this year. Games that I did not play, will not show up on this list. So if your personal favorite games don’t show up on here, thems’ the breaks.

Now, on with the list!

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Movie Issues: Best Movies To Enjoy This Summer

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Movie Issues: Best Movies To Enjoy This Summer

Summer is here, and as the days get longer and the nights hotter, you may be missing all your favorite TV shows. With all of our favorites on hiatus until the fall, what’s a movie geek to do?

We here at Movie Issues may have the cure. We sat down and thought long and hard to pick out some of the best summer movies to watch with family and friends. This first of two lists includes some perfect 4th of July fare while you’re waiting for burgers and fireworks.

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Best Movies and TV for Christmas

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Best Movies and TV for Christmas

Hey there guys! I hope this Christmas season is treating you well. I trust everyone is finding time to sit down with family and friends and enjoy some good food, drink, and some good movies. Just like with my Halloween movie and TV suggestions, I’m going to break down some awesome geeky Christmas movies and TV that should not be missed this holiday.

Of course everyone has their favorites, and they shouldn’t be missed either. “Christmas Story”, “ Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” are always on some of the big ones this time of year, and they are all great.

But my family and I roll a little different. I hope some of these suggestions make it into your holiday this year.

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Best Movies for Halloween

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Best Movies for Halloween

We talked last time about some great Halloween-themed TV shows. So this time, we’re going to talk about the Halloween movies.

Now, I will miss some big ones. NOT to fear! It’s not because they’re not awesome; I’ll just be talking about the ones that have meant something to me over the years.  Some of these I have grown up watching every year and they have become more than just films to me. If I don’t see them every year around this time it just doesn’t feels right.

Hopefully, some of these are your favorites too, or they give you some ideas for your movie nights in the future.

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The Best of Halloween TV

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The Best of Halloween TV

Every year, like many others, I gather up my friends together about once a week and watch Halloween theme TV or movies to get us in the spirit of this spooky time of year. So with Halloween approaching, I thought I’d do a small list of fun, nerdy TV and movies that I enjoy every year.  Maybe this might help some of you guys get ideas for what to show at your next horror movie night.

I’ll be talking about TV in this article, and I’ll be hitting the movies next time. So grab your flashlight, popcorn and some good candy, because here we go:

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