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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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Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones teaser trailer

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Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones teaser trailer

Well, I’m surprised it took Telltale Games this long to announce a Game of Thrones property.

Details on the ground are scarce so far, little more than a single twitter post:

It’s TRUE! We’re working with @HBO to create an all-new episodic game series based on GAME OF THRONES in 2014! #VGX pic.twitter.com/d5GkhS2MOw

It’s an understandable choice to adapt HBO’s dark-fantasy juggernaut, but one does wonder how they’ll be treading new ground. Will this be a narrative in the gray spaces of the map, or a retread of the series’ Big Events? It’s a peculiar choice to adapt the most-familiar Game of Thrones era when the Dunk and Egg prequels lie untapped.

Nonetheless, this is definitely one property to watch, especially after the much-acclaimed success of The Walking Dead. If anyone can pull off the bleak, cut-throat atmosphere of Westeros, Telltale can.

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[E3 Impressions] The Walking Dead – 400 Days

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[E3 Impressions] The Walking Dead – 400 Days

Fans of TellTale Games’ award-winning The Walking Dead anxious for something to tide them over while waiting for Season 2 can look forward to a bridging story DLC entitled The Walking Dead: 400 Days. An anthology of five distinct tales united by a common location, 400 Days promises pressure-cooker situations, and TellTale’s demonstration – a tense chapter about a convict named Vince – was plenty convincing.

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Comic Issues #112 – Seasons Begin and End

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Comic Issues #112 – Seasons Begin and End

It’s is a plethora of Geekdom on TV, as Walking Dead comes to an end of Season 3 and Doctor Who and Game of Thrones kicks off it’s season.

Join our heroes and heroine this week as they talk the beginning and the end of our favorite shows. If that wasn’t enough fun, we also tackle the recent flood of Geek Trailers. Including some of the much anticipated movies like: Wolverine, Star Trek, Kick Ass 2 and many more. Plenty of fun and humor as we look at the rest of the year’s geek movie list.

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct – Launch Trailer

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct – Launch Trailer

Activision’s launch trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is bloody and mournful.

The game, evidently set before the series, dramatizes about Daryl Dixon’s quest to find his missing brother Merle. Unfortunately, standing in the way of his sibling are hordes of walking dead and a desolate landscape, hostile landscape. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will be released on PC, XBox 360, PS3, and Wii.

Check out the trailer for the game, released today, below!

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The Walking Dead: Video Game – Xbox 360

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The Walking Dead: Video Game – Xbox 360

Rating: 8.5

AMC hit series The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, and I admit I am more than a little hooked on the show. I was looking to fill the void as I waited for February 10th to get here. So it was time to check out what TellTale had to offer in the Zombie department. Being more than familiar with TellTale, I wasn’t sure what to expect as Walking Dead seemed to be far different from the standard point and click.

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