Amidst the chaos of decorating the house, booking flights, or planning Christmas dinner, deciding on gifts for friends and family is liable to be the last thing on your mind this December. Fanbase Press is here to help with the best recommendations for gifts to give the geek in your life as suggested by our staff and contributors. Not everything falls into the categories of graphic novels, movies, or games. Geeks also like gifts that help them decorate their home, entertain the little geeks in their life, and toys to play with. Highlighting such items and closing out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, we present to you our geeky extras. Happy Holidays! – Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

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Rick and Morty: Book Two carries on major themes from the animated series: nihilism, human connection (or lack thereof) and family, power, and ethics, and how the heck one is supposed to care about school when offered a rotating sequence of incredibly high-stakes adventures.  That said, Rick and Morty fans will not be disappointed by Rick and Morty: Book Two, the second installment of Rick and Morty comics. This text is longer than some might expect - 290 pages in total - but interested readers shouldn’t be put off by the length; Rick and Morty: Book Two is a surprisingly fast read, both because of its form - a collection of short stories - and because the content is expertly rendered. Not only are the narratives of each story engaging, but the art and character development are - with one minor exception - in line with what readers familiar with the animated series have come to expect.

Amidst the chaos of decorating the house, booking flights, or planning Christmas dinner, deciding on gifts for friends and family is liable to be the last thing on your mind this December. Fanbase Press is here to help with the best recommendations for the must-play tabletop games from the year as suggested by our staff and contributors. Board, card, and roleplaying games make a great gift for the geeks in your life, especially for the holidays where the requisite number of players is usually right around the corner. Whether investigating the mysteries of Cthulhu or providing your party of adventurers with new spells and equipment playing a game together is a great holiday event. – Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Gabriel Rodríguez’s Sword of Ages is a new series from IDW, a neo-peplum comic that combines the sword and planet genre with Arthurian legend. Sword of Ages tells a variation of the origin of the fabled Excalibur by placing the story on a different planet (portrayed as being littered with both ancient and futuristic ruins) and concerns the heroine Avalon, who has been raised by tigers and trained by monks. The first issue sees Avalon part from her tiger family to travel with Merlin (blue-skinned in this incarnation) and his black bird Nikola to rendezvous with a team of other adventurers (Trystan, Lancer Benveek, and Gawyn) and gain an audience with the serpentine Guardian of the Sacred Lake. En route, Avalon and company thwart a band of Planet of the Apes-esque slavers and free their prisoners, which introduces Captain Janek, the supposed law and order of the region.

Hi, readers! After much anticipation, we finally have the Justice League movie. Now that I’ve had a hot minute to digest it, I’d like to share some of my thoughts, opinions, and (dare I say) suggestions for the franchise moving forward.

Amidst the chaos of decorating the house, booking flights, or planning Christmas dinner, deciding on gifts for friends and family is liable to be the last thing on your mind this December. Fanbase Press is here to help with recommendations for the must-read graphic novels and books from the year as suggested by our staff and contributors. Give your friends and family gifts they can enjoy curled up by the fireplace, catching up or rereading their favorite comic series or a good book. Or, perhaps, introduce them to a new title outside of their regular pull lists and give yourself someone to geek out with over your favorite series. – Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Fellow Star Warsians! (Is that a thing? an I make this a thing?)  We are officially less than 3 weeks away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters, and this scruffy looking nerf herder can’t bear his excitement.  Whatever will I do to pass the lightyears?

Let me be one of the few to admit that I didn’t really like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the first time I saw it in theaters.  It appears everyone enjoyed it more than Star Wars: The Force Awakens, except me.  

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