The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Amidst the craziness of booking flights to visit your family, preparing feasts, or simply maintaining your sanity while maneuvering holiday traffic, the last thing on your mind may be finalizing your gift list. 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 navigating a winding labyrinth or pretending to be pirates sailing the seven seas, playing a game together is a great holiday event for the family. ~ Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

In a place where all of your dreams can be fulfilled, would you stay if your soulmate wasn’t there? The Misplaced Chapter 1 presents this premise with visually stunning pages that create a wonderful blend of illustrations one might expect to see in comic books, paintings, and video cinematography. Some of the images look as if they belong on a movie screen when the production company is introduced with unique images to help distinguish its brand. When you think of The Misplaced, you should think of its creator, Chris Callahan.

Which is colder: steel in the snow or the heart of man?

“You defied the will of the Prophets, and you did it because you couldn’t stand the fact that a human, an infidel, had a stronger faith than you. The Emissary was willing to sacrifice his own son to serve the Prophets.”
“My faith is as pure as the Emissary’s.”
“I think you’re confusing faith with ambition.”
    -- Major Kira and Kai Winn

It’s a little awkward being both a Starfleet officer and Space Jesus. While technically the Prime Directive only applies to pre-warp cultures, becoming the messiah for an entire planet does seem to violate at least the spirit of the rule. At the very least, it’s unbecoming. There’s also not a thing they can do about it. It wasn’t like Ben Sisko showed up to DS9 and was like, “Hi, people of Bajor, I’m the Emissary of the Prophets.” No, they gave him that title all on their own.

Greetings, fellow Amazons! Wonder Woman's Gala 75th Anniversary Celebration continues in grandiose fashion in the form of an unprecedented six-issue company crossover between DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment, featuring a meeting between Wonder Woman and Bionic Woman as portrayed by iconic actresses Lynda Carter and Lindsay Wagner. (In a bit of irony, real-life friend of Hillary Clinton Lynda Carter is currently playing the President of the United States in a recurring role on the CW's popular Supergirl series.)

Enter the continent of Thedas, a medieval realm where social and political strife run deeper than a mighty tree’s roots.  Humans, elves, dwarves, and a mysterious race called the qunari coexist with a lot of troubled history between them.  Magic is a gateway for demons to enter the living, which means its wielders must be heavily policed.  Above all, there are deadly primal forces underground and in the hidden corners of the land, many of them taking the forms of mighty dragons.  Welcome to the world of BioWare’s dark fantasy hit series, Dragon Age.

Like its predecessor, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra is a miraculous mix of Eastern and Western influences, comedy, drama, and action. Now, Nickelodeon has packaged all four seasons – or books – in one handsome package as The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series. Does the series hold up after its 2014 conclusion?

“We almost pulled it off, despite what everybody thought.”
                    -- Floyd Lawton, Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is so achingly close to working as a movie that I quite enjoyed it when I saw in theaters back in August. But watching it again as part of the Suicide Squad Extended Cut Blu-ray release, available today from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, it is easier to see the seams in the storytelling and the conceptual errors that drag it down into a film that almost pulls it off.

The following is an interview with Ben Applegate, an editor of Kodansha Comics' recently released Attack on Titan Anthology. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Applegate regarding the premise of the anthology, the all-star creative team involved with the project, the lasting impact created by the Attack on Titan property, and more!

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Amidst the craziness of booking flights to visit your family, preparing feasts, or simply maintaining your sanity while maneuvering holiday traffic, the last thing on your mind may be finalizing your holiday gift list. 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

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