One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times)—just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knock-off from the toy store just won't do.
It's been a good year for video games. In 2011, sequels, trilogies and anniversary packs dominated the market. And when it comes to shopping for gaming gifts, there are plenty of amazing titles to choose from.
Ever heard the phrase "Two great tastes that taste great together?" While we're not certain it applies here, you've got to admit that imagining Christopher Lee playing Lord Licorice is the kind of funny that, once seen, cannot be unseen.
We've got an undying love for these supernatural survivors, some of pop culture's grandest figures who don't have to worry about a timely demise. Unless, in some cases, someone chops off their head. Then, all bets are off.
One way writers, filmmakers and game designers give depth and richness to the worlds they create is by laying that world out on paper—such as with these renderings of worlds like Middle-earth, Narnia and Gotham City.