2014 has been a tremendous year for Fortress of Solitude. We’ve evolved and changed over the last year or so to become even more geek focused, striving to bring (you) our readers the best movie, books, music, tech, toy and comic book news, reviews and interviews. We’ve had a few great giveaways (remember that Xbox One? Those Marvel hampers? That Game of Thrones 4D Puzzle?), we’ve shared a few hilarious memes and Youtube clips, and we grew in number (over 5000 fans on Facebook and growing). We’ve changed and improved on our look of the site – it should load much faster than before. More writers have joined our pool of freelancers – people who are experts in their various fields. It’s been good.
Some articles, however, gained more interest than others. Some have gone on to be the best of the year, with thousands of views. And here they are:
10. Marvel Heroes’ Height Comparison Chart – Infographic
Ever wanted to know how tall your favourite Marvel characters are? Find out on the link above.
09. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bane
Written in 2012, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bane is still one of the most popular articles on the site.
08. See Jean-Claude Van Damme in the Original Predator Costume
Who doesn’t want to see what Jean-Claude Van Damme looked like in the original Predator costume. Thank goodness this was scrapped. A Predator doing round-house kicks and the splits just doesn’t seem right.
07. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harry Potter
Even after tons of books, betcha’ there are still things you didn’t know about Harry Potter.
With a little TLC and a digital paint brush, this artist has managed to transform the TMNT gang to their original state. They look so much better without those weird noses.
A black Superman is bound to cause some controversy. Here we look at one artists attempt to reimagine the superhero world with popular black (African American) actors.
One of the top articles on the site in less than one week, Out of Character: 10 Times They Should Have Stuck to The Comics is something that grabbed everyone’s attention. Six thousand views don’t lie.
03. Classic Cartoons
Remember those KTV cartoons? We do. And so do many other readers who searched for classic 80s and 90s cartoons. Written in 2012, Classic Cartoons remains a popular article on the site.
The Walking Dead craze continues to sweep through the geek world. Here are a few things you didn’t know about the show.
01. Game of Thrones: The History of the Houses of Westeros
Game of Thrones. I can’t say the show title without hearing the theme music playing through my head. Also written in 2012, here you can find some of the coolest maps and videos on the history of Westeros.