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    by Published on 08-19-2013 07:25 AM
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    Breaking Bad
    Episode 510 – Buried
    Aired August 18th, 2013
    9 PM, AMC

    Well, Hank, that could have gone better, couldn’t it? Everybody shows colors this episodes, and most of them are not flattering. Yes, even Hank and Marie, who have the right to be angry, show sides that are ugly. Hank most of all.

    by Published on 08-16-2013 03:53 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Believers-Part Three

    Mulder and Scully race against time to stop an Alien Invasion

    Story: Joe Harris with Chris Carter
    Art: Michael Walsh
    Colours: Jordie Bellaire
    Letters: Neil Uyetake
    Editor: Denton J. Tipton
    Publisher: IDW Publishing

    Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are no longer part of the X-Files or the FBI, but that doesn't mean they're free from that shadow world. They find themselves up against a cult calling itself the Acolytes. They are searching for William, Dana and Fox's son. Soon Scully is kidnapped by one of the Acolytes, or someone who knows about them. And Mulder is approached by a man he thought long dead.
    by Published on 08-16-2013 03:28 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
    Quick Rating: Very Good

    And the Earth stands on the brink of annihilation once more.

    Jonathan Hickman
    Pencils: Jim Cheung
    Inks: Mark Morales, with John Livesay, David Meikis and Jim Cheung
    Colours: Justin Ponsor
    Letters: Chris Eliopoulos, with Joe Caramagna
    Cover: Adam Kubert & Laura Martin
    Editors: Tom Brevoort & Lauren Sankovitch
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    The Universe is in turmoil. There is a new threat to existence and it is ravenous and unreasonable. It's already scorched a myriad of worlds and caused Galactic Empires to fear. Now Earth is their next target. So her mightiest heroes will sally forth to defend their people. Unfortunately, an old threat lies in wait for Earth to be undefended so to strike.
    by Published on 08-15-2013 12:32 AM
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    It is, for me, the start of a new school year. The kids are back, the books are handed out, somehow a discussion of the Salem Witch Trials spun into me explaining that while Catholics are Christian that doesn’t mean all Christians are Catholics (I swear, it would make sense in context), and I’m actually feeling good. I’ve got a smart group of kids this year. They ask good questions and they seem receptive to the material. We’ve changed from a four-period 90-minute block schedule to a 7-period 53-minute class schedule, and the school day now flies by and I honestly feel every minute is productive. I’ve been trying to eat healthier and I’ve been exercising a little whenever possible, so both mentally and physically, I feel better than I have in a really long time. Plus, I’m getting married next year, and every time I remember that I get a great big smile on my face.
    by Published on 08-12-2013 07:26 AM
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    Breaking Bad
    Episode 509 - Blood Money
    Aired August 11th, 2013
    9pm, AMC

    There’s a great thing in limited series, mainly that the creator says when it ends, not the network. We can all name shows that went on too damn long, that drained away what was good about them until they limped out of the room without you even noticing they were gone. (Oh, Simpsons, you should have gone out in a blaze of glory.) The good news? That’s not happening with Breaking Bad.

    A flash forward shows us that something major has happened. Walt’s home is now a cordoned
    by Published on 08-06-2013 07:12 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Born To Lose

    Rock seeks revenge for his fellow orphans. And he’ll get it if he has to fight every stripper ninja in the city. Wait, what?

    Writers: Daniel Freedman and Sina Grace
    Artist: Sina Grace
    Colorist: John Rauch
    Letterer: Rus Wooton
    Cover Art (Shown): Sina Grace
    Publisher: Image Comics

    This comic is probably best described as a grindhouse/cult ‘70’s movie in comic form, with a pulp scenario and world. Not so much tongue in cheek as graced with a bit of modernization to the characters. Sure, Rock looks like your average revenge driven street fighter, but he has friends/back yp/adopted
    by Published on 08-04-2013 03:49 PM
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    At the Movies Episode 37: Superhero Double Feature

    by Blake M. Petit & Kenny Fanguy

    Blake and Kenny take in two superhero flicks this week. How does The Wolverine stack up against the rest of the X-Men franchise? How does Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox measure against the rest of the DC Animated films? The guys give their thoughts here.

    And what's cool this week? Blake recommends Flash Annual #2, and Kenny is watching Beware the Batman!

    Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.
    by Published on 07-31-2013 11:50 PM
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    For as long as I’ve been alive, I’ve wanted to see a comic book universe on the movie screen. Even when the first Michael Keaton Batman came out, part of me hoped they’d bring back Christopher Reeve (only two years removed from the disastrous Superman IV: The Quest For Peace) for one more go in the costume with the two icons together. Of course, that never happened. For some reason, there seemed to be a wall up between different comic book franchises on the screen. Freddy met Jason, the Aliens fought the Predators, Godzilla fought King Kong (and virtually everybody else), but the closest thing to a crossover we comic book fans got was a stray reference in Batman Forever when Val Kilmer made a crack about a train being “halfway to Metropolis by now.” But it wasn’t until 2008, in the post-credit sequence to Iron Man, that we finally got a hope of a larger world for cinematic superheroes. Nick Fury steps out of the shadows, says the words “Avengers Initiative,” and comic book nerds across America had to pay to reupholster their movie theater seats.
    by Published on 07-29-2013 07:28 PM
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    Showcase One-Shot #10: Star Wars Suggestions
    by Blake M. Petit

    With Star Wars Episode VII moving forward, inevitably some casting rumors are going to start circulating. After hearing some of the names being mentioned, Blake thought it was time he sent a little message to Disney to tell them how to get it right. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
    by Published on 07-28-2013 05:37 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Trinity War--Chapter Three: House of Cards

    The Trinity create a split in the world of heroes.

    Writer: Jeff Lemire
    Artist: Mikel Janin
    Colours: Jeromy Cox
    Letters: Carlos M. Mangual
    Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado & Rod Reis
    Editor: Brian Cunningham
    Publisher: DC Comics.

    The super hero community has been shaken to their very foundations. Their greatest champion, Superman has done the unthinkable: he's taken a life. Everyone has an idea of what happened and who is responsible. Unfortunately no one can agree on which idea is right or how to go about solving the mystery. So there comes a schism in their ranks. The Great Trinity-Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman-follow their own leads and take those heroes that believe them along. Of course there are other players involved and their plans are unfolding as well.
    by Published on 07-28-2013 02:45 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed
    Quick Rating: Holy shit, it's actually Great
    Movie Rating: PG-13; some bad language, a load of violence and violent imagery

    Logan reluctantly heads to Japan to say goodbye to a dying acquaintances, and then all hell breaks loose.

    Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Ken Yamamura, Famke Janssen
    Mark Bombeck and Scott Frank

    Directed By:
    James Mangold

    Released by:
    20th Century Fox

    You know when I realized this might actually be a good movie, unlike the first Wolverine? The sequence with the bear. That perfectly captured the character in a way that comics have, and any movie (outside the first two X-Men ) haven’t. Yes, he’s a badass, we all have that down, but that’s not really the essence of the character, or at least what I most like about Wolverine. He utterly loathes

    by Published on 07-28-2013 02:03 AM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Seeds of Destruction--Part III

    Trapped in space things get stranger for Sif and her erstwhile lover, Beta Ray Bill.

    Writer: Kathryn Immonen
    Artist: Valerio Schiti
    Colours: Jordie Bellaire
    Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles
    Cover: Jeff Dekal
    Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    Sif ventured into space to help Gaea, the All-Mother who came down with a terrible disease. So they take refuge in a space station on the other side of the solar system. But things have gone terrible awry. A vessel crashed into it as soon as they arrived. It was piloted by Beta Ray Bill. Soon they discover that there is a grave new threat that may just spell the end for them all.

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