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    by Published on 12-05-2010 06:45 PM
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    Episode 199: Tron-The Commentary
    by Blake M. Petit, Chase Bouzigard, Kenny Fanguy, Daniel Jacob & Mike Bellamy

    Chase is back this week, joining the rest of the crew for our commentary track on the 1982 cult classic Tron. The boys discuss the film as they watch, including a discussion of the film's history, Disney animation, their hopes for the sequel, and more Showcase Tangents than you can shake a stick at. In the picks, Chase was into Superman/Batman #78 and Blake loved Ozma of Oz #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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    by Published on 12-04-2010 03:58 PM
    Writers: Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi

Art: Patrick Gleason & Scott Clark

Colors: Brian Buccellato & Peter Steigerwald

Letters: Rob Clark, Jr.

Editors: Adam Schlagman & Eddie Berganza

Cover Art: David Finch

Publisher: DC Comics

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Whatever Happened to the Manhunter From Mars?

    Trapped in D’Kay’s hallucination, J’onn J’onzz sees a future of joy and terror.

    Writers: Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi
    Art: Patrick Gleason & Scott Clark
    Colors: Brian Buccellato & Peter Steigerwald
    Letters: Rob Clark, Jr.
    Editors: Adam Schlagman & Eddie Berganza
    Cover Art: David Finch
    Publisher: DC Comics

    J’onn J’onzz has been absorbed into the mind of the insidious D’Kay, the murderous Green Martian whose appearance means he’s not the last of his race. But how can he contemplate a life with a killer, even to bring back Mars? Trapped in her mind, he sees a future where his planet has been restored and he has become Hal Jordan’s sector partner as Green Lantern of 2814. His friends in the Justice League, however, are coming under attack.
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    by Published on 12-04-2010 03:44 PM
    Paul Cornell, Marco Rudy, Ed Benes & Ethan Van Sciver

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Father Box & A Father’s Box

    Lex Luthor’s first meetings with Darkseid and Ra’s Al Ghul!

    Writer: Paul Cornell
    Art: Marco Rudy & Ed Benes
    Colors: Val Staples & Jason Wright
    Letters: John J. Hill
    Editor: Matt Idelson
    Cover Art: Ethan Van Sciver
    Publisher: DC Comics

    Paul Cornell has been doing a fantastic job of bringing Lex Luthor face-to-face with some of DC’s nastiest villains, and showing his early confrontations with two of the worst seems a good idea for this year’s Action Comics Annual. The result, however, isn’t quite as sharp as the Black Ring storyline has been.
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    by Published on 12-04-2010 07:13 AM
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    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    Episode 611 - The Gang Gets Stranded In The Woods
    Aired December 2nd, 2010
    10 PM, FX



    This is one of those episodes with a deliberately hack sitcom premise, of which IASIP uses a lot. But when they use them, the knowingly clichéd plot is just a set up for some truly dark weirdness and wackiness that no other sitcom would dare to touch, and that certainly holds here, with Dennis the potential serial killer and Charlie the crazy taking over the episode with their odd secondary plot, which lands them in Atlantic City.
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    by Published on 12-04-2010 12:22 AM
    Writers: Paul Levitz& Jeff Lemire

Art (Legion): Geraldo Borges, Marlo Alquiza

Art (Atom): Mahmud Asrar & John Dell

Colors: Pete Pantazis

Letters: Sal Cipriano

Editor: Brian Cunningham

Cover Art: Scott Clark & David Beatty

Publisher: DC Comics

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: The Summons of the Ring and Nucleus Part 5: Weapons of Mass-Reduction

    The first member of the new Green Lantern Corps accepts his destiny!

    Writers: Paul Levitz& Jeff Lemire
    Art (Legion): Geraldo Borges, Marlo Alquiza
    Art (Atom): Mahmud Asrar & John Dell
    Colors: Pete Pantazis
    Letters: Sal Cipriano
    Editor: Brian Cunningham
    Cover Art: Scott Clark & David Beatty
    Publisher: DC Comics

    The mysterious entity called Dyogene has twice chosen a candidate for the first member of a new Green Lantern Corps in the 31st century, and both times, the candidate has turned down the responsibility. In this issue, Dyogene turns to the greatest assemblage of honest, fearless beings in the galaxy, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and one of them makes a remarkable decision.
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    by Published on 12-03-2010 08:12 PM
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    DECEMBER 2010
    by Craig Reade and B. Schatz

    Craig Reade: Do we have to write this already? I'm still eating...

    B. Schatz: Food is for stomachs Craig. Drop the baby, and let's get going!

    Reade: But it's Thanksgiving!

    Schatz: In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the proper date, in October. But that's not to say I didn't do something special on American Thanksgiving. In fact, I spent the evening after work celebrating Van Der Thanksgiving, in which I did what I assume all Americans do on the anniversary of giving the native Americans diseased blankets, and gave thanks for the acting skills of James Van Der Beek. I watched the first two episodes of Dawson's Creek in which Dawson tells Joey he masturbates to Katie Couric in the morning in order to make her like him again, and then I watched Varsity Blues.

    It was a great Van Der Thanksgiving.

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    by Published on 12-03-2010 07:45 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio terryvert@hotmail.com
    Quick Rating: Excellent
    Title: The Reptile Brain Part Four: The Skull beneath the flesh

    The Secret Six is finished, so begins the All-New Secret Six

    Writer: Gail Simone
    Artist: J. Calafiore
    Colours: Jason Wright
    Letters: Travis Lanham
    Cover: Danile Luvisi
    Editor: Sean Ryan
    Publisher: DC Comics.

    The war in Skartaris that the two metahuman teams of villains started is going badly for both sides. They are two evenly matched. They are filled with too much desire to crush one another. However, just as things look lost, as can be expected, there comes a third party that wants nothing more than to destroy everyone. Can the two teams and their factions stop killing each other long enough to stop a creature comprised of pure evil?
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    by Published on 12-03-2010 03:11 PM
    Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers #1 cover

    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Great!
    Story Title: Worldwide Rescue part 1

    Chip, Dale, Gadget, Monty, and Zip are back, and on their biggest case yet as something from Monty's past is brought to light.

    Writer: Ian Brill
    Artist: Leonel Castellani
    Colorist: Jake Myler
    Letterer: Jason Arthur
    Designer: Erika Terriquez
    Covers by: Leonel Castellani, Magic Eye Studios, Jake Myler, Amy Mebberson
    Editor: Christopher Burns
    Published by: Boom! Studios

    We begin this series with a glimpse into Gadget's past, a flashback to a time her father was teaching her to ride a bike. From a young age she displayed an amazing gift for creating something from nothing but parts and pieces on-hand. In the present, the Rescue Rangers find their career literally going down a drain, as they seek some sort of "Super Key." Another flashback shows a reunion between Zipper and his family, before they're attacked by a horde of red-glowing spiders. Back in the present, the Rangers realize much has changed since Monty had been along this route and things are a bit less predictable than hoped for. ...
    by Published on 12-02-2010 03:21 AM
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    by Published on 12-02-2010 01:35 AM
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    Welcome to December, my friends! The holiday season is upon us, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or International Mole Rat Day, pretty soon we’re all going to be shelling out big money for gifts for our loved ones. Those of us in the Christmas camp, at least, have a little relief in the fact that Santa Claus (a certified Fable, as you may recall) will be handling at least some of the gift-giving for us. This does, however, leave one major question: what are the stars of our favorite comic books asking the Big Guy for this Christmas? With a little help from our friends at WikiLeaks, we here at Everything But Imaginary Global Headquarters have managed to intercept a sack of mail on its way to the North Pole. This week, we’re going pretend we’re among the grown-ups in congress, break a few federal laws, crack open Santa’s mail and tell you all what some of your favorite comic book characters are asking for this Christmas.
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    by Published on 12-01-2010 06:43 AM
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    The Walking Dead
    Episode 105: Wildfire
    Aired November 28, 2010
    AMC, 10:00 PM

    Last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Vatos”, ended with a sudden burst of violence and fear that left the survivors’ camp with its first casualties and the reminder, to character and viewer alike, that nobody is safe. The latest episode finds the survivors reeling in the wake of the walkers’ attack and grasping for a plan to keep it from happening again.
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    by Published on 12-01-2010 02:13 AM
    By Paul Cornell, Pete Woods, Nick Spencer,RB Silva & David Finch

    Still recovering from your turkey-induced comas? We're here to help you recover with your weekly dose of Done-In-One reviews -- short looks at lots of new comics that hit shelves last week. Did you miss anything worth picking up? Let's find out...

    Action Comics #895 (DC Comics)
    By Paul Cornell, Pete Woods, Nick Spencer,RB Silva & David Finch

    After his encounter with Death last issue, Lex Luthor has a new clue about the true nature of the Black Lantern rings he’s seeking, and their history on Earth. What he doesn’t know, though, is that another of the DC Universe’s greatest villains has plans to clash with him – Vandal Savage. We’ve seen these two working together in the past, and Paul Cornell does a very good job of reconciling their previous encounters with the new backstory added to their relationship in this issue. He’s also done a remarkable job of casting Savage in a role that actually makes you almost root for Lex Luthor, which is about as far from ordinary as one can imagine. In the second feature, meanwhile, Jimmy Olsen has found a way to drive off a group of thrill-seeking aliens… bore them to death. An interesting strategy, to be sure, and it gives Nick Spencer a good opportunity to delve both into Jimmy’s mindset and into the psychology of the people of Metropolis. The pieces come together to make another installment in a very entertaining storyline. I know next month marks the end of the co-features, but I’m anxiously awaiting news of just where this story will find its conclusion. --Blake M. Petit
    4/5 Stars

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