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    by Published on 05-05-2012 01:20 PM
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    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Good
    Story Title: Round 3

    Despite tipping the Avengers off to the X-Men's ruse and seeing said ruse revealed, Wolverine is not trusted by Cap, which leads to a brutal fight between the two teammates.

    Story: Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman
    Script: Ed Brubaker
    Pencils: John Romita Jr.
    Inks: Scott Hanna
    Colors: Laura Martin
    Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
    Cover: Jim Cheung, Laura Martin
    Assistant Editor: John Denning
    Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
    Consulting Editor: Nick Lowe
    Editor: Tom Brevoort
    Published by: Marvel Comics

    In broad strokes, this is a fairly simple issue. Wolverine wakes up from being crisped by a Phoenix-powered Hope. As he gets his bearings, he learns that the X-Men have surrendered to the Avengers...which he immediately realizes can NOT go well. The X-Men's plan is quickly unveiled, and they make their escape. Following this, Steve Rogers shares his lack of trust now in Wolverine, leading to quite the fight between the two old soldiers.
    by Published on 05-05-2012 03:48 AM
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    Episode 318 – Course Listing Unavailable
    Aired May 3rd,2012

    I did wonder how they – as in the gang, a/k/a the “Greendale 7” -were going to handle the tragic death of Starburns, as he wasn't close to anyone in the group, although he was always hanging around the periphery, lurking in the background. He was hard to ignore, what with his wacky facial hair.

    This was sort of an uneven episode, with some good gags, an obvious callback to Remedial Chaos Theory, and a sense that this is really a two or three parter. Of course the star performer of the night award goes to the Dean, who is just on fire this episode, from his own personalized version of “Come On Eileen” to his can-can outfit, to his inability to truly fathom Chang's megalomaniacal craziness, he was a dean-light. (See what I did there?) And any memorial service that ends in a Subway destroying riot simply can't be all bad.
    by Published on 05-03-2012 04:52 PM
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    "Gamers! Prepare to crap thy pants!"

    Today Bethesda Softworks has announced The Elder Scrolls Online. Not much is known about the title, but it is in development ...
    by Published on 05-03-2012 02:46 PM
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    Reviewer: Waylon Wernette
    Quick Rating: Still a Great Fighter!
    Rating: 9+

    Platform: iOS devices - requires iOS 5.0
    Reviewed on: Apple iPad 2
    Developer: Capcom
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Fighter
    # of Players: 2 - Bluetooth enabled online play
    U.S. Release Date: April 25, 2012
    MSRP: $4.99 - Special $2.99 price through
    by Published on 05-03-2012 03:32 AM
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    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Good
    Story Title: The Price of Victory

    After Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman fall saving the world from Apokaliptian Parademons, other heroes must rise to protect this parallel Earth.

    Writer: James Robinson
    Penciler: Nicola Scott
    Inker: Trevor Scott
    Colorist: Alex Sinclair
    Letterer: Dezi Sienty
    Cover by: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado & Rod Reis
    Assistant Editor: Sean Mackiewicz
    Editor: Pat McCallum
    Published by: DC Comics

    Metropolis has been destroyed, and in its ruins Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman launch a last-ditch offensive against the alien parademons who have invaded Earth. While we witness the catastrophic destruction that's befallen the planet as well as the fall of heroes, we also see the beginnings of new heroes, champions to replace those who came before. Though much has been lost in saving this Earth, Time will see it heal and move on.
    by Published on 05-03-2012 02:21 AM
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    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Story Title: Blades and Open Fields

    The Visigoths and Romans clash, and after being beaten back, the Visigoths find themselves facing a new threat quite beyond anything they've ever faced before.

    Writer: Robert Venditti
    Penciler: Cary Nord
    Inker: Stefano Gaudiano
    Colorist: Moose Baumann
    Letterer: Dave Lanphear
    Cover Artists: Esad Ribic, David Aja, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, and Cary Nord
    Assistant Editor: Josh Johns
    Executive Editor: Warren Simons
    Published by: Valiant Entertainment

    The story opens with a battle between the Romans and the Visigoths in 402 AD. The Visigoths--despite rallying behind a young warrior--are little match for the militant Romans, and battle soon turns against them. While they fall back to regroup, the Visigoths come across a new transport and warriors they've not seen before...warriors acting on a specific agenda. When confronted, battle again is not in their favor, and several Visigoths wind up imprisoned by these strange otherworldly warriors. After witnessing a strange ceremony, one of the Visigoths--Aric--comes to a realization that will shape what is to come.
    by Published on 05-02-2012 09:41 PM
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    On Saturday, many of us will be a tad exhausted, hopefully with euphoria, being out late Friday night having watched The Avengers three or four or eight times. I'm counting on a good day. But Saturday will be significant for another reason as well. Saturday, May 5, is this year's Geek High Holiday. Saturday is Free Comic Book Day 2012.
    by Published on 05-02-2012 01:12 PM

    Yesterday Activision and Treyarch released the first trailer for their heavily rumored title, Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

    I don't think any fan was ready for what they unleashed upon the masses. The game starts in the 1980s, but quickly moves to the year 2025 where Alex Mason's son David tries to stop terrorists that have gained control over all the machines and technology that keep the world safe from harm. Whew! What a mouth full! Time for future operatives to "pony up" and take the fight to the bad guys.

    Old SSgt Woods (How is he still alive?), horses, and walking tanks! Oh my!

    Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is due for release on November 13, 2012.
    by Published on 05-02-2012 12:21 PM
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    by Published on 05-01-2012 09:00 PM
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    Last week was the Diablo III preview. This week, because I have no ability to control myself, is more Diablo. The Skill Calculator bookmark was beckoning and playing with different builds is just too much fun. Granted, almost everything I thought would work well will probably take me months to gain all the necessary levels and find all the necessary runes. That does not mean that I cannot dream - and share.

    by Published on 04-30-2012 10:03 PM
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    This week on the $40 Pull List, I have a pair of titles to cover - part three of The Omega Effect in Daredevil #11, and Cullen Bunn's Wolverine debut in issue #305. It looks like Reed Gunther #10 is still on track for a May 9th release - it turns out both Houghtons were caught up doing their day jobs in the TV world, resulting in the delay. They are promising extra pages at the same cover price to help make up for the delay, so that's something!

    It is also the last $40 Pull List for April, so I will be going over next month's titles and deciding what to drop and what to add!

    Last but not least, I still have issues available from this month, so if you want to get a free taste of any of these titles - read on to find out how!
    by Published on 04-30-2012 09:20 PM
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    Episode 264: Free Comic Book Day Preview
    by Blake M. Petit & Erin Blash

    With just five days left before Geek Christmas, it's time to gear up for Free Comic Book Day! Blake and Erin go through this year's list of offerings and talk about which books they're anticipating, which ones may not be to their taste, and whether or not there's any reptile as awesome as Doctor Dinosaur. (Answer: No.) In the picks, Erin is absorbed in Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies series, and Blake urges you to watch Young Justice on Cartoon Network. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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