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    by Published on 12-04-2011 08:56 AM
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    Supernatural
    Episode 709 - Death’s Door
    Aired December 2nd, 2011
    9 PM, CW



    I’ll give Supernatural credit for going somewhere where I thought it wouldn’t. Of course, it begs the question “Now what?” But that’s something to worry about when the series returns next year. By the way, if you haven’t seen the episode yet, spoiler alert is in effect. I can’t review the episode without spoiling it. So stop here if you haven’t seen it. Otherwise, read on.
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    by Published on 12-03-2011 05:34 PM
    Writers: Art Baltazar & Franco
Art: Dario Brizuela
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Editor: Kristy Quinn
Publisher: DC Comics/Johnny DC

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: True Colors
    Rating: E

    Hal Jordan and Kilowog on the trail of the Red Lanterns.

    Writers: Art Baltazar & Franco
    Art: Dario Brizuela
    Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
    Letters: Saida Temofonte
    Editor: Kristy Quinn
    Publisher: DC Comics/Johnny DC

    The sneak preview of Green Lantern on Cartoon Network a few weeks ago was pretty good. GL lends himself well to the CGI format, and the story was strong, if not entirely faithful to the nature of the Red Lanterns from the comic books. And as with any comic-turned-TV show, that show is now being turned back into a comic.
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    by Published on 12-03-2011 04:46 PM
    Writers: Art Baltazar & Franco
Art: Art Baltazar
Editor: Kristy Quinn
Cover Art: Art Baltazar
Publisher: DC Comics/Johnny DC

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Rating: E

    Introducing the Protector… and the mysterious Lady in Purple!

    Writers: Art Baltazar & Franco
    Art: Art Baltazar
    Editor: Kristy Quinn
    Cover Art: Art Baltazar
    Publisher: DC Comics/Johnny DC

    When Batman calls Robin away on a secret mission, he brings in his replacement… the Protector! But this new character doesn’t sit too well with Robin’s evil duplicate, Talon. While the Titans try to sort it all out, a mysterious lady in purple is keeping an eye on them…
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    FF #12 

    by Published on 12-03-2011 03:53 PM
    Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Pencils: Juan Bobilo
Inks: Marcelo Sosa
Colors: Chris Sotomayor
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Cover Art: Steve Epting
Publisher: Marvel Comic

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Too Many Kids
    Rating: T

    With the main team fighting to save New York, Valeria and the kids take off to face Uncle Doom.

    Writer: Jonathan Hickman
    Pencils: Juan Bobillo
    Inks: Marcelo Sosa
    Colors: Chris Sotomayor
    Letters: Clayton Cowles
    Editor: Tom Brevoort
    Cover Art: Steve Epting
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    With this book, Marvel’s best title has effectively split up into two separate series, and as long as Jonathan Hickman keeps writing them both, I’m totally cool with that. In Fantastic Four #600, during the battle for New York, Valeria translocated the top of the Baxter Building, transporting herself and the rest of the Future Foundation to Latveria. Gearing up for battle, they prepare to confront “Uncle Doom,” his ward Kristoff, and the alternate-reality Reed Richards that has Doom in his thrall.
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    by Published on 12-03-2011 07:42 AM
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    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

    Episode 711 - Thunder Gun Express
    Aired December 1st, 2011
    10 PM, FX



    This has been a very erratic season for Sunny, and this episode seems to capture that quite well, as there are good laughs to be had, but for the most part it feels like forced wackiness, and like something they’ve kind of done before.

    It all starts with the best action movie ever, Thunder Gun Express. They have tickets and they want to see this, especially since the lead in it apparently hangs dong, a prospect that everyone but Charlie seems excited about. But Frank arrives to let them know traffic is all screwed up because the President is in town, and also Frank wants to go, even though he doesn’t have a ticket. With a 24-ish digital clock counting down the time, they head out to the theater.
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    by Published on 12-02-2011 09:47 PM
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    Community
    Episode 309 - Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilance
    Aired December 1st, 2011
    8 PM, NBC




    This was one of those episodes of Community that embraced a couple of standard sitcom plots, making a meta comment on one, and trying to go silly/serious with the other one. They mostly succeeded, although if they promise cat monocles, by god, show one!

    The A plot of the episode involves the unlikely duo of Jeff and Shirley, as some Germans have taken over the foosball table and are being obnoxious about their winning streak. Jeff decides to berate them, and this ends up with him agreeing to meet them in a foosball challenge. Shirley thinks this is a bad idea, as it’s a game that brings out the evil in people, and she shows him by kicking his ass foosball style. Reluctantly, she agrees to be his Ms. Miyagi and teach him the dark ways of the foos.
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    by Published on 12-01-2011 02:23 AM
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    With the end of November rounding the corner and the coming of the Christmas season here, it's time to start that most glorious of all traditions: Christmas shopping. Oh sure, there's family and faith and egg nog and all that good stuff, but let's face it. For most people, we try to squeeze in the meaning of Christmas at the tail end of the season, and spend the rest of the month of December running around like maniacs trying to find the perfect gifts for the people on our list – both Geek and non-Geek – whose love we want to buy in the coming year. So this year, as we've done many times in the past, we here at Everything But Imaginary Global Headquarters are stepping up to help you with your shopping. Let's take a look at some of the gifts for your Geek in 2011.

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    by Published on 11-28-2011 09:31 PM
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    Episode 247: Of Muppets and Kings
    by Blake M. Petit & Erin Blash

    Blake and Erin spent the week in Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving, and this week they've got a trifecta of entertainment to talk about. From the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, they discuss the special exhibit Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. Then they shift gears to discuss the new Stephen King novel 11/22/63 and the online experience surrounding the new King miniseries Bag of Bones. And to cap it off, they delve into the movie event Blake has been waiting to see for 12 years: The Muppets. In the picks, Erin talks more about the Dresden Files and Blake doubles up with Wolverine and the X-Men #2 and Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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    by Published on 11-26-2011 04:17 PM
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    Reviewer: Blake M. Petit, BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Great
    MPAA Rating: PG

    It's time to play the music... it's time to light the lights...

    Starring: Jason Segal, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and many surprise cameos
    Muppet Performers: Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz
    Screenplay: Jason Segal, Nicholas Stoller
    Director: James Bobin
    Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
    Presented by: Walt Disney Pictures
    Release Date: November 23, 2011

    In this age when so many of the things we loved in our youth have been bowdlerized, diminished, and dumbed down to suit the lowest common denominator, The Muppets stands as a grand example of family entertainment at its finest. The writers, director, composers and performers present us with that absolute rarest of combinations: people who genuinely love the property they have been given, people who actually understand what makes it work, and people with the talent to make it fly.

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    by Published on 11-23-2011 12:18 PM
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    by Published on 11-22-2011 02:15 PM
    Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Jim Lee
Inks: Scott Williams
Colors: Alex Sinclair with Hi-Fi & Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Patrick Brosseau
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Cover Art: Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair (Cover A); Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & FCO Plascencia (Cover B)
Publisher: DC Comics

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Great
    Title: Justice League Part Three
    Rating: T

    As Parademons attack Earth, Wonder Woman joins the fray!

    Writer: Geoff Johns
    Pencils: Jim Lee
    Inks: Scott Williams
    Colors: Alex Sinclair with Hi-Fi & Gabe Eltaeb
    Letters: Patrick Brosseau
    Editor: Brian Cunningham
    Cover Art: Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair (Cover A); Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & FCO Plascencia (Cover B)
    Publisher: DC Comics

    Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and the Flash are in Metropolis, holding off a horde of Parademons spilling forth onto Earth. But while they’re drawing the line in Superman’s hometown, across the globe even more Parademons are arriving, attacking major cities and wreaking death and destruction. In Washington DC, the hero on the front lines is the mysterious Wonder Woman.
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    by Published on 11-21-2011 09:02 PM
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    Reviewer: Craig Reade
    Quick Rating: A strong remake.
    Rating: T

    Official Site

    Platform: X-Box 360, Playstation 3
    Developer: Eurocom
    Publisher: Activision
    Genre: First Person Shooter
    # of Players: 1, Online and Splitscreen Multiplayer
    US Release Date: November 1st, 2011
    MSRP: $59.99

    First Person Shooters have come a long, long way. We find ourselves in the middle of what has been deemed "FPS Season" thanks to the massive numbers of pre-Christmas releases in the genre, and it is sometimes interesting to think that many of the kids playing these games today weren't even born yet when some of the landmark games of the genre were first introduced.

    The game might seem quaint and outdated to today's gamer, but so much of the games that find success today owe a lot to GoldenEye 007. Not only was it unmatched in its era for it's multiplayer atmosphere and outstanding level design, but it introduced precise aiming, body-part specific damage (head-shot anyone?) and stealth to the concept. Over the years many games have surpassed GoldenEye technologically, but few games have come close to pairing the outstanding single-player experience with the fun of multiplayer.
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