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    by Published on 01-07-2012 08:11 AM
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    Supernatural
    Episode 710 - Adventures In Babysitting
    Aired January 6th, 2012
    9PM, CW


    Supernatural returns from hiatus in hopefully better shape than when it left. This season, it seems like we have two or three blah episodes for every one really good one, or maybe one good plot mixed up with a bad plot in an episode. This episode was one of the latter.

    Part of me would really like to a hunter version of Hit Girl and Big Daddy (a Kick Ass reference, if you don’t recognize it). Some psychotically well trained little girl who can rip through demons like a tornado of razor blades, and a father so gripped with the idea of vengeance that he has no idea what he’s actually doing to his daughter. (By the way, that was the best part of Kick Ass the movie- I kind of wished we followed their story all the way through, not that jerky kid’s, but I’m seriously digressing). I think Supernatural kind of hinted at that here, but in a hedging their bet way that diluted it until all we had was a mostly absent father and a generally well trained but kind of snotty young teen. How ironic - in a story of fanged hot girls, they defanged a premise.
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    by Published on 01-06-2012 06:54 PM

    Radical Entertainment and GameStop have announced an exclusive Pre-Order Bonus for Prototype 2 - the "Bio-Bomb Butt Kicker" Ability. This ability will be available to customers who pre-order the game at GameStop between January 1st and April 23rd, 2012. Check out this trailer of the ability in action.



    "Butt Kicker is a fun twist on Heller's already over-the-top new Bio-Bomb ability," said Ken Rosman, Studio Head, Radical Entertainment. "Rather than just throwing enemies once Heller has infected them with the Blacklight virus; Butt Kicker allows Heller to drop-kick punt them across the map, turning enemies into projectiles that rain down devastation from above."

    Activision will be launching Prototype 2 on April 24th.

    Support cxPulp and Pre-Order [PROTOTYPE2] on Amazon.com!
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    by Published on 01-05-2012 01:53 AM
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    Earlier today, one of the big comic book news websites hit us with the first major news of the 2012: after years of animosity between the two publishers, Marvel and DC were putting aside their differences to produce a 12-issue Spider-Man/Batman miniseries, examining the two characters throughout their respective histories, in a style similar to John Byrne’s classic Superman/Batman: Generations Elseworlds books. (Speaking of which, DC, how about an omnibus of those?) Considering that those who were heading up the respective companies when this bad blood started are still, for the most part, heading up the respective companies, it was a pretty big surprise. I was interested, though, and I knew I’d read such a book… but it just didn’t feel right. Especially considering the website that made the announcement, a website that frequently “announces” things in various stages of production as if gospel truth and then touting every announcement it gets right while whistling and ignoring the dozens that it gets wrong.
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    by Published on 01-04-2012 02:00 PM
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    by Published on 01-01-2012 03:50 PM
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    Episode 250: The 2011 Year In Review Extravatacular
    by Blake M. Petit

    2011 is over, but that doesn't mean we can't talk it to death! In a ginormous Showcase special, Blake gets together with Kenny and Erin to run down all the big comic events of 2011, look ahead at what's coming in 2012, and make our picks for the best of comics, movies, TV shows, books and more for the year we've put to bed. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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    by Published on 12-30-2011 09:07 PM
    Writer: Tim Seeley
Art: Daniel Leister
Colors: Mark Englert
Letters: Crank!
Cover Art: Tim Seeley & Carlos Badilla
Editor: James Lowder
Publisher: Image Comics

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

    If anyone can drag Bomb Queen back to prison, it’s Cassie Hack – but has the Queen gotten too powerful?

    Writer: Tim Seeley
    Art: Daniel Leister
    Colors: Mark Englert
    Letters: Crank!
    Cover Art: Tim Seeley & Carlos Badilla
    Editor: James Lowder
    Publisher: Image Comics

    Bomb Queen has taken Cassie Hack’s sometimes-ally, Samhain, captive. As Cassie tries to hunt her down, the interdimensional prison she escaped from is looking for her as well… and Cassie will have an interesting choice to make.
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    FF #13 

    by Published on 12-30-2011 08:57 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
    Quick Rating: Very good
    Title: The Bridge

    The Future Foundation confronts the Mad Celestials and the only thing at stake is the human race.

    Writer:
    Jonathan Hickman
    Pencils: Juan Bobillo
    Inks: Marcelo Sosa
    Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles
    Colours: Chris Sotomayor
    Editor: Tom Brevoort
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    Well the Kids of the Future Foundation have discovered that making plans to save the world from a cosmic menace is a lot easier than actually seeing it through. So Val, Franklin and the others decide the only way to save the human race is to work with the devil you know to stop the greater evil. However, even with the combined forces of the alternate Reed Richards and Dr. Doom may not be enough for their plans to succeed. But then they are the children of the Greatest Super Hero Team ever. They will find a way.
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    by Published on 12-30-2011 08:12 PM
    Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Marcio Takara
Colors: Nolan Woodard
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art: Matteo Scalera
Editor: Shannon Watters
Publisher: Boom! Studios

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Redemption Part Two

    The origin of Max Damage begins!

    Writer: Mark Waid
    Art: Marcio Takara
    Colors: Nolan Woodard
    Letters: Ed Dukeshire
    Cover Art: Matteo Scalera
    Editor: Shannon Watters
    Publisher: Boom! Studios

    Continuing the origin story that began in this month’s Irredeemable, here we see Max Damage pick up his own tale. Once upon a time, Max’s name was Evan, and he was an ordinary kid who had a terrifying encounter with a superpowered “wolf boy.” Recovering from the injuries he sustained in that incident, Evan finds himself going down a different path, falling in with the wrong crowd, and taking his first steps towards becoming the villain we know he used to be.
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    by Published on 12-30-2011 07:20 PM
    Writer: Allan Heinberg
Pencils: Jim Cheung
Inks: Mark Morales with Livesay & Cheung
Colors: Justin Ponsor with Paul Mounts
Letters: Cory Petit
Cover Art: Jim Cheung
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Publisher: Marvel Comics

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Great
    Rating: T+

    Doom has the power of the Scarlet Witch – and the Avengers and X-Men are ready to go to war.

    Writer: Allan Heinberg
    Pencils: Jim Cheung
    Inks: Mark Morales with Livesay & Cheung
    Colors: Justin Ponsor with Paul Mounts
    Letters: Cory Petit
    Cover Art: Jim Cheung
    Editor: Tom Brevoort
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    Doctor Doom has internalized the reality-warping powers of the Scarlet Witch, who had been planning to use them to restore the abilities of the mutants she wiped away in House of M. The Avengers and X-Men continue their debate over what to do with Wanda, while the Young Avengers focus on the true threat in their midst… with dire consequences.
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    by Published on 12-30-2011 02:16 AM

    Yes, a dreaded end of year list. But everyone has them - why can't I?

    1. Breaking Bad
    - AMC

    Yes, this is nearly every critics favorite, and I can see the danger in over hyping a thing. But there’s little that can compare to the intelligence and the emotional gut punching of this show, which is a mesmerizing character study of a man’s steady transition from average person to earth shaking monster. Remember, when this show started, Walt was a milquetoast science teacher who dipped into meth making because he was desperate, and had nothing but good intentions? Pinned into a corner by the most canny and ...
    by Published on 12-29-2011 02:19 AM
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    And we sit here, my friends, on the cusp of a new year. 2011 has been momentous – a year of changes, of huge shifts in the world of comic books both creatively and from the business end of the spectrum. Huge comic book movies and TV shows. Lesser comic book movies and TV shows. And next year looks to be just as interesting – more changes promised, more media interpretations in the offing, and of course, the end of the world on December 21, according to people who think that the end of the Mayan calendar is somehow more significant than the calendar the rest of us use that is going to end on December 31st, like it does every year.
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    by Published on 12-28-2011 01:14 AM
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