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    by Published on 11-06-2011 07:27 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio terryvert@hotmail.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Two Hundred Jizo

    Usagi Yojimbo celebrates a milestone, so you know that means lots of people are going to die.

    Creator:
    Stan Sakai
    Colours: Tom Luth
    Editor: Diana Schutz
    Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

    It was a dark and stormy night when Usagi happened onto a village looking for shelter and perhaps something to eat. But it doesn't take long for our favourite Rabbit Ronin to learn that the people are being tormented by a gang of ruffians. Will Usagi prevail or will his long journey finally come to end?
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    by Published on 11-06-2011 05:45 PM
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    Episode 244: Holiday Movie Preview 2011
    by Blake M. Petit & Erin Blash

    With Thanksgiving coming upon us, Blake and Erin talk about this year's slate of Holiday ...
    by Published on 11-06-2011 03:31 PM
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    Reviewer: Jimmy Wahl Jimmy.Wahl@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Excellent
    Title: The Dark Side part three


    Apollo gets unleashed while the rest of Stormwatch fights a giant monster in Colorado.


    Writer: Paul Cornell
    Pencils: Miguel Sepulveda
    Colors: Alex Sinclair and Pete Pantazis
    Letters: Rob Leigh
    Cover: Sepulveda and Sinclair
    Editor: Pat McCallum
    Publisher: DC Comics


    With the world under attack by giant monster-spawning meteorites, shot at us by the moon, about to crash into major cities across the planet, Stormwatch takes up the challenge and brings the fight to the first arrival. Team leader, Adam One, a new character that's deaging since his birth in the moment of creation, sends reluctant new recruit and Superman-level threat Apollo into space to eliminate the rest of the meteors. The rest of the team, including swordsman Harry Tasker after completing his moon mission, bring the fight to the monster in America.

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    by Published on 11-06-2011 01:33 AM
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    Supernatural
    Episode 706 - The Mentalists
    Aired November 4th, 2011
    9 PM, CW

    I want it noted I really wanted to like this episode, and that I still think Supernatural’s ghost burning effect, when their bones are torched, is its signature contribution to the paranormal TV series pantheon of damn cool things. (The X-Files had the black oil alien possessions, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer had the dusting of staked vampires.) I’ve seen it a thousand times, but I always enjoy it.

    Okay, that said, this wasn’t a bad episode. It had a Buffy shout out (Orb of Thessulah!) and a couple of nice, quippy remarks. But I had a severe case of déjà vu throughout. It felt like a “greatest hits” round up of Supernatural, an episode so lightweight I’m half convinced that it ...
    by Published on 11-05-2011 02:06 AM
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    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    Episode 708 - The Anti-Social Network
    Aired November 4th, 2011
    10 PM, FX




    Is there a more awesome bad fake name than Doctor Mantis Toboggan? I want to change my name to that (Doctor would be my first name, Mantis my middle name), and use it proudly. And this is a callback! I just forgot what an awesome name this was.

    This is an uneven episode with two definite stand out moments: Charlie and Dennis’s false rape charge scene and the “virus video” Frank makes for the bar. Everything else is pretty much filler until we get to these psychotic moments of hilarity. Not to say there wasn’t some chuckles in between, but those moments really stand out.

    There is a plot this episode, but like many Sunny plots, it gets derailed by these weirdly obsessive people. They check out a hipster bar where they only serve gin in Mason jars, but ...
    by Published on 11-04-2011 09:38 PM
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    Community
    Episode 306 - Advanced Gay
    Aired November 3rd, 2011
    8 PM, NBC


    Hmm. I’m of two minds about this episode, which actually had a bit of drama in it, as well as laying down plot threads that feel like they’re significant, exposition for all that is to come. There is certainly an undercurrent of growing up and moving on, which suggests to me that the guys on Community are hedging their bets in case this is their last season. But I digress.

    Pierce is enjoying some new popularity, but doesn’t understand it, until Abed finds out Hawthorne Wipes are part of a campy club hit in the gay community, which has also found a specific use for them. (It’s left to your imagination what it could possibly be, but I’m guessing it has something to do with the removal of santorum.) Being a homophobe - as well as a racist, misogynist xenophobe (funny how those things can travel in packs …) - Pierce initially doesn’t take this well. But then ...
    by Published on 11-04-2011 08:06 PM

    Activision and Radical have released a brand new free iOS game (for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) in anticipation of the release of [PROTOTYPE2]. Check out the trailer here:



    PROTOTYPE 2 will be released on April 24, 2012 on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB, with an expected "M" (Mature - Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) rating.

    Support cxPulp and Pre-Order [PROTOTYPE2] on Amazon.com! ...
    by Published on 11-04-2011 07:10 PM
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    In this month's Forty Dollar Pull List, your intrepid hosts:

    • React to The War of the Independents,
    • Talk about how much we miss Devin Grayson,
    • Compare the new Blue Beetle to the last version,
    • Try and decide if Daredevil is the best Marvel book on the market or not,
    • and much more!


    You know you must read more!

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    by Published on 11-04-2011 02:53 AM
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    Reviewer: Adam Chapman adam.chapman@sympatico.ca
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Spider-Island Epilogue: The Naked City

    Peter Parker tries to deal with the aftermath of Spider-Island...

    Writer: Dan Slott
    Artist: Stefano Caselli
    Color Artist: Frank Martin
    Letters: Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna
    Assistant Editor: Ellie Pyle
    Editor: Stephen Wacker
    Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort
    Publisher: Marvel Comics


    Spider-Island was without a doubt one of the most ambitious, large-scale Spider-Man stories attempted in quite some time, and although there may have been some bumps along the way, it sure ended on an extremely strong, solid note. This issue is the last bannered Spider-Island book, acting as an enjoyable epilogue, which manages to both close off some plot threads, as well as open up new avenues for future storytelling by Dan Slott. There's a lot going on in this epilogue, and yet it never feels crammed in or forced, and save for one particular characterization, all of the characterization is spot-on, and well written.
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    by Published on 11-04-2011 02:20 AM
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    Reviewer: Adam Chapman adam.chapman@sympatico.ca
    Quick Rating: Very Good

    In the wake of Fear Itself, Steve Rogers prepares to give his eulogy for Bucky Barnes.

    Writer: Ed Brubaker
    Artist: Butch Guice
    Color Artist: Bettie Breitweiser
    Letters: Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna
    Cover Art: Guice & Breitweiser
    Variant Cover: Lee Bermejo
    Assistant Editor: John Denning
    Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
    Editor: Tom Brevoort
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    When Marvel first announced these three one-shots to follow Fear Itself, I can honestly say that I did not in any way expect this story to unfold in the manner in which it did. I'm going to do my very best to avoid spoilers here, which is extremely difficult, but I'll give it a shot.
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    by Published on 11-03-2011 02:00 PM
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    Reviewer: Waylon Wernette
    Quick Rating: Fun
    Title: A Rush of Blood
    Rating: T for Teen

    Batman searches for the White Rabbit while his associates try to protect Gotham from his now super strong rogues gallery!

    Writer: David Finch and Paul Jenkins
    Art: David Finch
    Colors: Alex Sinclair
    Letters: Sal Cipriano
    Cover: David Finch
    Publisher: DC Comics - The New 52
    Price: $2.99
    Release Date: October 26, 2011
    Available: In stores and on tablet comic readers - same day distribution.


    This issue starts off with a bang as a suped up Two-Face (now wants to be called One-Face) beats Batman to within an inch of his life. Dent goes on and on babbling about how he's free and not afraid of anything anymore, but before he can finish Batman off his eyes begin to bleed and he passes out. After comparing notes with Commishioner Gordon, Batman gets Alfred to analyze a sample of the drug that was injected into all the Arkham inmates in issue #1. It seems to have a similarity to Scarecrow's fear toxin, so Batman sets out to find him and the mysterious White Rabbit. In the meantime Batman's associates set out to stop as many of the inmates as possible.
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    by Published on 11-02-2011 10:39 PM
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    As I write this paragraph, my first period English III class is taking a test. That test almost didn't happen, though. We teachers, at my school, have two copy machines to use among approximately 110 faculty members. We don't all need them at the same time, of course, but if you divide 110 by two, delays are frequent. What's worse, though, is how quickly those machines wear out. Having worked in a conventional office prior to becoming a teacher, I promise you, school machines wear out much faster. It's a matter of sheer volume – 110 teachers, averaging 90 students each (give or take), everyone needing to make worksheets, scoring rubrics, study guides, tests, and other assorted effluvia several times a week... A copier serving a semester in a medium-sized public school is the equivalent of James Bond servicing all 23 movies worth of women in a row without even taking a break for a Red Bull: it doesn't matter how good you are, by the time you're finished you're going to be a wreck, and probably have picked up chlamydia from Denise Richards.

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