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    by Published on 02-04-2012 06:32 PM
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    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Tights
    Rating: T+

    Buddy Baker in… Red Thunder!

    Writer: Jeff Lemire
    Pencils: John-Paul Leon & Travel Foreman
    Inks: John Paul Leon & Jeff Huet
    Colors: Lovern Kindzierski
    Letters: Jared K. Fletcher
    Cover Art: Travel Foreman
    Editor: Joey Cavalieri
    Publisher: DC Comics

    As good as Animal Man is, the focus on supernatural weirdness can be so all-encompassing it’s easy to forget Buddy’s “day job,” such as it is. This issue, we take a break from the ongoing storyline to present Tights, a feature film starring Buddy Baker as the low hero on the totem pole called Red Thunder. The story of Red Thunder is a pretty sad one – a hero who never made the big leagues, who struggles with his family… the parallels, in fact, are pretty clear.
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    by Published on 02-04-2012 08:17 AM
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    Supernatural
    Episode 713 – The Slice Girls
    Aired February 3rd, 2012
    9 PM, CW



    Supernatural has a weird relationship with women. Yes, I mean the entire show. I think I've discussed it before so I won't go on about it, but the funny thing is I can generally live with the total lack of estrogen just fine .... until the shows sort of brings it up in a weird way. And then it's all awkward and strange again. Look, guys – stop it. Just stop acknowledging it. We're willing to pretend it isn't there, so you should just go with us.



    It doesn't help that this episode was kind of blah, with a potentially interesting premise it just wastes as a “monster of the week” throwaway, all so there's more angst between Sam and Dean. Do you know what this show doesn't need? More angst between Sam and Dean!

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    by Published on 02-03-2012 06:46 PM
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    Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
    Quick Rating: Terry Moore is on crack.

    As Rachel continues to figure how she was killed, Zoe realises that there are monsters even scarier than her out there.

    Creator:
    Terry Moore
    Publisher: Robyn Moore
    Published by: Abstract Studio

    Rachel is home again surrounded by friends and family. But things are far from congenial. She feels out of touch with her surroundings. And those people that do accept she is still in the land of the living are obviously keeping her at arm's length. Moreover, Rachel still has no idea how to go about solving her own murder. Meanwhile, Zoe, the young girl who killed her sister, and another hapless man that came into her sphere, is in hospital. She's being taken in by Social Services and immediately given to a Foster Home. Unfortunately for the young girl, the man of the house has some pretty strict rules for the young charges in his care, cruel and demanding rules. Unfortunately for the man, Zoe has the devil watching over her.
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    by Published on 02-03-2012 07:49 AM
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    Archer
    Episode 306 – The Limited
    Aired February 2nd, 2012
    10 PM, FX



    Oh, those damn Nova Scotian separatists! Canadian terrorists are the worst, aren't they? This is a wonderfully crazy episode of Archer that also has a stealth cameo appearance by the main Trailer Park Boys, just to up the cult TV ante. In hopes of getting lucrative contracting jobs from the RCMP, Malory ropes in the crew to run a Nova Scotian terrorist named Bilko back up to Canada. (He blew up a doughnut shop. Of course he did!) For some reason, it's done via train, setting up many complications.

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    by Published on 02-03-2012 01:48 AM
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    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com

    Quick Rating: Good

    An in-depth look into the history and impact of a dude and two robots watching crappy movies.

    Editors: Robert G. Weiner & Shelley E. Barbra
    Publisher: McFarland

    Considering the show's mantra, as expressed in the theme song, is “it's just a show, I should really just relax,” it's odd that fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 would create a scholarly book in celebration of the series. But those same fans will likely tell you how intelligent the humor was, how much the writers respected their audience, and how the way those fans interacted with each other changed the way people watch television and movies in the 21st Century. For these reasons, In the Peanut Gallery With Mystery Science Theater 3000 is an easily-justifiable book, and one that feels created almost out of necessity.
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    by Published on 02-01-2012 11:40 PM
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    After months of rumors and speculation, DC Comics has finally officially announced the highly-controversial Watchmen prequel. Before Watchmen (which somehow just makes me think of After M*A*S*H… remember that show? It happened after… anyway…) will take the form of seven miniseries and an epilogue one-shot by an interesting array of creators. I’ve already discussed whether I think the project itself is a good idea in a previous column, and my feelings on that topic haven’t changed, but I do have to give props to Brian Azzarello for addressing the primary concern of the many skeptics out there. In a discussion with the New York Times Azzarello said, ”I think the gut reaction is going to be, ‘Why?’ But then when the actual books come out, the answer will be, ‘Oh, that’s why.’ “
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    by Published on 02-01-2012 12:56 PM
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    by Published on 01-29-2012 11:34 PM
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    Episode 255: Wizard World New Orleans 2012
    by Blake M. Petit, Kenny Fanguy & Mike Bellamy

    For the second year, Wizard World has come to New Orleans, and the Showcase boys are on the floor. The guys talk costumes, autographs, and convention etiquette, and Blake hits the floor to talk to some of the creators in attendance! Writer John Layman talks about the hit book Chew and his upcoming work on Mars Attacks, arist Joe Eisma gives a tease about Morning Glories, artist Nick Pittara talks about creating The Red Wing and the upcoming Manhattan Project, and writer Brandon Seifert tells us what Witch Doctor has to look forward to in 2012! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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    by Published on 01-27-2012 06:28 PM

    Radical Entertainment and Best Buy have announced an exclusive Pre-Order Bonus for Prototype 2 - James Heller's Hardened Steel Vehicle Armor. Check out this trailer of the armor in action.



    "PROTOTYPE 2's Hardened Steel Vehicle Armor allows Sgt. James Heller to jump into any military vehicle and shrug off even the most devastating attacks," said Ken Rosman, Studio Head, Radical Entertainment. "Whether fighting off individual soldiers, helicopters, tanks, and APCs or all the above at once, this upgrade provides Heller a defensive advantage as he goes head-to-head against everything the enemy Blackwatch forces throw at him."

    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 01-27-2012 08:07 AM
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    Archer
    Episode 305 – El Contador
    Aired January 26th, 2012
    10 PM, FX



    And here we go – Archer at its strangest and funniest, using a very basic plot and spinning it off into weird directions while remaining true to the characters. This is why this is one of TV's best written comedies. Yes, I mean that.


    The A and B plots are familiar, and pretty familiar. With a money problem, Malory decides to send Archer and Lana after a drug lord to collect the DEA bounty on his head, but with Ray paralyzed, she promotes Cyril (of all people) to field agent and sends him with them. Lana and Archer don't like it one bit. Meanwhile, Malory figures it's time to drug test the rest of the office – namely Pam, Cheryl, and Ray. She tells this to Pam who is smoking a joint at her desk, but convinces Malory she's just beat boxing. (She doesn't do a bad job of it either.)

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    by Published on 01-26-2012 01:47 AM
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    This weekend, friends, for the second year, the folks at Wizard World will be coming down to my hometown. Wizard World New Orleans 2012 is upon us, and I'm psyched. Panels to attend! Costumes to take a picture of! Overpriced bottles of Dasani to drink in order to remain at least partially hydrated! Let's face it, friends, a good comic book convention is fun for all. ...
    by Published on 01-24-2012 11:54 AM
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