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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 theyíre drawing the line in Supermanís 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

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    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    The game might seem quaint and outdated to today's gamer, but so much of the games that find success today owe a lot to GoldenEye 007.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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    by Published on 11-20-2011 06:39 PM
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    Episode 246: Marvel Implosion?
    by Blake M. Petit

    Layoffs are one thing. Cancelled comics are something else. But a snowball seems to be rolling down from Marvel Comics, and this week, Blake tries to stand against it. Apologies in advance: this gets a little ranty. But he does dig good comics, and he gives his pick this week to Avengers Academy #22 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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    by Published on 11-20-2011 07:31 AM
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    Supernatural
    Episode 708 - How To Win Friends and Influence Monsters
    Aired November 18th, 2011
    9 PM, CW


    Ah, the Supernatural guys do love their dick jokes, donít they? Of course, Iíve taken to referring to the seasonís big bad as Biggus Dickus, so Iím hardly any better, am I? This is a kind of lighthearted episode that turns more serious with the reintroduction of the Leviathans and their leader, the aforementioned Biggus Dickus, despite their own version of dick jokes.

    The boys go to the Pine Barrens with Bobby, seeking out what seems to be the mythical New Jersey devil (no, they never make a joke about the hockey team, even though there were several easy ones laying right there Ö) But what they find is an obviously stoned forest ranger who doesnít seem to care too much about the torn up corpse found in his forest. They figure he just has some pot growing in the back forty and donít think much about it, but itís clear itís a plot point. So is the grotesque ďturducken slammerĒ sandwich Dean dives into with abandon. (Can I note at this point that I loved the hostile server addressing Sam, Dean, and Bobby as Big Bird, Ken Doll, and Creepy Uncle respectively? That was just lovely.)
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    by Published on 11-19-2011 01:26 AM
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    Itís Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    Episode 710 - How Mac Got Fat
    Aired November 17th, 2011
    10 PM, FX


    The scene of Charlie doing his eyeball eating robot dance while a glassy eyed Dennis watches, mesmerized, while taking huffs from a can of paint thinner, has to be the most David Lynch-ian scene to ever appear on Sunny. I canít decide if itís hysterically disturbing, or disturbingly hysterical. And putting it in context will not help, as there is no context. This scene just happens. That fact alone makes it a fantastic episode.

    Thereís a bit more, though. The flashbacks in this episode are actually an aborted episode from last year, cut up into bits as Mac talks to a priest at a confessional, ...
    by Published on 11-18-2011 10:15 AM
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    Community

    Episode 308 - Documentary Filmmaking: Redux
    Aired November 17th, 2011
    8 PM, NBC





    Oh, Community. After news comes down about your hiatus, you come out with an episode that just makes me hate NBC all the more. This episode vies for top shelf space with Remedial Chaos Theory - yes, I liked it that much, and Iím aware a lot of people will probably disagree with me, because really itís a ďHearts of DarknessĒ parody. But I donít care, it made me feel better. There was also an ironic message about enjoy the time you have, because you wonít always have it. Oh, boot in the ribs, NBC. Boot in the ribs.
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    by Published on 11-16-2011 11:43 PM
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    If you follow news about comic creators closely, youíre probably aware of the tragic story of writer Bill Mantlo. Mantlo was one of Marvelís most prolific writers in the 1970s and 80s, creating dozens of characters in various media and penning over 500 comic books in his career. He's been in need of constant care for the better part of two decades now, since being hit by a car, and his family is in desperate need of help to pay his medical expenses. If you're at all in a position to donate a little money, I urge you to do so. And even if you can't, read the story at the above link.
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    by Published on 11-15-2011 12:47 PM
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    by Published on 11-15-2011 12:18 AM
    Stephen King

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com

    Quick Rating: King finally sticks the landing

    An English teacher finds a gateway to in time that tantalizes him with the opportunity to prevent the Kennedy assassination. But what he finds in the past changes him as deeply as he hopes to change the world.

    Writer: Stephen King
    Publisher: Scribner

    Although for many of the uninitiated Stephen King is known primarily as a horror writer, some of my favorite works of his have been those times when he's ventured forth into other genres. His fantasy/western series The Dark Tower stands as his opus, the uplifting prison drama The Shawshank Redemption may be his masterpiece, and he's dabbled in the likes of science fiction, crime noir, and even the occasional humor piece as well. His newest phone book of a novel, 11/23/63, lies somewhere on the line between sci-fi and fantasy, which may disappoint those who still approach King looking for child-eating clowns and possessed Plymouth Furies. For those of us who appreciate his ability to create characters and weave rich, multilayered stories of worlds catercorner to our own, this may remembered as one of his finest works.

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    by Published on 11-14-2011 12:23 AM
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    Supernatural
    Episode 707 - Season 7, Time For A Wedding!
    Aired November 11th, 2011
    9 PM, CW




    Not enough Crowley. Frankly, they should make that spin-off Iíve mentioned before, but since we now canít have Castiel starring in ďPunched By An AngelĒ, how about Crowley starring in ďKissed By A DemonĒ? Iíd watch either.

    If the episode title and the credits morphed to include an exploding wedding cake didnít tell you enough, this is a more lighthearted episode, marking the return of ďsuper fan BeckyĒ, from a couple of seasons back. It seems while the brothers are taking a break in Vegas, Sam has decided to get married - to Becky. Well, obviously somethingís up, because thereís no way she and Sam would end up together.
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    by Published on 11-13-2011 09:36 PM
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    Reviewer: Adam Chapman adam.chapman@sympatico.ca
    Quick Rating: Above Average
    Title: Behold The Watcher; Harbinger; The Myth of Man; The Scarlet Thread; Yin & Yang; The Shaman of Greenwich Village; Age of Ultron

    Two mysterious strangers enter Uatu The Watcher's home to gain a glimpse of that which Uatu has been watching!

    Writers: Ed Brubaker; Jeph Loeb; David Lapham; Chris Yost; Fred Van Lente; Matt Fraction; Brian Michael Bendis
    Artists: Javier Pulido; Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines; Roberto De La Torre; Ryan Stegman & Michael Babinski; Salvador Larroca; Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson; Bryan Hitch & Paul Neary
    Colors: Javier Rodriguez; Morry Hollowell; Lee Loughridge; Marte Gracia; Guru-EFX; Sonia Oback; Paul Mounts
    Letters: Chris Eliopoulos; Comicraft's A. Deschesne; Virtual Calligraphy's Cory Petit; Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna; Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Sabino; Virtual Calligraphy's Clayton Cowles; Virtual Calligraphy's Cory Petit
    Editors: Lauren Sankovitch & Tom Brevoort; Lauren Sankovitch & Tom Brevoort; Jody Leheup; Stephen Wacker & Tom Brennan; Alejandro Arbona; Alejandro Arbona & Tom Brevoort; Lauren Sankovitch & Tom Brevoort
    Cover: Adam Kubert & Morry Hollowell
    Variant Cover: Nick Bradshaw & Marte Gracia
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    Prior to the release of this book, I was really looking forward to it, as it promised to give the reader insight into where the Marvel Universe would be going in 2012, and help set up the big stories/events that Marvel has planned for next year. However, when all is said and done, I'm not entirely sure that that's what the reader got here. What we did get was snippets that lead into upcoming launches of new books, but whether or not those books are really worthy of a large, highly promoted book like this is the question which will determine whether or not this book is actually worth the time and money spent on it.
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    by Published on 11-13-2011 05:12 PM
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    Episode 245: Les Daniels & Bil Keane
    by Blake M. Petit


    Blake is alone and hoarse this week, so he doesn't waste time and gets right to saying ...

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