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    by Published on 03-04-2012 08:36 PM
    Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Jim Lee, Carlos D’Anda
Inks: Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Batt, Mark Irwin
Colors: Alex Sinclair, Tony Avina, Hi-Fi, Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Patrick Brosseau, Sal Cipriano
Cover Art: Jim Lee
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Publisher: DC Comics

    Review By: Blake M. Petit BlakeMPetit@gmail.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Justice League Part Six & Pandora
    Rating: T

    The proto-League faces down Darkseid!

    Writer: Geoff Johns
    Pencils: Jim Lee, Carlos D’Anda
    Inks: Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Batt, Mark Irwin
    Colors: Alex Sinclair, Tony Avina, Hi-Fi, Gabe Eltaeb
    Letters: Patrick Brosseau, Sal Cipriano
    Cover Art: Jim Lee
    Editor: Brian Cunningham
    Publisher: DC Comics

    Seven heroes – not yet friends, not yet a team – have been pulled together to face the immensely powerful alien threat calling itself Darkseid. As Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg do battle with the mad god, Batman sets out to rescue the one who can turn the tide – Superman.
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    by Published on 03-04-2012 07:10 PM
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    Episode 258: Movie Night and More
    by Blake M. Petit & Erin Blash

    Blake and Erin get together this week to talk about movies. They give their thoughts on the recent film Chronicle and the newest DCU animated film Justice League: Doom, plus a few other films that have crossed their Netflix queues lately, and look forward to John Carter and The Hunger Games. Moving on to other talk, we say farewell to Sheldon Moldoff and Ralph McQuarrie, celebrate the return of Community, talk about the pre-orders for Avengers Vs. X-Men and the Earth Two costume designs and more! In the picks, we talk about Hack/Slash #13 and The Shade #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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    by Published on 03-04-2012 03:00 PM
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    So, it's been quite a long time since I have found time to write anything about games. Life is quite unpredictable and it has been taking a big toll on me. Two things happened since I last put a solid amount of work and effort into one of these things, so if you see some rust in the content, well, know that it's not from oxidation and that it will go away in due time.

    A little over year ago if you told me that I would be spending all of my free time, 6 hours in a week, playing the MMO The Old Republic, I would be sad because, hey, 6 hours? That's just insane! If you also told me that I would be planning my wedding I would have laughed. If you told me that it would be to someone who would twist my arm to play multiplayer Civ 5 I would have put you in a mental institution. Yet, here we are. In short, it is quite the harmonious thing to know that my video game habit is not going to be curbed in the near future.

    Now, onto our newly regular scheduled programming.
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    by Published on 03-03-2012 11:28 PM
    cover for Infestation 2: Team-Up #1

    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Great

    Archibald the alien and Bat Boy team up to hang out in a bar while they attempt to sit out the latest event to interfere in their ongoing lives.

    Written by: Chris Ryall
    Art by: Alan Robinson
    Colors by: Kote Carvajal
    Lettering by: Shawn Lee
    Edits by: Bobby Curnow
    Pin-Ups by: Drew Moss and Livio Ramondelli
    Covers by: Eric Powell, Bill Morrison, Tom Smith, Scorpion Studios, Alan Robinson, Kote Carvajal
    Published by: IDW

    This year there was that extra Wednesday in February. Given it fell in the midst of Infestation 2, IDW's tossed in this "filler" book. I bought it because it's part of Infestation 2, though I had zero idea who the characters on the cover (and interior story) were. So...kudos to IDW for some effective branding, getting me to buy something based solely on the very "event banner" on a cover that I try to avoid in most other situations.

    This Team-Up issue seems to make a team of Archibald (a character from the Infestation: Outbreak mini that followed last year's Infestation event), and Bat Boy from Weekly World News (which rings a bell but I couldn't quite place it). Archibald literally gets caught up in the dealings of Infestation 2 as one of the Old Ones throws him across the country where he lands relatively unharmed at the feet of Bat Boy. The two wind up in a bar, sharing tell of all the events they've been through and what they've meant to their lives. Ultimately they find that they cannot remain aloof from the ongoing event outside the bar and get involved.
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    by Published on 03-03-2012 12:27 AM
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    Archer

    Episode 310 – Crossing Over
    Aired March 1st, 2012
    10 PM, FX



    It seems hard living is finally catching up with Archer. After getting blottoed after a co-worker's funeral, he and the rest of his ISIS friends go out drinking, but most bail. When he's hungover and yet still drinking, he realizes he had the best sex of his life with what he presumes to be the amazingly stacked hooker he vaguely remembers from last night, but of course it turns out to be with Pam, the only co-worker who continued drinking with him and went out for chicken and waffles. Archer is of course horrified, but it makes sense: hedonistic, omnisexual Pam seems to be a professional good time girl, what with her ever present thermos of Green Russians (a mix of absinthe and milk) and her general fearlessness. She seems like she's up for anything, and apparently that's true.
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    by Published on 02-29-2012 10:12 PM
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    Here we are friends, on that day that comes but once every four years. It's February 29, "Leap Day," and according to Alan Moore, it's Superman's birthday. The reminders of this all over Twitter and Facebook (my friends can be such nerds) made me think of the story that established this little bit of Superman lore, Superman (vol. 1) Annual #11, the legendary story "For the Man Who Has Everything." The tale -- in which Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman arrive at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday only to find him trapped by Mongul and his "Black Mercy" plant -- is often, justifiably, counted among the greatest Superman stories ever written, not to mention one of the few times the Jason Todd Robin wasn't annoying as hell.
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    by Published on 02-29-2012 01:13 PM
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    by Published on 02-28-2012 07:10 PM
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    Reviewer:
    Waylon Wernette
    Quick Rating: Old School Gaming Goodness
    Rating: 12+

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    Platform: Apple iPhone, iPod Touch (4th Generation), iPad, iPad 2
    Reviewed on: Apple iPad 2
    Developer: Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Entertainment
    Genre: ...
    by Published on 02-25-2012 02:38 PM
    Cover to TMNT #7

    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Very Good

    Story: Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz
    Script: Tom Waltz
    Art: Dan Duncan
    Colors: Ronda Pattison
    Letters: Shawn Lee
    Editor: Bobby Curnow
    Cover by: Dan Duncan, Ronda Pattison
    Published by: IDW

    General Krang's identity is revealed as he prepares to confront Stockman on an unrealized promise. Mikey and Raph get some pizza while sharing some brotherly quality time together on the town. Leo, Don, and Splinter find themselves attacked by mousers, and Casey and April have "a moment." That's the short version of the lengthy story...you'll want to actually read the issue for the details that make the story so worthwhile.

    The art seems a little bit "off" in a way I can't quite find the words for...and yet, I still like the style. I think that's my continued weakness for the TMNT...even what would sour me on any other title I have far more tolerance when it's found in TMNT. ...
    by Published on 02-25-2012 02:26 PM
    Cover for Superman #6

    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Below Average
    Story Title: The Measure of a Superman

    Script: George Perez
    Pencils: Nicola Scott
    Inks: Trevor Scott
    Colors: Brett Smith, Tanya & Richard Horie
    Dialogue/Story/Layouts: Keith Giffen & Dan Jurgens
    Finishes: Jesus Merino
    Letters: Rob Leigh
    Cover: George Perez & Brian Buccellato
    Associate Editor: Wil Moss
    Editor: Matt Idelson
    Published by: DC Comics

    I'd already decided some weeks back that this was going to be my final issue for this series for now. While lightly intrigued at the cover to #7 and the new creative team, after realizing belatedly I'd stockpiled 3 issues (#s 3-5) without "missing" the title, I figured I'd finish out the opening arc and call it a day.

    So in that regard, I certainly did not go into this issue with a mindset to be particularly "Wow"ed nor was I looking for anything to convince me to come back for another issue. But what I found was a story that starts out with me apparently having missed one, maybe two issues' worth of action (At least a Superboy issue, maybe a Supergirl issue as well?) and so I'm put off anyway by that. Though I'm thankful for the editor's notes/"footnotes," I don't like the lack of notation that I should have read certain issues before this ...
    by Published on 02-25-2012 02:06 PM
    Cover for Batman: The Dark Knight #6

    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Average at best
    Story Title: Run Rabbit Run!

    Story: Paul Jenkins
    Art: David Finch
    Dialogue Assist: Joe Harris
    Inker: Richard Friend
    Colors: Jeromy Cox
    Letters: Sal Cipriano
    Cover: Finch, Friend, and Cox
    Assistant Editor: Rickey Purdin
    Editor: Mike Marts
    Published by: DC Comics

    I happened to peek this week at the Comixology app on my phone, and noticed the cover image of this. I'd seen it somewhere else recently as well, and was kinda intrigued. Something about the timing led me to the decision to buy this, just to see what's up with Bane here, and if this maybe had a flashback. I was getting ready to buy the digital copy when it dawned on me: I was NOT going to have time to read this before I got to the comic store, so might as well wait and have a physical copy if I was gonna pay full price.

    Turns out, I should've passed on this entirely.

    As I understand the New 52, Batman's story is relatively intact from the old DCU, just that his history's compressed into 5 years, but most of it still happened. This issue specifically confirms that Batman has fought Bane before, and had his back broken, though no actual details of the rest of the events surrounding that. ...
    by Published on 02-25-2012 01:53 PM
    Cover for Uncanny X-Force #22

    Review by: Walt Kneeland (walt.kneeland@gmail.com )
    Quick Rating: Above Average
    Story Title: Otherworld (Chapter Three)

    Writer: Rick Remender
    Art: Greg Tocchini
    Colors: Dean White
    Cover: Leinil Francis Yu and Jason Keith
    Letters: VC's Cory Petit
    Design: Jared K. Fletcher
    Asst. Editor: Sebastian Girner
    Editor: Jody Leheup
    Published by: Marvel

    Upon seeing this issue in my stack this week, I realized I probably oughtta catch up on this title. The last issue I'd read before this week was the first issue after the Dark Angel Saga (first of the "Regenesis era") and probably enjoyed this largely for being part of a larger chunk read in one go, as the single issues seem largely to be forgettable to me. This issue is the third part of what seems to be another 4-part story, of X-Force in Otherworld with the Captain Britain Corps.

    Captain Britain Brian Maddox kidnapped Psylocke and Fantomex to put Fantomex on trial for killing the boy Apocalypse. Meanwhile, the Corps is facing an invasion from some undead/demonic horde, and the rest of X-Force is caught up in the battle against that horde, trying to save the innocent "regular folks" of the realm. We find out the 'scoop' on the main villain of this arc and his connection to Otherworld and the Weapon Plus program. ...

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