• Andrea Speed

    by Published on 03-25-2015 07:00 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title:
    Blood Puddiní, Chapter 2

    Tony and his new partner go after a man with a disgusting power.


    Writer:
    John Layman
    Artist:
    Rob Guillory
    Cover Art: Rob Guillory
    Publisher: Image Comics



    Well, in the world of Chew, this power isnít all that disgusting. (There have been worse.) Itís just rude. ...
    by Published on 03-01-2015 08:01 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Blood Puddiní, Part 1

    Tony gets a new, unwanted partner, as an interim leader takes over.

    Writer: John Layman
    Artist: Rob Guillory
    Cover Art: Rob Guillory
    Publisher: Image Comics


    Last issue was hugely shocking. So shocking, I have to bring it up. Iíll spoiler tag it, in case youíre waiting for the graphic novel, but this issue makes it difficult to avoid.
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    by Published on 02-11-2015 07:33 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Fantastic

    Adrienne and Bedelia rescue another Princess Ö only this time, sheís the daughter of the Pirate King. That sounds like trouble.

    Writer: JeremyWhitley
    Artists:
    Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
    Cover Art:
    Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
    Publisher: Action Lab



    Princeless is a fun series that, if you havenít checked out, you should. Not only do the women have all the action hero based fun (well, most of it, at any rate), but itís diverse and naturally really brisk and enjoyable, taking on genre tropes and subverting them without being heavy handed. Itís an all ages comic that doesnít make the mistake of assuming everyone reading it is a white male, and does it so easily itís insane that anyone seems reluctant to do it. This is no exception.

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    by Published on 01-20-2015 07:21 AM
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    The Venture Brothers

    Episode 509 - All This and Gargantua-2
    Aired January 19th, 2015
    Cartoon Network


    Wow! Now thatís a long break between shows!


    The last time the Venture Brothers had new episodes was roughly a year and a half ago. (Look it up for yourself.) In TV time, thatís an eon. I would love to bitch and moan about this, except . You guys, itís so good. I mean, The Venture Brothers is one of the best scripted shows on television when it does bother to show up. So complaining seems really petty, and after seeing this I am so high on good Venture vibes.

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    by Published on 12-09-2014 06:38 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: The Case of The Mysterious Zita Makara, Part 2

    Dashís investigation into the murders takes a shocking turn.

    Writer: Dave Ebersole
    Art & Colors: Delia Gable
    Color Flatting: Luis Torres
    Letters: Delia Gable
    Cover Art: Delia Gable
    Publisher: Northwest Press




    Picking up where we left off, Dash is still reeling from Plinkís gruesome death, and it doesnít help him a bit that heís being interrogated by a
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    by Published on 12-02-2014 11:18 PM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Good
    Title: Chicken Tenders, Conclusion

    In the aftermath of the disastrous raid, thereís another shocking death.

    Writer: John Layman
    Artist: Rob Guillory
    Cover Art: Rob Guillory
    Publisher: Image Comics

    I canít say this issue picks up right after the botched raid of the last issue, because thereís a bit of playing around with time, and we discover how
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    by Published on 11-04-2014 06:54 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Great
    Title: Chicken Tenders, Part 4

    The FDA closes in on the Collector without Tony. It is a huge mistake.

    Writer: John Layman
    Artist: Rob Guillory
    Cover Art: Rob Guillory
    Publisher: Image Comics



    Wow. Itís going to be hard not to spoil this issue, but Iíll do my best.

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    by Published on 09-23-2014 09:42 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good
    Title: Chicken Tenders, Part 3

    Colby, Savoy, and Olive close in on The Collectorís top lieutenant.

    Writer: John Layman

    Art: Rob Guillory
    Cover Art: Rob Guillory
    Publisher: Image Comics


    With Tony away and busy, Savoy decides to move in on the collector with the reluctant help of Colby, and the more eager assistance of Olive. Colby learns
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    by Published on 08-18-2014 01:48 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Great

    A hardboiled (but gay) detective stumbles upon a series of seemingly supernatural killings that hit very close to home.

    Writer: Dave Ebersole
    Artist: Delia Gable
    Cover Art: Delia Gable
    Publisher: Northwest Press


    This is one of those comics thatís just bound to push all the right buttons for me, as it has several things I like. First of all, the hardboiled detective, which is a trope I love, and itís set in í40ís Los Angeles, so the art is full of those period details that always look great. ...
    by Published on 08-04-2014 03:39 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp
    Quick Rating: Lots of Fun
    Rating: PG-13 Ė Violence, some language, an obscene gesture or two

    A ragtag collection of misfits must save the galaxy from a really bad dude with a big helmet. Or maybe itís a cowl. (If itís a hat, itís the worst one Iíve ever seen this side of a cheesehead.)

    Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel (voice only), Bradley Cooper (voice only), Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro
    Written By:
    James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

    Based On The Comic Story By: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

    Directed By
    : James Gunn
    Released By
    : Marvel Entertainment/Disney


    Iím sure you havenít heard anything about this tiny independent film. Ha ha! No, this is Marvelís big summer blockbuster, and itís pure popcorn all the way.

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    by Published on 08-03-2014 06:55 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Great
    Rating: R Ė Lots of violence, some cursing, disturbing situations

    Despite humanity being doomed, the 1% keep everything for themselves, and the 99% percent have to fight to take control of their destinies on a train that holds the last life on earth.

    Starring: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ah-sung Ko
    Written By: Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson
    Based on The Graphic Novel Le Transperceneige By: Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette
    Directed By: Joon-ho Bong
    Distributed By: The Weinstein Company (USA)


    If you find this film in theaters anywhere near you, youíre a very lucky person. At least you can find it on iTunes or possibly on pay per view if you have a cable or satellite package. Its distribution is weirdly piecemeal, and from what I understand, much of this can be attributed to a dispute between the film company and the director. They wanted the director to cut the film a certain way and he refused. Yaay for creative integrity.

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    by Published on 06-24-2014 02:07 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Very Good

    Title: Chicken Tenders, Part 2

    Celebrations for some, a murder mystery for others.

    Writer: John Layman
    Artist: Rob Guillory
    Cover Art: Rob Guillory
    Publisher: Image Comics


    Oh no, welcome to another edition of ďAndy thinks sheís funnyĒ. (This happens, for the record, almost every time.) Keep in mind thinking Iím hilarious is the only thing that keeps me going sometimes. We good? Okay. On a similar topic, this is a fun Ė and as it turns out, important Ė installment in the Chew series. Itís a quick read, breezily written, but the last minute twist makes it feel like it has weight.

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