• Andrea Speed

    by Published on 11-04-2014 07:54 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. It’s going to be hard not to spoil this issue, but I’ll do my best.

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    by Published on 09-23-2014 10:42 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 Collector’s 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 02:48 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 that’s 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 it’s set in ’40’s Los Angeles, so the art is full of those period details that always look great. ...
    by Published on 08-04-2014 04:39 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp
    Quick Rating: Lots of Fun
    Rating: PG-13 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 its a cowl. (If its a hat, its the worst one Ive 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


    Im sure you havent heard anything about this tiny independent film. Ha ha! No, this is Marvels big summer blockbuster, and its pure popcorn all the way.

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    by Published on 08-03-2014 07:55 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Great
    Rating: R – 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, you’re 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 03:07 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 “Andy thinks she’s funny”. (This happens, for the record, almost every time.) Keep in mind thinking I’m hilarious is the only thing that keeps me going sometimes. We good? Okay. On a similar topic, this is a fun – and as it turns out, important – installment in the Chew series. It’s a quick read, breezily written, but the last minute twist makes it feel like it has weight.

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    by Published on 06-03-2014 01:31 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Pretty Good


    MannCorps sends robots after the group, just as tensions are driving them apart.

    Writers: Sina Grace & Daniel Freedman
    Artist: Sina Grace

    Colors: Renee Keyes

    Letters: Rus Wooton

    Cover Art (shown): Sina Grace & Renee Keyes

    Publisher: Image Comics




    The world of Burn The Orphanage is pretty easy to grasp. You know old school fighting games, like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat? Imagine that’s a real place, where weird stuff happens, and fighting is a surprising answer to most of life’s problems, and you have Burn The Orphanage. In it, a guy named Rock, along with his street fighting pals Lex and Bear, attempt to pummel the world into submission.

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    by Published on 06-02-2014 03:23 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Pretty Good
    Rating: PG-13 - Violence, language, man ass

    Logan is sent back in time, to save the future.

    Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Bingbing Fan
    Screenplay By:
    Simon Kinberg
    Story By:
    Jane Goldman & Simon Kinberg & Matthew Vaughn
    Director:
    Bryan Singer
    Released By:
    20th Century Fox/Marvel


    There’s some obvious changes in the Days of Future Past comic story line, and if you can’t handle any changes … you probably didn’t see any of the previous X-Men movies, ‘cause they’ve changed some stuff up. Most of it is within spitting distance of some comic story lines, but let’s face it – comic book continuity, in a comic universe that’s as old as the X-Men’s is, is all kinds of screwed up. I gave up on it years ago. So I don’t mind fudging or tinkering.

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    by Published on 05-27-2014 10:34 AM
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    Reviewer: Andrea Speed andy@cxpulp.com
    Quick Rating: Good

    Tony and Colby travel to a Wisconsin town, quarantined because of an unexplained “plague” of the dead coming back to life, to investigate a grisly case.

    Story By: John Layman

    Story By: Tim Seeley
    Art By: Rob Guillory
    Art By: Mike Norton
    Cover By: Rob Guillory (shown); Mike Norton
    Publisher: Image


    I’d never heard of Revival before this, but it seems like a solid mystery/horror series that I’ll have to check out sometime. It melds pretty well with the demented world of Chew, although I will say this: both writers have very different takes on things.



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    by Published on 05-24-2014 08:53 AM
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    Hannibal

    Episode 213 – Mizumono
    Aired May 23rd, 2014
    10 pm, NBC


    Well, I did not expect Hannibal to end with unicorns and kittens frolicking in a field! What a wonderful surprise.

    Did you buy that for even a single second? No, huh? You're right. I'll just assume you saw it, and are now comforting yourself with this image of kittens and unicorns. Because we will all probably need therapy after this episode.
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    by Published on 05-17-2014 11:24 AM
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    Hannibal

    Episode 212 – Tome-wan
    Aired May 17th, 2014
    10 pm, NBC



    This episode probably should have been named “Suck it, Game of Thrones!” After all, while GoT has grisly moments, has it ever had a man eating parts of himself while joking about it? No, it hasn’t. (Not yet, at any rate.) So Hannibal wins the demented sweepstakes. And, as ever, won the “holy shit, how is this on network television?!” sweepstakes.

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    by Published on 05-10-2014 09:12 AM
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    Hannibal

    Episode 211 – Ko No Mono
    Aired May 9th, 2014

    10 PM, NBC



    Sometimes so much happens in an episode of Hannibal, I feel like I need to keep notes while watching. It’s not only plots deploying at great speed, but little references to other things. Maybe.

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