Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weekly Pull List: 10/29/2014

All the comics available this week can be found on Comixology, and any comics news is on Comic Book Resources.

Saga #24
Sex #17

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

Batman Eternal #30
Harley Quinn Annual #1

All-New X-Men #33
Axis: Carnage #1
Axis: Revolutions #1
Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #3
Fantastic Four #12
Guardians of the Galaxy #20
Inhuman #7
Marvel 75th Anniversary Special #1
Nova #22
Wolverine and the X-Men #11

Be sure to pick up...

Death of Wolverine: Deadpool and Captain America #1
Remember that amazing storyline from Deadpool earlier this year when Deadpool found all those cloned X-Men made with his DNA?  And remember when he teamed up with Captain America and Wolverine for it?  Well, Wolverine is dead, and he has some pretty precious DNA.  That dude that steals X-Men DNA might want some.  Guess who won't let them have it?

Marvel 75th Anniversary Special #1
This issue celebrate Marvel's past!  Featuring Captain America's first ever story written by Stan Lee, a new story from Spider-Man, a Jessica Jones story written by Brian Michael Bendis and an encounter featuring Wolverine and Sabretooth.  Any Marvel fan should pick this up to celebrate Marvel's anniversary.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins at Martinsville

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his fourth race of the season on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

Earnhardt’s victory was his first victory at Martinsville.  Earnhardt said he was excited to take home his first grandfather clock, the unique trophy given out at Martinsville.
Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images

“I’ve wanted that grandfather clock since I was a boy, and I finally got one today,” Earnhardt said.
Earnhardt’s victory came one weekend after being eliminated from Chase contention.  Earnhardt said he was relieved to not have to worry about points for the rest of the season.

“Don’t have to worry about points anymore; it’s about trophies.  My team, we all came together and made it happen.”

The victory was also special for Hendrick Motorsports.  This weekend marked 10 years since a Hendrick Motorsports team plane crashed en route to Martinsville, killing Rick Hendrick’s son and brother, among others.  Earnhardt said he was glad he could get his team the victory.

“I can’t imagine losing the magnitude of people Rick lost,” Earnhardt said.  “My heart goes out to him this weekend, and I’m glad his cars are god here; this honors them.”

Unofficial results:

1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Ryan Newman
4. Tony Stewart
5. Joey Logano
6. Matt Kenseth
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Denny Hamlin
9. AJ Allmendinger
10. David Ragan
11. Kyle Busch
12. Austin Dillon
13. Greg Biffle
14. Paul Menard
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16. Jamie McMurray
17. Justin Allgaier
18. Cole Whitt
19. Landon Cassill
20. Carl Edwards
21. Aric Almirola
22. David Gilliland
23. Marcos Ambrose
24. Michael Annett
25. Josh Wise
26. Mike Wallace
27. Brian Vickers
28. Kyle Fowler
29. Alex Bowman
30. Kyle Larson
31. Brad Keselowski
32. Jimmie Johnson
33. Kevin Harvick
34. Danica Patrick
35. Reed Sorenson
36. Kurt Busch
37. Casey Mears
38. Martin Truex Jr.
39. J.J. Yeley
40. Kasey Kahne
41. Travis Kvapil
42. Timmy Hill
43. Clay Rogers

Photo courtesy Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekly Pull List: 10/22/2014

All the comics available this week can be found on Comixology, and any comics news is on Comic Book Resources.

The Walking Dead #133

Batman Eternal #29
The Flash #35
Harley Quinn #11

Amazing Spider-Man #8
Amazing X-Men #12
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #3
Axis: Hobgoblin #1
Cyclops #6
Deadpool #36
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2
New Warriors #11
She-Hulk #9

Thanks for reading!  I should have my "Be sure to pick up" feature back next week...school's been pretty rough this week!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keselowski Wins at Talladega, Eliminator 8 Set

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Brad Keselowski won the GEICO 500 from Talladega Superspeedway to move on the Eliminator round of the Chase on Sunday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Talladega was a do-or-die race for Keselowski, who needed to win the race to move on to the next round of the Chase.  Keselowski said he had a great car that he had faith in to get the job done.

“I knew it was fast the last time we were here, and then we got caught up in wrecks,” Keselowski said.  “I thought that if we could just get through one of these superspeedway races we could win.  We were fortunate enough to do that today.”

Keselowski’s victory comes one week after getting into numerous on- and off-track altercations with Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth.  Keselowski said they only had one job this weekend.

“We had one job to do, and that was to come to Talladega and win.  I think it was very easy to write ourselves off after the last two weeks.  I know there’s probably some people out there who aren’t happy I won…we went through a lot of adversity, and that makes this week a little more special.”

Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also came into Talladega needing a victory to move on to the Eliminator Round.  Johnson seemed to be the odds-on favorite throughout the day, leading a race-high 84 laps before fading late without drafting help to finish 24th.

Earnhardt led 31 laps, and seemed poised to return to victory lane at Talladega.  But his Championship hopes ended when he was spun by Greg Biffle during the first green-white-checkered finish.  He wound up finishing 31st.

Kyle Busch may have taken the biggest hit when his Chase abruptly came to an end.  Busch seemed like a sure participant in the Eliminator Round, but he was spun by Austin Dillon as drivers scattered to avoid a wreck on lap 103.  Busch hit the wall hard, and his team worked feverishly in the garage to repair his car.  Busch ended up finishing in 40th place, which ended his 2014 Championship hopes.

Unofficial results:
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Matt Kenseth
3. Clint Bowyer
4. Landon Cassill
5. Ryan Newman
6. Travis Kvapil
7. Kurt Busch
8. Marcos Ambrose
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Casey Mears
11. Joey Logano
12. Kasey Kahne
13. Austin Dillon
14. Reed Sorenson
15. Cole Whitt
16. Michael Waltrip
17. Kyle Larson
18. Denny Hamlin
19. Danica Patrick
20. Brian Vickers
21. Carl Edwards
22. Ryan Blaney
23. AJ Allmendinger
24. Jimmie Johnson
25. Greg Biffle
26. Jeff Gordon
27. Martin Truex Jr.
28. Josh Wise
29. David Gilliland
30. David Ragan
31. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
32. Trevor Bayne
33. Terry Labonte
34. Tony Stewart
35. Jamie McMurray
36. Paul Menard
37. Michael Annett
38. Mike Wallace
39. Aric Almirola
40. Kyle Busch
41. Michael McDowell
42. J.J. Yeley
43. Alex Bowman

The top eight drivers now move on to the Eliminator Round of the Chase.  The next three races at Martinsville, Texas and Phoenix will decide the final four drivers who will race for the Sprint Cup Championship at Homestead in the final weekend of the season.  Below are the “Eliminator 8.”

1. Joey Logano
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Jeff Gordon
5. Carl Edwards
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Ryan Newman
8. Matt Kenseth

Photo courtesy Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Pull List: 10/15/2014

All the comics available this week can be found on Comixology and any comics news can be found on Comic Book Resources.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Batman and Robin #35
Batman Eternal #28

Daredevil #9
Deadpool's Art of War #1
Death of Wolverine #4
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1
Edge of Spider-Verse #5
Fantastic Four #11
Hulk #7
Loki: Agent of Asgard #7
Magneto #11
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #6
Original Sin Annual #1
Spider-Man 2099 #5
Storm #4
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #16
Uncanny X-Men #27
Wolverine and the X-Men #10

Be sure to pick up...

Deadpool's Art of War #1
In today's society, you really need a good guide for strategy and preparation.  Deadpool decided to write his own Art of War, because it's in the public domain and anyone can rip it off.  This 4-issue limited series promises to be a lot of fun.

Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1
Death of Wolverine has actually been a pretty good storyline, even though it's just a cash grab and we all know it.  While that series ends this week, I wanted to highlight this miniseries.  It is a 7-issue series that will look at the hole Wolverine's death has left in the Marvel and X-Men universe.  Should be very interesting.

Thanks for reading!  Leave a comment below with the books you're picking up this week!