Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weekly Pull List: 11/26/2014

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

Sex #18

Batman Eternal #34
Flash #36
Gotham by Midnight #1

Amazing X-Men #13
Cyclops #7
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #5
New Warriors #12
Nova #24
Scarlet Spiders #1
Spider-Man 2099 #6
Superior Iron Man #2
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17
Wolverine and the X-Men #12

Monday, November 24, 2014

Austin Dillon to Race XFINITY Series in 2015

Austin Dillon and Rheem Manufacturing Company have teamed up to participate in the 2015 XFINITY Series season, Richard Childress Racing announced Monday.
Photo courtesy Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Dillon will return to the XFINITY Series in the No. 33 Chevrolet.  Dillon won the series championship in 2013, but hasn't won a race in the series since Kentucky in June 2012.  Dillon finished seventh at Texas this fall, his only race run in the series this year.

Dillon made it clear that, without points on the line, he would be looking to return to victory lane.

"I enjoy racing in the XFINITY Series and will be proud to represent Rheem while contending for wins on Saturday afternoons in 2015," Dillon said in a release.

Richard Childress Racing did not announce how many races Dillon would run in 2015, but the release stated that the partnership was for a "majority" of the season.

Dillon will continue to run the No. 3 car in the Sprint Cup Series in 2015.  Dillon finished 20th in points in his rookie Sprint Cup season and completed 99.5% of laps run in 2014, the most of any rookie in history.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weekly Pull List: 11/19/2014

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

Invincible #115

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2

Batman Eternal #33
Harley Quinn #12

Amazing Spider-Man #9
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #6
Axis: Carnage #2
Axis: Revolutions #2
Daredevil #10
Deadpool #37
Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #2
Fantastic Four #13
Guardians of the Galaxy #21
Inhuman #8
Loki: Agent of Asgard #8
Magneto #12
Moon Knight #9
Spider-Woman #1
Storm #5
The Punisher #12
Uncanny X-Men #28

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kevin Harvick Wins Sprint Cup Championship

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kevin Harvick won the Sprint Cup Championship on Sunday by winning the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Photo courtesy Chris Trotman/Getty Images
With the new Chase format, Harvick came into the race needing to beat the other three drivers in the title hunt.  With no points on the line for the top four drivers, the first driver to cross the finish line would be the champion.  

Harvick’s team made a late-race call that ultimately won him the race with four tires against runner-up Ryan Newman’s two.  Harvick said he was worried about dropping to fourth with just 15 laps to go.

“That came down to a pit call and I was like, ‘man, we are in trouble here,’” Harvick said.  “[Crew chief] Rodney Childers and all these guys that have put together these teams have just done an amazing job.”

Harvick said he was extremely happy to have the support of his team owners and fellow drivers leading up to Sunday’s race.  He said he remembered advice Tony Stewart told him before he got in the car all race long and that it helped get him to victory lane.

“Been trying for 13 years, really want to thank Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson for helping me through this week.  Jimmie Johnson was in my trailer about as much as any of my teammates and calling me and on the phone…telling me all the things I would need to do today.”

“I was going to hold the pedal down and hope for the best.”

Following the race, NASCAR also announced that Kyle Larson was the 2014 Rookie of the Year.

Unofficial results:

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

Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Weekly Pull List: 11/12/2014

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

Clockwork Angels #6

The Walking Dead #134

Batman #36
Batman Eternal #32

All-New Ultimates #10
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #5
Axis: Hobgoblin #2
Captain Marvel #9
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #4
George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #3
Guardians 3000 #2
Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #2
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7
Nightcrawler #8
Nova #23
Savage Hulk #6
She-Hulk #10
Silver Surfer #7
Spider-Verse #1
Superior Iron Man #1

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Harvick Wins at Phoenix, Championship Round Set

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kevin Harvick won the Quicken Loans 500 on Sunday from Phoenix International Raceway to clinch his spot in the Championship Round at Homestead.

Photo courtesy Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Harvick needed a win to compete for the Championship next weekend.  Harvick said this may have been one of the biggest wins of his career.

“I guess that’s what it feels like to hit a walkoff in extra innings,” Harvick said.  “Both races here have just been bad to the bone.  Everyone on our Budweiser team has been great.”

Harvick dominated the race, leading 264 of 312 laps.  The class of the field, he ran away from Jeff Gordon on the final restart.  Gordon needed to win the race to move on to the Championship Round.  Instead, he finished one point behind Ryan Newman following his last-lap comeback.

Newman stayed out during a late caution, but he quickly fell into the danger zone.  On the final lap, Newman and Kyle Larson made contact going into Turn 3.  Newman was able to pick up the spot and the point he needed to get past Gordon.

Next week, the Sprint Cup Championship will be decided between Harvick, Newman, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin.  The rules are simple: whoever finishes first of those four drivers becomes the Sprint Cup Champion.

Unofficial results:

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

Photo courtesy Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Weekly Pull List 11/5/2014

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

Chew #44

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #4

Batman Eternal #31
Detective Comics #36
Grayson #4
Green Arrow #36
Green Lantern #36

Amazing Spider-Man #9
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #4
Deadpool's Art of War #2
Death of Wolverine: Life After Logan #1
Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1
Hulk #8
Legendary Star-Lord #5
Rocket Raccoon #5
Spider-Verse Team-Up #1
X-Men #21

Be sure to pick up...

Amazing Spider-Man #9
Spider-Verse is finally here!!  I'm pretty excited for this new storyline.  All the Spider-Man from all the worlds must come together to fight Morlun!  Seriously, go pick this up. Like, right now.

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