Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 7/29/2015

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

Sex Criminals #11

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #3
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #13
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #10

Flash Annual #4
Gotham by Midnight Annual #1

Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies #2
Daredevil #17
Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #3
Guardians Team-Up #8
M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #3
Star Wars #7

P.S. I finally saw Ant-Man!!! It was seriously so awesome and you need to see it if you haven't yet! Be sure to stay for the post-credits scene as well...it sets up for Captain America: Civil War!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kyle Busch Continues to Dominate, Wins at Indianapolis

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Busch continued his domination of the Sprint Cup Series, picking up his fourth victory in five races on Sunday.  Busch said the win was one of the biggest of his career.

“Nothing better than being in victory lane for one of my biggest wins of my career here,” Busch said.  “And sweeping the weekend, even bigger yet.”

Photo courtesy Adam Niemeyer
Busch, who missed the first 11 races of the season after being injured at Daytona, now finds himself just 23 points out of the top 30 in points.  Busch said his team can definitely contend for the championship if he can meet the top 30 requirement.

“We’re definitely a championship-contending team, and we just got to be championship-eligible.”

Not everyone left Indianapolis happy, however.  Hometown favorite Jeff Gordon, who was making his final start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, crashed early in the event.  He was able to continue on in the race, but he finished 42nd after his car failed to maintain the minimum speed and he was forced to the garage.

Unofficial results:

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

Photo courtesy Sean Gardner

Thanks to Adam Niemeyer for the picture of Kyle Busch used in this story.  To see more of Adam's work, check out his blog.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 7/22/2015

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

Dark Horse
Fight Club 2 #3

Flash #42
Gotham by Midnight #7
Grayson #10
Harley Quinn and Power Girl #2

All-New Hawkeye #4
E is for Extinction #2
Future Imperfect #3
Loki: Agent of Asgard #16
Magneto #20
Marvel Zombies #2
Old Man Logan #3
Spider-Woman #9
Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1
The Punisher #20
Uncanny X-Men #35
Weirdworld #2

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back in New Hampshire

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kyle Busch won the 5-Hour Energy 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

The win was Busch’s third of the season, and it helped move him closer to the top 30 in points and a Chase berth.  Busch, now just 58 points behind 30th place, said the possibility of making the Chase is getting more real every week.
Photo courtesy Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
“This is such an awesome win, such an awesome comeback,” Busch said.  “Every week it’s been getting better and better.  It’s certainly the right thing to do to win races and to gather these points.”

During the race Busch found himself a lap down after he pitted for what he thought was a flat tire, but he raced his way back onto the lead lap before a caution came out on lap 250.  Busch said that passing Kevin Harvick to get his lap back was the pass that got him to victory lane.

“I just drove as hard as I could when I got off pit road, and I knew I needed to get those guys,” Busch said.  “The 4 [of Harvick] and the 2 [of Brad Keselowski] were the class of the field today.  I felt like our car was a close third.”

“Just winning these things, it’s just spectacular.”

Unofficial results:

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

Photo courtesy Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 7/15/2015

Godzilla In Hell #1

Invincible #121

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #3

Harley Quinn #18

Ant-Man Annual #1
Armor Wars #3
Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps #2
Guardians of Knowhere #1
Hail Hydra #1
Hawkeye #22
Inhumans: Attilan Rising #3
Korvac Saga #2
Moon Knight #17
Planet Hulk #3
Secret Wars: Battleworld #3
Siege #1
Silver Surfer #13
Years of Future Past #3

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 7/8/2015

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

Saga #30
Sex Criminals #11
The Walking Dead #144

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #14

Batman #42

Age of Apocalypse #1
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2
Civil War #1
Ghost Racers #2
Inferno #3
Lando #1
Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #2
Secret Wars 2099 #3
Spider-Island #1
Spider-Verse #3

Austin Dillon Ready for Kentucky: "You Feel Like Superman"

Austin Dillon said he was ready to race at Kentucky this weekend just days after a horrifying crash on the final lap of Sunday's Coke Zero 400.

Dillon had a busy morning of media availablity on Tuesday, which included appearances on the Today Show and SportsCenter before a NASCAR teleconference.  Dillon walked the media through the accident from his perspective.

"When [Hamlin] got turned...I kind of knew were in a bad situation at that point," Dillon said.  "I just remember getting launched up, and then the first violent part of the wreck was when we turned upside down."
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Dillon said he tensed up and grabbed the wheel when his car was headed towards the catchfence.  He went on to say that the hardest hit was when Brad Keselowski lost control of his car and made contact with Dillon.

"I thought it was over, and then when Brad came through and hit us at the end, it was pretty hard, that last lick."

Dillon went on to say that the accident will not affect his performance on the track.  He said he was mentally and physically prepared to race this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.

"As a driver you try not to let that emotion creep into your head, because I'm confident as I've ever been right now because of the safety," Dillon said.  "I believe I'm still strong and confident.  If I was shaken...I wouldn't be getting in that car next weekend.  But I feel fine."

"If I can take a lick like that and feel as good as I do right now, I feel like I can do anything.  You feel like Superman."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dale Jr. Wins at Daytona, Austin Dillon Walks Away from Scary Crash

Originally written for CLNS Radio. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a wet and wild Coke Zero 400 from the Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning.

Earnhardt had the strongest car all race, leading 96 of 161 laps and pulling away on every restart late in the race.  Earnhardt said it was a testament to the motors and cars that Hendrick Motorsports builds.

“All the guys back at the shop, they put together such good cars,” Earnhardt said.  “This car is the one we won Talladega with.  It’s going to get retired one of these days, hopefully we get to keep using it.”

Earnhardt’s win, however, was overshadowed by a scary last-lap accident once the cars had passed the finish line.  Denny Hamlin turned sideways and made contact with Austin Dillon.  Dillon’s car was sent airborne, tearing down the catchfence before landing on its roof.
The remains of Dillon's car. (Photo courtesy FOX Sports)

Dillon’s engine came to rest in the middle of the frontstretch grass, while his car came to rest at the end of pit road.  13 fans were examined following the race in the area where debris from Dillon’s car flew, with four fans treated on site and another taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Earnhardt, who lost his father at Daytona in 2001, said he was thankful that Dillon was able to walk away from the crash.

“That scared the hell out of me, I’ll be honest with you.  I saw the whole thing happen…that was terrifying to watch.  You know a wreck like that’s got the potential for someone to get injured…I’m just so thankful that all of the drivers are okay.”

Dillon, who was treated and released from the infield care center, said he had a bruised tailbone and bruised forearm.

“It’s part of this racing,” Dillon said.  “Everyone is pushing as hard as they can…it’s just a wad.  Ice up and go to Kentucky.”

Unofficial results:

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

Photo courtesy Robert Laberge

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 7/1/2015

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

Chew #50

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #9

Detective Comics #42
Green Arrow #42

Amazing Spider-Man #19.1
Darth Vader #7
Future Imperfect #2
Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX #2
Groot #2
Guardians Team-Up #7
Princess Leia #5
Secret Wars #4
Secret Wars Journal #3
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
Ultimate End #3
X-Tinction Agenda #2
Years of Future Past #2