Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 10/28/2015

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

Dark Horse
Fight Club 2 #6

Batman and Robin Eternal #4
Flash #45
Gotham by Midnight #10
Grayson #13

Chew #51

Chewbacca #2
Deadpool vs. Thanos #4
Spider-Man 2099 #2

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Joey Logano Wins Following Wild Talladega Finish

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Joey Logano won the 500 from Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.

The victory was Logano’s third straight victory, giving him a three-race sweep of the Contender round of the Chase.  Logano said the victory is a reflection of his team’s hard work this season.

Photo courtesy Chris Graythen/Getty Images
“This team is unbelievable, three in a row,” Logano said.  “What an amazing team we’ve got.  We came to play this year.”

After running without a caution for the first half of the race, the ending of the race was marred by controversy.  Earlier in the week, NASCAR announced that instead of the customary three green-white-checkered attempts, they would instead go with just one attempt at a GWC finish at Talladega. 
After a late-race caution, the field was set to have a GWC attempt.  Before the field could make it to the start/finish line, a wreck mid-pack caused the caution to come back out, and NASCAR said that attempt did not count because the leaders had not taken the green flag.  Logano said the call confused him.

“Well I was confused after the first one…I thought the green flag flew and it was an attempt but NASCAR said no,” Logano said.  “We play by NASCAR’s rules in their sandbox, so we’ll play by those and thankfully it worked out for us.”

On the final restart, Kevin Harvick made contact with Trevor Bayne, which started the “Big One” at the front of the pack.  Harvick, who’s engine had been down on power, said he was trying to get out of the way when he made contact with Bayne.  

NASCAR threw the caution just before Dale Earnhardt Jr. could take the lead, which allowed Logano to pick up the victory.  Earnhardt said regardless of the outcome, he supported NASCAR’s call.

“Another 100 yards and I’d have been in the lead, but NASCAR makes the calls,” Earnhardt said.  “I have 100 percent faith in the choices that they make.  I’m not going to be too upset about it, I did everything I could.”

Following the race, four drivers were eliminated from the Chase: Earnhardt, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin.  

The eight drivers who advance to the Eliminator Round starting next weekend in Martinsville:
1. Joey Logano
2. Carl Edwards
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Jeff Gordon
5. Kurt Busch
6. Martin Truex Jr.
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Kyle Busch

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

Photo courtesy Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 10/21/2015

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

Batman and Robin Eternal #3

Back to the Future #1
Godzilla in Hell #4

Invincible #124

Amazing Spider-Man #2
Astonishing Ant-Man #1
Darth Vader #11
Invincible Iron Man #2
Star Wars: Shattered Empire #4
Uncanny Inhumans #1

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #4
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Two #2
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #13

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Joey Logano Wins at Kansas

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Joey Logano won the Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Logano chased down Matt Kenseth in the final laps, and Kenseth spun after the two drivers made contact.  Logano said the contact was a product of hard racing between two of NASCAR’s best.

Photo courtesy Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
“He raced me hard so I raced him hard back,” Logano said.  “If I get raced like that, I’ll race the same way.  That’s how I’ve always been.”

Logano picked up his second victory in as many weeks, which stopped any other Chase drivers from locking themselves into the next round heading into Talladega.  Logano said that was his team’s strategy heading into Kansas.

“Even though we’re moved on to the next round…our goal is to still win the race,” Logano said.  “That’s kind of the strategy of this Chase; win and try to get some guys nervous for next week.”

With a victory, Kenseth would have locked himself into the third round of the Chase.  Now he must head to Talladega Superspeedway next weekend in what promises to be the wildest race of the Chase.

“I pulled up in front of him [Logano] and he just lifted my tires off the ground and wrecked me,” Kenseth said.  “To me, strategically, it doesn’t seem like a good decision for him but it’s the one he made.”

Logano said Kenseth put him into a position where he had to wreck the 20 to get to victory lane.

“I got raced hard, got [run into the fence] twice, so I wasn’t going to put up with it,” Logano said.  “I’m sure we’ll talk about it.”

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

Photo courtesy Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 10/14/2015

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

Batman #45
Batman and Robin Eternal #2
Harley Quinn #21

Sex Criminals #13
Walking Dead #147

Chewbacca #1
Civil War #5
Deadpool Vs. Thanos #3
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Star Wars: Shattered Empire #3
Marvel Zombies #4
New Avengers #1
Spider-Gwen #1
Spider-Man 2099 #1
What If? Infinity X-Men #1

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Weekly Pull List: 10/7/2015

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

Batman and Robin Eternal #1
Detective Comics #45
Green Arrow #45
Green Arrow Annual #1

D4VE 2 #2

All-New All-Different Point One #1
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Darth Vader #10
Doctor Strange #1
Groot #5
Invincible Iron Man #1
Star Wars: Shattered Empire #2
Old Man Logan #5
Secret Wars #6
Siege #4
Spider-Island #5
Star Wars #10
Star Wars Lando #5
What If? Infinity Inhumans #1
What If? Infinity Thanos #1

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Two #1