Monday, March 28, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 3/30/2016

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

Dark Horse
Fight Club 2 #10

Batman and Robin Eternal #26

Back to the Future #6
Godzilla Oblivion #1

Saga #35

All-New X-Men #7
Amazing Spider-Man #1.4
Daredevil #5
Darth Vader #18
Drax #5

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 3/23/2016

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

Batman #50
Batman and Robin Eternal #25
Grayson #18
Harley Quinn #26

All-New Hawkeye #5
Carnage #6
Obi-Wan and Anakin #3
Star Wars #17
Totally Awesome Hulk #4
Uncanny X-Men #5
Venom Space Knight #5
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #2

Doctor Who
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year 2 #7
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year 2 #7

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Johnson Wins in California

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Jimmie Johnson won the Auto Club 400 from Auto Club Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Photo courtesy "NASCAR on NBC" Facebook.
Johnson took the lead after the race was sent into overtime following a late caution.  Johnson said he had a strong car at the very end of the race, which allowed him to overtake Kevin Harvick in the final laps.

“Harvick and I got by Joey [Logano] there at the start, and I got a great run off Turn 2,” Johnson said.  “I thought, ‘I actually got a shot at this thing,’ which I didn’t expect to have.”

“Harvick’s been so fast and I cleared him and I kind of got away.  We saved our best for last.”

Harvick, who led a race-high 142 laps, said his car didn’t take off well on restarts.

“We weren’t very good on restarts for four or five laps unless we were all by ourselves,” Harvick said.  “The 48 [of Johnson] was able to hang with us and we weren’t able to drive it in like we needed to.”

Unofficial results:
1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Joey Logano
5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6. Chase Elliott
7. Carl Edwards
8. AJ Allmendinger
9. Brad Keselowski
10. Jamie McMurray
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
12. Brian Scott
13. Brian Vickers
14. Ryan Newman
15. Paul Menard
16. Landon Cassill
17. Casey Mears
18. Clint Bowyer
19. Matt Kenseth
20. Trevor Bayne
21. Aric Almirola
22. David Ragan
23. Regan Smith
24. Austin Dillon
25. Kyle Busch
26. Cole Whitt
27. Matt DiBenedetto
28. Kasey Kahne
29. Michael Annett
30. Kurt Busch
31. Michael McDowell
32. Martin Truex Jr.
33. Chris Buescher
34. Jeffrey Earnhardt
35. Ryan Blaney
36. Josh Wise
37. Greg Biffle
38. Danica Patrick
39. Kyle Larson

Photo courtesy Jonathan Moore/Getty Images

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 3/16/2016

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 #24
Green Arrow #50

All-New X-Men #6
Astonishing Ant-Man #6
Captain Marvel #3
Deadpool and the Mercs For Money #2
Extraordinary X-Men #8
International Iron Man #1
Power Man and Iron Fist #2
Silk #6
Spider-Woman #5
Star-Lord #5
Web Warriors #5

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #5

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Kevin Harvick Wins at Phoenix

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kevin Harvick won the Good Sam 500 from Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday afternoon, beating Carl Edwards to the line in a photo finish.
Photo courtesy Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Harvick, who has dominated at Phoenix in recent years, had a strong car during the race, but had to hold off Edwards following an overtime finish.  Harvick was able to beat Edwards to the line by .01 seconds.

Harvick said he knew Edwards would make it tough for him at the end of the race.

“I knew [Edwards] was better through 3 and 4, and that was not the car I wanted to see behind me,” Harvick said.  “I got up too high and I wasn’t able to stay on the bottom like I wanted to and he got into me, like he should have.”

“I knew…I was going to have to get into his door, and it worked, just barely.”

Edwards came within inches of picking up the victory, and he said he didn’t quite time his final move correctly.

“I thought I’d just move [Harvick] out of the way and get by, I just didn’t move him far enough,” Edwards said.  “I tried to side-swipe him before he got there, but I needed to be in front of his front tire.”

Unofficial results:
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Carl Edwards
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Kyle Busch
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6. Kurt Busch
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Chase Elliott
9. Austin Dillon
10. Ryan Blaney
11. Jimmie Johnson
12. Kyle Larson
13. Aric Almirola
14. Martin Truex Jr.
15. Ty Dillon
16. Jamie McMurray
17. AJ Allmendinger
18. Joey Logano
19. Danica Patrick
20. Matt DiBenedetto
21. Greg Biffle
22. Kasey Kahne
23. Trevor Bayne
24. David Ragan
25. Landon Cassill
26. Michael McDowell
27. Brian Scott
28. Regan Smith
29. Brad Keselowski
30. Chris Buescher
31. Clint Bowyer
32. Joey Gase
33. Michael Annett
34. Josh Wise
35. Casey Mears
36. Cole Whitt
37. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
38. Paul Menard
39. Ryan Newman

Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 3/9/2016

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 #23
Detective Comics #50

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
Amazing Spider-Man #9
Doctor Strange #6
Guardians of the Galaxy #6
Howard the Duck #5
Rocket Raccoon and Groot #3
Spider-Gwen #6
Spider-Man 2099 #8
Spider-Man Deadpool #3
Vision #5

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year 2 #3

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Brad Keselowski Wins Big in Las Vegas

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Brad Keselowski won the Kobalt 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Keselowski passed hometown favorite Kyle Busch with five laps to go, and he was able to run away to capture the victory.
Photo courtesy Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Keselowski said his car was great on long runs, but he didn’t get one until the very end.

“We had awesome speed at the end of every run,” Keselowski said.  “At the end we got that big, long run…it finally started taking off with about 25 to go and I was able to get second.”

“Once I got to the 18 [of Busch], I saw his car had started to fall off and mine hadn’t.”

Keselowski stayed out during a late caution, and he was able to save enough fuel to make it last until the end following a string of late cautions.

“I didn’t figure there would be any way we’d make it…we were able to save a bunch,” Keselowski said.

Busch, who won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, said a late-race vibration caused his car to tighten up in the closing laps.

“I had a vibration when we put the right [side tires] on, and then it just kept getting worse and worse there at the end,” Busch said.  “It got so tight; that was the tightest we were all day.  I didn’t know if the tire was coming apart or what.”

Unofficial results:

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Joey Logano
3. Jimmie Johnson
4. Kyle Busch
5. Austin Dillon
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9. Kurt Busch
10. Kasey Kahne
11. Martin Truex Jr.
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
13. Ryan Newman
14. AJ Allmendinger
15. Paul Menard
16. Jamie McMurray
17. Trevor Bayne
18. Carl Edwards
19. Denny Hamlin
20. Greg Biffle
21. Danica Patrick
22. Clint Bowyer
23. Casey Mears
24. Aric Almirola
25. Regan Smith
26. Chris Buescher
27. Brian Scott
28. Landon Cassill
29. Michael McDowell
30. Michael Annett
31. Matt DiBenedetto
32. David Ragan
33. Jeffrey Earnhardt
34. Kyle Larson
35. Josh Wise
36. Brian Vickers
37. Matt Kenseth
38. Chase Elliott
39. Cole Whitt

Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images