Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 4/27/2016

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

Batman #51
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4
Harley Quinn #27

Saga #36
Sex Criminals #15

Amazing Spider-Man #11
Carnage #7
Daredevil #6
Doctor Strange #7
Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic #1
Drax #6
International Iron Man #2
Spider-Woman #6
Spidey #5
Star Wars #18
Star-Lord #6
Venom Space Knight #6
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #3

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Edwards Wins in Richmond

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Carl Edwards won the Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
The victory Sunday was Edwards’ second-straight win.  He had to move his teammate Kyle Busch out of the way on the final lap to pick up the win.  Edwards said he was already committed to the inside line when Busch decided to block.

“[Busch] went down to the bottom to park it in 3 and 4 and I had already decided to go down there, so I thought I was going to give him a little nudge,” Edwards said.  “We both got wins and we’re racing for wins and getting these trophies.”

“I didn’t think we had anything, Kyle was so good there for that run.  Kyle’s an amazing teammate.”

Busch said his car wasn’t as good on the long run as Edwards’, and it ultimately cost him the race.

“We had a really great car today,” Busch said.  “We were fast, but not as good as Carl on the long runs.  We did everything right; we did everything we were supposed to do and put ourselves in the right position.”

The race was highlighted by the return of Tony Stewart, who missed the first eight races of the season recovering from a back injury following an off-season crash.  Stewart finished 19th.

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

Photo courtesy Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 4/20/2016

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

Harley's Little Black Book #3

Back to the Future #7
Godzilla Oblivion #2

Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo #1
Invincible #127

All-New Hawkeye #6
Astonishing Ant-Man #7
Captain America: Road to War #1
Captain Marvel #4
Deadpool #10
Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #3
Extraordinary X-Men #9
Howard the Duck #6
Nova #6
Obi-Wan and Anakin #4
Power Man and Iron Fist #3
Silk #7
Spider-Man Deadpool #4
Totally Awesome Hulk #5

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year 2 #8
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #2

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Carl Edwards Dominates the Food City 500

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Carl Edwards dominated the Food City 500 to pick up the victory on Sunday afternoon from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Edwards started on the pole and led a race-high 276 laps.  Edwards said this victory was because of his team’s continued hard work.
Photo courtesy Adam Niemeyer

“There were so many different things happening out there,” Edwards said.  “Different guys were fast at different times.  These guys have been working really hard.”

Edwards was the only Joe Gibbs Racing car to run a clean race.  Denny Hamlin made contact on pit road, and Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch had multiple tire problems.  Edwards said his team was concerned about his teammates’ tire problems.

“There was some concern, but for some reason…we didn’t have any of those issues.”

“Now we’re in the Chase and we can go have some fun.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. came back to finish second after a dead battery at the start of the race put him two laps down.  Earnhardt said his team got him back into the race and that he used luck to get up front.

“We had a dead battery at the start of the race,” Earnhardt said.  “That cost us two laps early in the race, but we worked really hard, [crew chief] Greg Ives did a great job helping us get our laps back.”

“We got a lot of luck on those last several restarts; we restarted on the outside.  The car was about a 10th- to 15th-place car, just got lucky on those last restarts where we lined up.”

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

Photo courtesy Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Thanks to Adam Neimeyer for the picture of Carl Edwards from the race on Sunday.  For more stuff by Adam, check out his blog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 4/13/2016

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

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #1

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #4
All-New X-Men #8
Amazing Spider-Man #10
Amazing Spider-Man and Silk: The Spider Fly Effect #2
Darth Vader #19
Guardians of the Galaxy #7
Gwenpool #1
Moon Knight #1
Rocket Raccoon and Groot #4
Spider-Gwen #7
Spidey #4
Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1
Web Warriors #6

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Busch Continues NASCAR Domination with Win at Texas

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kyle Busch won the Duck Commander 500 from Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Busch picked up another victory, continuing his dominance of NASCAR’s three National Series.  He has now won the last four NASCAR races, dating back to last weekend’s races at Martinsville.   Busch said his team is working really well together right now.
Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images
“Right now, it’s just clicking and going together,” Busch said.  “It’s pretty darn good…having a blast, living the dream.”

Austin Dillon spun to begin a large wreck with about 40 laps to go, and Busch was able to get around Martin Truex Jr. on the final restart.  Busch said his car had gotten better as the night went on.

“We made some great adjustments all night long.  I think the racetrack kept coming to us as the night progressed as well too.”

Truex, who dominated the second half of the race, stayed out with Dillon on a late caution while the other leaders pitted.  Truex said his old tires couldn’t hold off the other leaders.

“Our plan was to stay out and [crew chief Cole Pearn] called me in at the last second and I didn’t want to hit the cone,” Truex said.  “By the time we finally got rolling there, we just didn’t have the grip everyone else had and we were just sliding around.”

“It’s frustrating, but that’s racing and that’s the way it goes sometimes.”

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

Photo courtesy Kyle Busch Facebook