Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 6/29/2016

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

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5

Amazing Spider-Man and Silk: The Spider Fly Effect #4
Captain Marvel #6
Daredevil Punisher #2
Darth Vader #22
Extraordinary X-Men #11
Silk #9
Spider-Gwen Annual #1
Spider-Man #5
Spider-Man Deadpool #6
Star-Lord #8
Uncanny X-Men #11
Venom Space Knight #9
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #5

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tony Stewart Finds Victory in Sonoma

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Tony Stewart won the Toyota-Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway on Sunday afternoon for his first win in three years, breaking an 83-race winless streak.

Photo courtesy Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Stewart, who is retiring at the end of the year, had to move Denny Hamlin out of the way in the final turn to pick up the victory.  Stewart said he made mistakes the last two laps, and it almost cost him the victory.

“I had just a little too much rear-brake for turn 7 and wheel-hopped it two laps in a row,” Stewart said.  “[Hamlin] told me he knew it was coming.”

On the final lap, Stewart went high in turn 7, and Hamlin moved him out of the way.  Hamlin went high in turn 11, and he and Stewart made contact, which sent Hamlin into the wall.  

Hamlin said he and Stewart did what they had to do to try and win the race.

“I was looking in the rearview more than I was looking out front,” Hamlin said.  “I just slid up…and allowed him to get a good run on me.  Once he had the inside position, we weren’t going to drag race at that point.  I knew he was going to put me in the wall.”

Stewart said the victory was special because it came in his final race at Sonoma.

“Especially at a place you’re going to for the last time, that means a bunch,” Stewart said.  “They’re all good, it don’t matter where you get them.  Just an awesome job.”

Stewart’s win was very important in helping to get into the Chase.  After missing the first eight races of the season following an off-season back injury, Stewart needed to get a win and finish the regular season in the top 30 in points.  Following Sunday’s victory, Stewart sits 32nd in points, just 9 points out of 30th.

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

Photo courtesy Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Monday, June 20, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 6/22/2016

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

BOOM! Studios
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4

Back to the Future #9
Godzilla Oblivion #4

Carnage #9
Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1
Deadpool Vs. Gambit #1
Drax #8
Gwenpool #3
Power Man and Iron Fist #5
Rocket Raccoon and Groot #6
Web Warriors #8

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 6/15/2016

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

Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1

Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #2

Invincible #129

Amazing Spider-Man #14
Astonishing Ant-Man #9
Civil War II #2
Civil War II: X-Men #1
Deadpool #14
International Iron Man #4
Nova #8
Spider-Gwen #9
Spidey #7
Star Wars #20
Star Wars: Han Solo #1
Uncanny X-Men #8
Vote Loki #1

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Joey Logano Dominates in Michigan

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Logano dominated on his way to his first victory of the season, starting from the pole and leading 139 laps.

Logano said the victory was a testament to his team and their hard work throughout the weekend.

Photo courtesy Jerry Markland/Getty Images
“Perfect execution,” Logano said.  “We’ve been knocking on the door for a win here all season.  To see the execution this team had throughout the day, having the perfect weekend like this.  Starting on the pole, having good pit stops and staying up in the top two all race is a lot to be said about this team.”

NASCAR rolled out a new aero-package for this weekend, and Logano said his team figured the setup early in the weekend.

“Everyone did a great job understanding what this package was going to do, and put together a great racecar for me.”

Logano was challenged by rookie Chase Elliott late in the race, but he ultimately had to settle for a second-place finish.

“I did something dumb,” Elliott said.  “You can’t do dumb stuff and win these races.  This whole NAPA group has been working hard these past few race weeks, but that was all on me.”

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

Photo courtesy Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images

Monday, June 6, 2016

Weekly Pull List: 6/8/2016

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

Godzilla Oblivion #3

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
All-New X-Men #10
Civil War II: Spider-Man #1
Daredevil #8
Darth Vader #21
Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #5
Guardians of the Galaxy #9
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #3
Venom Space Knight #8
Vision #8