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Preview Trailer: Smallville: Beacon

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Here is a preview for next week’s Smallville episode, “Beacon” – which airs Friday, February 11th.

I just finished watching “Collateral” – Matrix, anyone? Kinda disappointed.

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Preview: Punishermax #10

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Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DAVE JOHSON
“BULLSEYE,” PART 5
Marking the return of Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon’s acclaimed PUNISHERMAX this issue finds the Punisher gunning for the Kingpin with the entire NYPD breathing down his neck. The Kingpin is counting on Bullseye to get the Punisher before the Punisher gets him but the assassin has been slowly driving himself crazy trying to figure out the riddle of Frank Castle.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

On-Sale: February 9th, 2011

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Shuma-Gorath and Jill Valentine DLC!

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Check out some images of the cosmic demon, Shuma-Gorath, and Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) from Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds!

The one-eyed-wonder and resident zombie hunter are available as a Downloadable Content (DLC) character – meaning not available right out of the box, ie. doesn’t come with the game. Users tend to have to pay for these downloadable “extras” later. However, if you purchase the Limited Edition version of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds from the Capcom store, Shuma-Gorath and Jill Valentine come with it.

For you gamers out there that aren’t up on your Marvel Comics history, head on over to our featured article on Shuma-Gorath from our M.E. Byron Brewer: Not his Fault: Shuma and the space Invaders!

And for you comic book fans that may be doubting just how cool this game is going to be, check out some screen shots. Or check out the extended intro – or the final boss battle (spoilers, ahoy!).

Be sure to check out pics and info about the Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Shadow Mode!

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is available in stores Tuesday February 15th, 2011.

After a decade of waiting, the biggest names from the Marvel Universe will clash head on with the combined might of Capcom’s best known and most feared roster of gaming characters. Powered by the mighty MT Framework Engine, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will deliver the best ever match up of legendary fighters and no holds barred fighting action. Get set for the ultimate faceoff when Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits the X-Box 360 and Playstation 3 on February 15th.

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Review: Hulk #29

 
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PREVIEW: HULK #29

Writer: Jeff Parker

Artist: Gabriel Hardman

Colorists: Elizabeth Breitweiser with Jim Charalampidis

Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Cover: Ed McGuinness & Steve Firchow

Back-Up: “Things Best Left Unseen Part II”

Writer: Jeff Parker

Artist: Ben Oliver

Colorist: Frank Martin

Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Editor: Mark Pannicia

Publisher: Marvel

Release Date: February 2nd, 2011

 

*Warning: Spoilers*

 

Hulk #29 sees the finale to M.O.D.O.K.’s “Scorched Earth” protocols – and it’s a Rulk fanboy’s dream come true!

I’m not sure, but Marvel may actually be reading the reviews and message boards in regards to what fan’s think. Can it really be?

Without giving too much away, we know that General Ross is not the Rulk he used to be. Last issue, saw Ross sent in to find out what happened to to Rick “A-Bomb” Jones (love this character). However, Ross has been having, shall we say, peformance issues! Ok. Ok. Ross has been having trouble changing into his heated alter-ego — so Banner, as good ol’ Green Skin, is forced to make the save.

This issue is full of twists, so much so that they never stop. Kid you not, as even the back-up featuring the female Watcher takes us for a doozy. Kudos to the team behind these quality back-ups in both Hulk titles as they actually have something to do with the main story.

As to be expected from a Hulk title, a lot of pounding takes place, but don’t let that all that brawn mistake you for no brains. This issue is full of them! While that statment may not pertain to Ross (I thought the fly-boys were supposed to be the smart ones in the military), it does to Banner who shows off his experience dealing with the emotional battlefield that comes with being the Hulk. Just who is the General?

Gabriel Hardman’s art is perfect for this title. When it was announced that McGuinness was returning, I wondered what was to become of our current Hulk artist. No worries as we see Hardman is doing Hulk 30.1 and then is back on with #31. Actually, McGuinness returning to #30 is a big clue as to what happens in this issue. Sorry, no spoilers!

Back to Hulk #29; one of my big gripes with the first few issues of Parker’s run was the lack of Rulk-worthy villains. Sure, we saw Thor and Iron Man pound the crud out of the Red Skinned Goliath; however, now Ross has joined them to take on the Hood and his Infinity Gauntlet over in Bendis’ Avengers (sorry, JRJR can’t draw Rulk). Plus, Iron Man and Thor are not villains – or at least Thor isn’t! Well, that is all about to change as this issue gives us TWO arch-enemies to counter the Incredible Rulk. One of those villains was featured in a huge Marvel marketing blitz; one I wasn’t too thrilled about. That changed after reading this issue. To be honest, it almost reminded me of a Dalek (Who fan here!) – and that is a great thing. I like this rendering better than the previous versions or related entities. Very cold and calculating. The other villain was previously mentioned and is the “doozy” (see above).

Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman excel at balancing the physical features, that are required of this title, with the intellectual aspects that are necessary to counter all that Hulk smashing – and vice-versa. Parker and Hardman give us a nicely wrapped conclusion (with a big red Rulk-sized bow and all!), not only tieing everything together from the start of their run, but from events preceding – and also events not yet taken place.

Looking forward to what is to come!