Who would have thought that Myspace would still be good for anything? Not me for one. But if you head over to Dark Horse Comic’s Myspace page you are treated to dozens of free digital comics.

The one I’m going to look at right now is a special 4 part The Goon story. Part I is “The Big Blue Note” which was written and drawn by The Fillbach Brothers with colors by Wil Glass. Part II is “Bogged Down at Bush Street” by Rebecca Sugar and Frans Boukas. Part III is “A Reasonable Amount of Trouble” written by John Arcudi with art by Herb Trimpe and colors by Dan Jackson. Part IV is “Enter the Pecker” written and drawn by Bob Fingerman.

Read the free The Goon online comic book here. For those out of the know; The Goon, created by Eric Powell, is a pulp crime comic book mixed with violent/dark comedy elements and a paranormal twist- basically everything I love in a story.

The Goon has had a movie in development for a while with creator Eric Powell writing it and David Fincher producing it. They even got as far as showing test footage at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. But sadly, there is no new movement on the animated feature. Here is hoping that it will move forward in the future.

Posted on June 7th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1
I think this mini series from the History Channel took everyone by surprise and became a huge (record breaking) ratings hit for Cable network. If you missed it, now you can check it out online. The official description: The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton). Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky—to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between their families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another civil war. Watch Hatfields & McCoys: Part I online now!

Teen Wolf, “Omega” & “Shape Shifted”
The MTV werewolf series returned this past week with its second season and two new episodes.  The first episode, “Omega”: Scott and Stiles go on the hunt for Lydia while Jackson deals with the aftereffects of his bite; meanwhile, a new hunter arrives in Beacon Hills with a vendetta. Watch Teen Wolf season 2, episode 1 online! The second episode, “Shape Shifted”: Jackson anxiously awaits the next full moon, and Scott and Stiles try to rescue newly bitten Isaac from the Argents. Watch Teen Wolf season 2, episode 2 online!

Melissa & Joey, “I Can Manage”
Teen Wolf wasn’t the only show to just start up its second season, ABC Family’s comedy returned last Wednesday with a new episode. Official description: With everyone living in tight quarters, Mel and Joe are at odds with a contractor for their home renovation; Lennox writes and performs in a controversial school play. Watch Melissa & Joey season 2, episode 1 online!

This July, IDW Publishing resurrects the spirit of vengeance with an all new The Crow series from John Shirley, the writer of the original Brandon Lee starring 1994 dark thriller. Shirley also wrote the 2009 movie The Tomb with Wes Bentley and Michael Madsen, and episodes of BraveStarr, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and others.

The Crow was last seen in comic book format in 1999 when it was published by Image Comics and lasted 10 issues. Movie wise, three sequels followed the 94 film with the last being The Crow: Wicked Prayer starring Edward Furlong as the title character. A television series, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven followed the last movie, but was short lived. You can check it out over on Hulu.

This new series come hot off recent news of a Crow “reinvention” movie being in the works from Relativity Media and Dimension Films, to be written by Jesse Wigutow and directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Wigutow wrote a 2006 TV movie The Prince with Amber Heard, while Gutiérrez directed the 2008 Spanish film Before the Fall.

THE CROW #1
“Death and Rebirth,” Part 1. THE CROW is reborn—in Tokyo. Can a dark spirit fight for the light? THE CROW has always done just that—striking from the shadows, a kind of shadow himself. The spirit of the Crow is back, transfiguring Jamie Osterberg, an American studying in Tokyo and deeply in love with his Japanese girlfriend, Yumi… until the love of his life is stolen. The Crow must once more make the wrong thing right—but this time he might have to do it by killing his own true love…

THE CROW #2
“Death, My Revelation.” The Crow has been reborn in blood and loss through something that may be worse than death. Displaced spirits, torn from their living bodies, wander Tokyo as the mystery deepens. The Crow is on a mission of vengeance, his samurai sword splashing blood… but he must also uncover hidden truths as he penetrates level after level of secrets within the shadowy corridors of Biotrope… and the dark recesses of a mysterious island off the coast of Japan.

The series features art by Kevin Colden. Issue #1 comes out in July while issue #2 comes out in August. Hopefully this series will have longer legs than the last attempt at an ongoing title.

This post brought to you by Kia Rio. All opinions are 100% mine.

What do you think about Kia's Scavenger Hunt? Interested in taking your own? The concept of the video above is simple enough, Kia sent two teams of friends in the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door on the Zip and Dash through Los Angeles. The scavenger hunt takes the teams through many of Los Angeles' iconic locations on challenges, including the famed Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, Amoeba Records, Rodeo Drive (the shopping destination made famous in Pretty Women), Pink's Hot Dogs, and the Hollywood hotspot (and possible locations of famus ghosts)- the Roosevelt Hotel. What are the teams looking for? None other than actress Christina Millian.  The Rodeo Drive challenge might have been the most difficult, do you agree?

The teams had to utilize the cars many features to finish the hunt, which include (but are not limited to) Bluetooth, UVO Technology, USB jack, navigation, and a rear camera display. My personal favorite feature is the UVO Technology (linked). You can program your car to recongnise your voice so you can speak commands to it for making and getting calls and using the audio features of the car- this lets you stay completely handsfree while driving. I wish I had that on my car.

Watch the video and leave a comment with your thoughts. Then check out the Kia Rio Explorer Page for more details on the car and its features (also where to get one). Personally, I'd love to go on an adventure/scavenger hunt through Los Angeles, althought I'm not sure what superstar would be at the end of the challenge. But for me it would be less about the superstar and more about the actual challenges. That is where I'd have fun!

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Posted on June 4th, 2012 by Spark | Leave a Comment
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Bunheads, the new show from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, premieres on ABC Family on June 11th, but the network has put a special sneakpeak of the whole pilot episode online! Head on over to this link and use the password “LyingGameFans” to access the episode. If Bunheads is anything like Gilmore Girls (and it sounds like it is), then you are in for a treat- I have high hopes for the new series. The series stars Bailey Buntain, Emma Dumont, Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop.

One Life to Live will continue to live on through General Hospital as Kassie DePaiva’s Blair Cramer heads back to Port Charles to deliver some news to Todd Manning (OLTL‘s Roger Howarth). This will be DePaiva’s second trip to GH since OLTL went off the air. Howarth was put on contract with GH along with Kristen Alderson, his on screen daughter, and fan favorite Michael Easton, tough as nails police detective John McBain. In addition to those four cast members crossing over, Florencia Lozano reprised her OLTL role of Tea Delgado for a few episodes of GH last month.

Yesterday, Andy Samberg officially announced that he was leaving Saturday Night Live after six years with the show. He joins Kristen Wiig, who announced she was leaving on the season finale. Samberg will be missed for his Digital Shorts and memorial Mark Walhberg and Nicolas Cage impressions. Next year Samberg will be co-starring in Grown Ups 2, with Adam Sandler and Kevin James, and The To Do list with Clark Gregg, Rachel Bilson and fellow SNL castmember Bill Hader.

Sure, the big screen adaptation of Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds in the title role is no closer to being made, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our monthly fill of the merc with the mouth. In June, Deadpool gets “Reborn” by writer Daniel Way and artist Shawn Crystal. Marvel has released cover images (above) for the issues and official descriptions (below). Then get excited for August, in addition to the regular title we get a weekly 4-part mini-series, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic. Hey, if anyone could take down the Marvel universe, it’d be Deadpool.

DEADPOOL #56
Deadpool is beaten badly. By the dumbest member of the Intelligencia. Guest-starring Taskmaster!

DEADPOOL #57
Wrapping up the “Deadpool: Reborn” arc! Will Deadpool and Taskmaster pull of their heist? Will Trapster beat the glue out of this new Deadpool?

You can read Deadpool issue #56 on June 13, 2012 and Deadpool issue #57 hits stands on July 04, 2012, both from Marvel Comics.

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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We are only a couple months away from the milestone 100th issue of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. If you have been to this site in the past, then you know that it is my favorite ongoing comic and while most titles get worse with age, The Walking Dead has consistently been an entertaining edge of your seat thrill ride and a character study of normal people coping with the end of the world. It spawned one of the best shows on television (and the highest rated Cable series ever), although as good as the show is, it does not hold a candle to the comic.

Now might be a good time to go back and reread the first issue of the series and thanks to Image Comics, you can legally read The Walking Dead issue 1 (and issue 49) online for free. If you are a fan of the television version of The Walking Dead, I highly (HIGHLY) recommend checking out the first issue and considering ordering the trades online. If you have never heard of The Walking Dead before reading this post, it is a comic series in which a Sheriff deputy and family man, Rick Grimes, wakes up from a coma in a hospital to discover that the world has been overrun by zombies.  Not knowing how long he was out cold, he must regain his strength and fight through hordes of the undead to find and protect his family. Along the way he runs into a lot of different survivors and finds out that some or much worse than the zombies.

Click here to read The Walking Dead issue 1 online and click here to read The Walking Dead issue 49 online.

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