What is coming out on Wednesday, September 16, 2015? Here are six spotlight issues from a variety of publishers.

MARVEL COMICS

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Star Wars #9
Description: Luke’s lightsaber has been stolen and he must retrieve it! Meanwhile, the Imperials are closing in on Han and Leia… set upon them by a mysterious woman from Han’s past!
Writer: Jason Aaron | Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen

Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1
Description: Agent Carter is back in an all-new adventure that reveals her secret history with S.H.I.E.L.D.! When Dum Dum Dugan attempts to recruit her to S.H.I.E.L.D., will Peggy join up or go her own way? Operation S.I.N.s crackerjack team of Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis return to the world of Peggy Carter!
Writer: Kathryn Immonen | Artist: Rich Ellis

DC COMICS

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Wonder Woman #44
Description: Wonder Woman is on the trail of Donna Troy, who seeks refuge in London from both Diana and her past. But a new friend may be more trouble than help for the fleeing Amazon outcast!
Writer: Meredith Finch | Artists: Jonathan Glapion, David Finch

Harley Quinn #20
Description: Like Los Angeles didn’t have enough problems with DC Comics moving in, now Harley Quinn is determined to take over Tinseltown! She’s an overnight entertainment sensation, but will the industry survive Harley’s fifteen minutes of fame?
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner | Artist: John Timms

DARK HORSE

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Plants vs Zombies: Grown Sweet Home #4
Description: A new story arc begins! A group of young plants move out of Crazy Dave’s garage and into his huge family mansion in Neighborville. But why is Dr. Zomboss spying on them? Artist Andie Tong joins writer Paul Tobin for this three-issue arc! Bonus stories by Karim Friha!
Writer: Paul Tobin | Artist: Andie Tong, Karim Friha

The Paybacks #1
Description: REPO SUPERMEN! Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill! Being a superhero has a price. Meet the team that collects it. A superhero comedy for the debt-ridden generation! Unicorn!
Writers: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal | Artist: Geoff Shaw

What will you be picking up this week?

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Jack Frost 2 PosterWe try to take a look at a lot of lesser known movies that are available online to watch for free (legally of course!).

Today I took a look at the 2013 political crime thriller Dark Power. The movie has a bunch of familiar faces and a description that yells out “noir”; from the crime-ridden city to political assassinations to mothers with secrets, it has all of the foundation to be a great crime movie.

Official Description: Murder is the price you pay for power. When the mayor of a crime-ridden city and his opponent are both assassinated while seeking election, FBI agents John Archer (Sean Patrick Flannery) and Mila Driver (Kristanna Loken) reluctantly join forces to investigate the double murder—only to discover that City Hall holds more secrets than the identity of the killer.

Running out of people they can trust-even Agent Archer’s own mother (Morgan Fairchild) is harboring secrets- the duo realizes they are now the targets of a powerful criminal conspiracy, fueled by a shadowy “secret society”. Only the truth will stop the bloody mayhem.

Joining Sean Patrick Flannery, Kristanna Loken and Morgan Fairchild in Dark Power is Chris Carmack, Kevin Dobson, Richard Gleason, and James C Burns, from a script by Miguel Pagan and direction from John Milton Branton. Click here to watch the movie for free!

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The Bastard Executioner

I was scanning through the television listings and a name caught my eye. Kurt Sutter. The genius mind behind Sons of Anarchy returns to television with The Bastard Executioner for FX. The new series premieres tonight and is set in the middle ages, promising a bloody and intriguing hour every week. If it has half the brutality that Sons had, I think fans of Game of Thornes (such as myself) might enjoy the new show. Joining Sutter from Anarchy are Katey Sagal and Timothy V Murphy, and I’m sure that we’ll see many other regulars of his. Also in the new series are Lee Jones, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Flora Spencer-Longhurst.

Official Show Description: The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny.

Guided by Annora, a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett, a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love, Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.

The Bastard Executioner premieres tonight at 10pm on FX.

Also on tonight…

8PM
AGTNBC: America’s Got Talent (competition)
CBS: Big Brother (reality competition)
PBS: In Their Own Words (docu)
ABCFAM: Monica the Medium (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men: Revealed (reality)
ESQUI: American Ninja Warrior (competition)
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club (reality)

9PM
Dancing With The StarsABC: Dancing With the Stars: First Dances (competition)
CBS: Zoo (drama)
ABCFAM: Next Step Realty: NYC (reality)
BRAVO: Below Deck (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men (reality)
E!: Total Divas (wrestling reality)
SYFY: Face Off (competition)

10PM
TV Logo - ChoppedFOOD: Chopped (food competition)
NBC: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (variety)
A&E: Storage Wars: Behind the Locker (reality)
BET: Real Husbands of Hollywood (spoof)
BRAVO: My Fab 40th (docu)
COMEDY: Tosh.0/Drunk History (comedy)
DSC: Rebel Gold (reality)

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Posted on September 15th, 2015 by admin | Leave a Comment
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A lot of interesting news in comics lately, here are a few tidbits.

Batman

This surprised me, but is actually (maybe) a fantastic idea. Mary Jane Watson, Spiderman’s long time love and (sorta) ex-wife is joining the supporting cast of Invincible Iron Man with issue 4. Will this be a long time addition or is it more of a stunt? How will this affect Mary Jane’s role in Spiderman?

Although, with MJ being sidelined the last few years in Spiderman, this is actually a great idea for keeping her in a larger role in the Marvel universe (of course I’d totally be down for an MJ ongoing in the current Marvel Comics universe). Will she be working for Stark, friends, or a potential love interest (I could do without the latter)? The issue hits stands in December and we will discovery the direction they take with MJ. Ironically, if MJ and Tony become love interests, it was Tony’s actions that ultimately led to the end of Spiderman/MJ marriage and the rewriting of the Marvel Universe’s history (long story, see: Civil War)

Lobo

December will not be nearly as friendly to DC Comic titles as five ongoing will be coming to an end by the end of the month. According to Comic Book Resources, these titles include Lobo (pictured left), Doomed, The Omega Men, Gotham By Midnight, and Justice League United.

Doomed is expected to conclude with issue #6 in November, with the rest meeting their end in December. Neither Doomed nor The Omega Men even reached 10 issues, such a short amount of time to find its footing and an audience. Years ago, these ongoings would have had a much better shot. Could these characters be retooled (or in Lobo’s case, maybe bringing him back to his pre-New 52 style and roots)? There is still a lot of potential for these characters and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of them.

Joss Whedon's New Comic Series

I’m not sure how I missed this announcement, but Joss Whedon will be writing a new comic series for Dark Horse Comics, The Twist. Of course Dark Horse is the home of Buffy, Angel, and Serenity comics.

Whedon described the series to EW, stating “It’s a Victorian thriller about a meek chambermaid who is fed to a dark horror — but instead of dying, she returns, with knowledge, power, and rage she can neither deny nor control.” The character will launch in a 6 issue mini series, with unlimited potential for future material. Buffy meets steampunk? I’m totally down for that.


Z Nation - New Season

Z Nation, the action-horror series on the Syfy channel returns tonight with its all new season. The post-apocalyptic show focuses on humanity’s ongoing struggle against zombies infused with all of the action and camp that you’d expect from a Syfy series. The show is the polar opposite from The Walking Dead, and that is not a bad thing. There is plenty of room for all sorts of zombie shows. The new episode is on at 10pm.

Z Nation, “The Murphy”
Description: In the Season 2 premiere, moments have passed since Murphy triggered the launch of tactical nuclear weapons and it’s every man/woman for themselves as the group split up and try to outrun the impending blast. Meanwhile, Citizen Z finds himself battling thawed zombies and unable to communicate with the team, which leads him to make a desperate move that prompts the arrival of a mysterious and deadly bounty hunter.

Also on tonight…

8PM
Girl Meets WorldDISNEY: Jessie/Girl Meets World (comedies)
ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX: Think It Up (fundraiser)
CW: Masters of Illusion (showcase)
LIFE: Bring It! (reality)
TNT: Cold Justice (procedural drama)
FOOD: (8:30PM) Taco Trip (food)
DSC: Bering Sea Gold: Dredged Up (reality)

9PM
For Better or Worse, Show LogoOWN: For Better or Worse (comedy)
NBC: Dateline NBC (news showcase)
DISNEY: I Didn’t Do It/Gravity Falls (animated)
DSC: Bering Sea Gold (reality)
E!: Total Divas (reality)
LIFE: Bring It! (reality)
TNT: Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (procedural drama)

10PM
TV Logo - The SoupE!: The Soup (drama)
ABC: 20/20 (news showcase)
MAX: Strike Back (action)
DSC: Edge of Alaska (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (food)
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (political talk)
TRU: Trutv Friday Night Knockout (boxing)

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Posted on September 11th, 2015 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Jack Frost 2 PosterWhen it comes to cult horror movie villains, you can’t get much better than a mutant snowman. Jack Frost 2- Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman builds on the original Jack Frost and takes it to the next level. The mutant snowman follows the surviving leads of the original movie on a tropical vacation, and you guess it, chaos ensues. The special effects and deaths make this movie worth a watch. Just make sure you have a big bowl of popcorn and a couple of beers.

Official Description: Jack, the chiller killer is back and he’s mad as hell! When a laboratory experiment goes horrifically awry, the crystal killer is resurrected. This time around, Jack can’t be killed by fire, bullets, or even anti-freeze. With revenge on his mind, Jack sets out to finish off his nemesis, Sheriff Sam, who is vacationing on a Caribbean island that is about to become a Winter Terrorland!

Jack Frost 2- Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman stars Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley, Chip Heller, Marsha Clark, Ray Cooney, Ian Abercrombie, and Scott MacDonald. It was written and directed by Michael Cooney, who also wrote and directed the original. Click here to watch the movie for free!

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Posted on September 9th, 2015 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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It has been a while since we took a trip into The Pit and I can honestly say that I’ve missed writing the column. What started as a way to throw out some opinions on various news stories turned into a fun way to spotlight multiple topics without the need to do a full blown articles on any of the subjects. I can’t promise that I’ll be able to write this column daily, but I’m going to try to make it a weekly thing.

BatmanBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is getting closer and closer (the movie is only a little more than 6 months away!!!). New photos from the movie has been released online, you can check them out in a Gallery on the movie’s official website (the site also features the movie’s trailer and some other goodies).

A new rumor cropped up today via Heroic Hollywood that Warner Brothers is so trilled with Ben Affleck’s performance that they want even more Batman in the film and are working to make that happen. Personally I hope they don’t over do it. Sometimes, less is more. If the movie is working and Batman is the standout, keep it that way. Don’t try to force more of a good thing, just let it happen organically. Either way, I’ll be seeing  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on opening night.

Wolverine

Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman is sticking to his story that Wolverine III will be his last movie as the beloved gruff X-Man. On the plus side, there is rumor has it that he has a role (or cameo) in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, so while Wolverine III might be his last ride as the hero, it will not be the only movie we have to look forward to with Jackman in the role.

Another awesome rumor is that we will see the return of Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, in the new solo Wolverine outing. Creed was played by ex-wrestler Tyler Mane in X-Men, but recast with Liev Schreiber in the prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Schreiber was easily the best part of a otherwise disappointing first Wolverine solo outing, but I’d welcome seeing him have another go at the villain. Hopefully the material in the new movie will be up to par (it better be if its the last time we’ll see Jackman as the Wolverine.

Ash in an Evil Dead Series

We are just a month and a half away from the premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ! I can not wait to see Bruce Campbell return to the iconic role and face-off with a new crop of Deadites!

The series has a new official description: “Ash vs Evil Dead follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.” The show also has a new behind the scenes video, click here to watch the “First Look” for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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