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Airing Tonight: “Game Of Thrones” Season 3 (3/31/2013)

With so many of the Metal fans digging into this now no longer new show, I figured a little broadcast celebration would be in order as “Game Of Thrones” launches into its third season. Now I will be completely honest with you and say that outside of a couple of moments in S1, it was not until S2 got heavily into it that I even was remotely interested in this show.

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Opening Today: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (3/28/2013)

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“Go Joe!!!!” It’s time to get back on track.

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G.I. Joe Retaliation Will Give Us A Commanding Appearance!!!

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I’m going to put my geek hat on again for a moment and express a little excitement for the upcoming film “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” which opens here on March 23rd and the reason for the fervor is right below. Behold Cobra Commander!!!!

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Out Today: “Hellblazer” #300 – Goodnight John Constantine…..

I’m not 100% certain it comes out today itself or within the coming days but the end result is the same as after just about twenty five years, DC Comics Vertigo imprint is ending it’s critically acclaimed “Hellblazer” title. It’s been running consistently since 1988 and became an at the time new Vertigo imprint title in 1993.

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Hellblazer #300 – The Final Issue

PiercingMetal Thoughts: For those who might have been under a rock all these years or never actually read the title for some reason, “Hellblazer” featured John Constantine who we first met in “Swamp Thing” and was an original character creation of Alan Moore and Steve Bissette. He was a bit of a scoundrel and confidence man even then who worked alongside the powers of good with usually self-motivated means. When he received his own title it pushed the boundaries in a sense and featured stories about addiction, vice, religious themes and how the underworld is probably a lot closer than we would like to think. I was a consistent reader of the title up until about issue #100 when I began to taper off my collecting and was finding interest in other characters happenings a little bit more. Despite that I am still sad to see the long running title go away but can tell the readers of our comic postings that they can count on John Constantine being integrated more into the conventional DC Universe is his own new title “Constantine”. John has been a member of the “Justice League Dark” for a couple of years now and this remains one of my favorites of the New 52 initiative from late 2011. In my humble opinion the character has done well in that title but I guess they want to entrench him into the happenings of many of their other characters and hence the transition. Will it work? Only time will tell.

I’ll not spoil the final issue for you at all since that would make me as much the cur as Constantine himself was but you can leave comments about what you thought about it below and what the title might have meant to you as a fan for these last years.

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Airing Tonight: “The Walking Dead” Season 3.5 (2/10/2013)

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So how have you been holding up since the mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” that left us hanging on by a vein so to speak back in December 2012? Are you still alright and functioning normal with no mysterious bites or scratches that might find you “changing” on us? Okay well then let’s continue and as I said when I decided to post a broadcast narrative for season three, I suggest anyone who has not yet managed to enjoy the goings on of the first half of S3 should stop reading now, and close this website tab because I want to bring some stuff up.
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