Monday Night Raw Warm Up for September 10th, 2012

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This week’s abbreviated one-man version of the Warm Up revolves around one name: Bret Hart. Tonight WWE Raw touches down in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, site of the infamous 1997 “Montreal Screwjob” that saw has been the source of more discussion than few other things in wrestling history. For me, this is THE reason to watch tonight. However, given the relative lack of promotion for this aspect of the show on last week’s Raw I fear that many other things will take center stage tonight, and maybe they should.

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My Latest Pull List – September 5th, 2012

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Weekly comic books are a big part of my life and below is a list of what I’ll be picking up this Wednesday along with cover artwork and previews courtesy of Comixology’s Pull List app.

At first glance, I thought I only had two books on my list this week but upon further inspection it turned out to be four. Part of me is determined to get it back down.

  • AGE OF APOCALYPSE #7 – There’s a good chance I’m not buying this. I fell behind almost immediately on this series and although I’m caught up I’m not sure this is an AoA story I want to read.
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #693 – I jumped in with #692 after a long stretch of buying and not reading while hoping in vain to catch up. I’m really not sure what to make of this Alpha story, but regardless I’m most likely ending my collection with #700.
  • FIRST X-MEN #2 – I’m a sucker for Neal Adams’ X-Men, but this is a story that I can’t get behind. Even though Christos Gage has a history with this type of stuff, the whole thing’s a retcon that’s sure to cause trouble for the backstory of every character involved. I’m only making things worse by buying it.
  • X-FACTOR #243 – Even though it’s shipping in a light week, this would be my top book no matter what else was on the shelf. Polaris’ history revealed? Come on! I’ve been looking forward to this issue since the moment I heard Peter David mention it.

Check back every week to see what’s on My Latest Pull List and please share your thoughts on these titles and everything you’re reading this week in the comments.


Monday Night Raw Warm Up for September 3rd, 2012

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C.M. Punk’s latest turn as a heel was cemented last week with a brutal assault on Jerry “The King” Lawler. Punk’s reception tonight in his hometown of Chicago is expected to remain overwhelmingly positive regardless.

Last week’s Raw saw C.M. Punk showed definitively that he was no longer walking the line between good and evil as he goaded Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler into a fight and then proceeded to brutally beat him inside a steel cage to end the show. Regardless of the direction of this storyline, a large part of the audience still cheered Punk. With such headway made to show this new side to Punk’s demeanor, tonight’s Raw eminates from Chicago where Punk will absolutely be received as a babyface. Will he apologize for his actions or give his reasons for attempting to teach Lawler the meaning of “RESPECT!”

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