– Ghost Rider: Heaven’s Fire seems a bit gratuitous in some ways (was there a reason this couldn’t just be in the regular Ghost Rider comic instead of pumping the price to four bucks because you included a measly 70s reprint in the back, Marvel?), but who cares if it’s a bit of a money grab because at least it’s a justified one: Jason Aaron is really pumping this comic full of pure nitrous and putting pedal to the metal in the best possible way. He just keeps upping the ante more and more with every issue of Ghost Rider and it never disappoints.
– Everybody else has already given Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of the first Parker novel, The Hunter, big ups so I might as well jump on board: holy shit what a great read this is.
– Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is the second Call of Juarez game, and aside from the boring gunfighter duel mechanic, this is a goddamned great first-person shooter game just like the first one was. Maybe I could have stood to see more types of gun or more instances where Thomas’ ability to use an Indian bow would have been important, but even with those issues it’s still a fine game where you shoot many bad people with bullets, and there is never anything wrong with that.
– Face The Ace is as bad as you think it is: take all the excitement of watching regular TV poker (hint: there wasn’t that much to begin with) and knock it down a few notches by having one person in the match be a giddy housewife or clueless frat boy type who barely knows how to play the game. And the host – one of the second-tier guys from The Sopranos who now has no career – is ridiculously annoying. Just a dreadful show.