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A Trip To Your 8-Bit Fountain Of Youth With “Centipede #1” On The Wednesday Run

Today’s a great day!

It’s July 12th and that means that it’s my birthday! Yes! Thank you for all the birthday wishes…twenty-nine years young forever, I say, although it’s been “forever” for a number of years already.

But that’s one of the great things about being interested in, a fan of, and a part of, the pop culture community: you never really do grow old. With the comic books, movies, television programs, board and card games, toys, music, cartoons, and video games, you always seem to find a way to stay youthful.

At heart, at least.

And if you were to subtract twenty nine years from today’s date, and then subtract a few more, and then a few more for added measure, you’d have one of the greatest years of my youth – as well as many of you out there!

It’s the early 1980’s.

And you’re hanging out at the local arcade.

And your hair is long.

And it’s on purpose.

And you’re playing Centipede.

And it’s awesome!

Relive that youthful glory with today’s comic book-styled modern release of Centipede #1!

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E11: The Magical Place

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And we’re back, after a multi-week cliffhanger where Agent Coulson was kidnapped by the Rising Tide in the final moments of Episode 10, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is finally back. The bad guys were looking for ways to stabilize Centipede, a variation of Extremis from Iron Man Three, but in their search, they found something juicier – a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who had come back from the dead! Can the team rescue Agent Coulson from the clutches of the Rising Tide, and how did Coulson come back from the dead? Find out, after the jump, in my review of “The Magical Place.”

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E10: The Bridge

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Supposedly this is the one. The producers are saying that tonight’s “The Bridge” is the episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that puts it all together, all the subplots that have been running throughout start to make sense. Did they pull it off? We’ll see tonight as Agent Coulson recruits Mike Peterson, from the series pilot, to take on the evil mystery of Centipede. Join me, after the jump, for my thoughts on “The Bridge,” the show’s mid-season finale.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01 E05: Girl in the Flower Dress

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Who is the girl in the flower dress? Who is she working for? What is she after? We may have been subtly and brusquely introduced to one of the big bads for this series in the person of Raina, the woman to which the title of this episode refers, but she’s got someone else she reports to. What is their agenda, and what does it mean for our agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? My thoughts and more on “Girl in the Flower Dress,” after the jump.

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