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The Weekly Pull: Kick A$$!

blog_xray2It's a bit of a slim week for me personally but still one I'm excited about. I know I mentioned the upcoming film adaptation of Mark Millar's incredibly fun "Kick Ass" series not too long ago, and now you can take a peek at the source material.

 

Barring any unforeseen delays, the opening 8 issue arc of Kick Ass! is finally being collected in hardcover format (Because it's finally finished). The story of a kid in the "real world" who decides to live out his comic book fueled dreams of being a superhero and the subsequent hard dose of reality that is painfully inevitable.

DC Universe Origins is something else that I think is worth taking a look at. It's pretty much just a collection of super-hero profiles that provided back up material in the single issues of DC's huge weekly series "52" from a few years ago. Each character gets their own couple of pages detailing their origins all written and illustrated by some serious talent. Sounds like a perfect fit for someone's coffee table, right?

Here are the rest of the week's releases.

Heads up: According to my most trusted nerd sources, the new Punisher Max series is supposed to be awesome. It's only on issue 3, so the timing to hop on board is pretty good.

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Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

A huge part of Santa Cruz Restaurant Week has always been about offering a great dining experience for an affordable price. For some locals, the $25 flat-rate cost has provided the opportunity (or the excuse!) to try new spots, and indulge in Santa Cruz fine dining in a way they might have thought too pricey before.

 

Scorpio Sun, New Moon Eclipse, Mercury Direct

The Sun enters Scorpio’s mysteries Thursday under a new moon and partial solar eclipse (something essential has come to an end, its purpose completed). In Scorpio we harbor secrets, are devoted to something deep, dark and hidden. Sometimes it’s ourselves. We can bring great suspect to our assessment of others. Scorpio is the scorpion, the serpent and the eagle—three levels of development. As the serpent we take shelter in our beliefs. Sometimes we bite (or sting). The eagle vanquishes old beliefs through its sharp intellect, soaring high in the air, seeking to understand through perspective. Understanding releases us from the bondage of fear. The eagle is like the mother soothing feelings of mistrust, offering protection. Knowledge does this, too.

 

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Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

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