Net, KO for a sprained left ankle

first_imgThe truth is that Neto is not having excessive fortune in his first season as a Blaugrana. After breaking the scaphoid of the left hand during the preseason, the goalkeeper has again suffered an accident in the form of injury during the Copa del Rey match against Ibiza. This time it is not as serious as the one he suffered in his hand – he will not need to go through the operating room -, but he could be at least two to three weeks off. Everything will ultimately depend on the degree of sprain injury in the left ankle that will be evaluated on Thursday after the relevant tests. There is no doubt that Neto is having a discreet passage through Barcelona. To his hopeful premiere against Inter Milan (1-2) in the Champions League, in the rest of the games he has played his participation has been very deficient. Both in the LaLiga derby against Espanyol (2-2), and in the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético (2-3) and now in Copa del Rey against Ibiza (1-2) their performance has not raised expectations initials. It also happens that Neto has not yet premiered at the Camp Nou. In principle, the loss of Neto will be occupied by the goalkeeper of the subsidiary, Iñaki Peña, who this season has entered the dynamics of the first team, at least in most of the training. In any case, and as the tight schedule comes, Net could perfectly miss both the knockout stages and the quarterfinals if they finally qualify, since both qualifiers are scheduled for January 29 and February 5respectively. Obviously it would not be available for LaLiga matches that Barcelona will play against Valencia, Levante and Betis.last_img read more

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Regular Show 40 ends on a high note

first_img ‘Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans’ Trailer Doesn’t Anger Me’Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ Is Still Influential and Funny Licensed property comic books are interesting. Many feel as if they exist solely as another means of promoting the source material, but BOOM! has been on a roll with them. Adventure Time, Power Rangers, and Steven Universe are just a few of the properties they’re publishing, and every series has been wonderful. Each book has managed to really capture the heart and spirit of its source, while also bringing something different and fresh to them. Regular Show is no different. And for the past 40 issues (over three years), it has been a great comic for both fans of the Cartoon Network show and anyone who loves light-hearted  outrageous fiction.The 40th and final issue, written by Mad Rupert and drawn by Laura Powell, wraps up the “Apocalypse Benson” arc that began back in issue #37. Having the final arc of the comic series focus on Benson seemed like a weird choice to me, but then again there is only so much that the comic can do with Mordecai and Rigby. While this arc has been really enjoyable up until this point, the finale serves as a really great character piece for Benson, a character they clearly  have a lot of affection for. It was surprising to see so much done with him, as he rarely gets time in the spotlight.Laura Powell’s art, and Lisa Moore’s colors, really make this book feel like the show. The characters all look spot on, and it has that perfect amount of animated energy. The script reads just like the characters’ voices, playing out in my head as if I was watching the cartoon. This isn’t easy to do, but this comic has a great understanding of the characters and their perspectives. Regular Show is a very formulaic series, so it is important to get the characters right.The back-up feature, by Christine Larsen, also focuses on Benson. On vacation and fishing by himself, he winds up in way over his head as he finds himself on an adventure with Norse gods. It is the perfect breather story after the final arc stretched several issues. Cute, simple and exciting, it compliments the Benson-centric main story. The gumball machine man is a curmudgeon with a heart of gold, who just wants to live quiet life, but constantly getting wrapped up in other people’s messes. Again, this story arc, and especially this issue, has such an affinity for him.With the Regular Show cartoon having recently announced they will be ending after its eighth season (which began airing this past month), it is no wonder that the comic had to come to an end as well. It’s going out on a weird and unexpectedly high note, focusing on a forgotten and underutilized character. But in the end, it is more about Benson’s relationship with the park, and how the park brings everyone together. This frames it all in a new way, proving Benson was in fact the heart of the book. It’s an intriguing way to look at the character and a really strong way to finish the series. The final issue Regular Show #40, is available to download at Comixology and in your local comic shop today. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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