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Stephen King's Dark Tower cycle is -- not to put too fine a point on it -- probably the most important book series Blake and Erin have ever read. Does Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey's new film measure up, or has director Nikolaj Arcel forgotten the face of his father? After a spoiler-free zone, the Petits get spoiler-heavy on their thoughts about the film and the books.

And what's cool this week? Erin's on a Dark Tower-adjacent reread of both It and Insomnia, and a binge-watch of Bob's Burgers, while Blake wants everyone out there to pick up DC's Super Sons.

Direct download: ATM57-TheDarkTower.mp3
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After stealing the show in last year's Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland returns for his first solo outing as Marvel Comics's signature webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming. How does he stack up to the two previous cinematic Spiders? How does he fit into the MCU? And is it wrong to find Aunt May kinda hot?

And what's cool this week? Kenny wants everyone to hunt down some cool stuff on Patreon, Jason is already missing the wrapped-for-the-season Silicon Valley, and Blake recommends the first issue of IDW's Clue!

Direct download: ATM56-Spider-Man_Homecoming.mp3
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After 76 years, the Showcasers are ready to talk about Wonder Woman. It's getting rave reviews, but how does Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's entry into the DC Extended Universe stack up? Blake, Erin and Kenny talk about what makes this movie work so well.

And what's cool this week? Erin is reading Jack Ketchum's Offspring, Kenny is deep diving into Flash Season 3, and Blake recommends Wonder Woman Annual #1 and the Hulu documentary Batman & Bill.

Direct download: ATM55-WonderWoman.mp3
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The original Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel Studios's biggest gamble, and it paid off big-time. How does the sequel measure up? Blake, Jason, Kenny, and Erin give their thoughts in this At the Movies episode!

And what's cool this week? Jason runs through several TV shows he hopes aren't cancelled, while Blake points the Trekkers in the audience to the Star Trek: The Next Conversation podcast.

Direct download: ATM54-Guardians2.mp3
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Is it true? Can it be? Are Blake and Erin back on the microphone, talking about the big summer movie releases for 2017? Join us as we walk through the next few months at the cinema, as well as explain where they've been for so long.

And what's cool this week? Erin is still in the midst of a Dark Tower re-read, and Blake throws his support behind the relaunch of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the Batman/Flash crossover The Button!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: 325-SummerMovies2017.mp3
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The first weekend of the year brings with it the first convention of the year: Wizard World New Orleans! Blake, Erin, and Kenny stop in to this year's convention and talk about the panels, the shopping, the meteoric rise of Pop Vinyls and Mystery Boxes, and the cosplay that seems to have overtaken even Harley Quinn and Deadpool... 2017 is the Year of Negan.

And what's cool this week? Blake loved Superman #14, Kenny is a fan of the world's most annoying video game, and Erin just wants some King Cake.

 

Direct download: Ep324-WizardWorld2017.mp3
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Carolers are singing, gifts are being wrapped, and there's a new Star Wars movie in theaters! This week, Blake, Erin and Jason take a look at the first standalone movie in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

And what's cool this week? Jason has enjoyed the first season of Designated Survivor, while Blake was charmed by the DC Rebirth Holiday Special.

Direct download: ATM53-RogueOne.mp3
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After a long (and unplanned) hiatus, Blake, Erin, and Kenny are back to review the latest Marvel film, Doctor Strange. How does Scott Derrickson's film live up to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's second-most-famous creation? Does Benedict Cumberbatch earn a place among the MCU's greats? And will Blake ever learn to pronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor?

And what's cool this week? Kenny is all about The Flash Season 3, Erin is reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, and Blake's unabashed love for DC Rebirth continues with Flash #9.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM52-Doctor_Strange.mp3
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Two weeks in, Blake and Erin take in the beginning of DC Rebirth. They kick things off by delving (in spoileriffic detail) about the DC Universe Rebirth one-shot, then pick their way into each of the Rebirth releases to date.

And what's cool this week? Both our hosts were wild about Disney's Zootopia, and Blake gives his praise to Valiant's A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep_323-Rebirth_Roundup.mp3
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Blake is back for a One-Shot he didn't want to record. In this week's mini-episode, we briefly discuss the passing of comic book great Darwyn Cooke and some of his greatest works. And what's cool this week? Blake recommends you track down the collected editions of Cooke's 12-issue run on The Spirit.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: OS22-DarwynCooke.mp3
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Once again, Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. Blake and Erin spent the day at BSI Comics, hanging with the readers, talking about nerd stuff, and having a blast. This week, they review some of this year's FCBD offerings and get in-depth with their thoughts on Captain America: Civil War!

And what's cool this week? Erin is looking forward to Ron Miscavage's book Ruthless, while Blake is doing a simultaneous read of Iron Man: Armor Wars and Captain America: The Captain!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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It's the merry, merry month of May, and that means the summer movie season is about to kick into gear. This week Blake and Erin take a look at all the big releases from Captain America: Civil War through Suicide Squad, with stops along the way for some X-Men action, a visit with Pixar's favorite fish, and a heated discussion over this summer's most divisive movie, the Ghostbusters remake!

And what's cool this week? Erin is continuing her Stephen King kick with Pet Sematary and Blake has enjoyed Avengers: Standoff and The Final Days of Superman.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep321SummerMovies2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm CST

It's Erin's turn to pick! In this episode, she turns to the kung-fu oddity Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky. What lies at the core of the Manga-inspired 1991 prison flick? And will Blake be able to survive it?

And what's cool this week? Erin just keeps watching trailers over and over, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Suicide Squad occupying her time, while Blake enjoyed the first issue of Marvel's Poe Dameron series.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

 

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Blake and Erin are back with a new recording set-up -- how better to test it out than to have Erin rail at the crew of The Walking Dead? This week we get super-spoilery on the season six finale, talk about Jeffrey Dean Morgan's introduction to the show, discuss the season and the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead, and place our bets on the hashtag of the moment: #WhoIsIt?

After a quick email inspired revisit of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's time to ask what's cool this week? Erin is reading everything in the universe, especially Stephen King's 11/22/63, while Blake brings us a double-dose of comic pics: Jughead #5 and the final issue of Batman and Robin Eternal.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep320WalkingDeadS6F.mp3
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Together, they are the greatest force for good the universe has ever known. But enough about the Showcase guys -- what about the movie? This week the crew takes in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And there's going to be a spoiler section this time, folks.

And what's cool this week? Kenny just binged Daredevil season 2, Jason throws in a shameless plug for the play he and Blake are working on, Erin is looking forward to Bitch Planet Vol. 1, and Blake is enjoying Tom King's The Vision.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM51-BatmanVSuperman.mp3
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J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg snuck out a spin-off to the 2008 film Cloverfield, and this week, the Showcasers take a look at it. In a brief, spoiler-free discussion, the crew tells you if it's worth your time.

And what's cool this week? Jason enjoyed Season 1 of NBC's Superstore, Erin is reading Stephen King's Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the second season of The Flash continues to impress Kenny, and Blake is hoping against hope for a second season of The Muppets.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

 

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This weekend was the cultural event of the century, the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To prepare for it, Blake and Erin spent a week watching and reviewing the first six Star Wars movies one-by-one, before finally finishing up with a massive spoiler-rich analysis of The Force Awakens. (Don't worry, the spoilers don't come until after they've discussed the other six movies.) In this extra-sized episode, they talk about everything they love -- and hate -- about the seven movies of the Star Wars saga.

And what's cool this week? While Erin is still too enraptured by Star Wars to think of another recommendation, Blake is there to talk about the first half-season of CBS's Supergirl and the first issue of IDW's Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep319-Star_Wars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm CST

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The lights are glowing, the chestnuts are roasting, and the demonic spirit of vengeance has arrived to wreak destruction upon those who don't respect the spirit of the season. This week, Blake and Erin take a look at writer/director Michael Dougherty's new yuletide horror movie Krampus. Is it a worthy addition to the canon of Christmas terror? How does it stack up to Dougherty's new Halloween classic Trick 'r Treat? And who the heck was King Wenceslas anyway? The answers to at least some of those questions lie in this week's episode!

And what's cool this week? Blake liked the first issue of 451 Entertainment's new comic book Humbug, while Erin supports the abstract concept of courtesy. No, really.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM49-Krampus.mp3
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It's almost Halloween, and that means it's time for another Showcase Creature Feature! This year, the gang gets together to tackle another legendary Universal Monster in Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Revenge of The Creature, and The Creature Walks Among Us! Does the Gillman hold up against the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolfman, or is he all wet?

And what's cool this week? Kenny has discovered the wonder of Loot Crate, while Blake was impressed by the first issues of Dark Circle's The Shield and IDW's Back to the Future.

On a more serious note, on Oct. 16, Erin's brother's home caught on fire. His family (including his wife, three children, and a fourth on the way) lost virtually everything they had, including their dog, Phoebe. Erin has started a GoFundMe campaign to try to help them get back on their feet. We've never asked for money on this show, but we're making an exception this time. If you can, please go to GoFundMe.com/BlashFamily and make a donation -- any size would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep318CreatureFromtheBlackLagoon.mp3
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The first ever Louisiana Comic-Con was held this weekend, and Blake and Kenny took the trek to Lafayette to check it out. Blake gives his impressions on the new convention, and discusses the gang's new game: Cosplay Bingo!

And what's cool this week? It's a triple pick, with Superman: Lois and Clark #1, Plutona #2, and Paper Girls #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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It's time for another Your Turn to Pick! This week, in memory of the late Wes Craven, Blake chooses his 1982 DC Comics movie Swamp Thing. We talk about the movie, Blake suffers a tragic misunderstanding about the nature of two of the characters, and then we discuss Craven's legacy as a filmmaker and which Nightmare on Elm Street movie is actually best.

And what's cool this week? Erin is in love with Ms. Marvel, while Blake dug the finale of Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars and has found a new reason to anticipate the upcoming Superman: Lois and Clark.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: YTTP4-SwampThing.mp3
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This weekend was D23, the big biannual Disney convention out in California, and some massive nerd news hit the internet. In this episode Blake and Erin chat about the announcement of Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, as well as some tidbits about upcoming Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm movies, the expansion of Frozen at Epcot Center, a new Jungle Cruise restaurant, and more!

And what's cool this week? Erin picks the first season of the freshly binge-watched Arrow, and Blake enjoyed the first issue of DC Comics Bombshells.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

 

Direct download: Ep317D23.mp3
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It's time for a Your Turn to Pick movie episode! This week it's Erin's turn, and she'd pulling out a film from her childhood, the 1981 fantasy film Dragonslayer. How does it hold up to an adult pair of eyes? And will Blake (who's never seen it before) enjoy it without the filter of nostalgia?

And what's cool this week? Blake gives us a double dose of comic recommendations with Superman #42 and The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada, Marshall on Mars #4!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: YTTP3-Dragonslayer.mp3
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It may be Marvel's biggest risk yet -- this week the Showcase crew discusses how Ant-Man stacks up against the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Is it too little, too late, or will this be the movie to prove that good things come in small packages?

And what's cool this week? In what may be the most diverse array of choices ever, Erin is in the midst of an X-Files rewatch, Jason recently discovered the classic The Manchurian Candidate, Mike is finishing a read of Jamie Delano's Animal Man, and Blake just binged the sitcom Holliston.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM48AntMan.mp3
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Last weekend was the annual bacchanalia of nerddom known as Comic-Con International: San Diego. And just like every year, Blake and Erin... weren't there. Instead, with the help of Showcasers on the Facebook Page, they spent the week gathering the coolest and most interesting info from the con to discuss on this week's show. Their thoughts on the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. New directors announced for Star Wars. The return of some classic comics and the launch of some new ones. This week, we go through it all...

And what's cool this week? Erin enjoyed the first two issues of Starfire, and Blake gives his endorsement to Archie #1 and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep316SDCC2015.mp3
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Last week, Marvel released their new slate of titles to follow Secret Wars. This week, Blake and Erin peruse the previews and talk about which ones look like they'll be worth reading and which ones they're probably going to pass on. And they also discuss the most important question: just how "all-new, all-different" does it really look like Marvel is getting?

And what's cool this week? Blake is enjoying Bizarro #2 and Will Eisner's The Spirit #1!

 

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep315AllNewAllDifferentMarvel.mp3
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Blake and Erin return this week for another Your Turn to Pick movie podcast! This time it's Blake's turn, and he pulls out Adam Green's (Hatchet, Frozen) newest horror film Digging Up the Marrow. They talk about the monsters, the nature of characters in horror movies, and what kind of movie is creepy enough to make Erin jump at her own ringtone. If you haven't seen the movie yet, check it out before the Petits get super-spoilery.

And what's cool this week? Erin loved Disney/Pixar's newest flick Inside Out, and Blake doubles up with a pair of comic books Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 and Infinity Gauntlet #2.

Direct download: YTTP2-DiggingUpTheMarrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm CST

Over 20 years after the tragic incident at Isla Nublar, Jurassic World is open for business? Does Colin Trevorrow's return to this legendary franchise do justice for the fans? Blake and Erin give you their thoughts on the summer's biggest film to date.

And what's cool this week? Blake wants you guys all to march on down to your local comic shop and pick up Action Comics #41 and Thom Zahler's charming Long Distance #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM47JurassicWorld.mp3
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It's time for an all-new Showcase feature! Have you ever sat around with your friends, family, or significant other, trying to choose a movie to watch and finally giving up and turning to reruns of The Simpsons? Blake and Erin certainly have. And that's where this new series comes in! In every episode of this irregularly occurring feature, one of your hosts will choose a movie with no input from the other. They'll watch and review it, no matter what it is. The first time up is Erin's turn to pick, and she went with the 1990 Scorcese classic Goodfellas.

And what’s cool this week? Erin has gone crazy over the Japanese mobile game Neko Atsume, while Blake is happy with the end of DC's Convergence.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: YTTP1-Goodfellas.mp3
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This Memorial Day weekend, Blake and Erin take in a double feature of sci-fi movies that couldn't be more different. The reboot/sequel/whatever of the Max Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, is up first -- does it live up to the original films? Is Tom Hardy crazy enough to replace Mel Gibson? And who is Erin's new geek crush? Then, Tomorrowland. Can Brad Bird keep up his winning streak? Will this finally give Disney a new live action franchise? And what would Walt think?

And what's cool this week? Erin's enjoyment of Matt Fraction and David Aja continues with Hawkeye Vol. 3: LA Woman, while Blake still can't stop talking about the season finale of The Flash.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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Free Comic Book Day rolls around once again, and once again Blake and Kenny -- joined for the first time by Erin -- man a table at BSI Comics in Metairie. This time around the gang chats about recent events in the Flash and Gotham TV shows, give their thoughts on Divergence, All New All Different Avengers, Fight Club, Dark Circle and the other Free Comic Book Day titles, and then come back with a review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

And what's cool this week? Kenny is having a blast with LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Erin is totally biased and chooses her husband's new book Everything You Need to Know to Survive English Class but slightly less biased with a viewing of the classic Akira, and Blake is still reeling from Batman #40.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep314FCBD2015.mp3
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After a bit of a rain delay, Blake is back with this year's Free Comic Book Day preview! Which books is he looking forward to? Will Marvel's wars remain a secret? Just how divergent can DC Comics get? And how can Archie Comics put out two books with no Archie?

And what's cool this week? Blake's having a blast with Scott Sigler's Infected series!

Join the Showcase crew this Saturday at BSI Comics, and get an early copy of Blake's new book, Everything You Need to Know to Survive English Class!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: OS20FCBD2015.mp3
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Memorial Day Weekend is racing towards us, and that means it's time for the annual Showcase Summer Movie Preview. Blake and Erin cruise through IMDB's "Coming Soon" pages this week to talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron and several other movies that will not make as much money as Avengers: Age of Ultron. We go from the blockbusters-in-the-making like Jurassic World, Tomorrowland and San Andreas to movies like Trainwreck, in which the reviews seem to write themselves. Also: Erin shows her street cred and Blake bemoans the state of modern horror!

And what's cool this week? "Wait For the Trade" reader Erin has gotten heavily into Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye, while weekly comic junkie Blake enjoyed the heck out of Convergence #2 and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep313-SummerMovies2015.mp3
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Blake is back! After a short discussion of his absence, and a sincere thank-you to those who helped raise his spirits during his hospital stay, we get into the first week of DC's Convergence event. What happens when the heroes of DC's pre-Flashpoint universe encounter those from other worlds? Wally West! A pregnant Lois Lane! Captain Carrot! There's good stuff here, guys.

And what's cool this week? Only two episodes in, Blake is totally won over by Marvel's first Netflix series, Daredevil.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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Shocking the world, this week Disney and Sony announced an unprecedented arrangement to bring Spider-Man home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this mini-episode, Blake talks about what it means for the future of Spidey, for the MCU, and how another property that was recently relaunched with a successful film, then followed up by a disappointing sequel, may be just the thing to combine with Spider-Man.

And what's cool this week? Spider-Verse wraps up in Amazing Spider-Man #14 and 1000 years of history are on display in Justice League 3000 #14

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Marvel and DC have both made big announcements lately about the big events that are coming down the line, and this week Blake and Erin break them down. We talk about Secret Wars and the announced (so far) crossover titles, DC's Convergence and the June mini-relaunch of the DCU!

And what's cool this week? Erin is all about Sex Criminals Vol. 1 and Blake is into Superman #38 and Abigail and the Snowman #2.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

 

 

Direct download: Ep312-SecretConvergence.mp3
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The convention tour has started again, and this week the Showcase gang walks the floor of Wizard World New Orleans 2015. Blake, Erin, Mike and Kenny talk about some of their finds, the challenge of collectible-diving, and ask the true burning question: are we reaching a saturation point for comic book conventions?

And what's cool this week? Mike is making his way through Dexter and Batman: Zero Year, Kenny is a fan of Gotham, Erin reading Tale of the Body Thief and watching Breaking Bad, and Blake had fun with Ant-Man #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep311-WW2015.mp3
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It's time to start your Christmas shopping, and this week, Blake is here to give you guys a few tips. How do you shop for a geek? Where do you look? And what kind of cool goodies are out there this year?

And what's cool this week? Blake is enjoying the hell out of DC's LEGO variant covers, and from a story standpoint, is surprisingly into Spider-Verse.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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A few weeks ago, Warner Bros announced their slate of planned DC Comics movies through 2020. Not to be outdone, Marvel hit us with Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few days later. With Sony and Fox joining the fray with their licenses, there are over three dozen superhero movies in the works that we know of. This week, the Showcasers talk about the movies that have been announced -- which ones are we excited for? Which ones have us a bit concerned? And which ones will surprise us if the cameras ever actually roll?

And what's cool this week? Kenny is into the Constantine TV show, Erin is making her way through Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and Blake gives props to Rocket Raccoon #5 and Tooth & Claw #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep310-SuperheroMovies.mp3
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As November begins, Blake and Erin sit down once again to talk about all the upcoming movies in the big holiday season. What are they looking forward to? What will they avoid like it has the Ebola? What should you see with your loved ones?

And what's cool this week? Erin continues Diana Rowland's series with White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, and Blake doubles up on Fantastic Four #12 and Justice League United #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep309-HolidayMovies.mp3
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It's Halloween once again, and the Showcase crew assembles for their (mostly) annual monster movie marathon. This year the gang tackles the six films that make up the legacy of the king of the vampires: Dracula, Dracula's Daughter, Son of Dracula, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

And what's cool this week? Erin continues Diana Rowland's series with Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues, Jason has been scouring the History Channel, and Blake recommends Arkham Manor #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep309-UniversalDracula.mp3
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The new season of The Walking Dead starts tonight, and that means we'll have five live-action, prime time TV shows based on comics at once, with several more on the way. This week, Blake and Erin talk about the beginnings of The Flash and Gotham, the new season of Agents of SHIELD, Peter Capaldi's first season on Doctor Who, and take a brief detour into this year's Phineas and Ferb Halloween Special.

And what's cool this week? Erin is into Diana Rowland's My Life as a White Trash Zombie, and Blake recommends Rocket Raccoon #4 and Earth 2: World's End #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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With Marvel's fan-voted list of their 75 greatest stories making the rounds, Blake joins up with Adam of the BSI Comics Podcast to give their own choices for Marvel's finest. We discuss Adam's picks here -- to hear Blake's choices, look for this week's BSI Comics Podcast!

And what's cool this week? Adam is impressed by The Wicked + The Divine and Blake enjoyed the second part of Multiversity.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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Nine years after the first Sin City movie, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller come back with three more tales from the crime comic classic. Does it hold up to the original? The Showcase gang discusses it here!

And what's cool this week? Kenny enjoyed Batman: Assault on Arkham, Jason was a fan of Draft Day, Erin is grateful to BBC America for their Doctor Who marathon, and Blake is into Batman and Robin #34

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm CST

It's the biggest movie in America -- do the Showcasers like Guardians of the Galaxy? Blake and Erin talk about the movie, first spoiler-free, then they get spoiler-ful.

And what's cool this week? Erin is still into all things Harley Quinn, and Blake was impressed by Sally of the Wasteland #1 and Justice League #32.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm CST

The Showcase returns! Newlyweds Blake and Erin get together this week to discuss the news from this year's San Diego Comic-Con -- movement in the Marvel and DC Cinematic universes, tons of new books and crossovers from IDW Publishing, surprising licenses coming to comics, the future of Godzilla and other Kaiju at Legendary, and much more!

And what's cool this week? Erin loved Stephen King's latest novel, Mr. Mercedes, and Blake had fun with the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars Special and the first issue of DC's Grayson.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm CST

Director Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past. With the bar for comic book movies raised in recent years, can Marvel's Merry Mutants reach the top again? The guys talk spoiler-free for a while, then put up a spoiler wall for those of you who want to stay clean.

And what's cool this week? Once again, Kenny is a fan of the mobile card game Lies of Astaroth, Jason is bummed out by the cancellation of Revolution, and Blake was impressed with the conclusion to Forever Evil.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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The summers biggest star hits the screen this week, but can a Godzilla for the 21st century live up to the butt-kicking kaiju of the past? Blake gives his spoiler-free impressions inside.

And what's cool this week? Once again, Blake is impressed by recent developments on Welcome to Night Vale, and loved the first issue of Tales From the Con.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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With the summer movie season in swing, Blake and Erin take the time to go through the next few months of releases and talk about what looks cool, what looks awful, and what movies they're going to be sure to see.

And what's cool this week? Erin just wants to sleep, so Blake doubles up with Madame Frankenstein #1 and She-Hulk #4.

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Direct download: Ep304SummerMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm CST

Free Comic Book Day has come and gone once again! Blake and Mike hang out for a while at BSI Comics talking about the available books, DC's Showcase series, the return of Booster Gold, changes for Star Wars's expanded universe and May the Fourth events under the Disney Regime, and the sad passing of Efram Zimbalist, Jr. Then, Adam from the BSI Comics Podcast hangs out for a while to talk about the challenges of a weekly title, upcoming events for Marvel and DC, and one of his favorite Time Travel stories that we didn't talk about back in Episode 272. Finally, Blake and Kenny meet up after FCBD to watch and review The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We talk in general, then give you guys a spoiler warning before we get into the nitty gritty.

And what's cool this week? Blake had fun with the newest relaunch from Valiant Comics, Rai #1.

Didn't get enough free stuff on FCBD? Blake's short story Associated Pressure is free for your Amazon Kindle from now through May 6!

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Direct download: Ep_303-FCBD2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm CST

Next Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and once again, Blake and Kenny kick back and go through all of the books that are going to be available this year. What looks cool? What's a must-have? And don't forget, if you're in the New Orleans area you can hang out with Blake and a plethora of local comic folk at BSI Comics on Severn Avenue in Metairie!

And what's cool this week? Blake is all about the new comic-based documentary Stripped.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: 302-FCBD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CST

Episode 301: The Marvel Cinematic Universe-Now What?

Now that the guys have absorbed the cataclysmic events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they're ready to sit back and talk about how this will affect the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How is this going to change Agents of SHIELD? What's going to be different in the Marvel movies and TV shows from now on? Where do they go from here? The guys get super-spoilery on everything Marvel has done, make predictions about the films and TV shows already in development, talk about those projects still in the rumor stage, and then give their own suggestions for what properties they'd like to see join the MCU! Plus: what other studios are trying to duplicate the MCU's success?

And what's cool this week? Kenny has got his hands on the complete series of Reboot on DVD, while Blake's ears have been immersed in the new album Music Inspired By the Life and Times of Scrooge.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: 301-MCU.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am CST

Blake is determined not to get into spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which actually kind of makes it a miracle that this podcast is more than 20 seconds long. But he gives you brief impressions and his recommendation for the movie.

And what's cool this week? Nobody is more surprised than us that Blake is into Superior Spider-Man #30. Nobody at all should be surprised that Blake was into Rifftrax's Total Riff Off on the National Geographic Channel.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: ATM-Cap_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm CST

One Shot #16: Geek Media Inventory

With the world around him determined to make everything into a competition, this week Blake refuses to play the game. Instead, he talks about the many, many comic book properties currently in development as TV shows and movies, and explains why -- no matter what you feel about any project in particular -- it's all very, very good.

And what's cool this week? The revelation in Justice League 3000 #4 has Blake downright intrigued.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: OneShot16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

This week Blake sits down and talks about the longest toy commercial he's ever seen -- and why, amazingly, it actually works. LEGO fans, fear not, this one is for you.

And what's cool this week? How the heck is nobody talking about what happened in Batman and Robin (or Batman and Two-Face, if you prefer) #28? Read it!

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Direct download: ATM40-LegoMovie.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

It's the 300th episode of the Showcase, and Wizard World decided to celebrate by throwing a convention! Or maybe it's a coincidence, who can tell? At any rate, the guys spend the weekend at the convention and chat about cosplay, the autograph-prolific antics of Matt Smith, the fact that Attack on Titan is apparently a thing now, and Blake faces the reality that the next time he goes to a convention he'll be with his (GASP!) wife!

And what's cool this week? Kenny doubles up on the card game Fate/Zero and the TV show Almost Human, and Blake's into The Fox #4 and J.C. Hutchins's The 33.

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Direct download: Ep300WW2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm CST

Wally West. Ted Kord. Peter Parker. In the past week, all three of them have been confirmed to be returning to the comic book shelves in the next few months. And as if that wasn't enough, DC's bringing back their old title Secret Origins as well. And Blake, for one, couldn't be happier.

And what's cool this week? Blake had fun with the first issue of Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird.

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Direct download: OneShot15-MHR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm CST

It's that time again -- Blake and Kenny sit down and go through all the big geek news of 2013 -- hit movies, comic controversies, and the creators who left us. Plus, we give our picks and yours for the best of 2013!

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Direct download: Ep299-2013YIR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

The Tolkiening of America continues this week as the Showcase guys take in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In a (mostly) spoiler-free discussion, the guys talk about how the movie diverges from the book, how they feel about the additions to the original story, and their overall feelings about the film.

And what's cool this week? Jason has been watching Gypsy Sisters, Kenny got a new toy from Japan, and Blake is doing his annual re-read of The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn.

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Direct download: ATM39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am CST

It's time once again for the Showcase gang to sit down and indulge in some holiday hijnks! This year's Christmas marathon brings the boys face-to-face with some of the lousiest Christmas specials ever made, including several suggestions by you! Listen in as the guys tackle Christmas in PacLand, The Smurfs Christmas Special, He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, The Alpha-Bots Christmas, and the granddaddy of them all, The Star Wars Holiday Special! Not gonna lie, guys, we needed the RiffTrax crew to get us through that one.

And what's cool this week? Blake is still jazzed about the new Astro City, and talks about the new storyline that kicked off with issue #7.

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Direct download: Ep298ChristmasCrap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

This week, the upcoming Man of Steel sequel got another confirmed cast member -- Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman! Predictably, the internet started to have a hissy fit. This week, Blake takes on the Wonder Woman Whiners, as well as those getting huffy over Indiana Jones, and asks for your suggestions for this year's Showcase Christmas Marathon.

And what's cool this week? It's a triple dose of cool with Earth 2 #18, Amazing X-Men #2 and Disney's newest animated film, Frozen.

Direct download: OneShot14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

It's an event fifty years in the making: Blake and Erin gush over the Doctor Who anniversary special The Day of the Doctor! In a spoiler-saturated discussion they talk about John Hurt, the return of David Tennant, Easter Eggs and surprises galore, and exactly what this episode means for the future of the franchise. They also talk the mini-episode prequels The Night of the Doctor and The Last Day; the BBC drama about the creation of the series, An Adventure in Space and Time; and the recently-concluded IDW anniversary series Prisoners of Time.

And what's cool this week? Erin is reading Crag DiLouie's The Infection, and Blake is having fun with Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #2.

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Direct download: Ep297-Who50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am CST

After some very busy weeks for our boys, the Showcase crew finally gets together to see Thor: The Dark World, give a spoiler-free review of the movie, and discuss its place in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? Jason is enjoying season two of Revolution, while a jury duty-bound Blake hasn't had time for anything but the six-minute short "The Night of the Doctor," the prequel to next week's Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.

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Direct download: ATM38-Thor2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm CST

With the end of the year approaching, the second Hollywood Blockbuster season is here! This week, Blake and Erin take a look at two months' worth of releases -- the big-budget movies, the smaller Oscar bait, and anything else that catches their eyes. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? Erin is still heavy into The Dresden Files: Cold Days and Blake gives it up for Sandman: Overture #1.

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Direct download: Ep296Holiday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

It's the season of returns in this week's Showcase, as Blake returns to Pittsburgh and Erin returns to the show! We start off with the return of The Walking Dead for season four, then delve into the announcements from this weekend's New York Comic-Com! The return of Miracleman! The return of the New Warriors! The return of Stephanie Brown! The return of Solar: Man of the Atom! The return of Serenity! So many returns it's giving Blake a nosebleed! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? The dead return to Riverdale in the first issue ofAfterlife With Archie!

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Direct download: Ep295Return.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm CST

With Halloween approaching, it's time to start dipping into the well of available costumes... but that brings up the eternal question, what should I be? Blake talks about some of the creepier "sexy" costumes, the dearth of options available for a geek in a non-geek crowd, and asks for your suggestions for this year's cleverest Halloween get-ups. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? In comics, it's Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's Revival, while on DVD there's the massive 7-hour documentary Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.

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Direct download: OneShot13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am CST

This week, Apple released the big iOS7 update, which is pretty cool. Also, the iTunes 11.1 update... which is the exact opposite of cool. Blake rants a little bit here. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? To make up for this rant, Blake hits you with a quadruple dose of cool, with Flash #23.3: The Rogues, Avengers A.I. #3, Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritence #2 and some Valiant classics you can grab cheaply right now.

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Direct download: OneShot12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am CST

Blake and Kenny make the trek to Slidell for the second Magic Mini-Con! The guys chat with Vernon Smith about his new comic Hide, Travis Hymel and Joe Badon about the upcoming Memoirs of the Mysterious, as well as Travis's webcomic Punch and Joe's Outside the Lines graphic novel, and Kurt Amacker gives us an update on the Cradle of Filth comic. The guys also talk about how Marvel has stolen the name of our podcast, chat about cosplayers, and sit in astonishment at the proliferation of Kickstarter campaigns in the universe today. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? Kenny recommends The Legend of Korra Book One on Blu-Ray and Blake enjoyed the first issue of DC's Forever Evil!

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Direct download: Ep294MagicMiniCon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

With Villain's Month starting this week at DC Comics, Blake talks briefly about the controversy with the special covers. More importantly, he talks about the conclusion of Trinity War and the run-up to Forever Evil. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? Blake recommends Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 and the BBC America series Orphan Black!

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Direct download: OneShot11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm CST

It's the news that made the Internet have a collective meltdown... the new Batman has been announced. Blake and Erin talk about the controversial choice, then Blake Nerd Rages about... Nerd Rage. Also: the new Lobo design, Justice League Canada, Star Trek on NetFlix and the X-Men/Fantastic Four movie universe all come under discussion. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? Erin is deep in a re-read of David Eddings's Belgariad and Blake recommends Trinity of Sin: Pandora and the podcast Welcome to Night Vale!

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Direct download: Ep293Batfleck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm CST

Blake and Kenny take in two superhero flicks this week. How does The Wolverine stack up against the rest of the X-Men franchise? How does Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox measure against the rest of the DC Animated films? The guys give their thoughts here.

And what's cool this week? Blake recommends Flash Annual #2, and Kenny is watching Beware the Batman!

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Direct download: ATM37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm CST

One-Shot #10: Star Wars Suggestions

With Star Wars Episode VII moving forward, inevitably some casting rumors are going to start circulating. After hearing some of the names being mentioned, Blake thought it was time he sent a little message to Disney to tell them how to get it right. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? Blake recommends The Rocketeer and The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1 and the short story collection Machine of Death!

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Direct download: OneShot10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

This week, Blake decides it's high time the Showcase got a new coat of paint, a slightly amended format, and a much snazzier archive page. Welcome to the first episode of the All New Showcase! In this episode, Blake explains the reasons for the change before sitting down with Kenny and Erin to talk about all the news from this year's San Diego Comic-Con International. Witchblade Vs. the Darkness, the Simpsons meeting the Griffins and the Planet Express crew, Riverdale swaming with zombies, JMS taking on the Twilight Zone, new series for Harley Quinn, the return of Nightcrawler, Avengers 2 gets a title and Man of Steel 2 gets a guest-star! This and much, much more in the first All New Showcase! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And what's cool this week? For Kenny, it's Pacific Rim, for Erin it's the works of the late Richard Matheson, and for Blake it's The Argonauts!

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Direct download: Ep292-SanDiego.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am CST

This week's regular episode will be delayed a tad so that the boys can talk about all of the announcements at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but in the meantime, here's a quickie to tide you over. They're already taking on a mission with Marvel, and now next year, Disney's Phineas and Ferb will collide with the Star Wars universe. What does Blake think about this? Find out in this 2 in 1 Shot! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: OneShot9.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am CST

Blake is back this week with a double monster movie review. This week he looks at Guillermo Del Toro's new epic Pacific Rim and Pixar's prequel Monsters University. We also double up on the picks with Astro City #2 and Quantum and Woody #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM36Monsters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm CST

The boys have been waiting years for this moment -- a new Superman movie. How does Man of Steel stack up to the films of the past? The guys also discuss the newest comic in the pantheon, Superman Unchained, and talk a little about some of their favorite Superman stories of all time. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM35-ManofSteel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am CST

It's regenerations galore in this week's TV-focused episode of the Showcase! With the news that Matt Smith will leave Doctor Who at the end of this year, the question arises, who will be the twelfth Doctor? And will he finally be ginger? Meanwhile, Smith's former companion Karen Gillan is regenerating into a villain in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. In a shocking move, fired Community showrunner Dan Harmon is regenerating back into the show for season five! And how does the new NetFlix regeneration of Arrested Development stack up to the old stuff? Also this week, we talk about DC's "Villain's Month," and in the picks Blake is digging Rocket Queen and the Wrench and Hope Larsen's graphic novel adaptation of the classic children's novel A Wrinkle in Time. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep291-TVStuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm CST

Kenny makes his triumphant and long-awaited return to the microphone this week, as he and Blake get into some recent TV and movie madness. In highly spoilery fashion, the guys discuss the Doctor Who season seven finale, The Name of the Doctor, then proceed to dig into Star Trek Into Darkness, as well as the real "Avengers Vs. X-Men" moment brewing between Fox and Disney over who's going to use Quicksilver on screen, X-Men: Days of Future Past or Avengers 2. In the picks, Kenny goes with the non-graphic novel Spice and Wolf Vol. 1, and Blake bids adieu to the Geoff Johns era with Green Lantern #20. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep290-WhoTrek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am CST

In this week's 2 in 1 Shot, Blake takes a look at this week's announcements from TV land! S.H.I.E.L.D. officially picked up as a series! Community gets season five! And he reads an e-mail about the demise of Young Justice, offering a little commentary about the state of animation. In the picks, it's G-Man: Coming Home. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2in1Shot8NewTV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am CST

It's Free Comic Book Day, and the guys once again joined the gang at BSI Comics to hang out, create, and chat with each other and the fans. This year, Blake talks with Mark Rhodes of Zeus and the Guardians of Olympia, Chris Marino of Mucho Man, Tedd Walley of Mathilda and Kurt Amaker of The 69 Eyes. Blake also reviews a few of the FCBD offerings, and he and Mike offer their thoughts on Iron Man 3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

And while you're online, be sure to check out Blake's new short story "Associated Pressure" on your Kindle or Kindle App, free through May 8!

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Direct download: Ep289-FCBD_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

Next week is Free Comic Book Day 2013, and once again, Blake and Erin are here to walk you through the books being offered. What are this year's can't-miss titles? What are books you've never heard of that may be worth your time? And what special treat has Blake cooked up for you guys? Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep288FCBD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm CST

The temperatures are rising and it's almost time to seek refuge in a nice, air-conditioned movie theater. This week, Blake and Erin walk you through all the big releases of Summer 2013 -- what we're excited about, what we couldn't care less about, and a heck of a lot in-between. In the picks, Erin is getting into the BBC's Sherlock, and Blake's favorite new comic of 2012 Danger Club, returns from hiatus. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!


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Direct download: Ep287-SummerMovies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CST

Our pal Adam from the Graphic Panels Podcast has declared the week before Free Comic Book Day, beginning April 29, to be Comics Kick Ass Week -- a time to celebrate what we love about comics, and we here at the Showcase are going to tell you how to help spread the word. Blake talks about what's got him excited about comics this week and tells you how to do the same. In the picks this week, it's Batman and Robin #19. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2in1Shot7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm CST

They're both back! Overcoming Herculean computer problems, this week Blake and Erin are both audible as they talk a little bit about the current movie crop. Erin sings the praises of Jurassic Park in 3D, while Blake gives his opinion on the remake of Evil Dead and the new DVD release of John Dies at the End. The two also talk this week's episode of Doctor Who and mourn the passing of comic greats Carmine Infantino and George Gladir. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Direct download: Ep286-WhoMovies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm CST

Erin, who is much nicer than Blake, told him to go ahead and post this week's episode despite a catastrophic recording error that chopped out her half of the conversation. So if you're up for it, here's an hour of Blake talking to himself about the new Doctor Who episode, some news from Wondercon, and the book Wool by Hugh Howey. If you don't want to listen to that, he doesn't blame you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep285-LessThanWonderful.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am CST

If Digital Comics are your thing, clear the space off on your iPad... Marvel is making a bold move this week at the South By Southwest Expo. Blake also gives a short spoiler-free recommendation to Oz the Great and Powerful. In the picks, it's Animal Man #18, the epilogue to the Rotworld crossover. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2_in_1_Shot_6-Bold.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm CST

This week, Blake starts to chat about what happens in Batman, Inc. #8 and instead gets sidetracked on a rant about spoilers. They're everywhere. They cannot be avoided. So maybe it's just time to give into the madness. WARNING: This podcast contains spoilers for... well... everything. In the picks, it's Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2in1Shot5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm CST

This week, Blake and Kenny sit down to chat about comic book news -- the new Green Lantern creative teams, the return of Power Girl's classic costume, George Romero bringing his zombies to Marvel Comics, and more! Then, with a little help from our Facebook friends, we pick into big properties that are NOT currently being published in this age of licensed comics... James Bond, Gargoyles, Silverhawks... where are their comics? In the picks, Kenny is reading Geek Magazine and Blake is reading Locke and Key: Omega. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep.284-OurComics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm CST

It's a big week for Bruces and Blake and Erin take in Willis's newest film, A Good Day to Die Hard, and talk about the repercussions of Wayne's lastest battle with the Joker in the conclusion of Death of the Family. We also talk about the return of The Walking Dead, rejoice in the crapitude of Birdemic: Shock and Terror, and Blake recommends that if you're not reading Morning Glories, you go back and start at the beginning. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep.283Bruces.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CST

Blake's world is mildly shattered this week as a pratice of Disney's comic book publishing comes to light. He picks himself up with some comforting news about Thom Zahler's Love and Capes, and wraps it up with a shout-out to Witch Doctor: Mal Practice. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2_in_1_Shot_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm CST

This week Blake and Erin sit down to talk about the big news from Lucasfilm -- J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode VII. We explain why we're cautiously optimistic about this development before we get into other comic-to-screen news, including the end of the Chew TV show, the cancellations of Young Justice and Green Lantern, developments for Man of Steel and X-Men: Days of Future Past and more. Plus, we talk about DC's Black History Month sales through Comixology, and Blake tosses a pick at Avengers #4 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep282.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CST

DC Comics quietly confirmed this week the new Scott Snyder/Jim Lee Superman title is going to be called Man of Steel, which is what most of us assumed all along... so why all the secrecy about it? Blake ponders, then hits you with a pick of the week, Keith Giffen's Threshold #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!


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Direct download: 2_in_1_Shot_3-MOS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CST

It's finally here, friends... the Showcase crew goes through everything interesting in the world of comics and pop culture for the past 12 months! This mammoth podcast touches on Marvel Now!, the New 52, The Walking Dead, hit movies, not-so-hit movies, LEGO, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Hello Kitty and virtually everything else. And as always, the crew closes it out with their picks of the year. Go to the bathroom first, because this episode is a giant. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep281-YIR2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am CST

This week, Erin and a scratchy-voiced Blake took in the new Tarantino western Django Unchained and the broadway adaptation Les Miserables. Can Tarantino do for the slave trade what he did for the Third Reich? Will Hugh Jackman live up to the Les Mis 10th Anniversary Concert Erin fell in love with years ago? Will Blake be able to talk for a full 16 minutes without his voice bailing out entirely? Find out here! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM34-Double.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am CST

It's time for your next 2-in-1 Shot! Now that Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm is final, what does that mean for Dark Horse's Star Wars comics? And how is Fantagraphics still doing such beautiful Disney comics right now? Also, after Gail Simone was fired from Batgirl, DC has announced her replacement... Gail Simone! Blake also hits you with a special Yuletide pick, Hawkeye #6. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2in1Shot2-DisneySimone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am CST

At the Movies Episode 33: The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson is returning to Middle-Earth, and the Showcase boys are going with him! Blake, Kenny and Jason took in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. How does it compare to the Lord of the Rings trilogy? How does it measure up to the book? Does it really need to be split into three movies? The guys give their thoughts inside. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM33-Hobbit1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

As the Yuletide spirit warms the cockles of our hearts, the Showcase boys get together for their annual Christmas marathon. This year we're peeking into two episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Santa Claus, along with two RiffTrax holiday treats, Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny and Magic Christmas Tree. Blake sticks with the holiday picks with Donald Duck: A Christmas For Shacktown and the seasonal tale in Ghostbusters #16. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._280-MST3KRifftraxChristmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm CST

Blake's bringing in a new format for the occasional mini-episode, starting this week, the 2-in-1-Shot! When you see this, expect a quick rant on a single topic, then you can be on your way. In this first shot, Blake looks at the introduction of "Captain K'Rot" in DC's upcoming Threshold title, then gives a quick recommendation for Jonathan Hickman's Avengers #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: 2in1shot1-KRot.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

It's the second Wizard World New Orleans convention for 2012! Why? Blake and Kenny try to solve the mystery. The boys also talk convention shopping, cosplaying, Star Trek panel mayhem and close encounters in the Men's Room. In the picks, Blake is reasonably impressed with Indestructible Hulk #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._279-WizardWorld2012II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm CST

Still stuffed from a particularly exciting Thanksgiving week, Blake and Erin sit down to talk about things from across the Geek landscape. They review the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, talk with much spoiler-tude about recent events in The Walking Dead (both comic and TV show), and dish on the Batman crossover Death of the Family, the resurrected Amethyst in DC's Sword of Sorcery, and the big twist in Amazing Spider-Man #698. Oh, and they've got a little something personal to share with you guys, too. In the picks, Erin recommends the Walking Dead novels Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury, and Blake picks the Marvel Now! reboot of Deadpool. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._278-ThanksgivingLeftovers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CST