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Comics, movies, TV shows -- it's like having a comic shop argument with your best friends.

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.

Direct download: ATM43-XMenDOFP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09 AM

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.

Direct download: ATM42-Godzilla.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51 AM

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep304SummerMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15 PM

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!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep_303-FCBD2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19 PM

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: 302-FCBD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53 PM

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: 301-MCU.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18 PM

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM-Cap_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57 PM

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: OneShot16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42 PM

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: 8:00 PM

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep300WW2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44 AM