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

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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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