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Episode 99: 2008-The Year in Review 2008 ends in just days, folks, so let's go out with a Showcase blowout! Joined by back-up geeks Mike and Kenny, the boys announce the winners of the Best of 2008 awards, as voted on by you! Then, it's a long talk about everything that happened in comics in 2008! The Dark Knight, the rise of Marvel Studios, Diamond refuses to distribute Hack/Slash, Archie goes back to ninth grade, and a heck of a lot more. This double-sized episode is the longest Showcase ever (we promise we won't make a habit of it)! And instead of our usual picks of the week, stay tuned as our four guys pick their favorite comic books of the entire year! Next week will be the 100th Episode Spectacular! If you'll be in the New Orleans area on Friday, Jan. 2 at about 4:30 p.m., stop in at BSI Comics to join the guys as they record their centennial episode! You can also send your anniversary greetings, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._99_YearinReview.mp3
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DC Comics has released a Teaser Image for the upcoming Batman: Battle For the Cowl event. This week, in your Week in Geek, Blake dissects the image to try to figure out the clues and hints hidden within!
Direct download: Week5.mp3
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Episode 98: Christmas Hooplah!

It's only a few days until Christmas, folks. Before you hang up your stockings and put out cookies for Santa, have a seat with Blake and Chase as they talk about the holiday-themed comics that came out this year, as well as some of their favorite Christmas movies and TV specials. Chase regales us with the heartwarming story of how the Showcase crew saw Love, Actually together, the guys debate the merits of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and everybody huddles around the virtual fire to talk about what we want for Christmas. In the picks this week, Blake cheers the greatest Junior Woodchucks Story Ever Told in Uncle Scrooge #383, and Chase cheers the return of the X-Men to the rest of the Marvel Universe in Uncanny X-Men #505 Don't forget to send us your votes for our Best of 2008 episode! You can find the categories and nominees in Episode 95! E-mail us with your votes, as well as comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! And on December 22, don't forget to visit Evertime Realms.com for Blake's Christmas gift to you -- a brand-new short story. Have a Merry Christmas, friends, and we'll see you back here next week for the best of 2008 and the year in review!

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Direct download: Ep._98_ChristmasHooplah.mp3
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Week In Geek # 4 Week In geek 4.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Episode 97: The Spirit of Will Eisner On Christmas day, movie theaters will burst open with Frank Miller's big-screen adaptation of The Spirit. This week, Blake and Chase talk about the character's history in comics, his current status in DC comics, and how the legendary Will Eisner turned a guy in a blue three-piece suit into one of the most innovative superheroes ever created. In the picks this week, Blake recommends Archer and Armstrong: First Impressions, and Chase is still loving the new Flash Gordon series. Don't forget to send us your votes for our Best of 2008 episode! You can find the categories and nominees in Episode 95! E-mail us with your votes, as well as comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._97_Spirit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Week in Geek 003: Fables TV and The Christmas Toy In the third installment of Week in Geek, Blake picks up the microphone to discuss the recently-announced Fables TV show. How does he feel about his favorite comic book being made into a weekly TV series? And then, he gives a quick review of the new DVD release of a childhood favorite, Jim Henson's The Christmas Toy. Don't forget to send in your Best of 2008 votes to Showcase@comixtreme.com! You can find the categories in Episode 95!
Direct download: Week03.mp3
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Episode 96: The Punisher As the countdown to the huge episode 100 begins, Blake and Chase dish on Marvel's archetypical vigilante Frank Castle, the Punisher. They delve into the characters' history, some of their favorite stories, and the future. Then, after the episode, the guys check out the new Punisher: War Zone movie, and include their review at the end! In the picks this week, Chase liked the ending of Secret Invasion, and Blake has fallen in love with Love and Capes. Don't forget to send us your votes for our Best of 2008 episode! You can find the categories and nominees in Episode 95! E-mail us with your votes, as well as comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._96_Punisher.mp3
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Episode 95: Best of 2008 Nominations

The year is almost over, friends, so it's time for Blake and Chase to make their nominations for the best in comics for 2008! Listen to the guys discuss their choices, and then e-mail your votes to Showcase@comixtreme.com. One randomly-chosen voter will recieve a prize package from BSI Comics. Votes must be received by December 26, 2008, to be counted in time for their announcement in our end-of-the-year spectacular!

The nominees are:

Best Ongoing Series:
Action Comics
Fables
Green Lantern
The Walking Dead

Best Miniseries or One-Shot:
Franklin Richards: Sons of Geniuses
Justice Society of America Kingdom Special: Superman
Secret Invasion
Superman: New Krypton Special

Best Storyline:
Action Comics: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Batman Confidential: The Bat and the Cat
Fables: War and Pieces
The Lone Ranger: Scorched Earth

Best New Series:
Flash Gordon
Guardians of the Galaxy
Incredible Hercules
Secret Six

Best Writer or Writing Team:
Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Ed Brubaker
Geoff Johns
Greg Pak

Best Artist or Art Team:
Mark Buckingham
Gary Frank
Mike McKone
Nicola Scott

Title Deserving of Wider Recognition:
Archie
Hack/Slash
PS 238
Uncle Scrooge

Best Genre TV Series:
Battlestar Galactica
Lost
Smallville
Stargate: Atlantis

Best Genre Motion Picture:
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Quantum of Solace
Wall-E

The Next Big Thing:
Blue Lanterns
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Star Trek
The Wizard of Oz

Favorite Geek:
Mike Bellamy
Chase Bouzigard
Kenny Fanguy
Blake Petit

Direct download: Bestof08.mp3
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Week in Geek 002: Twilight Movie Review It's time for the new 2 in 1 Showcase Week in Geek feature! This week, Blake and Erin sit down to discuss and review the new smash hit movie Twilight. Is it the next Harry Potter? Why has every ninth-grade girl Blake teaches insisted he rush out and read the book? And is the movie really just "Anne Rice for the TRL crowd" or is it "the second-greatest movie of all time, after The Wizard of Oz" (both actual quotes)? Take a listen and find out!

And don't forget to come back later in the week. On Friday, Blake and Chase will announce their nominees for the best in comics for 2008, then in our next regular episode, the boys will discuss Frank Castle, Marvel Comics' Punisher!

Direct download: week2.mp3
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Episode 94: Overstuffed Thanksgiving Special It's almost Turkey Day again, and before you head out to stuff your face, listen to the boys as they discuss some of their favorite overstuffed comic books. From treasury editions like Superman Vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, to annual events like the birth of Franklin Richards and Armageddon 2001, the guys discuss the format, the pros of a big fat comic book, and some of their favorite stories. Then, after taking a few minutes to talk about what they're thankful for, Blake gives his pick of the week award to Green Lantern: In Brightest Day and Chase cheers Invincible Iron Man #7. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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But that's not all! Starting this week, the guys are launching a new feature on the show: The Week in Geek! We've always come at you with mini-episodes from time to time, but now we're pledged to making sure you have at least one each week. Movie reviews, TV reviews, thoughts on major comic book events, video games, music -- anything and everything is up for grabs here! In the first segment, Chase is here to review Quantum of Solace, discuss the new Star Trek trailer, dish on Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, and more!

Direct download: Ep._94_Thanksgiving.mp3
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