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

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._99_YearinReview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm CDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am CDT

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Direct download: Ep._98_ChristmasHooplah.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12pm CDT

Week In Geek # 4 Week In geek 4.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Direct download: Week_in_geek.4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm CDT

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._97_Spirit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm CDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._96_Punisher.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm CDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm CDT

Week In Geek 001 Week In Geek is new part of the show, This Week Chase Talks Wall-E, Bond, Heroes, Sara Conner, Tropic Thunder, Mortal Kombat, and Star Trek.
Direct download: Week_in_geek_001.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am CDT

Episode 93: Geek TV

In the last few years, sci-fi and fantasy televison has become far more mainstream than ever before, with shows like Lost, Heroes, Fringe and many more occupying prime time real estate on the major broadcast networks. This week, the guys talk about the biggest sci-fi shows on the air today -- what they like, what they dislike, what they're not even watching, and why. In the picks this week, Blake loves Franklin Richards: Sons of Geniuses #1, and Chase gives props to Incredible Hercules #122! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Direct download: Ep._93_Geek_TV.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm CDT

Episode 92: March of the Villains From Suicide Squad to the Secret Six, Thunderbolts and Venom, over the years a lot of super-villains have broken free from their heroic nemesis and starred in series of their own. This week, the Showcase boys talk about some of the villains who have become stars in their own right, why some villain series work better than others, what makes a good villain comic, and which heroes they think could star in a title of their own. In the picks this week, Chase has found the Marvel Comics Guide to New York City and She-Hulk #34, while Blake was pleasantly surprised by the first issue of the Terra miniseries! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._92_Villains.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

Episode 91: Hawkman and the Atom They once shared a title -- why not share a Showcase episode? People have often asked the guys to discuss two of DC's classic heroes, Hawkman and The Atom, so this week the boys tackle the legendary duo. The histories of the characters, their favorite stories, and where they are today... well, you know the drill. In the picks this week, Blake throws his support behind volume three of Gemstone's excellent Barks/Rosa Collection series of Disney comics, and Chase likes the zero issue of IDW's new G.I. Joe line! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._91_HawkmanAtom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm CDT

Episode 90.5: Friday the 13th So, Chase is alone in the dark drinking beer and smoking the halfling's leaf. What is he to do but watch one of his old time favorite slasher films with his good buddy Jason? He then decides that it would be a good idea to podcast. So here is the tale, but be warned: Chase does have a potty mouth.
Direct download: Friday_thh_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Episode 90: Halloween Spooktacular II It's the second annual 2 in 1 Showcase Halloween Spooktacular! In this oversized episode, the boys talk about their favorite slashers, both in the movies and in comics. The guys talk about the worlds of Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash crossover, plus a discussion of the best slasher series ever to come out of comics, Hack/Slash. In the picks, Chase is a fan of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #1, while Blake has been introduced to the coolness that is Supernatural Law. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._90_Halloween2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

Episode 89.6: The Restless Dead As a special Halloween Treat (while you wait for Monday's Halloween Spooktacular II), Blake is here today to give you a reading of an all-new Halloween short story. You can read the full story as it's serialized over the next week at his website, Evertime Realms, but he hopes you enjoy this audio version of the first part of the tale. Enjoy "THE RESTLESS DEAD OF SIEGEL CITY!"
Direct download: Ep._89.6_Restless_Dead.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am CDT

Episode 89.5: Marvel Zombies Back in April, the Showcase boys did a special segment for Dr. Pus's Library of the Living Dead podcast giving their rundown of the Marvel Zombies universe! For those of you who missed that episode, it appears here in our feed for the first time. Happy Halloween, everybody!
Direct download: Ep._89.5_Marvel_Zombies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32pm CDT

Episode 89: The Omnibus Edition How do you read your comics? Once the monthly magazine has run its course, there are more options than ever before: hardcovers, paperbacks, digests, phone book-like "Essentials," Premiere hardcovers, and hefty, hefty omnibus editions. This week the guys talk about all the different ways comics can get collected in the aftermarket, which verions they like the best, which formats don't cut the mustard, and even the possibility of digital comics for your collected editions! In the picks this week, Chase is a fan of The Lone Ranger, while Blake recommends the new beginning in Fables #76 E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._89_Omnibus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

Episode 88: Daredevil Redux

It's a new beginning for the 2 in 1 Showcase podcast! With a slight change in format, the guys decide to go back and talk about a character who didn't get his due the first time they discussed him -- Daredevil. Blake and Chase talk about the character's history, some of their favorite stories, the way the book is featured today, and rumors of a new movie. But that's not all! This episode features the first ever 2 in 1 Showcase Trivia Contest! The winner will be selected from everyone who sends the correct answers to the five questions at the bottom of this post! In the picks this week, Blake loves the first Starman Omnibus, while Chase enjoys the new Flash Gordon comic! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

TRIVIA CONTEST QUESTIONS:
1. In what comic book did The Taskmaster make his first appearance?
2. Who played "Thug #1" or "Lead Thug" in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles move?
3. On which side of his chest would you find Mr. Spock's heart, and in which Star Trek episode was this information revealed? (BONUS: How many eyelids does Spock have?)
4. What (in Chase's opinion) is the best edition of Dungeons and Dragons?
5. In what year was the first Conan the Barbarian story published?

E-mail your answers to showcase@comixtreme.com by November 1, 2008!

Direct download: Ep._88_Daredevil.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54pm CDT

Episode 87: Yet Another Showcase Tangent It's a packed Tangent episode of the 2 in 1 Showcase Podcast -- surrounded by the staff and customers of BSI Comics, the boys are joined by regular back-up geeks Mike and Kenny, as well as Marcus and Anthony of Lightning Age Studios! This week, the guys read your e-mail about the Star Wars episode, discuss the new Force Unleashed videogame, give more tidbits about DC Online, talk about the end of the war in Fables, chat up the new fall TV season, and debate whether Will Smith should play Captain America. In the picks this week, Mike recommends Fallen Angel Vol. 4, Blake enjoyed Avengers: The Initiative #16, and Chase picks Garth Ennis's new Avatar title, Crossed. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._87_YATangent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

Episode 86: The Manga Episode Since the dawn of the Showcase, we have been hit with requests that Chase and Blake talk about the Japanese-born phenomenon of manga. The only problem? Blake and Chase don't know squat about manga. So in this special episode, recorded at BSI Comics, the boys invite their resident manga expert Kenny Fanguy to sit in, explain the popularity of the form, talk about some of his favorite manga titles, and reveal the previously unknown legend of Bob Viz. Fans of manga -- listen up and tell us how wrong we are. People who don't read manga -- listen up for one of the funniest chats the Showcase boys have ever hosted! In the picks this week, Chase recommends the new Rapunzel's Revenge, Blake pleads with you to read DC's The Family Dynamic, and Kenny suggests the newest volume of the manga series Negima and the series Seraphic Feather. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._86_Manga.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm CDT

Episode 85: The Return We're back! Chase and Blake, along with their emergency back-up geeks Mike and Kenny set up shop at BSI Comics to record a new batch of episodes! This week, the guys discuss what it's like to be a comic reader in a hurricane zone, tell about their Gustav and Ike experiences, and most importantly, dish on the comics they've read since they've been out. In the picks this week, Blake likes Atomic Robo: Dogs of War #2, and Chase endorses Savage Dragon #137. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us during the unexpected hiatus, and let's hope we don't have to do it again. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._85_Return.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

Hiatus Episode Two: A Flurry of Firsts It's another Chaseless week, as the power crews work desperately to restore energy to the secret lair -- unfortunately, Ike seems to have pushed things further back. To fill time, this week Blake discusses four recent first issues: The Family Dynamic #1, Secret Six #1, The Stand: Captain Trips #1 and Fringe #1. Will we be back next week? Your guess is as good as ours. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Hiatus_Episode_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm CDT

Hiatus Episode One

With Gustav gone, the Showcase gang is still scattered to the four winds, and it will be a few weeks before Blake and Chase can get together to record again. In the meantime, Blake brings you this hiatus mini-episode to tell you how all of your favorite geeks made out during the storm... and just so there's some comic book content, Blake talks about the comics he read while he evacuated: Watchmen, Star Wars: Vector, The Alcoholic and The Nearly Complete Essential Hembeck Archives Omnibus. We don't know when we'll be back full-time, guys, but we hope it's soon. In the meantime, e-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Hiatus_Episode_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

Episode 84: Geoff Johns

He seems to win a pick of the week every other episode, so Blake and Chase finally devote an entire hour to the amazing Geoff Johns. From his groundbreaking work on Green Lantern to his upcoming revamp of the Flash to the totally brilliant revitalization of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the guys discuss why they like his work, what makes him so darn good, and whether or not Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds will be as awesome as Blackest Night. In the picks, Blake goes with the first issue of the new Vertigo series, Air, while Chase is blown away by The Walking Dead #51. Please stay tuned after the theme music for a quick message from Blake about the Showcase crew's efforts to dodge Hurricane Gustav. Keep us in your prayers, friends.

Direct download: Ep.84_Geoff_Johns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CDT

Video Episode 1: Blake and Chase Can't Stop Fighting It's a 2 in 1 Showcase first! On the day of Superbuddy Jason Champagne's wedding, Blake and Chase got into the geek argument of all time... in an IHOP. Emergency backup geek Kenny managed to record a short snippet of the debate to share with you guys in this -- our first ever video podcast!
Direct download: 2_in_1_Promo_0001.wmv
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm CDT

Episode 83: Plastic Man This week the guys turn their attention to the world's first pliable sleuth, Plastic Man! The guys ask why he's never cracked the upper tier of the DC Icons, share their favorite stories, reminisce about a miniseries that almost no one remembers, and wonder if Ethan Van Sciver's proposed relaunch will ever get off the ground. After a quick side-discussion on Flash: Rebirth, the guys get to their picks of the week. Chase goes with the webcomic The Devil and the Monk, while Blake asks everyone to rush out and get the superhero novel Playing For Keeps! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.83_Plastic_Man.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm CDT

Episode 82: Marvel Cosmic The Showcase boys love to argue with each other, but even they have to admit that the Cosmic Corner of the Marvel Universe is currently the place to be. The guys talk about their all-time favorite cosmic Marvel stories, how Annihilation laid the groundwork for Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy to be two of Marvel's best comics, and the upcoming War of Kings crossover event! In the picks this week, Blake stays cosmic with the Skrulls Vs. Power Pack mini-series, while Chase cheers for Captain America #40. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.82_CosmicMarvel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm CDT

Episode 81: Star Wars (Our) Episode II We've talked Star Wars here before, way back in Episode 19, but with a new movie coming out, the Showcase boys decide to once again journey to a galaxy far, far away. This week, the guys discuss all six Star Wars movies, why Chase hates the Expanded Universe, how he ruined Vector Prime for Blake, who for some reason became friends with him anyway, the current comics from Dark Horse, the property in video games, and of course, the upcoming Clone Wars movie and TV show! In the picks this week, Chase gives props to Daredevil #109, and Blake chuckles over Ambush Bug: Year None #1! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep.81_Star_Wars_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 1: The Mummy

It's time for a whole new Showcase! Blake and Chase of the 2 in 1 Showcase on Comics podcast are going to turn their attention to the silver screen in the new 2 in 1 Showcase at the Movies! Every few weeks, the guys' "movie club" will delve in to a film that's out on DVD, pick it apart, and explain why they like it or why they don't. For our first episode, we delve into the world of the 1999 Brendan Fraser film The Mummy, talk briefly about its sequels and the other movies in its world, and explain why we still dig it even nine years later. Next up? The 1984 horror/comedy hybrid classic Ghostbusters! E-mail us with your comments on The Mummy or Ghostbusters, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Subscribers, please note: this new show will be on a separate feed from the regular podcast. Only the first episode will also appear on the usual 2 in 1 Showcase feed. You can subscribe to the NEW show by pasting this RSS link into iTunes, or your favorite podcatcher: http://twoinonemovies.libsyn.com/rss

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Direct download: Ep.Movies1-MummyCX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT

Episode 80: Malibu's Ultraverse Because YOU demanded it! We got so many requests after our Valiant Comics retrospective, that we simply had to delve into another lost universe of the 90s, the Malibu Comics Ultraverse! The Showcase boys talk about their favorite Ultraverse titles and stories, what made the Ultraverse such an innovative experiment, and how the line of comics died out. Also this week: Blake hits three comic shops on his recent trip to Las Vegas -- are any of them better than BSI? And with Chase still absent from the comic shop, Blake doubles up on his picks of the week: Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #1 and Hack/Slash Annual #1. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.80_Ultraverse.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04am CDT

Episode 79: Showcase Tangent 4-San Diego So Far Once again, the boys come at us with a special Showcase Tangent, in which any and all topics are up for grabs! The guys start by picking apart all of the news that's come from this year's San Diego Comicon so far! Mark Waid writing The Incredibles? Disney is making a Tron 2? Johns, Robinson and Gates on Superman: New Krypton? Will Blake ever see sunlight again after DC Universe Online is released? Plus, even more thoughts on The Dark Knight, Chase reviews The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and the guys make a BIG announcement about the next Showcase special project! Then, there's plenty of time to answer your e-mails! Chase doesn't have a pick this week, but Blake tells you about the coolness of Archie #587. That's right. Archie. Want your own comments to be read on a future episode? E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.79_Tangent4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57pm CDT

Episode 78.5: Blake and Erin's Dark Knight/Gotham Knight Review Blake and Erin hit you with a double-dose review of the animated feature Batman: Gotham Knight and the blockbuster hit The Dark Knight. This is a spoiler-filled review, so if you haven't seen the movie, pay attention when you're given the spoiler warning!
Direct download: Ep.78.5_Dark_Knight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

Episode 78: The X-Files-Chase Wants to Believe The summer movie season continues as the boys discuss one of Chase's all-time favorite TV shows, The X-Files. The guys talk about the history of the show, its history in comics, other comics in that paranormal vein, and just what they expect out of the new movie. The guys double up on their picks of the week, with Chase choosing Nova #16 and Guardians of the Galaxy #2 and Blake saying goodbye to G.I. Joe: America's Elite and hello to Spooks: Omega Team. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.78_X-Files.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49am CDT

Episode 77.5 The Dark Knight review
Direct download: DArk_Knihgt_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am CDT

Episode 77: The Joker and the Dark Knight One of the most feverishly-anticipated films of the summer hits next week, so this week Blake and Chase give their thoughts on the Batman's greatest enemy, the Joker! The guys dissect what makes the Clown Prince of Crime such a great character, talk about their favorite Joker stories, and talk about what they're hoping for out of Heath Ledger and The Dark Knight. Also, Chase puts out a call to action -- visit Kungaloosh Forever to help save Disney's Adventurer's Club! In the picks, Blake's girlfriend Erin turns him on to Love and Capes, while Chase is still full of love for Action Comics #867. Join us next week for our look at The X-Files, and send us your e-mail for our upcoming episodes on Manga, our much-requested look at Malibu's Ultraverse and our Star Wars Special! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.77_Joker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:08pm CDT

Episode 76.5: Catching Up With Chase
Direct download: Ep.76_Chathing_up_with_chase.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm CDT

Episode 76: Mike Mignola and Hellboy

Chase is paying a visit to San Antonio this week, so Blake joins up with the back-up geeks, Mike and Kenny to talk about the career of Mike Mignola and his most famous creation, Hellboy. The guys talk about their favorite Mignola comics, their favorite Hellboy stories, how they felt about the first movie, what they're expecting from the second, and Kenny even gives his thoughts on the new Hellboy: Science of Evil video game! In the picks, Mike likes the current Batman Confidential run, and Blake is caught by Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! Next week, the guys take a hard look at Batman, the Joker, and The Dark Knight. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep.76Hellboy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46pm CDT

Episode 75: Webcomics

Put down the paper and fire up your computer -- this week the Showcase boys are talking about some of their favorite Webcomics. Blake is a-flurry with suggestions, while Chase tries to figure out the appeal of the phenomenon... and the guys discuss what it takes to make a webcomic, and how to do it. Then in the picks, Chase continues to love Geoff Johns with Action Comics #866, and Blake bids a sad farewell to the comic book version of Justice League Unlimited. Coming soon, the Showcase will feature Hellboy and Batman's greatest foe, the Joker! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Since we're covering webcomics this week, we thought it best to give you guys the links to the various comics we talk about. NOTE: Some of these comics include harsh, grown-up language. Click at your own risk.

Dork Tower
Evil, Inc.
Girls With Slingshots
Irregular Webcomic
Knights of the Dinner Table
Lost Toast
Nodwick
Penny Arcade
PVP
Questionable Conent
Sheldon
Starslip Crisis
Subculture
Welcome to Border City
XKCD
Zuda Comics

Direct download: Ep.75Webcomics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm CDT

Episode 74: Mark Millar and Wanted With Wanted coming soon to a theater near you, Chase and Blake take the time to discuss the works of writer Mark Millar. Chase is a fan, Blake not so much, but the guys do their best to get to the heart of his work, discuss the Wanted comic book, and talk about their expectations for the movie. In ths picks this week, Blake loves the first few weeks of Trinity, while Chase enjoyed the beginning of Ultimate Origins... then, stay tuned, as each of the guys has a special announcement! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.74Millar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

Episode 73.5: The Incredible Hulk Movie Review Four out of five Superbuddies agree -- The Incredible Hulk smashed! Chase couldn't make it, but Blake, Kenny, Mike and Jason dish on the latest Marvel Studios release in this mini-episode.
Direct download: Ep.73.5IncredibleHulk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

Episode 73: Valiant Comics Reborn

It's the episode Blake and Chase have been hoping to record for over ten years now! (That's right. Even before podcasting existed.) The Valiant Universe -- home of heroes such as Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Archer and Armstrong and Rai and the Future Force -- is slowly making a return with new hardcover editions, and the promise of new comics to come. This week, the guys tell you their favorite Valiant stories, cross their fingers for the return for Magnus: Robot Fighter and Solar: Man of the Atom to the line, and explain how they would resurrect Valiant as a line of ongoing comics. In the picks this week, Blake cheers for the return of Firebreather and Chase is still in love with Green Lantern: Secret Origin. In the next two weeks we're going to talk Wanted and Mark Millar, then an episode focusing on our favorite Webcomics, so e-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! And if you've got a Webcomic suggestion, be sure to include the URL!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Direct download: Ep.73_Valiant.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

Episode 72: The Incredible Hulk

In one short week, friends, comic fans will flood the movie theaters to see Edward Norton as The Incredible Hulk! This week, the Showcase boys dish on the history of the Hulk, their all-time favorite Hulk stories, and the current state of the books in the Hulk "Family." In the picks this week, Chase is happy to see She-Hulk #29 making a comeback, while Blake trumpets the virtues of How to Make Webcomics. E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: EP.72_the_Hulk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT

Ep. 71.5 Tangent 3.5 It is Chase's Turn
Direct download: 71.5_Tanget_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am CDT

Episode 71: Showcase Tangent III Chase had to sit out this week, so Mark Blicharz joins Blake for a chat about the big crossovers of the summer and Mark's feelings on The Hulk. In the e-mail section, the guys offer their Comic Convention Survival Tips and play "Casting Call" with a few characters, then head into the picks of the week, where Blake bids farewell to Shadowpact and Mark spreads the love for All Star Superman #11. The Hulk and Valiant episodes are coming up soon, friends, so e-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep.71_Tangent3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

Episode 70.6: LOST......FOUND!!!!! So Chase Has Just watched LOST and Has a few things to say about it.
Well if 12+  min. is a few things.
Direct download: LOST....FOUND.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

Episode 70.5: The Awesome Adventures of Doctor Jones A few days ago, Chase expressed his disapointment with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Today, Blake comes at us with a different perspective. Don't forget to e-mail us with your favorite Hulk stories, Valiant comics and any other comments at Showcase@comiXtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep.70.5_Indy4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:25pm CDT

Episode 70: DC Comics Movie Blowout How else could we follow up the longest Showcase podcast ever? With the second longest Showcase podcast ever! Last week, Chase and Blake took apart ever Marvel Comics movie to date, and this week, they do the same for DC. Everything from Superman and the Mole Men and the Adam West Batman to looks ahead at The Dark Knight and Watchmen is part of this giant-size episode. In the picks this week, Chase cheers for Franklin Richards: Not-So-Secret Invasion #1, while Blake is stunned at how Supergirl has become a must-read comic. Next week, a normal-sized episode (we hope!) about our favorite Valiant Comics, followed by our long-awaited spotlight on The Incredible Hulk! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._70_DCMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

The Sad Tale Of Doctor Jones Chase has one of the worst days of his life as he reviews Indy Four.
Direct download: Indy_4_review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm CDT

Episode 69: Marvel Movie Blowout Prepare yourself for the biggest 2 in 1 Showcase ever! With no less than five comic book movies coming out this summer and more planned for the fall, the Showcase boys decided to do a two-part episode talking about all the Marvel and DC movies to date. What neither of them expected was that both parts would be gargantuan. In this double-sized episode, the guys break down all of the Marvel films by franchise, debate the merits, and give their own rating of each and every one -- and the discussion lasts longer than some of the movies! In this week's picks, Blake loves the new Guardians of the Galaxy, while the conclusion of "Last Son of Krypton" makes Action Comics Annual Chase's choice. Next week, the guys tackle the DC movies, in another giant podcast! E-mail us with your comments, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._69_MarvelMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am CDT

Episode 68: Justice Society of America Our big May spectacular continues as Blake and Chase (along with back-up geeks Mike and Kenny) delve into the world's first superhero team, and one of the best monthly comics currently on the stands: Justice Society of America. The guys pick their favorite JSA stories, talk about the past, present and future of the team, discuss the strength of Legacy heroes, and show their excitement over the upcoming Power Girl series! Next, the guys update their Final Crisis discussion from Episode 64, and in the picks this week, Blake loves Noble Causes and Perhapanauts, while Chase goes for Star Trek: Year Four. (Mike enjoys Batman Confidential and Green Lantern Corps.) Next week, the guys begin their two-week debate on the greatest and worst comic book movies ever made, and in three weeks, the long-awaited Valiant Comics episode! E-mail us with your thoughts on these topics, this episode, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._68_JSA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm CDT

Episode 67.5: Free Comic Book Day 2008 Part Two

It's part two of our Free Comic Book Day coverage! Chase and Blake return to the floor at BSI Comics where they talk to Marcus DiGesu and Anthony Figaro, the creators behind Lightning Age Studios' upcoming Justice City Chronicles graphic novel and the Leonidas: Rise of the King miniseries. After chatting with the customers and making their picks of the week (including DC Universe #0 from BSI's Jason, Wolverine: First Class #2 from Chase and Action Comics #864 from Blake), we talk with Doug Raymond and Monty from Welcome to Border City. Kathleen Ledet and Jen Suran tell us about their documentary film Weeding By Example, and Robby Musso -- artist of multiple IDW TransFormers comics and Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer, sits down for a long-awaited interview. Oh -- and because it's us, we go out talking about Lost. We hope you enjoyed this two-parter as much as we enjoyed making it! Come back on Saturday for our Justice Society of America episode, and e-mail us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Direct download: Ep._67.5_FCBD2008-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34pm CDT

Episode 67: Free Comic Book Day 2008 Part One Blake and Chase spent this year's Free Comic Book Day hanging out with the staff, guests and customers of BSI Comics, and with the microphone rolling all day they got so much good stuff that they can't pack it all into one episode! So in part one of our two-part Free Comic Book Day special, the guys chat with the customers and staff about the free books on the table, recent books like DC Universe #0, and the movie that's on everyone's mind, the smash hit Iron Man. Then, the guys talk to members of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion and with Vernon Smith, creator of the all-ages graphic novel series The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast. Come back on Wednesday for part two of this double-length episode, with interviews with the guys from Lightning Age Studios, the webcomic Welcome to Border City, the creators of the documentary film Weeding By Example and with TransFormers and Speed Racer artist Robby Musso! While you're waiting, you can e-mail us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network
Direct download: Ep._67_FCBD08-1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

Episode 66.9: Free Comic Book Day 2008 Sneak Preview Saturday, May 3, is Free Comic Book Day 2008, and in this mini-episode -- for the second year in a row -- the Showcase boys give you a rundown of all the goodies that may be available in your local shop -- after Chase explains why he doesn't like FCBD and Blake explains why it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. (Remember Sliced Bread #42, when ol' Yeasty fought the diabolical Dr. Mold? Ahem. Anyway...) If you're in the New Orleans area, visit the guys at BSI Comics at noon! If you're not, go to www.FreeComicBookDay.com to find the participating comic shop nearest you!
Direct download: Ep._66.6_FCBD2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21pm CDT

Episode 66.5: Iron Man Movie Review The Showcase crew caught a sneak preview of the new Iron Man movie courtesy of their good friends at BSI Comics! How do Chase  and Blake think it stacks up next to the other Marvel Movies? Find out now!
Direct download: Ep._66.5_Iron_Man_Movie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT

Episode 66: The Invincible Iron Man With a new movie in the works, Blake and Chase are giving up this week to Marvel's armored Avenger, the Invincible Iron Man! What are their favorite stories? Why does Chase dislike the character? How long can Blake rant about why he hated Civil War? And will the movie be any good? Stick around for the picks (Iron Man: Legacy of Doom and X-O Manowar: Birth), listener e-mails and Ask Chase Anything, and find out how YOU can make May 2008 the biggest month in Showcase history! E-mail us at Showcase@comiXtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._66_Iron_Man.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41am CDT

Not enough 2 in 1 Showcase goodness for you this week? Well fear not, gang, there's more! Our good friend Dr. Pus of the Library of the Living Dead podcast -- the podcast for all you zombie fans out there -- asked us to do a guest segment for his show, so Chase and I gave the Showcase treatment to Marvel Zombies. Our segment can be heard on Episode #48 of Library of the Living Dead. And stick around for zombie movie reviews, audio fiction, serialized novels, music, poetry and tons of more undead goodness! This is one monster of a podcast... pun intended!

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm CDT

Episode 65: Summer Movie Blowout

So Blake is out of town and has left Chase all alone in the Secret Lair, and things get a little out of hand as Chase Rambles on about this summer’s biggest blockbusters. He also Lets you in on some of his favorite TV shows (LOST, BSG, DOCTOR WHO). ON the Comic Book Front he points out two books to avoid and he makes 3 Picks of the week.

Direct download: Ep.65_SUmmer_Movie_Blowout.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT

Episode 64: Crisis on Infinite Earths

It's time for a new feature on the Showcase -- 2 in 1 Retrospectives! With a Final Crisis brewing for the DC Universe, Blake and Chase dive into DC's past to discuss the history of, high points from and ultimate ramifications of one of the greatest crossovers ever, the original Crisis on Infinite Earths. The guys talk about everything that led into the first Crisis, everything that happened to the story, and how its effects are still felt in the DCU's stories today. In the pics, Chase pulls Sub-Mariner #6 from his pile of recent releases, while Blake finds himself a fan of the Young X-Men. We will record on Sunday, April 12 -- our Jack Kirby and Iron Man episodes -- so send your comments on these or any other episode to Showcase@ComiXtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._64_Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm CDT

Episode 63: What If?

It's time to delve in to the depths of the Marvel Multiverse! This week, Chase and Blake talk about Marvel's line of What If? comics. The guys give their favorite alternate-reality tales, talk about how the comics are published today, and share some of your e-mail. And this week, Chase has a special announcement you won't believe! In the picks, Chase is all about Dead of the Night, while Blake throws props to Cemetery Blues. The guys will record next weekend -- our Jack Kirby and Iron Man episodes -- so send your comments on these or any other episode to Showcase@ComiXtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._63_What_If.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

Episode 0: Promo! PODCASTERS! Want to spread the word about 2 in 1 Showcase? Feel free to take this special promo snippet and play it on your own show! And if you do, please let us know -- we'd be happy to return the favor! Just e-mail us as Showcase@comiXtreme.com!
Direct download: 2_in_1_promo_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm CDT

Episode 62: Showcase Tangent II Unable to meet with Chase to record this week, Blake recruits his girlfriend Erin to sit in on the second Showcase Tangent! Blake and Erin update you on their Buffy the Vampire watching and answer your questions! Chase does manage to chime in, however, giving his thoughts on Wildstorm Comics and The Authority. In this week's picks, Chase throws support to Amazing Spider-Man, Erin is excited to be reading Strangers in Paradise Vol. 1, and Blake was taken by surprise by the coolness of Batman and the Outsiders #5. Upcoming topics will include Crisis on Infinite Earths, What
Direct download: Ep._62_Tangent_II.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm CDT

Episode 61: Comic Book Weddings It's spring, the time a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love -- and a friend of the Showcase is walking down the aisle this weekend! Chase and Blake prepare for the Bachelor Party by talking about their favorite comic book wedding stories, which superheroes work married and which ones don't, and discuss love, families and everything that comes with taking the big plunge. In the picks, Blake digs Jeff Smith's RASL and Chase says farewell to Cable and Deadpool. Upcoming topics will include Crisis on Infinite Earths, What If? and Webcomics, send your comments on these or any other episode to Showcase@ComiXtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._61_Weddings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

Episode 60: Green Arrow After an inexplicable five-minute tangent about Lost, the guys get around to their second annual St. Patrick's Day Green Tribute: Green Arrow. The guys talk about their favorite stories with the emerald archer, the different versions of the character, and how his transformation began the transformation of the entire DC Universe. In the picks this week, Chase loves the cover to Black Panther #34, while Blake tells us how Action Comics #862 is one comic that lives up to its name. Send your comments on this or any other episode to Showcase@ComiXtreme.com!
Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep_60._Green_Arrow.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT

Episode 59: Western Comics This week, as per your requests, the guys dive into Western Comics! Why does Blake love them? Why doesn't Chase? We touch upon great western heroes from Jonah Hex to Bat Lash to The Lone Ranger to Zorro to less orthodox western yarns like Preacher, The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty, The Kents and The Dark Tower. (And if you want our thoughts on the new Zorro comic, check our our mini-Episode 58.5.) After a feedback-sparked debate about the quality of children's comics, the guys get to this week's picks. Blake chimes in for Fantastic Comics #24 -- the beginning of The Next Issue Project -- and Chase starts to celebrate Fantastic Four #554... until he remembers reading it. Send your comments on this or any other episode to Showcase@ComiXtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._59_Westerns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08pm CDT

It's time for another between-episode bonus, as both Chase and Blake give their thoughts on the new direct-to-DVD film Justice League: The New Frontier. The guys talk about the movie, the adaptation of Darwyn Cooke's work, and the DVD as a package. But that's not all! Our heroes also talk about the new Zorro comic from Dynamite Entertainment, Blake gets a sneak peek of the upcoming DC/Minx graphic novel Burnout and Aardvark-Vanheim's Glamourpuss, and Subculture gets a new life. We're recording soon, so e-mail your choices for the best Green Arrow stories and the best comic book weddings to Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._58.5_NewFrontier.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT

Episode 58: Wonder Woman This week, the guys delve into the third member of the DC Trinity, the amazing amazon, Wonder Woman. The guys talk about their favorite stories with Princess Diana, the current state of her comic book, her upcoming adventures in Trinity, and just what makes it hard for writers to figure out what makes Wonder Woman tick. In the picks, Chase goes with Booster Gold #0 and Blake sends props to the recent original graphic novel Unbeatable. Send in your comments, suggestions and Ask Chase Anything questions to Showcase@comixtreme.com, and come back later this week for a mini-episode reviewing the new Justice League: The New Frontier movie, plus a few bonus goodies!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep.58_Wonder_Woman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm CDT

Episode 57: Nightwing

Getting back to their geek roots, this week Chase and Blake take on the character who has been called the "Axis" of the DC Universe, the most famous sidekick of all time, and the lynchpin of some of DC's most classic teams. Originally the first Robin, the boy wonder, now the man named Dick Grayson goes by Nightwing. Our guys shell out their favorite Nightwing stories, talk about what the character means to the DC Universe, and Chase makes the most unfortunate slip of the tongue in Showcase history! In the picks this week, the guys take time to pimp Subculture and Young Avengers Presents. Send in your comments, suggestions and Ask Chase Anything questions to Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: EP.57_Nightwing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53pm CDT

Episode 56: The Showcase Tangent The Showcase Geeks have been having a lot of fun lately going through your messages and e-mails... so much fun, in fact, that this week we're giving you the first-ever 2 in 1 Showcase Feedback Special! This week, you steer the conversation, as the guys answer an avalanche of questions and discuss comments on everything from Brand New Day to Exiles to the question of what the worst DC Comics crossover of all time really was. They spin off onto Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Lost, and Chase breaks the needle off the Geekometer with a classic Star Trek rant! In the picks this week, Chase presents Chronicles of Wormwood: The Last Enemy, while Blake bids a fond farewell to Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Vertigo mainstay, Y: The Last Man. The guys are also prepping new episodes, so send them your choices for your favorite Nightwing stories, your favorite Wonder Woman stories, and your favorite Western comics to Showcase@comixtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._56_Tangent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm CDT

Episode 55: Cable, Deadpool & X-Force Because you demanded it! Last week, our faithful geeks talked about the future of the core X-Men titles, but what about the other books changed by Messiah Complex? With big changes on the way and three new titles about to be released, this week the guys discuss Cable, Deadpool, and the X-Force corner of the X-Men Universe! In the picks, Blake bids a fond farewell to Dwayne McDuffie and Paul Pelletier's Fantastic Four, and Chase gives us a blast from the past in the Hulk: The End Premiere Hardcover! Keep your comments coming to Showcase@ComiXtreme.com!


Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._55_XForce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

Episode 54: X-Men-Messiah Complex

The biggest X-Men crossover in years has reached its conclusion, and so this week, Blake and Chase talk about X-Men: Messiah Complex. The guys break down the crossover, talk about how it effected each of the four titles, and give their thoughts on the future of Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, Young X-Men and X-Factor! In the picks this week, Chase loves Nova #10, while Blake gives love to the criminally underrated Blue Beetle. Come back next week, then the guys look at the X-Force family of books.

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._54_MessiahC.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38pm CDT

Episode 53: The Ultimate Marvel Universe It's one of the most heated debates in Showcase history, as Chase and Blake pull apart Marvel's Ultimate Universe. The guys each pick their favorite stories and talk about the current state of the line, and the guys each have pretty strong feelings over this one. In the picks this week, Blake digs Booster Gold #6, while Chase pimps the newest Youngblood #1. Next week, the Showcase team will spotlight X-Men: Messiah Complex, so be sure to send your thoughts and suggestions to Showcase@comixtreme.com! Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._53_Ultimate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm CDT

Episode 52: John Byrne

Continuing our ongoing series about legends of the comic book artform, this week Chase and Blake talk about the universe-changing, highly entertaining and always controversial John Byrne. From his world-shaping work on X-Men, Fantastic Four and Superman to his upcoming work on Star Trek and FX, the guys talk about Byrne's career and pick their favorite John Byrne stories. Then, stick around for the picks, where the guys discuss Jim Shooter and Jamal Igle's relaunch of Legion of Super-Heroes and a great new story arc beginning in Hack/Slash #7! Send us your comments, suggestions, requests for future episodes or thoughts on X-Men: Messiah Complex to showcase@comiXtreme.com! And, if you're looking for old episodes, you can find a handy-dandy list at the brand new 2 in 1 Showcase Archive Page!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._52_John_Byrne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

Episode 51.5: Cloverfield Review Blake sneaks in a day early with a spoiler-free mini-review of the new monster movie Cloverfield. After dishing on the flick, Blake discusses a few of the trailers floating around, and sneaks in a shameless plug for a new project of his own. You've still got time to e-mail the guys with your favorite John Byrne and Ultimate Universe stories! Come back tomorrow for the next all-new episode!
Direct download: 51.5Cloverfield.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56pm CDT

Episode 51: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Recently, Chase and his wife Jenny made a terrifying discovery: Blake never watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So, with the help of Blake's girlfriend Erin, the Buffy fans sit him down for a marathon of the best episodes. The gang also talks about the new Buffy Season Eight series, the Angel and Spike comics, and the future of the Buffyverse as a whole! Join the guys and their girls for one of the most fun episodes they've ever recorded! In the picks this week, Chase cheers for The Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul and Blake gives a thumbs-up to the return of Hero By Night. And don't forget, you can always e-mail us with comments or suggestions at showcase@comiXtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._51_Buffy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

Episode 50: 2007-The Year in Review Green Lantern soared. Spider-Man crashed. Small crossovers rocked. Big ones fizzled. Archie tried a new look.  Mark Bagley jumped ship. Mike Wieringo passed away. From the best in comics for 2007 to the absolute worst, this week the Showcase crew sits down and takes apart 365 days of comic books, then looks ahead to 2008! Sit back, rev up your MP3 player and listen as Blake and Chase hash out what they hated and hailed what they liked. And don't forget to send your suggestions and e-mails for this episode and upcoming episodes (focusing on John Byrne and the Ultimate universe) to Showcase@comixtreme.com! Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._50_Year_In_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm CDT