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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
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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!


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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!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm CST

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!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

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!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

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!


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm CST