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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!


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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!

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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!


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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