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

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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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 CST

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!


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

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!


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Direct download: Ep._92_Villains.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CST

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!


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Direct download: Ep._91_HawkmanAtom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm CST