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Episode 151: 2009-The Year in Review Your good buddy Chase is back for the first of two very special episodes! This week, Chase and Blake announce the winners of the Best of 2009 as voted on by you, the Showcase listener! Then, as this extra-length episode continues, the guys delve into all the big comic book news of 2009. Disney buys Marvel! DC Entertainment! Archie marries Veronica... kinda! And Diamond's new rules change the game entirely. If it's happening in the world of comics, the boys talk about it. In the picks this week, Chase loves The Complete Rocketeer, and Blake gives us The Tick New Series #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._151_2009_Year_in_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm CDT

Turn Right at the Sign (Evercast #11) Merry Christmas from Blake M. Petit's Evercast! Every year, for some time now, I've written a new Christmas short story as my "card" to my friends and family. (And don't forget, you can download all those previous stories for free from Smashwords.com!) But now, in this age of social networking, podcasting, MyFacing and Tweetbooking, I've expanded my scope to bring these tales to everyone out there. This year's short story is a tale of love, understanding, and what happens when the two may not go together. Please enjoy Turn Right at the Sign.

And don't forget, you can read the story (if you're old-school like that) on EvertimeRealms.com!

Theme music by Jeff Hendricks. Evercast logo by Heather Petit-Keller. 

Send your e-mails to BlakeMPetit@gmail.com.

A Long November, along with eight other Christmas stories, is now available free of charge as an eBook from Smashwords.com. If you’ve got a Kindle, iPhone, Sony eReader, or virtually any other eBook-reading device, you can add the book to your device. Visit the book’s page at Smashwords.com!

Direct download: Evercast11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am CDT

Episode 150: A Charlie Brown Christmas (or Four) Heather is back this week, joining Blake for a marathon of all four Charlie Brown Christmas cartoons! Tune in for our comments on A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales, and I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown -- plus a special bonus, Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! In the picks, Heather chooses the seasonal novel The Autobiography of Santa Claus. Blake gives us the graphic novel pick, A Kidnapped Santa Claus, and his pick of the week, The Muppet Show Comic Book #0! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._150_A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 12: The Princess and the Frog It's back! We haven't had an At the Movies episode since the summer months wound down, but Blake is here to fix that. Five years since their last traditionally-animated movie, Walt Disney Animation has returned to the form that made it great with The Princess and the Frog -- but can a New Orleans-based fairy tale cut it with this Louisiana boy, or is the magic still missing from the House of Mouse?
Direct download: ATM12_Princess.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm CDT

Episode 149: The Christmas Special Special With the clock ticking up to the big day, Blake sits down with his sister Heather for a conversation about their favorite Christmas specials, TV shows, and movies. Fueled by your comments, the sibs talk about the classics of their youth, the new specials that have hit in recent years, and cross their fingers for future specials. Rankin and Bass, Disney classics, Hanna Barbera, Bob Clark, Charles Dickens and of course, Bruce Willis are all right here. In the picks, Heather simply questions the wisdom of people who have never seen A Christmas Story, while Blake recommends the indie comic Jill Chill and the Christmas Star from Cool Yule Comics. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._149_A_Showcase_Christmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Episode 148: The 2009 Geek Gift Guide 'Tis the season to go shopping! All the major gift-giving holidays are coming up, and the geeks of America are making their lists. This week, the boys go through some of the swag you may want to get for your gift this season: toys, books, electronics, Turtle Wax (if you're buying things for Mike), and everything else in-between is on the list, and the guys go through it all! In the picks this week, Kenny picks Flash: Rebirth #5, Blake goes with The Web #3 and Mike doubles up with Adventure Comics #4 and his graphic novel pick, the DC Comics Classic Library edition of Batman: A Death in the Family. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._148_Geek_Gift_Guide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16pm CDT

Episode 147: Best of 2009 Nomination Special It's that time again! With only a month left in the year, the boys get together to make their nominations for the greatest in comics in 2009. Blake, Kenny, occasionally Mike, and Chase (via e-mail) make their choices and then leave it up to you to cast your votes by e-mailing the show by December 18! The guys then read a few e-mails, talk about the future of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and make this week's picks, including Kenny's Justice League of America #39, Mike's Booster Gold #26, and Blake's Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory #3 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._147_Best_of_09_Nominations.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm CDT

Episode 146: Disney Goes Boom! Blake flies solo this week with an in-depth look at the Boom! Kids line of comics featuring the Disney, Pixar, and Muppet characters. Blake looks at each of the series that has been released to date, gives his thoughts on the best and the weakest, and offers a few suggestions for the future of the line. In the picks, check out the Showcase Presents Ambush Bug graphic novel, and the Assault on New Olympus Prologue one-shot! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._146_Boom_and_Disney.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

Episode 145: Blackest Night Halftime Show The marching band is coming onto the field, the coach is giving the Justice League a much-needed pep talk, and the fans have gone to pee. That's right, it's the Blackest Night Halftime Show! With the fourth issue of the eight-part epic on the stands, this week Blake and Kenny sit down to talk about the story so far, the various tie-ins, and make their predictions for the second half of DC's best event in years. In the picks this week, Kenny goes with Vampire Hunter D: Stuff of Dreams and Blake digs the new Fables spin-off miniseries, Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._145_Blackest_Night_Halftime_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT

Episode 144: Holiday Movie Preview We're heading into the second big movie season of the year, the time when the studios roll out all of the major Thanksgiving and Christmas releases, plus the Oscar contenders, treats for the kids in us all, and even the odd sci-fi epic. This week, Kenny and Blake sit down to discuss all of the major releases for November and December, from A Christmas Carol to Avatar and everything in between. In the picks, Kenny gets creative with the movie Hot Fuzz, and Blake stays quasi-traditional with the first issue of The Marvelous Land of Oz Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._144_Holiday_Movie_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12pm CDT

Episode 143: Trick or Tangent Halloween is over, but the boys have one last treat for you -- our Trick-or-Tangent episode! This week, you steer the course of the show, as the guys answer your e-mails. Artist chatter, the state of the Shazam! family, spacefaring with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and even a letter in support of Twilight. Plus, Blake asks (okay, begs) your help in supporting his latest creative enterprise. In the picks this week, Kenny chooses the Justice League of America: The Lightning Saga graphic novel, and Blake is happy about the return of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._143_Trick_or_Tangent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm CDT

Blake Needs Your Help! Hey there, Showcase faithful! Blake here with a plea for your help! I'm beginning the biggest experiment of my creative career this week, and I would love for each and every one of you to be a part of it. Give this quick mini-episode a listen, then join me at www.EvertimeRealms.com to get in on the ground floor of Blake M. Petit's Evercast.
Direct download: ShowcaseEvercast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm CDT

Episode 142: Batman-The Long Halloween The shadows fall across the Halloween Spooktacular, as we round out the month with our story spotlight on Batman: The Long Halloween. The guys discuss the origins of the story, the tale itself, the repurcussions for Batman's life on the silver screen, and the status of Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale collaborations in the years since! In the picks, Blake goes with Chew #5, Kenny picks Power Girl #6, and Mike gives us a graphic novel pick: Infinity War. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we'll be sporting all month!)

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Direct download: Ep._142_Long_Halloween.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am CDT

Episode 141: Our Favorite Horror Artists The Halloween Spooktacular continues with a special guest-host. Blake recruits his sisters, Heather, to sit down with him and look at some of the greatest horror artists of all time. The sibs go from the classic works of Al Feldstein in Tales From the Crypt, the great Marvel Horror artists of the 70s, superstars of Vertigo comics, some of today's bright spots -- with several surprises along the way. You may want to camp at the Grand Comic Book Database to play along with this one. In the picks, Blake loves the    Perhapanauts Halloween Spooktacular! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we'll be sporting all month!)

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Direct download: Ep._141_Horror_Artists.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm CDT

Episode 140: The Universal Frankenstein The Halloween Spooktacular continues with a movie marathon! Blake, Kenny and Mike sit down for a screening of six classic films featuring the Universal Studios Frankenstein characters! Listen in for our thoughts on Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939), Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), House of Frankenstein (1944), and of course, the horror classic Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). In the picks this week, Kenny goes with Blackest Night: Superman #2 and Blake chooses the graphic novel The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we'll be sporting all month!)

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Direct download: Ep._140_Frankenstein.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm CDT

Episode 139: Dracula and the Vampire's Redemption As we roll into October, the Halloween Spooktacular is again upon us! The Showcase is undergoing some big changes this week, but Blake and Kenny sit down to talk about the immortal lord of the night, Count Dracula, from his classic movies, the legendary Tomb of Dracula comic, and his appearances in the DC Multiverse and elsewhere. The guys also talk about the rest of the Count's vampire bretheren, some great vampire novels and comics from recent years, and desperately look for a way to save the Noble Nosferatu from being Twilight-ized. In the picks this week, Kenny goes with Blackest Night #3, and Blake takes the upcoming prose book Peter and Max: A Fables Novel. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we'll be sporting all month!)

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Direct download: Ep._139_Dracula.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:46pm CDT

Episode 138: Age of Apocalypse Because you demanded it! People have long asked us to do an episode delving into the classic X-Men storyline, The Age of Apocalypse, and we at the showcase aim to please! This week, Blake and Chase talk about the overall storyline, our favorites of the individual issues, and which elements from the Age of Apocalypse managed to transcend "alternate reality" status and become part of the regular X-Men lore. In the picks, Blake loved the first issue of Ender's Game: Command School, while Chase gives us the graphic novel pick, Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._138_Age_of_Apocalypse.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02am CDT

Episode 137: Greg Rucka and Whiteout A few days late, thanks to Blake's epic battle with the Computer Virus of Doom, but the Showcase is back! This week, Blake and Chase chat about the work of writer Greg Rucka, whose series Whiteout has hit the big screen. From his early work at Oni Press to works at DC and Marvel, including epic runs with the Batman family, the guys delve into all things Rucka! In the picks this week, Blake is all over G-Man: Learning to Fly, and Chase goes with Guardians of the Galaxy #17. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._137_Greg_Rucka.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

Since the beginning of the Showcase, we've gotten e-mails from people who wanted us to come up with our all-time top ten comic books. We listened to your demand... and we decided to do it a little differently. We're breaking up the world of comics into categories, and we're going to do a top five list in each one. This week, Blake and Chase each select their all time top five Marvel Universe comics! In the picks this week, Chase went with Avengers: The Initiative #27, and Blake chooses Adventure Comics #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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PLUS! It's the biggest news in comics, and you've been waiting to hear about it! Chase sits down with our good friend Michael Bailey from the Views From the Longbox podcast to discuss Disney's aquisition of Marvel Comics in this VFTL special!

Views From the Longbox Special Report: Disney Buys Marvel
Direct download: Ep._136_Top_5_MarvelU.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm CDT

Episode 135: Mon-El, Man of Valor With Superman off-planet for a year, an old friend has moved into his title. But who is Mon-El? What's his history with Superman? What's his link to the Legion of Super-Heroes? Why does any of this matter to the DC Universe? And how does the man called "Valor" fit into all this? The guys talk the past, present, and glorious future of Lar Gand of Daxam. In the picks, Blake feels the love for Love and Capes #11, and Chase gives his props to Daredevil #500. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._135_Mon-El.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 11: Halloween II Two years ago, Rob Zombie reinvented one of the slasher classics with Halloween. This year, Halloween II picks up and extends his new vision of terror -- but do the Showcase boys share his vision? Check our our mini-review!
Direct download: ATM11HalloweenII.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm CDT

Episode 134: Son of the Bride of the Return of the Showcase Tangent Five weekends in August, five episodes in August, means week five is a Showcase Tangent! The guys answer your e-mails and cover any and all things in the world of pop culture -- what Dark Horse comics are worth reading? What's the greatest Darkseid story of all time? What do we think of the new Ultimate Universe? What's the one toy that Chase plays with? What's awesome at www.JediSnakeEyes.com? And listen for a big announcement from Blake concerning his podcasting future! In the picks this week, Chase gives us Ultimate Comics Avengers #1, Blake loved Superman Annual #14, and the graphic novel pick is the new Vertigo Crime volume Dark Entries Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._134_Tangent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 10: Inglorious Basterds Quentin Tarentino has rewritten World War II and given us the number one movie in the country with Inglorious Basterds -- but is it good enough for the Showcase boys? Chase and Blake give you their thoughts in this At the Movies episode!
Direct download: ATM10IngloriousBasterds.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:05pm CDT

Episode 133: Preacher (Part One) It's been one of the most-requested comic title spotlights, and now, take our look at the first three volumes of the legendary Vertigo title Preacher. The boys delve into Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's epic saga, including the origins of Jesse Custer and company, their first encounters with the Grail and Jesse's family, and the birth of Arseface. In the picks this week, Blake loves G-Man: Cape Crisis #1, and Chase surprises even himself by picking Blackest Night: Superman #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._133_Preacher.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:47pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 9: District 9 A little movie comes out of nowhere and steals the thunder of some of the late summer's blockbusters -- but is District 9 worth your time as a moviegoer? Blake braves a sore throat this week to answer that question for you!
Direct download: ATM9District9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm CDT

Episode 132: Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski Creator spotlight week brings us to the works of J. Michael Straczynski! The guys discuss the early TV work on cartoons like Masters of the Universe and The Real Ghostbusters, his career-making turn on Babylon 5, and his journey through comics beginning with Rising Stars and Midnight Nation, through Spider-Man and Thor, and his current place reimagining the Red Circle. In the picks this week, Blake choose Justice Society of America #29, Chase brings us Dark Wolverine #76 (plus a retro pick!), and Mike goes with Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1. This week's graphic novel pick: Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Volume 6. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._132_JMS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm CDT

Week in Geek #29: A Christmas Carol Train Tour Christmas in August? Disney's got a new version of A Christmas Carol coming out in a few months, and a nationwide tour is bringing the movie to America via the rail. This week, Blake and his sister Heather stopped in at the train's New Orleans stop. Take a listen as they share their thoughts on the tour, whether it's worth your time, and what they think of the upcoming movie.
Direct download: Week29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm CDT

Episode 131: 2000 A.D. It's time for another listener-requested episode. For some time, people have asked us our thoughts on the British sci-fi hit 2000 A.D., and this week we finally take a look. Each of us read two different volumes of 2000 A.D. material. We review our reads, talk about the history and format of the magazine, and question why it's so darn difficult to find it in the States. In the picks this week, Chase likes Ms. Marvel #42, Mike digs Power Girl #3, and Blake goes with Invincible #64. Our graphic novel pick: Starman Omnibus Vol. 3! Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._131_2000AD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm CDT

Episode 130: G.I. Joe-A Real American Hero With the movie coming out soon, the boys line up to talk about the past, present, and future of G.I. Joe. We talk toys, we talk cartoons, we talk comics -- we talk about our favorite stories, the worst interpretations, and Chase explains why he doesn't allow his friends to play with his toys. In the picks, Mike chooses Supergirl #43, Blake digs Doctor Who: Room With a Deja View, and Chase selects Amazing Spider-Man #600. This week's graphic novel pick: Spider-Man: Torment. Don't forget our "Give Mike a Title" contest! Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._130_GI_Joe.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

Week in Geek #28: The Last Lost Panel? Chase and Blake have a chat about some of the announcements and tidbits from the San Diego Comicon -- Tron: Legacy, the lineup of James Robinson's Justice League of America, a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, and talks about new developments for Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Green Lantern on the screen. But the bulk of the talk this week is about what may be the last-ever Lost panel in San Diego. What was revealed? What was hinted at? And Chase uses the clues to lay out his theory for Season Six of Lost!
Direct download: Week28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 8: Green Lantern-First Flight Blake takes a look at the newest entry in the DC Universe Animated line, Green Lantern: First Flight. How does it stack up to the other movies in the line? How does it stack up for Green Lantern fans? And is it worth your DVD dollars?
Direct download: ATM8GreenLantern.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am CDT

Episode 129: Spider-Man-Kraven's Last Hunt Retrospective week is upon us again! This month, the guys dive into one of the greatest Spider-Man sagas of all time, J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck's classic Kraven's Last Hunt. The guys break down the story, talk about what makes it so enduring, and discuss spin-offs and repurcussions that last even today! In the picks this week, Blake presents Buzzboy: Sidekicks Rule #3, Chase digs Savage Dragon #150, and Mike enjoys Superman: world of New Krypton #5. This week's graphic novel pick: Echo: Atomic Dreams. Don't forget our "Give Mike a Title" contest! Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._129_Kravens_Last_Hunt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

Week in Geek #27: One Day in San Diego With a whole one day of the San Diego Comicon under our belts, Blake and Chase sit down to chat about some of the announcements so far. An ARG for Tron: Legacy? A possible Roger Rabbit 2? The return of Jeff Smith's Bone? Bat-Boy comes to comics? Plus, Chase talks about the latest season of Torchwood!
Direct download: Week27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT

Episode 128: Spotlight on Robert Kirkman It's time once again for a creator spotlight! This week, Mike sits quietly while Blake and Chase talk about his work from Battle Pope through Invincible, zombies from Marvel Zombies and The Walking Dead, his work at Marvel and how the gauntlet he threw down as an Image partner has helped generate at least one of the best new comics of the year. In the picks this week, Chase loved Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1, Mike goes with Batman #688 and Blake plays the music for The Muppet Show #4. This week's graphic novel pick is the new hardcover edition of Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?. Don't forget our "Give Mike a Title" contest! Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._128_Robert_Kirkman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm CDT

Week in Geek #26: Blackest Night Begins In your Week in Geek, the guys discuss the current state of magazines about comics and the second episode of Warehouse 13. Yeah, that's it. Oh yeah -- and they go beat-by-beat in their discussion and review of the first issue of DC's most anticipated event in years, Blackest Night. Spoilers abound, so if you haven't read the issue yet, wait to listen to this episode! Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can submit your original horror movie to the second annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival at www.drunkenzombie.com! And don't forget to send your entries to the "Give Mike Bellamy a Title" contest to Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Week26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

Episode 127: Captain America Reborn? Chase is back home, so the Showcase boys assemble at the Secret Lair to record a new batch of episodes! This week, the Star-Spangled Avenger is being "reborn," so it's time to take another look at the mythos of Captain America! The guys discuss the history of the charcter, the current Ed Brubaker run, and the future of the men wearing the stars and stripes. In the picks, Mike chooses Irredeemable #4, Blake goes with the obvious and picks Green Lantern #43, and Chase sticks to theme with Captain America #600. This week's Graphic Novel Pick: Fables Vol. 8: Wolves. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._127_Captain_America_Reborn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm CDT

Week in Geek #25: Chase Returns Chase is finally back in town, and Week in Geek is back with him! This week, Chase and Blake share their thoughts about TransFormers: Revenge of the Fallen, discuss recent developments from the set of Lost, chat about Superman and Smallville movie and TV news, and give their impressions of the new sci-fi show Warehouse 13! Send us your comments at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Week25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

Episode 126: Toy Talk It's one more Chase-less episode, so Blake, Mike, and Kenny spend this week discussing their favorite toy lines! From classics of our youth to hits of today, the guys chat about TransFormers, DC Direct, Marvel Universe, McFarlane, Voltron, Mini-Mates and everything in between! Blake even weaves the tale of how a review of the Marvel Zombie Mini-Mates got away from him. In the picks this week, Kenny chooses the first two issues of Killer of Demons, Blake chooses Detective Comics #854, Mike goes with Booster Gold #21, and the graphic novel pick is The Pro! Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._126_Toys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52pm CDT

Episode 125: Convention Season Kick-Off Chase is out of town, so Blake and Mike sit down this week to talk about the beginning of the comic book convention season! The guys discuss the current state of comic cons, Mike talks about his experiences at last weekend's Wizard World Philadelphia convention, and the boys bat around some of the announcements from Philly and HeroesCon in Charlotte! In the picks this week, Mike chooses Power Girl #2 and Blake selects Zorro #14, with a bonus book pick, Was Superman a Spy? Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep_125.Convention_Season.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20pm CDT

Week in Geek #24: Percy Jackson and Personal Effects Let's get literary! Chase has work conflicts this week, so Blake gets together with his sister Heather for this special edition of Week in Geek! The sibs discuss the recently concluded Percy Jackson series of novels by Rick Riordan, chat about the currently in-production Percy Jackson movie, and dive into the mythology surrounding the new J.C. Hutchins novel, Personal Effects: Dark Art. Hit us with your comments at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Week24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 7: The Hangover Blake flies solo for this review of the new Todd Phillips comedy The Hangover. When three guys at a bachelor party wake up to find the bachelor missing, hijinks ensue. But is it funny enough to spend your money on?
Direct download: ATM7Hangover.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm CDT

Episode 124: TransFormers-Revenge of the Fallen Mike bails on the guys to take an impromptu trip to Philadelphia, leaving Blake and Chase to record their thoughts on the upcoming TransFormers: Revenge of the Fallen. The guys discuss the franchise, the TV show, the toys, the comics, the previous movies, and their thoughts and expectations for the new film! In the picks this week, Blake selects Invincible #63, while Chase cheats and picks both Batman #687 and Batman and Robin #1. This week's graphic novel pick: House of Mystery Vol. 2: Love Stories For Dead People! Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep.124Transformers2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm CDT

Episode 123: Walt Simonson It's time for another creator spotlight, and this week the Showcase boys are turning their attention to legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson. From his early work on Star Slammers to defining runs on Thor and Fantastic Four, up through great work with Orion and his current work at Wildstorm, the guys look at his career and talk about their favorite Walt Simonson comics. In the picks this week, Mike chooses Justice Society of America #27, Blake goes Greek with Incredible Hercules #129, and Chase selects the Flash Gordon 75th Anniversary Special. This week's Graphic Novel pick of the week 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call. Contact us with comments, suggestions, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._123_Walt_Simonson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 6: UP A Showcase guest-star returns, as Blake and Erin review the new Disney/Pixar movie UP! It's doing well at the box office, but how does it hold up to a couple of Pixar fans? Take a listen to our spoiler-free review!
Direct download: ATM6UP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am CDT

Episode 122: Battle For the Cowl and the NEW Batman Family Back in Episode 106, when Battle For the Cowl was yet to begin, the Showcase boys looked at the possible candidates for the Batman mantle and the state of the Batman family as a whole. With Battle For the Cowl over, the guys give their impressions of the story, the new Batman and Robin team, Neil Gaiman's Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader, and their thoughts on the new comics that are about to comprise the Batman universe! Plus -- you want picks of the week? We'll give you picks of the week! Mike gives us Supergirl #41, Chase takes X-Force #15, and Blake presents Muppet Robin Hood #1 and this week's graphic novel pick, Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._122_BattleFortheCowl.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

Week in Geek #23: Captain America, Muppets, and More! The boys go through a lot of stuff this week, beginning with the sad passings of a pair of Davids, the first issue of Batman and Robin, major announcements from E3, and the television returns of Torchwood, Doctor Who, the Muppets, and Conan O'Brien (and his mysteriously familiar set)! Then, the guys get into it with the Captain America #600 controversy! All this and more in your Week in Geek!
Direct download: Week23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT

Episode 121: The Infinity Gauntlet We're getting into another classic comic discussion, friends, this week looking at perhaps the greatest Marvel crossover of all time: The Infinity Gauntlet. The boys look at the roots of Thanos's story, through the epic series and its crossovers, and at the books that spun out after the series was over. Was this a crossover so good that it ruined crossovers for us since then? In the picks this week, Chase picks Planet Skaar Prologue, Blake loved Wonder Woman #32, and Mike was into Brave and the Bold #23. This week's graphic novel: Silver Surfer: The Rebirth of Thanos. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._121_Infinity_Gauntlet.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT

Week in Geek #22: Chase Flies Solo With Blake having technical issues, Chase goes it alone for the first post-season Week in Geek!
Direct download: week_in_geek_22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 5: Terminator-Salvation We promised a review, and here it is! In this At the Movies quickie, Chase, Blake and the gang take in the fourth film in the franchise and give our thoughts. Spoilers exist, but not many.
Direct download: ATM5Terminator4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:17pm CDT

Episode 120: The Terminator The movie season is in high gear now, and this week's big release is Terminator: Salvation. To prepare for the movie, the Showcase gang converged on the home of Mike "I Left My Heart in 2029" Bellamy for a marathon of the first three Terminator movies and the pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The boys talk about the films and show, discuss the property in comics, and pre-hash the new movie. Come back on Tuesday for our review of Terminator: Salvation! In the picks this week, Blake enjoyed the first issue of Olympus and Chase provides the graphic novel pick, Hellblazer: Original Sins. WARNING: This podcast contains frequent terrible Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations. Parental Discretion is advised. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._120_Terminator.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08pm CDT

Week in Geek #21: Blake and Chase's Big Ol' Incident Week in Geek returns! This week, the guys pick apart the season finale of Lost, "The Incident." People who want to remain Lost-free can skip from 6:10 to 42:20 on their iTunes, and join us as we discuss the end of the TV season, which shows got picked up, and what some of our new favorites are. Plus: the winner of the Battle For the Cowl wager is revealed (in a spoiler-free fashion)! Special thanks to Monty for the new Week in Geek logo!
Direct download: Week21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT

Episode 119: Return of the Showcase Tangent We haven't done one since October, and that's way too long. It's the return of the Showcase Tangent! This week the guys bounce from topic to topic with no rhyme or reason, answering your e-mails, and going where the discussion takes us. Flash: Rebirth! The new DC pulp heroes including Doc Savage! Kevin Smith on The Green Hornet! The great Star Trek debate! Dark Avengers! And lots, lots more in this giant-sized episode! In the picks this week, Blake loves the first issue of The Unwritten, Chase loves every issue of The Walking Dead, and Mike has been waiting 15 years to love Power Girl! This week's graphic novel pick: Fallen Angel Vol. 6: Cities of Light and Dark. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._119_Tangent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT

Episode 118.5: NOLA Comic-Con 2009 Part Three  It's time for the third and final part of our coverage of the 2009 NOLA Comic-Con! This week, the boys walk the convention floor to talk to R.J. Carter, creator of Vampire Brat, Kevin Johnson of Strange City Heroes, and legendary comic book inker John Dell. The guys also chat to some of the fans, a few vendors selling off chunks of their own personal collections, and wrap it up with a chat with convention organizer Ronnie Prudhomme. Don't forget, this Sunday will be a new Showcase Tangent episode! Send us your e-mails on any topic at all to Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: NolaCon3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 4: Star Trek It's the number one movie in the country, and it's setting franchise records all over, but the question everyone from Hollywood to the Klingon Empire has been asking is: what do the 2 in 1 Showcase geeks think of the new Star Trek movie? This week you get two reviews in one! First up, Blake, Mike, Kenny and Daniel give you a perspective from the moderate fans of the series. Then, buckle up as Chase flies solo on the hardcore fan's opinion.
Direct download: ATM4StarTrek.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34pm CDT

Episode 118: Star Trek With a major motion picture hitting this week, Blake and Chase got together online to record a look at the past, present, and future of Star Trek. The guys talk about all incarnations of the franchise, their favorite and least favorite episodes and series, the history of Trek in comics, and why Chase is dreading the movie Blake is looking forward to. Come back on Tuesday for our thoughts on the film! In the picks this week, Chase loved Buck Rogers #0 and Blake finally makes his Free Comic Book Day pick, Ressurrection #0. Our graphic novel pick of the week: The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1972. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep.118StarTrek.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT

Episode 117.5: NOLA Comic-Con 2009 Part Two It's time for part two of our three-part podcast from the floor of the 2009 NOLA Comic-Con! In this installment, the boys interview the publisher of Creeping Hemlock Press, the gang from Mass Casualty Comics, former Superman and Youngblood artist Derec Donovan, and creator of Dice Jockies, Charlie Brown! Come back in a few days for our Star Trek episode and review podcast, and next week, part three of the NOLA Comic-Con! And don't forget to visit out new CafePress store! E-mail us at Showcase@comixtreme.com.
Direct download: NolaCon2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm CDT

Week in Geek #20: My Follow the Leader This week, Blake and Chase weep like little girls over the final episode of Scrubs. Then, it's time to get into the latest episode of Lost, Follow the Leader. (If you want to remain Lost-free, skip from 7:35 to 25:25 on your iPod!) After the Lost chat, the guys talk about the newly-greenlit Deadpool and Wolverine 2, give a few more thoughts about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Blake explains how Amazon.com has broken his heart, just a little. Contact us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Week20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 3: X-Men Origins-Wolverine 2 in 1 Showcase at the Movies returns! Actually, we just decided to start using the title for our movie review bonus episodes. But we're putting out two regular episodes a week now, take what you can get, folks. Anyway, this weekend Chase, Blake, Kenny, and the Mooch took in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Give it a click to find out our thoughts -- and be warned, spoilers abound.
Direct download: ATM3Wolverine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm CDT

Episode 117: Free Comic Book Day 2009 Geek Christmas comes once again, as the Showcase boys go to Free Comic Book Day 2009! The guys camped out at BSI Comics in Metairie, Louisiana for the day, talking to the fans, handing out free comics, and generally having a blast! In this episode, the guys manage to find time to talk about Blackest Night #0 and this week's Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4, they go through a few more of this year's free samplings, and host the first-ever live Ask Chase Anything Challenge! Listen as fans of all ages try to summon a question Chase can't answer, hear the one question that succeeded, and witness the beginning of Chase's potential intellectual property lawsuit when a bad joke goes horribly awry! And if that wasn't enough, the guys find time to talk to Kurt Amacker, writer of the new Seraphemera Books horror comic Dead Souls! How good is Dead Souls? It's Alan Moore-approved! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep.117_FCBD2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm CDT

Week in Geek #19: Lost 100, Chuck, Heroes, and More! This week was the 100th episode of Lost, and the guys are here to dish on the tale of Daniel Faraday. For those of you who want to skip the Lost chat, start listening at 19:20 on your dial while we delve into the season finales of Chuck and Heroes, and talk about the upcoming Star Trek movie and the recent Countdown prequel comic book. Chase talks about a trailer that got him excited and another that broke his heart, and Blake is jazzed at this week's announcement of the possible 7th Son motion picture! All this plus a DVD release rundown in your Week in Geek! E-mail us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Week19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT

Episode 116.9: Free Comic Book Day 2009 Preview With only a few days left until Free Comic Book Day 2009, the Showcase Boys give you a rundown of all the books that will be available this year! What will be the must-haves? What will be the sleeper hits? And how many of you will come out to BSI Comics in Metairie, Louisiana to join the guys as they record their third annual on-location FCBD episode? Plus, the guys take a challenge that we extend to you as well: find at least ONE comic you've never read before and give it a try! All in this special bonus episode!
Direct download: FCBD2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm CDT

Episode 116.5: NOLA Comic-Con 2009 Part One New Orleans is America's party town, but can it host a comic convention? This weekend the Showcase boys descended on the 2009 NOLA Comic-Con to find out. Recording from the floor, the guys talk about the show, share stories of comic conventions of the past, and chat about comics in general. Then, before the clock runs out, they sit down for a conversation with the Star Wars collector club, the Red Stick Rebellion. The Red Stick guys are just the first interview on the plate, though -- with a three-part convention episode, there's going to be plenty more to share in part two!
Direct download: NolaCon1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41pm CDT

Episode 116: 2009 Summer Movie Preview It's time once again for the summer movie season to kick into gear! This week, the Showcase boys run down all of the big pictures coming out this summer, giving their thoughts on each of them. Which ones do they want to see? Which ones will the pass? Which ones look like a NetFlix rental? And why might Blake wind up topless to satisfy Chase's rage? All the answers are inside! In the picks this week, Mike chooses Green Lantern Corps #35, Chase goes with The Walking Dead #60, and Blake picks Fables #83. This week's graphic novel pick: Tales of the Green Lantern Corps! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._116_SummerMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm CDT

Week in Geek #18: Clips, Caprica, and Cartoons

With no new Lost this week, you get an episode safe for anyone to listen to for a change! The guys talk about feeling letdown by a clip show, then jump into the new stuff -- the penultimate Heroes for Season Three and the new show The Unusuals. In DVD news, Chase gives his thoughts on the Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica and the just-released Spirit movie, and Blake is just happy to finally get a volume two of his beloved Tiny Toon Adventures. If you're in the New Orleans area this weekend, come on down and meet the guys at the 2009 Nola Comic-Con! And everyone can e-mail us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Week18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

Episode 115.5: Fast and Furious review

Chase sits down to review the new Fast and Furious film!

Direct download: Fast__Furious.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm CDT

Episode 115: Wolverine's Multiple "Origins" In a few weeks, X-Men Origins: Wolverine will come to your local cineplex. This week, the guys discuss the characters' origins, some of their favorite stories, the new cartoon show, and their hopes and fears for the upcoming movie. In the picks this week, Mike goes with Batman: Battle For the Cowl #2, Blake recommends 3 Geeks: Slab Madness #3, and Chase is a fan of Crossed #4. This week's graphic novel pick: American Jesus Vol. 1: Chosen. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._115_Wolverine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT

Week in Geek #17: Setting the Record Straight In this week's Week in Geek, the boys set the record straight about everything. Chase tells you how to survive in Disney World (don't bring kids), an e-mail corrects both the guys about blunders in the Wonder Man/Beast episode, and Chase explains why he watches shows (and reads comics) he doesn't like. And somewhere in there, they get around to discussing Lost, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, the Green Lantern movie, and some announcements this week from DC Comics.
Direct download: Week17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CDT

Episode 114: Superman-Panic in the Sky Retro-week strikes the Showcase boys, as they sit back and discuss one of their favorite stories of the early 1990s, the Superman-family crossover Panic in the Sky! The guys discuss the roots of the story, the repurcussions, how it led to the Death of Superman, and how the "Triangle Numbers" of the era compare with the way the Superman family of comics is in 2009. In the picks, Mike goes with Booster Gold #18, Chase picks The Walking Dead #59, and Blake digs PS 238 #38. Our graphic novel pick of the week? The Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Ep._114_Panic_in_the_Sky.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm CDT

Week in Geek #16: Greetings From Orlando! With Chase off for a Disney World vacation, Blake is riding solo this week. Chase gives us a quick phone call to check in, then Blake dishes on this week's Lost, Dead is Dead, and the pilot episode of The Unusuals. Plus, he looks briefly at Kevin J. Anderson's upcoming Superman/Batman novel, Enemies and Allies. Contact us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: Week16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm CDT

Episode 113: Wonder Man and the Beast They're Marvel's classic odd couple -- this week the guys talk about the unlikely friendship between Wonder Man and the Beast! The boys discuss the characters individually, their favorite stories, why they seem to work so well as a pair, and why Marvel desperately needs to put them in a comic together ASAP. In the picks, Chase loved G.I. Joe: Cobra #1, Blake says good-bye to Amazing Spider-Girl #30, and Mike is all about Supergirl #39. Graphic Novel Pick this week: Mike presents Captain America: Operation Rebirth! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._113_Wonder_Man_Beast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

Week in Geek #15: Wanted, Dollhouse, Smallville, and a Little Thing Called Lost It's Week in Geek time again! After a correction from last week's Kurt Busiek episode, the guys delve into another episode of Lost. Chase wants to debate Blake's recent review of Wanted, and the guys jump around through several TV shows, including Dollhouse, Smallville, Heroes, Kings, ER, and Cupid! Send your comments and suggestions to Showcase@comixtreme.com.
Direct download: Week15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Episode 112: Kurt Busiek The boys are back with another creator spotlight, this time on writer Kurt Busiek! From his early days on Justice League of America and Power Man and Iron Fist, through his career-making work on Marvels and Astro City, right through to his current work on the weekly maxiseries Trinity, the guys break down all of his work, talk about their favorites and least-favorites, and discuss the next project he's going to be involved with, Wednesday Comics. In the picks this week, Blake recommends Batman: Battle For the Cowl #1, Mike dug Action Comics #875, and Chase is all about Thor #600. This week's graphic novel pick: American Flagg Vol. 2! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._112_Busiek.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT

Week in Geek #14: Battlestar Galactica Finale, Dollhouse "Game-Changer" and More!

It's Week in Geek time again! This time out, Blake and Chase discuss Lost: He's Our You. Chase gives his thoughts on the final episode of Battlestar Galactica and last week's South Park, Blake talks about the episode of Dollhouse that rescued his interest in the show, and both boys dish on recent episodes of Smallville, Heroes, and Kings. Contact us with your requests and comments at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Week14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45pm CDT

Episode 111: 90s Cartoon Extravaganza Our 80s Cartoons episode was a hit, and we're not above repeating our success. This week, the boys talk about their favorite cartoons from the long-ago days of the 1990s, from the Batman and Superman animated series to the battles of the Beast Wars. Join the guys as they debate whether the Marvel cartoons were a cohesive universe, the pros and cons of Nicktoons and Cartoon Network originals, and whether it's called the Diniverse or Earth-Timm! In the picks, Blake chooses Secret Six #7, Chase liked Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead?, and Mike can't wait for Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 1! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._111_90s_Cartoons.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm CDT

Week in Geek #13: Lost, Kings, and ER The guys have a little audio trouble this week, so bless ya if you can get all the way through Week in Geek #13. If you DO manage to listen to the entire episode, you'll hear the guys talk about the most recent episode of Lost, Namaste, the premiere episode of Kings, and the final few episodes of ER -- plus the usual assortment of tangents, debates, and shameless plugs. E-Mail us at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Direct download: week13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm CDT

Episode 110.5 Race to Witch Mountain Review So Chase went up the mountain, saw what the Rock was cooking, and raced home to tell you.
Direct download: EP.110.5_Race_To_witch_Mountain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm CDT

Episode 110: Justice League-The Bwaa-Ha-Ha Years For so many fans, the Keith Giffen/J.M. DeMatteis run on Justice League was what made us fans of the characters. The Blue Beetle/Booster Gold team, the Justice League Antarctica, the "Formerly Known As..." finale -- this week, the Showcase boys delve into the funniest incarnation of the League ever put on a comic book page! In the picks this week, Mike is rocking Justice Society of America #24, Chase loves Daredevil #116, and Blake voices his support for Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade #4! This week's Graphic Novel Pick: Starman Omnibus Volume 2! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._110_GiffenJL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm CDT

Week in Geek#12: More Lost, Wonder Woman, Castle, and a Big Week For Nightwing(s)

Blake goes solo on this week's Week-inGeek, with a few thoughts on the last two episodes of LOST, the direct-to-DVD animated Wonder Woman movie, and the premiere of the new Nathan Fillion dramedy Castle. And for you comic fans, it's a big week for both heroes using the name Nightwing! Spoilers abound for Action Comics #875 and Batman: Battle For the Cowl #1!

Direct download: Week12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34pm CDT

Episode 109.5: Watchmen Movie Review The Showcase boys and their intrepid band of moviegoers braved the IMAX crowds Saturday afternoon for a screening of Watchmen! What did our gang think? Take a click and listen! Warning: Spoilers begin at about the 7-minute mark. Double Warning: This podcasts contains frequent references to Dr. Manhattan's... um... "little intern."
Direct download: Ep._109.5_Watchmen_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm CDT

Episode 109: Warner Brothers and the Looney Tunes Legacy It's a whole new era for 2 in 1 Showcase, as back-up geek Mike Bellamy tries to make the transition to full-time! How long will he last? Check the Vegas odds tomorrow. This week, the boys are getting Looney, as the talk about the history of Warner Brothers animation. The guys toss around their favorite -- and least-favorite -- Looney Tunes characters and cartoons, discuss the DVDs and movies, talk about the shows that tried to carry the torch, and bat around the potential future of the franchise. With a new era comes a new rule for picks of the week! Each of the guys has their pick, but one geek each week will chime in with their Graphic Novel Pick of the Week! In the regular picks, Blake rages into Green Lantern #38, Mike walks like an Egyptian in Batman Confidential #26, and Chase digs Outsiders #15. This week's Graphic Novel Pick: House of Mystery Volume 1: Room and Boredom! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._109_Warner_Brothers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT

Episode 108: We're Watching the Watchmen It's been called the greatest comic book of all time, and next week, it's coming to a theater and IMAX screen near you. This week, Blake and Chase discuss the seminal comic book work Watchmen. The guys break down the story, discuss the history of the comic's development, and give their thoughts on the upcoming movie. Then the guys dig into your mail and head into the picks of the week. Blake digs Chris Giarrusso's Mini-Marvels: Secret Invasion, and Chase just tells you to... heck, go read Watchmen already. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._108_Watchmen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Episode 107: Final Crisis Retrospective It's been a few weeks, the dust has settled, and the guys are ready to pick into DC's Final Crisis. Chase tells us what he didn't like, Blake tries to explain the ending, they give their thoughts about the future of Batman and the Multiverse, and talk about the state of "The Crossover" in comics in general. In the picks this week, Geoff Johns dominates, as Chase selects Green Lantern #37 and Blake gushes like a schoolgirl over Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._107_Final_Crisis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm CDT

Episode 106.5: Friday The 13th (2009) Review  Chase  saw Friday The 13th (2009). This is his thought.
Direct download: Friday_the_13_review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38am CDT

Week in Geek #11: A Lost 316 Quickie and a TV Roundup The boys bring you a quick Week in Geek this week, with their initial impressions of the new episode of Lost, "316," plus their thoughts on recent episodes of Chuck, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and the premiere episode of Dollhouse!
Direct download: Week11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

Episode 106: The Batman Family With Bruce Wayne MIA (as opposed to RIP), Gotham City is descending into chaos. Soon, the Sons of the Bat will go head-to-head for the right to claim his mantle. Before that happens, though, Blake and Chase break down the Batman Family -- the four sons, the assorted daughters, the fathers, the lovers, and the assorted hangers-on. The guys also discuss the eight Batman-family comics recently announced beginning after Battle For the Cowl ends, and they place their bets on who will be wearing each costume. But what are the stakes of their wager? That, friends, is where you come in. Also, in the picks this week, Blake bids farewell to Fables cover artist James Jean, and Chase is all about G.I. Joe #1. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._106_BatmanFamily.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm CDT

Week in Geek #10: Lost, Heroes, Vertigo's $1 #1s and Youngblood: The Movie In your Week in Geek, the boys get together just seconds after the credits roll to discuss LOST episode 5-5: This Place is Death! Then they chat about recent episodes of Heroes and Battlestar Galactica, and talk over some recent announcements from the New York City Con, including Vertigo's $1 first issues and Brett Ratner's Youngblood: The Movie! (And why is Blake not as disgusted by the idea as you would think?)
Direct download: Week10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm CDT

Episode 105: Most Eligible Bachelors When Blake has to take a sick day, Chase rounds up two guest-hosts to sit in. Jen Suran and Katie Ledet join the Showcase crew for a Valentine's Day special where they talk about the most eligible bachelors in comics -- Nightwing? Captain America? Aquaman? Namor? And of course, they tackle the ultimate face-off -- Tony Stark versus Bruce Wayne! In the picks this week, we look at Savage Dragon #144 and Amazing Spider-Man Extra #2. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: EP.105_Most_Elg._Bach.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56pm CDT

Episode 104: 80's Saturday Morning Cartoon Extravaganza Put on your Underoos, pour a big bowl of cereal, and rev up your iPod! This week, Chase and Blake banter about some of their favorite 80s cartoon shows! From the top dogs of He-Man, G.I. Joe and the TransFormers to lesser-known but much-beloved properties like Silverhawks and the Bionic Six, the boys talk about their favorite shows, the history of the characters, and where the properties are today. In the picks this week, Chase dug Phantom Annual #2, and Blake is all about Tiny Titans #12. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Also, this week features the third of three "variant covers" created as a 100th episode gift by our good buddy Walt Kneeland! Check your iTunes Album Art! Thanks, Walt!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53pm CDT

Week in Geek #9: Blake's Black Lantern Speculation Now that DC Direct has spoiled the identities of the first two Black Lanterns (don't worry, we give you a spoiler warning before we say their names), Blake sits down and runs through some of the late denizens of the DC Universe and picks out who he thinks may turn up as members of the Black Lantern Corps!
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Episode 103: Aquaman and Diamond Distribution

Blake and Chase spend this week chatting about the king of the seven seas, DC's Aquaman! The boys talk about the character's various eras, best stories, how they'd fix him up and make him viable again, and why he gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield. Then, getting a bit more serious, the guys discuss the new Diamond Distribution policy and why it may spell death for smaller comics. In the picks, it's a good week for the Sons of the Bat (or at least their enemies), as Blake goes with Robin #182 and Chase picks Nightwing #152! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep.103_Aquaman.mp3
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Week in Geek #8: Lost Premiere, Legion on Smallville and Battlestar Galactica Blake and Chase get together for a special Week in Geek. The guys pick apart the fifth-season premiere of Lost, and compare notes on the Legion of Super-Heroes episode of Smallville. Then Chase gives his thoughts on the beginning of Battlestar Galactica's final season!
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Episode 102: Elseworlds It's time for a good old-fashioned listener request! This week, the guys delve into DC Comics' Elseworlds imprint, the line that brought us such classics as Kingdom Come, Superman/Batman: Generations, The Golden Age and... um... Lobo Annual #2. Well, they can't all be gems. In the picks this week, Chase digs the new Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips crime comic, Incognito, and Blake is enjoying upcoming Justice Society writers Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham on House of Mystery! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Also, this week features the first of three "variant covers" created as a 100th episode gift by our good buddy Walt Kneeland! Check your iTunes Album Art! Thanks, Walt!

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Direct download: Ep.102_Elseworlds.mp3
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Week in Geek #7: Stargate Finale & Obama Comics SO Chase reviews the last Stargate and Obama in comics
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Episode 101: Secret Invasion It's been a few weeks now since Marvel's Secret Invasion storyline wrapped up. This week, Blake and Chase pick apart the build-up, the spin-offs, the aftermath, and the event itself. How did we get here? Which spin-offs were worth reading? And where is Dark Reign going to take us? In the picks this week, Blake bids farewell to Shrugged, and Chase is a fan of Thor #12. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep.101_SecretInvasion.mp3
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Week in Geek #6: LEGO Batman-The Video Game & Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

It's time for another Week in Geek! This week you get a true rarity -- a video game review from Blake. He talks about LEGO Batman: The Video Game, and gives you his review of the new book by Michael Davis, Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. (Trust us, friends, it's not what you think.) Plus, he's got a very specific request for your feedback. Listen to the end of this mini-episode, and then send your e-mails to Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Week6.mp3
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Episode 100: Showcase Centennial Celebration! It's been 100 episodes, and they said it wouldn't last! For their Centennial Celebration, Blake, Chase and Kenny camp out at BSI Comics on the first New Comic Day of the year! The guys tell the Secret Origin of the podcast, Blake gives you 2 in 1 Showcase By the Numbers, the guys read a lot of your e-mails, chat with the staff and customers, and get into a bitter debate over the original leader of the Voltron force! Because that's how we roll. Also, beginning this week, we're asking you guys to write in with your own Picks of the Week! Thanks to Robert Willing for the suggestion, and for giving us the first pick! In the regular picks, Chase dives into the back issue bin for Swamp Thing #37-39, Blake finds himself enjoying Ender's Shadow: Battle School #1, and Kenny loved the Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special: Magog one-shot. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, "Ask Chase Anything" questions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._100.mp3
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