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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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST