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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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Direct download: Ep.104_80s_Cartoons.mp3
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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!
Direct download: Week9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55pm CST

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!
Direct download: Week8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:12pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Week in Geek #7: Stargate Finale & Obama Comics SO Chase reviews the last Stargate and Obama in comics
Direct download: week_in_geek_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am CST