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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
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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
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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