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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