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It's time for a last dose of Christmas cheer as Blake, flying solo, gives his thoughts on this year's Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol and Green Lantern: Larfleeze Christmas Special, discusses his own Christmas haul, and then announces the winners of the voting in this year's best of 2010! Plus, listener e-mails! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._202_Best_of2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm CST

At the Movies Episode 20: Tron-Legacy

28 years later, Disney returns to the world of a sci-fi cult classic with Tron: Legacy. Will the new film live up to the original? Will it draw in new fans? Blake, Mike, Kenny, Daniel and Jason took it in this weekend, and offer up their thoughts in this mini-review!

Direct download: Tron__Legacy_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm CST

A few months ago, Mike "Technodunce" Bellamy made a horrifying confession: he'd never seen any of the classic Rankin & Bass Christmas specials in their entirety. This week, the Showcase boys set out to rectify that error, making Mike watch the classic TV specials Santa Claus is Comin' To Town, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, complete with our commentary on each one! In the picks, Kenny digs the Blu-Ray of The A-Team, while Blake goes with a double dose of Christmas Comics, Supergirl #59 and the graphic novel Amelia Rules!: A Very Ninja Christmas. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._201-Mike_Vs_Rankin_and_Bass.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm CST

It's the big 200th episode of 2 in 1 Showcase! And for this spectacular we... well, we talk about comics and cartoons, mostly. The new TransFormers Prime, Boom! complete collection of Don Rosa's Donald Duck comics, who's gonna die in Fantastic Four, and our opinions on mini-events versus major events are all found herein. PLUS: It's nearly the end of the year, so Blake, Chase and Kenny offer our picks for the best comics of 2010. Listen to our nominees and e-mail them to us at Showcase@cxpulp.com by December 26 to get counted in our awards! In the picks, Kenny goes with a video game -- Super Mario Brothers Wii, Blake takes the first issue of Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers, and Chase takes Thunderstrikes. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com! (And special thanks to Walt Kneeland for this episode's Album Art![/b])

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Direct download: Ep._200_ShowcaseBicentennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33pm CST

Chase is back this week, joining the rest of the crew for our commentary track on the 1982 cult classic Tron. The boys discuss the film as they watch, including a discussion of the film's history, Disney animation, their hopes for the sequel, and more Showcase Tangents than you can shake a stick at. In the picks, Chase was into Superman/Batman #78 and Blake loved Ozma of Oz #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._199_Tron.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm CST

Erin comes back to the show this week to talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 as well as the premiere of the new Young Justice series on Cartoon Network. Erin goes through a few picks, while Blake stays traditional with Teen Titans #89. Then, they're joined by Kenny, Mike, Daniel, Lauren and Nicole to review Disney's latest fairy tale, the CGI film Tangled! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._198_Harry_Potter_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm CST

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, the Showcase boys have been a bit busy, so once more, Blake dashes off a quick conversation to sate your appetite. This week, he gets into the growing conflict between original graphic novels and monthly comics and talks a bit about Disney/Marvel corporate synergy before throwing you over to some bonus content from his newest project. Have a great Thanksgiving, everbody, and don't forget you can contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._197_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20am CST

The Showcase boys were ships passing in the night this week, so Blake flies solo for an e-mail answering, reviewifying episode! He talks about the first few weeks of the new hit show The Walking Dead, talks a bit about J. Michael Straczynski leaving monthly comics and the new writers on Wonder Woman and Superman, then talks about four new releases this week: Atomic Robo and the Deadly Art of Science #1, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1, The Thanos Imperative #6 and the epic Tiny Titans/Little Archie #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._196-DeathLifeRock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

It's November, and that means for the next two months the movie theaters will be packed with films that will be surefire bloc-- um... will be amusing and diverting forms of enterta-- eh... that the studios think you're more likely to pay to see than the crap they released in September. This week, the boys run down the major releases for November and December and provide their commentary on all of them. In the picks, Blake loved Superman: Earth One, Kenny is down with Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 1 and Mike is only slightly behind the times (no pun intended) with Time Masters: Vanishing Point #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep.195_Holiday_Movies_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm CST

Happy Halloween, Showcase listeners! This week, the boys sit down to talk about some of their favorite Halloween specials, movies, comics, and TV shows, including a horrific revelation about Mike! (You may want to cover the kids' ears for this one.) In the picks, Mike recommends volume one of The Boys, Kenny goes Halloween with Superman/Batman #77, and Blake goes with Ragman: Suit of Souls #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep_194_HalloweenSpecials.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

2 in 1 Showcase Versus the WolfmanIt's time for the annual 2 in Showcase Halloween Movie Marathon! This year, the guys sit down and do battle with five films from the Universal Pictures Wolfman franchise: The Wolfman (1941), Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943), Werewolf of London (1935), She-Wolf of London (1946) and the 2010 remake of The Wolfman. Our favorites? Our least favorites? We tackle 'em all! And for a more snarky, play-by-play commentary on the five films, check out our rundown blog post at Evertime Realms. In the picks, Blake sticks with the monster theme for Victorian Undead Special: Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kenny goes with a DVD pick, the new Predators film. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._193-Wolfman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm CST

The fall television season is about a month old, so the boys discuss the new slate of TV shows. What do they like? What are the surprise hits? And what shows have they given up on entirely? Some spoilers await herein. In the picks this week, Kenny loved Action Comics #893, Daniel has an... interesting time talking about The Royal Historian of Oz #2, and Blake is still in love with I, Zombie (specifically issue six). Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp!

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Direct download: Ep._192_TV_Talk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm CST

The New York Comic Con was this weekend, and the Showcase boys spent an hour talking about all the big announcements! Or... at least, the announcements that had been made by the time they recorded this episode? But there's plenty here, including the big DC and Marvel price drop announcement, future plans for X-Men, Captain America, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Iron Man and X-Men cartoons, green Lantern and Superman movie news, the comic book returns of Richie Rich and Godzilla, IDW's daring Infestation crossover, and more! In the picks, Kenny chooses Next Gen Wars #1 and Blake was into Brightest Day #11. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp!

Direct download: 191._NewYork.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm CST

It's a different kind of discussion this week, as the boys each show up with a list of movies that they think suck -- despite their inexplicable popularity. Did some of your favorites make any of the lists? Also, Blake exols the virtues of the Crappy Sequel Article Relocation Program! In the picks this week, Mike dug Time Masters: Vanishing Point #2, Kenny enjoyed volume seven of Black Lagoon, and Blake dug The Flash #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._190_These_Movies_Suck.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

It was a huge week for comic book news, and the guys sit down this week to discuss the DC restructuring and the end of Wildstorm Comics. Also this week -- shakeups for the Legion of Super-Heroes, possible directors for the Superman reboot, changes to the Daredevil line and... Sesame Street for Baby Boomers? In the picks, Blake presents Darkwing Duck #4, Kenny digs Incredible Hercules: The Mighty Thorcules and Mike goes with Booster Gold #36. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp!

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Direct download: Ep._189_Wildstorm.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm CST

The guys get together in a particularly slow news week to discuss... whatever they can find. Kenny gives a review of the new Halo: Reach video game, Mike is loving Green Lantern, and Blake gives a shout out to Image's new series Morning Glories -- plus, we chat about the upcoming TV season, the delays in Superman, upcoming Lantern-related one-shots, the new CXPulp.com website, and more! You can even check out a snippet the upcoming play Blake is directing in this Facebook video. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp!

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Direct download: Ep._188_Halo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58pm CST

It's a quick episode as Blake and Kenny roam the DVD shelf of their local department store. We talk about the Blu-Ray vs. DVD controversy, digital copies, digital comics, early plans for Halloween, and lots of movies. In the picks this week, Kenny thinks you should sit down with your kids and watch a Studio Ghibli film, and Blake wants you to read Batgirl #14. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Comixtreme.com is undergoing a few technical difficulties. For now, the show is going to be housed at Comixtreme.net -- but our e-mail isn't working either. For now, you can e-mail me at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com, and if you've sent us an e-mail since August 24, you'll need to re-send it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Direct download: Ep187_DVD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

This week Blake proves that, when it comes to bringing back the dead, White Lanterns have it easy. Blake manages to resurrect a dead podcast recording so that you can hear the guys talk about the last new Lost content ever (on the season 6 DVD), the upcoming TV season including developments for Smallville and The Walking Dead, the cancellation (and resurrection) of Daredevil, the White Lantern variant covers, the movie Green Lanterns and more! In the picks, Kenny goes with Action Comics #892, Mike digs Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1, and Blake pimps Science Dog Special #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Comixtreme.com is undergoing a few technical difficulties. For now, the show is going to be housed at Comixtreme.net -- but our e-mail isn't working either. For now, you can e-mail me at BlakeMPetit@gmail.com, and if you've sent us an e-mail since August 24, you'll need to re-send it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Direct download: Ep.186_WhiteLanterns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm CST

This week the boys line up another top ten (or seven... or eight...) episode, as they get together to discuss some of their favorite underrated characters from comics, television, movies, video games, and even a book or two without pictures. Which warriors do the guys say just don't get the respect they deserve? And in the picks, Blake selects Superman/Batman #75 and Kenny digs on Booster Gold #35. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._186_Underrated.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29pm CST

We're going mano-a-Blakeo this week as your valiant host flies solo. But that doesn't mean we're bereft of content! This week Blake gives his thoughts on the new-to-DVD films Kick-Ass and The Losers, talks about a couple of recent events from Wizard World Chicago and the Green Lantern movie, and answers your e-mails! In the picks, Blake doubles up with the surprisingly awesome Life With Archie: The Married Life #1 and the not-at-all-surprisingly awesome Darkwing Duck #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._184_KickAss.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

It's Blake versus the Critics this week, as 2 in 1 Showcase at the Movies turns its gaze to the film Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. In this mini-episode, Blake gives his thoughts on the film, and doesn't expect to make any friends in the process. Dissenting opinions are welcome at Showcase@Comixtreme.com!

Direct download: ATM19-Scott_Pilgrim.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

The Showcase crew's favorite TV show about a madman in a magic box has wrapped up its latest season, so this week they guys sit down and talk about Matt Smith's first 13 episodes as Doctor Who. The guys discuss the second half of the season, the questions left over at the end of the run, and toss about their theories as to the true identity of the mysterious River Song. In the picks this week, Blake applauds Roger Langridge's return to the art chores of The Muppet Show, Mike finds himself enjoying Time Masters: Vanishing Point #1 and Kenny branches out with Thor #611. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._183_Dr_Who1-5-31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm CST

The Showcase Crew assembles again, as the boys sit down and talk about some of their favorite all-time animated features films. Blake and Kenny each present a top ten list, and Mike and Daniel join in with some of their favorites as well. In this week's picks, Kenny goes with Booster Gold #34, Blake dug Justice League: Generation Lost #6, Mike gives us a blast from the past with the Flashpoint miniseries, and Daniel's all about the new season of Futurama. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._182_Animation_Conversation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm CST

Episode 181: Inception, Under the Red Hood, and Ranting!

Finishing up a summertime holiday, Blake and Erin sit down and give their thoughts on Christopher Nolan's Inception and the new DC Universe animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. They cover some leftover news from Comicon, then answer your e-mails! In the picks, Erin is reading Mary Roach's Bonk, and Blake picks Penny Arcade Vol. 6: The Halls Below. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


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Direct download: Ep._181_InceptionUnder.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:22pm CST

Episode 180: San Diego 2010

Erin is back this week, joining Blake to talk about the news from Comic-Con 2010! In the news we've got the Avengers cast, the Chew TV show, the Young Justice cartoon, new Avengers, changes to the Batman family, the return of the Mickey Mouse comic strip, new announcements about a dozen different comics and creators, and more! In the picks, Erin recommends the book Stiff, and Blake loved the second issue of Darkwing Duck. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._180_San_Diego_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

Episode 179: Movies, eMail, and Somethin' For the Kids

Blake doesn't quite fly solo this week. Heather joins him for a quick review of the film Despicable Me, and then Blake jumps into your-mails! We also spend a little time talking about the late Harvey Pekar and the much happier news of the Tiny Titans/Little Archie crossover. Then, it's time for a blast from the past! To make up for losing Chase's chatter last week, Blake pulls the second episode from the short-lived 2 in 1 Showcase at the Movies podcast (the separate one, not the movie review mini-episodes we do now) and presents it in the main feed for the first time! So after the current content, sit back and listen as Chase and Blake talk over one of their favorite films, Ghostbusters! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._179_MovieseMailKids.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm CST

Episode 178: Predator(s)

Blake sat down this week with a great conversation with Mike "Techno-Dunce" Bellamy and your good buddy Chase Bouzigard about the Predator franchise -- four movies, comics, video games, and all that! Unfortunately, that program seems to be lost due to some sort of technical malfunction that has spent all day making Blake want to kick puppies in frustration. So instead, listen as a deeply apologetic Blake gives you his review of the new Predators film, along with this week's picks -- Chase enjoyed the new novel by Whitley Strieber, The Omega Point (probably), Blake was big on Avengers: The Children's Crusade #1 and Mike dug Action Comics #890 Contact us with comments, suggestions, instructions to repair a corrupted M4A audio file, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._178_Predators.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm CST

Episode 177: Independence Day Rundown

Blake goes it alone with a quick episode for this Independence Day weekend. You get his quick thoughts on Wonder Woman's new costume, the new movie Spider-Man, the creation of Marvel TV, and a review of Scott Sigler's Infected, plus the pick of the week: Ghostbusters: Con-Volutions. Plus, Kenny chimes in via e-mail to give his thoughts on the film The Last Airbender. But that's not all! Blake's been busy lately, and this week he clues you guys in about his recent appearance on the Castle Rock Podcast, his new short story appearing in Flagship magazine from Flying Island Press, and tells you guys how to listen to the audio edition of his novel Other People's Heroes absolutely free. It's the Showcase age of shameless plugs! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._177_July_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:44am CST

Episode 176: The Heroic Age, Jonah Hex, and Superhero Shorts

The Showcase gang sits down at a bookstore after an eventful day for a chat on recent comic events. The guys discuss the proposed Marvel short films, the DC animated shorts, several recent Heroic Age comics, the wreck that was the Jonah Hex movie, and much more! In the picks, Mike is re-reading Fables Vol. 4 (and using the books to draw in a new comic book reader), Kenny picks Secret Avengers #1 and Blake loved Supergirl #53. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._176-HAJHSS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm CST

At the Movies Episode 18: Toy Story 3

It cashed in for Disney's biggest opening weekend ever, but how did the Showcase crew feel about Toy Story 3? In this At the Movies episode, the crew chats about the latest Pixar film just moments after the credits roll! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: ATM18_Toy_Story_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm CST

Episode 175: Toy Story-The Commentary

With the third Toy Story movie tearing up the screen, Blake and Kenny sit down this week to provide their commentary on the original 1995 Toy Story! So pop in your DVD and listen along as the boys discuss the franchise, the sequels, the comics, Pixar animation, animation in general, and a series of old Louisiana Natural Gas commercials. Who says this isn't the Showcase Age of the Wild Tangents? In the picks, Kenny liked Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1 and Blake digs DC Universe: Legacies #2 with a bonus graphic novel pick: Little Adventures in Oz Vol. 2! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._175_Toy_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am CST

Episode 174: Greetings From Pittsburgh

Blake and Erin get on the microphone together for another of their epic visits together. The two of them discuss their adventures seeking out new comic book stores, how Blake was worried about defending the honor of the New Orleans Saints in the midst of Steeler nation, the glory of Bacon Night, and what they thought of the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the picks, Erin digs Power Girl: A New Beginning, and Blake was a fan of Young Allies #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._174-Pittsburgh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

Episode 173: Teasers and Talking

The guys get together for a news roundup this week. We spend time talking about the Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man and Green Lantern movies, The Walking Dead and Thundercats on TV, the new Teen Titans writer, Joe Quesada's promotion, the Invincible Iron Man Annual simultaneous release kerfuffle, the DC Universe Online release date, Vertigo characters returning to the DC Universe and more! In the picks, Mike hasn't gotten any comics, so Blake and Kenny each double up -- Adventure Comics #12, The Muppet Show #6, Superman/Batman Annual #4 and The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger-The Journey Begins #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._173-LotsofStuff.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24pm CST

At the Movies Episode 17: Prince of Persia-The Sands of Time

The newest Disney adventure film has hit theaters! With some downtime before they can milk the Pirates of the Carribbean property for another film, Disney branches out to the world of video games for their next adventure. Will Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time be the next Pirate-sized hit, or will it fizzle away like most video game flicks? Blake and Kenny are joined by Chase to give you their thoughts in this week's At the Movies mini-episode!

Direct download: ATM17-Prince_of_Persia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm CST

Episode 172: Lost-The End

Your good buddy Chase returns for a very special chat with Blake and Kenny about the final episode of Lost! After six years of waiting, what questions did the final episode answer? What was left unresolved? Which episodes were most important and which ones were the most fun to watch? And is the Lost Experience really over? In the picks, Chase goes with Avengers #1, Kenny digs the return of Birds of Prey, and Blake is happy with Fantastic Four #579. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Ep._172-Lost_The_End.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

Episode 171: Siege, Sentry, and Lots of E-Mails

Kenny returns in this all-e-mail episode! After spending about a month on assorted special episodes, the boys sit down and read a slew of them all at once -- comments on Blackest Night, Lost, The Hulk, thoughts on Siege and much more! And since Kenny hasn't read comics in a while (and Daniel doesn't read them at all), Blake and Mike each double up on their picks -- this week, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Superman/Batman #72, Atomic Robo #3 and Booster Gold #32! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Ep._171-Emails.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54pm CST

Episode 170: TV Talk With Lost and Doctor Who

Responding to recent requests, this week the boys talk some TV. The guys talk about the entire season of Lost just before we head into the last two episodes, including which questions have to be answered, which ones probably won't, and predictions for the end of one of their favorite shows. Then, Blake and Daniel delve into the current series of Doctor Who -- the reign of Steven Moffat and Matt Smith, why they're loving this series so much, and what they're looking for in the second half. Fear not though, friends, you still get a comic fix. In the picks of the week, both of the Big Two's "new directions" are addressed. Mike goes with Brightest Day #1 (which leads into a tangent about Titans: Villains For Hire #1) and Blake takes The Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._170_Lost-Who.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm CST

At the Movies Episode 16: Iron Man 2

The boys didn't have time to record a regular episode this week, friends, but you're not going Showcase-less! Blake, Mike, and Daniel took in Iron Man 2 last night, and today we offer up our on-the-spot thoughts. How was the movie? How was the recast War Machine? How were the new characters? And does it hold up to the original? The guys also discuss the new direction for Tony Stark in the recent Invincible Iron Man #25, and Blake works in a pick of the week, Vertigo's I, Zombie #1. PLUS: Blake also gives you a bonus sneak preview of a new project that he's going to launch this summer, courtesy of the Evercast. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: ATM16_Iron_Man_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26pm CST

Episode 169: Free Comic Book Day 2010

It's time once again for Geek Christmas, Free Comic Book Day! The Showcase boys, including Blake, Mike, and first-time panelist Daniel, sat in at BSI Comics in Metaire, where they talked to novelist Lewis Aleman, the world's smallest Clone Trooper, and chatted about the beginning of War of the Supermen, the upcoming Iron Man 2, the recently-released Kick-Ass, and discussed just what they hope to see Free Comic Book Day become in the future. Thanks again to BSI Comics for being our host now for four years running! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Ep._169-FCBD2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm CST

Episode 168: Nola Comic-Con 2010

The second annual Nola Comic-Con was this weekend, and Blake and Mike spent the weekend walking the floor and talking to all the guests. Sit back and listen to conversations with Mike Rainwater of Garage Raja, Kurt Amacker of Dead Souls, current Deadpool and incoming X-Men writer Victor Gishler, the crew of the online Vampire RPG Bloodletting, Dom Ducote of the Pop Media Primecast, Vernon Smith from The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast and Return of the Lovin' Dead, Kody Chamberlain of the upcoming Image murder mystery Sweets, artist Rob Guillory from the Eisner-Nominated Chew, TransFormers artist Robby Musso, and our old friends from Mass Casualty Comics! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._168-Nola_Comic-Con_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CST

Episode 167: Iron Man-The Commentary

In just a few weeks, fanboys will be swarming the movie theatres to see the second adventure of Robert Downey, Jr. as the armored Avenger. Before Iron Man 2 hits, though, the guys sit down and re-watch the first Iron Man film. Listen in as Blake and Kenny discuss the first movie, talk about their hopes for the sequel, chat a bit about the character's history and current state in the comics, and even discuss the movie tie-in toys from Hasbro! In the picks, Kenny goes with perennial favorite Power Girl #1, and Blake cheats a little, doubling up with The Muppet Show #4 and Thor and the Warriors Four #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!


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Direct download: EP._167_Iron_Man_Commentary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm CST

Episode 166: Blackest Night Post-Game Report

DC's biggest event of the year has come to a conclusion, but before the sun rises on Brightest Day, the Showcase boys take a look back at the Blackest Night. In this spoiler-packed episode the guys discuss the one-shots and tie-ins of the second half of the event, their thoughts on the story as a while, and the potential for the upcoming Brightest Day spin-offs. In the picks, Kenny dug Flash Secret Files 2010, and Blake goes with Invincible Returns #1. PLUS: Kenny gives us a comic shop report from his roaming around eastern Texas and western Louisiana! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._166_Blackest_Night_Postgame.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

At the Movies Episode 15: Clash of the Titans

Almost 30 years later, Hollywood turns its remake-thirsty gaze on the 1981 Ray Harryhausen classic Clash of the Titans. Does the Sam Worthington-starring remake live up to the original? How does Blake feel about the new version of one of his childhood favorites? The answer may surprise you.

Direct download: ATM15_Clash.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm CST

Episode 165: 2010 Summer Movie Preview

With the summer movie season approaching (and the next several weeks of the podcast spoken for), Blake and Heather take this week to give a rundown of all the big films coming in the next few months, starting with this week's Clash of the Titans and rolling on to the end of August! In the picks, Blake double-dips with The Guild #1 and Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #14. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._165a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35pm CST

Episode 164: The Gamers-Dorkness Rising Commentary

It's time for another Showcase Commentary episode! This week, Blake and Kenny sit down to watch one of their favorite geek films, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. As they discuss the film, the guys tell tales of their own Dungeons and Dragons and role-playing adventures, talk about the works of cartoonist Aaron Williams, and discuss gaming comics and media in general. Head on over to NetFlix and queue up the movie in to stream along as you listen to the boys discuss it! In the picks, Blake has a great time with X-Factor Forever #1 and Kenny stays on-topic with the first collected edition of the gamer comic Looking For Group. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._164_Gamers_Dorkness_Rising.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm CST

Episode 163: Avengers Assemble

Marvel has spent the last few weeks slowly rolling out the rosters for the new Avengers family of titles. This week, Blake and Kenny talk about the members of each team, make their Secret Avengers predictions, and chat about a plethora of other comic book news, including the new Power Girl creative team, the return of Batman Beyond, IDW's change in status with Diamond, Captain America casting rumors, J. Michael Straczynski's Samaritan X, and more! In the picks, Kenny takes the graphic novel Werewolf By Night: In the Blood, and Blake bids farewell to Dan Jurgens with Booster Gold #30. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._163_Avengers_Assemble.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm CST

Episode 162: On the Go

The guys are busy this weekend, so it's gonna be a mini-episode recorded as the guys are out and about trying to take a bit of a break. The guys talk for a few minutes about news from the Emerald City Comicon, the announcements about the departing creative team of Power Girl, the incoming writer of Superman and Wonder Woman, and the official word on the next Superman movie. In a novel "what graphic novel do you want to buy?" segment, Kenny wants Chew Vol. 1: Taster's Choice and Terra, Blake has his eyes on Starman Omnibus Vol. 4, and Mike shows his love for the Kiss Kompendium. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Direct download: Ep._162_OntheGo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm CST

Episode 161: Put This Comic on the Screen

More and more comic books are making it to the screen these days, both big and little, but no matter how many we see there are still lots of others that haven't quite broken through. This week, the guys discuss some of the comics they haven't quite broken through the Hollywood barrier yet. The guys bat around several ideas and share a few suggestions from you. In the picks this week, Mike was into Green Arrow #30, Kenny picks Flash: Rebirth #6 and Blake gives it up for Tiny Titans #25. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._161_Screen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:32pm CST

Episode 160: DC's New Crew and More

There's a new crew in charge of DC Comics, and this week, Blake and Kenny discuss the implications for the publisher, the comics, the movies, and more! Plus, in the chatter this week, True Blood creator Charlaine Harris comes to comics, a couple of high-priced auctions lead to a discussion of comics as investments, the guys chat about the current season of Lost, and Kenny drools over the new DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe toy line! In the picks, Blake takes Colt Noble and the Megalords #1, and Kenny likes Blackest Night #7. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._160_New_Crew.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm CST

At the Movies Episode 14: Justice League-Crisis on Two Earths

It's AT THE MOVIES time again! Blake is back with a look at the newest DC Universe animated feature, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. How does it stand up in the strata of DCU films? How does it hold up next to the classic tales of the multiverse? Take a listen for Blake's thoughts.

Direct download: ATM14Crisis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

Episode 159: Viva Las Vegas

Back in Vegas together, Blake and Erin get together for this week's episode of the Showcase! The happy couple reviews a pair of new movies, including The Wolfman and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, visit a trio of Vegas-area comic shops, and answer your questions about what there is to do in Vegas if you're a geek like us! In the picks, Erin liked the novel Star Wars: Death Troopers and Blake gives a thumbs-up to Batgirl #7. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Direct download: Ep._159_Vegas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm CST

Episode 158: I'm Almost Out the Door

It's a shorter than usual episode this week as Blake sits down to record a solo episode while taking a break from packing his bags for a Vegas vacation. Even while getting ready for some much-needed R&R, he has time to chat about a couple of impending comic book resurrections, the news that Christopher Nolan is taking over the Superman movie franchise, announcements about the rebirth of the Avengers in the Heroic Age, and to answer your e-mails! The pick of the week: Unwritten #10. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._158_Quickie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm CST

At the Movies Episode 13: Planet Hulk

A new comic book film has hit your DVD shelves, and this week Blake is taking a look at the new Lionsgate film Planet Hulk. Will it live up to one of Marvel's best storylines in years? Take a listen. And don't forget to send in your e-mails to Showcase@Comixtreme.com!

Direct download: ATM13_Planet_Hulk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

Episode 157: The iPad and the Digital Comic

Apple's newest announcement, the new iPad, has captured the attention of the comic book world. Is it the future of comics, a stepping stone to that future, or much ado about nothing? This week, Blake and Heather talk comics, computers, digital content, webcomics, creator response, and for some reason, Sookie Stackhouse. In the picks this week, Blake serves up a two-fer: Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #1, and for the graphic novel review, Star Comics All-Stars Vol. 1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._157_iPad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm CST

Episode 156: Mike's Mom, You're Amusing

Mike isn't even here this week, but his mom somehow gets the title of this free-for-all, tangent-style episode. Blake and Kenny answer more of your e-mails and talk about more comic news, including the dollar comics for Free Comic Book Day, the state of the Avengers after Siege, the Blackest Night ring/Siege variant controversy, and much more! In the picks, Blake loves the finale of G-Man: Cape Crisis, and Kenny still has mad love for Power Girl. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._156_Mikes_Mom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm CST

Episode 155: Ghosts, Geeks, and Greens Blake and Kenny take the microphones this week, going through a few weeks of comic and geek news and reading your e-mails. No more Spider-Man 4? What's up with the Ghostbusters? New announcements from DC, the Human Target returns to TV, the Big Bang Theory geeks have a special guest coming, and we get an e-mail in defense of the Red Hulk! In the picks, Kenny chooses Green Lantern Corps #44 and Blake takes Incorruptible #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: EP._155_GGG.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

Episode 154: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies-The Commentary Since the Showcase started, every so often fans have suggested we try our hands at a movie commentary episode. This week, we're finally giving it a try. Get out your DVD of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and pop it in. When we tell you to press play, you can listen as Blake, Kenny and Mike talk about the movie itself, the comic books it was drawn from, the stories that came before and after, merchandising, merchandising, merchandising, and maybe a tangent or two along the way! In the picks this week, Mike chooses Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2, Blake says farewell to The Mighty with issue 12, and Kenny picks Frank Cho's Shanna the She-Devil. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._154_Public_Enemies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59pm CST

Episode 153: The All-New Showcase The new era for the Showcase begins today! Driven by geek news and reader e-mails, the guys delve into a wealth of topics this week. In the mix: Disney's Dreams Come True exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art, David Tennant's departure as Doctor Who, what's going on in Buffy Season Eight and Blackest Night #6, thoughts on Batgirls past and present, and much more! In the picks, Mike (and listener Robert Willing) loved Justice League of America #40, Kenny picks Power Girl #7, and Blake provides the Graphic Novel pick: Mini-Marvels Ultimate Collection. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._153_All_New_Showcase.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

Episode 152: The Decade in Review All good things must come to an end... Chase comes back one last time as regular co-host of the Showcase to join Blake for the decade in review. The guys talk about the movies, television shows, comic books and creators that shaped the past ten years. The guys answer one last round of Ask Chase Anything, and at long last, the question is answered... Why does Chase hate Firestorm? Chase is leaving, but the Showcase is sticking around. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._152_Decade_in_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm CST