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It's time for your next 2-in-1 Shot! Now that Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm is final, what does that mean for Dark Horse's Star Wars comics? And how is Fantagraphics still doing such beautiful Disney comics right now? Also, after Gail Simone was fired from Batgirl, DC has announced her replacement... Gail Simone! Blake also hits you with a special Yuletide pick, Hawkeye #6. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2in1Shot2-DisneySimone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am CDT

At the Movies Episode 33: The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson is returning to Middle-Earth, and the Showcase boys are going with him! Blake, Kenny and Jason took in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. How does it compare to the Lord of the Rings trilogy? How does it measure up to the book? Does it really need to be split into three movies? The guys give their thoughts inside. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM33-Hobbit1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm CDT

As the Yuletide spirit warms the cockles of our hearts, the Showcase boys get together for their annual Christmas marathon. This year we're peeking into two episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Santa Claus, along with two RiffTrax holiday treats, Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny and Magic Christmas Tree. Blake sticks with the holiday picks with Donald Duck: A Christmas For Shacktown and the seasonal tale in Ghostbusters #16. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._280-MST3KRifftraxChristmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm CDT

Blake's bringing in a new format for the occasional mini-episode, starting this week, the 2-in-1-Shot! When you see this, expect a quick rant on a single topic, then you can be on your way. In this first shot, Blake looks at the introduction of "Captain K'Rot" in DC's upcoming Threshold title, then gives a quick recommendation for Jonathan Hickman's Avengers #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 2in1shot1-KRot.mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT

It's the second Wizard World New Orleans convention for 2012! Why? Blake and Kenny try to solve the mystery. The boys also talk convention shopping, cosplaying, Star Trek panel mayhem and close encounters in the Men's Room. In the picks, Blake is reasonably impressed with Indestructible Hulk #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._279-WizardWorld2012II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm CDT

Still stuffed from a particularly exciting Thanksgiving week, Blake and Erin sit down to talk about things from across the Geek landscape. They review the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, talk with much spoiler-tude about recent events in The Walking Dead (both comic and TV show), and dish on the Batman crossover Death of the Family, the resurrected Amethyst in DC's Sword of Sorcery, and the big twist in Amazing Spider-Man #698. Oh, and they've got a little something personal to share with you guys, too. In the picks, Erin recommends the Walking Dead novels Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury, and Blake picks the Marvel Now! reboot of Deadpool. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._278-ThanksgivingLeftovers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CDT

Delayed a few days by technical difficulties, the Showcase is back! This week, Blake and Erin talk about the big Disney/Lucasfilm news before diving into the big movie releases of November and December. James Bond returns! Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-Earth! Lincoln rises from the grave or something! And lest we forget: Cirque de Soleil! All this and more in the annual Holiday Movie Preview special! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._277-MoviePreview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am CDT

The Showcase Halloween Marathon returns! This year, the guys tackle Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell's trilogy of terror, Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. The guys also discuss the Dynamite Comics and the upcoming Evil Dead remake. In the picks, Kenny goes Halloween-y with the Vampire Hunter D franchise, and Blake gets a little meta with Superman #13. Don't forget to vote for this year's Halloween movie marathon at the Fighting Fitness Fraternity Facebook Page! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._276-Evil_Dead_Marathon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CDT

With Halloween so close, Blake and Erin discuss the greatest movie monsters of all time. Our picks, your choices, and the number one monster in cinema history wait for you in this week's episode! In the picks, Erin loves The Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 2 and Blake goes with Locke and Key: Grindhouse and Marvel Zombies Halloween. Don't forget to vote for this year's Halloween movie marathon at the Fighting Fitness Fraternity Facebook Page! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._275-Top_Ten_Movie_Monsters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm CDT

Blake is by himself this week, taking a look at some of the news coming out from this weekend's New York Comic-Con. From Marvel Now! to the SHIELD TV show, Scott Snyder on Superman and Mars Attacking... everyone, Blake gives his thoughts on these big announcements and more. In the picks, we look at Batman #13 and the Image Halloween Eve One-Shot! Don't forget to e-mail us your top ten favorite movie monsters for our Halloween episode! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._274_News_From_NYCC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm CDT

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Bruce Willis in the new sci-fi crime drama Looper! This week the Showcase boys give their on-the-spot review of the film. In the picks, Blake takes DC's Sword of Sorcery #0. Don't forget to e-mail us your top ten favorite movie monsters for our Halloween episode! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM32-Looper.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT

Blake and Kenny sit down this week to give their thoughts on the DC Animated film Superman Vs. the Elite! The guys talk about the movie, the comics that spawned it, and discuss DC's next film, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One. Plus, a special bonus for the ladies out there -- the heavy, sensual breathing of Kenny "The Fan Guy" Fanguy. (Sorry to everyone else, we'll try to make sure those microphones are a more respectable distance from our noses next time.) In the picks, Blake takes Batman #0. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._273-Superman_Vs_the_Elite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm CDT

In the newest Showcase Top Ten, Blake and Kenny go through the greatest time travel stories of all time. The guys present their lists, read comments from you, and announce the final winners! In the picks, Kenny goes with Green Lantern Corps #0 and Blake takes Archer and Armstrong #2 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._271-TimeTravel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm CDT

We're back! After an unexpected hiatus, Blake and Erin return to the Showcase with an all-new episode. Erin talks about her new indoctrination into the Doctor Who fandom, we discuss the new Allan Heinberg Wonder Woman and Joss Whedon SHIELD TV projects, chat a bit about Marvel Now! and the new Justice League of America, and share ideas for who should star in a female version of The Expendables. In the picks, Blake doubles up with Green Lantern #0 and New Crusaders #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Direct download: Ep.271.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 31: Total Recall

In this week's "At the Movies" episode, Blake and Kenny take in the new remake of the sci-fi classic Total Recall. How does it stack up against the Schwarzenegger original? Is it worth seeing? In the picks, Blake surprises himself and everyone else by picking Avengers Vs. X-Men #9. Don't forget to send in your top ten favorite time travel stories for our next top ten episode! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

This week, Blake takes a look at the new-to-DVD horror film Silent House, then takes the time to do quick reviews of several other recent films he's watched in the last few months, from the sublime to the surreal to the surprised anyone would make such a thing. In the picks, he urges you all to rush out and get the hardcover collection of The Monolith. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm CDT

We return for another Showcase Top Ten! This week, the boys count down their ten favorite members of the Justice League, then give the complete rankings as voted on by you. In the picks, Kenny chooses Red Hood and the Outlaws #10, Mike goes with Green Lantern #10, and Blake selects Batman: Earth One. We also announce the topic for our next Top Ten special, so get ready to make your lists! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep271.JusticeLeagueTop10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 29: The Dark Knight Rises

It's gonna get all spoiler-tastic up in here! Blake and Erin caught the Dark Knight Trilogy last night, and after a few minutes of discussing the latest Batman film, they give up and get into specifics. Spoiler Warnings are in effect for their review of the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's trilogy. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!


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Direct download: ATM29-TheDarkKnightRises.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

Comic-Con weekend is here, and although Blake and Erin aren't in San Diego, that's not going to stop them from pontificating about all the news from the con. The aftermath of Avengers Vs. X-Men! Neil Gaiman returns to Sandman! A slew of new Image comics, the titles and release dates for Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Phase 2..." and is it possible the greatest Marvel villain of them all could be... Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz? Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep.270SanDiego.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT

At the Movies Episode 28: The Amazing Spider-Man

The crew goes back to the movies in this mini-episode, this time looking into the reboot of Marvel's premiere franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man. Has Mark Webb outdone Sam Raimi? Can Andrew Garfield make us forget Toby Maguire? How hot does it get at midnight in July in southern Louisiana? Find out here! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM28-AmazingSpiderMan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm CDT

It's time for another Showcase top ten! This week, Mike, Kenny and Blake count down their top ten favorite Avengers, then tabulate the votes sent in by you, the listeners, to construct the Ultimate Top Ten Avengers! We also chat briefly about Marvel Now! and the upcoming changes to the Avengers family. In the picks, Mike digs Batman #10, Kenny's been playing Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, and Blake chooses Monkeybrain's new title Edison Rex. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep269Top10Avengers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

Blake and Erin chat movies this week, giving their thoughts on Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Brave, plus chat about a few comic shops among the scorching sands of Las Vegas. In the picks, Erin is catching up with Gotham City Sirens: Strange Fruit and Ray Garton's Ravenous, while Blake gives props to Greg Pak's Vision Machine and X-Men: Legacy #269. Don't forget, we're still taking votes for our upcoming top ten episodes featuring the greatest Avengers and Justice Leaguers of all time! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep.268.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm CDT

The Showcase guys take in the "kinda, sorta, don't-call-it-a-prequel" Alien prequel, Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Listen in as we discuss our gut feelings about the movie, what worked, what didn't, and who the film is for. Don't forget, we're still taking votes for our upcoming top ten episodes featuring the greatest Avengers and Justice Leaguers of all time! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM27-Prometheus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT

In all the frenzy over the big reveal about Alan Scott, nobody seems to be asking the question that's on Blake's mind... namely, will we ever see his children, Jade and Obsidian, again? Blake talks this week about the ranks of the Lost Heroes, those characters who have gone AWOL for one reason or another, and may never return. In the picks, he doubles up with Superman Family Adventures #1 and Grim Leaper #1. Don't forget, we're still taking votes for our upcoming top ten episodes featuring the greatest Avengers and Justice Leaguers of all time! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._267-Lost_Heroes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am CDT

2 in 1 Showcase At the Movies returns! This week, Blake and Kenny take the time to give their thoughts on Men in Black III. Can this third installment and the addition of Josh Brolin inject some life into this franchise? Plus, Blake asks you to look into the Kickstarter campaign for David Berger's Task Force: Gaea. In the picks, Kenny goes with Red Lanterns #9 and Blake is into The Comic Book History of Comics Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: ATM26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm CDT

It's time for another Showcase Countdown! This week, the boys each give their own top ten lists for the greatest villains of all time, then count down the ultimate list as voted on by the Showcase listeners. Tune in to find out whose villainy takes the top prize! In the picks, Mike goes with Superman #8, Kenny takes Aquaman #8, and Blake praises Fantastic Four #506.1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._266-Top_Ten_Villains.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm CDT

On the tenth anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, Blake and Kenny set up camp at BSI Comics in Metairie and chat with fans, pros, and fellow podcasters about everything! In this episode: a spoiler-free discussion of The Avengers, our thoughts on the DC Nation cartoon block including Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, discussions of the free comics on sale, Kurt Amacker tells us about his new graphic novel Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid, and we chat with the hosts of the Nola Nerd podcast and Adam from the Graphic Panels podcast. In the picks, Adam recommends Earth 2 #1 and Blake (surprising virtually no one) talks about the first issue of the new X-O Manowar. And the free stuff isn't over -- Blake is giving away free downloads of his superhero novel Other People's Heroes! Just go to Smashwords.com, use the coupon code XG56X, and download the book in your preferred eReader format! (Coupon expires on May 20, 2012.) Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._265-FCBD2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CDT

With just five days left before Geek Christmas, it's time to gear up for Free Comic Book Day! Blake and Erin go through this year's list of offerings and talk about which books they're anticipating, which ones may not be to their taste, and whether or not there's any reptile as awesome as Doctor Dinosaur. (Answer: No.) In the picks, Erin is absorbed in Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies series, and Blake urges you to watch Young Justice on Cartoon Network. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._264-FCBDPreview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm CDT

Summer is going to be here before you know it, friends, and it's time for the Showcase crew's annual look ahead at the releases that will help you stay cool indoors during the baking summer months. Blake, Erin and Heather run down all of the big releases from May to August, including the ones you can't wait for, the ones you've never heard of, and the ones you just wish you've never heard of. In the picks, Erin is enjoying the Rot and Ruin series, Heather is the last person on Earth who hasn't read The Hunger Games, and Blake tells you why Fantastic Four #605 will make you sweat from your eyes and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #8 is just awesome. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: 263-SummerMovies12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

It's Easter, friends, and we've all got mounds of chocolate to eat. So this week, Blake hits you with a mini-episode in which he reviews the film The Hunger Games, talks about the first and zeroth issues of Avengers Vs. X-Men, and picks Danger Club #1 as the best of the week. Don't forget, we're taking your votes for the top ten villains in all media to use in an upcoming episode! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._262-Easter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CDT

With Avengers Vs. X-Men starting this week, Blake and Erin talk about the run-up to it, including the launch event, Marvel AR, and Infinite Comics, with a critique of Mark Waid's Luther. Plus, they get into all the news from WonderCon and Emerald City, including the new Valiant Comics, Womanthology, the Rocketeer, and more! Plus -- April Fool's gags are irritating, Draw Something is cool, and cats are adorable. In the picks, Erinis enjoying Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift and Blake doubles up with Superman #7 and Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep_261_AVXPregame.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm CDT

Although comic books gave birth to the superhero as we know it, that doesn't mean they've been restricted to the four-color pages all these years. This week, Blake and Kenny share their own top ten lists of superheroes who were born outside of comic books, then dive into some of your suggestions. In the picks, Kenny goes with Aquaman, and Blake chooses Wolverine and the X-Men and the final issue of Tiny Titans. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._260-Superheroes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm CDT

With John Carter finally in movie theaters a century after publication, with Game of Thrones and Dexter burning up your TV screens, this week we take a look at other books that should be made into movies or TV shows. In the picks, Erin goes with Fables Vol. 7 and Blake takes Action Comics #7. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._259-JohnCarter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm CDT

Blake and Erin get together this week to talk about movies. They give their thoughts on the recent film Chronicle and the newest DCU animated film Justice League: Doom, plus a few other films that have crossed their Netflix queues lately, and look forward to John Carter and The Hunger Games. Moving on to other talk, we say farewell to Sheldon Moldoff and Ralph McQuarrie, celebrate the return of Community, talk about the pre-orders for Avengers Vs. X-Men and the Earth Two costume designs and more! In the picks, we talk about Hack/Slash #13 and The Shade #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm CDT

Blake's voice is on its last legs today, so take a minute to think about this quick monologue about Gary Friedrich, the Ghost Rider lawsuit, and the implications that go with it. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._257-Gary_Friedrich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

DC kicked off February with a big announcement: Before Watchmen, followed by some very interesting January sales numbers. This week, Blake and Erin discuss this news, some upcoming Marvel events like Spider-Men and Avengers Vs. X-Men, and Blake reveals his long-standing desire to be... a cosplayer! In the picks, Erin loves Morning Glories Vol. 2, and Blake doubles up with Avengers Academy #25 and Invincible #88. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._256-Before_Watchmen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

For the second year, Wizard World has come to New Orleans, and the Showcase boys are on the floor. The guys talk costumes, autographs, and convention etiquette, and Blake hits the floor to talk to some of the creators in attendance! Writer John Layman talks about the hit book Chew and his upcoming work on Mars Attacks, arist Joe Eisma gives a tease about Morning Glories, artist Nick Pittara talks about creating The Red Wing and the upcoming Manhattan Project, and writer Brandon Seifert tells us what Witch Doctor has to look forward to in 2012! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._255-WWNola2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm CDT

Blake and Heather get together for a mini-episode this week, looking into the new DC Logo. Heather offers the perspective of a graphic designer, they discuss the variants, and they give overall impressions of the new look for DC Comics. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._254_Logo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT

The Showcase guys had a long weekend in Florida this week, but on the way back they find a few minutes to talk about some of the comic shops they found in Pensacola, this week's announcements regarding the New (New) 52, and why it's a bad idea to take a road trip with Mike. In the picks, Blake jumps in with The Ray #2 and X-Men: Legacy #260.1 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._253_Road_Trip.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

This week we look into the announcements made this week regarding Avengers Vs. X-Men -- the marketing and the miniseries. Plus -- Blake begins tracking his effort to view as many 2011 movies as possible, and he gives props to Action Comics #5 and Rachel Rising #4. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._252-AVXM.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

2011 is over, but that doesn't mean we can't talk it to death! In a ginormous Showcase special, Blake gets together with Kenny and Erin to run down all the big comic events of 2011, look ahead at what's coming in 2012, and make our picks for the best of comics, movies, TV shows, books and more for the year we've put to bed. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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Direct download: Ep._251_2011_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45am CDT