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Comics, movies, TV shows -- it's like having a comic shop argument with your best friends.

It's time to start your Christmas shopping, and this week, Blake is here to give you guys a few tips. How do you shop for a geek? Where do you look? And what kind of cool goodies are out there this year?

And what's cool this week? Blake is enjoying the hell out of DC's LEGO variant covers, and from a story standpoint, is surprisingly into Spider-Verse.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: OneShot17GeekGiftGuide.mp3
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A few weeks ago, Warner Bros announced their slate of planned DC Comics movies through 2020. Not to be outdone, Marvel hit us with Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few days later. With Sony and Fox joining the fray with their licenses, there are over three dozen superhero movies in the works that we know of. This week, the Showcasers talk about the movies that have been announced -- which ones are we excited for? Which ones have us a bit concerned? And which ones will surprise us if the cameras ever actually roll?

And what's cool this week? Kenny is into the Constantine TV show, Erin is making her way through Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and Blake gives props to Rocket Raccoon #5 and Tooth & Claw #1.

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Direct download: Ep310-SuperheroMovies.mp3
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As November begins, Blake and Erin sit down once again to talk about all the upcoming movies in the big holiday season. What are they looking forward to? What will they avoid like it has the Ebola? What should you see with your loved ones?

And what's cool this week? Erin continues Diana Rowland's series with White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, and Blake doubles up on Fantastic Four #12 and Justice League United #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep309-HolidayMovies.mp3
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It's Halloween once again, and the Showcase crew assembles for their (mostly) annual monster movie marathon. This year the gang tackles the six films that make up the legacy of the king of the vampires: Dracula, Dracula's Daughter, Son of Dracula, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

And what's cool this week? Erin continues Diana Rowland's series with Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues, Jason has been scouring the History Channel, and Blake recommends Arkham Manor #1.

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Direct download: Ep309-UniversalDracula.mp3
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The new season of The Walking Dead starts tonight, and that means we'll have five live-action, prime time TV shows based on comics at once, with several more on the way. This week, Blake and Erin talk about the beginnings of The Flash and Gotham, the new season of Agents of SHIELD, Peter Capaldi's first season on Doctor Who, and take a brief detour into this year's Phineas and Ferb Halloween Special.

And what's cool this week? Erin is into Diana Rowland's My Life as a White Trash Zombie, and Blake recommends Rocket Raccoon #4 and Earth 2: World's End #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep307-GeekTV2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

With Marvel's fan-voted list of their 75 greatest stories making the rounds, Blake joins up with Adam of the BSI Comics Podcast to give their own choices for Marvel's finest. We discuss Adam's picks here -- to hear Blake's choices, look for this week's BSI Comics Podcast!

And what's cool this week? Adam is impressed by The Wicked + The Divine and Blake enjoyed the second part of Multiversity.

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Direct download: Ep306-Marvel20.mp3
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Nine years after the first Sin City movie, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller come back with three more tales from the crime comic classic. Does it hold up to the original? The Showcase gang discusses it here!

And what's cool this week? Kenny enjoyed Batman: Assault on Arkham, Jason was a fan of Draft Day, Erin is grateful to BBC America for their Doctor Who marathon, and Blake is into Batman and Robin #34

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Direct download: ATM45-SinCity2.mp3
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It's the biggest movie in America -- do the Showcasers like Guardians of the Galaxy? Blake and Erin talk about the movie, first spoiler-free, then they get spoiler-ful.

And what's cool this week? Erin is still into all things Harley Quinn, and Blake was impressed by Sally of the Wasteland #1 and Justice League #32.

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Direct download: ATM44-GOTG.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm CDT

The Showcase returns! Newlyweds Blake and Erin get together this week to discuss the news from this year's San Diego Comic-Con -- movement in the Marvel and DC Cinematic universes, tons of new books and crossovers from IDW Publishing, surprising licenses coming to comics, the future of Godzilla and other Kaiju at Legendary, and much more!

And what's cool this week? Erin loved Stephen King's latest novel, Mr. Mercedes, and Blake had fun with the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars Special and the first issue of DC's Grayson.

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Direct download: Ep305SanDiego.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

Director Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Days of Future Past. With the bar for comic book movies raised in recent years, can Marvel's Merry Mutants reach the top again? The guys talk spoiler-free for a while, then put up a spoiler wall for those of you who want to stay clean.

And what's cool this week? Once again, Kenny is a fan of the mobile card game Lies of Astaroth, Jason is bummed out by the cancellation of Revolution, and Blake was impressed with the conclusion to Forever Evil.

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Direct download: ATM43-XMenDOFP.mp3
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The summers biggest star hits the screen this week, but can a Godzilla for the 21st century live up to the butt-kicking kaiju of the past? Blake gives his spoiler-free impressions inside.

And what's cool this week? Once again, Blake is impressed by recent developments on Welcome to Night Vale, and loved the first issue of Tales From the Con.

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Direct download: ATM42-Godzilla.mp3
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With the summer movie season in swing, Blake and Erin take the time to go through the next few months of releases and talk about what looks cool, what looks awful, and what movies they're going to be sure to see.

And what's cool this week? Erin just wants to sleep, so Blake doubles up with Madame Frankenstein #1 and She-Hulk #4.

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Direct download: Ep304SummerMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm CDT

Free Comic Book Day has come and gone once again! Blake and Mike hang out for a while at BSI Comics talking about the available books, DC's Showcase series, the return of Booster Gold, changes for Star Wars's expanded universe and May the Fourth events under the Disney Regime, and the sad passing of Efram Zimbalist, Jr. Then, Adam from the BSI Comics Podcast hangs out for a while to talk about the challenges of a weekly title, upcoming events for Marvel and DC, and one of his favorite Time Travel stories that we didn't talk about back in Episode 272. Finally, Blake and Kenny meet up after FCBD to watch and review The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We talk in general, then give you guys a spoiler warning before we get into the nitty gritty.

And what's cool this week? Blake had fun with the newest relaunch from Valiant Comics, Rai #1.

Didn't get enough free stuff on FCBD? Blake's short story Associated Pressure is free for your Amazon Kindle from now through May 6!

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Direct download: Ep_303-FCBD2014.mp3
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Next Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and once again, Blake and Kenny kick back and go through all of the books that are going to be available this year. What looks cool? What's a must-have? And don't forget, if you're in the New Orleans area you can hang out with Blake and a plethora of local comic folk at BSI Comics on Severn Avenue in Metairie!

And what's cool this week? Blake is all about the new comic-based documentary Stripped.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: 302-FCBD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Episode 301: The Marvel Cinematic Universe-Now What?

Now that the guys have absorbed the cataclysmic events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they're ready to sit back and talk about how this will affect the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How is this going to change Agents of SHIELD? What's going to be different in the Marvel movies and TV shows from now on? Where do they go from here? The guys get super-spoilery on everything Marvel has done, make predictions about the films and TV shows already in development, talk about those projects still in the rumor stage, and then give their own suggestions for what properties they'd like to see join the MCU! Plus: what other studios are trying to duplicate the MCU's success?

And what's cool this week? Kenny has got his hands on the complete series of Reboot on DVD, while Blake's ears have been immersed in the new album Music Inspired By the Life and Times of Scrooge.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: 301-MCU.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am CDT

Blake is determined not to get into spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which actually kind of makes it a miracle that this podcast is more than 20 seconds long. But he gives you brief impressions and his recommendation for the movie.

And what's cool this week? Nobody is more surprised than us that Blake is into Superior Spider-Man #30. Nobody at all should be surprised that Blake was into Rifftrax's Total Riff Off on the National Geographic Channel.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: ATM-Cap_2.mp3
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One Shot #16: Geek Media Inventory

With the world around him determined to make everything into a competition, this week Blake refuses to play the game. Instead, he talks about the many, many comic book properties currently in development as TV shows and movies, and explains why -- no matter what you feel about any project in particular -- it's all very, very good.

And what's cool this week? The revelation in Justice League 3000 #4 has Blake downright intrigued.

You're also all invited to join Blake's latest adventures in Twitter-based humor @SurviveEnglishC.

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Direct download: OneShot16.mp3
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This week Blake sits down and talks about the longest toy commercial he's ever seen -- and why, amazingly, it actually works. LEGO fans, fear not, this one is for you.

And what's cool this week? How the heck is nobody talking about what happened in Batman and Robin (or Batman and Two-Face, if you prefer) #28? Read it!

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Direct download: ATM40-LegoMovie.mp3
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It's the 300th episode of the Showcase, and Wizard World decided to celebrate by throwing a convention! Or maybe it's a coincidence, who can tell? At any rate, the guys spend the weekend at the convention and chat about cosplay, the autograph-prolific antics of Matt Smith, the fact that Attack on Titan is apparently a thing now, and Blake faces the reality that the next time he goes to a convention he'll be with his (GASP!) wife!

And what's cool this week? Kenny doubles up on the card game Fate/Zero and the TV show Almost Human, and Blake's into The Fox #4 and J.C. Hutchins's The 33.

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Direct download: Ep300WW2014.mp3
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Wally West. Ted Kord. Peter Parker. In the past week, all three of them have been confirmed to be returning to the comic book shelves in the next few months. And as if that wasn't enough, DC's bringing back their old title Secret Origins as well. And Blake, for one, couldn't be happier.

And what's cool this week? Blake had fun with the first issue of Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird.

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Direct download: OneShot15-MHR.mp3
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It's that time again -- Blake and Kenny sit down and go through all the big geek news of 2013 -- hit movies, comic controversies, and the creators who left us. Plus, we give our picks and yours for the best of 2013!

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Direct download: Ep299-2013YIR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT