All New Showcase (general)
Comics, movies, TV shows -- it's like having a comic shop argument with your best friends.

Stephen King's Dark Tower cycle is -- not to put too fine a point on it -- probably the most important book series Blake and Erin have ever read. Does Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey's new film measure up, or has director Nikolaj Arcel forgotten the face of his father? After a spoiler-free zone, the Petits get spoiler-heavy on their thoughts about the film and the books.

And what's cool this week? Erin's on a Dark Tower-adjacent reread of both It and Insomnia, and a binge-watch of Bob's Burgers, while Blake wants everyone out there to pick up DC's Super Sons.

Direct download: ATM57-TheDarkTower.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm CST

After stealing the show in last year's Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland returns for his first solo outing as Marvel Comics's signature webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming. How does he stack up to the two previous cinematic Spiders? How does he fit into the MCU? And is it wrong to find Aunt May kinda hot?

And what's cool this week? Kenny wants everyone to hunt down some cool stuff on Patreon, Jason is already missing the wrapped-for-the-season Silicon Valley, and Blake recommends the first issue of IDW's Clue!

Direct download: ATM56-Spider-Man_Homecoming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

After 76 years, the Showcasers are ready to talk about Wonder Woman. It's getting rave reviews, but how does Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's entry into the DC Extended Universe stack up? Blake, Erin and Kenny talk about what makes this movie work so well.

And what's cool this week? Erin is reading Jack Ketchum's Offspring, Kenny is deep diving into Flash Season 3, and Blake recommends Wonder Woman Annual #1 and the Hulu documentary Batman & Bill.

Direct download: ATM55-WonderWoman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CST

The original Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel Studios's biggest gamble, and it paid off big-time. How does the sequel measure up? Blake, Jason, Kenny, and Erin give their thoughts in this At the Movies episode!

And what's cool this week? Jason runs through several TV shows he hopes aren't cancelled, while Blake points the Trekkers in the audience to the Star Trek: The Next Conversation podcast.

Direct download: ATM54-Guardians2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

Is it true? Can it be? Are Blake and Erin back on the microphone, talking about the big summer movie releases for 2017? Join us as we walk through the next few months at the cinema, as well as explain where they've been for so long.

And what's cool this week? Erin is still in the midst of a Dark Tower re-read, and Blake throws his support behind the relaunch of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the Batman/Flash crossover The Button!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: 325-SummerMovies2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm CST

The first weekend of the year brings with it the first convention of the year: Wizard World New Orleans! Blake, Erin, and Kenny stop in to this year's convention and talk about the panels, the shopping, the meteoric rise of Pop Vinyls and Mystery Boxes, and the cosplay that seems to have overtaken even Harley Quinn and Deadpool... 2017 is the Year of Negan.

And what's cool this week? Blake loved Superman #14, Kenny is a fan of the world's most annoying video game, and Erin just wants some King Cake.

 

Direct download: Ep324-WizardWorld2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

After a long (and unplanned) hiatus, Blake, Erin, and Kenny are back to review the latest Marvel film, Doctor Strange. How does Scott Derrickson's film live up to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's second-most-famous creation? Does Benedict Cumberbatch earn a place among the MCU's greats? And will Blake ever learn to pronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor?

And what's cool this week? Kenny is all about The Flash Season 3, Erin is reading Stephen King's The Dark Tower and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, and Blake's unabashed love for DC Rebirth continues with Flash #9.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM52-Doctor_Strange.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

Two weeks in, Blake and Erin take in the beginning of DC Rebirth. They kick things off by delving (in spoileriffic detail) about the DC Universe Rebirth one-shot, then pick their way into each of the Rebirth releases to date.

And what's cool this week? Both our hosts were wild about Disney's Zootopia, and Blake gives his praise to Valiant's A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep_323-Rebirth_Roundup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm CST

Blake is back for a One-Shot he didn't want to record. In this week's mini-episode, we briefly discuss the passing of comic book great Darwyn Cooke and some of his greatest works. And what's cool this week? Blake recommends you track down the collected editions of Cooke's 12-issue run on The Spirit.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: OS22-DarwynCooke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm CST

Once again, Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. Blake and Erin spent the day at BSI Comics, hanging with the readers, talking about nerd stuff, and having a blast. This week, they review some of this year's FCBD offerings and get in-depth with their thoughts on Captain America: Civil War!

And what's cool this week? Erin is looking forward to Ron Miscavage's book Ruthless, while Blake is doing a simultaneous read of Iron Man: Armor Wars and Captain America: The Captain!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep322FCBD2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm CST