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

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Carolers are singing, gifts are being wrapped, and there's a new Star Wars movie in theaters! This week, Blake, Erin and Jason take a look at the first standalone movie in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

And what's cool this week? Jason has enjoyed the first season of Designated Survivor, while Blake was charmed by the DC Rebirth Holiday Special.

Direct download: ATM53-RogueOne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm CST

It's time for a Your Turn to Pick movie episode! This week it's Erin's turn, and she'd pulling out a film from her childhood, the 1981 fantasy film Dragonslayer. How does it hold up to an adult pair of eyes? And will Blake (who's never seen it before) enjoy it without the filter of nostalgia?

And what's cool this week? Blake gives us a double dose of comic recommendations with Superman #42 and The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada, Marshall on Mars #4!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: YTTP3-Dragonslayer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CST

Last week, Marvel released their new slate of titles to follow Secret Wars. This week, Blake and Erin peruse the previews and talk about which ones look like they'll be worth reading and which ones they're probably going to pass on. And they also discuss the most important question: just how "all-new, all-different" does it really look like Marvel is getting?

And what's cool this week? Blake is enjoying Bizarro #2 and Will Eisner's The Spirit #1!

 

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep315AllNewAllDifferentMarvel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am CST

It's time for an all-new Showcase feature! Have you ever sat around with your friends, family, or significant other, trying to choose a movie to watch and finally giving up and turning to reruns of The Simpsons? Blake and Erin certainly have. And that's where this new series comes in! In every episode of this irregularly occurring feature, one of your hosts will choose a movie with no input from the other. They'll watch and review it, no matter what it is. The first time up is Erin's turn to pick, and she went with the 1990 Scorcese classic Goodfellas.

And what’s cool this week? Erin has gone crazy over the Japanese mobile game Neko Atsume, while Blake is happy with the end of DC's Convergence.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: YTTP1-Goodfellas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47am CST

Free Comic Book Day rolls around once again, and once again Blake and Kenny -- joined for the first time by Erin -- man a table at BSI Comics in Metairie. This time around the gang chats about recent events in the Flash and Gotham TV shows, give their thoughts on Divergence, All New All Different Avengers, Fight Club, Dark Circle and the other Free Comic Book Day titles, and then come back with a review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

And what's cool this week? Kenny is having a blast with LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Erin is totally biased and chooses her husband's new book Everything You Need to Know to Survive English Class but slightly less biased with a viewing of the classic Akira, and Blake is still reeling from Batman #40.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep314FCBD2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:29pm CST

Memorial Day Weekend is racing towards us, and that means it's time for the annual Showcase Summer Movie Preview. Blake and Erin cruise through IMDB's "Coming Soon" pages this week to talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron and several other movies that will not make as much money as Avengers: Age of Ultron. We go from the blockbusters-in-the-making like Jurassic World, Tomorrowland and San Andreas to movies like Trainwreck, in which the reviews seem to write themselves. Also: Erin shows her street cred and Blake bemoans the state of modern horror!

And what's cool this week? "Wait For the Trade" reader Erin has gotten heavily into Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye, while weekly comic junkie Blake enjoyed the heck out of Convergence #2 and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep313-SummerMovies2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:26pm CST

Marvel and DC have both made big announcements lately about the big events that are coming down the line, and this week Blake and Erin break them down. We talk about Secret Wars and the announced (so far) crossover titles, DC's Convergence and the June mini-relaunch of the DCU!

And what's cool this week? Erin is all about Sex Criminals Vol. 1 and Blake is into Superman #38 and Abigail and the Snowman #2.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

 

 

Direct download: Ep312-SecretConvergence.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:37pm CST

The convention tour has started again, and this week the Showcase gang walks the floor of Wizard World New Orleans 2015. Blake, Erin, Mike and Kenny talk about some of their finds, the challenge of collectible-diving, and ask the true burning question: are we reaching a saturation point for comic book conventions?

And what's cool this week? Mike is making his way through Dexter and Batman: Zero Year, Kenny is a fan of Gotham, Erin reading Tale of the Body Thief and watching Breaking Bad, and Blake had fun with Ant-Man #1.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep311-WW2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CST

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM43-XMenDOFP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm CST

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM42-Godzilla.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm CST

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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

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.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: OneShot16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

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!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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

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!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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

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!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

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

Episode 250: It's a Very Merry Muppets Christmas Podcast

The Muppets are back on the big screen, Blake's niece Maggie is in love with Kermit, and it's Christmas Eve. What better reason for Blake and Heather to sit down, watch, and discuss the Muppet specials A Muppet Family Christmas. The Muppet Christmas Carol, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa? Also: learn the joys of podcasting with a 1-year-old! In the picks, Heather has become a big fan of ABC's Once Upon a Time and Blake gives a plug to the first issue of IDW's Memorial. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._250_Muppets_Christmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am CST

Blake is alone and hoarse this week, so he doesn't waste time and gets right to saying a few words about two men from the world of comics who passed away this week: historian Les Daniels and cartoonist Bil Keane. In the picks, he goes with Batgirl #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._245-DanielsKeane.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm CST

With Thanksgiving coming upon us, Blake and Erin talk about this year's slate of Holiday movie releases! They delve into all of the big releases, lots of the little ones, and gush profusely over the Muppets! In the picks, it's Animal Man #3 and Peanuts #0. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._244-Movie_Preview_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

The boys are back this week to talk in-depth about a flurry of the new fall TV shows. Listen inside for our thoughts on Terra Nova, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, The New Girl and more! Plus, a new reader writes in with his perspective on the New 52! In the picks, Blake gets ready for Halloween with The Theater #1 and Animal Man #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Note: The premiere of the TV show Grimm, which we speak about in this episode, is on Oct. 28. Either the network changed it or the website we referred to in this episode was wrong, or aliens altered the audio before it reached your ears, we're not sure which.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

Blake is by himself for part of the episode this week, and goes into a bit of a rant about Diamond Distribution and the reasons we can't seem to get an accurate comic book bestseller list. Then, Mike and Jason join up with him to review the new Steven Soderbergh film Contagion. In the picks, Blake doubles up on Action Comics #1 and Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X #1 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._236-ContagionDistribution.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01pm CST

This weekend, the Showcase crew caught the new J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg film Super 8. How does it stack up against the great Spielberg flicks of the 80s? Is Abrams making a name for himself as the next big name in sci-fi action? The boys offer their thoughts in this At the Movies mini-episode! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM24-Super8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26pm CST

This week, we're back to the panel room of the Nola Comic-Con, where Blake moderates a chat with several Louisiana-area comic creators about a variety of topics, including working away from the coasts, self-publishing, copyright, and digital comics. Panelists include Tim Lattie of White Picket Fences, Tedd Walley of Mathilda, R.J. Clark of The Rift, Vernon Smith of The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast, Kurt Amacker of Immortal 60, Kody Chamberlain of Sweets, Rob Guillory of Chew, Robby Musso of TransFormers and the super-mercenary artist Derec Donovan! Warning: This episode does include some explict language. In the picks this week, Blake loved Love and Capes: Ever After #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._225_Local_Creators.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am CST

It's the first of a series of special podcasts from this year's Nola Comic-Con! Blake, Mike and Kenny spend a few days on the convention floor, talking geek stuff like the finale of Smallville, the Neil Gaiman-penned Doctor Who, convention sketches, cosplayers, and why parking garages HATE Kenny "The Fan-Guy Fanguy." In the picks, Kenny went with Birds of Prey #11 and Blake chooses FF #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._221-Nola_Comic_Con_2011_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

It's time for another At the Movies bonus podcast! Blake, Kenny, Daniel and Jason get together to watch Marvel Studios' Thor. How did it shape up in the pantheon of comic book movies? How did it hold up compared to the comic? What, exactly, constitutes a spoiler, Kenny? Huh? (People wanting to remain spoiler-free, fear not: we bleeped out Kenny's blunder.) The summer movie season is upon us, and hopefully this will just be the first of a season of At the Movies Mini-Podcasts! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: ATM21-Thor.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm CST

It's Free Comic Book Day 2011, and the boys are back at BSI Comics! Blake, Kenny and Mike chat with our old friends Vernon Smith, Kurt Amaker of Immortal 60 and Monty and the Mongoose of Flying Zombies fame. PLUS: Your old buddy Chase is back with his inimitable brand of freewheeling movie and pop culture commentary. In the picks, Chase gives a shout out to Captain America: The Captain, Blake was into Avengers Academy #13 and Kenny dug DC Comics Presents: Son of Superman #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._220_FCBD_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

Blake and Kenny are back together this week to run down all the movies hitting your theaters in the summer of 2011! From the big comic summer of Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America to the latest Harry Potter and TransFormers, offerings for the kids, movies for the gals, indie stuff you've never heard of, and REMAKES! REMAKES! REMAKES! Lots of remakes in August, is what we're sayin'. In the picks this week, Kenny goes with Justice League: Generation Lost #23 and Blake was into Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._218_SummerMovies2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm CST

Blake is back this week with his review of Scream 4! How does it hold up to the films in the original trilogy? Does it hold up? Can it hold-up? His spoiler-free thoughts are inside. Then, it's on to your e-mails, where we chat about the shutdown of Tokyopop, Brightest Day, Reign of Doomsday, the Metal Men, and recommendations for all-ages comics! In the picks, Blake loved the Captain America: The Fighting Avenger one-shot. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._217_Screaming.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm CST

Blake chimes in with a welcome to 2011 and a request for your help with a little movie project he's working on. After an e-mail, it's time for a pick of the week twofer, The Flash #8 and Green Lantern #61! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

Direct download: Ep._203-Quickie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm 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])

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

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!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
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

Episode 151: 2009-The Year in Review Your good buddy Chase is back for the first of two very special episodes! This week, Chase and Blake announce the winners of the Best of 2009 as voted on by you, the Showcase listener! Then, as this extra-length episode continues, the guys delve into all the big comic book news of 2009. Disney buys Marvel! DC Entertainment! Archie marries Veronica... kinda! And Diamond's new rules change the game entirely. If it's happening in the world of comics, the boys talk about it. In the picks this week, Chase loves The Complete Rocketeer, and Blake gives us The Tick New Series #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: Ep._151_2009_Year_in_Review.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

Turn Right at the Sign (Evercast #11) Merry Christmas from Blake M. Petit's Evercast! Every year, for some time now, I've written a new Christmas short story as my "card" to my friends and family. (And don't forget, you can download all those previous stories for free from Smashwords.com!) But now, in this age of social networking, podcasting, MyFacing and Tweetbooking, I've expanded my scope to bring these tales to everyone out there. This year's short story is a tale of love, understanding, and what happens when the two may not go together. Please enjoy Turn Right at the Sign.

And don't forget, you can read the story (if you're old-school like that) on EvertimeRealms.com!

Theme music by Jeff Hendricks. Evercast logo by Heather Petit-Keller. 

Send your e-mails to BlakeMPetit@gmail.com.

A Long November, along with eight other Christmas stories, is now available free of charge as an eBook from Smashwords.com. If you’ve got a Kindle, iPhone, Sony eReader, or virtually any other eBook-reading device, you can add the book to your device. Visit the book’s page at Smashwords.com!

Direct download: Evercast11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am CST

Episode 150: A Charlie Brown Christmas (or Four) Heather is back this week, joining Blake for a marathon of all four Charlie Brown Christmas cartoons! Tune in for our comments on A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales, and I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown -- plus a special bonus, Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! In the picks, Heather chooses the seasonal novel The Autobiography of Santa Claus. Blake gives us the graphic novel pick, A Kidnapped Santa Claus, and his pick of the week, The Muppet Show Comic Book #0! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._150_A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm CST

At the Movies Episode 12: The Princess and the Frog It's back! We haven't had an At the Movies episode since the summer months wound down, but Blake is here to fix that. Five years since their last traditionally-animated movie, Walt Disney Animation has returned to the form that made it great with The Princess and the Frog -- but can a New Orleans-based fairy tale cut it with this Louisiana boy, or is the magic still missing from the House of Mouse?
Direct download: ATM12_Princess.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm CST

Episode 149: The Christmas Special Special With the clock ticking up to the big day, Blake sits down with his sister Heather for a conversation about their favorite Christmas specials, TV shows, and movies. Fueled by your comments, the sibs talk about the classics of their youth, the new specials that have hit in recent years, and cross their fingers for future specials. Rankin and Bass, Disney classics, Hanna Barbera, Bob Clark, Charles Dickens and of course, Bruce Willis are all right here. In the picks, Heather simply questions the wisdom of people who have never seen A Christmas Story, while Blake recommends the indie comic Jill Chill and the Christmas Star from Cool Yule Comics. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._149_A_Showcase_Christmas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

Episode 148: The 2009 Geek Gift Guide 'Tis the season to go shopping! All the major gift-giving holidays are coming up, and the geeks of America are making their lists. This week, the boys go through some of the swag you may want to get for your gift this season: toys, books, electronics, Turtle Wax (if you're buying things for Mike), and everything else in-between is on the list, and the guys go through it all! In the picks this week, Kenny picks Flash: Rebirth #5, Blake goes with The Web #3 and Mike doubles up with Adventure Comics #4 and his graphic novel pick, the DC Comics Classic Library edition of Batman: A Death in the Family. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._148_Geek_Gift_Guide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16pm CST

Episode 147: Best of 2009 Nomination Special It's that time again! With only a month left in the year, the boys get together to make their nominations for the greatest in comics in 2009. Blake, Kenny, occasionally Mike, and Chase (via e-mail) make their choices and then leave it up to you to cast your votes by e-mailing the show by December 18! The guys then read a few e-mails, talk about the future of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and make this week's picks, including Kenny's Justice League of America #39, Mike's Booster Gold #26, and Blake's Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory #3 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._147_Best_of_09_Nominations.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm CST

Episode 146: Disney Goes Boom! Blake flies solo this week with an in-depth look at the Boom! Kids line of comics featuring the Disney, Pixar, and Muppet characters. Blake looks at each of the series that has been released to date, gives his thoughts on the best and the weakest, and offers a few suggestions for the future of the line. In the picks, check out the Showcase Presents Ambush Bug graphic novel, and the Assault on New Olympus Prologue one-shot! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._146_Boom_and_Disney.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

Episode 145: Blackest Night Halftime Show The marching band is coming onto the field, the coach is giving the Justice League a much-needed pep talk, and the fans have gone to pee. That's right, it's the Blackest Night Halftime Show! With the fourth issue of the eight-part epic on the stands, this week Blake and Kenny sit down to talk about the story so far, the various tie-ins, and make their predictions for the second half of DC's best event in years. In the picks this week, Kenny goes with Vampire Hunter D: Stuff of Dreams and Blake digs the new Fables spin-off miniseries, Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._145_Blackest_Night_Halftime_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm CST

Episode 144: Holiday Movie Preview We're heading into the second big movie season of the year, the time when the studios roll out all of the major Thanksgiving and Christmas releases, plus the Oscar contenders, treats for the kids in us all, and even the odd sci-fi epic. This week, Kenny and Blake sit down to discuss all of the major releases for November and December, from A Christmas Carol to Avatar and everything in between. In the picks, Kenny gets creative with the movie Hot Fuzz, and Blake stays quasi-traditional with the first issue of The Marvelous Land of Oz Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._144_Holiday_Movie_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12pm CST

Episode 143: Trick or Tangent Halloween is over, but the boys have one last treat for you -- our Trick-or-Tangent episode! This week, you steer the course of the show, as the guys answer your e-mails. Artist chatter, the state of the Shazam! family, spacefaring with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and even a letter in support of Twilight. Plus, Blake asks (okay, begs) your help in supporting his latest creative enterprise. In the picks this week, Kenny chooses the Justice League of America: The Lightning Saga graphic novel, and Blake is happy about the return of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!

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Direct download: Ep._143_Trick_or_Tangent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm CST

Blake Needs Your Help! Hey there, Showcase faithful! Blake here with a plea for your help! I'm beginning the biggest experiment of my creative career this week, and I would love for each and every one of you to be a part of it. Give this quick mini-episode a listen, then join me at www.EvertimeRealms.com to get in on the ground floor of Blake M. Petit's Evercast.
Direct download: ShowcaseEvercast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm CST

Episode 142: Batman-The Long Halloween The shadows fall across the Halloween Spooktacular, as we round out the month with our story spotlight on Batman: The Long Halloween. The guys discuss the origins of the story, the tale itself, the repurcussions for Batman's life on the silver screen, and the status of Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale collaborations in the years since! In the picks, Blake goes with Chew #5, Kenny picks Power Girl #6, and Mike gives us a graphic novel pick: Infinity War. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we'll be sporting all month!)

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Direct download: Ep._142_Long_Halloween.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am CST

Episode 141: Our Favorite Horror Artists The Halloween Spooktacular continues with a special guest-host. Blake recruits his sisters, Heather, to sit down with him and look at some of the greatest horror artists of all time. The sibs go from the classic works of Al Feldstein in Tales From the Crypt, the great Marvel Horror artists of the 70s, superstars of Vertigo comics, some of today's bright spots -- with several surprises along the way. You may want to camp at the Grand Comic Book Database to play along with this one. In the picks, Blake loves the    Perhapanauts Halloween Spooktacular! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we'll be sporting all month!)

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Direct download: Ep._141_Horror_Artists.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm CST