It’s the season of returns in this week’s Showcase, as Blake returns to Pittsburgh and Erin returns to the show! We start off with the return of The Walking Dead for season four, then delve into the announcements from this weekend’s New York Comic-Com! The return of Miracleman! The return of the New Warriors! The return of Stephanie Brown! The return of Solar: Man of the Atom! The return of Serenity! So many returns it’s giving Blake a nosebleed! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
And what’s cool this week? The dead return to Riverdale in the first issue ofAfterlife With Archie!
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!
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!
Blake and Erin chat this week about the new footage from Wondercon of the Green Lantern movie! Then, Blake reviews the new movie Limitless, Erin reviews Bomb Queen Vol. 1, and they talk about the rest of the Wondercon News — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC’s Retro-Active specials, the Artist’s Edition of Walter Simonson‘s Thor, and much more! In the picks, Blake loved the Jimmy Olsen one-shot, and Erin is enjoying John Dies at the End. Plus: more information about Blake’s new eBook! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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.
As we roll into October, the Halloween Spooktacular is again upon us! The Showcase is undergoing some big changes this week, but Blake and Kenny sit down to talk about the immortal lord of the night, Count Dracula, from his classic movies, the legendary Tomb of Dracula comic, and his appearances in the DC Multiverse and elsewhere. The guys also talk about the rest of the Count’s vampire bretheren, some great vampire novels and comics from recent years, and desperately look for a way to save the Noble Nosferatu from being Twilight-ized. In the picks this week, Kenny goes with Blackest Night #3, and Blake takes the upcoming prose book Peter and Max: A Fables Novel. (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we’ll be sporting all month!)
With Blake having technical issues, Chase goes it alone for the first post-season Week in Geek! Listen up for talk about the rumored Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake, the fan-made Green Lantern trailer starring Nathan Fillion, and more!
Unable to meet with Chase to record this week, Blake recruits his girlfriend Erin to sit in on the second Showcase Tangent! Blake and Erin update you on their Buffy the Vampire watching and answer your questions! Chase does manage to chime in, however, giving his thoughts on Wildstorm Comics and The Authority. In this week’s picks, Chase throws support to Amazing Spider-Man, Erin is excited to be reading Strangers in Paradise Vol. 1, and Blake was taken by surprise by the coolness of Batman and the Outsiders #5.
Recently, Chase and his wife Jenny made a terrifying discovery: Blake never watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So, with the help of Blake‘s girlfriend Erin, the Buffy fans sit him down for a marathon of the best episodes. The gang also talks about the new Buffy Season Eight series, the Angel and Spike comics, and the future of the Buffyverse as a whole! Join the guys and their girls for one of the most fun episodes they’ve ever recorded! In the picks this week, Chase cheers for The Ressurection of Ra’s Al Ghul and Blake gives a thumbs-up to the return of Hero By Night.
Challenged by a listener, this week Blake and Chase attempt to tackle one of the most complicated issues ever — women in comics. How have female characters evolved? Are female creators becoming more prominent? And is it true that a male writer can’t write a convincing female character? Once the guys get deep, they have some brain candy for this week’s picks — World War Hulk: X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight.