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.
This weekend was the cultural event of the century, the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To prepare for it, Blake and Erin spent a week watching and reviewing the first six Star Wars movies one-by-one, before finally finishing up with a massive spoiler-rich analysis of The Force Awakens. (Don’t worry, the spoilers don’t come until after they’ve discussed the other six movies.) In this extra-sized episode, they talk about everything they love — and hate — about the seven movies of the Star Wars saga.
And what’s cool this week? While Erin is still too enraptured by Star Wars to think of another recommendation, Blake is there to talk about the first half-season of CBS’s Supergirl and the first issue of IDW’s Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade.
With Star Wars Episode VII moving forward, inevitably some casting rumors are going to start circulating. After hearing some of the names being mentioned, Blake thought it was time he sent a little message to Disney to tell them how to get it right. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
And what’s cool this week? Blake recommends The Rocketeer and The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1 and the short story collection Machine of Death!