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!
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!
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.
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
It’s only a few days until Christmas, folks. Before you hang up your stockings and put out cookies for Santa, have a seat with Blake and Chase as they talk about the holiday-themed comics that came out this year, as well as some of their favorite Christmas movies and TV specials. Chase regales us with the heartwarming story of how the Showcase crew saw Love, Actually together, the guys debate the merits of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and everybody huddles around the virtual fire to talk about what we want for Christmas. In the picks this week, Blake cheers the greatest Junior Woodchucks Story Ever Told in Uncle Scrooge #383, and Chase cheers the return of the X-Men to the rest of the Marvel Universe in Uncanny X-Men #505.
Starting this week, the guys are launching a new feature on the show: The Week in Geek! We’ve always come at you with mini-episodes from time to time, but now we’re pledged to making sure you have at least one each week. Movie reviews, TV reviews, thoughts on major comic book events, video games, music — anything and everything is up for grabs here! In the first segment, Chase is here to review Quantum of Solace, discuss the new Star Trek trailer, dish on Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, and more!
It’s part two of our Free Comic Book Day coverage! Chase and Blake return to the floor at BSI Comics where they talk to Marcus DiGesu and Anthony Figaro, the creators behind Lightning Age Studios‘ upcoming Justice City Chronicles graphic novel and the Leonidas: Rise of the King miniseries. After chatting with the customers and making their picks of the week (including DC Universe #0 from BSI’s Jason, Wolverine: First Class #2 from Chase and Action Comics #864 from Blake), we talk with Doug Raymond and Monty from Welcome to Border City. Kathleen Ledet and Jen Suran tell us about their documentary film Weeding By Example, and Robby Musso — artist of multiple IDWTransFormers comics and Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer, sits down for a long-awaited interview. Oh — and because it’s us, we go out talking about Lost.
Blake and Chase spent this year’s Free Comic Book Day hanging out with the staff, guests and customers of BSI Comics, and with the microphone rolling all day they got so much good stuff that they can’t pack it all into one episode! So in part one of our two-part Free Comic Book Day special, the guys chat with the customers and staff about the free books on the table, recent books like DC Universe #0, and the movie that’s on everyone‘s mind, the smash hit Iron Man. Then, the guys talk to members of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion and with Vernon Smith, creator of the all-ages graphic novel series The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast.