Last weekend was the annual bacchanalia of nerddom known as Comic-Con International: San Diego. And just like every year, Blake and Erin… weren’t there. Instead, with the help of Showcasers on the Facebook Page, they spent the week gathering the coolest and most interesting info from the con to discuss on this week’s show. Their thoughts on the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justicetrailer. New directors announced for Star Wars. The return of some classic comics and the launch of some new ones. This week, we go through it all…
And what’s cool this week? Erin enjoyed the first two issues of Starfire, and Blake gives his endorsement to Archie #1 and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2.
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!
The guys reunite this week to give their thoughts on the new Harrison Ford/Daniel Craig picture, Cowboys and Aliens! After, the take the time to chat about some of the movie and TV news from San Diego that was left out last week, such as a new Jurassic Park film and a Voltron reboot. Kenny reviews the new Thundercats TV show, and Blake takes the time to chat with Rebecca Marshall Ferris about her new documentary film Miller’s Tale, about the life of actor/writer Jason Miller. In the picks, Kenny goes with 50 Girls 50 #2 and Blake selects the new nonfiction tome from Grant Morrison, Supergods. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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!
It’s been a few weeks, the dust has settled, and the guys are ready to pick into DC’s Final Crisis. Chase tells us what he didn’t like, Blake tries to explain the ending, they give their thoughts about the future of Batman and the Multiverse, and talk about the state of “The Crossover” in comics in general. In the picks this week, Geoff Johns dominates, as Chase selects Green Lantern #37 and Blake gushes like a schoolgirl over Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3.
A few days late, but worth the wait! Chase and Blake are back with a special 2 in 1 Showcase, the first in their series of “Legendary Runs” episodes, starting with their thoughts on Grant Morrison’sNew X-Men. the guys discuss what they loved about the book, what made it so incredible, how the writers since then have dropped the ball and, finally, what’s up with the X-Men family today. This week’s picks fall on a pair of Green Lantern guest star books, Booster Gold #2 and Legion of Super-Heroes in the 21st Century #6!
Now that one of the most ambitious comic books in history is over, Blake and Chase have to take the time to explain their thoughts on 52 — what were the good points? What were the bad points? What does it mean for the DC Universe? Plus, their thoughts on the first issue of Countdown, and a new set of comic picks from Free Comic Book Day — Nexus and Astounding Wolf-Man!