A few weeks ago, Warner Bros announced their slate of planned DC Comics movies through 2020. Not to be outdone, Marvel hit us with Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few days later. With Sony and Fox joining the fray with their licenses, there are over three dozen superhero movies in the works that we know of. This week, the Showcasers talk about the movies that have been announced — which ones are we excited for? Which ones have us a bit concerned? And which ones will surprise us if the cameras ever actually roll?
And what’s cool this week? Kenny is into the Constantine TV show, Erin is making her way through Anne Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles, and Blake gives props to Rocket Raccoon #5 and Tooth & Claw #1.
It’s that time again — Blake and Kenny sit down and go through all the big geek news of 2013 — hit movies, comic controversies, and the creators who left us. Plus, we give our picks and yours for the best of 2013!
With the end of the year approaching, the second Hollywood Blockbuster season is here! This week, Blake and Erin take a look at two months’ worth of releases — the big-budget movies, the smaller Oscar bait, and anything else that catches their eyes. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
And what’s cool this week? Erin is still heavy into The Dresden Files: Cold Days and Blake gives it up for Sandman: Overture #1.
Comic-Con weekend is here, and although Blake and Erin aren’t in San Diego, that’s not going to stop them from pontificating about all the news from the con. The aftermath of Avengers Vs. X-Men! Neil Gaiman returns to Sandman! A slew of new Image comics, the titles and release dates for Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase 2…” and is it possible the greatest Marvel villain of them all could be… Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz? Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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.
The Halloween Spooktacular continues with a special guest-host. Blake recruits his sister, 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! (Special thanks to Jacob Bascle for the Spooktacular Album Art we’ll be sporting all month!)
There’s one last comic book movie closing out the summer, friends, and so this week Chase and Blake turn their focus on Stardust writer Neil Gaiman. Listen as the guys discuss their favorite Gaiman stories, both in comics and prose, as Chase continues to confuse “the Dream King” with Gaiman himself, and as Blake explains what’s really good about his work once you get past the pretentious goths who have attempted to co-opt it as their own. For this week’s picks, Blake brings us Doug TenNapel‘s Black Cherry, and Chase cheats and slips in two — Tek Jansen andStar Trek: Year Four.