Our 80s Cartoons episode was a hit, and we’re not above repeating our success. This week, the boys talk about their favorite cartoons from the long-ago days of the 1990s, from the Batman and Superman animated series to the battles of the Beast Wars. Join the guys as they debate whether the Marvel cartoons were a cohesive universe, the pros and cons of Nicktoons and Cartoon Network originals, and whether it’s called the Diniverse or Earth-Timm! In the picks, Blake chooses Secret Six #7, Chase liked Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead?, and Mike can’t wait for Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 1!
The year is almost over, friends, so it’s time for Blake and Chase to make their nominations for the best in comics for 2008! Listen to the guys discuss their choices, and then e-mail your votes in. One randomly-chosen voter will recieve a prize package from BSI Comics. Votes must be received by December 26, 2008, to be counted in time for their announcement in our end-of-the-year spectacular!
The nominees are:
Best Ongoing Series:
The Walking Dead
Best Miniseries or One-Shot:
Franklin Richards: Sons of Geniuses
Justice Society of America Kingdom Special: Superman
Superman: New Krypton Special
Action Comics: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Batman Confidential: The Bat and the Cat
Fables: War and Pieces
The Lone Ranger: Scorched Earth
Best New Series:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Writer or Writing Team:
Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Best Artist or Art Team:
Title Deserving of Wider Recognition:
Best Genre TV Series:
Best Genre Motion Picture:
The Dark Knight
Quantum of Solace
The Next Big Thing:
The Legion of Super-Heroes
The Wizard of Oz
From Suicide Squad to the Secret Six, Thunderbolts and Venom, over the years a lot of super-villains have broken free from their heroic nemesis and starred in series of their own. This week, the Showcase boys talk about some of the villains who have become stars in their own right, why some villain series work better than others, what makes a good villain comic, and which heroes they think could star in a title of their own. In the picks this week, Chase has found the Marvel Comics Guide to New York City and She-Hulk #34, while Blake was pleasantly surprised by the first issue of the Terra miniseries!
It’s another Chaseless week, as the power crews work desperately to restore energy to the secret lair — unfortunately, Ike seems to have pushed things further back. To fill time, this week Blake discusses four recent first issues: The Family Dynamic #1, Secret Six #1, The Stand: Captain Trips #1 and Fringe #1. Will we be back next week? Your guess is as good as ours.