Blake and Kenny get together this week for the first-ever listener-chosen commentary episode, the 1992 animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm! The guys use this first ever DCU animated movie as a springboard to talk about the current movies, other shows in the same universe including Superman, Justice League, Static Shock and Batman Beyond, and eventually ask the burning question: Why has Mike never seen this movie? In the picks, Blake goes with Roger Langridge‘s new all-ages title Snarked! #0, Kenny takes Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2, and Mike picks Booster Gold #46. Don’t forget to check out the Fighting Fitness Fraternity to vote on future commentary episodes, and contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
This week, DC Comics made an announcement that rocked the world of comics. This Sunday, the Showcase boys get together to talk about it. What’s the difference between a “reboot” and a “relaunch”? Will same-day digital change our reading habits? Which new books are we looking forward to, and what are some announcements we hope get made before all is said and done? In the picks, Mike likes Jack of Fables Vol. 8: The Fulminate Blade, Kenny chooses Flashpoint: Batman-Knight of Vengeance #1 and Blake goes with 50 Girls 50 #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Blake is running solo this week, and he uses the time to pay tribute to the memory of Dwayne McDuffie, including talking about some of his favorite McDuffie work and reviewing the new All Star Superman animated film. On a lighter note, this week Blake and Erin are jetting off to Las Vegas, so he discusses comics and books they’ll be reading on the plane. In the picks, it’s Darkwing Duck Annual #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Back in Episode 106, when Battle For the Cowl was yet to begin, the Showcase boys looked at the possible candidates for the Batman mantle and the state of the Batman family as a whole. With Battle For the Cowl over, the guys give their impressions of the story, the new Batman and Robin team, Neil Gaiman‘s Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader, and their thoughts on the new comics that are about to comprise the Batman universe! Plus — you want picks of the week? We’ll give you picks of the week! Mike gives us Supergirl #41, Chase takes X-Force #15, and Blake presents Muppet Robin Hood #1 and this week’s graphic novel pick, Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool.