And here’s the BSI Comics Podcast half of the great Showcase/BSI Crossover! It doesn’t actually matter which one you listen to first, but we did record the BSI half before the Showcase half, and we occasionally reference the earlier conversation in the latter episode. If you’re picky about such things.
It’s the season of returns in this week’s Showcase, as Blake returns to Pittsburgh and Erin returns to the show! We start off with the return of The Walking Dead for season four, then delve into the announcements from this weekend’s New York Comic-Com! The return of Miracleman! The return of the New Warriors! The return of Stephanie Brown! The return of Solar: Man of the Atom! The return of Serenity! So many returns it’s giving Blake a nosebleed! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
And what’s cool this week? The dead return to Riverdale in the first issue ofAfterlife With Archie!
Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.
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 the greatest debate in 2 in 1 Showcase history! Chase is a fan, Blake a detractor — this week our hosts tackle one of the most divisive figures in comic books, Rob Liefeld. Once the smoke clears, they discuss indie hit Amelia Rules! and Marvel’s Thunderbolts Presents Baron Zemo: Born Better, they dish on their plans for convention season and Free Comic Book Day, and for some inexplicable reason they wind up on a Harry Potter tangent. Because that’s what geeks do, that’s why.