This weekend was D23, the big biannual Disney convention out in California, and some massive nerd news hit the internet. In this episode Blake and Erin chat about the announcement of Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, as well as some tidbits about upcoming Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm movies, the expansion of Frozen at Epcot Center, a new Jungle Cruise restaurant, and more!
And what’s cool this week? Erin picks the first season of the freshly binge-watched Arrow, and Blake enjoyed the first issue of DC Comics Bombshells.
Although comic books gave birth to the superhero as we know it, that doesn’t mean they’ve been restricted to the four-color pages all these years. This week, Blake and Kenny share their own top ten lists of superheroes who were born outside of comic books, then dive into some of your suggestions. In the picks, Kenny goes with Aquaman, and Blake chooses Wolverine and the X-Men and the final issue of Tiny Titans. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Blake and Erin get together this week to talk up the recent announcements for comic movie and TV projects! Casting for The Dark Knight Rises, new life for the Wonder Woman TV show, images from the sets of X-Men: First Class, Captain America and the Spider-Man reboot, and more! In the picks, Blake loves the new IDW Doctor Who #1, and five ears later Erin has made peace with Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
28 years later, Disney returns to the world of a sci-fi cult classic with Tron: Legacy. Will the new film live up to the original? Will it draw in new fans? Blake, Mike, Kenny, Daniel and Jason took it in this weekend, and offer up their thoughts in this mini-review!
Chase is back this week, joining the rest of the crew for our commentary track on the 1982 cult classic Tron. The boys discuss the film as they watch, including a discussion of the film’s history, Disney animation, their hopes for the sequel, and more Showcase Tangents than you can shake a stick at. In the picks, Chase was into Superman/Batman #78 and Blake loved Ozma of Oz #2. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, the Showcase boys have been a bit busy, so once more, Blake dashes off a quick conversation to sate your appetite. This week, he gets into the growing conflict between original graphic novels and monthly comics and talks a bit about Disney/Marvel corporate synergy before throwing you over to some bonus content from his newest project. Have a great Thanksgiving, everbody, and don’t forget you can contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
It’s November, and that means for the next two months the movie theaters will be packed with films that will be surefire bloc– um… will be amusing and diverting forms of enterta– eh… that the studios think you’re more likely to pay to see than the crap they released in September. This week, the boys run down the major releases for November and December and provide their commentary on all of them. In the picks, Blake loved Superman: Earth One, Kenny is down with Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 1 and Mike is only slightly behind the times (no pun intended) with Time Masters: Vanishing Point #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Erin is back this week, joining Blake to talk about the news from Comic-Con 2010! In the news we’ve got the Avengers cast, the Chew TV show, the Young Justice cartoon, new Avengers, changes to the Batman family, the return of the Mickey Mouse comic strip, new announcements about a dozen different comics and creators, and more! In the picks, Erin recommends the book Stiff, and Blake loved the second issue of Darkwing Duck.
Chase and Blake have a chat about some of the announcements and tidbits from the San Diego Comicon — Tron: Legacy, the lineup of James Robinson’s Justice League of America, a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, and talks about new developments for Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Green Lantern on the screen. But the bulk of the talk this week is about what may be the last-ever Lost panel in San Diego. What was revealed? What was hinted at? And Chase uses the clues to lay out his theory for Season Six of Lost!
With a whole one day of the San Diego Comicon under our belts, Blake and Chase sit down to chat about some of the announcements so far. An ARG for Tron: Legacy? A possible Roger Rabbit 2? The return of Jeff Smith’s Bone? Bat-Boy comes to comics? Plus, Chase talks about the latest season of Torchwood!