Episode 303: Free Comic Book Day 2014

Free Comic Book Day has come and gone once again! Blake and Mike hang out for a while at BSI Comics talking about the available books, DC’s Showcase series, the return of Booster Gold, changes for Star Wars‘s expanded universe and May the Fourth events under the Disney Regime, and the sad passing of Efram Zimbalist, Jr. Then, Adam from the BSI Comics Podcast hangs out for a while to talk about the challenges of a weekly title, upcoming events for Marvel and DC, and one of his favorite Time Travel stories that we didn’t talk about back in Episode 272. Finally, Blake and Kenny meet up after FCBD to watch and review The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We talk in general, then give you guys a spoiler warning before we get into the nitty gritty.

And what’s cool this week? Blake had fun with the newest relaunch from Valiant Comics, Rai #1.

Didn’t get enough free stuff on FCBD? Blake’s short story Associated Pressure is free for your Amazon Kindle from now through May 6!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Episode 303: Free Comic Book Day 2014
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Episode 123: Spotlight on Walt Simonson

It’s time for another creator spotlight, and this week the Showcase boys are turning their attention to legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson. From his early work on Star Slammers to defining runs on Thor and Fantastic Four, up through great work with Orion and his current work at Wildstorm, the guys look at his career and talk about their favorite Walt Simonson comics. In the picks this week, Mike chooses Justice Society of America #27, Blake goes Greek with Incredible Hercules #129, and Chase selects the Flash Gordon 75th Anniversary Special. This week’s Graphic Novel pick of the week 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call.

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Episode 35: The Mighty Thor

Journey Into Mystery 83Blake and his special co-host, Chase doing the world’s worst Thor impression, are back for this week’s spotlight on the Marvel Comics god of Thunder! From the legendary work of Walt Simonson to the DeFalco/Frenz era, from Mike Oeming‘s version of Ragnarok to J. Michael Straczynski‘s reimagining of the character, this week’s Showcase is your Thor HQ. Amelia Rules dominates the picks of the week, and then the guys start planning for what’s coming next.

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