It may be Marvel’s biggest risk yet — this week the Showcase crew discusses how Ant-Man stacks up against the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Is it too little, too late, or will this be the movie to prove that good things come in small packages?
And what’s cool this week? In what may be the most diverse array of choices ever, Erin is in the midst of an X-Files rewatch, Jason recently discovered the classic The Manchurian Candidate, Mike is finishing a read of Jamie Delano’s Animal Man, and Blake just binged the sitcom Holliston.
Once again, the boys come at us with a special Showcase Tangent, in which any and all topics are up for grabs! The guys start by picking apart all of the news that’s come from this year’s San Diego Comicon so far! Mark Waid writing The Incredibles? Disney is making a Tron 2? Johns, Robinson and Gates on Superman: New Krypton? Will Blake ever see sunlight again after DC Universe Online is released? Plus, even more thoughts on The Dark Knight, Chase reviews The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and the guys make a BIG announcement about the next Showcase special project! Then, there’s plenty of time to answer your e-mails! Chase doesn’t have a pick this week, but Blake tells you about the coolness of Archie #587.
The summer movie season continues as the boys discuss one of Chase‘s all-time favorite TV shows, The X-Files. The guys talk about the history of the show, its history in comics, other comics in that paranormal vein, and just what they expect out of the new movie. The guys double up on their picks of the week, with Chase choosing Nova #16 and Guardians of the Galaxy #2 and Blake saying goodbye to G.I. Joe: America’s Elite and hello to Spooks: Omega Team.