This week Blake and Erin sit down to talk about the big news from Lucasfilm — J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode VII. We explain why we’re cautiously optimistic about this development before we get into other comic-to-screen news, including the end of the Chew TV show, the cancellations of Young Justice and Green Lantern, developments for Man of Steel and X-Men: Days of Future Past and we ask the question: can Marvel Studios keep their track record going with a character who hasn’t had an ongoing series in 17 years? Plus, we talk about DC’s Black History Month sales through Comixology, and Blake tosses a pick at Avengers #4 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
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Not every comic book is about superheroes… and not all superheroes wear tights and capes. Today’s EBI looks at some of the alternatives.
For the second year, Wizard World has come to New Orleans, and the Showcase boys are on the floor. The guys talk costumes, autographs, and convention etiquette, and Blake hits the floor to talk to some of the creators in attendance! Writer John Layman talks about the hit book Chew and his upcoming work on Mars Attacks, arist Joe Eisma gives a tease about Morning Glories, artist Nick Pittara talks about creating The Red Wing and the upcoming Manhattan Project, and writer Brandon Seifert tells us what Witch Doctor has to look forward to in 2012! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Tags: 2 in 1 Showcase, Chew, Conventions, Derec Donovan, dexter breakfast, digital comics, Immortal 60, kody chamberlain, Kurt Amacker, Love and Capes, Mathilda, New Orleans, podcast, R.J. Clark, rob guillory, robby musso, self-publishing, sweets, Tedd Walley, The Rift, Thomas F. Zahler, Tim Lattie, TransFormers, Vernon Smith, White Picket Fences
This week, we’re back to the panel room of the Nola Comic-Con, where Blake moderates a chat with several Louisiana-area comic creators about a variety of topics, including working away from the coasts, self-publishing, copyright, and digital comics. Panelists include Tim Lattie of White Picket Fences, Tedd Walley of Mathilda, R.J. Clark of The Rift, Vernon Smith of The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast, Kurt Amacker of Immortal 60, Kody Chamberlain of Sweets, Rob Guillory of Chew, Robby Musso of TransFormers and the super-mercenary artist Derec Donovan! Warning: This episode does include some explict language. In the picks this week, Blake loved Love and Capes: Ever After #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.
This week at Megacon, Geoff Johns announced he’s going to be writing a new Aquaman series. Will there be other Brightest Day spin-offs? Also: Showtime cuts a deal for a Chew TV series and a new Captain America trailer gets our attention! In the picks, Blake doubles up with FF #1 and Green Lantern #64 before the big news — Other People’s Heroes is now available as an ebook! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
The boys make the trip to the first ever Wizard World New Orleans. Listen to the guys as they walk the floor, give their thoughts on the convention, have chats with Sweets creator Kody Chamberlain and X-Men writer Victor Gishler, and listen to the musical stylings of Ethan Van Sciver! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Erin comes back to the show this week to talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 as well as the premiere of the new Young Justice series on Cartoon Network. Erin goes through a few picks, while Blake stays traditional with Teen Titans #89. Then, they’re joined by Kenny, Mike, Daniel, Lauren and Nicole to review Disney’s latest fairy tale, the CGI film Tangled! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!
Music provided by the Music Alley from Mevio.
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. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
Music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network.
You didn’t think I was done with posts about Nola Comic-Con, did you? Aside from meeting pros and fellow fans, the best thing about a comic convention is trying to get your hands on some sweet deals. In my case, that meant some miniature plastic buddies that I’d like to share with you guys now…
First up, I got my hands on three separate Star Trek Mini-Mates Series 4 packages, each with a couple of figures from three different time periods in the Star Trek universe. From the left you see a Borg Drone and Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Admiral James T. Kirk and “Duty Uniform” Scotty from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Dr. Leonard McCoy and Nurse Christine Chapel circa Star Trek: The Original Series. These guys will look just dandy next to the Star Trek Mini-Mates I’ve already got.
But were those the only Mini-Mates I got? Don’t be ridiculous…
This creepy quartet comes courtesy of the Ghostbusters Mini-Mate line, and I believe the four ghosts you see here were all bad guys from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon show. Here we see Chef DeMassi, Alzetor, the Architect and a Black Slime Monster. These guys are just waiting for the boys to come in and bust ‘em up.
These three guys, each sold separately, are part of the line for the upcoming Iron Man 2 film. In the center we have arms dealer Justin Hammer, bane of Tony Stark. To his left is a battle-damaged Hammer Drone, to the right a Tactical Assault Drone. Hammer is big on drones, you see.
And finally, for me at least, it’s our old pals Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, courtesy of the “Cinema of Fear” toy line. The line also features Leatherface, from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but as I’ve never really been a fan of that series, I passed on his figure. These two figures, in my beloved 3.75-inch scale, look really good, but they do illustrate something toymakers really need to consider. Accessories are awesome, but they have to be practical. Jason’s hands are unsuitable to hold either his axe or machete, and Freddy’s garbage can lid is just pointless.
Also at the con, I got some reading material. The entire run of the Power of the Atom series for a dollar each, several issues of Marvel’s old humor magazine Not Brand Ecch, Essential volumes of Marvel Two-In-One, Nova and X-Men, and a little goodie for Erin that I’m not prepared to show anybody yet, because her birthday is coming up. I did, however, get one thing for her that I am willing to share:
Erin loves collecting original sketches from comic artists she likes, so she commissioned me to get a sketch for her from Chew artist Rob Guillory. As I didn’t know what character she wanted, I went with her favorite, Harley Quinn.
So the Nola-Comic Con was great. What’s next?
Why FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, of course! It’s the ninth annual Free Comic Book Day, tomorrow, May 1, and the 2 in 1 Showcase crew will be at BSI Comics in Metairie, Louisiana all day. If you’re in southern Louisiana, drop on by to chat with us, meet the rest of BSI’s awesome panel of guests, and get your hands on some free comics. If you’re not in southern Louisiana, then find a store in your own area that’s participating. Don’t know where any local comic shops are? We’ve got you covered. Go to www.freecomicbookday.com and use the free comic shop locator service. Just punch in your ZIP code and the locator will give you a list of participating stores in your area.
And one last plea, friends — the comic books are free to the reader, but not to the retailer. So while you’re out there tomorrow getting your goodies, please, find something to buy, too. It’s the least you can do.
The second annual Nola Comic-Con was this weekend, and Blake and Mike spent the weekend walking the floor and talking to all the guests. Sit back and listen to conversations with Mike Rainwater of Garage Raja, Kurt Amacker of Dead Souls, current Deadpool and incoming X-Men writer Victor Gishler, the crew of the online Vampire RPG Bloodletting, Dom Ducote of the Pop Media Primecast, Vernon Smith from The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast and Return of the Lovin’ Dead, Kody Chamberlain of the upcoming Image murder mystery Sweets, artist Rob Guillory from the Eisner-Nominated Chew, TransFormers artist Robby Musso, and our old friends from Mass Casualty Comics! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@comixtreme.com!
2 in 1 Showcase Episode 168: Nola Comic-Con 2010
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