Archive for April, 2013

28
Apr
13

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 288: Free Comic Book Day 2013 Preview

showcase logo smallNext week is Free Comic Book Day 2013, and once again, Blake and Erin are here to walk you through the books being offered. What are this year’s can’t-miss titles? What are books you’ve never heard of that may be worth your time? And what special treat has Blake cooked up for you guys? Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 288: Free Comic Book Day Preview 2013

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24
Apr
13

Everything But Imaginary #487: Follow the Four-Color Road

You may have noticed, but I’ve been on something of an Oz kick lately.Books, movies… and yeah, comic books. So today in Everything But Imaginary, I take a look at the land of Oz in comic books, past and present, with even a glimpse of future in there.

Everything But Imaginary #487: Follow the Four-Color Road

22
Apr
13

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 287: Summer Movie Preview 2013

showcase logo smallThe temperatures are rising and it’s almost time to seek refuge in a nice, air-conditioned movie theater. This week, Blake and Erin walk you through all the big releases of Summer 2013 — what we’re excited about, what we couldn’t care less about, and a heck of a lot in-between. In the picks, Erin is getting into the BBC’s Sherlock, and Blake’s favorite new comic of 2012 Danger Club, returns from hiatus. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 287: Summer Movie Preview 2013

14
Apr
13

2 in 1 Shot #7: Comics Kick Ass Week

showcase logo smallOur pal Adam from the Graphic Panels Podcast has declared the week before Free Comic Book Day, beginning April 29, to be Comics Kick Ass Week — a time to celebrate what we love about comics, and we here at the Showcase are going to tell you how to help spread the word. Blake talks about what’s got him excited about comics this week and tells you how to do the same. In the picks this week, it’s Batman and Robin #19. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

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2 in 1 Shot #7: Comics Kick Ass Week

07
Apr
13

2 in 1 Showcase Episode #286: A Weekend at the Movies

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They’re both back! Overcoming Herculean computer problems, this week Blake and Erin are both audible as they talk a little bit about the current movie crop. Erin sings the praises of Jurassic Park in 3D, while Blake gives his opinion on the remake of Evil Dead and the new DVD release of John Dies at the End. The two also talk this week’s episode of Doctor Who and mourn the passing of comic greats Carmine Infantino and George Gladir. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at Showcase@CXPulp.com!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 286: A Weekend at the Movies

04
Apr
13

RIP Carmine Infantino

Carmine InfantinoClassic comic book characters often have different artists that get associated with them. The artist who designed them in the first place, those who redesigned them in their most popular years, those who’ve done their stories during the hottest runs. Carmine Infantino was one of those great artists, taking the golden age character the Flash and redesigning him, creating the costume that’s still the basis for the character’s look today and, frankly, is one of the greatest comic book costumes of all time. Infantino also became an editor at DC Comics, then later still, publisher of the company from 1971 to 1975. He kept working throughout this period, co-creating the Human Target with Len Wein and doing work for the legendary first meeting of Superman and Spider-Man. He kept working in later decades for DC, Marvel, Warren Publishing and other publishers, drawing newspaper strips, and teaching at the School of Visual Arts. In a poll by the Comics Buyers’ Guide, he was ranked one of the greatest comic book artists of all time. Like all greats, he had to leave us some time.

To me, Infantino is one of those artists whose work is firmly, inextricably linked to a specific character… Curt Swan’s Superman, Neal Adams’s Batman or John Romita Sr.’s Spider-Man, for example. I still think of those as the definitive, archetypical versions of those characters, the one that all other artists should use as their template. Every artist who’s ever picked up a pencil to draw the Flash owes a debt to Infantino. May he rest in peace.




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