Posts Tagged ‘Deadpool


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 279: Wizard World New Orleans 2012 (II)

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It’s the second Wizard World New Orleans convention for 2012! Why? Blake and Kenny try to solve the mystery. The boys also talk convention shopping, cosplaying, Star Trek panel mayhem and close encounters in the Men’s Room. In the picks, Blake is reasonably impressed with Indestructible Hulk #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 279: Wizard World New Orleans 2012 (II)


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 278: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Still stuffed from a particularly exciting Thanksgiving week, Blake and Erin sit down to talk about things from across the Geek landscape. They review the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, talk with much spoiler-tude about recent events in The Walking Dead (both comic and TV show), and dish on the Batman crossover Death of the Family, the resurrected Amethyst in DC’s Sword of Sorcery, and the big twist in Amazing Spider-Man #698. Oh, and they’ve got a little something personal to share with you guys, too. In the picks, Erin recommends the Walking Dead novels Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury, and Blake picks the Marvel Now! reboot of Deadpool. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 278: Thanksgiving Leftovers


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 272: The Ultimate Top Ten Time Travel Stories

In the newest Showcase Top Ten, Blake and Kenny go through the greatest time travel stories of all time. The guys present their lists, read comments from you, and announce the final winners! In the picks, Kenny goes with Green Lantern Corps #0 and Blake takes Archer and Armstrong #2 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 272: The Ultimate Top Ten Time Travel Stories


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 207: Wizard World New Orleans

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!

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Episode 207: Wizard World New Orleans


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 174: Greetings From Pittsburgh

Blake and Erin get on the microphone together for another of their epic visits together. The two of them discuss their adventures seeking out new comic book stores, how Blake was worried about defending the honor of the New Orleans Saints in the midst of Steeler nation, the glory of Bacon Night, and what they thought of the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the picks, Erin digs Power Girl: A New Beginning, and Blake was a fan of Young Allies #1. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 174: Greetings From Pittsburgh
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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 168: Nola Comic-Con 2010

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!

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 168: Nola Comic-Con 2010
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Everything But Imaginary #345: Throwing a Mighty Shield

The new Captain America may be the old Human Torch. What does Blake think about this casting decision? And does — or should — one have anything to do with the other?

Everything But Imaginary #345: Throwing a Mighty Shield
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Chris Evans as the Human Torch


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 151: 2009-The Year in Review

Your good buddy Chase is back for the first of two very special episodes! This week, Chase and Blake announce the winners of the Best of 2009 as voted on by you, the Showcase listener! Then, as this extra-length episode continues, the guys delve into all the big comic book news of 2009. Disney buys Marvel! DC Entertainment! Archie marries Veronica… kinda! And Diamond‘s new rules change the game entirely. If it’s happening in the world of comics, the boys talk about it. In the picks this week, Chase loves The Complete Rocketeer, and Blake gives us The Tick New Series #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 151: 2009-The Year in Review
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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 128: Spotlight on Robert Kirkman

It’s time once again for a creator spotlight! This week, Mike sits quietly while Blake and Chase talk about his work from Battle Pope through Invincible, zombies from Marvel Zombies and The Walking Dead, his work at Marvel and how the gauntlet he threw down as an Image partner has helped generate at least one of the best new comics of the year. In the picks this week, Chase loved Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1, Mike goes with Batman #688 and Blake plays the music for The Muppet Show #4. This week’s graphic novel pick is the new hardcover edition of Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?. Don’t forget our “Give Mike a Title” contest! Contact us with comments, suggestions, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at!

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 128: Spotlight on Robert Kirkman
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Plus: In your Week in Geek, the guys discuss the current state of magazines about comics and the second episode of Warehouse 13. Yeah, that’s it. Oh yeah — and they go beat-by-beat in their discussion and review of the first issue of DC’s most anticipated event in years, Blackest Night. Spoilers abound, so if you haven’t read the issue yet, wait to listen to this episode! Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can submit your original horror movie to the second annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival at!

Week in Geek #26: Blackest Night Begins


Toy Stories: You Are Now Leaving the 616 Universe…

 Once again, friends, I’m here to take a look at a few of the toys I’ve picked up recently. Although I’ve talked quite a bit about the new 3.75-inch Marvel Universe action figure line, it’s worth noting that Marvel has also launched two additional 3.75-inch lines based on its other media projects, the upcoming movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the current cartoon show Wolverine and the X-Men. How this obscure, little known character from a nearly unheard of comic book has garnered both a TV show and a feature film this year is utterly beyond me.

Let’s start with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not having seen the movie yet, I really have no particular urge to get the movie figures, but Marvel and Hasbro have done something undeniably cool here. They’ve actually launched two subsets of this line — one series of figure based on the characters as they appear in the movies, and a second series based on the characters’ comic book appearance. I won’t get all of the figures in either line, but the fact that the comic versions are available makes it far more likely that I’ll pick up any. For example, check out this guy here:

Deadpool and his lil friens!

Deadpool and his lil' friens!

Honestly, I never much cared for Deadpool until about a year and a half ago, when I started getting issues of Cable and Deadpool to review for Comixtreme. The character turned out to be really, really funny. The action figure? Not bad. He came with about a thousand accessories — a machine gun, a pistol, a sai that (proportionately) could be used to skewer a couple of pigs, and two swords for the sheathes on his back. The figure looks good, but there are two major problems with it. First: the legs. As you can see in the picture, their poseability is extremely limited. They don’t close very far, and this was honestly the only posture I could get for him. Second: the swords. One of them fits into its scabbard very nicely. The other… don’t. This may be a problem specific to my figure, I admit, but I tried both swords on both sides, and the same one kept giving me trouble, despite being visually indistinguishable from its brother. Grr.

I’ve passed on the movie version of this character. Maybe after I actually seen the movie I’ll decide to get it. I do think Ryan Reynolds was a good choice for the character, for what it’s worth.

As for the other line, Wolverine and the X-Men is based on the new animated series I haven’t seen yet because I don’t get the Nicktoons network. If anyone knows a (legal) place to watch this show online, please let me know in the comments. In the meantime, I’m going to look at the figures and pick up the ones I like. This guy, for instance:

The Bouncing Beast!

Dr. Hank McCoy is my favorite character in the X-Men universe (as you’ll all hear in this coming weekend’s edition of the 2 in 1 Showcase podcast), and I’ll pick up almost any figure based on him. This animated-style figure is pretty good. I like the style, and his arms are massive. The articulation is pretty good as well. Hank also comes with three widget-type doohickeys that he can hold in either his hands or his feet, which is a nice touch.

Cyclops!... wearin a trenchcoat for no apparent reason!

Cyclops!... wearin' a trenchcoat for no apparent reason!

Finally, there’s this guy here. Scott Aloysius Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops, longtime leader of the X-Men, who for some reason wears a trenchcoat in the cartoon. This is a nice looking figure, although like Deadpool his hip articulation is really poor. He does have one cool accessory, though: a removable optic blast.

This is pretty neat. I’ve never seen a Cyclops figure with a blast before. On the other hand, it’s a pretty short-range blast. This could be quite a liability in some battle situations. Allow me to demonstrate, with the help of my lovely assistant, the Joker.

Clearly, you see how this version of Cyclops may have trouble thwarting evildoers.

Don’t forget, friends, you can scroll back through previous toy blogs at the Toy Stories category of Evertime Realms! More next week!

(Title note for people who are less of a geek than I am, which is just about everyone: “616” refers to the “core” Marvel Universe. In a comic book world with multiple alternate dimensions, Marvel chose to designate their main world as #616.)

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