Posts Tagged ‘Final Crisis


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 117: Free Comic Book Day 2009

Geek Christmas comes once again, as the Showcase boys go to Free Comic Book Day 2009! The guys camped out at BSI Comics in Metairie, Louisiana for the day, talking to the fans, handing out free comics, and generally having a blast! In this episode, the guys manage to find time to talk about Blackest Night #0 and this week’s Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4, they go through a few more of this year’s free samplings, and host the first-ever live Ask Chase Anything Challenge! Listen as fans of all ages try to summon a question Chase can’t answer, hear the one question that succeeded, and witness the beginning of Chase’s potential intellectual property lawsuit when a bad joke goes horribly awry! And if that wasn’t enough, the guys find time to talk to Kurt Amacker, writer of the new Seraphemera Books horror comic Dead Souls! How good is Dead Souls? It’s Alan Moore-approved! Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at!

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 117: Free Comic Book Day 2009
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PLUS: This week was the 100th episode of Lost, and the guys are here to dish on the tale of Daniel Faraday. For those of you who want to skip the Lost chat, start listening at 19:20 on your dial while we delve into the season finales of Chuck and Heroes, and talk about the upcoming Star Trek movie and the recent Countdown prequel comic book. Chase talks about a trailer that got him excited and another that broke his heart, and Blake is jazzed at this week’s announcement of the possible 7th Son motion picture! All this plus a DVD release rundown in your Week in Geek!

Week in Geek #19: Lost 100, Chuck, Heroes, and More!


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 107: Final Crisis Retrospective

It’s been a few weeks, the dust has settled, and the guys are ready to pick into DC’s Final Crisis. Chase tells us what he didn’t like, Blake tries to explain the ending, they give their thoughts about the future of Batman and the Multiverse, and talk about the state of “The Crossover” in comics in general. In the picks this week, Geoff Johns dominates, as Chase selects Green Lantern #37 and Blake gushes like a schoolgirl over Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3. Write us with comments, suggestions, picks of the week, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at!

Episode 107: Final Crisis Retrospective
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PLUS: The boys bring you a quick Week in Geek this week, with their initial impressions of the new episode of Lost, “316,” plus their thoughts on recent episodes of Chuck, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and the premiere episode of Dollhouse!

Week in Geek #11: A Lost 316 Quickie and a TV Roundup!

AND: In a special bonus mini-episode, Chase brings you his review of the new remake of the slasher classic Friday the 13th!

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 106.5: Friday the 13th (2009) Review


2 in 1 Showcase tidbits

Last week, I told you guys that Chase and I were going to try recording a LOST-centric Week in Geek podcast via Skype after the show ended. Well, that didn’t happen. About an hour before the show started, someone on the road near my home hit a pole and knocked out the power for about five and a half hours. I didn’t get to watch the show until the next day, when I rushed home and watched it on the website… only to finish and discover my temperature had risen to 102 degrees. I was pretty much out of it until Sunday.

But this week, we did it! We watched Lost episode 5.5: This Place is Death, and then hopped on Skype and talked about the episode together. We also chatted briefly about several other geek-centric topics, including Heroes, Chase’s beloved Battlestar Galactica, the announcement from Vertigo comics that their first issues for 2009 will be bargain-priced $1 issues and the news that Brett Ratner, the man who singlehandedly ruined the X-Men movie series, is going to be directing a Youngblood film. (As this is both a director and a property I have no interest in, I’m actually in favor of this marriage. Keep Ratner from screwing up a good comic book.)

You can listen to the special by visiting our Libsyn Page, and we’ll also announce it in the thread for our next regular podcast.

Speaking of our next regular podcast, we’re gonna get together to record three new episodes, and we want YOUR THOUGHTS! You can e-mail any comments to Our topics this Sunday will be, in order:

  1. Batman Family (A Battle For the Cowl prelude)
  2. Final Crisis (and all spin-off projects)
  3. Watchmen (in preparation for the movie)

Of course, we’d also be happy to read any other e-mail you happen to toss our way. And please, friends, don’t be afraid to comment on the show threads at Comixtreme, and give us a review over at iTunes! Every little bit helps spread the word!


Everything But Imaginary #295: Second Chance Comics

There are a lot of comics I’ve read once, then brushed aside. But how often does the first issue reflect the author’s best work? And how often is it worthwhile to come back and take a second look? Plus, this column’s Favorite of the Week: Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3!

Everything But Imaginary #295: Second Chance Comics
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Everything But Imaginary #292: Are They Trying to Kill Comics?

Marvel is flirting with higher prices on comic books. Diamond Distribution seems intent on policies that make it impossible for a small publisher to compete. Why are two of the companies upon which the industry rises and falls so determined to destroy it?

Everything But Imaginary #292: Are They Trying to Kill Comics?


Everything But Imaginary #291: One Last Look at 2008

It’s the last day of the year, friends, so let’s end it with one look back at some of the high and low points in the world of comics, as chosen by me. And then, stick around for the nominees for the 2008 Everything But Imaginary Awards! Your votes have to be e-mailed to by Monday, Jan. 5, to be counted!

Everything But Imaginary #291: One Last Look at 2008
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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 99: 2008-The Year in Review

2008 ends in just days, folks, so let’s go out with a Showcase blowout! Joined by back-up geeks Mike and Kenny, the boys announce the winners of the Best of 2008 awards, as voted on by you! Then, it’s a long talk about everything that happened in comics in 2008! The Dark Knight, the rise of Marvel Studios, Diamond refuses to distribute Hack/Slash, Archie goes back to ninth grade, and a heck of a lot more. This double-sized episode is the longest Showcase ever (we promise we won’t make a habit of it)! And instead of our usual picks of the week, stay tuned as our four guys pick their favorite comic books of the entire year! Next week will be the 100th Episode Spectacular! If you’ll be in the New Orleans area on Friday, Jan. 2 at about 4:30 p.m., stop in at BSI Comics to join the guys as they record their centennial episode! You can also send your anniversary greetings, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at!

Episode 99: 2008-The Year in Review
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PLUS: In Week in Geek #5, DC Comics has released a teaser image for the upcoming Batman: Battle For the Cowl event. This week, Blake dissects the image to try to figure out the clues and hints hidden within!

Week in Geek #5: Battle For the Cowl Teaser Analyzed

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