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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 214: The News From C2E2

It’s all Blake again this week as we delve into the news from the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, or C2E2 for short! The new Wonder Woman costume, the newest cast member for The Dark Knight Rises, the new creative teams for Punisher, Daredevil, Moon Knight and Ghost Rider… and are Captain America and The Flash both re-launching again? Good grief. It’s a double pick this week, Justice League: Generation Lost #21 and Ruse #1! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Episode 214: The News From C2E2


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 98: Christmas Hooplah!

It’s only a few days until Christmas, folks. Before you hang up your stockings and put out cookies for Santa, have a seat with Blake and Chase as they talk about the holiday-themed comics that came out this year, as well as some of their favorite Christmas movies and TV specials. Chase regales us with the heartwarming story of how the Showcase crew saw Love, Actually together, the guys debate the merits of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, and everybody huddles around the virtual fire to talk about what we want for Christmas. In the picks this week, Blake cheers the greatest Junior Woodchucks Story Ever Told in Uncle Scrooge #383, and Chase cheers the return of the X-Men to the rest of the Marvel Universe in Uncanny X-Men #505 Don’t forget to send us your votes for our Best of 2008 episode! You can find the categories and nominees in Episode 95. E-mail us with your votes, as well as comments, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at!

Episode 98: Christmas Hooplah!
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PLUS: In Week in Geek #4, Chase gives his review of The Day the Earth Stood Still and lots more!

Week in Geek #4: The Day the Earth Stood Still


Bless Me, Father news, Marvel reviews!

Well friends, for those of you who have been waiting in breathless anticipation for news about the play I’m directing, as of tonight we have officially rescheduled the Thibodaux Playhouse production of Bless Me, Father. The wacky comedy will be performed on Oct. 17, 28, 23, 24, 25 and 26. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., except for the Sunday matinee on Oct. 26. Please keep watching the Playhouse’s website,, for more information.

Comic reviews?

Okay, how about a little geek stuff? Here are my reviews of eight new comics being released tomorrow, Sept. 17, by Marvel Comics, plus last weekend’s Done-In-One reviews!


What I’m Reading: Final Crisis-Legion of Three Worlds #1

 So, if you haven’t figured it out by now, Geoff Johns is pretty much a bottomless pit of awesome. Let’s run through some of the comics he’s done: JSA/Justice Society of America. The Flash: Iron Heights and about forty incredible issues of that title. Action Comics (the Last Son, Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes and most recent Brainiac story arcs). Teen Titans. Infinite Crisis. And, of course, the new gold standard for how to do great comics, Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War. And just a couple of weeks ago, he hit us with the first of two tie-in books to DC’s current big event with Final Crisis: Rogue’s Revenge.

But by damn, this is the book I’ve been waiting for.

I’m a huge Legion of Super-Heroes fan. Not long ago, I even wrote a pretty detailed description of the three different groups to have borne that name for an Everything But Imaginary column. And finally, yesterday, I got the comic I’ve been waiting for: Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1. (Warning: Mild spoilers follow.)

Johns and the legendary artist George Perez have begun their tale with Mordru, the time-trapper, a longtime foe of the Legion. Mordru, the architect of the Legion’s troubles for years, decides the time has come to destroy the Legion and Superman’s legacy once and for all, so he summons Superboy-Prime from the timestream. The boy who wants to be Superman in the worst way (and I do mean the worst) goes on a tear, breaking open the seams of the prison planet Takron-Galtos. Prime has rounded up every enemy the Legion has ever faced, just as they face the greatest personal tragedy of their storied career.

Of course, it’s Brainiac 5 who realizes the only possible course of action. They need help. They need Superman. and since the threat they face comes from another universe, it’s time for them to fight fire with fire… they need the Legions of two other universes to join the fight.

It is not an exaggeration to say the first issue of this five-issue storyline gave me chills. Johns has displayed a love and respect for not just the original Legion, but for all three, that I’ve never seen before. I’m not surprised, though — this is the man who found a way to make Hal Jordan Green Lantern again without tarnishing Kyle Rayner, and who is about to be handed the reigns of both Barry Allen and Wally West in the Flash: Rebirth miniseries. Johns respects not only the originators of a superhero legacy, but all of the heroes who have carried the torch. Although the other two Legions only appear briefly, on Brainy’s computers, between those two pages and the rest of the book, George Perez may be a good 75 percent finished with his goal of drawing every Legionnaire of all time in this comic.

Johns has created a story that’s not only epic in scope, but also intensely personal for all the heroes involved. They’ve lost someone close to them, and Superman feels a responsibility for what Superboy-Prime has become. Meanwhile, people who have been anticipating this story for a while know that — although it doesn’t make an appearance in this issue — Brainy has a lightning rod with a face in it waiting somewhere… waiting to help a seemingly lost hero make his triumphant return.

Then there’s George Perez. Ever since the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, people have known that if you wanna have a buttload of characters in a comic book, Perez is the man to draw it. Not only does he fill this book with Legionnaires, the little details he drops in everywhere are amazing. In an early scene where Prime wanders (and trashes) the Superman Museum of the 31st Century, Perez packs in so many tidbits and Easter Eggs that I could write a whole article just pointing each one out and where it came from. Even the labels — written in the Legion’s language of “Interlac” — are worth looking at. In a scene with statues of Superman over the years, the plaques underneath each one, in Interlac, reads with the name of the classic Superman artist that drew that particular interpretation (Shuster, Boring, Swan, Garcia-Lopez, and Perez himself). And no, I don’t have the free time to sit around translating Interlac — I just have the overwhelming need to absorb each and every nugget of goodness this comic has to offer.

Simply put, this is a fan-freaking-tastic opening for this series. Just as Sinestro Corps ran away from the pack and became my favorite comic book story of last year, I’ve got a feeling that this book — coupled with the Superman and the Legion arc from Action Comics — will soon take that trophy for 2008. It just doesn’t get better than this.

Want to read a few more reviews? Here are some other comic reviews I’ve written in the last few weeks…


What? No EBI this week? What’s happening to the universe?

Sorry, gang, I’m afraid there’ll be no Everything But Imaginary column today. In just a couple of hours, I’ll be off to spend a few too-short days with Erin. I’ll be home on Sunday, and your usual schedule of columns, podcasts, fiction, and whatever else I can find will resume on Monday. I may wind up posting short bits while I’m gone, but it won’t be a regular schedule.

In the meantime, I do have something cool to report. In the “Picks of the Week” for this week’s Showcase podcast, I mentioned an awesome little comic called Love and Capes that Erin told me about. I’ve recommended a lot of books to her, but this is the first time she’s ever recommended a comic book to me. Well, Thom Zaler, the cartoonist behind the book, found the podcast and gave us both a nice little shout-out on his website. Thanks, Thom! I’ve been blurbed for my reviews a few times now (go pick up the hardcover of Marvel Zombies 2 and look at the quote on the back cover — that’s all me, baby), but this is the first time Erin’s gotten the nod from a creator she’s talked about. I’m so proud of my geek girl.


Since I’ve got nothing else to share with you today, and may not for several days, why not check out the most recent batch of reviews at Comixtreme? Here are the reviews I’ve written in the last week or two:

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