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2 in 1 Showcase At the Movies Episode 26:

2 in 1 Showcase At the Movies returns! This week, Blake and Kenny take the time to give their thoughts on Men in Black III. Can this third installment and the addition of Josh Brolin inject some life into this franchise? Plus, Blake asks you to look into the Kickstarter campaign for David Berger‘s Task Force: Gaea. In the picks, Kenny goes with Red Lanterns #9 and Blake is into The Comic Book History of Comics Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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At the Movies Episode 26: Men in Black III



Gimme something new…

As I observed in this week’s Everything But Imaginary column, there haven’t been enough really original comic book characters in the last couple of decades. As I observed elsewhere at CX Pulp, one of the best outlets for new characters isn’t really viable anymore. But sadly, I often feel like there just aren’t enough new ideas anywhere, not just in the comic book pages.

Take a look, if you will, at the list of movies I saw that were released in 2010. There were 39 films on the list. Those that were totally original ideas? (By which I mean they weren’t remakes, sequels, “reimaginings” or based on a story from another medium like comics, books, video games, or TV shows…) No more than seven. (Inception, Hot Tub Time Machine, Easy A, Buried, Despicable Me, Due Date, Repo Men, and Splice. And it’s easy to argue that Easy A is loosely based on The Scarlet Letter and that Repo Men was a blatant ripoff of Repo: The Genetic Opera.)

This is not to say that there’s anything wrong with a great movie based on a novel, or a sequel to a film that was a lot of fun the first time around. But it seems like Hollywood is relying far too heavily on those tropes. And what about TV? The #1 new show of the season? Hawaii 5-O. NBC has just bought a pilot for a new Wonder Woman series for the 2011-2012 season. And TNT has announced they’re going to remake Dallas for a new generation.

Come on, guys.

Come up with some new ideas. Or at the very least, turn to some books or other properties that maybe haven’t been adapted before, instead of doing the 10,831st version of A Christmas Carol, or allowing Will Smith to remake Annie as a vehicle for his daughter (because The Karate Kid wasn’t enough of an assault of the memories of children of the 80s). Find something new.


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 87: Yet Another Showcase Tangent

It’s a packed Tangent episode of the 2 in 1 Showcase Podcast — surrounded by the staff and customers of BSI Comics, the boys are joined by regular back-up geeks Mike and Kenny, as well as Marcus and Anthony of Lightning Age Studios! This week, the guys read your e-mail about the Star Wars episode, discuss the new Force Unleashed videogame, give more tidbits about DC Online, talk about the end of the war in Fables, chat up the new fall TV season, and debate whether Will Smith should play Captain America. In the picks this week, Mike recommends Fallen Angel Vol. 4, Blake enjoyed Avengers: The Initiative #16, and Chase picks Garth Ennis‘s new Avatar title, Crossed. E-mail us with your comments, “Ask Chase Anything” questions, or anything else at!

Episode 87: Yet Another Showcase Tangent
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June 2023

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