COMIC BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS: DC EDITION

You may have read my Comic Books for Beginners: Marvel Edition. If not, you can read it here.  The gist of it is that I am occasionally called upon to recommend books for new readers.  In this case I am specifically referring to Trade Paperback/ Hardcover collections and Graphic Novels, rather than current series.  I think its best to give a new reader a complete story to start … [Read more...]

All New Showcase Episode 316: San Diego 2015-We Weren’t There Either

Last weekend was the annual bacchanalia of nerddom known as Comic-Con International: San Diego. And just like every year, Blake and Erin… weren’t there. Instead, with the help of Showcasers on the Facebook Page, they spent the week gathering the coolest and most interesting info from the con to discuss on this week’s show. Their thoughts on the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of … [Read more...]

All New Showcase at the Movies Episode 46: Double Feature! Mad Max: Fury Road and Tomorrowland

This Memorial Day weekend, Blake and Erin take in a double feature of sci-fi movies that couldn’t be more different. The reboot/sequel/whatever of the Max Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, is up first — does it live up to the original films? Is Tom Hardy crazy enough to replace Mel Gibson? And who is Erin’s new geek crush? Then, Tomorrowland. Can Brad Bird keep up his winning … [Read more...]

All New Showcase Episode 314: Free Comic Book Day 2015

Free Comic Book Day rolls around once again, and once again Blake and Kenny — joined for the first time by Erin — man a table at BSI Comics in Metairie. This time around the gang chats about recent events in the Flash and Gotham TV shows, give their thoughts on Divergence, All New All Different Avengers, Fight Club, Dark Circle and the other Free Comic Book Day titles, and then … [Read more...]

All New Showcase One-Shot #19: Beginning to Converge

Blake is back! After a short discussion of his absence, and a sincere thank-you to those who helped raise his spirits during his hospital stay, we get into the first week of DC’s Convergence event. What happens when the heroes of DC’s pre-Flashpoint universe encounter those from other worlds? Wally West! A pregnant Lois Lane! Captain Carrot! There’s good stuff here, … [Read more...]