Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal “Gatherum”, Episode 2

August 16, 2018

Greetings Dangerous Humans!

Welcome to the second installment of our deep-dive into DC's Young Animal imprint... and we're already missing Doom Patrol!  This will become a trend... and will only get worse as we go along.

What we do have is four segments... discussing four issues that did manage to come out!

These originally aired during the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, on the following episodes:

Episode 098 (11.20.2016) - Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #2

Episode 101 (12.11.2016) - Shade the Changing Girl #3

Episode 103 (12.25.2016) - Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #3

Episode 104 (01.01.2017) - Mother Panic #2

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TAGS: DC Comics, DC's Young Animal, 2016, 2017, 2010's, Shade the Changing Woman, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Mother Panic, Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, Gerard Way, Juan Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming, Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 102 - Marvel Comics’ Age of Apocalypse Part Three: X-Men Chronicles #2 (and finishing half of the issues!) (1995)

August 12, 2018

Hello mutant rebels! In this episode, extra Horsemen Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) return to the time that might have been in part three of their look at Marvel Comics' 1995 X-Men event, Age of Apocalypse! After some recap, they read both issues of X-Men Chronicles, with special conentration on #2 by Howard Mackie and Ian Churchill! Then, our pen slaves close out the final issues of Astonishing X-Men, Factor X, Generation neXt, and Weapon X, providing biographies for all new characters (and creators) encountered along the way! We're halfway through this huge comic book event, so don't fall asleep during one of Magneto's monologues! Aw, who could blame ya?

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Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal “Gatherum”, Episode 1

August 9, 2018

Greetings, Dangerous Humans!  As we are currently in what might just be the final month of DC's Young Animal imprint, your Young and Animalistic hosts, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) thought it might be fun to share with you their initial thoughts on the launch!  In this extra-sized (or, over-sized) episode they look at all four "number one" issues.  Since the Young Animal launch was staggered from September-November, 2016... there are also a couple of "non-number one" reviews in there as well.

Head back with us into the not-so-distant past... and relive some Young Animal memories.  Learn just how much we initially hated Mother Panic, and how over the Moon we were with Doom Patrol and Shade the Changing Girl... boy, how that changed!  Feel free to follow along at home... let's send the Young Animal imprint into the sunset with a smile.

***Warning: We might be a little bit looser with our language during these episodes

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These segments originally aired during the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast during the Following Episodes:

Episode 89 (09.18.2016) - Doom Patrol #1

Episode 92 (10.09.2016) - Shade the Changing Girl #1

Episode 93 (10.16.2016) - Doom Patrol #2

Episode 94 (10.23.2016) - Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1

Episode 96 (11.06.2016) - Shade the Changing Girl #2

Episode 97 (11.13.2016) - Doom Patrol #3 and Mother Panic #1

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TAGS: DC Comics, Young Animal, Gerard Way, Doom Patrol, Nick Derington, Shade the Changing Girl, Marley Zarcone, Cecil Castellucci, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Juan Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming, Mother Panic, Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards, 2016, Weird Science DC Comics

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Chris & Reggie SPECIAL - What if… DC’s Young Animal #100?!

August 5, 2018

Hello everyone!

With our sincerest apologies, we report that... due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we were unable to record Part Three (of Five) of our Age of Apocalypse Spectacular.

We appreciate your patience, and we didn't wanna leave you hanging this (or any) Sunday morning... and so, for your listening pleasure... something completely different!

Over at Weird Science DC Comics, your humble hosts Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) host a segment wherein they discuss DC's Young Animal "pop-up" imprint.  During episode #100 of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast (December 4, 2016), having no actual Young Animal books to discuss (sadly, a fairly common occurrence) they thought it would be fun to, not go BACK TO THE PAST... but, instead... INTO THE FUTURE (hey, the Cosmic Treadmill goes both ways!) and discuss the one-hundredth issues of both Doom Patrol, and Shade the Changing Girl.  Prescient... is not a word often used to describe Chris or Reggie.

We hope you enjoy this bit, and humbly and sincerely apologize for our inability to put out an all-new episode.  Though, if you haven't heard this yet... it's new to you!

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TAGS: Young Animal, DC Comics, 2010's, Special Presentation, Sorry!, Doom Patrol, Gerard Way, Nick Derington, Shade the Changing Girl, Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone

 

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 101 - Marvel Comics’ Age of Apocalypse Part Two: Astonishing X-Men #1 (and all the #1 issues!) (1995)

July 29, 2018

Greetings, fellow slaves of Apocalypse! In this episode, our cannon fodder Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) return to that dystopian dimension in part two of their look at the Marvel Comics event Age of Apocalypse from 1995! Concentrating on Astonishing X-Men #1 (March 1995) but covering each #1 issue of this event, including full creator and character biographies, our time-hopping duo attempt to weave this tale of what might have been--and may yet be!--if things aren't returned to normal. Tune in next week for more of this epic storyline that affected the X-Men forever! No, really!

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 100 - Marvel Comics’ Age of Apocalypse Part One: X-Men Alpha #1 (1995)

July 22, 2018

Hello, dwellers of an alternate dystopian future! In this Giant-Size episode, dimension-shunters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) check out Marvel Comics crossover so big, they'll need multiple parts to get through it! It's Age of Apocalypse, part one, specifically dealing with 1995's X-Men Alpha #1 by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Roger Cruz and Steve Epting! After laying down some substantial story groundwork, our pair dive right into biographies for all four creators that are directly involved in X-Men Alpha #1! After dissecting that issue to the last panel, our guys are pretty tuckered out, so they table further apocalyptic events until the next episode! You won't want to miss the first installment of this dimensionally-sneaky series!

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 99 - American Splendor #1 (1976)

July 15, 2018

Heya, fellow comics enthusiasts! In this episode, everymen Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) do a little gazing at someone else's navel when they read Harvey Pekar's American Splendor #1 from 1976! After some biographical information, peppered with lots of quotes from the subject himself, our pair go through every story in this 52-page anthology, providing information on all of the contributing artists (including Robert Crumb) as they go. Then, after a break, our eavesdroppers discuss the details and impact of American Splendor, and wrap up the life of Harvey Pekar as well. It's an episode packed with the mundanity of life, you don't want to miss it!

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BREAK: Harvey Pekar on Late Night with David Letterman, July 31, 1987 (snippet)

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 98 - Nightwing #93 (2004)

July 8, 2018

Hello! In this episode, our caring and compassionate comics readers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) tackle an uncomfortable subject when they read Devin Grayson and Patrick Zircher's Nightwing #93, published by DC Comics in 2004! After some biographical information and a little place-setting, the duo use their vocal stylings to read the entire issue. Then they look at the ciritical reaction to the book and some background information on Devin that might help explain--or illuminate the reasoning behind some of these story choices. After that, our rabble-rousers talk about some other coordinated fan responses to the comic book industry. And then some listener mail! It's a jam-packed episode that you may listen to only consensually.

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 97 - Young Romance #1 (1947)

July 1, 2018

Hello, romanticizers of four-color funnybooks! In this episode, love doctors Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) tackle the mysteries of love, when they read the first romance comic book ever published: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's Young Romance #1 from 1947! After the needed run-down on Jack and Joe, our heartstrong pair discuss the conditions that created the romance comic, and then read all four (or five?) stories contained within the first one--with special emphasis on "The Plight of the Suspicious Bridegroom" and its unconvential storytelling device. Then, after an informative break, our duo talk about other romance comics and why they practically vanished in the 1970s. All this, and some listener mail! This episode will surely make you swoon!

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BREAK: Coronet Presents "Are You Popular?" (1947) snippet  https://youtu.be/nyEo6hHnoq4

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 96 - Excalibur #1 (1988)

June 24, 2018

Cheerio, comics enthusiasts! In this episode, Anglophiles Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggie) head over to jolly old England when they read Chris Claremont and Alan Davis' Excalibur #1, published by Marvel Comics in 1988! After introducing the creators and the team of muties, they go through the entire issue, mangling all sorts of accents along the way. After a break, the blokes wrap up Claremont's and Davis' biographies, and then tell the tortured tale of Marvel's European publishing arm for many decades, Marvel UK! This episode is more filling than a steak and kidney pie, you don't want to miss it!

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BREAK: snippet of "Common British English Expressions" by ETJ English https://youtu.be/A6yqru8vdLw

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