Cosmic Treadmill, Ep. 9 - Sandman #6 “24 Hours” (1989)

November 30, 2017

It's just another day in the lives of some diner patrons... or so they thought.  Join Reggie (@reggiereggie) and Chris (@acecomics) as they pop in on this greasy spoon for a cuppa joe... only to find themselves trapped there with a decidedly more disturbing Doctor Destiny!

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll probably cry some more!  24 Hours never went so fast!

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Originally aired in segment form during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode #86 (August 28, 2016)

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TAGS: Sandman, 1989, Vertigo, pre-Vertigo, DC Comics, Neil Gaiman

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Weird Comics History, Episode 24: The Fifth Week

November 28, 2017

Where is my Pet-er Park-er
Where is my Justice Leeeeague
Where is my Un-canny X-Men
Where have all the cah-mics gooone?

Well, gentle listener... if you have a calendar handy, you'll know that we're currently in the final week of a month that has FIVE Wednesdays!  That puts us in the sticky-wicket known as a "fifth week".  Not much on the racks this week unless you've got your eye on an overpriced (and likely underwhelming) Annual... or perhaps you're one of the "lucky ones", and your favorite titles are running late and are scheduled this week!  Either way, if you're a fan of the "big two", it's slim pickins on the "New Release Wall".

During this re-purposed episode we'll tell you all about why such a phenomenon exists, and chat about all the ways in which the big two tried to do damage control over through the years... and have a heckuva good time doing it!  Join us, won't you?

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Originally aired in lieu of a Young Animal Spotlight during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode #126 (June 4, 2017).

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TAGS: Weird Comics History, Fifth Week

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 66 - The Death of Superman, Part 4 - Reign of the Supermen II and the Return of Superman! (1994)

November 26, 2017

Welcome back from the birthing matrix, listeners! This week, Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) conclude their celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Superman by detailing the final issues leading to Superman: The Man of Steel #25--Superman's rebirth! And we don't mean Rebirth! After some quickie creator bios for the new faces in this episode, they careen through the many Superman group comics involved here--and one Green Lantern comic, besides! Then, after wrapping up biographies for the core Superman creative team and some more about the characters seen in this epic, our narrators talk about their memories of this comic book event, and essentially "wing it" with hopefully entertaining results! You'll feel like a new person after hearing this unforgettable episode!

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Cosmic Treadmill, Ep. 2 - Action Comics #252 (First Supergirl!)

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

This time out we're reuploading our second ever Cosmic Treadmill episode... where we chat all about our favorite Kryptonian orphan, Supergirl!

We laugh... and we cry, as we recount a very traumatic few days in the life of Kara Zor-El... join us, won't you?

**SALTY LANGUAGE WARNING**

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POLL Results:

33% - Sandman #6 (24 Hours)

58% - Action Comics #252

9% - Poor ol' Sugar and Spike #97

From 24 votes.  Thanks everyone who took part!

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TAGS: Action Comics, 1959, Supergirl, Otto Binder, Al Plastino, DC Comics, Superman, Krypton, Super-Powered Orphans and the cousins who abandon them

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 65 - The Death of Superman, Part 3: Reign of the Supermen (1993)

November 19, 2017

Hello again, friends! In this episode, Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) return to their 25th Anniversary celebration of the DC Comics event "The Death of Superman" with a look at 1993's "Reign of the Supermen," which ran through Action Comics #687, Superman: The Man of Steel #22, Superman #78, and Adventures of Superman #501--four comic books which were all released on the same day! After introducing some new creators and describing two related comics that came out during a three-month Superman publishing hiatus, they dissect each issue in their usual style. After a little discussion of their memories of reading this series as it came out, our pair look at other times heroes had to be replaced by understudies! It's an episode jam-packed with returns!

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BREAK: "Harlan Ellison's Watching" episode 3 from 1993 https://youtu.be/SgAXCT99m0M

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Cosmic Treadmill, Ep. 4 - The World of Krypton (1979)

November 16, 2017

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to... ask the Matricomp if a certain pair of Kryptonians ought to be wed!

During this Cosmic Treadmill Classic Co-head-ushers, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) keep their peepers perked for Bronze-Age wedding crashers when Jor-El decides to make an honest woman out of Lara.

Whattaya mean "That's not the way I remember The World of Krypton going!"?  Well, that's because we're not reading that one... but it'll get a mention!

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Issues requested by Freni Sillona.  Thanks Freni!

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Originally aired in segment form during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode 81 (July 24, 2016)

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POLL Results:

31% - Sandman #6 (24 Hours)

46% - World of Krypton (1979)

23% - Sugar and Spike #97

From 35 Votes!  Thanks to all who voted and shared!

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TAGS: The World of Krypton, not the John Byrne one, the Paul Kupperberg one, 1979, 1970's comics, pre-Crisis, arranged marriages, Superman, Howard Chaykin, matricomp, Jor-El, Lara

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 64 - The Death of Superman, Part 2: Funeral For a Friend

November 12, 2017

Greetings, fellow mourners. In this episode, pallbearers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) somberly detail the second chapter in the Death of Superman saga, 1992-93's Funeral For a Friend by DC Comics! After some recap, they describe Justice League America #70, which came out the same day as Superman #75 and served as a bridge into the eight-issue Funeral For a Friend series! And when those details are done, the show wraps up with some other funnybook funerals through the years. This episode puts the "fun" in "funeral!"

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BREAK: Cable report on Mid Ohio Con 1992 and the Death of Superman https://youtu.be/tNJTdhLSIjo

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Cosmic Treadmill, ep 1: Booster Gold #1 (1986)

November 9, 2017

Reading a comic book... then discussing it on the air, how hard could that be?

Well, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) found out the first couple of times they tried recording this... without anything resembling a script or shownotes!  Fortunately, gentle listener... that's not the version you're going to be (hopefully) downloading today.

In this, the VERY FIRST episode of the Cosmic Treadmill, the guys discuss the first appearance of DC Comics' first post-Crisis Superhero (or is he?) Booster Gold, created by Chris' very good friend Dan Jurgens (I hear they once took a picture together... just ask Chris, he'll tell ya!).

It's a fun-filled half-hour of 80's excess... fashion... pop-culture... and horrible impressions of cultural icons Yakov Smirnoff and Balki Bartokomous.  Also, Booster Gold's in there somewhere!  Listen in and see how far we've (hopefully) come!

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Twitter Poll Results:

15% - Sandman #6 (24 Hours)

58% - Booster Gold #1 (1986)

27% - The World of Krypton (1979)

From 53 votes!  Thank you to everyone who voted and shared!

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Originally aired in segment form during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode #78 (July 3, 2016)

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TAGS: Booster Gold, 1986, DC Comics, Dan Jurgens, Crisis on Infinite Earths

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 63 - The Death of Superman, Part 1

November 5, 2017

Greetings, comics enthusiasts! To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark event, our pallbearers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive deep into DC Comics' Death of Superman from 1992! After providing some context for the series by describing its contributing factors, and an exhaustive look at the many creators involved in this story, they break down every comic book leading up to Superman's demise in the landmark issue Superman vol. 2 #75, which gets their special attention. Then our grief-stricken duo get down to brass tacks and talk about the dollar values of these comics today, and discuss several other times Superman has departed this mortal coil throughout his existence. It's an action-packed adventure that ends with tragedy, a deal you won't get this side of Shakespeare!

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BREAK: Headline News: On the Death of Superman (CNN, 1992)

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Cosmic Treadmill, Ep. 6 - Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore!

November 2, 2017

In this very special re-upload, junior geologists Reggie (@reggiereggie) and Chris (@acecomics) talk a lot about... sand!  Sand Supermen in fact... when they cover the classic Denny O'Neil and Curt Swan story we now refer to as Kryptonite Nevermore!  They chat about each issue... however, this comes from a time before they discovered their love of (and indisputable talent for) voice-acting... so it's on the brief side.  They wrap up their discussion by looking at the times where DC saw fit to send Superman back into the sandbox, and even address some Death of Superman related fan (and Wizard Magazine) theories!  It's a good time as always, so check it out!

 

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Originally aired as a segment during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast #83 (August 7, 2016)

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TAGS: Superman, DC Comics, Bronze-Age Comics, 1970's, Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, Jerry Ordway, Walt Simonson, Kryptonite

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