Cosmic Treadmill ep. 71 - Star Brand #1 (1986)

December 31, 2017

Happy new year, happy New Universe! In this episode, space-cases Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) investigate the prolific and controversial life of one-time Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, when they read Star Brand #1 from 1986! There's a bio on penciller John Romita, Jr., and a bit of information on the rise and fall of Marvel's New Universe, but much of the episode is given over to Jim Shooter--his accomplishments, his failures, and his editorial philosophy! All of this culminates in some off-the-cuff ruminations and some listener mail. Enjoy!

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EVERYONE HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

BREAK: Creator Talks interviews Jim Shooter at Heroes Con 2017 (snippet) https://youtu.be/2uOFfRfmH4Y

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Real Comics History, ep. 7 - The Year in Comics 1962

December 28, 2017

Here it is, the final "Real Comics History" re-upload... in which we discuss 1962.  If you've enjoyed these episodes please let us know and we will try and make them a more regular feature!  Thanks!

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Originally aired in lieu of a Young Animal Segment during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode 122 (May 7, 2017)

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TAGS: real comics history, 1962, spider-man, marvel comics, wonder wart-hog

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 70 - Christmas With the Superheroes #1 (1988)

December 24, 2017

Happy holidays and season's greetings, everyone! In this episode, our resident grinches Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) shake their bellies like bowls full of jelly and get infused with the Christmas spirit when they read DC Comics' Christmas With the Superheroes #1 from 1988! After what they'd hoped would be truncated biographies for every creator on every story in this anthology, our comic book elves read through the entire issue in their impeccable squawky style. If you miss this particular hit of eggnog, you'll be placed on the Naughty List!

From Chris and Reggie, everyone have a happy and safe holiday! Thanks to everyone for listening!

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Check out Chris' longform review of this comic here! http://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/12/christmas-with-super-heroes-1-1988.html

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Real Comics History, ep. 6 - The Year in Comics 1954

December 21, 2017

1954... a year that changed comics forever!  Join Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) as they give a quick and dirty reminiscence of their five-part Weird Comics History series on the Comics Code Authority (Episodes 1-5, available in the archives!)... and chat up a bunch of other (less-noteworthy) comics biz events of the year.

There's also some at-the-time relevant Young Animal news (at 22:35)... which you're free to ignore!

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Originally Aired in lieu of a Young Animal Segment during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode 117 (April 2, 2017)

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TAGS: 1954, Real Comics History, Comics Code Authority, pop-culture history, comics history, seduction of the innocent, frederic wertham, batman, superman, wonder woman, william moulton marston, kefauver hearings, estes kefauver, william gaines, ec comics, dell comics, gold key comics, disney comics

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 69 - The Pro. (2002)

December 17, 2017

Step into our budoir, comics enthusiasts. In this sinfully sultry episode. Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) delve into the "bluer" side of funnybooks when they read Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, and Jimmy Palmiotti's prestige format The Pro. published by Image Comics in 2002! After some squeaky clean creator bios, and a downright pleasant review of the conditions at Image Comics that made this comic book possible, our intrepid but tepid explorers spelunk the seedy and slightly sticky pages of The Pro., with some dialogue altered to preserve decency. After revealing some thoughts on the book, there's a list of times characters did the nasty in mainstream comic books. It's an episode that will put your partner in the mood...to leave the room!

***WARNING: THIS EPISODE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN***

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Real Comics History, ep. 5 - The Year in Comics 1968

December 14, 2017

C'mon get happy everybody!  For this week's "classic" re-upload, flower children Reggie (@reggiereggie) and Chris (@acecomics) discuss the year in comics... 1968!  This isn't so much an "according to them" sorta show, considering that neither of the fellas had yet graced the planet with their presence... however, with the benefit of hindsight (and the internet) they break down all the big news in the comics biz.

What better way to prepare for this weekend's milestone 69th episode than discussing a year ending in 68?  Well, there's probably many better ways, but this is all we got!

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Originally aired in lieu of a Young Animal Segment during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode 110 (February 12, 2017)

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TAGS: Comics History, Silver-Age, 1960's, 1968, Vietnam, Underground Comix, Doom Patrol, Arnold Drake, Dick Giordano, comics distribution, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Tales of Suspense, Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish, Richard Nixon

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 68 - Spawn #1 (1992)

December 10, 2017

Hell...o, living comics enthusiasts! This week, our wicked hosts Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at the last of four launch titles when Image Comics opened for business in 1992: superstar artist Todd McFarlane's Spawn #1! After some author information, it's right into dissecting the issue, and the origin story for this rather...familiar character. Then, they talk about some of Todd's controversial public statements before closing out with a look at Todd the Toy Master, and a brief history of playtime! Plus: listener mail! You won't want to miss it!

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Cosmic Treadmill, Ep. 8 - Sugar and Spike #97

December 7, 2017

Welcome to the final "classic" Cosmic Treadmill, and what an episode to end on... Sugar & Spike.

Please enjoy an hour of baby talk... some of which actually comes from babies!

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Originally aired in segment form during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode 85 (August 21,2016)

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TAGS: DC Comics, cosmic treadmill, Sheldon Moldoff, Sugar & Spike, humor comics, comics history

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 67 - The New Defenders #126 (1983)

December 2, 2017

Greetings, comics enthusiasts! Our erstwhile heroes Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive into an unusal iteration of a unorthodox superhero team, when they read J.M DeMatteis and Alan Kupperberg's The New Defenders #126 from 1983! After the requisite author bios, they detail the history of the Defenders to 1983, then dissect the issue in their inimitable way. Then, more about the Defenders (including something about a Netflix show) and a list of radio, television and movie adaptations of comics that eventually informed the source material! It's going to be balls-to-the-wall, bickering action, so don't miss it!

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Thanks to Joe Crawford for the suggestion!

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