Weird Comics History, ep. 29 - Exploring the Mysteries of Miracleman (Marvelman), Part Three

April 17, 2018

Order in the court!  (Ham and Cheese)

For their final installment of "Exploring the Mysteries of Miracleman", your favorite legal eagles Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) don their long robes and powdered wigs and do their darnedest to figure out just who owns Marvelman!

They will discuss the wheelings and dealings of one Spawny fellow... and spend far too much time discussing the characters of Angela, Cogliostro, and Medieval Spawn... but they promise it all (mostly) fits the story.

Overall, it's an hour and change of audio likely to make you even more curious and confused about Marvelman, and just how his story finally "shook out".

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TAGS: Marvelman, Miracleman, Marvel Comics, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham, Todd McFarlane, Eclipse Comics, MasterMan, Mick Anglo, Emotiv, Scenes a Faire, uncopyrightability, Angela, Medievel Spawn, Cogliostro, Spawn, Man of Miracles, Grant Morrison, Joe Quesada

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 86 - Quantum and Woody #1 & #2 (1997)

April 15, 2018

Greetings, comics enthusiasts! This week, the original "Odd Couple"* Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) check out the first two issues of another mismatched pair of knuckleheads, Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright's Quantum and Woody from 1997! After the creator bios, they go through every pages of issues #1 and #2, chuckling all the way. There's also a history of how Acclaim Entertainment acquired Valiant Comics and created the line that would host this series, all the way to the company's eventual bankruptcy. Then, a list of some of Acclaim's not-so-acclaimed video games and poorly-planned marketing schemes! All that, plus some listener mail, it's more fun than a dungeon full of minibosses!

*Except for that other Odd Couple, the play by Neil Simon that was actually the original

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Weird Comics History, ep 28 - Exploring the Mysteries of Marvelman… Miracleman, Part Two

April 10, 2018

There comes a time when everybody has to leave home... and that's no different for our new friend Marvelman, who, during this episode makes the trek across the Atlantic, and starts getting published stateside by Eclipse Comics.  Not before a little tweak in his title though.

For their middle installment of Exploring the Mysteries of MarveREDACTED... let's try that again.  Exploring the Mysteries of MarREDACTED.  Hmm... okay, we'll do it their way... For this installment of Exploring the Mysteries of Miracleman, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) discuss more growing pains than a house full of Seavers when they continue their long-form look at our Kimota-shouting hero.  This week they will set the stage for the domestic (if you live in the United States) arrival (and sorta-kinda revival) of Miracleman... and briefly discuss the remaining Alan Moore run as well as the still unfinished Neil Gaiman run.

Then... they start getting into the nitty-gritty, and really the "meat and potatoes" of any real Miracleman discussion... the rights!  Welcome to the story, Mr. McFarlane... hope you survive the experience!

Next week we will do our best to "tie a bow" on Miracleman, his story, and the creative forces all vying for ownership!

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TAGS: Alan Moore, Alan Davis, Rick Veitch, John Totleben, Chuck Beckum, Chuck Austen, Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham, Eclipse Comics, Cat Yronwood, Todd McFarlane, Beau Smith, Spawn, Hellspawn, Brian Michael Bendis

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 85 - Weird Western Tales #12 (1972)

April 8, 2018

Git along, little doggies! In this episodes, cowpokes Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dip their toes into the genre of Western Comics, when they read DC Comics' Weird Western Tales #12 from 1972! Concentrating on the first story, "Promise to a Princess!" featuring Jonah Hex, they still give biographical information for each creator involved in this anthology comic book, and detail every story therein. Then, after a break, the intrepid frontiersmen look at the history of Jonah Hex, and then America's Old West in total. They wrap things up by dispelling some of the Old West's most enduring myths. This episode is more fun than firing a six-shooter at a plugged nickel, you don't want to miss it!

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BREAK: A clip from A Fistfull of Dollars, 1967

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Weird Comics History, ep. 27 - Exploring the Mysteries of Marvelman, Part One

April 3, 2018

You ever have a Dream of Flying?  Join Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) as they dive deep into the world of Marvelman.  From his humble beginnings as a British replacement for a certain Big Red Cheese, to the stories people actually care about (ie. those written by Alan Moore, er we mean "The Original Writer".

We will be sharing this crazy story over the next three installments.  This time around you will be introduced to the reasons behind Marvelman's creation, we'll introduce you to his creator Mick Anglo... and discuss the move from Silver Age silliness to cynical 80's grittiness (including a purposely brief synopsis of the WARRIOR Magazine run... because we really don't want to "spoil" that for our dear listeners).

It's a fun-filled hour of chatter... and we don't even get to the lawsuit yet!  The... other lawsuit... the other, other lawsuit.

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TAGS: Marvelman, Miracleman, Alan Moore, Dez Skinn, Mick Anglo, Garry Leach, Alan Davis, Quality Comics, L. Miller & Sons, Warrior Magazine, Captain Marvel, Superman, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, Fawcett Comics, Weird Comics History, Comic Book History, Golden Age Comics, Silver Age Comics, Dr. Gargunza, Young Nastyman

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 84 - Superman Meets the Quik Bunny (1987)

April 1, 2018

Happy Pesach! In today's episode, our qlubhouse qharacters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) investigate the mysteries of Easter--after reading Superman Meets the Quik Bunny by Mike Carlin, Carmine Infantino, and Dick Giordano from 1987! After some short biographical information for everyone, including "Quicky" the Quik mascot himself, our chocoloate milkoholics read the entire issue, spoiling even the puzzles for the uninitiated. Following a commercial break, it's time for the true story of Easter--which may not be the story you're thinking of! A run-down of the Quik Bunny's other comic book appearances and some listener mail rounds out this episode that is more fun than a basket of colored eggs.

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