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Morituri Mondays, Episode 20 - Strikeforce: Morituri #20 (7/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 20 - Strikeforce: Morituri #20 (7/88)

June 1, 2020

The moment is finally upon us... today's episode is our deep-dive on Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson's final issue of Strikeforce: Morituri... and, friends they are leaving us on one amazing high-note!  Fates are sealed, and questions are answered... you won't wanna miss this one!

Also: Whatever happened to The Young Astronauts?  A piece of lost-media on multiple fronts!  What the heck is a Lane Mastodon... and why are his stories so slow?  Tic-Tac Cocktails, sticky fingers, The Elvis Files, and finally, our pitch for Strikeforce: Morituri - The Soap Opera!

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Visual Aids for this episode (Including some Lane Mastodon Comics!):

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Your July, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Blackthorn, Scatterbrain, Toxyn, Hardcase, Brava, Backhand, Silencer, Shear

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15), Scaredycat (#19)

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 1: Variant Covers

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 1: Variant Covers

May 31, 2020

Hello Friends,

Over the course of the next few months, I will be sharing our formerly Patreon-exclusive content to the main Chris and Reggie feed.  We're going to start with the first episode of Comix Tawk... which was more or less, Reggie and I committing some of our Pre-Treadmill warm-up chatter to properly recorded audio.

For our first exclusive outing, we discussed the contentious and controversial topic of comics book variant covers... the glut, the exploitation, and how they're affecting the comics industry and retailers.

I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane... and, please look forward to more.

Originally Released: November 1, 2018

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Reggie and Me - The First Weird Comics History

Reggie and Me - The First Weird Comics History

May 26, 2020

Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing the story of how Reggie got me into podcasting... and discussing our first outing of Weird Comics History.

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May 16, 2020
Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 35: Crimson Avenger #1 (1988)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 35: Crimson Avenger #1 (1988)

May 13, 2020

Welcome back!

Continuing our look at some lesser-discussed Weird Comics History, today we're going to discuss the 1988 Crimson Avenger mini-series from DC Comics... with a particular focus on why you're unlikely to see it reprinted or made available digitally any time soon.

Also, how a story behind the story led to a seemingly innocent Cap's Hobby Hints strip in the pages of Christmas With the Superheroes #1 (1988)... and what it was actually (in part) referring to!

Fair Warning: This episode concerns some darker and more salacious material than usual...

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Original Post w/visual aids: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2020/03/crimson-avenger-1-1988.html

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 19 - Strikeforce: Morituri #19 (6/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 19 - Strikeforce: Morituri #19 (6/88)

May 11, 2020

Welcome, friends... to the penultimate issue of the Peter B. Gillis/Brent Anderson run of Strikeforce: Morituri.  As this Sword of Damocles hangs over your humbles hosts' heads... we will endeavor as ever...  to keep our respective chins up!

In today's issue, the Strikeforce gets its first actual field leader in quite some time... and, it's probably not who you're expecting (if, in fact, you're expecting anybody at all!).  Today's mission... a trip to the Serengeti, not all of our recruits will make it home from this one!  Also: Ever wonder what happened to Aline?  Well, we're about to find out!  Also, what was up with Will last issue... and some of the cryptic things he said?  Yep, most'a that's here too!

Plus: Normal nonsense... including memories of taping everything we could off television, being taught by one of The Beatles to eat our pizza "crust first", Bert Convy's sometimes 'fro, comic book pet-peeves, and finally a decent Pro-File when editor, Jim Salicrup takes the wheel!

All'at and much, much more!

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Your June, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Blackthorn, Scaredycat, Scatterbrain, Toxyn, Hardcase, Brava, Backhand, Silencer, Shear

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15)

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 34: Leonard the Duck??? (1996)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 34: Leonard the Duck??? (1996)

May 7, 2020

Welcome friends, to the long-awaited... well, long "in the works" 34th Episode of Chris is on Infinite Earths!

After a few minutes of "housekeeping", we dive into some Weird Comics History, in the form of the Great Ducknapping of 1996!  We discuss the plot hatched by Steve Gerber and Erik Larsen to swipe Howard the Duck from Marvel Comics... and, in so doing, check out Spider-Man Team-Up #5 from Marvel, Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck #1 from Image, and... in order to tie it all in with the blog's DC-Only mandate, the Nevada short story from Vertigo Winter's Edge #2 (1999).

In addition, we'll talk about some of the fall-out from this stunt via some snippets of Sean Howe's Marvel: The Untold Story... as well as consider its unmet potential insofar as opening up some much-needed discussion in the comics industry.  It's a story of intrigue, petulance, and collateral damage... you won't wanna miss it!

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Original Post: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2020/03/vertigo-winters-edge-2-nevada-1999.html

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 18 - Strikeforce: Morituri #18 (5/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 18 - Strikeforce: Morituri #18 (5/88)

May 4, 2020

Welcome back, Recruits!

This time out, our main man Will Deguchi takes center stage.  He's a changed man since his run-in with the Morituri Monsters, and appears to have immeasurably more (and less) control over his mental projection powers.  What could it mean to a team with a death sentence, when one of their own might just know who's next to perish?  Many questions are raised in this one, really setting the stage for the next chapter(s) in the (truncated) lives of our heroes!

Also: The faaaaar-out Pro-File of Michael Higgins, our pitch for the Strikeforce: Morituri Saturday Morning cartoon series, a discussion on getting scammed over the mail, and much, much more!  It's the most fun you can legally have on a Monday, please consider joining us for the ride!

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Your May, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Blackthorn, Scaredycat, Scatterbrain, Toxyn, Hardcase, Brava, Backhand, Silencer, Shear

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15)

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From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast, Episode 2 - November, 1991

From Claremont to Claremont: An X-Men Podcast, Episode 2 - November, 1991

May 2, 2020

Welcome back, X-Perts... to the second episode of FROM CLAREMONT TO CLAREMONT: AN X-MEN PODCAST!

For our "difficult second album", we're looking at everything X with a November, 1991 cover-date!  We'll be meeting the man called Bishop, learning about what Moira MacTaggert did to Magneto during his babyhood, learning the fate(s) of Jamie Madrox, finding out who blew up the Excalibur bathroom, bidding a certain Toddster adieu from Marvel Comics... and much, much more!  It's another long one, we hope you packed a lunch (and dinner)!

Also: All ten of your hosts will be put through the grueling "Pod-File" questionnaire... will any of them survive the experience?  Well, yeah... after all, it's just a bunch of silly questions.

We hope you enjoy!

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TIMESTAMPS:

00:00:23 - Introduction

00:08:10 - X-Men (vol.2) #2 w/Jody (@regalfan) & Chris

01:35:27 - Uncanny X-Men #282 w/Billy (@Billyd_licious) & Chris

02:12:07 - X-Factor #72 w/Jeremiah (@bigox737) & Chris

03:36:15 - Spider-Man #16 & X-Force #4 w/Chris (@Charlton_Hero) & Chris

05:20:44 - Excalibur #43-44 w/Jesse (@stiznarkey & @sourcematcast) & Chris

06:41:02 - Wolverine #48 w/Joe (@IowasJoe) & Chris

07:41:02 - Alpha Flight #102 w/Sean (@Sean42AZ) & Chris

08:46:09 - Marvel Comics Presents #88-89 w/Walt (@waltkneeland) & Chris

09:59:28 - X-Bits from Wizard: The Guide to Comics #3 w/Adam (@hojukoolander) & Chris

11:18:00 - Outro

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Links!

Billy: https://magazinesandmonsters.com/ https://krakathoom.podbean.com/

Jeremiah: https://comicscomicscomics.blog/

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Jesse: https://www.facebook.com/sourcematerialpodcast/ 

Joe: http://www.dcnoisepodcast.com/

Sean: https://www.pulp2pixel.com/

Walt: https://comicreviewsbywalt.wordpress.com/

Adam: https://theretronetwork.com/category/podcasts/wizards/

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TAGS: Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, John Byrne, Whilce Portacio, Peter David, Larry Stroman, Todd McFarlane, Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld, Alan Davis, Larry Hama, Marc Silvestri, Scott Lobdell, Tom Morgan, Marvel, Marvel Comics, 1990's, Comics, Comic Books

Morituri Mondays, Episode 17 - Strikeforce: Morituri #17 (4/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 17 - Strikeforce: Morituri #17 (4/88)

April 27, 2020

Monsters walk among us!  Well, sorta... maybe "Monsters strapped to tables are upon us" might be more accurate a description.

Whatever the case, it's here where we'll all see what might happen when Dr. Tuolema is removed from his careful position of Morituri-Maker.  We're in for high drama and an absolute roller-coaster ride of emotions this time out folks!

Also: The FINAL chapter for our Morituri Mondays Recruits!  Who will survive?  How does their story end?

Plus: The usual nonsense, including a particularly irritating Bob Harras Pro-File, a discussion about obscure media, and an attempt by your hosts to get their High School Diplomas!  You won't wanna miss it!

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Your April, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Blackthorn, Scaredycat, Scatterbrain, Toxyn, Hardcase, Brava, Backhand, Silencer, Shear

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15)

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