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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 141 - William Shatner’s TekWorld #1 (1992)

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 141 - William Shatner’s TekWorld #1 (1992)

May 19, 2019

Hello, comics enthusiasts! In this episode, tekheads Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive into the world of the future...which would actually be somewhat close to the present, when we read William Shatner's TekWorld #1 by Ron Goulart and Lee Sullivan, published by Marvel Comics, through their Epic imprint, in 1992! After some biographical information about Goulart, Sullivan, and Shatner, the voice androids read every futuristic page of the issue. Then, they talk about what happened with the rest of the TekWar property, including the desktop video game and trading cards that came with it. The episode wraps up with a look at William Shatner's music career, and how he learned to embrace his fans! It's a Shatner-filled episode, you don't wanna miss it!

Thanks to Mark Jager for suggesting the comic book!

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 17: ElfQuest 25th Anniversary (2003)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 17: ElfQuest 25th Anniversary (2003)

May 15, 2019

Shade and Sweet Water, Everybody! 

This time out Chris (@acecomics) shares his extended comic book "secret origin", which started with a peek at two particular pages of the ElfQuest Gatherum!  This will be an especially "Christory-heavy" installment, with stories of my time with ElfQuest, my first visit to a comic book specialty store and subsequent first trip to the back-issue bins... also: the revelation that trade paperbacks were very expensive!

Had a great time reliving "The memories that made a Fan out of Chris"!  I hope you'll enjoy hearing all about 'em!

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Original Discussion Piece:

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/02/elfquest-25th-anniversary-special-2003.html

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Read ElfQuest (for free!) Here:

http://elfquest.com/read/digitalEQ.html

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HOT TAKE: The Letters Page of Action Comics Weekly #613 (1988), with thoughts on ACW #601-602... featuring an appearance by The Mad Maple!

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 140 - Star Wars: Dark Empire #1 (1991)

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 140 - Star Wars: Dark Empire #1 (1991)

May 12, 2019

Hello, Rebel scum! In this episode, Jedi-curious Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive back into the world of Star Wars comic books when they read Dark Empire #1 by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy, published by Dark Horse Comics in 1991! After the biographical information, our tie-fighter pilots look at the hand-off of licensing from Marvel to Dark Horse, and set the stage for the book to follow. After the issue, our soothsayers tell the rest of the story, and detail all the Star Wars comics ever published by Dark Horse! It's a long list, so may the force...of caffeine be with you!

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Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 15 - The Great Marvel Exodus

Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 15 - The Great Marvel Exodus

May 8, 2019

Hey folks! In this episode, Reggie (@reggiereggie) looks at an article from Comic Book Artist #7, compiled by Chris Knowles titled "The Great Marvel Exodus." Normally, the number of creators that left in the late 1970s is attributed to Jim Shooter's promotion to Editor-in-Chief, but after reading these recollections by the actual creators in question, we see that things are not so cut-and-dry. It's another unsolicited promotion for TwoMorrows Publishing, so be sure to head over to twomorrows.com and check 'em out!

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 139 - Blackest Night #1 (2009)

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 139 - Blackest Night #1 (2009)

May 5, 2019

Hello, living comics enthusiasts! In this episode, as part of this year's #JLMay event, Black Lanterns Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) take a look at the first issue of Geoff Johns' and Ivan Reis' Blackest Night series, published in 2009 by DC Comics! After some biographical information, the heart-eating pair describe how the Green Lanterns title got to this point, then they jump right into every acrid, viscous page of the comic in question! After a break, they talk about the other shows involved in the #JLMay event, and read a little bit of listener mail! This may be the last podcast you ever listen to, you don't want to miss it!

Check out these other fine shows as part of the #JLMay event!

  • The Podcast of Oa - Blackest Night #0 and Green Lantern #43 blogofoa.com/the-podcast-of-oa
  • The Idol-Head of Diablou - Blackest Night #2 and Green Lantern (vol.4) #44 idol-head.blogspot.com
  • The Fire & Water Podcast - Blackest Night #3 fireandwaterpodcast.com
  • Head Speaks - Blackest Night #4 head.headspeaks.com
  • Coffee & Comics Podcast - Blackest Night #5 coffeeandcomicspodcast.blogspot.com
  • Longbox Crusade - Blackest Night #6 longboxcrusade.com
  • The LanternCast - Blackest Night #7 and #8, and Green Lantern (vol.4) #52 lanterncast.com
  • Waiting for Doom - Doom Patrol (vol. 5) #4 and #5 waitingfordoom.podbean.com
  • Task Force X - Suicide Squad #67, and Secret Six #17-#18 taskforcex.headspeaks.com
  • Justice’s First Dawn - Justice League of America (vol.2) #38-#40 classicjla.podbean.com
  • Coffee & Comics Podcast - Adventure Comics (vol.2) #4-#7, and Untold Tales of the Blackest Night #1 coffeeandcomicspodcast.blogspot.com
  • Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour - Starman (vol.2) #81 starman-manhunter.headspeaks.com
  • Doctor DC Podcast - Booster Gold (vol.2) #26-#27 doctordcpodcast.ca
  • Birds of Prey Podcast - Blackest Night: JSA miniseries, issues #1-#3 player.fm/series/the-birds-of-prey-podcast

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 16: Laurel & Hardy #1 (1972)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 16: Laurel & Hardy #1 (1972)

May 1, 2019

Well, here's another nice mess we've gotten ourselves into!

This time out, Chris (@acecomics) discusses a strange little offering from DC Comics in the early-70's... the one-and-only issue of (Larry Harmon's) LAUREL & HARDY.  Before getting into the comic itself, I share with you my affection for the old comedy team, how I first "met" them, and my many (mostly failed) attempts to record as many of their shorts and films as possible during my youth.  "The Boys" have always been important to me, and despite the issue being a bit "ehh", I'm so pleased to get the opportunity to chat about this topic.

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HOT TAKE: The (overly... almost suspiciously, positive) letters page of Action Comics Weekly #612 (1988), reflecting on more thoughts on the Weekly-Rebranding of the long-running title.

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Original Discussion Piece: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2018/07/laurel-and-hardy-1-1972.html

The Artful Antics of Laurel & Hardy: http://www.lulu.com/shop/antony-mitchell-waite-and-joanne-mitchell-waite/the-artful-antics-of-laurel-hardy/paperback/product-20979020.html

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 138 - Action #37 (1976)

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 138 - Action #37 (1976)

April 28, 2019

'Ello, Limeys! In this episode, Anglophiles Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at a comic book so nasty, it was banned in the United Kingdom: Action #37, published by IPC in 1976! After some information about the people who made this comic and just what the heck it is about, graduates of the Winona Ryder Acting Society go through every brutal story in this crazy weekly comic book, doing their best to provide some color to the commentary. After a break, they talk about what happened to the folks from Action, and look at some movies made illegal in the United Kingdom and labeled "video nasties" in the early days of the VCR. This episode is more dire than an encounter with Hook Jaw, you don't want to miss it!

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Cosmic Treadmill Special: Sandman Universe “Gatherum”, Episode 5

Cosmic Treadmill Special: Sandman Universe “Gatherum”, Episode 5

April 25, 2019

Hello Dreamers!

After a couple of weeks away (we're catching up to the "now" too quickly!), the Sandman Universe Gatherum returns with all of it's spectacular sleepiness.  This time out, we (assume) we're wrapping up the first arcs for House of Whispers and the flagship of the imprint, The Dreaming.  Lucifer and Tim Hunter join in on the fun too!

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Today's discussions originally aired in segment form during the following episodes of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast:

Episode 212 (01.27.2019) - Lucifer (vol.3) #4

Episode 213 (02.03.2019) - Books of Magic (vol.3) #4 (originally a Patreon-Only Segment!)

Episode 214 (02.10.2019) - The Dreaming #6

Episode 215 (02.17.2019) - House of Whispers #6

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Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 13 - Not Brand Echh!

Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 13 - Not Brand Echh!

April 24, 2019

Hey, comicskateers! In this episode, the fershlugginer Reggie (@reggieregge) reads the beginning of an article written by Roy Thomas for Alter Ego magazine #95 (July 2010), all about the origins of Marvel Comics' self-parody series, "Not" Brand Echh! There's lots of theretofore-untold information about this humor comic book, as well as Reggie's lamentations that the industry doesn't seem to be having as much fun anymore. Who says a podcast has to be good?

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