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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 13: “DC Comics’ Rumored 5G Reboot”

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 13: “DC Comics’ Rumored 5G Reboot”

August 9, 2020

Hey folks!  In a wildly outdated episode Chris and Reggie get frank about... well, a comics industry rumor. It's nothing we would cover on the main show--heck, we weren't even sure it was going to happen as described in the comics' media! Thankfully it didn't!  But we still had our opinions about it, boy howdy, Have a listen to 'em!

I'd like the listeners to know that this was the final bit of audio Reggie and I ever recorded together... I truly hope you enjoy it.

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 24 - Strikeforce: Morituri #24 (12/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 24 - Strikeforce: Morituri #24 (12/88)

August 3, 2020

Remember that beacon that Dr. Tuolema set off in the very last pages of the Gillis & Anderson run?  Did you think our new creative team was just going to let that fall by the wayside?  Well... so did we.  Thankfully, that wasn't the case... and here is where those chickens will start coming home to roost!

Strikeforce: Morituri #24 is another solid issue of the post-G&A run... and we hope you'll decide to give it a try (or, a retrial, as it were).  We've got new aliens, new recruits, and a new direction... that doesn't outright contradict the old one.  All that, and the (brief) return of... Will DeGuchi!  What more could we ask for... well, besides Gillis and Anderson, of course.

Also: Discussions of ninjas, Airwolf, bubble gum and a whole lot more!

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Your December, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Scatterbrain (?), Brava, Shear, Scanner, Revenge

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15), Scaredycat (#19), Blackthorn (#20), Toxyn (#21), Backhand (#22), Hardcase (#23), Silencer (#23)

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 12: “The Softening of Comic Book Villainry”

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 12: “The Softening of Comic Book Villainry”

August 2, 2020

Hello all of you mind-bendingly supportive and good-looking listeners!

First thing: we know "villainry" isn't a real word. In this episode, we're talking about how comic book villains, once wholly evil and without origin stories, have become more relatable and "humanized" over time--to the point that it's tough to tell which are the heroes and which are the villains in some of today's comic books! We have our own opinions, but we'd love to hear yours. Let us know what you think!

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 37: Big Daddy Danger #1 (2002)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 37: Big Daddy Danger #1 (2002)

July 31, 2020

Big Daddy Danger, what's that?  Well, it's a little discussed/little known DC Comic about a superhero professional wrestler.  Why are we talking about it?  Well, how else would I be able to shoe-horn a conversation about my own life and times as a professional wrestler... for about six months or so.

It's a story of stupidity, obsession, and putting oneself in very dangerous situations... after that, there's also a comic to talk about!

Trigger Warning: Part of this episode ventures into some darker-than-expected territory... which I did not anticipate when I started recording.

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Original Post (w/visual aids):

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/11/big-daddy-danger-1-2002.html

WCW Worldwide Marvel vs. WCW Post:

https://wcwworldwide.com/2016/05/marvel-vs-wcw-comic-art/

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 23 - Strikeforce: Morituri #23 (11/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 23 - Strikeforce: Morituri #23 (11/88)

July 27, 2020

Could it be... that Strikeforce: Morituri has returned to form?  An issue of the post-Gillis/Anderson run that didn't make us want to run for the hills???  Well, believe it, friends... because we have a heck of an issue to chat about today!

If you dropped this show like you dropped this book back in 1988... we humbly ask you to give this new creative team a try along with us!  We don't think you'll regret it!

Today we have corporate and political intrigue, Morituri-adult-fun-time, and an examination of what it might mean for Earth-1287 now that conscription (which we might've called "transcription" a few times during the episode) appears to be a viable option for the Paideia!

Also, all the usual nonsense... including a fun Pro-File for Editor/Colorist Gregory Wright, and some odd advertisements where we discuss mail-away action figures, CDs for pennies scams, and that time the current President of the United States shilled for M&M's???

We hope you join us and enjoy!  Spread the word!

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Your November, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Scatterbrain (?), Hardcase, Brava, Silencer, Shear, Scanner, Revenge

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15), Scaredycat (#19), Blackthorn (#20), Toxyn (#21), Backhand (#22)

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 11: “Teen Titans, the Early Years”

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 11: “Teen Titans, the Early Years”

July 26, 2020

Hey Gang!

 

Have a title-specific installment of Comix Tawk to share this week... which was meant to be the first episode of a multi-part series wherein we discussed the lives and times of the Teen Titans.

 

Rather than referring to this as a "Part One", we will just look at it as our look at "The Early Years" of that team we enjoy so much.

 

Any memories of the Titans?  New?  Teen?  Team?  Lemme know, I always love chatting about 'em!

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 36: Batman #458 (1991)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 36: Batman #458 (1991)

July 24, 2020

Hi Everybody!

 

Chris is on Infinite Earths returns after an extended hiatus to discuss a very interesting issue of Batman... featuring a strange fellow who would linger in the background for years to come.

 

This episode includes an extended introduction with a lot of housekeeping, Q&A, and introspection... which, if that ain't your thing and you'd still like to hear me drone on about Batman and Harold, feel free to hop to around the 45-46 minute mark of the show.

 

The inspiration to discuss this issue in particular has to do with "schoolyard myths" and local urban legends... a topic I enjoy quite a bit.  Join me to learn all about the Diaperman of Oakdale... and the most dread Sayville Skate Rats!

 

I'd love to hear and discuss some of your local legends!  If you've got any, please reach out!

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Original Post w/visual aids: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2018/11/batman-458-1991.html

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 22 - Strikeforce: Morituri #22 (10/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 22 - Strikeforce: Morituri #22 (10/88)

July 20, 2020

Welcome Back, Recruits!

This time out, and after a little time away... we kick off "Season Three" of Morituri Mondays!  We open with a bit of an explanation/apology for the lack of new episodes over the past couple of months... and then hop right on into our Morituri Action!  We got us a little ditty, 'bout Jack and Diane... err, Janet and Dan... two 'Merican kids growin' up in the Horde Land.

All the usual nonsense you've come to expect from Morituri Mondays is included as well, including a very off-putting, unfunny, and frustrating Pro-File of Terry Kavanagh... and more Speedball than you can shake a stick at, unless of course we were doing a Speedball-centric Podcast!

We hope you'll join us for the fun... and thank you for sticking with us during these odd times!

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Your October, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Scatterbrain (?), Hardcase, Brava, Backhand, Silencer, Shear

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4), Vyking (#6), Marathon (#12), Adept (#13), Wildcard (#13), Radian (#15), Scaredycat (#19), Blackthorn (#20), Toxyn (#21)

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 10: “Comic Scenes We Love!”

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 10: “Comic Scenes We Love!”

July 19, 2020

In this, honestly, rather novel episode of Comix Tawk... Reggie and I focus on the positive!

Rather than dwell on the machinations of an industry that a) we don't really understand, and b) has sorta-kinda passed us by; we take a trip down memory lane to discuss some of our very favorite scenes in all of comics history... or, at least the handful that came to mind in the hour-and-change we gave ourselves for this episode!

I'd love to hear some of your favorite scenes in all of comics!  Let's turn each other on to awesome scenes and stories that we might've missed out on!

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Questerdays: An EPIC ElfQuest Podcast, Episode 1 - ElfQuest #1 (8/85)

Questerdays: An EPIC ElfQuest Podcast, Episode 1 - ElfQuest #1 (8/85)

July 16, 2020

Shade and Sweet Water, Friends!

Today, rather than going BACK TO THE PAST... we're going to be taking a peek into the future.  This is a pilot episode for the feature that will eventually replace Morituri Mondays on the podcasting schedule when we run out of issues of that series to talk about.

QUESTERDAYS will feature the Chris's (@Charlton_Hero & @AceComics) going through the Marvel-EPIC run of Cutter and Company's ORIGINAL QUEST.  This is a series that means a lot to both of us, and we're very much looking forward to sharing this with you!

Follow along with us!  Check out the entire Original Quest for free at http://www.elfquest.com/read/digitalEQ.html

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