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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 22: Superman #281 (1974) - Vartox Week!

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 22: Superman #281 (1974) - Vartox Week!

July 31, 2019

Blessings and Riches, my friends... for today is a day like no other.  Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Vartox Week!

Today Chris (@acecomics) shares the story of how a hairy-chested mustachioed alien stranger saved his blog from terminal burn-out!  It's a discussion about the frustrations associated with the creation of content, getting into one's own head, and attempts at side-stepping writer's block.

All that and a Bronze-Age issue of Superman to boot!

Celebrate Vartox Week responsibly... and remember, this is the one week a year where we're all Valerians!

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Original Discussion:

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2018/08/superman-281-1974.html

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Vartox Week Page:

http://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/p/vartox-week.html

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Cosmic Treadmill, Episode #111 (Deep-Dive on Vartox)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-2482v-9c3fd5

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Cosmic Treadmill Classic: Weird Comics History, the Comics Code Authority

https://www.chrisandreggie.com/2018/03/chris-and-reggie-box-set-volume-1.html

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HOT-TAKE: Letters Page from Superman #285 (March, 1975) Re: The First Appearance of Vartox!

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 21: 1st Issue Special #4 (1975) Lady Cop!

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 21: 1st Issue Special #4 (1975) Lady Cop!

July 24, 2019

Greetings fellow comic-hunters!  Today Chris (@acecomics) will take you on a collector's journey when he shares the story of a white whale that had eluded him for over a decade!  It's the story of the hunt for... Lady Cop!

After giving the low-down on just what "1st Issue Special" was, and the very titled resonated with a man who grew up during the comics speculator craze, he prescribes his own Curmudgeonly Collect-mandments... which might just (though, hopefully won't) ruffle a feather or two.  It's the story of a babbling Luddite... you won't wanna miss it!

Oh yeah, we also actually read the thing... and, learn all about inner-city crime, first-aid, venereal disease, and answer the question of: What's stronger, a live grenade... or a garbage can?

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Cosmic Treadmill Classic: Godzilla vs. Barkley #1 (1993) Dark Horse Comics https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-8z3gn-92ab97

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Original Discussion: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2018/04/1st-issue-special-4-1975.html

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HOT-TAKE: A Usenetter's take on Crisis on Infinite Earths http://www.dcinthe80s.com/2016/03/usenet-fandom-more-crisis-on-infinite.html

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 20: Justice League of America #224 (1984)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 20: Justice League of America #224 (1984)

July 17, 2019

Hello Conventioneers!  This time out your paragon of curmudgeon-ing Chris (@acecomics) shares his experiences attending and even volunteering at various comic book conventions during his fandom-career.  From humble beginnings rifling through bins at the Sun-Vet Mall, to getting the opportunity to wear a Media badge, interviewing Kurt Busiek and having a picture taken with Dan Jurgens... it's a story of anxiety, agoraphobia, preciosity and heat-exhaustion. 

Also, we take a look at Justice League of America #224 (March, 1984) by the aforementioned Mr. Busiek - With an audio clip of my 2016 interview with him where we discuss this very issue!

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Original Discussion: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/06/justice-league-of-america-224-1984.html

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Complete DC in the 80's Interview with Kurt Busiek: http://www.dcinthe80s.com/2016/07/chris-sheehan-interviews-kurt-busiek-at.html

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HOT TAKE: The Letters Page of Justice League of America #227 (June, 1984), taking the temperature of folks who'd just read the issue we're looking at!

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 19: Flashpoint #1 (2011)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 19: Flashpoint #1 (2011)

July 10, 2019

Greetings Fellow Butterfly-Effect Victims!

Today we're going to take a look at the first-issue of the Universe-Altering DC Comics event, Flashpoint... without too much complaining about what came afterwards!  This book hit the stands on the very day the direction of my own life was unexpectedly and profoundly altered... for the better... and you'll hear probably wayyy too much about that once you hit PLAY!  (Please hit PLAY anyway).

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HOT TAKE: Letters Page from Doom Patrol (vol.2) #23 (June, 1989) to coordinate with an appearance I'll be making on The Source Material Podcast this coming week talking all about the Doom Patrol!

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Original Discussion Piece: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2017/12/flashpoint-1-2011.html

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 18: Brightest Day #0 (2010)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 18: Brightest Day #0 (2010)

July 3, 2019

It's a New Day... Yes it is!

Join Chris (@acecomics) for the return of the Chris is on Infinite Earths program when he discusses the book that launched the crossovent that finally made him take notice of DC Comics after an extended bout of unemployment... Brightest Day #0!  He'll also tell you far more than you'd ever care to know about how that bout of unemployment began!  I, er... He apologizes for that ahead of time.

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Original Discussion: https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2018/05/brightest-day-0-2010.html

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