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Morituri Mondays, Episode 2 - Strikeforce: Morituri #2 (1/87)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 2 - Strikeforce: Morituri #2 (1/87)

September 30, 2019

Happy Monday, Gang!

In this episode, Chris and Chris join our new recruits as they have their new powers forcibly jump-started!  Ya see, it's not enough to have the Morituri Formula in yer veins to make you a hero... you also gotta eventually manifest a useful power!  What better way than to cram 'em all into the pressure cooker known only as "The Garden"?

The way things are going, our cadets might not even make it out of Basic Training... and we're left wondering if perhaps, that was the plan all along???  

Also: Nonsense!  We discover that Gumby and Pokey did in fact make it to Gum-Dinger Land, and that the United States Mint couldn't make up its mind when it came to stamping out 1982 one-cent coins!

Coming next week: Your feedback... and an offuh you might not be able to refuse!

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Your January, 1987 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster -  Vyking, Snapdragon, Radian, Adept, Blackthorne, Marathon

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents Comix Tawk ep. 8 - Green Lantern

Cosmic Treadmill Presents Comix Tawk ep. 8 - Green Lantern

September 29, 2019

Hey everyone! In lieu of a new episode of Cosmic Treadmill, this week Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) are posting a one-time Patreon exclusive: a relaxed, off-the-cuff discussion about Green Lantern! We hope you enjoy it, and be sure to hit us up with your favorite stories!

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Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 17 - Collecting the Kid

Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 17 - Collecting the Kid

September 25, 2019

Hey everyone! In this, and the next few episodes, Reggie (@reggiereggie) is going to look at collections and collecting. Why do we do it? What are our personal parameters? Will we ever have enough space for the things we want? Hopefully this will be a two-way dialogue, so please engage me on social media or e-mail!

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 1 - Strikeforce: Morituri #1 (12/86)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 1 - Strikeforce: Morituri #1 (12/86)

September 23, 2019

You, who are about to listen... We Salute You!

Welcome friends to the first title-centric series here at the Chris and Reggie Channel as Chris (@acecomics) and... Chris (@Charlton_Hero) take you on a guided tour of Marvel's Earth-1287, a world with an alien invasion situation, and unfortunately for them, a world without super-heroes... that is, until Dr. Kimmo Tuolema devised the Morituri Process.  A process, under which superpowers could be granted to certain "lucky" folks... but at rather a high-cost.  The individual getting those powers is doomed to burn-out and perish within the next 12 months.

In this premiere episode, we meet our initial batch of would-be/might soon-be superheroes, with a particular focus on a young comic book fan, Harold Everson.  And, that is "comic book", singular... the poor fella's only ever read the one.  Also included, plenty of chatter that is both off-topic and potentially relevant... well, one of those is true for sure!

We also ask the tough questions that need answering... what was Bad Ronald's deal, anyway?  Why are Smarties called Rockets in Canada?  Did Gumby and Pokey ever make it to Gum-Dinger Land?  Why didn't Lazer Tag come with batteries?  Hopefully we'll be able to figure out at least one, and that one will be... One to Grow On.

We hope you enjoy!

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Other Episodes Mentioned:

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 57: Strikeforce: Morituri #1 (1986)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 24: Justice League: Generation Lost #1 (2010)

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 143 - Mary Worth: The Aldo Kelrast Saga

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 143 - Mary Worth: The Aldo Kelrast Saga

September 22, 2019

Greetings, comic strip enthusiasts! In this episode, Worthiteers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) peer into the salacious world of Santa Royale when they read a run of Mary Worth comic strips from 2006  by Karen Moy and Joe Giella! After picking apart the history of Mary Worth, and detailing this strip's trappings, they read every daily strip from July 2 to October 17, 2006, in which a new person moves into the neighborhood–and Mary Worth's life! Then, our newsies talk about other times comic strips tackled subjects taken from the headlines of the day, and even reveal a current storyline in Funky Winkerbean, which has yet to be resolved (as of this recording!) It's a real nail-biter, you don't want to miss it!

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 29: Lois Lane: When it Rains, God is Crying (1986)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 29: Lois Lane: When it Rains, God is Crying (1986)

September 18, 2019

It's "Tales from the Undergrad" when Chris (@acecomics) shares some stories regarding a couple of the cornerstones of his earlier studies... social media addiction and forensic psychology (with a focus on missing children), the latter of which parlays into a discussion about the sorta-kinda obscure Lois Lane mini-series from 1986... a pre-Crisis story in a post-Crisis world (or something)!

It's a sobering and sad tale, wonderfully crafted by Mindy Newell and Gray Morrow... the comic that is.  The rest of the show is still a babbling idiot... and you can listen to him babble on about his love/hate relationship with the "media of social" for the better part of an hour!

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Original Discussions:

Lois Lane #1 https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/02/lois-lane-1-1986.html

Lois Lane #2 https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/02/lois-lane-2-1986.html

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Other Podcast(s) mentioned:

Rob O'Hara: http://podcast.robohara.com/

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 142 - DC Universe Rebirth #1 (2016)10

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 142 - DC Universe Rebirth #1 (2016)10

September 15, 2019

Hello, patient listeners! In this episode, newborn babes Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at the most recent of DC Comics' many universe reboots when they read DC Universe: Rebirth #1 from 2016! After some biographical information about writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank, our inter-dimensional travelers look at what makes up a parallel universe, and then detail how DC acquired such a convoluted multiverse in the first place! After reading the issue, Reggie and Chris discuss what got them psyched about DC Universe Rebirth #1 and whether or not DC delivered on that enthusiasm. This episode is far less messy than an actual birth, you don't wanna miss it!

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BREAK: DC Rebirth promo spot that ran on its All Access channel

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 28: New Teen Titans Drug Awareness Special - The Second One (1983)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 28: New Teen Titans Drug Awareness Special - The Second One (1983)

September 11, 2019

Heyyy Gang!

In today's very special episode, Chris shares a very special issue sorta-kinda featuring the New Teen Titans.  Also, your host shares the story of a long-lingering addiction he once battled with... and no, we're not talking about comics!  That addiction he still can't kick!

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Original Discussion: 

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2016/04/new-teen-titans-drug-awareness-special_26.html

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Cosmic Treadmill Episodes Mentioned:

Episode 35 - New Teen Titans Drug Awareness

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Episode 107 - Supergirl Seat Belt PSA

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-y2vm5-99baf5

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Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 16 - What Happened?

Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 16 - What Happened?

September 4, 2019

Greetings, Cosmic Treadmilleers! In this episode. Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) give the full details about why there hasn't been a new episode of Cosmic Treadmill in a while, and when we can expect a new episode! It's a lot of talk and almost none of it is about comics, you might want to miss it!

 

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 27: Adventures of Jerry Lewis #105 (1968)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 27: Adventures of Jerry Lewis #105 (1968)

September 2, 2019

It's Labor Day in America... and while a lotta folks might think of barbecues and getting the day off from work, your host's (@acecomics) mind goes immediately to the man who hosted the annual MDA Telethon every year, Jerry Lewis!  Year after year, the sight of Jerry Lewis' face would signify to many children that Summer vacation was over... and it was now time to go back to school.  We'll discuss a little bit of that here today.

Also, we'll touch on the part of the comics hobby I (for whatever reason) always equate with Summer vacation: the trading cards!  I'll teach you all where in the box those sneaky distributors always put the holograms!*

*If you don't get a hologram, that only means the retailer mixed up the packs.  The Cosmic Treadmill assumes no liability for misspent monies.

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Original Discussion:

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2017/06/adventures-of-jerry-lewis-105-1968.html

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Cosmic Treadmill Episode mentioned:

Episode 7: New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-epfvm-8a2b4d

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HOT TAKE: Letters Page from Tales of the Teen Titans #47 (October, 1984) Re: Judas Contract fall-out!

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