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Morituri Mondays, Episode 6 - Strikeforce: Morituri #6 (5/87)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 6 - Strikeforce: Morituri #6 (5/87)

October 28, 2019

For all y'all in the know... this is the big one.  For all y'all that don't... buckle in!

When our Strikeforcers are sent to Holowood for a little R & R, their time off is anything but restful or relaxing!  It doesn't take long for the baddies to show their bulbous chins, and interrupt our team's attempt at tripping the light fantastic in scenic Los Anheles!  The Horde is bored, the team's going stir-crazy, Aline and Robert are losing their marbles... and we've got an ending nobody saw coming!

It's a pulse (and pillow) pounding issue, make sure to hold on to your Ugly Balls!

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Remember to reach out to join the Morituri Cause and help us fight back the Horde!  DM @acecomics and @Charlton_Hero on Twitter to sign up!

Your May, 1987 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Vyking, Radian, Adept, Blackthorn, Marathon

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4)

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ReMarvel, Episode 4: X-Force #71 (1997)

ReMarvel, Episode 4: X-Force #71 (1997)

October 25, 2019

They say you can't go home again... and today we will test that theory on multiple fronts!

After sharing a brief audio-version of a vacation slideshow (please listen anyway!), I tell the story of how a strange and X-Perimental new direction for X-Force helped bring me back into comics fandom after walking away two years earlier!  All that, and a deep dive into the first Road Trip-era issue!

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Episodes Mentioned during this Program:

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 23: The Move from NY to AZ

ReMarvel, Episode 3: Walking Away From Comics

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Reggie’s Comics Stories ep.19 - Collecting: Try it With a Friend!

Reggie’s Comics Stories ep.19 - Collecting: Try it With a Friend!

October 23, 2019

Hey folks! In this episode of Reggie's Comics Stories, continuing our look at the habit and hobby of collecting, we talk about collecting as a group, and talk to Jeremiah Jones-Goldstein, who has been collecting with his brother for decades! Reggie also talks about his experience collecting alongside his sibling, which was not as chummy. Check out the episode, and keep those stories coming!

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 5 - Strikeforce: Morituri #5 (4/87)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 5 - Strikeforce: Morituri #5 (4/87)

October 22, 2019

Mori-Tuesday?  Sure, why not!

A day late, and a dollar short... Morituri Mondays is at it again, and this time out our team of heroes are in mourning... the lovely Lorna wound up succumbing to the strain of the Morituri Process!  The crew doesn't get to mourn for long however, as the Horde has chosen just this moment to invade the hearts, minds, and skin of suburban Illinois!  Will the team be able to fight through the paranoia of propaganda... or will they lose yet another member?!

Also: Fun with Accents!  Hivemind Mentalities!  A Smarties Update!  Selling Prizes for Cash!  The final two parts of Gumby and Pokey in Gum-Dinger Land!

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Your April, 1987 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Vyking, Radian, Adept, Blackthorn, Marathon

Alumni - Snapdragon (#4)

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Remember to reach out to join the Morituri Cause and help us fight back the Horde!  DM @acecomics and @Charlton_Hero on Twitter to sign up!

Send your thoughts, stories of selling enough items to get an AM/FM Radio from the Sales Leadership Club, and/or Gumby and Pokey Fan-Fiction to: weirdcomicshistory@gmail.com

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ReMarvel, Episode 3: X-Men (vol.2) #45 (1995)

ReMarvel, Episode 3: X-Men (vol.2) #45 (1995)

October 18, 2019

There are many times in the life and times of a comics enthusiast where walking away might be smartest option.  Naturally, as comics enthusiasts, very seldom do we actually do so!  Today, I'm going to share the story of the first time I ever "walked away".  All that, and we get to go through a pretty great issue of X-Men!

The concept of "walking away" is one I'm very interested in as a fan... and I would love to hear any stories you might have about times in which you might have stopped collecting or reading... why you finally pulled that trigger... and, since we're all still comics enthusiasts: what brought you back?

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 32: Superman & Me / Me & Superman

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 32: Superman & Me / Me & Superman

October 16, 2019

Hey Gang... got something a little bit different this week.

Instead of discussing a single issue, I've decided to go "off the cuff" and share my life and times as a Superman Fan!  From my humble and wide-eyed speculatory beginnings, through times wherein I walked away from the character completely... to my many returns.  We're talkin' Death & Return, Electric Blue, City of Tomorrow, the post-Infinite Crisis "nebulous interim", Secret Origin, New Krypton... and yes, even Grounded, the New-52!... through Rebirth and back again!

Are you a Superman fan?  I'd love to hear all about your fandom!  When/how you started... times you left... what brought you back, and how it all turned out!

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Episodes Mentioned During this Program:

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode #23: Adventures of Superman #549 (1997) 

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-yp3mn-baaf43

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode #5: Superman: The Man of Steel #18 (1992)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-xbd2f-a05aaf

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode #75: Superman: Grounded (2010-2011)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fn6yk-858b3c

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode #63-66: The Death and Return of Superman

https://www.chrisandreggie.com/2018/04/chris-and-reggie-box-set-volume-4-death.html

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 4 - Strikeforce: Morituri #4 (3/87)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 4 - Strikeforce: Morituri #4 (3/87)

October 14, 2019

T.G.I.M. ... is probably what nobody thought as they hurled their alarm clock into the wall this morning... but, we'd like to hope that our journey through Marvel Earth-1287 puts a little spring into your step as you embark upon a brand new week... so full of possibilities!  And if not, you can still say to yourself, "At least I'm not Harold!"

This time out, Chris and Chris (@Charlton_Hero @acecomics) join our team of Super-Celebs as they take in the adulation of their adoring public... it's a "Media Bash" for Strikeforce: Morituri... their own line of comics, their own set of home videos... moy-chandizing, moy-chandizing!  Their party, however, might just be crashed by the Horde looking to even the score from their defeat last issue!  It's a party... not everyone is guaranteed to survive!

PLUS: A discussion on the lost medium of VHS, and how random VHS "artifacts" scared the bejeezus out of one of your hosts), more Mandela Effect fun, the evolution of the mustache from manly-to-pervy... and finally, how you... yes you can sign up and help us battle back the alien Horde!  Sign up today to join the fight!

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Your March, 1987 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Vyking, Snapdragon, Radian, Adept, Blackthorn, Marathon

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Things mentioned during the program:

The Viacom "V of Doom" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nS545cDy2E

What Makes a Logo Scary? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6TOMtKJ55E

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Cosmic Treadmill ep. 144 - Uncanny X-Men #287 (1992)

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 144 - Uncanny X-Men #287 (1992)

October 13, 2019

Greetings, fellow mutants! In this episode, time-displaced soothsayers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at one of the longest-running (and now, solved) X-Mysteries when they read Uncanny X-Men #287 by Jim Lee, Scott Lobdell, and John Romita Jr., beginning the "X-Traitor" story line that ran for several years! After explaining the unusual conditions of the X-Men editorial office at the time, and providing biographical information on the key creators involved, our mutant mavericks read every page of the issue at hand. Then, they delve even further into "X-Traitor," reading some fan mail and commentary from pertinent Marvel Comics staff members, and even following the mystery to its stunning conclusion! It's time-traveling fun, you don't want to miss it!

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ReMarvel, Episode 2: X-Men (vol.2) #8 (1992)

ReMarvel, Episode 2: X-Men (vol.2) #8 (1992)

October 11, 2019

Hello Fellow Hunters!

This time out, I reminisce over my first-ever comics "white whale" as I discuss X-Men (vol.2) #8!  Before hopping into the issue proper, we talk about where I started as a fan of the X-Men family of titles, how different the comic collector's journey looked for a kid growing up in the early-1990's, and how a love of lore turned into a life-long relationship with this particular franchise!  Also, looking for Betamax tapes in Satanic Bookstores?  Trust me, it all fits... sorta.

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Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 18 - The Psychology of Collecting, Part 2 – With Chris Sheehan!

Reggie’s Comics Stories ep. 18 - The Psychology of Collecting, Part 2 – With Chris Sheehan!

October 9, 2019

Hey everyone! Continuing our look at collecting and collectors, Reggie (@reggiereggie) interviews his partner in podcasting and comic book collector Chris Sheehan! We look at how he got into collecting comics, and some of his own rules when it comes to the hobby. Plus: Reggie talks about the ancillary things one can accrue when they begin collecting. We hope you enjoy it!

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