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Morituri Mondays, Episode 3 - Strikeforce: Morituri #3 (2/87)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 3 - Strikeforce: Morituri #3 (2/87)

October 7, 2019

Happy Monday... soon to be your favorite day of the week!  Okay, maybe not... but, never fear... Morituri Monday is here to help you muddle through!

This week, the Chrises (@acecomics @Charlton_Hero) join the fledgling Strikeforce on their first actual mission!  Lemme tell ya, they're not failing to protect a chocolate factory this time around!  Our team is sent into the Soviet Union (which was apparently still a thing that existed in the not-so-far-flung future of Marvel Earth-1287!) to go head on with the Horde... and make a few discoveries about just how gruesome and cruel the alien invaders could be!

Also: Some assorted chatter about our early mp3 Players/digital devices, hotel amenities, the "heelish" portrayal of Soviets during the 1980s, plus YOUR FEEDBACK!

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

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Things mentioned during the program:

Protect and Survive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6U9T3R3EQg

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 31: Ghost World - A Tale of Two Enids

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 31: Ghost World - A Tale of Two Enids

October 6, 2019

"And now for something completely different..."

Today I bring to you a discussion regarding adaptations between comics and film, and read from a piece I had written for a Humanities class nearing on a decade ago (consider this my preemptive apology).  We will be addressing Pascal Lefevre's "Four Main Problems in the Adaptation of Comics into Film" from his essay, Incompatible Visual Ontologies? which appeared in Film and Comic Books (University Press of Mississippi, 2007).  Here we will examine the portrayals of the cast of Daniel Clowes' Ghost World (Enid in particular), both in comic book and film.  Think inch-deep, mile-wide... it wasn't too long a paper.

If you are unfamiliar with Ghost World, much of this will likely make very little sense.  This episode does not include a synopsis of either the film or the comic... though, Enid and Company will likely be taking a trip on a certain Treadmill in the not-too-distant future.

We also talk about some problems that may arise when you sign up for a class whose subject matter you might be too deep "in the bubble" to be able to appreciate for what it is.  Also, I say the word "aural" a couple times throughout this episode... remember, that means "relating to the ear or the sense of hearing"... and not anything else, okay?

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 39: Omega the Unknown #1 (1976)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 39: Omega the Unknown #1 (1976)

October 4, 2019

Long before I was a coffee cup with the DC Bullet logo on it, I (Chris, @acecomics) was a bona fide Marvel Zombie!  That all changed during the mid-2000's, and my fandom only dwindled from there... to the point where I now have zero (count 'em, zero) Marvel Comics on my pull list.  Being an all-or-nothing sort, I kinda let the perceived "Sins of the Sons" be visited upon the "Father", so to speak... and found that I could no longer appreciate anything that ever came out from Marvel.  New, old, whatever... I was no longer able to dig it!

I'd like to rectify that... and this program is the first step toward that goal.

Join me as I share the story of how I lost my way with Marvel... and the steps I'm looking to take in order to find it again.  We also spend a bunch of time talking about the very odd, sorta discomforting Steve Gerber/Mary Skrenes creation, Omega the Unknown from 1976!

***Formerly listed on this channel as ReMarvel, Episode One***

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Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 30: Legion of Super-Heroes (vol.4) #28 (1992)

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 30: Legion of Super-Heroes (vol.4) #28 (1992)

October 2, 2019

Today Chris (@acecomics) talks about something very near and dear to his... err, no, actually he talks about one of his intentional comic book "blind spots" in the Legion of Super-Heroes.  We also discuss the concept and currency of "information"... why we want it, how we get it... and how not having it might lead to unpleasant and embarrassing situations!

Do you have any intentional comic book "blind spots"?  Daunting families of titles you've long ignored rather than digging your heels in and learning about?  Let me know!

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Original Discussion:

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/2017/03/legion-of-super-heroes-vol4-28-1992.html

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Musings and Mutterings of an Idiot Scribe:

https://jddunsany.wordpress.com/

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HOT TAKE: Excerpts from the "Amazing Readers" Column in Amazing Heroes #105 (January 1, 1987)

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