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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 5: Decompression & Writing For the Trade

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 5: Decompression & Writing For the Trade

June 28, 2020

This time out we discuss the not-so-secret phenomenon of writing "for the trade".  When did it begin to take over the mainstream comics industry... and, after all years since, is it still just something the fandom "imagined up"?

It's a lean and mean episode discussing excessively padded pablum... you won't wanna miss it!

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 4: Collecting, Completionism, & Addiction

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 4: Collecting, Completionism, & Addiction

June 21, 2020

From the Patreon Archives, an off-the-cuff... and nearly off-the-rails discussion between Reggie and I regarding the origins of comics collect-ability, and how the comics industry has come to count on (and perhaps, exploit) the obsessive and addicted!  Also, the concepts of passive peer-pressure, and "tipping points" in collecting.

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 3: “No, Sir… We Don’t Like it!”

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 3: “No, Sir… We Don’t Like it!”

June 14, 2020

From the Patreon Archives, a topic inspired by Jeremiah Jones-Goldstein, wherein Reggie and I discussed the characters in comics that we never quite glommed onto.  We open by explaining the long-running Cosmic Treadmill gag of my snoring anytime DC's The Spectre would show up in a story... and move on from there.  We had a blast with this one, and we hope you can tell!

Surely to be a contentious topic... prepare to disagree with some of our picks! 

Originally Released: December 5, 2018

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 21 - Strikeforce: Morituri #21 (9/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 21 - Strikeforce: Morituri #21 (9/88)

June 8, 2020

Is it too late to turn back?

That's right, folks... it's a new day for Strikeforce: Morituri and Morituri Mondays.  Out with the old, and in with the new... for better or worse.  Gone are Peter B. Gillis and Brent Anderson... and in their place, James Hudnall and Huw Thomas.  Will it be too much of a shock for our systems to properly process?  We encourage you to tune in and find out!

Would it help if we told you there'll be a full-grown man wearing a diaper for the entirety of the issue?  No?  Then forget we said anything...

Also: A discussion of What The--?!, a Pro-File of Editor Bobbie Chase, the Evolutionary War rolls on, Pitchforce: Morituri returns reimagining our favorite team as professional wrestlers, and much much more!

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

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

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Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 2: Dreaded Deadline Doom

Cosmic Treadmill Presents… Comix Tawk, Episode 2: Dreaded Deadline Doom

June 7, 2020

The second episode of Comix Tawk featured our conversation regarding Dreaded Deadline Doom... how missed deadlines have affected the comics industry dating back to the yesteryear of publication, how a certain tall Editor and Chief sought to fix that... and how it all went back to pot once mainstream writers decided it would be cool to "slum it" in comics.  It's a pretty heated conversation... and the sort of discourse you don't usually hear on the main Chris and Reggie feed.  Enjoy!

Originally Released: November 16, 2018

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Morituri Mondays, Episode 20 - Strikeforce: Morituri #20 (7/88)

Morituri Mondays, Episode 20 - Strikeforce: Morituri #20 (7/88)

June 1, 2020

The moment is finally upon us... today's episode is our deep-dive on Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson's final issue of Strikeforce: Morituri... and, friends they are leaving us on one amazing high-note!  Fates are sealed, and questions are answered... you won't wanna miss this one!

Also: Whatever happened to The Young Astronauts?  A piece of lost-media on multiple fronts!  What the heck is a Lane Mastodon... and why are his stories so slow?  Tic-Tac Cocktails, sticky fingers, The Elvis Files, and finally, our pitch for Strikeforce: Morituri - The Soap Opera!

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Your July, 1988 Strikeforce: Morituri Roster - Blackthorn, Scatterbrain, Toxyn, Hardcase, Brava, Backhand, Silencer, Shear

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

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