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Cosmic Treadmill Special: Sandman Universe “Gatherum”, Episode 7

Cosmic Treadmill Special: Sandman Universe “Gatherum”, Episode 7

October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween, Everybody!

In the spirit of the season, I'm sharing a little something I've been keeping in my back pocket for the better part of two years - the seventh installment of the Sandman Universe "Gatherum", from back in the long ago where Reggie and I would cover the "weirdo books" over at Weird Science DC Comics.

I hope everyone enjoys this little blast from the past... and has a happy and safe holiday.

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Today's discussions originally aired in segment form during the following episodes of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast:

Episode 221 (03.31.2019) - Books of Magic (vol.3) #6

Episode 222 (04.07.2019) - The Dreaming (vol.2) #8

Episode 223 (04.14.2019) - House of Whispers #8

Episode 224 (04.21.2019) - Lucifer (vol.3) #7

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Since it's been awhile, here are the links to the previous six episodes:

Sandman Universe Gatherum, Episode One (03.14.2019)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-3dwqk-aad401

Sandman Universe Gatherum, Episode Two (03.21.2019)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-c796y-ab6372

Sandman Universe Gatherum, Episode Three (03.28.2019)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-2i72b-ac332e

Sandman Universe Gatherum, Episode Four (04.04.2019)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-6rcfx-acc71e

Sandman Universe Gatherum, Episode Five (04.25.2019)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-zqjvs-af1591

Sandman Universe Gatherum, Episode Six (06.20.2019)

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-nw7y6-b53b87

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X-Lapsed, Episode 52 - Marauders #7

X-Lapsed, Episode 52 - Marauders #7

October 30, 2020

X-Lapsed goes back to business as usual, with a look at one of our core Dawn of X books - a rather transitional issue of Marauders.  Call Me Kate is still M.I.A., and the Hellfire Tots continue to put their plans in motion.

All that, and I talk way too long about my adventures in Rio Verde, Arizona... while thanking the creative team for actually depicting an area of the state I live in as being something other than the setting for a Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon!

Also: Some (wildly optimistic?) housekeeping... with an eye toward the next fifty-plus episodes of this program!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 51 - Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 51 - Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost #1

October 29, 2020

Shh!!!  Psychic Podcast in Progress!

Today we're taking a look at the (mostly) silent showcase of superstar artist, Russell Dauterman - Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost!  I even pull some tricks out of the Weird Comics History drawer (and an old Previews catalogue from my closet) for this occasion, and do a bit of chatting about Marvel's 2001-2002 'Nuff Said! month!  It's a good time, and a great homage...

Also: Some wonderful listener mail, which really made your humble host's day!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 50 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #4

X-Lapsed, Episode 50 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #4

October 28, 2020

Welcome, friends... to the landmark fiftieth episode of X-Lapsed!

Today, I'm taking a page out of the Chris is on Infinite Earths playbook... where I spend about a half-hour getting a little personal about just why this milestone is so important to me personally.  For folks who are willing to indulge me, you have my gratitude!  For those who'd rather just hear me talk about the last issue of X-Men + Fantastic Four... no problem, we're still friends!  Just skip ahead to 29:32 and you'll miss all my spoo.

As far as X-Men + Fantastic Four #4... well, it's a little bit uneven... but, we'll give it a goo, and have a good time doing it.

Thank you to everyone for sharing their time with me over the course of this project so far.  I can't put into words what it means to me!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 49 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #3

X-Lapsed, Episode 49 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #3

October 27, 2020

In today's penultimate issue of X-Men + Fantastic Four, the stakes are upped once again!  Well, sorta.

We're going to talk a lot about how the X-Men are being portrayed here... and any time they're pitted against, or sharing panel-space with, any other Marvel heroes.  Your humble host tires of seeing his favorite folks "jobbed out" and made to look lesser-than every Marvel character from Willie Lumpkin on up!

We also talk a bit about Godpower... that is, if your host is understanding it right in the first place (please do not take a drink every time I say that...), and the fact that the Invisible Woman is THE MOST POWERFUL CHARACTER IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE.

It's a good time - and we're just one episode away from the regular-sized, nothin' happenin', non-celebratory 50th Episode of this little program~!  Thanks everybody!

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Learn Me The Legion, Episode 1 - Origin Stories & Adventure Comics #247

Learn Me The Legion, Episode 1 - Origin Stories & Adventure Comics #247

October 26, 2020

Welcome friends, to a whole new series - and part of the "New Fall Season" here at the channel.

Longtime Legion-denier, Chris (@acecomics) looks to right the wrong of keeping DC's future-teen-heroes as a deliberate blind-spot in his comics knowledge... and to do so, he's found himself a friend to help him navigate this twisting and storied franchise.  Lifelong Legion fan, Al Sedano (@AdamThanosPod) has graciously agreed to educate and guide me to... maybe eventual Legion-relevance... or, at least maybe being able to identify a dozen or so of these characters on sight!

For this first episode, we share our own Legion origins... or lack thereof, Al provides a brief overview of the franchise, and we start our coverage... well, at the start - with a look at Adventure Comics #247 from 1958!

As this series progresses, we will be alternating between covering Legion stories, and focusing on prominent Legion characters, to try and get me up to speed.  If you're in need of some "Legion Learnin'", this might be the show for you!  If you're already a certified "Doctor of Legionomics"... well, you still might enjoy hearing how ignorant I am about the property you hold so dear!  Or, you can at least stick around long enough to hear how I ruined a really good song to make our theme music (apologies to Jarvis...)!

Feedback is encouraged!  We invite you to write in and join us on this little audio journey!

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Major X-Lapsed, Episode 2 - Major X #2

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 2 - Major X #2

October 25, 2020

Because absolutely nobody demanded it...

... Major X-Lapsed returns with its second installment!

Today, I have far less fun with Issue #2 of Major X... which, rather than remaining a fun retro romp through the early '90s - starts taking itself a bit too seriously.  We've got Atlantean politics to deal with... and that's just the beginning!  I don't know about y'all, but Atlanteans are right up there with the Inhumans in the list of characters I couldn't care less about!

I'd love to hear everybody's thoughts on this series... good, bad, or indifferent - please don't hesitate to reach out!

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X-Lapsed, Episode 48 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #2

X-Lapsed, Episode 48 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #2

October 24, 2020

Keeping with our coverage of X-Men + Fantastic Four - this time out, Reed and the Gang are Krakoa-bound looking for their lost kids.  Only problem is, they ain't there!  Instead, they're out on an island somewhere with Uncle Doom and (Aunt?) Call Me Kate.

It's a knock down drag out affair when the X-Men and Fantastic Four go at it... and one that, despite how much I'm enjoying it, I'm going to poke several holes in.

Also: Some parting shots at Fallen Angels, a reminder of a hot-take I made about a potential romance between Cyclops and Polaris - which facilitates a plug for our Weird Comics History - Twilight of the Superheroes coverage, and an endorsement for... Major X-Lapsed?!

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Stuff I mentioned during the Episode:

Weird Comics History, Episode 23: Twilight of the Superheroes:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-zv7n3-72a985

Talkin' Twelve @ Chris is on Infinite Earths:

https://www.chrisisoninfiniteearths.com/search/label/the%20twelve

Major X-Lapsed, Episode 1:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-rpqbt-ef5fdb

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X-Lapsed, Episode 47 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #1

X-Lapsed, Episode 47 - X-Men + Fantastic Four #1

October 23, 2020

Today we begin the story I've been looking forward to since we first saw the tense confrontation between Reed Richards and Scott Summers way back in House of X #1 (Episode 001 of this very program)!  Today we bear witness to the skirmish over "The Impossible Boy", the recently-rapidly-aged, Franklin Richards!

An Omega Level Mutant, Franklin would definitely be an asset for the growing mutant nation of Krakoa... there are just four things standing in the way. Also, our boy Franklin's powers are depleting with each use... wassupwitdat?  Hopefully we'll find out here!

Starting this miniseries, X-Lapsed is now officially on the road to our milestone fiftieth episode... a milestone only to me! 

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X-Lapsed, Episode 46 - New Mutants #6

X-Lapsed, Episode 46 - New Mutants #6

October 22, 2020

Today we wrap up our time at the Bohusk Farm... and, it gets far bloodier than you might imagine.  We learn a little bit more about the Cartel, DOX... and those creepy grey-skinned black-eyed children.

It's a good time as always... as we head toward the "landmark" fiftieth episode of X-Lapsed (can it really be a landmark, if I'm the only one that cares?  Don't answer that!)

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