Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill

Real Comics History, ep. 4 - The Year in Comics 1995

October 26, 2017

That sound you just heard was that of a bubble bursting!  What goes up, must come down... even in the world of comics.  Much of this "coming down" just happened to occur in the year 1995.  Our time-trapped twosome deliver another heaping dollop of nostalgia when they chat about things like the O.J. Simpson murder case, Sony PlayStaton, WCW Monday Nitro... and even some comic books!

Comic events discussed include X-Men: The Age of Apocalypse, The Death of Aunt May, DC vs. Marvel (or Marvel vs. DC if you prefer),  Marvel's attempt to self-distribute their books... which led to our current Diamond monopoly... and the most devastating thing to happen that year, Chris walking away from comics for awhile.  It's a sobering tale of a boy and his lunch money...

Throughout this re-upload, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) mention an episode of Cosmic Treadmill they were researching during this time.  The episode in question is #24 (January 15, 2017) where they discuss the Spider-Man Clone Saga.  It is available in the archives. 

Share your own stories from 1995 with us... unless you weren't born yet, that'll just make us feel really bad about ourselves... we'll probably begin questioning our life decisions as well... You can get a hold of us at


Originally aired in lieu of a Young Animal segment during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast #106 (January 15, 2017)


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TAGS: 1995, comics history, speculation, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, X-Men, Age of Apocalypse, DC vs. Marvel/Marvel vs. DC, Heroes World, Diamond Distribution, the direct market, Aunt May, Spider-Man Clone Saga, Ben Reilly, Amazing Spider-Man #400, X-Men (vol.2) #45, O.J. Simpson, WCW Monday Nitro, Sony Playstation, The Smashing Pumpkins