Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 62: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 (2014)


Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 62
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 (2014)
Script - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist - Robert Hack
Letterer - Jack Morelli
Cover Price: $4.99

Happy Halloween! In this episode, Witchfinder General Chris (@AceComics) and Supreme Warlock Reggie (@reggiereggie) peer into the darker side of Archie Comics when they read Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 from 2014! After the requisite creator and character bios, they commune with the issue, picking apart every scene and detailing any easter eggs. After a break, they provide a history of European and American witch trials, and a partial history of Archie Comics, with scrutiny on the core Riverdale teens! It's a spooky, groovy, and fact-filled episode you will not want to miss!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 61: X-Factor #71 (1991)

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 61:
X-Factor #71 (October, 1991)
"Cutting the Mustard"
Written by Peter David with Pencils by Larry Stroman
Hello! In this episode, our blorks Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) read a title that was effectively rebooted--without being renumbered! It's Peter David's and Larry Strohman's X-Factor #71, published by Marvel Comics in 1991! There's the usual creator bios, and enough X-Men backstory to help frame the issue being read. Then, they dive into the history of the X-Men, including some of Chris' personal reminiscences collecting the X-Men series! It's like attending a day of classes at the Xavier School for Gifted Children, without paying tuition!

Thanks to Jesse DeJong for the suggestion!

You can reach us at weirdcomicshistory@gmail.com to share your memories of 90's X-Men, the works of Peter David, and those weird Mall-Conventions!

The Sun-Vet Mall... where Chris paid $5 for X-Factor #1 sometime during 1992.
He might have also paid $5 for a back-issue of Wizard Magazine... ahem.

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/cosmictmillhistory and on Twitter @cosmictmill

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For the blow-by-blow on the great debate between Peter David and Todd McFarlane: 
http://www.hoboes.com/pub/Comics/Conventions/Philadelphia/McFarlane-David%20Debate%20Highligh/

Opening credits for Nickelodeon's Space Cases:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 60: TRIGGER GIRL 6 and a Brief History of Fanzines


Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 60:
TRIGGER GIRL 6

Greetings, comics enthusiasts! This week, our untrained assassins Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive into the first four issues of Image Comics' Creator-Owned Heroes and read every chapter of Trigger Girl 6 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Phil Noto! Inspired by the format of Creator-Owned-Heroes, the pair wander off on a tangent into the Weird and Comically Historical world of fanzines--specifically, comics fanzines! Describing a history and technique lasting since the 19th Century, they go on about fanzines of the past, and name a few printed fanzines that you can read today! Only the most ardent enthusiasts need apply.

Reach out to us at weirdcomicshistory@gmail.com
Check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/cosmictmillhistory
Thanks again to Jeffrey Brown for the suggestion! @tsujigo
To check out Jeffrey's work: https://society6.com/tsujigo6


Find more creator-owned work by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray at paperfilms.com
Check out the fanzine Baxter Stock at dcinthe80s.com


Take a peek at rootsoftheswampthing.com for more about their Swamp Thing-centric fanzine, The Holland Files



BREAK: "How to Make a Mini Comic or 'Zine" by Crab McEgret, https://youtu.be/h4Pb5tLQ4NE

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 15: The Man of Steel #1 (1986)

Hello Heroes! This time out we discuss  The Man of Steel  #1... the first,  The Man of Steel  #1, that is... written and drawn by John ...