Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 65 - Reign of the Supermen, Part One


Hello again, friends! In this episode, Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) return to their 25th Anniversary celebration of the DC Comics event "The Death of Superman" with a look at 1993's "Reign of the Supermen," which ran through Action Comics #687, Superman: The Man of Steel #22, Superman #78, and Adventures of Superman #501--four comic books which were all released on the same day! After introducing soe new creators and describing two related comics that came out during a three-month Superman publishing hiatus, they dissect each issue in their usual style. After a little discussion of their memories of reading this series as it came out, our pair look at other times heroes had to be replaced by understudies! It's an episode jam-packed with returns!





Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 64: Superman - Funeral For a Friend (1992-1993)


Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 64:
Superman: Funeral For a Friend (1992-1993)

Greetings, fellow mourners. In this episode, pallbearers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) somberly detail the second chapter in the Death of Superman saga, 1992-93's Funeral For a Friend by DC Comics!

After some recap, they describe Justice League America #70, which came out the same day as Superman #75 and served as a bridge into the eight-issue Funeral For a Friend series!

And when those details are done, the show wraps up with some other funny-book funerals through the years. This episode puts the "fun" in "funeral!"



Extra Bits:

DC Comics NEWSTIME Magazine:



BREAK AUDIO: Cable report on Mid Ohio Con 1992 and the Death of Superman

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 63: The Death of Superman

Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 63:
The Death of Superman (1992)
Greetings, comics enthusiasts! To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark event, our pallbearers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive deep into DC Comics' Death of Superman from 1992! After providing some context for the series by describing its contributing factors, and an exhaustive look at the many creators involved in this story, they break down every comic book leading up to Superman's demise in the landmark issue Superman vol. 2 #75, which gets their special attention. Then our grief-stricken duo get down to brass tacks and talk about the dollar values of these comics today, and discuss several other times Superman has departed this mortal coil throughout his existence. It's an action-packed adventure that ends with tragedy, a deal you won't get this side of Shakespeare!



New York Newsday Articles:


The Goodies included in the "Black Bag" (now you never have to open yours!  You're welcome, by the way):








Superman: Doomsday - Requiem and Rebirth Documentary:


BREAK: Headline News on the Death of Superman (CNN, 1992)


Chris is on Infinite Earths Coverage (click a cover):

ReMarvel, Episode 3: X-Men (vol.2) #45 (1995)

There are many times in the life and times of a comics enthusiast where walking away might be smartest option.  Naturally, as comics ent...