Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 79 - WCW: World Championship Wrestling #1 (1992)


Good evening, comics enthusiasts, and let's get ready to rumble! This week, the tag team comic book podcasters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive into an extreme era of professional wrestling when they read Mike Lackey and Ron Wilson's WCW: World Championship Wrestling #1, published by Marvel Comics in 1992! After some biographical information about the creators--and wrestlers!--and a brief, but detailed, history of WCW, they head right into the squared circle and describe the blow-by-blow of this issue. Then they'll talk about other wrestling comics, wrestling in comics, and comics in wrestling! It's not over until someone taps out or gets thrown in a casket, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 78 - Avengers Spotlight #23 (1989)


Good evening, late-nite listeners! Heeeere's Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) bringing you another deep dive into a comic book, this one specially chosen by Aaron Anderson: Avengers Spotlight #23 from Marvel Comics! After the usual biographies for Howard Mackie, Al Milgrom, John Byrne and Kieron Dwyer, the Hollywood Kids read both stories contained in this issue--the second one of the first appearances of The Vision in his all-white look! Then they talk about an old rural discount chain from whence Aaron's issue derived, and wrap up with a list of superheroes that had arguably unfortunate changes to their standard costumes. Even one character that never really had a standard costume! It's a great show, ladies and gentlemen, we hope you'll tune in for the duration.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 77 - Heartbreak Comics (1984)



Hello and good day to you, comics enthusiasts! This week, our North American hosts Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) travel North of the border and read a tale of romance, betrayal, and tough-as-nails milkmen in Heartbreak Comics (1984) by David Boswell! After some biographical details and a brief introduction to the World's Toughest Milkman, they detail all 40 pages of Heartbreak Comics, including voices for all the strange characters in this world. After cleaning up some spilled milk, our pair deliver a history of Canadian comics dating back to the 18th Century and continuing almost to the present day! Plus: a piece of listener mail! It's better than a Tim Horton's Maple Claw! Okay, it's not that good, to be honest.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 76 - Monster vol. 1 (1994)


Konichiwa, comics enthusiasts! This week, Chris (@AceComics) sends Reggie (@reggiereggie) into unfamiliar territory and tasks him with reading his first ever tankobon collection of manga: Naoki Urasawa's Monster vol. 1! Originally published in Japan in 1994, then translated and republished in North America in 2006, our fellows read all eight chapters of that first volume, after a creator bio and a very brief description of manga. Then, they tell the rest of the story, as detailed in seventeen further volumes, and conclude with a look at advancements in neuroscience that were not necessarily expected...or perhaps entirely warranted. It's a spooky gross-out of an episode, so be sure to listen with your significant other!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Weird Comics History, Episode 19: Classic Comic Book Advertisements

Weird Comics History, Episode 19: Classic Comic Book Advertisements

You heard about 'em on the podcast, now come see 'em with your own eyes!

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 74 - The One #1 feat. Puzz Fundles!


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 74 - The One #1 (1985)
By Rick Veitch

This is the cover to the b&w trade collection!
Zdravstvuyte, comics enthusiasts! In this episode, Cold Warriors Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) tackle a very complicated comic book miniseries that deals with an even more complicated twentieth geopolitical situation when they read 1985's The One #1 by Rick Veitch! After a quick creator bio and a high school history refresher, they'll push past nuclear nightmares and read all of The One #1, lending their special talents to the issue. After a break, they recap every other issue in the series, and close out the Cold War with some comic books inspired by that worldwide anxiety that might have been contemporaries of Rick Veitch's series! It's going to be apocalyptic!

Why We Collect ep. 1 with Jamie Greiff

Hey folks! In this, the fifth episode of our look at the hobby of collecting–but the first one re-titled to reflect that–Reggie talk...