Thursday, November 29, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 17


Greetings (for the second to last time), you Dangerous Humans!  That's right, this is the penultimate installment on of our Young Animal Gatherum series of episodes.  Doncha just love saying the word "penultimate"?  Seems like the sort of word people use incorrectly all the time... like "prolific".
Am I rambling?  Well, yes... because really, there isn't much to say here about the books we're reviewing this week.  They are all *penultimate* issues, and the seams of truncation have become rather visible as our creative teams stomp on the brakes to get their stories wrapped up.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 5: Superman: The Man of Steel #18 (1992)


Happy Belated Thanksgiving, Gentle Listeners!
This time out Chris shares a sappy (and perhaps precious) story from his youth... during which he went from a powerful paperboy to humble odd-jobber, all in the name of keeping up with his favorite... and some new-to-him comics!

Also, how and why this very issue never fails to remind him of Thanksgiving... or Thanksgiving Eve, mostly Thanksgiving though.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chris and Reggie "Box-Set", Volume 12: Hal Jordan's Action Comics


During the month of November, 2018... we examined an often-overlooked era for Hal Jordan... and the pit-stop he made between runs of his own ongoing title as the leading man of Action Comics during its weekly incarnation.
Join us for nearly six-hours of discussion and analysis... and follow along as Hal learns a bit about his ring, meets Oprah Winfrey, ends his icky (and arguably illegal) relationship with Arisia, and faces off with the Greatest Super-Villain you've never heard of... Lord Malvolio!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 117 - Action Comics Weekly: Green Lantern Part Four (1989)


Greetings, oh Keepers of the Flame! Today, calendar-scrutinizing comics fans Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) conclude their look at the Green Lantern stories contained in DC Comics' Action Comics Weekly, in this episode covering issues #636 to #642, plus Green Lantern Special #2 by James Owsley, Dan Raspler and M.D. Bright! They go through every bizarre beat of these books, lending their raspy voices where applicable. Later, our Sunday-to-Sunday fellas look at some of the fallout from this weekly series; what happened to Malvolio and Priest, and other weekly series DC Comics has put out over the years. Plus...an alternate ending? The episode is full of mysteries and and goofy stuff...mostly goofy stuff. You don't want to miss it!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 16

We've reached the second-half... of the second-season, and if we're being honest... it feels like, for the most part, we're just lumbering toward that finish line.  Join Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) as they examine the four Young Animal offerings for signs of truncation... and, you know them... they're probably going to kvetch about Doom Patrol's tardiness yet again!
Only two episodes to go... plenty of insanity still to go around!
Oh, and if you're listening to this on the day of release... Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 4 - Bob Wood: Crime Does Not Pay, Eventually


Hey folks! In this episode of Reggie's Comics Stories, I bring you the salacious and tragic tale of Bob Wood, against the backdrop of a New York City that was a lot less put-together than was shown in contemporary media of the time! Except perhaps in that true crime magazine co-created by Wood himself, Crime Does Not Pay. It's a tale of vice, sex, and crime––and that's only what's contained in the four-color pages! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 116 - Action Comics Weekly: Green Lantern, Part Three (1988/89)


Welcome back, comics enthusiasts! In this episode, our weary weekly warriors Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) continue their look at the Green Lantern stories included in Action Comics Weekly, tackling issues #624 to #635 from 1988 and 1989! Consisting of one long story written by Christopher Priest and drawn by M.D. Bright, our calendar-efficient pair tackle every sweet second of Hal Jordan's dalliance with Captain Atom, and his meeting a three-hundred year-old ring-bearer named Malvolio! It's the only time this character ever appeared in comic books, so you won't want to miss it!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 15

"Don't know what you've got, til it's gone" - A Disney Princess (we think)
It was with this flurry of episodes that Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) learned that the Young Animal imprint was going to draw to a close just three months later.  It was bittersweet news, to say the very least... but somehow, we managed to keep our will to live.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 4: Justice League America #52 (1991) PLUS: The History of Super-Blog Team-Up!


Yes... we're only four episodes in... it's another bwah-ha-ha book, but there's a special reason for that.  And really, that's not the meat and potatoes of this episode anyway.  This time out, Chris (@acecomics) is joined by another Chris... Chris Bailey (@Charlton_Hero) of the SuperHero Satellite who shares the origins of the Mighty Super-Blog Team-Up!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 115 - Action Comics Weekly: Green Lantern Part Two + Green Lantern Special #1 (1988)


Greetings, Jordanites and Jordanettes! In this episode, anti-Apartheid protesters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) continue their look at the Green Lantern parts of Action Comics Weekly from 1988-1989, this week covering issues #615 through #623, and Green Lantern Special #1 from 1988! Providing biographical information for creators along the way, our weekly warriors go through every page of these issues, lending their arguable vocal talents and commentary. It's another oft-forgotten chunk of Green Lantern history, you don't want to miss this!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 14

We enter the second month of Young Animal's "Season Two"... and it feels like the writing might already be on the wall.  In other news... we actually discuss an issue of Doom Patrol this time around!  Yay?
Um, yeah... about that... we don't usually break out the "colorful language" warning... but, here we be.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 3 - C.C. Beck: Preacher's Son (2000)


Shazam, everbody! In this episode of Comics Stories, Reggie (@reggiereggie) reads an essay written by C.C. Beck, and published in the book Streetwise (edited by Jon Cooke and John Morrow, 2000), titled "Preacher's Son." It's a fascinating look at Beck's life and his mind, with lots of great anecdotes and few punches pulled. No stone is left unturned in this essay, here's hoping you all enjoy listening!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 114 - Action Comics Weekly: Hal Jordan, Part One (1988)


Greetings, Wednesday warriors! In this episode, ScienCell janitors Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) begins a multiple-part series on DC Comics Action Comics Weekly, published in 1988 and 1989, concentrating on the Green Lantern stories starring Hal Jordan! Featuring work by  Gil Kane, Christopher Priest, Peter David and Tod Smith–and therefore our ring-polishers provide biographical information for each of them. After explaining what this series is and how it came to be, our Oan tour guides pore over issues #601 through #614, exploring Hal Jordan's journey through life, love...and Oprah Winfrey? This is just the beginning of what will prove to be a lot of Green Lantern, you don't want to miss it!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 13 - Season Two!

Sniff, sniff... hey, this episode's got that "new season smell"!
That's right, folks... in the wake of Milk Wars, Young Animal finds itself with an unnecessary (and unearned) reboot!  All new number ones!  Don't worry, we don't play that game... this is still "episode 13" to us.

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...