Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 11 - Arnold Drake's Memo


Hello, fans of the weird! In this episode, Reggie talks about one of his favorite creators, Arnold Drake, and concentrates on a memo he wrote in 1966 to DC Comics' executives about changing their content to be more like Marvel. It's very strangely worded, so it requires a little deconstruction! Enjoy this look at a lesser-known piece of comics history, and let us know what you think!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 130 - The Brotherhood #1 (2001)


Greetings, comrades! In this episode, mutant-hunters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at a time that Marvel's X-Men line of titles was in flux...and that resulted in The Brotherhood #1, published in 2001, by Writer "X" and Esad Ribic! After a look at the editorial landscape at Marvel at the time, they go through every page of this book, lending their commentary and vocal rudeness along the way. Then they discuss the mysterious Writer "X", who it could have been...and who it actually is! Do not resist this episode, listen in!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 11: Batman #416 (1988)


Greetings teen-aged sidekicks!
This time out, Chris (@acecomics) is joined by his pal Jody Yerdon (@regalfan) to discuss one of the, in their opinion, greatest (and most underrated) Batman stories ever put to print!
Batman #416 sees the post-Crisis meeting of Dick Grayson and Jason Todd... and is chock full of some amazing Bat-Family Drama!  Ever late-to-the-party, Chris ranked this as the best comic book he'd read in 2016... and it is still his very favorite Batman story, despite (or possibly because) the Caped Crusader himself only appearing on a handful of pages!
Listen to the fellas gush over this one for about an hour!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 129 - Insane Clown Posse: The Pendulum #1 (2000)


Greetings, Juggalos! In this episode, neden hunters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive back into the world of the wicked clowns, when they read ICP: The Pendulum #1, published by Chaos Comics and created by Jesse McCann and Jerry Beck in 2000! After some biographical info and an explanation of the twelve songs attached to the twelve issues in this series, the foolios check out all twelve of 'em--songs and comics--lending their vocal talents to only the first issue. After a break, our pious jesters look at the spiritual side of the Insane Clown Posse, explaining the "Joker cards" and the attendant entities that represent their meaning. Plus: how to play "Morton's List!" It's a whoop whoop fun episode, you don't wanna miss it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 10 - When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World


Hey everyone! This episode of Reggie's Comics Stories is a reading of Cullen Murphy's 2017 article for Vanity Fair, titled "When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World." Mr. Murphy is the author of Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe, a great book about cartooning and cartoonists in the mid-twentieth century. The essay is full of information about comics peddling, and anecdotes about some famous illustrators, here's hoping that you enjoy it!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 128 - The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy (1976)


Hello, o responsible listeners! In this episode, curious teenagers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at a collaboration between Marvel Comics and Planned Parenthood in 1976: The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigyby Ann Robinson and Ross Andru! After some biographical info about the creators--the best that could be done under the circumstances--the promiscuous hosts look at the beginnings of Planned Parenthood and then read every page and panel of the comic book to hand. Then the pair let their hair down and check out the Second Sexual Revolution--that's the groovy one, folks. Finally, they wrap it all up with some terrific listener mail! It's an episode you'll want to share with your family--IF you choose or have chosen to have one!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 10: Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day (2003)

The Titans and Young Justice are standing at the edge of tomorrow... today, because it's Graduation Day!
Join your humble host as he shares not only this story, but the story of traveling for his very own Graduation Day... and how this storyline haunted his troubled trip East.  Learn that the only thing more dangerous than a malfunctioning Superman Android is... having to schedule blog posts to publish ahead of time, especially when the person writing them forgets how Time Zones work!
All this plus an important announcement about the future of the Chris is on Infinite Earths blog!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 127 - Superman #123 (1997)


Hello, denizens of Metropolis! In this episode, amateur electricians Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) read an issue of Superman in which he wasn't quite feeling himself: vol. 2 #123 from 1997, by Dan Jurgens and Ron Frenz! After some creator bios and a little backstory to explain how Superman contracted this condition, our technicians go through every page of this seminal issue, lending their vocal bleats and sarcastic commentary along the way. After a music break, our pair return to close out the bios for Jurgens and Frenz, and then talk about some other instances where Superman changed his look--usually not by choice! It's a transformative episode, you don't want to miss it!

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 ...