Monday, September 30, 2019

Morituri Mondays, Episode 2 - Strikeforce: Morituri #2 (1/87)


Happy Monday, Gang!
In this episode, Chris and Chris join our new recruits as they have their new powers forcibly jump-started!  Ya see, it's not enough to have the Morituri Formula in yer veins to make you a hero... you also gotta eventually manifest a useful power!  What better way than to cram 'em all into the pressure cooker known only as "The Garden"?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 17 - Collecting the Kid


Hey everyone! In this, and the next few episodes, Reggie (@reggiereggie) is going to look at collections and collecting. Why do we do it? What are our personal parameters? Will we ever have enough space for the things we want? Hopefully this will be a two-way dialogue, so please engage me on social media or e-mail!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Morituri Mondays, Episode 1 - Strikeforce: Morituri #1 (12/86)


You, who are about to listen... We Salute You!
Welcome friends to the first title-centric series here at the Chris and Reggie Channel as Chris (@acecomics) and... Chris (@Charlton_Hero) take you on a guided tour of Marvel's Earth-1287, a world with an alien invasion situation, and unfortunately for them, a world without super-heroes... that is, until Dr. Kimmo Tuolema devised the Morituri Process.  A process, under which superpowers could be granted to certain "lucky" folks... but at rather a high-cost.  The individual getting those powers is doomed to burn-out and perish within the next 12 months.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 143 - Mary Worth: The Aldo Kelrast Saga (2006)


Greetings, comic strip enthusiasts! In this episode, Worthiteers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) peer into the salacious world of Santa Royale when they read a run of Mary Worth comic strips from 2006  by Karen Moy and Joe Giella! After picking apart the history of Mary Worth, and detailing this strip's trappings, they read every daily strip from July 2 to October 17, 2006, in which a new person moves into the neighborhood–and Mary Worth's life! Then, our newsies talk about other times comic strips tackled subjects taken from the headlines of the day, and even reveal a current storyline in Funky Winkerbean, which has yet to be resolved (as of this recording!) It's a real nail-biter, you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode #29: Lois Lane : When it Rains, God is Crying (1986)



It's "Tales from the Undergrad" when Chris (@acecomics) shares some stories regarding a couple of the cornerstones of his earlier studies... social media addiction and forensic psychology (with a focus on missing children), the latter of which parlays into a discussion about the sorta-kinda obscure Lois Lane mini-series from 1986... a pre-Crisis story in a post-Crisis world (or something)!
It's a sobering and sad tale, wonderfully crafted by Mindy Newell and Gray Morrow... the comic that is.  The rest of the show is still a babbling idiot... and you can listen to him babble on about his love/hate relationship with the "media of social" for the better part of an hour!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 142 - DC Universe Rebirth #1 (2016)


Hello, patient listeners! In this episode, newborn babes Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) look at the most recent of DC Comics' many universe reboots when they read DC Universe: Rebirth #1 from 2016! After some biographical information about writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank, our inter-dimensional travelers look at what makes up a parallel universe, and then detail how DC acquired such a convoluted multiverse in the first place! After reading the issue, Reggie and Chris discuss what got them psyched about DC Universe Rebirth #1 and whether or not DC delivered on that enthusiasm. This episode is far less messy than an actual birth, you don't wanna miss it!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode #28: New Teen Titans Drug Awareness Special - The Second One (1983)



Heyyy Gang!
In today's very special episode, Chris shares a very special issue sorta-kinda featuring the New Teen Titans.  Also, your host shares the story of a long-lingering addiction he once battled with... and no, we're not talking about comics!  That addiction he still can't kick!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 27: Adventures of Jerry Lewis #105 (1968)

It's Labor Day in America... and while a lotta folks might think of barbecues and getting the day off from work, your host's mind goes immediately to the man who hosted the annual MDA Telethon every year, Jerry Lewis!  Year after year, the sight of Jerry Lewis' face would signify to many children that Summer vacation was over... and it was now time to go back to school.  We'll discuss a little bit of that here today.
Also, we'll touch on the part of the comics hobby I (for whatever reason) always equate with Summer vacation: the trading cards!  I'll teach you all where in the box those sneaky distributors always put the holograms!*
*If you don't get a hologram, that only means the retailer mixed up the packs.  The Cosmic Treadmill assumes no liability for misspent monies.

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 21 w/ Patrick Kotenberg

Hello, everyone! In this episode, Reggie (@reggiereggie) talks with Patrick Kotenberg, someone relatively new to collecting comic books...