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Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 7

Stop us if you've heard this one before... We have no Doom Patrol today. Hmm, since that might just stop you from checking out this episode, please forget we said anything! Okay, all joking aside... this episode features discussions/reviews of the other four Young Animal books (including a Mother Panic storyline that we... liked?!), which originally aired as segments on the following episodes of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast: Episode 125 (05.28.2017) - Mother Panic #7 Episode 127...


Weird Comics History ep. 30 - The Direct Market, Part One

Hello, comics enthusiasts! In this episode, Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) tackle a subject they've been meaning to cover since the very beginning: the comic book industry's direct market! In part one of two, they'll cover the dirty beginnings of newsstand distribution, and how it developed through the 20th Century. They'll talk about some of the big figures in early comics fandom, and the developing aftermarket that developed around comic book collection. This will lead them...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 107 - American Honda Presents DC Comics’ Supergirl (1984)

Hello, safety enthusiasts! In this episode, traffic coordinators Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) learn they'd better click it or get a ticket when they read the PSA comic book American Honda Presents DC Comics’ Supergirl from 1984! After biographies for the creative team, including the legendary Joe Orlando and Angelo Torres, they break down every weird, dream-like beat of the issue. Then, after a break, the buckle up buddies detail the history of the seatbelt. And finally,...


Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 6

Hellooooooooooooo Animals! We've got a big episode for this installment of the Young Animal Gatherum... not only do we have an issue from ALL FOUR of our ongoings, we're also launching the first Young Animal miniseries... Bug! The Adventures of Forager These five reviews originally aired in three segments during the following episodes of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast: Episode 121 (04.30.2017) - Mother Panic #6 & Doom Patrol #6 Episode 123 (05.14.2017) - Shade the Changing Girl #8 &...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 106 - Captain N: The Game Master #1 (1990) + A History of Valiant Comics

Ready player one: start! In this episode, gamers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive into the weird world of Videoland when they read Captain N: The Game Master #1, published in 1990 by Valiant Comics! After a brief look at the history of video games and Nintendo, our Italian plumbers read all four stories in the issue, providing creator biographies whenever it "seems" applicable. After a short break, the guys return to provide an exhaustive history of Valiant, thanks to...


Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 5

Greetings Young and Animalistic ones! This week's episode... kinda like a unicorn and bigfoot all wrapped into one, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) will be discussing ALL FOUR Young Animal books! PLUS: Our first "State of the Imprint Address" wherein data is crunched and cancellation fears begin to raise their ugly head! These Segments originally aired on the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, on the following episodes: Episode 116 (03.26.2017) - Mother Panic #5 & Doom Patrol...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 105 - Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse Part Six: X-Men Omega #1 & X-Men Prime #1 (1995)

It's the dawn of a new day, comics enthusiasts! In thie episode, time-jumpers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggeireggie) conclude their six(!) part look at Marvel Comics' 1995 X-Men event, Age of Apocalypse, when they read X-Men Omega #1 by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid and Roger Cruz! After some quick biographical recap, they detail every moment of this show-stopping conclusion, providing context wherever available. Not content to leave things there, our Doctors Who then go over X-Men Prime...


Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 4

Stop us if you heard this one... Welcome to a Doom Patrol-less installment of the Young Animal Gatherum! No worries though, we've got the rest of the line-up to keep us company... a couple of 'em twice! These segments originally aired on the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, on the following episodes: Episode 111 (02.19.2017) - Mother Panic #3 & Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #5 Episode 113 (03.05.2017) - Shade the Changing Girl #6 Episode 114 (03.12.2017) - Mother Panic #4 Episode...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 104 - Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse Part Five: X-Universe #1-#2 (1995)

Hello again, fellow human scum! In this episode, wastrels Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) dive back into the vicious nightmare that is Marvel Comics' 1995 X-Men-based comic book event, The Age of Apocalypse! Today we learn about what's happening outside of the mutant class, checking in on the other characters--and providing complete biographies for--appearing in X-Universe #1 and #2 from 1995! There's a lot to dissect as they try to provide context for the shocking character...


Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 3

Helloooooo Dangerous Humans, Today we bring you good news... and better news! First the good news... this episode does include an issue of Doom Patrol. The better news? It does not include an issue of Mother Panic! That there was a book your humble hosts, Reggie (@reggiereggie) and Chris (@acecomics) did not enjoy right out of the gate! This is another collection of four review segments, originally aired on the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, on the following episodes: Episode 105...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 103 - Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse Part Four: Amazing X-Men #4 (and finishing the other half of the issues!) 1995

Greetings, and welcome back to the bleak nightmare that is our near future! In this episode, blink watchers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) delve back into the alternate present that is Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse event, running through the X-Men line of books in 1995! Our Sliders wrap up Gambit and the X-Ternals, X-Calibre, X-Man, and Amazing X-Men, with special attention to Amazing X-Men #4 by Fabian Nicieza and Andy Kubert! We're all set up for the grand finale, folks,...


Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 2

Greetings Dangerous Humans! Welcome to the second installment of our deep-dive into DC's Young Animal imprint... and we're already missing Doom Patrol! This will become a trend... and will only get worse as we go along. What we do have is four segments... discussing four issues that did manage to come out! These originally aired during the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, on the following episodes: Episode 098 (11.20.2016) - Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #2 Episode 101 (12.11.2016) -...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 102 - Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse Part Three: X-Men Chronicles #2 (and finishing half of the issues!) (1995)

Hello mutant rebels! In this episode, extra Horsemen Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) return to the time that might have been in part three of their look at Marvel Comics' 1995 X-Men event, Age of Apocalypse! After some recap, they read both issues of X-Men Chronicles, with special conentration on #2 by Howard Mackie and Ian Churchill! Then, our pen slaves close out the final issues of Astonishing X-Men, Factor X, Generation neXt, and Weapon X, providing biographies for all new...


Cosmic Treadmill Special: Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 1

Greetings, Dangerous Humans! As we are currently in what might just be the final month of DC's Young Animal imprint, your Young and Animalistic hosts, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) thought it might be fun to share with you their initial thoughts on the launch! In this extra-sized (or, over-sized) episode they look at all four "number one" issues. Since the Young Animal launch was staggered from September-November, 2016... there are also a couple of "non-number one" reviews in...


Chris & Reggie SPECIAL - What if... DC's Young Animal #100?!

Hello everyone! With our sincerest apologies, we report that... due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we were unable to record Part Three (of Five) of our Age of Apocalypse Spectacular. We appreciate your patience, and we didn't wanna leave you hanging this (or any) Sunday morning... and so, for your listening pleasure... something completely different! Over at Weird Science DC Comics, your humble hosts Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) host a segment wherein they...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 101 - Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse Part Two: Astonishing X-Men #1 (and all the #1 issues!) (1995)

Greetings, fellow slaves of Apocalypse! In this episode, our cannon fodder Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) return to that dystopian dimension in part two of their look at the Marvel Comics event Age of Apocalypse from 1995! Concentrating on Astonishing X-Men #1 (March 1995) but covering each #1 issue of this event, including full creator and character biographies, our time-hopping duo attempt to weave this tale of what might have been--and may yet be!--if things aren't returned...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 100 - Marvel Comics' Age of Apocalypse Part One: X-Men Alpha #1 (1995)

Hello, dwellers of an alternate dystopian future! In this Giant-Size episode, dimension-shunters Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) check out Marvel Comics crossover so big, they'll need multiple parts to get through it! It's Age of Apocalypse, part one, specifically dealing with 1995's X-Men Alpha #1 by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Roger Cruz and Steve Epting! After laying down some substantial story groundwork, our pair dive right into biographies for all four creators that are...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 99 - American Splendor #1 (1976)

Heya, fellow comics enthusiasts! In this episode, everymen Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) do a little gazing at someone else's navel when they read Harvey Pekar's American Splendor #1 from 1976! After some biographical information, peppered with lots of quotes from the subject himself, our pair go through every story in this 52-page anthology, providing information on all of the contributing artists (including Robert Crumb) as they go. Then, after a break, our eavesdroppers...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 98 - Nightwing #93 (2004)

Hello! In this episode, our caring and compassionate comics readers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) tackle an uncomfortable subject when they read Devin Grayson and Patrick Zircher's Nightwing #93, published by DC Comics in 2004! After some biographical information and a little place-setting, the duo use their vocal stylings to read the entire issue. Then they look at the ciritical reaction to the book and some background information on Devin that might help explain--or...


Cosmic Treadmill ep. 97 - Young Romance #1 (1947)

Hello, romanticizers of four-color funnybooks! In this episode, love doctors Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) tackle the mysteries of love, when they read the first romance comic book ever published: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's Young Romance #1 from 1947! After the needed run-down on Jack and Joe, our heartstrong pair discuss the conditions that created the romance comic, and then read all four (or five?) stories contained within the first one--with special emphasis on "The...