Thursday, October 11, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 10

It's so hard to say goodbye... and that's exactly what we do during this episode.  Two of our Young Animal pals draw to their conclusion this time around.  Carry on, Cave... See ya, Shade.  It's not a "forever farewell", however... because there's something called "Milk Wars" on the horizon.
In addition to sayin' ciao... we actually have a full line up!  That almost never happens!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Reggie's Comics Stories ep. 1 - Mort Weisinger: The Man Who Wouldn't Be Superman (1975)


Hello, comics enthusiasts! Welcome to the debut episode of a new show hosted by Reggie (@reggiereggie), wherein he'll be telling stories about comic books–the history, the industry, and pretty much anything interesting that didn't happen within the comic book pages themselves. In this episode, he'll read an interview with Mort Weisinger from The Amazing World of DC Comics (1987), conducted by Guy H. Lillian III, titled "Mort Weisinger: The Man Who Wouldn't Be Superman." It's a rare look into the mind of this famous...some might say infamous DC Comics editor. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 110 - Spider-Man and Batman: Disordered Minds (1995)


Hello, brand loyalists! In this episode, dimensional transversers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) subvert time and space to read a once rare, now extinct crossover between Marvel and DC Comics: Spider-Man and Batman by J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Bagley from 1995! After the necessary creator bios, our duo subvert the concept of intellectual property and read all of the story "Disordered Minds," which also features villains Carnage and the Joker. Then, after an informative break, they return to the creators and talk about the other crossover titles co-published by DC and Marvel–and why we don't see them anymore! It's a crazy episode with its own internal logic and continuity...so it won't really matter to Chris and Reggie's personal story arcs if you miss it. But you still shouldn't!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Chris and Reggie "Box-Set", Volume 11: The Direct Market


Chris & Reggie "Box-Set", Volume 11
Weird Comics History: The Direct Market

Enjoy our two-part look into how comics got "here".  From the early days of newsstand distribution to how the fandom itself facilitated the secondary market... and how the simple premise of "no returns" turned the entire industry on its ear.





Total Running Time:
2 Hours - 16 Minutes - 24 Seconds

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 9

Our Young Animal revisit has officially reached "the staples"!  That's right, we are halfway through our planned 18-episode look at the pop-up imprint that could!

This week... It's really one'a them "Good News, Bad News" situations... ya see, after a few months... we finally get that next issue of Doom Patrol.  Thing of it is... it kinda smells like filler.  It looks great though... and gives us our Allred-fix, which is a good thing, since Bug! took the month off!

In addition to that issue of Doom Patrol, we will be discussing the penultimate issues of Shade and Cave... Mother Panic shows up too!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Chris is on Infinite Earths, Episode 1: Secret Origins #1 (1986)

Welcome everyone to the first episode of Chris is on Infinite Earths!
Today we are looking at Secret Origins #1 from 1986... which was originally discussed over at chrisisoninfiniteearths.com on January 31, 2017 (the site's first "bloggiversary").
This is a bit of a self-indulgent episode wherein not only will we look at the "Secret Origin" of the Golden-Age Superman... but of the Chris is on Infinite Earths blog!
The original post can be found right here.
We hope you enjoy this "side series".  If you do, please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cosmic Treadmill ep. 109 - Underworld Unleashed #1 (1995)


Greetings, soul-laden mortals! In this episode, naive bargainers Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) kick off 2018's #BestEventEver crossover occurrence, when they read Mark Waid and Howard Porter's Underworld Unleashed #1, published by DC Comics in 1995! After the creators' bios, our misguided dabblers in the occult sift through every moment of this issue. Later, they look at other incarnations of the Dark Lord that have appeared in comics since the very beginning! There's no need to panic about this episode, you have nothing to lose...except for your soul! So if that's the sort of thing that would bother you, then yeah, go ahead and panic.

Young Animal "Gatherum", Episode 10

It's so hard to say goodbye... and that's exactly what we do during this episode.  Two of our Young Animal pals draw to their con...