Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 53 – Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Four

Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill, Episode #53

Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Four of Five

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #9 (December, 1985)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #10 (January, 1986)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #11 (February, 1986)
In addition to starting down the home-stretch of our Crisis on Infinite Earths coverage, I’d like to present you all with a short video I recorded yesterday regarding an update as well as a Cosmic Treadmill “Call to Arms”.

The gist of the thing is, on September 13, 2020 I’ll be putting up the FINAL episode of Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill… and, in order to really do it right, I want to send this project off on as happy a note as possible.  To do so, I need help.  If you are a listener of the Cosmic Treadmill, and would like to share some of your memories of the show with me, I encourage you to reach out.

I figure there are three ways we could go about this…

  1. If you record a bit of audio and send it to me, I can play it on the air
  2. If you write something and send it to me, I can read it on the air
  3. If you wanted to set up a call with me, where we can chat about the show and I can include that on the episode
Whatever is easiest for you, will be fine by me.  If you’re a listener with a story to tell, I really hope you reach out.  I’m not putting any sort of time-restrictions on these segments… if you have a few words to share, or long stories… that works for me!  If you happen to know any listeners, that may not be blog-readers, please pass this video along to them.  Thank you!

So, it’s the fourth episode of our Crisis on Infinite Earths deep-dive.  If you know anything about me, I have a big problem with “Part 4’s” of anything… unless Part 4 happens to be the conclusion.  Feels like anytime we get a six-part decompressed story these days (which is to say, more or less every comics story), the “Part 4” is especially useless.  Usually just summing up what happened in the first three issues, and kind of pivoting toward the climax.  Boring stuff.

This being the examination of a non-current-year comic means that’s not exactly the case!  We get some really good discussion as we near the brave new universe that DC Comics will be stepping into following tomorrow’s final episode.

I’m trying to remember if this is around where the Anti-Monitor’s helmet was knocked off… leading me to change his voice to that of “Macho Man” Randy Savage.  Boy, I paid for that for a few days.  That started a bit of a tradition where anytime we dealt with a story that had a “Big Bad”, I’d give him Randy Savage’s voice… the six-episode Age of Apocalypse series (which we’ll revisit shortly) was especially brutal on my pipes!

Before I go, I wanted to give another update.  I’ve been offering the old Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill enamel pins to those who are interested (and they’re still available).

Only problem over the past couple of weeks was that I had some second-hand exposure to Covid-19.  A family member we visited had been working with someone who came down positive.  Naturally, the wife and I started “showing symptoms”… psychosomatic stuff.  Every time either of us coughed or sneezed, it was as though we had the plague.

Well, we just got cleared… and so, my first stop was the ol’ big-box store to pick up a pack’a these.

So the pins I promised will be hitting the mail… hopefully before end of day.  Thank you for both your patience and interest.

Tomorrow we’ll wrap up Crisis, take a look at The History of the DC Universe, and how all of the changes rolled across DC Comics.

2 thoughts on “Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 53 – Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Four

  • I would have loved to have seen Crisis play out the way Marv intended. After the battle at the dawn of time the series was supposed to end. Then the next month everything was supposed to restart on the New single earth. NO characters from other Earths were supposed to exist paradoxically. No one was supposed to remember anything of the happenings of the Crisis. Kind of like what DC did with the New 52 decades later.

    I am anxiously awaiting the finale.

  • Joshua Romano

    I'm sorry to see the Cosmic Treadmill come to an end but I think that's a great idea for the final show. I'll send a message for you Chris. Thanks


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