Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 54 – Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Five

Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill, Episode #54

Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Five of Five

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March, 1986)
  • History of the DC Universe #1 (January, 1987)
  • History of the DC Universe #2 (February, 1987)
    • Marv Wolfman & George Perez

 Alrighty, let’s take this baby home…

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Another decently-long episode of our Crisis on Infinite Earths coverage… where we tie up all of the loose ends, well, the loose ends DC Comics decided to tie up anyway!

We look at Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 as well as the two-part History of the DC Universe prestige-format “Handbooks” to examine many of the changes the DC Universe had undergone.  Also, we discuss how these ch-ch-ch-changes rolled out (or didn’t) in a bunch of DC Comics books.

In resharing these episodes of the Cosmic Treadmill this week, I’ve received a lot of very kind words.  I hope if this was how you discovered this series, that you enjoyed it.

Tomorrow I’ll be re-sharing the FINAL episode of Comix Tawk… discussing a topic that was timely when we recorded it last December, but is kind of old news right now.  It’s a fun chat either way, and it’s one where we both get kind of heated.  I look forward to sharing this on the main feed.

Also: The first batch of Cosmic Treadmill pins have gone out in the mail.  Those of you who wanted one should be receiving them shortly!  If you wouldn’t mind doing me a favor and snapping a pic when you get it so I can include it in our little slideshow.  Thank you!

Also-Also: The Cosmic Treadmill “Call to Arms” is still in effect.  If you have any happy memories about the show, please reach out so I can include them in the upcoming FINAL episode of Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill (which will drop on September 13, 2020).  For more information, please check out this short video:

One thought on “Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill, Episode 54 – Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part Five

  • A while back I was scrolling through the Cosmic Treadmill back catalog and saw that you had done a 5 part series on Crisis on Infinite Earths. I thought this is something I've got to listen to. Then I saw how long the episodes were and I just put it off as "I'll get to it some other time." I am so glad you posted these to the blog site because it was the push i needed to listen to them. And boy oh boy were they wworth it. An excellent series. Well worth the time investment to listen to it.

    I am one of those guys old enough to have bought and read the individual issues when they came out. I was 14 years old and also discovered my first Comics Specialty Shop mid way through the series. So Crisis has a special place in my heart.
    I was not a big DC reader at the time. I would mostly only buy their team books. JLA, Titans, and All Star Squadron were my big 3 DC books. The only reason I ever started reading Crisis was because I stumbled upon issue 3 at a Durg Store on the way home from my grandmother's house one night. It had the Titans on the cover and I liked the Titans so I convinced one of my parents to buy it for me. I think I picked up 4 and 5 on the newsstands at the 2 stores within walking distance of my house. Then while at an auction I found a little stand selling comics and they had issues 1 and 2 for cover price. So I bought them after convincing my mother I needed them. Spent the rest of the auction and the car ride home reading them and looking at them over and over. Pretty sure I got 6 through 12 after my cousin introduced me to my first Comics shop. He used to pass it every day on his way home from school and knew I liked comics so he took me there. (Oh the money I could have now if only he took a different route home from school.)
    Crisis was my gateway into the DC solo heroes. It wasn't until after Crisis that I would start buying Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, etc etc…
    So I guess Crisis succeded in bringing me deeper into the DC universe.

    By the way I have the Absolute Edition Collection, and it looks really good.


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