Society & Culture:History
Cosmic Treadmill ep. 57 - Strikeforce: Morituri #1 (1986)
This week, we who are about to die Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) check out an offbeat Marvel comic from 1986, Strikeforce: Morituri #1 by Peter B. Gillis, Brent Anderson, and Whilce Portacio! After the usual biographical information, they look at the origins of the phrase "morituri" and when it became part of popular culture. Then, our time-travelers dive into a dystopian future where the world is under constant threat of alien attack, and is protected by...Joe Piscopo. After some discussion about potential adaptations of this property that never were, Chris tells a story about the eerie parallels between this series and his real life at the time that he read it. All that, plus a crack at the listener mailbag! You won't want to miss this trip into a dark and strangely-dressed future!
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