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Footnotes is a CGS spin-off podcast that takes an in-depth look at classic comic runs issue by issue and sometimes page by page. If you love discovering all the details in comics, and even the minutia, then Footnotes is for you.

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    An Introduction

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 18, 2008)

    We are starting a new series of podcasts called Footnotes. In this series we will take in-depth looks at classic runs of comics, one issue at a time. (13:06)

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    Crisis Tapes 01

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (December 6, 2009)

    It's finally here! Peter and Adam's long awaited Footnotes spin-off taking an in-depth look at DC's monumental maxi-series event, Crisis on Infinite Earths. (53:36)

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    Crisis Tapes 02

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (February 24, 2010)

    Peter and Adam dig into the feedback from the first episode kicking off all kinds of discussion on events, DC cosmology, storytelling, more Crisis Fun Facts and more! (1:40:37)

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    Crisis Tapes 03: Crisis...!

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (April 6, 2010)

    In this episode, we take a look at what the word 'Crisis' means to the DCU, DC Comics, readers and more. Along the way we give brief overviews of other DC Crises, respond to feedback and continue our Crisis Fun Facts. (2:00:16)

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    Crisis Tapes 04: ...on Infinite Earths!

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (May 7, 2010)

    Earth-1. Earth-3. Earth-Prime. Earth-X. Do you know the Multiverse Atlas of the DC Universe? In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss the various alternate earths that are featured in Crisis. We also go through feedback, provide some fun facts and more. (2:59:39)

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    Crisis Tapes 05: Top Five

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (August 1, 2010)

    Top Five Pre-Crisis Multiverse Stories! Superman meets Superman. JLA meets JSA. Earth-1 meets Earth-X. Even the Microcosmos! We dig into our collections and pick our personal favorite alternate/parallel earth stories! (1:46:50)

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    Crisis Tapes 06: Monitoring the Monitor part 1

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (December 30, 2010)

    We turn our attentions to those mysterious Monitor appearances that popped up throughout the DC Universe prior to the release of Crisis... #1. In this first episode, we spotlight New Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Flash, Blue Devil, and more. (1:57:34)

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    Crisis Tapes 07: Monitoring the Monitor part 2

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (April 1, 2011)

    The Monitor continues to make appearances across Earth, the Universe, Time and even Parallel Earths. In this episode we focus in on Justice League of America, Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Wonder Woman, Infinity Inc. and Swamp Thing. (2:04:15)

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    Crisis Tapes 08: Monitoring the Monitor Part 3

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (January 4, 2012)

    Murd soldiers on solo with The Crisis Tapes and continues to discuss the Pre-Crisis appearances of the Monitor. This episode recaps appearances in Swamp Thing, All-Star Squadron, DC Comics Presents, World's Finest Comics, Vigilante and Amethyst. (1:43:30)

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    Crisis Tapes 09: Monitoring the Monitor Part 4

    The Crisis Tapes: Footnotes (February 5, 2014)

    Twenty-five months later, The Crisis Tapes return! Concluding our examination of 1984, the final pre-Crisis year, through the lens of the multiple Monitor cameos planted throughout the DC Comics publishing line during that year. Featured are issues of Batman, DC Comics Presents, Superman, G.I. Combat, Jonah Hex, and The Warlord. (3:06:36)

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    JLA/Avengers 1

    Footnotes: Footnotes (February 9, 2007)

    Peter and Adam, the resident trivia geeks, go over the first issue of the DC and Marvel crossover extravaganza, JLA/Avengers. Page by page, panel by panel, it's a detailed look at all the fun facts and easter eggs supplied by Busiek, Perez and company. (1:55:28)

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    JLA/Avengers 2

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 5, 2007)

    Peter and Adam continue their look at comics' most famous cross-over. Look no further for everything you wanted to know about all the heroes and all their details. (1:53:18)

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    JLA/Avengers 3

    Footnotes: Footnotes (May 17, 2007)

    Peter and the Murd dig deep into the interior of JLA/Avengers 3 after last months cover extravaganza. (2:28:53)

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    JLA/Avengers 3 - The Cover

    Footnotes: Footnotes (May 17, 2007)

    This time Peter and Murd have outdone themselves in their geekiness. They spent almost three hours just discussing the cover to JLA/Avengers number 3. Who are the king geeks now? (2:46:36)

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    JLA/Avengers 4

    Footnotes: Footnotes (June 18, 2007)

    Adam and Peter finish out the JLA/Avengers crossover with a mammoth episode. Every detail in the book is discussed in this episode. Is there enough room left in your brain to fit it all in? (2:48:35)

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    JSA 0 Secret Files 1

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 21, 2008)

    Our coverage of the amazing JSA series starts with the Secret Files issue. Golden Age heroes in the modern age. Who could ask for anything more? (42:52)

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    JSA 01

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 12, 2008)

    The first issue of JSA sucked us all into a wonderful title. There's so much in this issue it's hard to stop talking! (44:48)

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    JSA 02

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 27, 2009)

    More JSA goodness. (49:57)

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    JSA 03

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 30, 2009)

    Our coverage of one of DC's all-time best series continues. (38:24)

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    JSA 04

    Footnotes: Footnotes (June 11, 2009)

    JSA issue 4 starts to wrap up James Robinson's involvement with the title and paves the way for Geoff Johns to take over the reigns. Lots of good stuff inside. (30:35)

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    JSA 05

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 1, 2010)

    The former Sandy the Golden Boy takes centerstage in this oneshot story as he learns how to handle his new powers. (34:12)

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    JSA 06

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 20, 2010)

    Black Adam makes an early appearance in the JSA series, setting him up for a larger role in the future. It's time for 'Justice, Like Lightning...". (30:54)

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    JSA 07

    Footnotes: Footnotes (July 23, 2010)

    The Darkness Falls trilogy begins! An old Golden Age villain returns, the JSA battle against one of their own and the new Dr. Mid-Nite appears! (31:34)

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    JSA 08

    Footnotes: Footnotes (September 24, 2010)

    The Darkness Falls trilogy continues as the JSA, during their battle against Obsidian and shadow controlled JSA members, are introduced to the new Dr. Mid-nite. (26:34)

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    JSA 09

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 4, 2010)

    The Darkness Falls trilogy concludes! The world is in darkness, teammate vs teammate, and Father vs Son in a final battle to restore Obsidian to sanity before the JSA is destroyed. (35:29)

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    JSA 10

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 9, 2011)

    Raging Cat! Wildcat fights a new Injustice Society throughout the JSA Headquarters in this solo issue! (32:52)

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    JSA 11

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 22, 2011)

    A new story arc begins! When disaster strikes one of the members of the JSA, they split into two groups: one to venture into the time stream in search of Extant while the other chases after the villainous cult of Kobra! (39:49)

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    JSA 12

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 30, 2011)

    The JSA battles Kobra! Atom Smasher pushes himself to his limits! An issue illustrated by Buzz! (44:00)

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    Justice League 01

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 26, 2008)

    The classic Justice League/International run starts here. Time to jump into the fun. (39:06)

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    Justice League 02

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 12, 2008)

    More wackiness and fun all explained in exquisite detail. (44:17)

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    Justice League 03

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 20, 2009)

    The wackiness continues in Justice League and so does our coverage. (55:06)

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    Justice League 04

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 28, 2009)

    Our covereage of Justice League continues here. (47:54)

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    Justice League 04.5 - Annual 1

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 8, 2010)

    The Justice League Annual #1 was released in between issues 4 and 5 so it's only right that we throw it into the lineup. (32:13)

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    Justice League 05

    Footnotes: Footnotes (May 14, 2010)

    If you were reading this series in the 80s then all we need to describe this issue is two words: One punch! (43:34)

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    Justice League 06

    Footnotes: Footnotes (June 25, 2010)

    ​The Gray Man saga continues as we get one issue closer to the revelation of Max Lord's plans that will alter the course of this title for the next few years. (34:12)

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    Justice League 07

    Footnotes: Footnotes (July 18, 2010)

    The bwa-ha-ha era Justice League goes International! With this issue, the Gray Man arc closes, Max Lord's plans for the group are revealed and the team roster changes. (50:25)

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    Justice League 08

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 20, 2010)

    The newly structured Justice League International sets up shop in New York, Russia, and France - and in typical bwa-ha-ha fashion, things don't always go smoothly. It's Moving Day! Plus, the Global Guardians subplot begins! (39:42)

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    Justice League 09

    Footnotes: Footnotes (February 26, 2011)

    There's a spy in the midst of the Justice League International as the Millennium event kicks off in the DCU. Even Max Lord has his plans put on hold as the Manhunters attack! Also, the Global Guardians backup brings Jack O'Lantern to Bialya. (45:34)

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    Justice League 10

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 16, 2011)

    Millennium continues as members of the old and new Justice League fight the Manhunters on their very own homeworld! It's some of the most powerful members of the JLA in the hands of the bwa-ha-ha creative team. (53:53)

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    Justice League 11

    Footnotes: Footnotes (June 28, 2011)

    Millennium is over and the team gets back to their usual shenanigans as they battle the Construct! The mystery of Maxwell Lord is about to be revealed. And enter... the New Gods! (32:52)

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    Justice League 12

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 25, 2012)

    Max Lord's origin story is finally revealed! Is he man or machine! Listen along and find out. (1:04:19)

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    Secret Wars 01

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 19, 2008)

    The discussion of Marvel's first event starts here. Don't miss it! (37:06)

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    Secret Wars 02

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 4, 2008)

    Another issue and so many more details. We almost double our targeted talk time. Everything you always wanted to know about Secret Wars issue 2 is in this episode. (57:48)

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    Secret Wars 03

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 26, 2009)

    Lines are being divided and the heroes get put to the test! Find out more as we dig into issue 3. (53:47)

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    Secret Wars 04

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 17, 2009)

    We're back with more Secret Wars. The discussion continues as the story really starts to take shape. (34:03)

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    Secret Wars 05

    Footnotes: Footnotes (May 21, 2009)

    More Secret Wars action coming your way! (31:18)

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    Secret Wars 06

    Footnotes: Footnotes (May 28, 2009)

    Mike Zeck returns as penciller as we continue our look at this Marvel event. In this issue: An Avenger dies! The X-Men strike! And Klaw! (29:10)

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    Secret Wars 07

    Footnotes: Footnotes (July 10, 2009)

    The discussion on Secret Wars continues. In this episode we look at issue 7. (36:28)

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    Secret Wars 08

    Footnotes: Footnotes (July 31, 2009)

    Can you say 'Black Costume Spidy?' This is the issue that shaped Spider-man for years to come. (48:52)

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    Secret Wars 09

    Footnotes: Footnotes (August 7, 2009)

    Doom's plan is beginning to hatch. Can the heroes stop Galactus? All the answers are in this episode. (25:42)

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    Secret Wars 10

    Footnotes: Footnotes (September 18, 2009)

    We are closing in on the end here. What will happen with Dr. Doom? Do we finally meet the Beyonder? Join us to find out. (35:08)

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    Secret Wars 11

    Footnotes: Footnotes (October 2, 2009)

    Dr. Doom has gained the powers of the Beyonder! It's up to the heroes to find out just what he intends to do with them. The penultimate chapter is here! (37:59)

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    Secret Wars 12

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 3, 2009)

    The final chapter! How does everything wrap up and where does the Marvel Universe go from here? Find out in this episode! (47:36)

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    Thor 337

    Footnotes: Footnotes (November 26, 2008)

    Simonson's classic run on Thor begins here. Who is Beta Ray Bill? (35:41)

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    Thor 338

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 5, 2008)

    Simonson's epic continues. Just who is Beta Ray Bill? Find out more in this episode. (46:47)

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    Thor 339

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 19, 2009)

    Our coverage of Simonson's classic run on Thor continues. Enter: Stormbreaker! (43:00)

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    Thor 340

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 3, 2009)

    The final chapter of the Ballad of Beta Ray Bill. Let's talk about some awesomeness! (24:15)

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    Thor 341

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 22, 2010)

    We continue our coverage of Simonson's awesome run on Thor. (30:00)

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    Thor 342

    Footnotes: Footnotes (May 28, 2010)

    Thor encounters the last viking! Fafnir returns! Balder laments! And Simonson's classic run continues. (51:36)

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    Thor 343

    Footnotes: Footnotes (July 9, 2010)

    Simonson returns to inking with this issue as The Last Viking story comes to a close with a rematch battle against Fafnir. (32:42)

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    Thor 344

    Footnotes: Footnotes (August 3, 2010)

    This issue puts the focus on Balder the Brave as Odin sends him on a mission to seek out Loki. But the God of Mischief is busy making other allegiances. Another Simonson classic! (27:03)

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    Thor 345

    Footnotes: Footnotes (September 25, 2010)

    The mystery around the Casket of Ancient Winters begins as events come closer and closer to reaching a final breaking point that will pit all of Asgard against a common enemy. (35:59)

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    Thor 346

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 17, 2010)

    Thor vs Malekith the Dark Elf and his Wild Hunt over New York as the Casket of Ancient Winters is found! Simonson continues to move players closer and closer to the brewing war between Asgard and its most powerful enemy! (34:22)

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    Thor 347

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 23, 2011)

    The Casket of Ancient Winters finally falls into the hands of the Dark Elf Malekith! Thor and Roger battle the Dark Elves! And what is going on with Balder the Brave? The Simonson Thor saga continues! (40:35)

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    Watchmen 01

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 15, 2008)

    It's finally here! You've been begging us to talk about Watchment since our first episode and now it's here. We'll be doing one issue per week as a lead up to the movie in March. Join us for a look at this comic classic. (1:43:59)

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    Watchmen 02

    Footnotes: Footnotes (December 22, 2008)

    It's our look at the second issue of Watchmen. Do you really know what's going on in those pages? (1:28:04)

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    Watchmen 03

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 5, 2009)

    Another issue, more crazy discussion. (1:11:54)

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    Watchmen 04

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 9, 2009)

    It's all about Dr. Manhattan. Get your heads in the right place for this episode. Time travel and quantum physics galore! (1:01:36)

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    Watchmen 05

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 19, 2009)

    More Watchmen right here. We won't stop until we've talked about everything! (52:05)

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    Watchmen 06

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 22, 2009)

    We've reached the half-way point. What lies ahead for the Watchmen? (1:18:36)

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    Watchmen 07

    Footnotes: Footnotes (January 27, 2009)

    Peter's back to help us talk about issue 7. (55:23)

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    Watchmen 08

    Footnotes: Footnotes (February 4, 2009)

    Today we continue our issue-by-issue coverage of the Watchmen. It's time for issue 8. (1:04:30)

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    Watchmen 09

    Footnotes: Footnotes (February 11, 2009)

    What more can I say? The series is getting closer to the end, but our coverage continues. (1:05:54)

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    Watchmen 10

    Footnotes: Footnotes (February 20, 2009)

    The end is nigh! The series is getting very close to the end and so is our coverage. If you've been with us this far, I don't need to say any more. (52:47)

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    Watchmen 11

    Footnotes: Footnotes (February 27, 2009)

    The penultimate episode! It's just about over now. The action starts here. (1:24:42)

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    Watchmen 12

    Footnotes: Footnotes (March 5, 2009)

    We have reached the end. There is much to discuss in this final issue, plus we get the geeks' overall thoughts on the series. (1:34:17)

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    World's Funnest

    Footnotes: Footnotes (April 4, 2012)

    It's an otherdimensional Imp-vasion! Just in time to be late for April Fools' Day, Pants, Murd, and guest Imp-thusiast Bruce MacIntosh take an extended look at Evan Dorkin's WORLD'S FUNNEST, a DC Comics one-shot that really lives up to its name! When all-powerful imps Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite go toe-to-toe in a multiverse-spanning melee, heaven help the dozens of DC guest stars who get in their way! Who will be the... 'Last Imp Standing'?? Lock your doors, bolt your windows and reverse your names, folks; this one's gonna get wild! (2:08:29)

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