Author: Juan Muro

New Comics for April 17th 2018

Man the hits just keep on coming! Another gigantic week lands this Wednesday with some pretty amazing books, so rather than wax poetically about what may come, lets jump right in with a preview of the coolest things to tantalize your eyes!

From Boom! Studios this week, the Shattered Grid crossover event continues in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26. After the shocking events of the last issue, Lord Drakkon’s victory seems assured-unless the Rangers can find a way to team up with another team of Power Rangers they’ve never met before!

From Dark Horse this week, Jeff Lemire’s breakout hit Black Hammer is back with Age of Doom #1. Picking up immediately where we left off-Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she’s about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdoes, in a mad world in which there is no escape!

From DC this week, its finally here! The Milestone of Milestones. Without which, we wouldn’t even be here! Action Comics #1000 debuts this week, 80 years after issue #1. This 80 page issue ships with 10 different covers and with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today’s explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow’s future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

Also this week, OLD LADY HARLEY! Harley Quinn #42 features a new story arc written by Frank Tieri with art by Mauricet. In this far-flung future tale, Harley returns home thirty years after leaving Coney Island — or, more accurately, she’s DRAGGED home — to deal with the mess that the Gangs of Harley have made in her absence! Her disciples have all splintered into warring tribes, and they’ve torn down what’s left of ravaged, mutated New York City in the process!

From Marvel this week, Red Goblin drama continues in Amazing Spider Man #799. After the events of issue #798 and the debut of Norman Osborn and the Carnage symbiote as Red Goblin, SPIDER-MAN will need to the help of friend and foe alike. The mystery of the RED GOBLIN is finally revealed, and it’s not going to be pretty for Peter Parker!

Also this week, X-Men Gold #26 begins the lead in to the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus! But WHO is tying the knot? And can I bring a plus-one? The X-MEN in their final confrontation with an old foe, a fight that ends up costing RACHEL everything. Plus… The evil alliance you never expected.

From AfterShock this week, Her Infernal Descent #1 hits the shelves written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson with art by Kyle Charles. A tale of loss told in five parts. Any good mom would march through the inferno of HELL to get her family back. Unable to cope with the burden of grief, a middle-aged mom descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family. Guided by the ghosts of William Blake and Agatha Christie, this no-nonsense mother journeys deep into a bizarre underworld filled with celebrity sinners, surreal landscapes, and absurd tasks. Her Infernal Descent is a retelling of Dante’s Inferno that updates the themes for a modern audience.

Here is your complete list:

Boom! Studios

Fence #5

Kong on Planet of Apes #6

Lucy Dreaming #2

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26

Steven Universe Ongoing #15

WWE #16

Dark Horse

Black Hammer Age of Doom #1

Empowered & Sistah Spookys High School Hell #4

Giants #5

Mata Hari #3

Usagi Yojimbo #2

Vinegar Teeth #4

DC

Action Comics #1000

Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Poster

Aquaman #35

Batman #45

Batman Creature of the Night #3

Batman Sins of the Father #3

Batman TMNT 2 #6

Batwoman #14

Bombshells United #16

Brave & the Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #3

Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye #2

Damage #4

Deadman #6

Deathbed #3

Future Quest Presents #9

Green Lanterns #45

Harley Quinn #42

Injustice 2 #24

Justice League #43

Mister Miracle #8

Nightwing #43

Super Sons #15

Superman #45

Teen Titans Go #27

Dynamite

James Bond the Body #4

John Wich #2

Xena #3

IDW

30 Days of Night #5

Antar #1

Assassinistas #4

Black Crown Quarterly #3

Crow Memento Mori #2

Diablo House #4

Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2

GI Joe Vs Six Million Dollar Man #3

Highest House #3

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #65

Optimus Prime #17

Optimus Prime #18

Punks Not Dead #3

Sonic the Hedgehog #3

Spider King #3

Star Trek Boldly Go #18

Star Trek Discovery Succession #1

Star Wars Adventures #9

TMNT Universe #21

Transformers Lost Light #17

Uncle Scrooge #34

Uncle Scrooge #35

Walt Disney Showcase #2

X-Files Case Files Florida Man #1

Image

Curse Words #13

Death of Love #3

Descender #29

Evolution #6

Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #4

Infidel #2

Kick Ass #3

Lazarus #27

Mage Hero Denied #8

Moonshine #9

Rumble #5

Skyward #1

Warframe #4

Marvel

Amazing Spider Man #799

Avengers #689

Black Panther #172

Cable #156

Daredevil #601

Incredible Hulk #715

Infinity Countdown #2

Iron Fist #80

Ms Marvel #29

Marvel Super Heroes Advntures Spider Man Vibranium #1

Star Wars Poe Dameron #26

Tales of Suspense #104

True Believers Infinity Incoming #1

True Believers Rebirth of Thanos #1

Venomized #3

Weapon H #2

Weapon X #16

X-Men Gold #26

Action Lab

Athena Voltaire 2018 Ongoing #3

Ghoul Scouts Tweenage Werewolf #2

Jupiter Jet #5

Baby Badass #3

Black Betty #3

Zombie Tramp Ongoing #46

Adhouse Books

Live Work #1

Aftershock Comics

Her Infernal Descent #1

Rough Riders Ride or Die #3

American Mythology Productions

Casper & Wendy #1

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2

Archie Comics

Cosmo #4

Jughead the Hunger #5

Marvel Comics Digest #6

Aspen MLT Inc

Jinri Volume 3 #2

Black Mask Comics

Gravetrancers #3

Survival Fetish #1

Bongo Comics

Simpsons Comics #243

Boundless Comics

Belladonna Fire Fury #5

E-Comix

Pussycats End of Everything #2

Hero Tomorrow Comics

Apama the Undiscovered Animal #1

Tap Dance Killer #1

Lion Forge

Catalyst Prime Superb #9

Encounter #2

Wrapped Up #6

Magnetic Collection

Infinity 8 #2

Oni Press

Ballad of Sang #2

Damned #9

Titan Comics

Penny Dreadful #9

Wonderful World of Tank Girl #4

Valiant Entertainment

Ninjak Vs Valiant Universe #4

Quantum & Woody #5

Vault Comics

Wasted Space #1

Zenescope

Belle Beast Hunter #3

Mainstream #1

Musketeers #3

Peek A Boo #2

Van Helsin Vs Robyn Hood #4

Previews World Pullbox

Coming out of the 2018 Diamond Retailer Summit in Chicago, we now have some more information about Diamond Comic Distributors PULLBOX program! PULLBOX is the web based system that has been being spoken about for a couple of months now. The web based system allows customers to regulate their “pull” at their respective comic book store. They can add books, take them out, special order, etc. Here’s what Diamond had to say:

“The response to PULLBOX from comic shop retailers attending the Summit was great,” said Diamond’s VP-Retailer Services, Chris Powell. “They were keenly interested in how they could use PULLBOX in their stores and excited about the potential of a unique online delivery system for orders. We’re working hard on the features of the entire program, one we think both retailers and their customers will be excited to use.”

PULLBOX is currently planned for wide release in mid-July, allowing customers to place their preorders with comic shops for the August catalog cycle. Beta-testing for a select group of retailers and their customers is scheduled to begin in May.

Retailers will have free access to PULLBOX until May 2019. After that time, pricing will be $25 per month or $250 per year, per store location for brick-and-mortar retailers. ComicSuite users will qualify for reduced pricing of $20 per month or $200 per year, per location.

For comic shop customers and other consumers, PULLBOX will be free to use from the PREVIEWSworld.com website.

“We want every comics fan to use PULLBOX, so they can easily track the items they want to purchase and place orders with their local comic shop,” said Powell. “You will be able to easily connect to the local comic shop of your choice and transmit your orders and requests to them.”

A demonstration video was shown at the Diamond Retailer Summit to display some of the service’s features and functionality, which includes:

Manage Preorders. Add titles to your monthly pull-and-hold list, order additional titles and products from that month’s PREVIEWS preorder catalog.

Sync with Your Participating Local Comic Shop. Powered by comicshoplocator.com, customers can choose a local participating comic shop and sync with them to send their monthly preorders, special orders, and more.

Place Special Orders or Keep a Wishlist. Forgot to order a title or saw something new coming in to comic shops that you want to purchase? Customers can use PULLBOX to place a special order with their comic book shop to purchase. They can also keep a Wishlist of other items and then send it to their retailer to see if they have any items in their store.

Enhanced Search and Ordering. Customers will be able to access a more advanced search at PREVIEWSworld.com that allows them to search the complete database of items offered by Diamond and place orders with their local comic shop.

Track Your Weekly Purchases. Customers will get additional tools to track which titles and products they ordered are releasing that week to stores, see future week’s orders, and more.

Retail Functions. Retailers will be get a full suite of functions available from the Diamond Retailer Services website: Back-end approval of new PULLBOX Customers, Alerts to new orders, Set ordering dates, and Upload your own ordering requirements and guidelines. Retailers can sync orders with their initial orders online, or export orders into ComicSuite or other POS software.

Comic-Suite Integration. Seamlessly integrate PULLBOX Pull List, Subscription and Special Orders directly into ComicSuite for approval and ordering, manage new pull-and hold customers, sync customer data and individual orders.

Additional details and enrollment information will be available to retailers in future Diamond Daily e-newsletters.”

Monday Floppy Copy – Superman Red Son

Hello, and welcome comrades. This week on a very special and somewhat Ukrainian edition of Floppy Copy, we discuss Superman… Red Son. That’s right fellow common worker and probably impoverished member of this socialist party, it is time to grab your Ushanka’s, and sharpen those sickles, that’s right fellow communists its hammer time. 

Written in 2003, Mark Millar’s Elseworlds limited series is a 3 part What If story in which Superman is raised in a somewhat unfamiliar setting and time period. No longer american baby Kal-El, baby-El instead crash lands, and is raised in a Ukrainian collective farm. Socialist Super Power, Superman now takes the place of nuclear weapons as the major Cold War deterrent in the 1950’s as America scrambles to find and implement their contingency plan. Red Son spirals into all kinds of cool shit from here, Lex Luther enacting a plan 40+ years in the making alternate versions of DC favorites such as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, this story gives a detailed look at a different world and how our beloved Man of Steel conforms and confronts when raised inside.

I’ve tried writing more about Superman Red Son, but in the off chance some of you haven’t read it yet, I really don’t wanna spoil anything. Especially the ending, which I have exposed literally none of here. This is one of my all time favorite comic stories period and not Just Superman Stories either. What I love most about Mark Millar’s take on this “what if” story is that Superman’s main character attributes stay relatively unchanged here. This isn’t an entirely different character with major differences to why and how he’s does things. There are simply different motivations and surroundings for this Superman. Time, and a different cultural outlook on leadership and society do produce a difference, however but this Superman is still very recognizable to fans of the character.

So please do yourself a favor, give Jonthan Garnett a call at Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles and get yourself a copy of this in either individual issues or trade and read this story. If you haven’t already it is most certainly worth your time. Not guaranteeing he has it in stock but I’m sure he can get the goods!  Also join us this Tuesday night for the Midnight release of Acton Comics #1000 at Hall of Justice and pick up your copy of this milestone in comics. Ten variant covers to collect and one very special comic to win! 

How can you win my very own Blank Copy variant of Action Comics #1000 with custom cover art from our one and only Agrovated Artist Tim Huskey, you might be asking, and why would we possibly choose you from the literal tens of people who are probably reading this article? 

Well its a little more complex than liking, sharing, or commenting on this post, but I would love it if you would do me that favor as well. This giveaway will require a little more effort on you the reader. WWSD Mother F*cker, probably help out and donate to his favorite local neighborhood charity that’s what… So that’s exactly what I want you to do! Now I know some of us have a little more cheddar than others and can do more in that capacity, but we all can donate a little time, or energy. That’s right get out there and do some good! Donate your time, money, or recognition in the forms of Facebook/twitter/Instagram shares, financial partnership, or hard work to your favorite local charity and then tell us about it in the comments below. You have about 1 month around May 20th I think to get out and do some good as we Celebrate 80 years of the Man of Steel. Winner to be announced on a patreon only video of TOTLB… Surprise twist! That’s right you also have to donate at least 1 dollar one time to TOTLB at Patreon to see the winner announcement and super cool unveiling of the cover! Patreon support not required to win but if you want see us talk about how awesome you are, your charitableness and freaking sweet one of a kind comic on patreon you will have to show your support suckas!

-Doyle out

Floppy Copy – Action Comics 1000

I feel like Floppy Copy needs a rap theme, or like a poetical entrance to appease the senses. I’m also super tired… That ITIS has got me. Side note, don’t go looking for random terms or jokes in old clips of Chappell show unless you wanna burn three hours of your life away. Side note el numero dos, KFC makes one damn good Pot Pie! Now as far as reliable sources for what constitutes a good or bad pot pie I’m probably near the bottom of that list. Other than KFC my references are microwavable and that one time the mom of a white girl I was dating had me over for dinner… So far KFC is champion! Sorry random lady, I do not remember your name!

We sure as fuck aren’t hear to talk bout pie, pot or otherwise. We’re hear for them floppies and the review of their contents. And again I must leave you wanting, as for this week and my obvious and void leaving absence of content last week I must apologize. Work is currently consuming my soul. Also I am preparing a very special three part edition of Floppy Copy for next week. Me so sorry, Sadly That’s about all the time I have for comics until Monday cometh!

However I wasn’t gonna leave you little guppies a wanting two weeks in a row, I mean that is kind of exactly what I am doing but for a damn good reason my friends! We are living in monumental times and fast approaching something I must say I am far, far too excited for…

Action Comics #1000, and in case that number doesn’t resonate with you, if you were to read one issue of Action comics every 10 minutes, it would take you roughly 69 straight days to consume them all… that’s a lot of Superman for your ass! I in no way guarantee that math at all, and this weeks Floppy Copy is pretty much here filling up space for my 3 favorite superman stories of all time coming next week and ending with an amazing giveaway!

My very own copy of Action Comics 1000 blank cover variant with custom art by good friend of both Floppy Copy and TOTLB the Agrovated Artist himself Tim Husky! I’m not even gonna read it first unless you want me to… could be hot! Hell I’ll even mail that b*tch overseas, for free! Even if you don’t live overseas Ill just send this thing to china if that’s what you want! It will be yours mother f*cker!

So join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for, count em, three all new superman themed Floppy Copy reviews from my brain to yours; you may want take some antibiotics in advance, you have been warned!

One last request, please get out there and support your local comic book store by joining in on whatever special release activities of Action Comics #1000 they are planning. I have seen many many comic book stores all over Facebook announcing there individual events and all the super cool stuff they have planned for this super sweet milestone for our favorite non bird, non plane, interstellar orphan. And if you happen to be local join myself and Agrovated Artist, Tim Husky at Hall of Justice Comics Tuesday April 17th for What is sure to be a super fun Midnight Release of Action Comics #1000. Don’t forget to wear your red underwear!

Contest requirements and entry information coming Monday the 16th on the first of 3 very special editions of Floppy Copy.

Doyle Out!

New Comics for April 11th 2018

Another big week this week with lots of new stuff for your eyeballs! Lets get right to it!
From Boom! Studios this week, RoboCop is back! Brian Wood, the visionary writer behind DMZ and Briggs Land, and Jorge Coelho ( Venom, Rocket Racoon ) present a provocative vision of a future where justice is crowdsourced and lethal. It’s been decades since the RoboCop program first began. Corporations have taken over the schools and the government.and law enforcement is the biggest private contract of all. Traditional police forces no longer exist, as all citizens are encouraged and rewarded to spy on their neighbors. There is only one authority on the streets: ROBOCOP.

From DC this week, the lead up to Action Comics #1000 begins with the Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Hardcover! This year marks the 80th anniversary of Superman’s debut in ACTION COMICS #1 – and DC is celebrating this date with the publication of the new hardcover ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring key character debuts, essays and more in a collection curated by Paul Levitz! Highlights of this collection include: A new cover by legendary artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee. A never before unpublished twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio.

Also this week, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42 hits the racks, and starts a new story arc called “Darkstars Rising” written by Robert Venditti with art by Jordi Tarragona and Rafael Sandoval. Hal Jordan is the paragon of a Green Lantern: Courageous and unrelenting. But even a hero can sometimes doubt the methods they’re known to use. And in those moments, something dark creeps in and it can create an evil the universe isn’t ready to face!

Lastly, spinning out of Metal, and fostering the New Age of Heroes, Immortal Men #1 hits this week written by James Tynion with art by Jim Lee. There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival-but will Conquest get to him first?

From Image this week, Robert Kirkman’s new sci-fi thriller Oblivion Song’s second issue drops! Nathan’s obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he’s closer than he’s ever been to finding what he’s truly looking for.

Also from Image, Gideon Falls #2 hits shelves! From superstar writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino, The mysteries of the “Black Barn” heighten as the reclusive Norton begins to unravel new clues just as a murder spree breaks out in the town of Gideon Falls. But how is it all connected?! The puzzle pieces begin to fall.

From Marvel this week, Captain America hits its milestone issue with #700 and the conclusion of the “Out of Time” storyarc. Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization-and that’s to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not! PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby!

Also this week, Domino #1 lands from the glorious creative team of Gail Simone and David Baldeon! Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino… but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return!

Finally from Marvel this week, Exiles #1 hits the shelves. Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen – the man once known as Nick Fury who now can only observe Earth from a lofty post on the moon – must recruit a champion to save it. But she can’t do it alone. Who will join Blink’s new team – and can they ever go home again?

From AfterShock this week, the creative team behind Unholy Grail, Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak return with Brothers Dracul #1. The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters-Dracula-Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things-archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court…and how to stalk and slay vampires.

Here is your complete list:
Boom! Studios
Adventure Time Comics #22
Dodge City #2
Planet of the Apes Ursus #4
Robocop Citizens Arrest #1
Dark Horse
American Gods My Ainsel #2
Resident Alien #1 Alien in New York
Tomb Raider Survivors Crusade #4
DC
Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Hardcover
Batgirl & Birds of Prey #21
Detective Comics #978
Eternity Girl #2
Flash #44
Hal Jordan & Green Lantern Corps #42
Immortal Men #1
Justice League of America #28
New Superman & the Justice League of China #22
Red Hood and the Outlaws #21
Scooby Apocalypse #24
Scooby Doo Where Are You #92
Sideways #3
Suicide Squad #39
Supergirl #20
Titans #22
Trinity #21
Wonder Woman #44
Dynamite
Barbarella #5
Legendery Red Sonja #3
IDW
Back to the Future Time Train #4
Ducktales #8
Gears of War Rise of Raam #4
Goosebumps Download & Die #2
Haunted Horror #33
October Faction Supernatural Dreams #2
Rick Veitch The One #3
Rom & the Micronauts #4
Sonic the Hedgehog #2
Star Trek New Visions Enemy of my Enemy
Stretch Armstrong & Flex Fighters #3
Sword of Ages #3
TMNT Ongoing #81
Image
Beauty #21
Crude #1
Dead Hand #1
Deadly Class #33
Dry County #2
Eternal Empire #8
Gideon Falls #2
No 1 With A Bullet #6
Oblivion Song #2
Prism Stalker #2
Rose #10
Sleepless #5
Vs #3
Marvel
Avengers #688
Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #17
Captain America #700
Champions #19
Despicable Deadpool #298
Doctor Strange #388
Domino #1
Exiles #1
Falcon #7
Old Man Logan #38
Spider Man Deadpool #31
Star Wars Darth Vader #14
Star Wars Thrawn #3
Thanos #18
True Believers Infinity Gauntlet #1
True Believers Thanos Rising #1
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31
Venomized #2
X-Men Blue #25
X-Men Red #3
AC Comics
Men Of Mystery #107
Action Lab
Jack Hammer Paper Hero One Shot
Aftershock Comics
AfterShoch Shock HC
Animosity Evolution #5
Brothers Dracul #1
Cold War #3
American Mythology Productions
Eternal Thirst of Dracula #2
Pink Panther Vs Inspector #1
Antarctic Press
Adventure Finders #4
Arya #4
Gold Digger #251
Archie Comics
Archie & Me Comics Digest #6
Archies #6
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #262
Aspen MLT Inc
Charismagic Vol 03 #3
Boundless Comics
Lookers Ember #7
Devils Due/1First Comics
Larks Killer #6
Kenzer & Company
Knights of the Dinner Table #253
Lion Forge
Catalyst Prime Astonisher #6
Magnetic Collection
Ghost Money #9
Red 5 Comics
Fractured Mind #1
Rothic
Ancient Dreams #7
Southern Nightgown #6
Theory of Magic #5
Source Point Press
Dead Duck & Zombie Chick Rising Grave One Shot
Haunted High Ons One Shot
Titan Comics
Assassins Creed Origins #2
Atlas & Axis #4
Minky Woodcock #4
Sea of Thieves #2
Season of the Snake #1
Supermansion #1
United Plankton Pictures
Spongebob Comics #79
Valiant Entertainment
Bloodshot Salvation #8
Ninja-K #6
Zenescope
GFT Tales of Terror Vol 4 #1

On the Horizon – Reefer Madness

On The Horizon
Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies of all stripes. Taking those we present you with the things that we think will be the most interesting to you the listeners. If you have any news or announcements that you would like to share with Thinking Outside the Longbox shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Full Bleed Volume 2 – Various w., & a. – IDW Publishing

So way back in February IDW released a 200 page, print only anthology, full of comics, art, essays, and short stories called Full Bleed. Funded on Kickstarter and boasting a roster that includes people like Bill Fingerman and Joe Lansdale it looks like a great read that I just haven’t had the chance to pick up yet. Now I’m going to be an issue behind because IDW has Full Bleed Volume 2: Deep Cuts on Kickstarter:
“It’s been so gratifying to see the response to the first volume,” said Creative Director Dirk Wood, “but we’re just getting started here. As much as we loved how the first one turned out, this one takes it up a notch.”
Billed as a “coffee table magazine,” this volume of the quarterly will include interview with Walter Simonson and Los Brothers Hernandez, and be filled to the brim with articles on all sorts of things pop culture as well as having comics and art in them. All the while supporting a charity called Traveling Stories that is dedicated to children’s literacy, “Outsmarting poverty one book at a time.”
You can back the project on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2H6dLby), and Volume one is still available from IDW.

Elvira Mistress of the Dark #1 – David Avallone w., Dave Acosta a. – Dynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment is coming out with a four issue mini-series featuring one of the most iconic horror hosts of all time; Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Featuring a story where Elvira gets unstuck from time and is flung into various monster stories, it sounds like the kind of crazy romp that Elvira loves.
“I’m thrilled to partner with Dynamite! I’ve been working hand in hand with them over the past year to put together the best comic series possible. Elvira’s new dark adventures continue, starting in July!” States the Misstress of the Dark Herself – Elvira.
“I really want to capture the essence of what Cassandra Peterson created and bring it faithfully to the comics page,” explains writer David Avallone. “The story is a horror tale (or a quartet of connected horror tales) with a nightmarish villain and danger and action… but at its center is this wise-cracking, plucky, sexy, unflappable heroine. Elvira is incredibly charming and funny and delightful and she maintains that in the face of whatever happens.”
With a lot of great cover artists lined up for the debut issue there will be lots to chose from when this book releases in July. You will be able to find it in Preivews and pre-order it from Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles in May.
Reefer Madness TPB – Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster w., Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, Frank Frazetta a. – Dark Horse Comics

Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a perceived gateway drug from the 1930s to the 1950s and beyond. Adventure Comics, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more, reveal the social reaction to this era of Reefer Madness.  From comically misinformed to soberly concerned, these comics lament the impact of weed on youth culture.
Eisner and Harvey Award winner Craig Yoe brings us his newest collection of wacky, wild, and culturally relevant comics!

Gabe.

You Listen To What? – Follow Up Bands Pt. 2

You Listen To What? Follow Up Bands Pt. 2
Gabe listens to some weird ass kinds of music, and he would love you to hear it too. Weekly Gabe will share a playlist of some genre of music that you may or may not have heard of. Give it a listen and then give us a call. Did you love it or hate it let us know on the Michael Kurk Memorial Hotline at 970-573-6148

So as promised here is the second part of the follow up bands! This has been a really fun exercise in digging into bands that broke up and went on to be other bands (some even better than their previous incarnations). Last week I gave you five bands and the bands that splintered off of them. This time I got really deep into two bands, Inside Out and Operation Ivy. Unfortunately I ran out of time to write the whole article even though I managed to get the playlist done. So lucky you, you get to hear what came from those two bands. So lets dive in to Inside Out.
Inside Out – Shelter – Soundgarden – Rage Against the Machine – Audioslave – One Day As A Lion – Tom Morrello: The Nightwatchmen – Street Sweeper Social Club – Zach de la Rocha – Prophets of Rage
In the late 80’s two bands were being formed. Inside Out fronted by singer and lyricist Zach de la Rocha and Soundgarden fronted by Chris Cornell. Inside Out was a spiritually focused hardcore band that broke up when guitarist Vic DiCara left the band to become a Hare Krishna monk (and later went on to be in two Krishna conscious bands 108 and Shelter). Zach de la Rocha went on to form one of the biggest bands of the 90’s: Rage Against the Machine.

Soundgarden in the mean time was becoming one of the most important grunge bands. Through their time growing in Seattle until they were signed with A&M Records they were cultivating a sound that would help to define and entire genre of music and change the face of radio and indie rock at the same time. The continued to make albums all the way through 2011, but Cornell went on to be in other bands.

As Soundgarden was creating grunge, Rage Against the Machine was creating their own version of rap-metal. Hyper political and with a brand new way of approaching guitar work via Tom Morello. Much like the rapid success that Soundgarden was having Rage Against the Machine’s self titled debut album went triple platnum. After just four albums the band broke up and Morello and the other members of the band went on to form Audioslave with Chris Cornell as singer.
 
From there the track turns into several projects from Zach de la Rocha and Tom Morello. De la Rocha went on to do some singles with people like KRS-One, as well as putting out an album called One Day as a Lion. Tom Morello went on to some solo work as Tom Morello: The Nightwatchmen, as well as being in Street Sweeper Social Club. He then moved on to being in super group Prophets of Rage with original members of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill.
As you can see in the playlist there are a lot more bands but you will just have to wait until next week to read about them. You can listen to them right now though! Enjoy and see you next week with the track that came from Operation Ivy!

There Are Other Podcasts? – We Watched A Thing

There Are Other Podcasts?
We know you are loyal fans, that would never ever listen to another podcast. Just in case you were curious about other podcasts (which we know you aren’t), “There Are Other Podcasts?” will review some of the podcasts that we think are fun and interesting, but not as fun and interesting as our podcast of course. If you would like us to give you a listen shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com

We Watched a Thing – www.wewatchedathing.com


I listen to a bunch of random kinds of podcasts. I like podcasts about wrestling, I like podcasts about cults, and about sociology. Pop culture podcasts though. I love them. I always want to hear all sorts of views about the things that I know and love. So that I can get heated over why the hosts are wrong, or why they are the smartest people in the world because they agree with me.

Well Billy and Topher don’t get any heat from me. They are two of the smartest Kiwis I’ve ever listened to in my ear buds. I know they are crazy smart because they call out the same kind of bullshit that annoys me in movies. So we have established that Billy and Topher are working on a genius level, but it is also probably good to know that they work in the film industry too. So not only are they the kind of loveable assholes that populate TOTLB, they also know what the fuck they are talking about.

If you are on this page I’m guessing you like our show at least a little bit. If you are looking for another group of lovable assholes talking loudly about movies and shit they be sure to check out We Watched a Thing.

New Comics for March28th 2018

New Comics Release for 3/28/18
The last week of March, and again with the snow! It’s a huge week for the last week of the month, so lets say goodbye to March and dive in to this weeks new releases!
From Boom! this week, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hits issue #25 and starts their very first ever event, Shattered Grid! Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The “SHATTERED GRID” event begins here! This story arc will cross over with Go Go Power Rangers for the next 6 issues of each book, so buckle up, its going to get bumpy!

From DC this week, the end of Metal is nigh! Issue #6 comes out this Wednesday and wraps Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s whirlwind journey through the DC and Dark Universes. All roads lead…to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC’s cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide – and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably changed!

Also from DC this week, Doomsday Clock #4 hits the racks! The series you thought you’d never see reaches its fourth issue with a shocking revelation about the aftermath of Ozymandias’ actions and how they reach into even the darkest corners of the DC Universe. Don’t miss the latest chapter by the acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank!

From IDW this week, the Crow is back with Memeno Mori #1 written by Roberto Recchioni and Matteo Scalera with art by Werther Dell’Edera and Matteo Scalera. James O’Barr’s iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend. Each issue also includes a short story by Micol Beltramini and Angelo Mennillo!

From Image this week, another 90’s staple returns in Cyber Force #1! The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator MARC SILVESTRI. In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker’s life is saved by his employers…but the price could be his humanity itself.

Also this week from Image, Saga issue #50 comes out! To help their friends, Hazel and her parents risk everything to visit a dangerous new world. Celebrating 50 consecutive issues by the same award-winning creative team. Plus, the winners of the latest SAGA COSTUME CONTEST are revealed exclusively in “To Be Continued,” the letters page showcasing the best readers in comics!

From Marvel this week, Daredevil hits a milestone with issue #600 and the conclusion to the “Mayor Fisk” story arc! Daredevil can see the new mayor’s machinations coming together…but is he in time to stop them? Guest-starring both the heroes and villains of the New York City streets…this oversized anniversary issue has a surprise ending that will shake the city to its very core! Plus: a look at Foggy & Matt’s relationship over the years!

From Valiant this week, Shadowman returns in an all new series beginning with issue #1 written by Andy Diggle with art by Stephen Segovia. Orphaned as a child and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him…in a darkness far older than the reign of men…Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen – mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power – that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond. For years, he struggled to control the loa’s murderous urges – a battle he eventually lost. But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within…and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike…

Here is your complete list:
Boom! Studios
Abbott #3
Adventure Time BMO Bonanza #1
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #2
Lucas Stand Inner Demons #2
Lumberjanes #48
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25
Planet of the Apes Ursus #3
Rugrats #6
Dark Horse
Buffy Season 11 Giles #2
Hungry Ghosts #3
DC
Batgirl #21
Batman Beyond #18
Dark Nights Metal #6
Demon Hell is Earth #5
Detective Comics #977
Doomsday Clock #4
Flash #43
Gotham City Garage #12
Hal Jordan & GLC #41
Hellblazer #20
Imaginary Fiends #5
Justice League of America #27
Looney Tunes #242
Mera Queen of Atlantis #2
Mother Panic Gotham AD #1
Motherlands #3
Mystik U #3
Raven Daughter of Darkness #3
Ruff & Reddy Show #6
Scooby Doo Team Up #36
Silencer #3
Suicide Squad #38
Teen Titans #18
Terrifics #2
Trinity #20
Wonder Woman #43
Dynamite
BSG Vs BSG #3
Game of Thrones Clash of Kings #9
Kiss AoD #2
Sheena #7
IDW
Crow Memento Mori #1
GI Joe A Real American Hero #250
GI Joe Vs Six Million Dollar Man #2
Goosebumps Download & Die #1
Highest House #2
Kid Lobotomy #6
My Little Pony Legends of Magic #12
Star Wars Adventures #8
TMNT Ongoing #80
Transformers Vs Visionaries #4
Weird Love #23
Image
Beef #2
Black Magick #11
Cyber Force #1
Days of Hate #3
Hack Slash Resurrection #6
Hit Girl #2
Manifest Destiny #34
Redneck #11
Saga #50
Void Trip #5
Marvel
Avengers #686
Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #16
Black Panther #171
Champions #18
Damnation Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider #1
Daredevil #600
Despicable Deadpool #297
Invincible Iron Man #598
Jessica Jones #18
Legion #3
Lockjaw #2
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #29
Moon Knight #193
Old Man Hawkeye #3
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider Man #302
Spider Man Deadpool #30
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #18
True Believers Venom Agent Venom #1
True Believers Venom Homecoming #1
True Believers Venom Toxin #1
X-Men Blue #24
Aardvark Vanaheim
Worlds Finite Cerebus #1
Action Lab
Actionverse Ongoing #6
Aftershock Comics
Animosity #13
Jimmys Bastards #7
Rough Riders Ride or Die #2
Albatross Funnybooks
Galaktikon #6
Archie Comics
World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #77
Aspen MLT Inc
Shrugged Vol 3 #2
 
Black Mask
Breathless #1
Broadsword Comics
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #109
Comixtribe
Sink #5
Darby Pop Publishing
Bruce Lee Walk of the Dragon One Shot
E-Comix
Pussycats End of Everything #1
Lion Forge
Catalyst Prime Incidentals #7
Mad Cave Studios
Battlecats #1
Battlecats #2
Oni Press
Rick & Morty #36
Scout Comics
Graveland #4
Shiver Bureau #2
Stabbity Bunny #3
 
Storm King Productions
John Carpenter Tales of Sci Fi Vortex #6
Studio Farlaine
Farlain the Goblin #6
Titan Comics
Alisik Fall #2
Bloodborne #2
Factory #1
 
Valiant Entertainment
Shadowman #1
X-O Manowar #13
 
Zenescope
Black Sable #5
Peek A Boo #1

On The Horizon – Star Trek

On The Horizon
Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies of all stripes. Taking those we present you with the things that we think will be the most interesting to you the listeners. If you have any news or announcements that you would like to share with Thinking Outside the Longbox shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com
Shadowman #1 – Andy Diggle w., Stephen Segovia a. – Valiant Entertainment

The latest incarnation of Shadowman is coming out this week and I got the chance to check it out a little early. If you are a fan of the Shadowman series I’m thinking that you will enjoy this foray into the series too. This series picks up with Jack Boniface returning from five years of exile from the Deadside. Jack is looking for answers and when he turns to the spirit world and Baron Samedi responds.
With Andy Diggle at the helm this first issue is a great jumping off point for people new to the title, while also building on the previous volume of Shadowman. It will be interesting to see where he takes it from here, but the drama is already at one hundred in issue one. Action and drama punctuated by art from Stephen Segovia.
I love this kind of supernatural action, Shadowman is one of the books from Valiant that I loved even back in the 90’s. Do yourself a favor and give this one a shot. Comes out this week.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Scott and David Tipton w., Tony Shasteen a. – IDW Comics
It looks like a new iteration of Star Trek TNG is coming to IDW. The publisher says:
This six-issue miniseries reveals unique, focused stories where beloved characters find themselves in new, unfamiliar situations, in a format echoing the “done-in-one” nature of the television series. However, each issue also features a subtle throughline of an evil Mirror Universe crewmember established in theMiror Broken and Through the Mirror series remaining on the ship, wreaking havoc while posing as his prime universe counterpart. Featuring the best of both the Mirror and original universes, Terra Incognita is a unique new step in this riveting saga.

Assembling a dream team of Star Trek talent, writers on the previous two Mirror Universe series Scott Tipton and David Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared, Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive) will be joined by artist Tony Shasteen (Star Trek, Star Trek: Boldly Go, Star Trek: Discovery Light of Kahless).

Mirror Broken and Through the Mirror. Clearly, the love of Picard and the entire Enterprise crew runs deep, and who are we to deny fans what they want?! This epic team-up of Scott and David Tipton plus artist Tony Shasteen is a true all-star roster of Star Trek comics talent,” said Editor Sarah Gaydos.

“As much as I love all iterations of Star Trek, getting to write for The Next Generation always feels like coming home. And getting to continue the work we’ve been doing with the Mirror Universe is an unexpected bonus,” said Co-writer Scott Tipton.

“We hope to bring Trek fans brand-new TNG tales that feel like episodes they somehow missed on television, along with a few shocking surprises!” agreed Co-writer David Tipton.

Gabe.