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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 A never before unpublished twelve-page Golden Age Superman story believed to have been written by Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio.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

There Are Other Podcasts? – Your Mom's House

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
Your Mom’s House with Christina P. and Tom Segura – http://www.yourmomshousepodcast.com/
 
So if you are a fan of Thinking Outside the Longbox (which if you aren’t weird, and how did you end up here), you are probably a fan of jokes about wieners and poop. You probably think that those kinds of jokes are hilarious (and if you don’t…again really weird). So if you want to hear some sex jokes about ball hogs told by two hilarious comedians that are often joined by their comedian friends than you need to start listening to Your Mom’s House.
Christina Pazsitzky (yep, that is why she goes by Christina P.) and her husband Tom Segura spend their time talking about their lives, the shows that they like to watch (current favorite seems to be Age Gap Love), and crazy videos that they find on the internet; all the while riffing brilliantly comedic. With their self proclaimed “7th Grade” brand of humor they are like listening to a couple of your asshole friends be pricks about the crap they found on YouTube.
Add into the equation interviews with other comedians and you end up with a show that is pretty much as good as ours (not quite of course) with a very similar comedic tone. This show is a blast with the kind of vulgarity that we have all come to love. Check this out, the humor here is spot on, and if you haven’t heard of these two, you will walk away fans.

Gabe.

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!

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!

New Comics for April 4th 2018

April is here and man is this month HUGE with new releases! Plus we are a month away from Free Comic Book Day! Anyhow, lets jump right in and get to this weeks books!
From Dark Horse this week, Frank Miller returns to the world of 300 with Xerxes Fall of the House of Darius #1 (of 5). Persian King Xerxes sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great. Frank Miller writes and draws this long-awaited companion to his masterpiece, 300!

From DC this week, Batman #44 hits the stands with a story called “something Blue” written by Tom King with art by Mikel Janin. Follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear. Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together-but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!

Also this week, the New Age of Heroes grows with Curse of Brimstone #1. Written by Justin Jordan with art by Phillip Tan. Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?

Lastly, in Deathstroke #30 this week, the six issue story arc “Deathstroke Vs. Batman” begins! When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!

From IDW this week, Sonic the Hedgehog is back! SONIC’S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman’s latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it’s a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he’ll have some help from his best friend: Tails!

From Image this week, a new series from writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O’Sullivan hits shelves called Analog. Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men,” like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.

Also debuting this week is Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s new book Isola, a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

Lastly from Image this week, Spawn #284 hits the stands written by Todd McFarlane with art by Jason Shawn Alexander and a beautiful cover by Francesco Mattina. This issue features the re-creation of Spawn’s arch villain The VIOLATOR with a new look and new powers!

From Marvel this week, Amazing Spider Man swings in with the Marvel confirmed first appearance of the Red Goblin! Dan Slott’s final SPIDER-MAN story continues! The GREEN GOBLIN HAS RETURNED – and he’s exacting his ultimate revenge not only on SPIDER-MAN, but on everyone the wall-crawler loves! Norman Osborn’s offering NO QUARTER, an ultimatum that threatens to finish PETER PARKER once and for all!

Also from Marvel this week, Venomized #1 hits stands written by Cullen Bunn with art by Iban Coello. The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target…THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote – and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and the X-MEN still missing after the events of “Poison-X,” the planet, and its heroes, is defenseless!

Here is your complete list:
Boom! Studios
Giant Days #37
Mech Cadet Yu #8
Rugrats R is for Reptar 2018 Special #1
WWE Wrestlemania 2018 Special #1
Dark Horse
Doctor Star & Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2
Incognegro Renaissance #3
Koshchei the Deathless #4
Xerxes Fall of House of Darius #1
DC
Astro City #51
Batman #44
Batman White Knight #7
Black Lightning Cold Dead Hands #6
Bombshells United #15
Curse of Brimstone #1
Cyborg #21
Deathstroke #30
Exit Stage Left Snagglepuss Chronicles #4
Green Arrow #39
Green Lanterns #44
Harley Quinn #41
Injustice 2 #23
Jetsons #6
Justice League #42
Nightwing #42
Shade the Changing Woman #2
Superman #44
Dynamite
Agent 47 Birth of Hitman #5
Deja Thoris #3
Green Hornet #2
Killer Instinct #6
Red Sonja #14
Swashbucklers Saga Continues #1
IDW
Demi-God #1
GI Joe A Real American Hero Anniversary Edition #1
Rom Tales of Solstar Order #1
Sonic the Hedgehog #1
Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018
Image
Analog #1
Black Cloud #8
Elsewhere #6
God Complex #5
I Hate Fairyland #18
Isola #1
Motor Crush #11
Ringside #15
Scales & Scoundrels #8
Sex Criminals #23
Snotgirl #10
Spawn #284
Walking Dead #178
Wicked & Divine #35
Marvel
All New Wolverine #33
Amazing Spider Man #798
Astonishing X-Men #10
Avengers #687
Avengers Shards of Infinity #1
Black Bolt #12
Iron Fist #79
Marvel Two In One #5
Marvels Ant Man and Wasp Prelude #2
New Mutants Dead Souls #2
Punisher #223
Rise of Black Panther #4
Rogue & Gambit #4
Runaways #8
Spider Man #239
Star Wars #46
True Believers Avengers Vs Thanos #1
True Believers Thanos the First #1
Venom #164
Venomized #1
X-Men Gold #25
Action Lab
Helm #1
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #1
Vampblade Season 3 #1
Aftershock Comics
Backways #4
Betrothed #2
Brilliant Trash #5
Monstro Mechanica #5
Alterna Comics
Doppelganger #3
Go West #2
Tinseltown #1
Zero Jumper #1
American Mythology Productions
Stargate Universe Back to Destiny #4
Antarctic Press
Tremendous Trump Man Child Covfefe One Shot
Archie Comics
Archies #6
B &V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #260
Betty & Veronica Vixens #5
Aspen MLT Inc
Portal Bound #1
Heavy Metal Magazine
Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast #4
Joe Books
Disney Princess #17
Magnetic Collection
Jazz Maynard Vol 2 #3
Scout Comics
Long Lost #5
Mindbender #6
Welcome to Paradise #1
Titan Comics
Fighting American Ties That Bind #2
Zenescope
Grimm Fairy Tales #14

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.

Comic Cons – don't always believe what you read!

Hello everyone!! It’s been brought to our attention that there have been some weird rumors (April fools jokes) going on about Denver Comic Con. I won’t further disseminate the rumor, but we thought it’d be a good time to at least bring up the topic.

No matter what Comic Con you’re going to attend, there are ALWAYS rumors!

  • Guests – There are ALWAYS rumors that comic cons purposefully announce guests, knowing that they either don’t have them secured yet, or that they will cancel. Things change, there are ALWAYS going to be cancellations. Conventions take into account that these guests are busy people, and that plans might change for them in the future. Try not to go to a comic con, for just one guest, or one thing. You may buy your ticket, and things may change. Remember that “celebrities” are always taking new jobs, or schedules are always changing. It’s the nature of what they do.
  • Bans – Each comic con has their own policy guide on what is acceptable and what isn’t acceptable to bring into the convention center. Just in the last couple of years there have been MANY changes to these policies because of what is going on in the world. In this case, there are actually rules written down, or posted somewhere. If someone tells you that something is banned, before you start attacking the event, do some research, and look it up. Is it just a rumor that someone started? Did you reach out to the event to see if it was true?

Those are just a couple of the weird rumors that we hear throughout the year, about our favorite shows! At the end of the day, make sure that you’re smart about things. If it didn’t come from the event page, or someone associated with it, do you think it’s legit? Don’t believe the propaganda just because someone wrote about it, or someone posted it somewhere! Reach out to the people who you know are actually involved, or find the “contact us” email on the convention website.
And remember to always have fun!

On the Horizon – Bram Stoker's Dracula, Grave Diggers Union

On The Horizon
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Gravediggers Union Volume 1 – Wes Craig w., Toby Cypress a. – Image Comics

So one of my favorite comics currently going is Gravediggers Union is about to get their first trade, and Image has an amazing trailer. Image says:
“DEADLY CLASS co-creator Wes Craig teams up with artist Toby Cypress (Omega Men) to introduce you to the weird horror of THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION, VOL.1 this May. The trade paperback collects issues #1-5 of the ongoing series.
In THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION, VOL. 1, the supernatural world has gone berserk, and it’s all tied to a powerful cult called the Black Temple. They want to unleash ancient dark gods on mankind and bring about the apocalypse. The only things that stands in their way are Cole, Haley, and Ortiz. They’re members of the Gravediggers Union, a brotherhood sworn to defend the living from the undead. At the center of the Black Temple’s plan is a street kid named Morgan. She’s the key to the coming apocalypse. Also, she’s Cole’s estranged daughter. To find her, the Gravediggers will have to contend with a witch who hates their guts, a former cult member who used to be the world’s biggest movie star, yuppie vampires, steroid-zombies, junk golems…and no overtime pay.”
Be sure to pick this book up if you haven’t read them yet. They are fantastic. Check out the trailer too!

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Mike Mignola – IDW

One of Mike Mignola’s lesser known works is about to get a reprint (which means I won’t have to keep hunting for issue number three to read the story). I for one can’t wait to get a hold of this book. An adaptation of the Gary Oldman film this is for sure a book that you are gonna want to check out if you like horror movies. From IDW:
“25 years ago one of comics’ most celebrated creators, Mike Mignola, adapted to comics, along with Roy Thomas, the star-studded Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures Entertainment) film by Francis Ford Coppola, Dracula, based on the world-renowned novel by Bram Stoker. Now at last fans of this lost treasure will have a chance to relive the terror, or discover it for the first time, as IDW is bringing the complete story back to print!
“I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print,” said artist Mike Mignola. “People have been asking about this one for ages—More than any other book of mine—and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is. Thank you Scott Dunbier and IDW. No idea how you did it but very glad you did. I’m generally not a fan of my older work (pretty huge understatement there) but I think this one holds up. Despite the fact that I was doing a movie adaptation (which has its own unique set of problems) I think there is some nice drawing and storytelling in here. One of the very few older jobs I’m still pretty proud of.”
The 136 page hardcover collection features Mignola’s stunning black and white artwork, and showcases the master creators’ final work before launching Hellboy.”
Mike Mignola may not like his older work, but I sure as hell do. Be sure to check this out when it comes out, I get the feeling that you will be pleased.

Floppy Copy – Grave Diggers Union

“The Working Class Kicks Serious Supernatural Ass!”

A LONG #%!#%$% TIME AGO, yet unrevealed shit was going down to our pre humanoid ancestors, it looks like we were being used as a delivery service for giant alien/monster egg sacks or something like that. Intro the Angel like good guys flying in and blowing everything up setting us free while also enslaving us in a way by locking some information into our undeveloped monkey like brains? I think that’s what happening in the open sequences of the first 3 books but honestly I have no idea, the art is cool as shit though and it seems to have a purpose so I’m down with it.

Grave Diggers Union Takes us balls deep into the bureaucratic management of all things creepy and crawly, who you going to call when the dead rise from their graves at night… BLUE COLLAR BADASSES in the Grave Diggers Union that’s who, and they know how to get the job done. except now more than ever there seems to be a growing and rising threat as more and more zombies, ghosts, and all manner of undead nastiness seem to be waking up in unprecedented numbers. All this and our heroes have to work through union leads and overtime concerns. Personally, I would love to have seen this angel of the story played up and addressed further than it has been so far, but that is a very minor nitpicky critique of the comic.

We have solid characters with believable motivations and a story that is both wide open at this point and yet easy to follow. (That’s Hard to do) I haven’t touched on the occult shit so far as I do not want to give away too much of the motivation behind the main characters drive to find his little girl, but let’s just say daddy and daughter seem to be on the opposite sides of the apocalypse on this one. Family drama y’all!!!

Honestly the cult thing seems to be minor in my opinion as the earth itself is spewing up all kinds of freaky ass shit for our characters to deal with, and all while managing two 15-minute breaks and a mandatory half hour for lunch. Will the forces of good and evil join together to save the human race? What does the Grave Diggers Union have to say about this? Well Publicly they said the same thing as everyone else—“Everything is Under Control.”

This is M. Night SHaMaMalanz The Happening/Mixed with Ghostbusters but not Ghostbusters 2 and just kind of the outside idea of the Happening not the shitty storytelling, pacing, or horrible writing. Honestly The Happening is a terrible movie! You get 1 half Martha SHaMaMalan… 1 ONLY!

As for The grave Diggers Union on the other hand, I feel pretty good giving this 4 out of 5 Marthas, the third comic felt a little rushed maybe, or kind of dealer like, but even then it was still funny and very enjoyable to read.