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
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
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.

You Listen To What? – Follow Up Bands PT1

You Listen To What?
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 Kuyk Memorial Hotline at 970-573-6148
Follow Up Bands Part 1
So I got this idea last week that a cool article would be to write about follow up bands. Sometimes when a band you really like breaks up you can only hope that some of the musicians in that band will go on to form something else that is equally good (or in some rare cases even better). So I posted something about this on Facebook and holy crap did a lot of people respond. I had some ideas of bands that I wanted to include in this one, but so many people suggested great follow up bands that this is gonna be a two part article with some decent sized play lists. So have fun and here we go:

The Clash – Big Audio Dynamite – Carbon/Silicon – Joe Strummer and the Mesceleros
So starting off with one of my favorite bands of all time; The Clash. Formed in 1976 The Clash were part of the first wave of British Punk that included bands like the Sex Pistols and The Damned. At first their music was basic in the way that you tend to think of punk being, but by the time their most recognized album London Calling had come out they were starting to experiment with other types of music like reggae.
After the break up of the band that searching for new musical influences comes through even more with the bands that followed. Mick Jones went on to form two interesting bands after The Clash. Big Audio Dynamite was a fantastic mix of world dance beats, hip-hop, punk and electronic music. Their hooks were infectious and got quite a bit of radio airplay. Much like B.A.D., Carbon/Silicon looked to break down the divisions between world music and rock and roll.
Last but not least Joe Strummer went on to also explore the space between electronic, international sounds and punk. Over the course of three albums Joe Strummer and The Mesceleros created some of the most enticing and sonicly appealing music of the early 2000’s. Doing a breed of rock that shows his punk roots, embraces reggae and the quirks of electronic music The Meseleros we a perfect final legacy for Strummer.
Pantera – DOWN – Damageplan
The four guys that became the Pantera we all know and love with their release Cowboys From Hell there were a lot of personal problems, but a lot of amazing music. After breaking up in 2001 after their album Reinventing The Steel the Abbot Brothers went one way while Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown went another.

The Abbot Brothers, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell went on to form Damageplan. Damageplan was about as straight up metal as you can get. With a lot of speed and a lot of growl it is that great kind of metal that just makes you stand up and take notice. Unfortunately the band was cut short when Dimebag was murdered by a crazed fan while on stage with the band.
DOWN on the other hand was fronted by Phil Anselmo and took on a very different brand of metal. Heavily influenced by bands like Black Sabbath and Trouble their take on metal was more on the doom and drone side of metal. With a down tuned sound and heavy vocals, Down is the kind of doom metal to just get weeded to, and they know it.
Hüsker Dü – Sugar – Bob Mould
One of the early SST bands Hüsker Dü started as a hardcore band, but one that was always verging on the edge of something different and original. By the release of their album Zen Arcade they were beginning to break the mold of hardcore (effectively helping to create the post punk sound). Due to drug and relationship issues the band broke up in 1988, but Bob Mould one of the three founding members went on to create more inventive music.

After a time of easier lighter feeling music in a solo project, Mould formed the band Sugar in an Athens Georgia Waffle House. Sugar was closer to Hüsker Dü than his solo work, but closer to the trending alternative music than it would ever be to early Hüsker Dü. The music of Sugar would prove to be very influential and Mould would go on to create some of his best solo work.
The Birthday Party – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Part post punk, part goth band, part screaming wall of noise and fury The Birthday Party was a part of a rising tide of dark music in the 80’s. They were full of dark imagery lyrically and a brutal force of sonic rage. With live shows that often turned violent they burned out quickly, but launched the carer of Nick Cave.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have made a brand of dark alternative for 16 incredible albums. With a distinctive voice and a creeping lyrical sensibility their music is the stuff of bad dreams, in the most amazing way possible. With music everywhere from the original X-Files soundtrack to Peaky Blinders Cave’s music turns up all over the pop culture spectrum. Chances are you have heard one of his songs and don’t even know it, and all that was born with a crazy band of screaming and noise.
Minor Threat – Fugazi
“I don’t want to hear it! Nah you’re full of shit!” These words were often screamed at the top of my lungs when I was a teenager. Minor Threat, icons of hardcore punk, creators of the term Straight Edge, paragons of DIY. There is really no way to over state how pivotal of a band Minor Threat is to punk. What came after them is almost as important.

With the forming of Minor Threat also came Dischord records, a defiantly DIY record company that put out all of Minor Threat and many of the punk bands in the Washington DC area. Once Minor Threat split up lead singer Ian MacKaye went on to co-found the band Fugazi. As a post punk band they were just as influential as Minor Threat.
Well that was a big ass article, and we just scraped the surface of bands that we all talked about on Facebook. So next week will do another chunk of Follow Up bands because this is a lot of fun.

Gabe.

There Are Other Podcasts – More Perfect

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.
Radiolab Presents More Perfect – www.facebook.com/MorePerfectPodcast/
Radiolab is one of my favorite NPR podcasts (FYI you will probably see more than a few of these in the article over time). They have a really great way of taking an interesting story and coming at it from a scientific angle that is really hard to top or duplicate. When host Jad Abumrad decided that he wanted to learn more about the Supreme Court (something that he didn’t really know anything about) he started the show More Perfect.
Finishing their second season in January they have created some of the most interesting podcasting I have ever heard. The ideas that the Supreme Court deal with are beyond complicated, and in the same way that Radiolab will look at a story from so many different sides, each episode looks at each Supreme Court case that it is discussing from every angle. Often by the time you get to the end of the episode you can see why each side thinks that they are right.
Covering everything from the Death Penalty, to Gun Rights, to Citizens United, there are episodes that deal with the heavy weight subjects that the courts face. There are also episodes that deal with the theft of a Justices writings from the library of congress, or how much more often the female Justices are interrupted on the bench. There are so many fascinating stories that surround the court and the cases that they have come before them.
i binged this show at work over the course of two days, it is some of the most mind expanding, educational and entertaining listening I have done in quite some time. Each episode is engaging, nuanced and wonderfully produced. If you want to learn about how our country works from a legal perspective you can’t go wrong with listening to More Perfect from Radiolab

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

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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.

TOTLB 082 For Sure!

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What is going on Longbox listeners!! Episode 82 is out and ready for your listening pleasures!!
Our #popcultureclassic for this show is the 1982, Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Conan the Barbarian!! We talk about this “cult classic” with 1 sequel done, and 1 coming sometime in the future!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our first interview for this episode is the awesome comic book artist Ryan Dunlavey!! “He is best known for drawing the humorous non-fiction graphic novels Action PresidentsThe Comic Book History of Comics and the Xeric Grant and ALA Award winning Action Philosophers, all co-created with writer Fred Van Lente.” He is funny and there might be someone hiding in his closet!

Our second interview comes from the one and only, Jonathan Blackshire! For those who don’t know, Jon hosts his own podcast, the LAMMP Show podcast! Jon is the one who send us all of the hilarious voicemails that we get! We recorded a segment that worked both for his show and our show, leaning more towards music, as that is what the LAMMP show is all about! “The LAMMP Show is a music podcast that gets musicians together for every episode to form a band for a day. Each musician leads the group through song and discussion and we explore the depths of music, philosophy, news, and hilarity.”

Remember, you can ALWAYS let us know what you think! We can only think of so many things to talk about every other week, and would LOVE to get some feedback and ideas from all of you out there who are listening!! You can send mp3s and email to our email address. Also, join the conversations on our Facebook Page and Twitter Page. Also, if you have good feedback, please leave it for us on iTunes and Stitcher!! That’s one way to help us climb the ranks into podcast glory!! You can ALSO leave us voicemail!!! Call the Michael Kuyrk memorial 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!
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