Category: Review

New Comics May 16th 2018

It’s a relatively light week this week, comparatively speaking, but lots of old standbys to keep you satiated!

From Boom this week, the Shattered Grid event continues in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27! As Lord Drakkon’s power and influence grows, the Power Rangers work with new allies from across time and dimensions, including Ranger teams such as Time Force, RPM, and Samurai, to craft a plan to fight back…but is it already too late?

From DC this week, NO JUSTICE continues! After the cliffhanger from issue #1, the teams arrive at Brainiac’s home world to find it already in chaos. Only by splitting up and journeying to the four cosmic trees of Colu will they have any hope of saving the planet…but what’s waiting for them will test the true mettle of their new alliances!

Also this week, New Challengers #1 (of 6) debuts! From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown fail…it will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!

Lastly, from DC, Superman Special #1 is here this week! “THE PROMISE”! Superman’s world is about to change in a big way, but before it does, the Man of Steel has some unfinished business to attend to…on Dinosaur Island! Superman and a forgotten soldier of the past take one last trip together into the abyss of tomorrow, as Captain Storm now stands face-to-face with the world of today! This extra-sized special also features stories by writers Mark Russell and Ian Flynn with art by Kaare Andrews and Bryan Hitch!

From Image this week, Gideon Falls #3 hits the shelf! Norton gets closer to the secrets of the Black Barn as Fred discovers a grizzly new crime in Gideon Falls.

From Marvel this week, the hunt for Wolverine continues with the debut of new series Claws of the Killer. As word spreads that Wolverine may have returned from the grave, a handful of his greatest adversaries come together to track him down and put him back there. But the brutal and horrific nightmare that SABRETOOTH, LADY DEATHSTRIKE and DAKEN uncover could lead to even more death than even these vicious killers can handle.

Also from Marvel this week, Mighty Thor Gates of Valhalla #1 hits the shelves. “The Death of the Mighty Thor” has come and gone. But Jane Foster’s power to inspire lives on – even in the far future! Don’t miss the tribute to Jason Aaron’s epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!
And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith’s power grows, the realms will fall – and who is left to stop him? Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez kicks off the next stage of Jason Aaron’s ongoing saga.

Lastly from Marvel, the X-Men Wedding Special #1 drops this week and features Chris Claremont’s return to the X-Men! One of the biggest milestone events in X-Men history is almost here! Kitty Pryde and Colossus are finally about the tie the knot…but what’s a wedding without the respective bachelor and bachelorette parties? Join Marc Guggenheim and Kelly Thompson for two parties that can only be celebrated Marvel style! All this, plus, a Kitty and Colossus story by legendary X-Men scribe, Chris Claremont!!!

From AfterShock this week, Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka debut a new series called A Walk Through Hell! So these two FBI agents walk into a warehouse…
Special Agents Shaw and McGregor handle the routine cases nowadays, which is just the way Shaw likes it. She’s pushing 40, a borderline burnout, the ghastly memories of her last investigation still clinging like shadows. McGregor is younger, more dedicated, hanging onto some measure of idealism whatever the world might throw at him. When two fellow agents go missing inside a Long Beach warehouse, Shaw and McGregor are sent to investigate. But what they find waiting is far from routine, as the local police have already discovered to their cost. Before the night is out, our heroes will encounter terror beyond their most appalling nightmares-in a place where the night may never end at all.

Here is your complete list:

Boom! Studios

Dodge City #3

Fence #6

Garfield 2018 Vacation Time Blues #1

Lucy Dreaming #3

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27

Steven Universe Ongoing #16

Dark Horse

Ether Copper Golems #1

Neil Gaiman American Gods My Ainsel #3

Usagi Yojimbo #3

DC

Aquaman #36

Batman #47

Batman Sins of the Father #4

Batwoman #15

Bombshells United #18

Brave and the Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #4

Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye #3

Damage #5

Deathbed #4

Future Quest Presents #10

Green Lanterns #47

Harley Loves Joker #2

Injustice 2 #26

Justice League No Justice #2

New Challengers #1

Superman Special #1

Wildstorm #13

Dynamite

BSG Vs BSG #5

James Bond the Body #5

IDW

Assassinistas #5

Bubba Ho-Tep & Cosmic Blood Suckers #1

Goosebumps Download & Die #3

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #66

Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror #3

TMNT ongoing #82

TMNT Universe #22

Image

Barrier #3

Crude #2

Curse Words #14

Dead Hand #2

Death of Love #4

Dry County #3

Flavor #1

Gideon Falls #3

Infidel #3

Kick Ass #4

Moonshine #10

Rat Queens #9

Wicked & Divine #36

Marvel

All New Wolverine #35

Avengers #2

Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #18

Cable #157

Captain America #702

Daredevil #602

Hunt for Wolverine Claws of a Killer #1

Infinity Countdown Daredevil #1

Mighty Thor Gates of Valhalla #1

Punisher #224

Quicksilver No Surrender #1

Star Wars Poe Dameron #27

True Believers Wolverine Dying Game #1

True Believers Wolverine Fatal Attractions #1

Weapon H #3

X-Men Red #4

X-Men Wedding Special #1

You Are Deadpool #3

Action Lab

Athena Voltaire 2018 Ongoing #4

Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #2

Gingerdead Man Meets Evil Bong #2

Ruin of Thieves Brigands #1

Aftershock Comics

Cold War #4

Jimmys Bastards #8

Walk Through Hell #1

American Mythology

Land That Time Forgot See-Ta Savage #2

Three Stooges Slaptastic Special #1

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Lycan Run #1

Archie Comics

Archie & Me Comics Digest #7

Archies #7

Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #263

Riverdale Ongoing #12

Aspen MLT Inc

Jinri Volume 3 #3

Avatar Press

Cinema Purgatorio #14

Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #1

Bongo Comicms

Mighty Moe Szyslak #1

Kenzer & Company

Knights of the Dinner Table #254

Lion Forge

Catalyst Prime Summit #5

Encounter #3

Wrapped Up #7

Magnetic Collection

Infinity 8 #3

Oni Press

Ballad of Sang #3

Red 5 Comics

Fractured Mind #2

Scout Comics

Graveland #5

Heavenly Blues #6

Jazz Legend #1

Source Point Press

Rot #1

Titan Comics

Assassins Creed Origins #3

Valiant Entertainment

Bloodshot Salvation #9

Ninja-K #7

Zenescope

GFT Tales of Terror Vol 4 #2

Grimm Fairy Tales #15

There Are Other Podcasts? – Tanis Podcast

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 your podcast a listen, or you listen to a show that you think might pique our interest, shoot us an email at: outsidethelongbox@gmail.com.

Tanis – www.tanispodcast.com

I like to believe that there is a world of mystery out there. That the tales of ghosts and spirits aren’t just a figment of the collective imagination. That magic and ritual do drive powers that we don’t understand into doing our bidding. That there is something just below the surface of what we consider reality trying to scratch its way to the surface. So does Nic Silver, host of Tanis.

A serialized, sci-fi/horror audio drama this faux NPR show starts innocuously enough with Nic Silver seeking out mystery in an information age. He feels that the internet and the pervasive nature of information has stripped the world of all of its wonder, and by looking out for the strange and unusual he thinks that he can grab onto that last shred of wonder in the world. Little does he know that as he digs deeper and deeper into those mysteries, he will uncover one larger story. A story larger and more bizarre than he could have ever expected.

From the same group (Minnow Beats Whale and Public Radio Alliance) that produces the also fantastic serialized horror drama The Black Tapes; Tanis finds its story in real life. Using tales like the bizarre occult work of Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard or the strange death of Elisa Lam as a jumping off point for it’s story telling, Tanis has just enough of a foot in reality to make it extremely compelling.

I know that this is a big show, and that you have probably already heard of it, but as I binge through what is out of the fourth season I am again reminded of how worth your time this show is. It is creepy, it leads you to real life stories of the strange, and damn if it isn’t entertaining. I could do without the episodic cliff-hangers, but other than that worth it.

PRA and Minnow Beats Whale have three other shows. The Black Tape (which I also actively listen to), Rabbits (which was not really my speed but I may give another try) and The Last Movie (which is their newest show and I have only listened to the first episode of). The have consistently excellent production values, and truly compelling stories. So give it a try, who knows this may be your first step down a strange path that leads to an odd cabin in a strange wood.

On the Horizon – Black Badge/Luke Cage

On The Horizon

Week to week we receive emails from comic book companies and other pop culture venues. 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

Oh man is it good to not have so much shit going on that I can’t get to these articles. Sitting in front of the computer to get a chance to write about the things that I love sounds like an excellent way to spend my lunch break at work so with no further ado here are some things that are On The Horizon

TV

Holy fuck yes! While Defenders was a bit of a dud, and I still haven’t gotten around to watching The Punisher or season two of Jessica Jones, I’ll tell you right now that on June 22 when season two of Luke Cage drops I will be smoking a bowl setting up some snacks and watching the shit out of this. The more I think on it the more I feel like this is my favorite of all of the Marvel Netflix show and I can’t wait. I hope the music, action and story are just as good as they were in the first season. Speaking of music, do yourself a favor and find the Luke Cage playlist on Spotify. You know what, fuck that, here it is (https://open.spotify.com/user/g0u1d1e1/playlist/6CdBcKJ5vXXkWJfmC45kqB).

Comics

In August Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Nominated team behind Grass Kings will be coming out with a new title called Black Badge. Black Badge revolves around a covert and elite boy scout troop tasked by the government with going on actual covert scouting missions:

“I’m super excited to be teaming with Tyler and Hilary on a new project after the amazing run we had on Grass Kings,” said Matt Kindt. “BLACK BADGE is an idea I’d had for a long time — ‘Boy Scouts — but for real.’ Sending them on real scouting missions and into danger. It’s an idea that started out as a joke with me complaining about how the scouts never really scout. But now that I’m writing the series — I’m realizing the deeper and (sometimes) horrible consequences of sending these kids out on missions. It’s going to be funny, emotional, and horrific — sometimes all on one page.”

“Well, truthfully, I can’t even find words to express my happiness at working with Matt again,” said Tyler Jenkins. “And this new series, BLACK BADGE, is another vehicle for us to tackle subjects and ideas that mean something to us. After the unrelenting darkness of Grass Kings, I am very excited to explore a completely different world…a world with a tad more levity. This is going to be an adventure. A wild adventure. But it’s gonna get real, so hang on!”

Black Badge starts coming out in August from Boom! Studios and will be available from your local comic shop, including Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles in Parker, CO.

Floppy Copy – Kingdom Come

It may or may not be Friday, I haven’t slept well in two days and all this crack cough medicine  I’m taking seems to be adding a little bit of nuts to my daily activities. I’m walking around my house talking to inanimate objects like I’m Chris Rock pointing and yelling for no damn reason. Probably way less funny though. Also you ever binge watched an entire season of something on Netflix while simultaneously believing that you might die! Gives Lost in Space a whole new meaning. Hell were still in the first paragraph of this review and I’ve fallen asleep 3 times drooling all over myself. that liquid Tylenol/codeine shit don’t play! But were here to talk about Superman I think, and I already missed a post Wednesday do to the as for mentioned slow and torturous death I’ve been experiencing. I’ll throw in a little Monday or Wednesday action for you Floppy Copy peeps next week assuming my life continues. We will do the Action Comics 1000 cause I should totally do that! 

Remember Wittle Weaders we are doing our Very first giveaway, and I think its pretty rad! 

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. Why would we possibly choose you from the literal tens of people who are probably reading this article? Is a question you might be asking yourself? 

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. WWSupermanD 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!

Kingdom Come is probably my favorite Superman Story, and maybe even my favorite DC story of all time, yes it is another Elseworlds title and doesn’t really play inside the continuity of DC proper, but that little bit of flexibility really serves the character of superman well seemingly opening up the writers hands bit. Mark Waid and Alex Ross really pull together the essence of what it means to be a superhero. I’m not going to spoil to much info in this review because you should really read this comic for yourself, but I what I will tell you is that we get to see a lot of comic book super questions tackled in this 4 part mini series. Why doesn’t someone just kill the bad guys? What would happen if the superheroes just went away? What does a world look like when ruled with almost God like control by a super? Is batman still badass as half crippled old man? All of these questions and more will be addressed here! The evolution of major super heroes and their powers would be cool enough, but tie that with an exceptional story of morality, friendship, outside perspective of an aging preacher and you get yourself a pretty rad ass comic. Yea I sad Rad deal with it! Plus Shazam/ Superman Super fight! and humanity tries to solve the thing with a nuke! Never really seems to work out in comics but its like the only card we wee wittle humans seem to have going for us. 

I just realized I don’t ever wanna review comics as much as I want tell you to read them and give you a few reasons why. Or the opposite, but we have only had one truly bad comic as of yet! …. Damage! 

Any-who if you are looking for cool Superman stories that aren’t Lost in a vacuum of Elseworlds continuity perhaps never to be visited again. Here are a few suggestions. 

1985 Superman Annual 11 Alan Moore, and Dave Gibbons! at around 40 bucks you get a first appearance of Black Mercy I believe and a super sweet Mongul story and fight scene! 

Death of Superman/Funeral for a friend is an iconic as it gets in the Superman world and a polybagged issue of Superman 75 will still run your less than 20 bucks. Although this may be trade worth investing in to get all of the story. Up to you! 

Panic in the Sky! (Action Comics #674-675, Adventures of Superman #488-489, Superman: The Man of Steel #9-10 and Superman #65-66) (1992) Epic Superman lead fight squad against brainiac! the good stuff!

Superman #247 “Must there be a Superman” in which the man of steel is put on trial by the guardians! this is fun single issue for sure so check it out! 

I forget Tim’s Friends name but he suggested a really cool Gog story to us in Action Comics #825 took me a while to find the exact issue number there but reading 824 beforehand will really lead you into the story nicely, in which Gog and Doomsday find a new path and superman must face an army of time displaced Gog’s! its a pretty sweet read if I remember right it has been sometime. but its pretty much still cover price so it wont break the bank to give it a look! 

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

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.