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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.

5 Things Gabe is Excited About In The Music Category

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5 Things Gabe Is Excited About In The Music Category
Gabe LLanas
So while normal people may not have the same interests in music that I do it has still been a really good couple of weeks for music for me. A couple of things, because I don’t consume music quite the same way as a younger, much cooler person who watches videos on youTube or listens to things on the radio; something that came out a month ago may look like a new release to me, because I just had no fucking idea it was out. So as you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “Well yeah that album came out five weeks ago,” just remember I’m old, and haven’t been to a record store (do people even go to those anymore on new album day) in a very long time. Here we go. It should be noted that the music I listen to probably is NSFW and has a lot of “The Swears”.
5. Jidenna – The Chief
So if you watched the epic Netflix miniseries Luke Cage you know who Jidenna is. You saw him in Cottonmouth’s club singing his single Long Live The Chief (Episode 5 “Just To Get A Rep”). If you didn’t like him, it is because your crazy and have really bad taste in hip-hop. Having released a few singles The Chief is Jidenna’s first full lenth album and it has everything that I could have hoped for from him.
Stripped down and electronic beats that have a liltinc style that gives a power to Jidenna’s stacatto and segmented rhyme style. Partially taking his sound from a Ghanan/Nigerian musical genre called Highlife, it is peculiar in this new age of mumble rap and pop singers. Do yourself a favor, if you like that good shit like Tribe Called Quest or The Roots, give The Chief a listen.

4. Less Than Jake – Sound the Alarm
If you listen to the show, which I presume you do because you are reading this, you know that Jon and I are both really big fans of ska. One of the first third wave ska bands that I was introduced to in high school (by a really cute girl I might add) was Less Than Jake. Their album Pez Core is still one of my favorite albums of all time, and honestly is probably one of the few albums that I would actually consider “All Killer, No Filler”.
Their newest EP (at 7 songs in 20 minuets there is no way this could be considered anything else), brings the same energy and focused sound that you find on all of their albums. Great guitar and horn hooks, with the kind of on point lyrical content that seems to speak directly to me is what I look for in a Less Than Jake album, and this EP does the trick. Here’s hoping that it leads to a new full lenth.

3. All Them Witches – Sleeping Through the War
So this is the fourth album from Nashville Stoner/Doom/Psych band is yet another reinvention of their sound. While staying true to their doomy metal roots, it incorporates a lot more of the psychadelic and buzzy surf sound that was on their last album. As long as they keep making these kind of albums I’ll keep listening to them.
The best part is that the whole album is now streaming on Decibel before it comes out anywhere else so you can give this a listen right now…
ALL THEM WITCHES SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR
2. Sleep – The Clarity
I don’t know if I missed it or something but Spotify posted in my New Release section a new song by grand masters of Stoner Metal Sleep called The Clarity. This the kind of blasting dronny amazingness that I always assume is going to happen when I see Sleep anywhere in my feed.
Looking around I see that the song came out in 2014, but who gives a fuck, it’s new to me so this has been in heavy (and I mean stoned out of my mind heavy fucking rotation).

1. Body Count – No Lives Matter
“They can’t fuck with us / Once we realize we are all on the same side,” ever since their debut album Body Count, I have loved Ice-T’s side project. Full of venom both political and personal, it is a perfect vent for a man who has made a carrer out of venting. This is just the first single from a new Body Count album that is going to come out at the end of March. There is a really good chance that when it comes out that you will hear about how hard it makes my Evil Dick when it comes out!

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TOTLB 048 Blazing Blair Witch

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Episode 48 of the Thinking Outside the Long Box Podcast comes to you from the Lair of DOOOM that is Gabe’s basement!!
The first part of this episode is dominated by all of the news that is coming out of New York Comic Con! This includes Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD (Ghostrider), and much much more!!
For our #PopCultureClassics segment, we talk about one of the most influential comedies ever made, Blazing Saddles. Obviously, with the sad passing of Gene Wilder, our conversation tends to skew towards him, and the awesome role he had as the Waco Kid!! But, we also talk about the awesome effect that Mel Brooks has had on the comedy industry!! If you haven’t seen this movie, you definitely are missing out, it’s a classic!
HOLY COW do we have an awesome interview for you listeners!! We interview Wes Robinson, who plays “Lane,” in the Lionsgate movie, Blair Witch! Wes is such a humble guy, and talks about how grateful he was to be a part of the Blair Witch franchise!! He tells the awesome story of him seeing the original The Blair Witch Project, movie, in the theaters, and finding out that the secret movie he was offered, was in fact, a Blair Witch sequel! He talks about 1 of the easter eggs in the movie, and teases us with the many more that are out there! If you have let people talk you out of seeing this movie, you definitely need to go!! There are so much more different elements to this sequel that make it seem different and fresh! Huge thanks to Wes for giving us this awesome interview, and letting us peek into the life of a horror genre fan!
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 970-573-6148 and leave us a hilarious message!!!
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