The votes are in … and in the most-voted Final in Longbox Graveyard March Madness history, #11 seed Lockjaw completed his Cinderella run to the championship by besting top seed Krypto by a single vote!
I am fairly surprised by this result … I rated Krypto the #1 seed in the tournament, and I voted for the Dog of Steel in every round, including the Final. I would have exercised by editorial discretion and awarded Krypto the victory in the event of a tie … but a vote came in for Lockjaw at literally the last moment, and history was made!
This is why we “play the games” — sure things are rarely sure things, and these tournaments wouldn’t be much fun if they didn’t allow for the possibility of upsets!
In retrospect, I clearly had Lockjaw seeded too low at #11, failing to account for the popularity afforded by his role in the contemporary Ms. Marvel series … just another peril of your editor permanently residing in the year of 1978!
But no matter the circumstances or the seeding, Lockjaw is the winner of the Longbox Graveyard March Madness Super-Animal Showdown!
All Hail Lockjaw!
And one last time, here is how the complete championship shook out …
Share your reactions to Lockjaw’s big victory in the comments, below … and start stumping for the topic of the 2016 March Madness! Should we face down Super-Apes? Super-Villains? How about the greatest comic book aliens (Silver Surfer vs. Martian Manhunter in the final?) Let me know your thoughts … and thanks for your enthusiastic support of the Longbox Graveyard March Madness Super-Animal Showdown!
Sad news came late Tuesday night that Herb Trimpe had passed away at the age of 75.
I thought I’d help remember Mr. Trimpe by posting links to a pair of his creations previously reviewed here at Longbox Graveyard.
I greatly admired Herb’s stand-out work on “Sincerely, the Sandman,” from Incredible Hulk #138 … my Dollar Box review is here.
I was also taken with Mr. Trimpe’s run on Marvel’s Godzilla comic — a book that was better than anyone might have reasonably expected. I reviewed the entire run here.
My condolences to Mr. Trimpe’s family. It is so sad to see the old guard leaving us.
Celebrate Herb Trimpe’s life by remembering the man … and reading his work!
Herb Trimpe, 1939-2015
Our March Madness Super-Animal Showdown has reached its climax!
The Final Four saw Lockjaw handily beat Devil Dinosaur, while top seed Krypto had his paws full with Howard the Duck, who led much of the week before fading down the stretch.
The stage is set for a truly dog-eat-dog final!
It’s overdog versus underpup as the tournament’s prohibitive favorite squares off against the Wurfing Cinderella …
#1 Krypto (d. Howard The Duck 55-45) vs. #11 Lockjaw (d. Devil Dinosaur & Moon Boy, 72-28)
Who will emerge as the top dog in the Longbox Graveyard March Madness Super-Animal Showdown? As always, your votes will tell the tale (tail?)
Get voting, and get commenting! This is the moment of truth!
Thanks to everyone who has participated in this year’s tournament — it’s been a blast! And for the record, here’s how the whole thing unfolded …
Daredevil debuts on Netflix today!
While Daredevil may be the new hotness for TV fans, he’s long been a hot topic here at Longbox Graveyard. Here’s a whole pack of Daredevil-related articles from the Longbox Graveyard, to get you in the mood for his multi-hour television epic!
Earlier this month, I looked at Daredevil’s origins with a review of Daredevil #1 …
I offered a brief review of Daredevil’s Silver Age adventures in this Longbox Shortbox …
I’m still conflicted about Brian Michael Bendis’ Daredevil run …
How about this provocative comics creator quote that Daredevil was Marvel’s only “true” crime fighter?
Chasing Amazing’s Mark Ginocchio provided insight on two of the key characters in Daredevil’s life — reporter Ben Urich, and the Kingpin, an enemy so arch that he’s in the Top Ten villains list for two different superheroes …
Now I am off to binge-watch Daredevil on television! Truly, we live in a geek Golden Age.
Please share your reactions to the show — and all things Daredevil — in the comments section, below!