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Longbox Graveyard Sidekick Showdown March Madness — Winner Announced!

The final votes have been cast in the Longbox Graveyard Sidekick Showdown March Madness Tournament, and your champion is …

Bucky & Cap


Bucky rode a wave of last-minute Saturday votes to pull off the upset over the tournament’s top seed, Robin!

Bucky Wins!

It was a see-saw week for Bucky and Robin, with Cap’s sidekick taking an early lead, before Robin settled into a seemingly-comfortable lead by mid-week. But as had been the case in previous rounds, Bucky enjoyed a Saturday Surge … maybe Bucky’s fans are like Winter Soldiers, awakening only once each week to vote for their hero?

Here’s the path Bucky took to the championship:

Bucky's Path of Glory

And so Bucky Barnes rides the perfect storm of circumstances to unlikely victory over Robin, the Boy Wonder. Just think of the odds Bucky had to overcome — from boy hostage to the idol of millions, headlining one of the biggest superhero movies of all time. A punchline no more, Bucky Barnes is the winner of the Longbox Graveyard Sidekick Showdown March Madness Tournament.

All hail the Winter Soldier!

The Winter Soldier

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Tournament, both by voting here on the blog, and in stumping for your favorite candidates on Twitter. It was a lot of fun … and we’ll do it again next year, with the Longbox Graveyard SUPER-PET Showdown March Madness Tournament!

(I understand Las Vegas already has Krypto as the prohibitive favorite!)


Was the fix in? Was the tournament fair? Did your favorite candidate get jobbed? Sound off in the comments section, below!

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Live Longbox Graveyard Podcast TONIGHT!

I will be a guest on Voc Nation tonight — Sunday, April 13th — starting at 11:30 PM EST!

VOC Nation!

Because you have nothing better to do at that hour, you need to listen. Even better, call in with a question or comment … this is a LIVE podcast, and while it will be immortalized in some archive after the show, tonight is your unique chance to call me names before a breathless online audience.

Talk to you soon!


Top 10 Superhero Spoonerisms


Clack Banary


Fick Nury


Maptain Carvel


Jellow Yacket


Haven The Krunter


Wack Blidow


Octor Doctopus


Ted Rornado


Caron Sharter


Fister Mantastic

And because it’s Friday, there has to be a Flipagram …


Longbox Graveyard Podcast: Curse of the Marvel Value Stamp

It’s the story that never gets old (or less painful) no matter how many times I tell it!

Hulk #181

Join me for the “Curse of the Marvel Value Stamp,” a terrifying podcast recounting of how twelve-year-old me cut up his copy of Hulk #181 for a useless scrap of paper … and maybe became a better person for it!

Click here to listen!

Wolverine Gallery

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(View all Longbox Graveyard Pinterest Galleries HERE).


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