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!
The NCAA Basketball Tournaments may be calling it quits, but the March Madness Super-Animal Showdown is just getting to the good stuff!
Our Final Four is set after a quarterfinals round that saw favorites Krypto and Howard the Duck cruise into their semi-final matchup, while underdogs Devil Dinosaur and Lockjaw both scored upsets to set the stage for an all-Kirby semi on the other side of the bracket!
Let’s meet our Final Four!
#1 overall seed. Defeated Max, G’nort, and Comet to reach the Final Four.
First appearance: Adventure Comics #210 (March 1955). Created by Otto Binder and Curt Swan.
Howard the Duck
#4 seed. Defeated Hoppy the Wonder Bunny, Throg, and Gorilla Grodd to reach the Final Four.
First appearance: Adventure Into Fear #19 (December 1973). Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik.
Devil Dinosaur & Moon Boy
#7 seed, and entered the tournament as a “play-in” candidate, having been passed over in the committee’s initial seeding. Defeated Titano, Mr. Mind, and Rocket Raccoon to reach the Final Four.
First appearance: Devil Dinosaur #1 (April 1978). Created by Jack Kirby.
#11 seed, and the lowest seed still standing, wearing Cinderella’s glass slippers on all four of his floppy feet. Defeated Lockheed, Ace the Bat-Hound, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to round out the Final Four!
First appearance: Fantastic Four #45 (December 1965). Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
All right … you know the drill … it’s time to vote for your favorite Super-Animals! Here are the semi-final matches!
Krypto (d. Comet, 79-21), vs. Howard the Duck (d. Gorilla Grodd, 56-44)
Devil Dinosaur & Moon Boy (d. Rocket Raccoon, 60-40) vs. Lockjaw (d Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 67-33)
Here’s your up-to-the-second tournament breakdown!
Some tasty match-ups here … and the Final is going to be amazing! Meet me back here next week for the championship match, and be sure to cheer on your favorite in the comments section, below!
My 2015 convention season gets under way this weekend as I attend WonderCon in Anaheim.
I have a room at the show and will be attending all three days, though scheduling conflicts ensure I won’t arrive until late on Friday night, and will have to miss most of Saturday at the show, too. Still, Longbox Graveyard readers who would like to connect should email me or ping me on Twitter — maybe we can work something out!
See you at the show!