Mars Probe Lands At Longbox Graveyard
Happy holidays to all my readers!
With the holiday season now safely in our rear-view mirrors, we can more firmly appraise the year ahead and also reflect on the gifts and good times that I hope we all experienced these several weeks past.
Here at Longbox Graveyard, I took care to reward myself with Star Trek books and Haunted Tank collections, in addition to seeing to the holiday bliss of friends and family. It was a pleasant holiday, but largely bereft of surprises, which befits the season of a fifty-something father of two. At this age, you do the surprising on Christmas morning, not the other way around.
So it made me feel a bit less than a half-century in age when a Martian probe touched down at Longbox Graveyard on New Years Eve! A genuine surprise!
Carefully cutting open the package, I found …
… a package of delights! And credos! Delightful credos! Let’s hear it for Jack Kirby, and Mountain Lions, too!
Mars had included a letter:
Ah-ha! Mars received the refugee box of dinosaur cards I sent him several days ago! Excellent.
And the gift itself is a very groovy and oversized Defenders Marvel Treasury Edition!
Flipping through the pages quickly revealed Mars’ own personal highlights, such as that diagram of Defenders HQ, which I left off my list of Top Ten Superhero Hangouts …
… and also the aforementioned alien, which had a face only a mother (or Mars) could love!
A perfect start to the new year!
(For more shots of this Treasury Edition, be sure to check out Mars’ page).
Thanks for the gift, Mars … I hope you (and all my Longbox Graveyard friends) have a fun and four-color 2014!