The new year is still new enough that resolutions are appropriate, so i thought I’d try to rouse Longbox Graveyard from its Odinsleep with a pledge to publish daily throughout the month of February.
These posts will be short and punchy, with an eye toward jumpstarting reader discussion here on the blog. So don’t expect “regular” Longbox Graveyard articles — or even capsule reviews. But hopefully some Longbox Graveyard is better than no Longbox Graveyard, and this project can grow into something worthwhile.
And what is the project?
I call it, Comics A-To-Z. Each day in February, I will pick a favorite comic for a given letter of the alphabet. Tomorrow, I’ll pick my favorite comic for the letter, “A.” Then I’ll continue through the alphabet, with my choice for “Z” landing on February 27th, and a wrap-up column concluding the month on Wednesday, February 28th.
Expect a lot of mid-70s Marvel and DC choices, because I am old.
I’ve written well ahead on this project and choosing just one comic per letter poses some interesting (if arbitrary) choices. Certain letters, like “A,” “D,” “M,” and “S” see a real pile-up of titles, while others — like the letters granting maximum Scrabble Score — run thin. There are also a couple letters where I find I haven’t read the presumptive favorite (or I’ve read it, and didn’t appreciate it), so this will be a chance for my audience to educate me on great books that deserve a second look.
I hope you will join me tomorrow — and throughout the month — for Comics A-To-Z. Comments and welcome, and expected! If you are out there reading this, please sound off!
anyone remember this guy?