Please Send To Mars Will Send No More!

Mars Needs Women!

(Actually, Mars doesn’t need women. But Mars could use your help).

What is Mars? Who is Mars? This is a mystery, but I will tell you what I know.

Mars is Matthew Howard. He’s an author, an editor, a comics historian and aficionado, and a graduate student living in the American southwest. His obsessions are comics, pulp fiction, dinosaurs, robots, and rock & roll … and not necessarily in that order. He was one of my earliest supporters here at Longbox Graveyard, and also one of the most enthusiastic. Through the years, Mars and I have struck up a Blog Friendship, guest blogging for each other and generally keeping one another’s spirits up.

There was the time Mars and I blogged out a Dinosaur Beat-Down. (Devil Dinosaur was the winner, naturally).

Mars interviewed me at his blog about my original comics creation, 4 Seconds.

I interviewed Mars about his novel-length collection of Meteor Mags stories.

And there have been other collaborations and comments on each other’s blogs too numerous to mention here.

PLUS, Mars is always sending me stuff! Just a small accounting of the wonderful stuff showing up unannounced in my post from Mars include a stack of Defenders comics and DC war books.

A perplexing box of little superhero parts.

And a huge Defenders Treasury Edition comic book.

Mars sends me these things because he’s a considerate and thoughtful person. He’s an artist, a creator, and a true friend of Longbox Graveyard.

So, when Mars politely asked me to promote his GoFundMe page to help him cover a gap before grad school resumes in the Fall, I immediately kicked him a couple bucks and posted the link to my Twitter feed.

And now I am re-posting that link here, and I hope you will consider sending to Mars Will Send No More! He has always been generous with me — generous with his time, with his help, and yes even with the crazy stuff he unearths in his secret headquarters. Might you be generous with him?

(Consider it a contribution in kind for any joy you’ve gotten from my own efforts here at Longbox Graveyard. I guarantee you this blog would look very different today — and likely wouldn’t be here at all — if not for good ol’ Mars).

Thanks in advance for your consideration. And thanks again and always to Mars Will Send No More!

(And don’t forget to check out his blog, either!)



About Paul O'Connor

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Posted on May 17, 2018, in Announcements and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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