The Secret Origin of The Defenders!
Hold onto your word balloons — Longbox Graveyard is back! For one post!
After a number of kind inquiries about the fate of this blog, and after fourteen months of radio silence (during a global pandemic!), I thought it might be welcome to post a proof-of-life video.
One of my better habits of this weird year of long days and short weeks has been a regular, secret Zoom call with the strategic masterminds behind Malibu Comics’ late, great Ultraverse. Once a week, I gather with Chris Ulm, Tom Mason, and Dave Olbrich, to bloviate about any number of things, including comics.
A couple weeks ago, I delivered an impromptu monologue about the origins of the Defenders (as one does). Dave — the DWO — captured it all, and after light editing to remove some casually salty language, DWO posted the video to his new(ish) YouTube show — Geekview Tavern.
So … if you’d like to see me opine about Marvel’s premiere non-team, then here I am in all my quarantined, heavy, hairy, pasty-faced glory:
I did this off-the-cuff (again, as one does), so if I mucked up some of the details … well, it was worth what you paid for it.
Nerd Life Update: Despite my silence, I’m still enjoying comics. My family reactivated my Marvel Unlimited subscription as my Christmas present, so I’ve been catching up on Marvel books both old and new (primarily the X-Men reboot, Zdarsky’s Daredevil run, and the Ka-Zar/Doctor Doom issues of Astonishing Tales). All good stuff! I sometimes post about comics on my Twitter feed, which is the best place to find me these days. Micro-blogging is about the best I can manage, including various TweetStorms about Giant-Size X-Men #1, Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, and that time Green Lantern and Green Arrow went off to discover America.
You’ll also find a thread about all the movies I watched in the long, strange year just past (only one of which was a superhero film, believe it or not).
Real Life Update: Everyone here is healthy and feeling blessed. I’ve landed a new and amazing job that lets me work from home and all is well. Best wishes to everyone with sincere hopes you are bearing up well in these challenging times.
And now, Longbox Graveyard goes back to sleep! Stay safe out there!