Category Archives: Announcements
Timely comic book announcements from Longbox Graveyard.
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).
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!)
In case you haven’t noticed, Avengers Infinity War hits theaters any day now.
In the Mighty Marvel tradition, much of what I will publish at Longbox Graveyard in the run-up to Avengers Infinity War will be “reprints” of past columns. As a courtesy to long-time readers, here is my upcoming schedule:
- 4/18 Thanos Love & Death
- 4/19 Thanos Gallery
- 4/20 Avengers Bride of Ultron
- 4/23 Marvel 77 — Avengers Annual #7
- 4/24 Avengers Assemble Gallery
- 4/25 Thanos Infinity Gauntlet
- 4/26 Avengers Kree-Skrull War
- 4/27 Thanos Sings!
On that list, only my Marvel ’77 review of Avengers Annual #7 is “new” … or as new as a review of a book from 1977 can be! Everything else has already seen print here at Longbox Graveyard in one form or another.
But just like Thanos cannot resist the Infinity Gems, neither can Longbox Graveyard resist the collateral clicks that come with the release of a big Marvel movie!
So feel free to skip these entries if you have already read them … or better yet, read them again, and give me your fresh comments! The past is never really over at Longbox Graveyard!
Longbox Graveyard is moving to Canada next month. My move is a tale for another time, but in advance of my move and starting today I will be putting several lots of comics and games up for sale on eBay. Support Longbox Graveyard and add comics to your collection — check out my listings below!
I had planned a similar review series for DC’s Rebirth, but for any number of reasons, that project never came together. I’m offering a large lot of Rebirth books for sale — click HERE for details.
A couple single #1s are also for sale — click HERE for my general eBay listing. I will be adding more lots of graphic novels and games in the weeks to come, so check back often!
Thanks in advance for your support. Tell a friend!
Celebrating this blog’s favorite holiday with this wonderful piece from Bruce Timm!
Enjoy your holiday … and see you again later this week as Longbox Graveyard at last lurches from the grave with a Doctor Strange-focused installment of Super-Blog Team-Up!