Category Archives: Announcements

Timely comic book announcements from Longbox Graveyard.

Summer Hiatus

It’s too hot for blogging and I’ve run through my inventory of Marvel 1977 posts … so Longbox Graveyard is going on hiatus.

I expect Longbox Graveyard to return in the Fall.

In the meantime, enjoy the beach!


DC Comics Memorial Day Sale

DC Comics is having a big digital sale over at Amazon/Comixology. I ordered up enough reading to last me the rest of the year. Nothing cost me more than six bucks!

My purchases follow below. You have the rest of today to jump on the sale … hit any of the links on this page to follow my affiliate link to Amazon, where your purchase will kick a little credit to Longbox Graveyard. But hurry, the sale ends TODAY!

Here’s what I picked up:

Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby

JSA by Geoff Johns Vol. 1

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga

Planetary Book 1

Planetary Book 2

The Demon by Jack Kirby

Wonder Woman by George Perez Vol. 1

Wonder Woman by George Perez Vol. 2

Silver Age World’s Finest Vol. 1

Visit this link to see ALL the DC digital books on sale today … and let me know which of my purchases I should read first, in the comments section below!

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!)


Avengers Infinity War

In case you haven’t noticed, Avengers Infinity War hits theaters any day now.

Since this looks like it may well be one of the biggest movies of all-time, it is only prudent to turn Longbox Graveyard over to Avengers and Thanos articles for the next couple weeks.

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:

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!


The Odinsleep

Scott Modrzynski paid me a very nice compliment on Twitter the other day. It occurred to me that my reply might well serve as a status update for Longbox Graveyard, on this final day of 2017.

Mojo Twitter

Make of that what you will.

Happy New Year to all Longbox Graveyard readers!


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