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Longbox Graveyard comic book blasts from the past!

Captain America Civil War!

You may have heard that there is a new Marvel movie in theaters … Captain America Civil War!

Captain America Civil War

 

Captain America is my favorite superhero, and I’ve covered him a lot here at Longbox Graveyard. Get on board with Team Cap and prepare for the movie by reviewing these blasts from Longboxes past!

To help fill in your Captain America knowledge, I recommended these five graphic novel collections, including the iconic Captain America #1.

CaptainAmerica #1

 

And since Captain America is an identity as much as he is a hero, I dedicated a whole column to the time Steve Rogers gave up being Captain America!

Captain America No More!

My heart belongs to the Bronze Age, but my favorite Captain America run is of considerably more recent vintage. Here’s my appreciation of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America!

tremendous cover image

My list of the Top Ten Captain America Villains is the most popular thing I’ve ever published at Longbox Graveyard, and it prominently features the main bad guy of this new move — Zemo!

Baron Zemo

You can get a load of Jack “King” Kirby in my Captain America Covers Gallery and my Captain America By Kirby Gallery!

Captain America #193, Jack Kirby

And don’t miss my Captain America by Steranko Gallery, either!

Captain America #113 by Steranko

Enjoy the movie … and go Team Cap!

 

 

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Batman v Superman

DC Comics and Warner Brothers lay claim to their slice of the superhero movie pie as Batman v Superman arrives in theaters this week!

Batman v Superman

It’s a high-stakes debut as Warners seeks to fire up a superhero cinematic universe to compete with Marvel Studios’ box office juggernaut. Batman and Superman, together again for the first time, in a cinematic slugfest that also promises to be a “backdoor pilot” for the forthcoming Justice League movie!

As you might imagine, Longbox Graveyard has covered both Batman and Superman quite a bit these past several years … get ready for Batman v Superman with these blogs looking at a time when DC’s big dogs weren’t quit so combative!

I took a look at the pre-Frank Miller Batman in this appreciation of Batman, “The Grey Knight.”

Gene Colan, Detective #561

And I looked at the very influential Steve Englehart Batman era, too.

Marshall Rogers, Batman

I looked at how Grant Morrison and Alan Moore each handled The Last Days of Superman.

Frank Quietly

Speaking of big dogs … both Batman and Superman were known for their super-pets, and Krypto and Ace featured heavily in my Top Ten Super-Dogs list!

Krypto by Alex Ross

And of course Batman and Superman, themselves, featured prominently in my DC Comics Top Ten.

Bat-Mite!

The Longbox Graveyard podcast did a deep dive on the last time Batman was on the silver screen with this assessment of The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight Rises

Digital comics fan and creator that I am, I quite enjoyed the digital-first Batman Legends of the Dark Knight series.

Legends of the Dark Knight -- Born Digital!

And you can also check out the Longbox Graveyard Batman Covers Gallery, Batman Trading Cards Gallery, DC Superhero Christmas Gallery, Batman Gallery, Superman Covers Gallery, Superman Gallery, and even hum along with the iconic Batman and Superman theme songs!

Enjoy the film! Even though the trailers show Superman and Batman at each other’s throats, I have a sneaking suspicion they’ll prove fast friends by the end …

Daredevil 2 Arrives On Netflix!

What an era of geek plenty we live in, my brothers and sisters, where there are not one but TWO seasons of Daredevil for us to stream at will!

I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, and now, before you knew it, the second season is here!

Daredevil Season 2

Of course, Daredevil has long been a favorite here at Longbox Graveyard. To get you in the mood for Hornhead’s latest TV outing, check out these features!

Just before the first season dropped on Netflix, I looked at Daredevil’s origins with a review of Daredevil #1

Daredevil #1

Of course, Daredevil featured in my Top Ten lists of great Marvel characters, and “manliest” superheroes

that's why they call him Daredevil

Here’s a brief review of Daredevil’s Silver Age adventures in this Longbox Shortbox …

Gene the Dean

I was conflicted at the time, but I’ve seen come around on Brian Michael Bendis’ Daredevil run

Daredevil, Alex Maleev

Not sure what to make of this provocative comics creator quote that Daredevil was Marvel’s only “true” crime fighter?

FOOM 13

Chasing Amazing’s Mark Ginocchio provided insight on two of the key characters in Daredevil’s life — reporter Ben Urich, and the Kingpin, an enemy so arch that he’s in the Top Ten villains list for two different superheroes

Kingpin_01

… and you can find plenty of awesome art in my Daredevil and Elektra Pinterest Galleries!

Happy binging … both on Netflix, and here at Longbox Graveyard!

Avengers Age of Ultron!

The big week is here — Avengers Age of Ultron is screening in theaters around the world!

Avengers Age of Ultron

To get you in the mood for the latest big-screen adventures of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, here are links to the many Avengers articles previously published here at Longbox Graveyard!

Before they had even heard of Thanos, the Avengers defended earth against alien invasion in the Kree-Skrull War

Kree/Skrull War!

And on a less cosmic scale, I reviewed the bumpy early road navigated by the old-school Avengers in the first year or so of the book

how will three superpowered people EVER manage to save Cap??

Just days ago, I looked at the Oedipal origins of the Bride of Ultron

Avengers #162, Ultron

And you can view some groovy Avengers art in my Pinterest Gallery!

Thanks for reading. Avengers Assemble!

Avengers Assemble!

Daredevil Debuts On Netflix!

Daredevil debuts on Netflix today!

Daredevil on Netflix

While Daredevil may be the new hotness for TV fans, he’s long been a hot topic here at Longbox Graveyard. Here’s a whole pack of Daredevil-related articles from the Longbox Graveyard, to get you in the mood for his multi-hour television epic!

Earlier this month, I looked at Daredevil’s origins with a review of Daredevil #1

Daredevil #1

Daredevil figured prominently in my Top Ten lists of great Marvel characters, and “manliest” superheroes

that's why they call him Daredevil

I offered a brief review of Daredevil’s Silver Age adventures in this Longbox Shortbox …

Gene the Dean

I’m still conflicted about Brian Michael Bendis’ Daredevil run

Daredevil, Alex Maleev

How about this provocative comics creator quote that Daredevil was Marvel’s only “true” crime fighter?

FOOM 13

Chasing Amazing’s Mark Ginocchio provided insight on two of the key characters in Daredevil’s life — reporter Ben Urich, and the Kingpin, an enemy so arch that he’s in the Top Ten villains list for two different superheroes

Kingpin_01

… and you can find plenty of awesome art in my Daredevil and Elektra Pinterest Galleries!

Now I am off to binge-watch Daredevil on television! Truly, we live in a geek Golden Age.

Please share your reactions to the show — and all things Daredevil — in the comments section, below!

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