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Comic book recommendations.
Thought I’d take a moment to promote two of my favorite things in life: comics, and dogs who type!
That’s Akela Talamasca, “Twitter’s spirit animal and a Typing Husky.” Akela has long had one of Twitter’s most entertaining feeds, and in recent months that feed has been supplemented by fast, funny, and furious outbursts of Silver Age comics goodness in the form of Comics Breakdown.
Problem is … if you miss one of Akela’s Comics Breakdown Tweetstorms, then you miss out on the fun.
Problem solved! Comics Breakdown is on Storify!
Yep, just go to Akela’s Storify page and you can find archived versions of past Comics Breakdown episodes. It’s just like reading them on Twitter, only you aren’t interrupted by the horrifying news of the actual day! WIN!
Thanks, Akela, for being a bright spot in a dark age. And if you like what Akela is doing, here, then vist the Akela Talamasca Patreon page and pitch in a dollar or two. Dog food doesn’t buy itself, you know!
I know, I know … just last Wednesday I said Longbox Graveyard was going to stop publishing every Wednesday, and now here I am, publishing on the following Wednesday.
But this is a special occasion — the 75th Anniversary of Green Lantern!
Actually, the precise anniversary was sometime last May, but this excellent post over at Flodo’s Page only just this week came to my attention.
Please head on over to Flodo’s Page for a celebration of that very first appearance of Green Lantern. Flodo is the biggest Green Lantern fan I know, and he deserves your support throughout the year, but never more so than on this diamond anniversary of the Emerald Crusader!
The March Madness Super-Animal Showdown isn’t the only big comics event of the month. For the last several years, March Modok Madness has celebrated this season with a concentrated mindblast of M.O.D.O.K. mania …
I am M.O.D.O.K. by Marc Basile
Featuring submissions from around the world, from both pros and amateurs, this unique blog trots out several original Modoks every day!
Bat-M.O.D.O.K. by Xum Yukinori
It’s one of my favorite feeds, and all the more precious because it happens only once per year.
truly Mad M.O.D.O.K. by Phillip Horton
There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the 2015 edition of March Modock Madness (and all past entries are still on-line, too). M.O.D.O.K. compels you to glide your hoverchairs over to March Modock Madness right now!
This month’s friendly plug is an especially tasty one — please visit Between The Pages Blog!
Between The Pages has the unique (singular?) focus of being all about pop culture … and food!
it’s a Groot cake!
Between The Pages covers the same era of superheroes that I love here at Longbox Graveyard, most recently with an enthusiastic supplement to this month’s March Madness Super-Animal Showdown in this terrific piece about Krypto and Streaky:
(Destructo probably deserved a place in our field of 32).
So please head over to Between The Pages — a site so good you could eat it — and tell them Longbox Graveyard sent you!
This month’s praise-for-the-other-guys is for The Unspoken Decade!
The brainchild of friend-of-the-Longbox-Graveyard Dean Compton, the Unspoken Decade looks at comics of the 1990s — a sometimes-reviled period that Dean asserts is worth a fresh look (and sometimes — but not always — fresh mocking).
Dean and his many co-bloggers look not only at Dean’s personal favorites like the Punisher and Darkhawk, but they cover Indie comics, too, and a generous chunk of DC’s output, including the very-good 1990s Starman reboot …
I was in my Odinsleep away from comics in the 1990s, and to be honest most of the books I’ve seen from that era were pretty cringeworthy … but Dean’s efforts at the Unspoken Decade have helped me find a few classics I might have otherwise overlooked. And as for the schlocky stuff that Dean so happily lampoons — well, that just serves to reinforce my notion that the “golden age” of everything is, “twelve!” If I’d come of age in the nineties, like Dean, instead of two decades earlier, then Longbox Graveyard might look a lot like the Unspoken Decade!
So mouse on over to the Unspoken Decade, and remember the era when heads were small, biceps were big, and superior firepower was the solution to every woe! Then head on back to Longbox Graveyard, to read Dean’s many guest contributions to this site, including next week’s look at The Rampaging Hulk!