February 2019 Previews

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Special guest Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Consumer Marketing Editor for Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., joins George and myself to go over the February 2019 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in April.

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The Legion Project 13: If You Think Khunds Are Cuddly, You’ll Love The Lythyls!

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Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #13, “If You Think Khunds Are Cuddly, You’ll Love The Lythyls!”, wherein some Legion hopefuls get to stand around listening to Blok, and Timber Wolf fulfills Karate Kid’s final wish. Plus, Who’s Who entries and a contest announcement!

Timestamps:

(00:43) Preamble, details on our first contest, and Legion comic news
(19:55) Legion of Super-Heroes #13 synopsis, general thoughts, and comparing covers
(33:25) Legion of Super-Heroes #13 main discussion
(1:02:25) On Steve Lightle’s character and costume designs, Easter eggs, and the Legionnaires get frisky
(1:33:40) Who’s Who issue #6 Legion entries: Dark Circle, Darkseid, Dawnstar, Despero
(1:57:09) Wrap up and Outro

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The Redemption of Nightwing

Welcome to the first entry for Longbox Review dot com in the Super-Blog Team-Up (SBTU)! I want to thank Chris from the Superhero Satellite for inviting me to participate. What is the Super-Blog Team-Up? The Longbox Graveyard provides an excellent overview of the SBTU, along with links to past entries. This latest incarnation of the SBTU is about the theme of Redemption.

When I was first asked to participate, my first thought was, predictably, the redemption of Hal Jordan Green Lantern, but I thought that would be too obvious. I was sure that another participant might choose that as well, so off I went through the dusty synapses of my memory trying to recall favorite stories where redemption was a central focus. Hawk (aka Monarch/Extant) came to mind, as did Atom Smasher and Black Adam. I thought perhaps even examining the Kingdom Come Superman, but that’s when it hit me (or rather, a Google search that landed me on a page that talked about one aspect of this story): the redemption of Nightwing for his complicity in the murder of Blockbuster. Of course! Nightwing is my favorite character in superhero comics, so what better way to explore this theme for the 2019 Super-Blog Team-Up. (Note: all issues mentioned have been linked to Comicbookdb for the creator credits.)

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January 2019 Previews

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Damian joins George and myself to go over the January 2019 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in March.

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The Gutters: Post Holiday 2018 Edition

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This episode I talk about how I spent Christmas, my birthday, and New Year’s. Plus, entertainment recommendations (including Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movies, Young Justice: Outsiders and Titans on the DC Universe app, and Longmire), games we played, and podcasts I listened to!

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Previous The Gutters posts: https://longboxreview.com/podcast/the-gutters/