On Holiday!

Sorry, no New Comics Wednesday for this week because I am returning from being on holiday with my lovely wife as we celebrated our 25th year of marriage by having some fun in Dublin, Ireland this past week! Sláinte!

Happy Holidays!

Thanks for all the support this past year!

New Comics Wednesday 7/2/14

Happy New Comics Wednesday! Here are the comics that I’ll be getting from this week, plus my week in comics.

New Comics this week

  • ACTION COMICS #33
  • ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #4
  • AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #4
  • BACK ISSUE #73: This issue examines Batman’s partners. If you know anything about me, you know that I love Robins and Nightwing, so this is a must read.
  • BATMAN ETERNAL #13
  • BATMAN/SUPERMAN #12
  • DAREDEVIL #0.1: I’m looking forward to reading this digital first story detailing Matt Murdock’s move to San Francisco. I’m really curious why Mark Waid and Marvel decided to move DD out west. The character IS New York to me, even more than Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four (sacrilege, I know).
  • EARTH 2 #25
  • EAST OF WEST #13
  • FAIREST #27
  • GREEN LANTERN #33
  • IRON FIST, the LIVING WEAPON #4
  • LAZARUS #9
  • MOON KNIGHT #5: My penultimate issue. After Warren Ellis leaves, what’s the point? ;)
  • NEW 52 FUTURES END #9
  • ORIGINAL SIN #5
  • SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #7: Wait, what? It’s finally out?
  • THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #24
  • TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #2

Go here for a complete list of comics releasing this week.

My Week in Comics

So it’s only a few days away from the Fourth of July holiday. I actually get that day off of work (paid!), and add that it falls on Friday, I get a three-day weekend out of the deal! To my fellow Americans, have a safe and sane Fourth.

Because it’s a holiday weekend, and that it’s the first week of the month, that means I get to drive 80 miles to the Comic Book Shop in Spokane and pick up the last month’s worth of titles and visit with one of the employees, Matt (he’s a pretty cool guy). My granddaughters are with us this weekend too, and they love going to the comic shop, mostly because Matt adores them and talks to them, and they get comics.

I also got two weeks worth of comics yesterday from DCBS, including the new Previews. I love going through that catalog every month. Who knows what gems I will find? So, holiday weekend, comic book shop, and new comics to read: win! But the fun doesn’t stop there, no sir. I also plan to record a new episode of the podcast with my good buddy Travis. Stay tuned to Twitter or Google+ for the livestreaming episode.

Best of 2013 LIVE Show: Feb. 9 @ 10 AM!

 

The Longbox Review Best of 2013 episode will be live very soon. In fact, it will be on Sunday, February 9 at 10 AM (Pacific standard) on Google Hangouts. Links to the show:

In case you wanted to compile your own list and share it with us, the categories are below.

Announcement

The Categories

Favorite:

  • Ongoing
  • Limited series
  • Single issue (of a title, a one shot, or trade)
  • Artist (can be a penciler, inker, or colorist)
  • Writer
  • Cover
  • New character (hero, villain, or anyone)
  • Moment

Others:

  • Most missed
  • Sleeper/Surprise hit
  • Cancelled before its time
  • Most anticipated for 2014

You can email your selections to longboxreview@gmail.com or respond in the comments below. I’d love it if I could share your nominees as we go through ours. Thanks for listening/watching and participating!

Preparing for the Best of 2013 Show!

For the last few years on the podcast, I have done a Best of show with my cohost Travis. This year is no exception, and Travis and I are hard at work processing our nominees for the Best of categories. In case you wanted to compile your own list and share it with us, here are the categories for a very near in the future broadcast:

Favorite:

  • Ongoing
  • Limited series
  • Single issue (of a title, a one shot, or trade)
  • Artist (can be a penciler, inker, or colorist)
  • Writer
  • Cover
  • New character (hero, villain, or anyone)
  • Moment

Others:

  • Most missed
  • Sleeper/Surprise hit
  • Cancelled before its time
  • Most anticipated for 2014

You can email your selections to longboxreview@gmail.com. Since we also plan to do a live Google Hangout of this Best of show, I’d love it if I could share your nominees as we go through ours. Details are, as they say, forthcoming on exactly when the show will be broadcast. For those of you who are audio biased, I will release the podcast version of the show shortly after the live show is published. Stay tuned!