Message Recall

I had one of those experiences years ago where someone direct messaged me asking about coming onto the podcast. This is someone whose work I had been following and enjoyed, but I was extremely surprised that they had reached out (and no, I’m not going to reveal who). My show was (is?) not well-known, let alone for the specific content this person was producing at that time.

So, I had to think about it for a while. I hadn’t done many interviews with people whom I have not already met or known, but after some thought, I decided to throw caution to the wind and take a chance! I responded with, “Sure! I assume you want to talk about the new —?” While I waited for the person’s reply, I started doing my homework: detailing who this person was, what they had been working on, and coming up with questions.

A day or two passed, but no response. I began to wonder: was the request a mistake? After all, there are other podcasts with “Longbox” in their title (let alone “Review”). Maybe this person meant to message that other podcast, or, just as likely, someone in their social media list who was before or after my name and they messaged the wrong person. Given that I never heard back, I assume the latter. I can only imagine that after I messaged them back, they thought, “Oh, shit! I contacted the wrong guy/show! What do I do?! If I say, ‘Sorry, I meant to send this to —‘, I’ll look like an asshole. I know, I’ll just pretend I hadn’t sent the message…”.

I don’t blame them for not responding. Who hasn’t accidentally sent a message you immediately wish you could recall and hoping the recipient hadn’t seen it? Still, it would have been interesting and probably a lot of fun had they responded and we did the interview (after all, more coverage is always a good thing). Oh well, maybe one day….

Pull List Review: August 2022 Comic Books

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I talk about some of the 30 comic books I read in August 2022:

  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #8
  • Nightwing Annual 2021
  • Batman: Urban Legends #10
  • Bolero tpb (issues #1-5)
  • The New Champion of Shazam #1
  • and, briefly, a few others

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Pull List Review: July 2022 Comic Books

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I talk about some of the 47 comic books I read in July 2022:

  • Faithless II (#1-6)
  • Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator
  • All-New Collectors’ Edition C-54: Superman vs Wonder Woman
  • Saga #60
  • Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite (#1-6)
  • and, briefly, a few others

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The Legion Project 38: The Greatest Hero of Them All

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“In this conclusion to the four-part Superboy crossover, learn why Superboy is ‘the greatest hero of them all’.”

Timestamps:
(00:45) Preamble, anniversary talk, and a new contest!
(10:11) Superman vs Superboy Part 3: Action Comics #591 synopsis and general thoughts
(23:44) Main discussion
(1:53:05) Who’s Who Update ’87 #2 entry: Flare
(1:59:57) Legion vs Time Trapper Part 4: Legion of Super-Heroes #38 synopsis, general thoughts, and cover discussion
(2:16:29) Main discussion
(3:25:13) Letter column reactions, feedback, and final thoughts
(3:42:07) Wrap up and outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

Thanks for listening!

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

The Legion Project forum: https://justanotherfanboy.freeforums.net/board/19/legion-project

Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 37: A Twist in Time

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“The Legionnaires want to battle the Time Trapper but wind up as guests of Superboy in Smallville USA!”

Timestamps:
(00:46) Preamble
(06:09) Part 1: Legion of Super-Heroes #37 synopsis, general thoughts, and cover discussion
(32:07) Main discussion
(1:46:42) Who’s Who Update ’87 #1 entries: Atmos, Black Mace, and Caress
(2:01:44) Part 2: Superman v2 #8 synopsis, cover discussion, and general thoughts
(2:23:54) Main discussion
(3:02:12) Wrap up and outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

Thanks for listening!

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

The Legion Project forum: https://justanotherfanboy.freeforums.net/board/19/legion-project

Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic