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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Podcast 142: Never Stay Dead Podcast Spotlight

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I chat with Damian and Matt about their podcast Never Stay Dead. After we swap comic book origin stories, the guys tell me why they started this podcast and what it is they talk about on their show. Please listen and subscribe to their show!

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Podcast 127: The War of Jokes and Riddles, part 2

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Don’t listen to this episode until you listen to part one of this crossover event from episode 185 of the George and Tony Entertainment Show where George and I discussed issues 25-27 of “The War of Jokes and Riddles” in Batman by Tom King, Mikel Janin, et al. On part 2 of the discussion in this episode, we engage in a spoilery talk about issues 28-32.

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Podcast 125: Favorite Kirby Characters/Concepts

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I wanted to celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday by talking about my favorite Kirby Characters/Concepts. What are your favorites? Please listen to Comic Geek Speak’s Episode 1633 – Spotlight on Jack ‘King’ Kirby Part One to find out more about Kirby’s life and career.

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July 2017 Previews Spotlight

I spotlight some comics from the July 2017 Previews catalog.