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Welcome back to Longbox Junk, home of comic book reviews nobody ever asked me for. . .

UNTIL NOW!

That's right, folks.  Last month, my comic lovin' daughter challenged me to take on some reader requests.  I put the call out and gathered a decent list, then put them in a hat (A literal hat.  A pair of Disney World Micky Mouse ears to be exact) and drew one out at random.

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Welcome back to Longbox Junk, home of comic reviews nobody ever asked for!

Once again, my apologies for summertime Longbox Junk delays. I do these in my spare time at work managing a hotel and summer is the busiest time of year.  The good news is that fall is in the air, schools are starting back up, and things should settle back down into a slow winter's groove soon.

ENOUGH OF THAT!

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Welcome back to Longbox Junk, home of comic reviews nobody ever asked for!

Once again, my apologies for the longer than usual gap between entries this time of year.  As a hotel manager, the summer tourist season takes a pretty severe cut into my comic readin' and reviewin' since I do these at work in my down time.

As you can see from the title, this time out we're going to take a look at another handful of Captain America one-shots from my collection.  The first part turned out pretty good. . .with 3 out of 4 being well worth hunting down in the bargain bin and 1 being. . .okay. 

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Welcome back to Longbox Junk, home of comic reviews nobody ever asked for!  Once again, my apologies for summertime delays.

I've admitted before that I'm not a very big fan of what many think of as traditional comic book superheroes. . .the "capes and tights" crowd, in other words.  I like my heroes to be a bit more "grounded", even if they ARE inhabiting a comic book world.  Lone Ranger, Zorro, Jonah Hex, Tarzan, Green Hornet, Rocketeer, The Spirit, Sgt. Rock, The Shadow. . .THOSE are the kind of heroes that I love.

BUT. . .

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Welcome to another Longbox Junk Retro Review!  Every now and then, I like to take a step back from my usual Bargain Bin fare and shine a spotlight on some of the older or more "valuable" single issues in my collection. . .this is one of those times.  Enjoy!

To many "serious" collectors, the comic at hand isn't that old.  Likewise it isn't really too "valuable", either (about $20 in perfect condition). What this comic DOES have going for it is that it was part of DC's celebration of America's Bicentennial in 1976, and I was wanting to do something related to Independence Day for this entry.  

Oddly enough it seems to be the only comic I have from 1976 marked as being part of America's Bicentennial Celebration.  I have other comics from 1976 in my collection, but none of them seem to care about the Bicentennial. For that matter, it seems to be the only comic in my collection that has anything to do with Independence Day in general (my daughter is out of town, so I didn't have a chance to dig through her boxes). I find that a bit strange, but there it is.

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Retro Review - King Kong

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It's the SPECTACULARLY SPECTACULAR LONGBOX JUNK #1 SPECIAL COLLECTOR EDITION ULTIMATE NUMBERED HARDCOVER REMASTERED ANNOTATED DELUXE PRESTIGE SECOND PRINT VARIANT!

Wait. No.

How about a Longbox Junk Retro Review instead?

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Welcome back to Longbox Junk, home of comic reviews that nobody asked for!

Well, my friends. . .I'm finally done with it.  For the past couple of months and 9 posts I've been taking a look at comics in my (and my daughter's) collection that are issue #175 as a way of celebrating my 175th Longbox Junk comic review.

This is the 10th and final "Variant" of the completely unnecessary and unasked for reboot and renumbered Longbox Junk #1.  And SPOILER ALERT, it's the best of the bunch!  Better yet, it's completely free, and if you aren't 100% satisfied, you'll get a full refund!

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Sorry about the Longbox Junk delays.  It's that time of year again.  School is out and the weather is great.  If you've ever worked in the hotel business, you know what THAT means.  If you don't, It means that even on the normally slow overnight shift I'm manager of, it's all hands on deck for 3 solid sold out months of every hotel's bread and butter. . .SUMMER TOURIST SEASON!

ANYWAY. . .

Welcome back to Longbox Junk, home of comic reviews that nobody asked for!

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Welcome back to Longbox Junk, the home of comic reviews that nobody ever asked for!  

I'm celebrating my 175th review by following the lead of major comic publishers and giving you a completely unnecessary reboot and renumbering. . .including a fabulous first issue Special Collector Edition with 10. . .count 'em! TEN VARIANTS of comics in my (and my daughter's) collection that are also #175!

What's that?  You say I promised only NINE variants?  Well, I've added a premium collectible SIGNED super-secret variant!  Get your pre-paid pre-orders in to gain this valuable once in a lifetime piece of comic review history! 

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Welcome back to my completely unnecessary reboot and renumbering of the Longbox Junk blog! I'm celebrating my 175th comic review that nobody ever asked me for by doing something else nobody ever asked for. . .reviewing the handful of issue #175 comics in my (and my daughter's) collection!

Oddly enough, I've discovered that it seems nobody really cares about hitting their 175th issue. The Walking Dead started a new (and pretty epic) storyline in #175, but I'm not sure if that was actually planned or if it just worked out that way.  Superman #175 was celebrating being the 100th issue since the iconic "Death of Superman" finale. . .but I'm not convinced that's an actual celebration of hitting issue #175.

So. . .nobody cares about the one-seven-five except me.

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