As I've stated before on this blog, I LOVE the Aliens franchise. One of my favorite movies is the much-hated Alien 3. You know anyone who publicly confesses a love for Alien 3 without a single bit of shame is a true Alien fan.
AND. . .
When it comes to DC comics, Batman is pretty much my favorite character of them all. I have 36 longboxes in my comic collection. 5 of them are nothing but Batman comics. I have more Batman comics in my collection than a lot of people have in their TOTAL collection.- read more
Welcome one and all to another "Retro Review" edition of Longbox Junk, where I take a look at some of the older and more "valuable" single comics in my collection, and give YOU yet another review you never asked for!
This time out, we travel back to 1966 and take a look at an early madcap adventure of everybody's favorite Merry Marvel Mutants. . .The X-Men. Let's do this!
THE X-MEN #23- read more
I've never been a fan of Cloak and Dagger for a couple of reasons. . .first and foremost is that I'm generally not interested in "Gimmick" mainstream superheroes, so I don't really seek out comics starring them. The second reason is pretty much the last part of the first. . .because I don't seek out "Gimmick" mainstream superheroes, I've read very little about Cloak and Dagger.
Most of what I know about the characters comes from the few issues I have of "Strange Tales", a short-lived Doctor Strange/Cloak and Dagger split book Marvel put out in the 80's, and their small role in the recent "Secret Empire" story.
BUT. . .- read more
If you (like me) are fond of digging through bargain boxes at your local comic shop, trying to find those nuggets of comic gold among the Longbox Junk, then you have more than likely spotted at least one issue of this four part mini.
As far as I know, those shiny hologram-enhanced covers are as much a fixture of dollar bins as anything Image ever put out during their "Gotta be like Marvel!" 90's Heyday. They must have printed a billion issues of this series because I come across them all the time.
So let's take a closer look at this common Longbox Junk find. . .- read more
Welcome one and all to another "Retro Review" edition of Longbox Junk!
This week, we travel back to 1964 to take a look at DC's long-running team up title, The Brave & The Bold. I've previously dipped into B&B here on Longbox Junk, but more toward the end of its run during the 80's. I found the issues I reviewed (with a couple of exceptions) to be pretty weak and not seeming to have much effort put into them. It was obvious that the title was about done for.
THAT SAID. . .- read more
When I discovered these issues bundled at my local comic shop for 5 bucks, I had no idea who the Human Bomb was. I just knew Longbox Junk when I saw it and forked over Mr. Lincoln. After a bit of research, I discovered a character with a long and illustrious history as a DC C-Lister. . .mostly on a team of heroes known as "Uncle Sam and The Freedom Fighters".
I've seen a few issues of the series here and there, but to be completely honest, DC sort of sucks at patriotic comic heroes. Except for the Big Blue Boy Scout, who else do they really have? No. . .when I want a dose of AMERICA, HELL YEAH! I go straight to the original Star Spangled Avenger, Captain F*CKING America.
But I paid 5 good American dollars for these four comics. . .what was I going to do, just let them sit there in a longbox unread? Let's do this!- read more
A dollar box is like a junkyard. . .hence the title "Longbox Junk". You do some digging and sometimes you find just the thing you need. Sometimes you discover something you never knew you wanted. But most of the time you just find junk.
Let's do this!
BLACK AND WHITE- read more
I have to admit that I'm not very familiar at all with Star Spangled War Stories. What I DO know about it is from later issues featuring The Unknown Soldier, which is a great character. . .but really, as far as war comics go, I've always been more of a Sgt. Rock and Weird War Tales kind of guy.
I'm a pretty big fan of Predator. I love the movies. . .yes, that includes the Alien vs. Predator movies everyone hated. Not my favorites, but not nearly as bad as some people seem to think. The first movie is, of course, an action movie classic that has been one of my favorites ever since I saw it in the theater as a young man, grinning as Arnold told that alien bastard that he was "One UGLY motherf***er".
BUT. . .
That's the movies. What about the comics?- read more
Let's get this out of the way. . .I'm a HUGE fan of the Mass Effect video games.
I'm even going to go ahead and put my nerd cred on the line and say that despite my initial misgivings, I liked the much-hated and presumed series-destroyer Mass Effect: Andromeda to the point that I played it until there was literally nothing left to do! And I didn't like Andromeda nearly as much as I liked the original trilogy of games.
In other words, when it comes to the Mass Effect video games, I'm a fan.- read more
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