I write comic book reviews that NOBODY has ever asked for!
Let's do away with the long intro this time out. If you've read Part 1 of my Longbox Junk video game one shot special, then you know what this is about. . .Video game-based one shots.
If you haven't read Part 1 yet, I have to ask. . .
Why are you reading Part 2 first? You some kind of Commie?- read more
I don't like the X-Men. I never have.
Halloween! It's that special time of year when children get their first basic lesson in the cornerstone of Socialism. . . Redistribution of Wealth! I have a giant bowl of candy. Those who have less candy than me come to collect a portion of my candy under the threat of punishment if I do not comply. This continues until I have no more candy.
Continuing my month of Longbox Junk Halloween fun, I present for your consideration a little item I pulled from the forgotten depths of a dollar box a couple weeks ago. I bought it for the awesome cover. . .but is the story inside a trick or a treat? Let's find out!
CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS
It's that time of year again!
The crisp fall air, horror movies on Netflix. . .girls wearing black leotards, hooker heels and dollar store cat ear headbands winning costume contests over guys with elaborate movie-worthy makeup that took them hours to apply.
In other words. . .it's October!- read more
Let's get this out of the way right off the top. . .I am NOT the target audience for this comic series.
I am a 50 year old married straight male surrounded by the kind of opulent lower middle class white privilege that only being the night manager of a mid-range priced hotel can provide.
This comic series is LASER-FOCUSED at what I'm pretty sure is an extremely tiny slice of the overall mainstream comic readership: Young (college age), LGBTQ Female Hispanics.- 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
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
I'm not a big fan of The Avengers for the same reason I'm not a big fan of The Justice League. I like individual characters on both teams, but it just seems like a failing proposition to keep coming up with stories that can present a challenge to a combined team of the mightiest heroes on Earth. It all just sort of reeks of fan service, and I prefer lower-key super heroics.
BUT. . .
I seem to be in the minority when it comes to comics starring laughably overpowered super-teams, and that's okay. . .I just pass 'em by and read what I like. But I occassionally make an exception. Case in point being the 4 issue Avengers: Millennium series at hand. My local comic shop had all four issues bundled for 5 lousy bucks with that SWEET cover for issue #1 on top. I may not buy Avengers on the regular, but 4 issues for 5 bucks with at least one cover to make my office wall comic art rotation was a deal I couldn't refuse.- read more
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