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Joe and Todd are back! In Pod form!


Longbox Heroes Episode 459: Two Tales of a Delay
Jul 16 • 73 min
Less pre-San Diego news than we thought but tons of DC news going forward into 2019 and possibly the end of one of the longest running bits on the show? And not one, but TWO stories in The Rob Watch. What we read last week, what we’re looking forward to…
Longbox Heroes Episode 458: the Schneider Cut
Jul 10 • 110 min
More goings on at DC as Todd and Joe try to figure how the Sandman Universe fits into the Black Label and why are they announcing new Vertigo books two months before it closes. Speaking of DC closing things, Mad Magazine we hardly knew ye. Plus, an in…
Longbox Heroes Episode 457: Never Go Full Joe
Jul 2 • 63 min
DC announces a new horror line! And it’s a shame they cancelled Vertigo, that’d be a perfect place for it! And speaking of Vertigo, perhaps the biggest property to ever launch from those pages is coming to a streaming service near you! And it’s not the…
Longbox Heroes Episode 456: Sunset Everything
Jun 26 • 99 min
End of an era as officially one of the most influential brands in comics is being put to pasture. Is it a good idea? A bad idea? A DC idea? Plus, more cancellations and bets on if a certain big Marvel title will come to a natural conclusion. All this,…
Longbox Heroes Episode 455: Potsie Schemes
Jun 18 • 89 min
The September solicitations reap tons of material, from the good, the bad, the new number ones and missing Suicide Squad. Also, who could be the Nick Fury of the DC television universe? All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this…
Longbox Heroes Episode 454: Fifth Anniversary Special
Jun 12 • 102 min
Doing lots of work, both with follow ups on the DC Adam Hughes hardcover and what happened to the DC Universe Swamp Thing show. Also, a 90’s superstar artist is at it again! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, the…
Longbox Heroes Episode 453: A Tum Blur
Jun 4 • 83 min
A follow up from last week’s Tom King story and how it involves Hollywood. Also, the end of one of the most recognizable brands in the last 25 plus years? How did it all go wrong? All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week,…
Longbox Heroes Episode 452: My Beef is Getting Bigger
May 28 • 65 min
Coverage of the biggest Batman story to break in the last seven days. What sport is Marvel getting into bed with? Also, a follow up on a DC Collections story from three months ago. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week,…
Longbox Heroes Episode 451: Fandella Effect
May 22 • 84 min
Talk of this past weekend’s Las Vegas Retailer Summit goes off the rails and quick, talking forced crossovers and Flint Marko heel and face turns. Also, DC is quick to remind us nothing ever ends. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
Longbox Heroes Episode 450: Packed With Jam
May 14 • 93 min
Mergers! 80 page giants! No more swimsuits! And Doomsday Clock is still on track! A sampling of the news segment as well as discussion how too much information about what your comics might be worth could be dangerous. All this, what we read last week,…
Longbox Heroes Episode 449: Dueling Uglies
May 7 • 80 min
Is the streak over? Doomsday Clock news, but not what we’ve come to expect. Also, Marvel announces some big time creative teams with no books and a million issue selling idea that leads to tons of speculation. All this, what we read last week, what we’re…
Longbox Heroes Episode 448: Blue with Excitement
Apr 30 • 89 min
A light news week, but some heavy discussion about how and who DC is trying to make their next big thing. Will it work this time? And when it comes to news, time and something else keeps on slipping. All this, what we read last week (spoiler tags listed…
Longbox Heroes Episode 447: Inceptionation
Apr 24 • 86 min
If Jason Aaron is Marvel’s new Bendis, who is Marvel’s Grant Morrison? Do they need one? One thin Todd and Joe can agree on is Marvel needs a return to the 90’s with the Swimsuit Specials. And I’m sure DC is doing great too! The Swamp Thing show is still…
Longbox Heroes Episode 446: Divided Attention
Apr 16 • 85 min
A jam packed news segment as Joe and Todd cover everything from the return of a cult X-Book from the early 2000’s, a definitive end date for one of the biggest indie hits in quite some time, treatment of creators at conventions and some rumor and innuendo…
Longbox Heroes Episode 445: Kids Make You Weak
Apr 10 • 95 min
Todd and Joe bring you this week more information on how you can get some classic DC comics digitally and when those elusive Wal-Mart books will be coming to comic shops. Also, when is a first appearance not a first appearance? When the ROB says so! All…
Longbox Heroes Episode 444: We Could’t Come Up With a Title
Apr 2 • 70 min
Oh boy, we have news and only some of it is good. We dive into the future releases on the DC Universe subscription service. But with the good comes the bad, as we talk the boatload of DC delays and you’ll never guess what’s on the list! All this, what we…
Longbox Heroes Episode 443: Fifth Milk
Mar 27 • 73 min
The biggest deal in all of entertainment is official and it will change the (Marvel Cinematic) Universe forever. Eventually. Let’s get past April first. Also, news of collections, new books and (surprise) delays from this past weekend’s C2E2. All this,…
Longbox Heroes Episode 442: Someone Can’t Hit a Fastball
Mar 19 • 73 min
So much news this week! Even the return of movie related news! Todd and Joe pitch again how to revamp the DC Cinematic Universe. Also, Todd’s wacky Wal-Mart Road Trip! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, the latest…
Longbox Heroes Episode 441: Swinging Blue Pipe
Mar 12 • 91 min
Finally! An explanation as to why DC is cancelling so many collections! Also, all the Doomsday Clock stuff you can shake a…stick at. And Joe’s blind love for Spider-Man knows no bounds. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this…
Longbox Heroes Episode 440: Called My Shot, But Didn’t Say Anything
Mar 6 • 69 min
More cancellations! More delays! Subscription services going away! Are print comics doomed? I sure hope not! We cover the doom and gloom from the last week and a first time creator book from one of the longest tenured Marvel artists. All this, what we…
Longbox Heroes Episode 439: Gonna Ship Stan to Malibu
Feb 26 • 60 min
A bunch of follow ups from the typical news stories and maybe some finality to the DC 100-Giants and where they will end up. Also, Todd & Joe pitch a better DC Themed dining establishment. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to…
Longbox Heroes Episode 438: Outrage Bingo Card
Feb 19 • 79 min
A little recap of this weekend’s New York Toy Fair but the big story isn’t the delays and cancellations of various books and collections from DC. Sure, we talk about them as there is more this week than there has been. But, how is it all connected? Todd…
Longbox Heroes Episode 437: Dip Your Pen in Gravy
Feb 12 • 71 min
Do you like follow ups? Literally to every news story we’ve discussed since this year began? Do you want the explanation to one of our longest running jokes? It’s in here! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week and the…
Longbox Heroes Episode 436: Angelic Frank
Feb 5 • 58 min
A light week leads to a lot of follow ups from past weeks, with more late books, reviews from the field of the DC Universe app and more digital comics stuff than you can shake a stick at. And what is the best Batman movie of all time? All this, what we…
Longbox Heroes Episode 435: Make Up Cult
Jan 29 • 58 min
More DC news than you can shake a stick at! More delays! More cancellations! Conspiracy theories! Plus a mistake I left in! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week and the return of the CW’s the Flash. If you want to help…
Longbox Heroes Episode 434: File Drawer Episode
Jan 22 • 87 min
Lots of discussion about the announcement of the retirement of one of the true legends of comics, George Perez and the last few places you can meet and/or greet him. And one may surprise you. Also, talk of more big box store exclusives from DC, more late…
Longbox Heroes Episode 433: Read A Luff Life
Jan 15 • 79 min
Before we get to news, covering honesty in cancellations, DC delays and variant covers, a retraction and correction from last week’s show. Plus, the biggest what we read last week segment with THREE new number ones, what we’re looking forward to this…
Longbox Heroes Episode 432: Give It My Some
Jan 8 • 75 min
It’s Marvel’s 80th anniversary and everything we know is going to change! Or is it? probably not, but this topic as well as the next rumored relaunch of the Legion of Super-Heroes get us into some deep talk about grand sweeping changes, how to implement…
Longbox Heroes Episode 431: Spiral Cut Cone Ham
Jan 1 • 55 min
A light news week and a new year means we talk the perils of social media and who had the better animal superhero universe, Marvel or DC? Also, how does a book from 2005 make it into a best of 2018 sale? I really want to know. All this, what we read last…
Longbox Heroes Episode 430: Strawberry Cowboy
Dec 26, 2018 • 89 min
The jinx is in as we had a light news week, hardly a convention this weekend, and sure a few books to talk about but, we hope you enjoy this holiday spectacular as we cover what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd’s Art Attack…
Longbox Heroes Episode 429: Todd Friended Me
Dec 18, 2018 • 99 min
Free Comic Book Day is only five and a half months away, but let’s start preparing now! Also, talk of a potential Dark Horse/DC crossover that reminds Todd and Joe of other books from said creators. Also, more follow up on a favorite news story of this…
Longbox Heroes Episode 428: Knee Chi
Dec 11, 2018 • 96 min
More cancellations of solicited stuff mid-collection from DC but also a banner book of the new imprint before it even starts. We investigate why. And, explain why this song is playing on a loop in the Marvel offices: All this, what we read last week, what…
Longbox Heroes Episode 427: Wave of Ignorance
Dec 4, 2018 • 86 min
What happens when DC cancels a trade? They reprint three more? We try and figure out the business model and the history of DC’s graphic novel publishing. Also, yet another Marvel Netflix show gets ‘cancelled’. And by cancelled, Joe and Toff argue…
Longbox Heroes Episode 426: Call Forward
Nov 28, 2018 • 75 min
More cancellation spilling out of the February solicitations, which leads to all sorts of talk of rare prints and recalled comics. Plus, the Keith Giffen Vext story! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd’s Art…
Longbox Heroes Episode 425: See Legs
Nov 20, 2018 • 83 min
Another heavy news show, dealing with an Image book being recalled and scrubbed from the internet, more DC Omnibuses being solicited and cancelled, Tom King’s mammoth Batman run, price hikes and crossovers at Marvel. All this, what we read last week, what…
Longbox Heroes Episode 424: Bloozle Buttwater
Nov 13, 2018 • 90 min
A heavy news show with more DC restructuring and cancelling reissues mid stream. Also, Marvel takes one of our dumbest ideas, which covers a lot of ground and of course the passing of comics legend, Stan Lee. All this, what we read last week, what we’re…
Longbox Heroes Episode 423: the Dip is You
Nov 6, 2018 • 89 min
Hey, we have actual news this week! Something from DC (the return of Hex!) something from Marvel (the Old Man-verse) something from Image (digital changes!) and the rest! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd’s…
Longbox Heroes Episode 422: Stiffcada
Oct 30, 2018 • 77 min
Happy Halloween, everybody! We start of with some of Joe’s pet peeves from other podcasters, probably himself as well. But, in the news we have the first (almost) official Marvel Cinematic show for the Disney Streaming service and the price of CGCing…
Longbox Heroes Episode 421: Turned into the Skid
Oct 24, 2018 • 73 min
What does cancelled really mean? What about non-renewed? And what does Heather Graham have to do with all of this. And, the history of Rick Moranis’s recording career. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd’s Art…
Longbox Heroes Episode 420: Licit Drugs
Oct 16, 2018 • 83 min
A light week sees news of a new DC TV show not coming to their digital platform or the CW? And which iteration of this team of villains will this be? All this talk has us revisit the original announcement of the DC Cinematic Universe from four years ago.…
Longbox Heroes Episode 419: Masculine Eyebrows
Oct 10, 2018 • 102 min
Lots of news from this past week, a follow up on the multiple Conan books from Marvel and their next company wide crossover and how Joe, apparently was the only one who didn’t see it coming. DC has yet another imprint to announce and a new toy line that…
Longbox Heroes Episode 418: Stitchreon
Oct 2, 2018 • 70 min
How do you over-saturate a property before it’s even published? Marvel’s gonna show you how! Also, lamenting the loss of one of the most unsung comic artists of the 1990’s. Also, Todd’s report from the floor of Baltimore Comic Con. All this, what we read…
Longbox Heroes Episode 417: DYE! DYE! DYE!
Sep 26, 2018 • 69 min
Joe tried, in vein, the explain why kids today don’t “get” single issue stories and why it’s OK for DC to expand their event books. Also, the Image book so wrong it got pulped (click bait headline!) and is hashtag Bat Wang Gate worth all the hubbub. All…
Longbox Heroes Episode 416: Middle Fit Shirt
Sep 19, 2018 • 72 min
DC Universe is live and we look briefly at some of the early features of this soft launch. Discussion of the Captain Marvel and special promo for the upcoming Venom movie. And, the mystery of why the upcoming Vision miniseries was cancelled before it was…
Longbox Heroes Episode 415: Identical Sorcery
Sep 12, 2018 • 75 min
Dc and Marvel both making waves to get Joe & Todd to buy more when they’re trying to buy less. And why does paper and color quality from the 90’s not transfer to today’s standards. Also, a lengthy conversation about Todd’s mission to Keystone Comic Con…
At Odds with Wrestling Episode One – Origins
Sep 7, 2018
Hey everyone and welcome to the first official episode of At Odds with Wrestling featuring Joe and Adam. This week, we get into our earliest memories with wrestling and how it has shaped our current wrestling habits, likes and dislikes.
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 198: At Odds with Wrestling
Sep 6, 2018
This week, Todd and Joe are joined by Adam Van aka the Fancy Gentleman! First we talk about lawn maintenance and then why is Adam here? To talk wrestling! Specifically, the recent All In PPV event and Joe’s inherent problems with Bernard the Business…
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 198: At Odds with Wrestling
Sep 5, 2018
This week, Todd and Joe are joined by Adam Van aka the Fancy Gentleman! First we talk about lawn maintenance and then why is Adam here? To talk wrestling! Specifically, the recent All In PPV event and Joe’s inherent problems with Bernard the Business…
Longbox Heroes Episode 414: Al’s Gals
Sep 5, 2018
A follow up on a lawsuit we’ve discussed before on the show and some suggestions to Disney’s lawyers on what to do next. Also, Donny Cates writes more (probably) very good comics which makes Todd and Joe remissness about some good 90’s comics. There were…
After Dark Episode 197: Soon to be Named Movie Club VIII – Hudson Hawk
Aug 30, 2018
Oh boy, this is a doozy. Before we get down to brass tacks about our featured film this month, Hudson Hawk, sad news regarding a special event Joe was looking forward to being cancelled, the difficulties of setting the NFL Pigskin Pick ’ems back up and at…
Longbox Heroes Episode 413: Posture Mania
Aug 29, 2018 • 62 min
This week, Marvel takes over the news with possibly the ultimate Jason Aaron project and the return of the REAL Defenders. Also, comics coming to the Nintendo Switch and a follow up on a convention from last week. All this, what we read last week, what…
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 196: Doesn’t Cost Money to Try
Aug 23, 2018
Inspired by this week’s Podvocacy, Joe and Todd discuss some of the growing pains of making and growing a podcast. Also, why is Joe leaving the house next week, on a school night none the less and how does it tie into the Soon to be Named Movie Project?…
Longbox Heroes Episode 412: Casiyes
Aug 21, 2018 • 71 min
DC is bringing Batman’s birthday to a school and/or library near year, all before the nuclear winter! Marvel is teaming with two different football federations, but what about the XFL? All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this…
After Dark Episode 195: Taking Up Space
Aug 16, 2018
Lots of belly aching about podcast advertising, wrestling bleeding over into other topics, Joe’s recent return to Chikara and tipping etiquette.
Longbox Heroes Episode 411: Harboring Pearls
Aug 14, 2018 • 74 min
A long running comic book award gets smaller, but we’re still available! DC suing Netflix, but is it worth it? More pending Black Label books from DC and a brief history of ALF! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week,…
After Dark Episode 194: Comedy Pyrite
Aug 9, 2018
Lots of discussion of surprise birthday parties, why Knoebel’s is the best, Joe lying to his son about pizza and more of the ramblings you’ve come to accept!
Longbox Heroes Episode 410: More Arm Butter
Aug 7, 2018 • 66 min
Light news and lighter cons means more goofing around up front. We do discuss the very real Stan Lee situation as it seems to be under control currently. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, the last two episodes of…
After Dark Episode 193: Vacation All I Ever Wanted
Aug 2, 2018
Joe is back from vacation with stories of the Jersey Shore, pinball, people watching and shaming and the biggest scam in amusement park history.
Longbox Heroes Episode 409: the Formula
Aug 1, 2018 • 66 min
Hey, we’re (kinda) a day late, but we’re always here! Things are a bit silly at first (too much cold pressed juice!) but we get into DC news, what books you can get on Batman Day, are pouches or cylinders better, and why are we completely re-doing a book…
After Dark Episode 192: Soon to be Named Movie Club VII – Three Amigos
Jul 26, 2018
Before we get into our subject for the month, the 1986 comedy classic, we get a bit of discussion about the Streamy Podcast Awards and Joe tells the story of the infamous red letter date in wrestling history, inspired by the upcoming World Wrestling…
Longbox Heroes Episode 408: Request Timeout
Jul 25, 2018 • 77 min
In the longest news segment in a while, we talk all the DC TV and movie trailers that debuted at San Diego last year. We talk about the firing of James Gunn by Disney and the political and literal mine field that is. Also, we answer how is Angel Punisher…
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 191: Sacks of Icing
Jul 19, 2018
The show (on my side) has been having some audio issues of late. They are addressed on this week’s after dark. Future plans involving this show, these hosts and the world of sports and entertainment are covered and the Fancy Gentleman is put on blast.…
Longbox Heroes Episode 407: Hang Loose Away
Jul 18, 2018 • 70 min
San Diego Comic Con is this week so there’s no news right? WRONG! There’s a ton of pre-news, news teases, wrong information (later corrected) and somehow, a discussion of Tim Burton’s film catalog. How do we tie it all together? You’re guess is as good as…
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 190: Fig Buddies
Jul 12, 2018
Ever hear legend of finding…ahem…adult magazines in the woods? We postulate what DC Universe character may benefit from this the most and who may be behind it all! Also, in the main event of the show, Todd regales us with stories of he and our good buddy…
Longbox Heroes Episode 406: Hulk Like Beans
Jul 11, 2018 • 78 min
This week, we start with the passing of a true comic book legend, which leads to a discussion of who from his era are left and still creating. Also, more movements in the world of conventions, literally this time! Also, Image is making big, unannounced…
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 189: Technical Issues
Jul 5, 2018
Bit of a truncated episode this week due to it being a holiday weekend, Todd decided to rearrange his house, hard wire his laptop to his air conditioner and then turn into a robot! We do get a soft review of Jurassic Park 5: Jurassic World 2!
Longbox Heroes Episode 405: Broken Hand Steve
Jul 4, 2018 • 85 min
We begin this Independence Day Spectacular with a follow up on the DC Comics 100 page giants being sold at Wal-Mart. Did you get yours? Then, an in depth discussion of spoiler culture at the big two companies and how long this has been a thing we’ve all…
After Dark Episode 188: Soon to be Named Movie Club VI – Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Jun 28, 2018
Just a heads up, Joe’s volume is a bit lower than Todd’s but that’s OK since Todd does most of the heavy lifting here. This month, we discuss the unappreciated 1990 classic the Adventures of Ford Fairlane, the first (and last) starring picture for one…
Longbox Heroes Episode 404: Half Aloof a Kung Fu
Jun 27, 2018 • 69 min
I thought at least out show would be a safe space to talk about this whole Wal-Mart DC 100 Page Giant deal. How wrong I was. Also, the return of collectible comic card sets! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week and the…
Longbox Heroes After Dark Episode 187: Unintentional Wokening
Jun 21, 2018
Ever wonder how terrible a wrestling podcast co-hosted by Joe would be? We give you a sample! Also, something else we spend a lot of time on, but I completely forget what it was and the reveal of the next subject in the Soon to be Named Movie Club!
Longbox Heroes Episode 403: Matches & Patches
Jun 20, 2018 • 89 min
DC making announcements in rebranding some classic stories under a new imprint. And what does this mean of Elseworlds? Or Hypertime? And another Crisis on the horizon? At least they have a good creative team! All this, what we read last week, what we’re…
After Dark Episode 186: Grand Theft Stupidty
Jun 14, 2018
We delve deep into tha futures of grocery store bought Italian Ice. Also, Todd battles the legal system and won! Listen to find out how!
Longbox Heroes Episode 402: Buy Linguini
Jun 12, 2018 • 92 min
A mess ton of news with tons of leadership shakeups at DC Comics, the return to prominence of Vertigo plus several other new imprints. A double dose of midnight sales, a pun-tastic debut and a fabulous return at Marvel. All this, what we read last week,…
After Dark Episode 185: Inspector Hammett & Lester
Jun 7, 2018
After discussing a tweet Joe JUST sent, we talk about some of my favorite recent podcast interviews. Also, talk about a high profile lawsuit that just ended is covered and how Joe’s mind and decisions are clouded by the Dark Side on a daily basis.
Longbox Heroes Episode 401: Heat Clause
Jun 5, 2018 • 78 min
Two legends of different types came to an end this past week, both are discussed here. Also, Comixology making moves this past week, one in particular that could change comics as we know it. Also, the return of comparing the convention scene to 1980’s pro…
After Dark Episode 184: Italian Tires
May 31, 2018
More adventures of Joe’s tooth! Todd went to see Jack White at a winery! And an old friend returns!
Longbox Heroes Episode 400: Unspectacular
May 30, 2018
Another lean week of news, but we ponder what Wizard World is up to and look back at their prior efforts in the print world. Also, Comixology has a big announcement this week, will you be watching on Twitch? Will I figure out what Twitch is by then? All…
After Dark Episode 183: Soon to be Named Movie Club IV – Smokey & the Bandit 3
May 24, 2018
We’ve got a doozy this week and Todd’s latest pick comes up in the queue, the 1982 ‘classic’ Smokey and the Bandit 3!
Longbox Heroes Episode 399: Hot Hail Button
May 23, 2018 • 70 min
It’s a lean news week so Todd and Joe look at the Marvel and DC August solicitations and remark on Looney Toons getting better creative teams, what is a natural conclusion versus a cancellation and wacky teams lead by Clint Barton. All this, a discussion…
After Dark Episode 182: Lafayettes
May 17, 2018
Hoo boy What a show this week. Due to a multitude of technical issues, Joe is at an all time level of saltieness. Todd helps bring it back together with talk of IHOP, fake desserts, bad tablets and what is next for the Soon to be Named Movie club. And the…
Longbox Heroes Episode 398: No Second Takes
May 16, 2018 • 93 min
DC dominates the news with follow ups on Doomsday Clock scheduling, price changes and so much more! Could Marvel do anything to combat this? We speculate on that, as well as discuss what con you’d rather attend this weekend. what we read last week, what…
After Dark Episode 181: Medical Update
May 10, 2018
An update on the lump of flesh on the back of Joe’s neck and how a nearly blind person shops for glasses. Also, a review of the Marvel Universe Live stunt show deal. And, it was kismet of the Vince impressions I did based on discussion on this week’s…
Longbox Heroes Episode 397: Playing Mustard
May 8, 2018 • 94 min
What a week for DC! Digital price increases, digital platforms, and delays? They’ve got delays! Also, some follow ups on stories from the past few weeks, like cancelled conventions and where you can get your Ed Brubaker fix next. All this, what we read…
After Dark Episode 180: Filipino Box Spring Hog
May 3, 2018
With an agenda of only where Todd ate this weekend and the Amazon read too hot for the main show, we ended up covering quite a few topics, from Chinese food, to road trips, pimple popping and all points between
Longbox Heroes Episode 396: Enfinatee Were
May 2, 2018 • 113 min
The all convention special. Kinda. Our news is convention talk! Todd went to a convention this weekend! Joe learns a thing or two about a comic legend and Todd gets a glimpse of the handling of older media legends. Our convention talk section is actually…
After Dark Episode 179: Soon to be Named Movie Club IV – Last Action Hero
Apr 26, 2018
It’s back! The Soon to be Named Movie Club returns as we discuss Last Action Hero! Is the best script in movie history? When Joe and Todd compete for bad Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions, we all lose! And what does young Danny have in common with Jim…
Longbox Heroes Episode 395: Eggs Thanos
Apr 25, 2018 • 88 min
While other shows may stray from rumor and innuendo, we dive right in! Lots of speculation about who could be coming to DC and the why of it all. Also, a crowd funded convention gets cancelled and what does that say about the state of comics. We’re real…
After Dark Episode 178: Takin’ It Back to 93
Apr 19, 2018
As Joe prepares for his very first root canal, he and Todd reminisce about the passing of two celebrities and our memories of them (note: this was recorded before the passing of Bruno Sammartino). Also, the reveal of next week’s Soon to be Named Movie…
Longbox Heroes Episode 394: Stabby Stabby Guts Guts
Apr 17, 2018 • 79 min
The most self referential episode of all time! Ever wonder why we joke about season 2 of Outcast? It doesn’t get much clearer here! Follow ups from last week about cons competing with each other for dates, the 99 cent digital trade controversy and…
After Dark Episode 177: Touchy Subjects
Apr 12, 2018
Todd and Joe got together this past weekend to watch the Showcase of the Immortals! Pizza was had by most and an enjoyable time was had by at least half the people there. Also, why hasn’t a certain comics news story not been mentioned on the main show?…
Longbox Heroes Episode 393: Krypt Off
Apr 10, 2018 • 84 min
DC is back in the news with the announcement of a new Catwoman book that keeps that rumor mill spinning, with a crazy theory or two that MITE be too far out there. And who is Damien’s daddy and what does he do? Also, who is behind the mystery of low…
After Dark Episode 176: A Dinner Story
Apr 6, 2018
In celebration of the Solo: A Star Wars Story inspired menu at Denny’s, Todd and Joe are joined by our good buddy DJ, world renoun bassist Matt and Scott who doesn’t have a Twitter.
Longbox Heroes Episode 392: Mister Island
Apr 3, 2018 • 75 min
It’s Marvel’s turn in the news barrel this week, but first, what DCU CW shows are returning next season? Who is Donny Cates getting ready to kill? And what fabulous foursome could be filling that slot? All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark Episode 175: Soon to be Named Movie Club III – Dragnet
Mar 30, 2018
A jam packed episode, not only with us revisiting Dragnet, seeing if a 31 year old movie still holds up (no spoilers) but also, trips of travelling to and from, back to and from, then to and from again Philadelphia and Joe’s update with cat adventures!
Longbox Heroes Episode 391: The Wokeing Dead
Mar 28, 2018 • 72 min
DC is not announcing one, not two but THREE Justice League books out of Metal. Each more wacky than the last! IDW dips into the past and reminds us Topps published comics and into the future by way of the Louisville Slugger himself. Get your burger towels…
After Dark Episode 174: A Sigh Berry
Mar 23, 2018
Does Todd spend time talking about seeing a Ramone, fifth removed? Not as much time as Joe spends ranking his favorite cold pressed juices. But most importantly, Todd names the next film for the Soon to be Named Movie Club! This time featuing a multi time…
Longbox Heroes Episode 390: I Feel Shill
Mar 20, 2018 • 92 min
DC is keeping us busy by keeping announcements a secret, re-treading some well tread stories and how much would you pay for a Jim Lee sketch. Also, another Longbox Heroes meet up in the near future? All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark Episode 173: Tweak Mode
Mar 16, 2018
Maybe the deepest episode of the show to date. Todd and Joe talk about their own interplay, both on the show and in real life. Then, discussions of their own thought process comes up and…I don’t want to say things get dark…Like honest? Don’t fret, there’s…
Longbox Heroes Episode 389: Cleaning Your Flotsam and Jetsam
Mar 14, 2018 • 85 min
A bunch of DC announcements headed towards the future of both boosting Superman to the top of the sales chart and more creator driven stuff. This leads to long conversations about how often an origin needs to be told and what makes a story hold up years…
After Dark Episode 172: Funky Scarecrow
Mar 9, 2018
An episode plagued by audio issues I had no time (care) to correct. We talk about what celebrities have made alternative choices regarding their lives. Also, some spoiler discussions of Annihilation but mostly about how Todd and Joe can never go to the…
Longbox Heroes Episode 388: Bad Knees and Bad Hearts
Mar 7, 2018 • 97 min
DC has announced at least one new imprint and teased another. What does all this mean for the Warner arm of the publishing? We dig deep on this one and look at the shuffling of deck chairs over at Marvel. Which one are we looking forward to, which one…
After Dark Episode 171: Nasal Adventure
Mar 2, 2018
LISTEN in wonder as Todd navigates PayPal! LISTEN more as Todd and Joe spend way too much time talking about how the Fantastic Four stunk in the early 90’s! LISTEN yet again as Joe tells a story of him being a jerk and way too proud of it!
Longbox Heroes Episode 387: Lunchmeat Actors
Feb 27, 2018 • 73 min
Big changes afoot both at Diamond and in the actual Previews catalog itself. What will work and how many catalogs do you want to bring home once a month? Also, the May solicitations JUST came out and Marvel is already looking to June, and so are we! All…
After Dark Episode 170: Soon to be Named Movie Club II – Body Slam
Feb 23, 2018
After Joe talks about how sick he’s been and some shameless shilling for Absolute Intense Wrestling, we dive into the second offering in the Soon to be Named Movie Club – Body Slam! What big name actor shows up for one day? What actor say the most…
Longbox Heroes Episode 386: T’Challa Back Girl
Feb 21, 2018 • 83 min
Bad news everyone! Well, not bad news, but certainly not great news. More DC delays and printing errors and Marvel is doing another jumping on deal! Everything old is old again! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, a…
After Dark Episode 169: the W Tree
Feb 16, 2018
Todd breaks his New Year’s Resolution to ask Joe about online concerns with past guests of this very show. This causes Joe to break his New Year’s Resolution as well. Also, the announcement of the next movie watch along in our Soon to be Named Movie…
Longbox Heroes Episode 385: Your Mother Sews Socks
Feb 14, 2018 • 89 min
Are posters trying to take the steam of postcards, stickers, good gravy, pins at comics shops? Also, who should Sony be getting into bed with and why is Comic Shop News, plus a loving tribute to Jumpa. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark Episode 168: My House is Blue Cheese
Feb 9, 2018
Ever wonder what a home improvement show hosted by Joe and Todd would sound like? It’s sound a little something…like this.
Longbox Heroes Episode 384: In Bedded
Feb 7, 2018 • 71 min
Well, we know what Bendis is doing at DC, and we unpack it all headed towards the summer. Also, a niche book from one of my favorite comedians around the 50th anniversary of a sci-fi classic. It’ll all make sense, trust me. All this, what we read last…
After Dark Episode 167: Ear to the Grindstone
Feb 2, 2018
Todd tells an imaginary tale about scamming a local supermarket for entertainment purposes only.
Longbox Heroes Episode 383: Career Murderer
Jan 31, 2018 • 78 min
The third biggest superhero universe has been purchased by outside investors and we have the ideas to take them to the next level. Spoiler: all our ideas are terrible. Exactly how and why are the decisions made to license Disney comic books? Also, more DC…
After Dark Episode 166: Soon to be Named Movie Club I – Bronco Billy
Jan 26, 2018
In the first installment of our new monthly After Dark idea, Joe watches for the first time one of the movies that shaped a young Todd into the man he is today, Bronco Billy. Witness as Clint Eastwood wears a neckerchief and sings! Listen as Joe gets…
Longbox Heroes Episode 382: Chase Away Guy
Jan 24, 2018 • 75 min
HUGE week of news with the comings and goings and changes of creators and underpants. Or are they overpants? Anyway, also discussions of how pre-ordering comics can be fixed, the conspiracy of why a flagship DC book is being delayed, and updated to a past…
After Dark Episode 166: Nickel Noggin
Jan 19, 2018
Todd calls me out about a controversial tweet! The announcement of the first movie in our Soon to be Named Movie Segment, along with the name of our Soon to be Named Movie Segment! And, a bonus tacked on segment about the history of chickens on Arrested…
Longbox Heroes Episode 381: One Nation Under Jetskis
Jan 17, 2018 • 112 min
Conan returns! But did he ever leave? We get into discussion rights of of other properties and what companies could be publishing what or what not. Also, a story of a licensed property that got announced and cancelled before it was published. Con…
After Dark Episode 165: Josh Jeeves
Jan 12, 2018
Longbox Heroes Episode 380: Body Salesmen
Jan 9, 2018 • 70 min
Has DC created the future of retail? Or is this just another way to skirt around giving the fans the (replica) props they REALLY want. A fan favorite writer makes their return to Marvel after nearly 15 years and the return of market share discussion! All…
After Dark Episode 164: Scheming and Scamming
Jan 5, 2018
Starting off the new year with the retelling of Joe’s favorite stories regarding a bad celebrity run-in Then, some bashing in regards to how iTunes (doesn’t) work and, finally teases of what Todd & Joe are going to try in 2018 to make the main show bigger!
Longbox Heroes Episode 379: Heated New Year
Jan 3, 2018 • 86 min
How can you make your own comic and get nothing in return? Todd and Joe will tell ya! How about how the Bendis Marvel empire, how is that being divided up? Todd and Joe will tell ya! Also, what we read this week, what we’re looking forward to this week,…
After Dark Episode 163: 32 Pieces
Dec 29, 2017
Lots of Christmas talk, not what we got, but what we ate and how much! Also, the winner of the poll that will replace Gallifrey Birds on the schedule for 2018. Listen and help up think of a name! And no less than four word for word recreations of scenes…
Longbox Heroes Episode 378: Knobbling
Dec 27, 2017 • 74 min
Marvel just cancelled a bunch of books, but why? Spite? Hate? Some other reason? Todd and Joe unpack this and tell a tale of a DC book from the 90’s cancelled for dubious reasons then and now. Also, how to use social media for creators and where will…
After Dark Episode 162: Gallifrey Birds XII
Dec 22, 2017
What do you get if you smash the Richard Donner’s Superman and Invasion of the Body Snatchers? The 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special! No, really! Also, you don’t need a Tardis, maybe some Spectrox, to travel to 1986 as Todd revists some peak WWF via…
Longbox Heroes Episode 377: Two Believers
Dec 20, 2017 • 107 min
A much talked about book from the show gets optioned for a movie! Another book we talk about, even on this very episode, have yet another cover scheme, this time for charity. Oh yeah, and Disney bought Fox. We talk a lot about that as well. We also talk…
After Dark Episode 161: Flatter This
Dec 15, 2017
In our most out of date episode to date: – in a continuation of last week’s discussion, we talk the recent changes to Patreon’s fee structure, which is now no longer a thing – we talk about what will replace Gallifrey Brids next year, which already may be…
Longbox Heroes Episode 376: Money Down the Fish Well
Dec 13, 2017 • 99 min
After a bit too much banter, we start with one of the scariest stories of 2017 regarding the health of one of the biggest creators in all of comics. We also discuss Marvel speculation and how you can scam your local library out of free digital comics!…
After Dark Episode 160: No Dog in the Fight
Dec 8, 2017
Almost like a double episode! In part one, we discuss someone losing his love/care/interest in a certain part of the main show. Then, a look in on the planning of these shows, as both Christmas and Fallifrey Birds scheduling are discussed. And just when…
Longbox Heroes Episode 375: The Money Is Meat Coming Out of Your Teeth
Dec 6, 2017 • 101 min
You asked for it, you got it! Our 375th episode spectacular! Podcast talk! John Cena talk! Counterfeit art talk! What we read last week, what we’re looking forward to next week, Todd and Joe Have Issues covering Superman Annual #11, the winners of our…
After Dark Episode 159: Naked Junkions
Dec 1, 2017
Drug talk and of course Todd makes Joe talk about wrestling, as he always does. And the secret, behind the scene tale of what was supposed to happen after the Powerbomb.tv event from this past weekend! And maybe something else?
Longbox Heroes Episode 374: Triptofans
Nov 29, 2017 • 89 min
More zaniness on the Valiant Quantum & Woody front (only one week left for the contest), a deep discussion about how and when Neil Gaiman characters are used outside of Sandman and the recent scandal regarding the new Marvel editor in chief and how Joe…
After Dark Episode 158: Gallifrey Birds XI
Nov 24, 2017
The new Black Friday tradition! For this year at least. First, Joe tackles the 11th Doctor as he and Amy Pond try to make Vincent Van Gogh feel better about himself. Then, Todd hops in his Tardis to October 10th, 1999 for one of the most notorious…
Longbox Heroes Episode 373: Marko Flyvee
Nov 22, 2017 • 95 min
It’s a light news week, mostly talking about more big changes at Marvel and a long over due DC character getting more outside media support. This, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd & Joe Have Issue talking the Thing #8,…
After Dark Episode 157: Harper Valley PTA
Nov 17, 2017
This is what defeat sounds like. Before we started recording, I felt like garbage, was not prepared for the Gallifrey Birds annoucement, but I pulled it together. Actually, not until we recorded the main show. Enjoy!
Longbox Heroes Episode 372: Shane Purple
Nov 15, 2017 • 99 min
Oh boy, what a week. One of the dirtiest stories in comics finally came to ahead this weekend. Also, do we finally get the truth about the only Inhuman that matters, more jumps from Marvel to DC, DC books delayed and the excuses therein and what’s next on…
After Dark Episode 156: Bruther Shake
Nov 10, 2017
kicking off this week with a little Twitter etiquette, some social media rules to follow then, the day after the Ottawa Betrayal, Todd and Joe blow the lid off one of the biggest secrets in the wrestling business
Longbox Heroes Episode 371: Upside Down Todd
Nov 8, 2017 • 115 min
What originally started as a light news segment became the biggest news story of 2017. Todd and Joe breakdown the recent defection from Marvel to DC and what this means for both companies. As well as lawsuit and misprint news. All this, what we read last…
After Dark Episode 155: Petey Eff
Nov 3, 2017
A long running riddle? Joke? Mystery? of the show gets a very big clue? Does anyone actually care? Let’s find out together! How many collective episodes of Stranger Things Season Two have the boys watched? The answer may surprise you! A reminder about how…
Longbox Heroes Episode 370: Blue Memeie
Nov 1, 2017 • 98 min
More Valiant/Quantum and Woody news, this time about memes! When are they good and when are they bad? Also, Saga Funko Pops are coming and Joe admits there is one rainbow version of someone that will be the UULLLTTTIIMATE Pop. All this, what we read last…
After Dark Episode 154: Gallifrey Birds X
Oct 27, 2017
Joe watches two tales of the 10th Doctor aka the Purple Man. One involving time travel, the other a train! Excitement! Todd, on the other hand, watches the revival, like the second of twenty, of Extreme Championship Wrestling with WWE’s One Night Stand,…
Longbox Heroes Episode 369: I’ll Shut Up Now
Oct 25, 2017 • 88 min
The monopoly of conventions go international! But are there still two more options out there to shake things up? Todd & Joe talk about more company specific conventions and could they work. Also, when is too many gimmicks too many? When it comes to a…
After Dark Episode 153: Baby Clippers
Oct 20, 2017
Lots of distractions preceded by how the three local malls are doing. Who is the big winner? Who is the big loser? Also, the announcement of the subjects of next week’s Gallifrey Birds X!
Longbox Heroes Episode 368: Sneeze Delay
Oct 18, 2017 • 94 min
More news! About the same amount of comics! And double the TV talk of last week! Talking a creative duo leaving a book they’ve been synonymous with for quite some time. Len Wein’s final Swamp Thing story will see print! More hit pin vs. sticker talk! And,…
After Dark episode 152: Lawyer Happy
Oct 13, 2017
Some more stories of Todd’s adventures in New York trickle over into After Dark Joe invents a new delivery service that sounds very sketchy and special guest ‘Becky’ tells a story of her encounter with a comic book legend ALLEGEDLY
Longbox Heroes Episode 367: New York Stories
Oct 11, 2017 • 106 min
Todd is back from New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired. He’s got tons and tons of stories, as well as some news of DC announcements and a Marvel promotional comic announced and cancelled in less than 24 hours. Also, what we read last week, what…
After Dark episode 151: Big Pumpkin
Oct 6, 2017
Why was the main show late this week? Joe thinks it was lack of sleep, Todd thinks it was a blood disease, we’ll let you decide! Also, Todd will be at New York Comic Con this weekend! Go find him! But before he leaves, Joe puts him through a rigorous quiz…
Longbox Heroes Episode 366: Go Open A Diner
Oct 4, 2017 • 66 min
A day late but a few hours ear;y if that makes any sense. All sorts of convention news, cons being cancelled, new cons returning to Philly, legacy numbering from the folks who lived on it for years. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark episode 150: Gallifrey Birds IX
Sep 29, 2017
Second! Todd tells the tale of WWF’s SummerSlam 2002. How does one of the most famous matches in wrestling history hold up to a non-fan? And some tidbits of WWF’s past handling of national tragedies. THIRD! Joe talks the ninth Doctor, the beginning of…
Longbox Heroes Episode 365: Link Fixer
Sep 27, 2017 • 65 min
All Marvel news all the time! Well, at least this time. Marvel Legacy is out and what gets spoiled and for how long? Also, what is your limit for a weekly book? Marvel is going to test it come 2018. All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark episode 149: Ridge Runners Promise
Sep 22, 2017
How was your weekend? The boys talk football and bounce houses Also, Todd and Joe reminisce about the Life and Times of Bobby Heenan And, the announcement of the next Gallifrey Birds!
Longbox Heroes Episode 364: Jazz Hands
Sep 20, 2017 • 84 min
The announcement of a long time indie book finally making it’s way to the silver screen which leads Todd to telling a really cool con story. Also, a new name on the convention scene, ready to shake things up, but at what (literal) cost? Also, Valiant is…
After Dark episode 148: Chop Socky Outta the Woodwork
Sep 15, 2017
A heated debate about Fantasy Football. Maybe other stuff?
Longbox Heroes Episode 363: Dale Emotion
Sep 13, 2017 • 84 min
Starting off the show discussing the passing of a true, unsung comic book legend and if creators can get more recognition in the mainstream. Also, two indie publishers making waves, one through charity, another through utter silliness. Also, important…
After Dark episode 147: Lawsuit Buggy
Sep 8, 2017
A Labor Day recap and accounting of injuries sustained there in. A discussion of mockbusters and how far does the arm of the Mouse reach?
Longbox Heroes Episode 362: the Mad Dicksonian
Sep 6, 2017 • 69 min
Summer’s not over and they are purposefully withholding news from us! Just like DC and the CW are withholding information about airing of animated serieses. And talk of a live show? Boy, I hope not! And variant content? Can it be real? All this, what we…
After Dark episode 146: Inhumans
Sep 1, 2017
Fresh and live reactions in the parking lot, immediately after the IMAX edition of Inhumans and are joined by out friend Josh. Jam packed with spoilers, conspiracy theories and swearing.
After Dark episode 145: A Plan Comes Together
Aug 31, 2017
In the first of TWO After Dark’s this week, Todd and Joe talk about real vs. fake fruit flavors. There’a a real debate to be had. And why, exactly is there two episodes of After Dark this week? And why is this out a day early? You’ve gotta listen to find…
Longbox Heroes Episode 361: Swirling the Embers
Aug 30, 2017 • 71 min
A lengthy discussion about how this Marvel Legacy covers thing is going to affect things going forward. Followed by books without fancy covers that we read last week and what we’re looking forward to coming out this week. Also, Todd & Joe Have Issue…
After Dark episode 144: Gallifrey Birds VIII
Aug 25, 2017
The hottest monthly version of this weekly podcast returns! First Joe tackles one of the most famous Doctors, the Eighth one, as he does battle with Eric Roberts! Watch as even Joe’s intelligence is insulted as they steal liberally from Friday the 13th IX…
Longbox Heroes Episode 360: Lenticular Money
Aug 23, 2017 • 74 min
A light week of news, but some serious discussion of how a Harry Potter con can work, what Wizard can do to reclaim their past glory and what retailers are doing with Marvel’s ordering practices. Also, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to…
After Dark episode 143: Pawn Shop Corn
Aug 18, 2017
Todd’s corn scam isn’t quite the Kroeger Meat Scam, but it’s close Joe has a fun story about his son’s reaction to the radio ad for the local strip club All this, at least one other thing AND the subject of the next Gallifrey Birds, but with a TWIST!
Longbox Heroes Episode 359: Filth the Final Frontier
Aug 16, 2017 • 67 min
Big things happening in the world of Image Skybound TV shows. Some so big, we missed them 3-4 months ago. Oh boy. And did Warner Brothers skirt payments but getting rid of bloomers? We investigate, along with a correction from last week and new pledge Joe…
After Dark episode 142: Trained Claims
Aug 11, 2017
The website/store is fixed! How do you know to fix it when you don’t know it’s broken? Maybe the story Joe tells about his car will explain it?
Longbox Heroes Episode 358: Monkee Stock
Aug 9, 2017 • 82 min
Netflix purchases the Millar-verse and a real discussion happens about who the true number three in comics is. A shocking reveal of why the Fantastic Four isn’t being published anymore! It’s not really that shocking…Also, how and what gets you royalties…
After Dark episode 141: Unforgiven
Aug 4, 2017
This week is the 25th anniversary of Todd’s favorite movie of all time, the Clint Eastwood western, Unforgiven. The boys watch it for After Dark this week, one of us for the first time in many years. Not a running commentary, but a discussion of one of…
Longbox Heroes Episode 357: No Kang Do
Aug 2, 2017 • 68 min
A walk down memory lane as rumors of Wizard making a comeback. Do you remember it fondly? We do, kinda sorta. Also, Valiant is relaunching their universe again and making a play against the big boys. Can they do it? Also, what won’t get collected in a…
After Dark episode 140: Gallifrey Birds VII
Jul 28, 2017
First, Todd tackles ECW’s Heatwave 1998, with discussions of music rights, people being the masters of none, who is Todd’s new favorite and a spirited round of “who’s the dead person in this match?” Then, Joe talks about the good intentions of the…
Longbox Heroes Episode 356: War is Loud
Jul 26, 2017 • 90 min
For the first time in as long as I can remember, San Diego bore some actual comic book news. New exclusives! New books! Creative teams leaving and going! We actually talk upcoming movies stuff for the times time in forever! Then we talk what we read last…
After Dark episode 139: Half of Nothing is Nothing
Jul 21, 2017
After discussing the DJs on the local top 40 station, Todd tells a tale of his terrible experience seeing War of the Planet of the Apes this past weekend. And the grand reveal of next week’s Gallifrey Birds VII. One has clowns, guess which?
Longbox Heroes Episode 355: Peekaboo ICU
Jul 19, 2017 • 67 min
Another light week as still everything is being saved for this weekend in San Diego. So what do we got for ya? Well, brief discussions of Stranger Things 2 but a lengthy talk about the new lady Doctor Who. Done in a very serious manner. Then, it’s all…
After Dark episode 138: Starsky and Hunch
Jul 14, 2017
After a brief discussion of tasteful portayals of sterotypes in professional wrestling, Todd and Joe discuss the latest in an ongoing saga in the world of professional wrestling and Todd’s future ex-wife. Please note, this was recorded three days ago, so…
Longbox Heroes Episode 354: Love Sickness is Like Sea Sickness
Jul 12, 2017 • 82 min
Light on news as it seems as though people are waiting until next week…for some reason. But, there are two DC/Archie crossovers in the hopper, one longer than the other. And Todd & Joe crack the code of the Marvel Legacy renumbering. What we read last…
After Dark episode 137: Get Organized
Jul 7, 2017
How was your Fourth of July? We still talk about that three days later right? How far does Joe push his Larry Fine joke? Shorter than he would have liked! And how is Todd gonna help get Joe’s life back on track? All this and maybe one more thing? Who…
Longbox Heroes Episode 353: Three Speed Venom
Jul 5, 2017 • 75 min
More discussion about Marvel Legacy, including secret books and is the new numbering correct (it’s not), discussion of the third installment of DC’s crossover with KFC and con cancellations. Also, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this…
After Dark episode 136: Gallifrey Birds VI
Jun 30, 2017
Turd men! Lady rompers! Laser beams! VINES! Old men in diapers! Of course, it’s Doctor Who and it punishes Joe to no end. Todd, however, is starting to become a workrate mark as he discusses WWF In Your House Canadian Stampede featuring super corner…
Longbox Heroes Episode 352: Money Pages
Jun 28, 2017 • 62 min
This September, a comic company is relaunching their entire line with 52 books! Not a headline from 2011. Also, Todd and Joe are snubbed again when it comes to awards and award shows. More free digital comics than you could shake a stick at, what we read…
After Dark episode 135: Therapy
Jun 23, 2017
The announcement of next week’s Gallifrey Birds VI Chris Bryan, Chandler Biggins of AIW fame passed away this past week and Joe discusses this.
Longbox Heroes Episode 351: A Slice of Flertch
Jun 21, 2017 • 92 min
This week, we talk a sampling of the books for 2017 Comic HalloweenFest and giving credit where credit is due. Also, we learn that never being reprinted again is this October and Joe is delighted at the discovery of a full blank comic! And double Wonder…
After Dark episode 134: Saskatchewan Handwarmer
Jun 16, 2017
Todd’s review of the recent Break The Barrier event from our friends at Powerbomb.TV
Longbox Heroes Episode 350: Head Support
Jun 14, 2017 • 80 min
So many podcast in the books, let’s keep this train movin’! We talk about Image’s latest cover deal and we talk about the future of comics in general. Also, is Marvel rolling their next event into the end of Secret Empire? Todd doesn’t think so and Joe…
After Dark episode 133: Wells Spar
Jun 9, 2017
Todd has some ideas for future merchandise for the show. At least it’s not pins! A tatse of what goes on in the secret Marvel Puzzle Quest Group How wrestling is more and more invading Todd’s life and one final push for Break the Barrier this Sunday.
Longbox Heroes Episode 349: the Memphis Stall
Jun 7, 2017 • 76 min
What can you get at a comic con? Is that legal? It is in Philly, apparently. A suspect booth this weekend remind Joe and Todd of a time of booth babes and ill fitting outfits. We mourn the end of the great Amazon Marvel trade sale, but there are some…
After Dark episode 132: the Great Creemee Debate
Jun 2, 2017
We are joined this week by Adam Lash, co-founder of Powerbomb TV to discuss their first ever live event, Break the Barrier on June 11th. But that’s not all! We get into Adam’s journey to this point, putting together a show like this as well as his origins…
Longbox Heroes Episode 348: Speaking in Russian
May 31, 2017 • 88 min
Midnight sales are back! And what is a better freebie, a sticker or a pin? And would you take free, unwrapped food from a fan/stranger? Yes, this was our news section. Also, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, how books…
After Dark episode 131: Gallifrey Birds V
May 26, 2017
Joe experiences his first regeneration! Todd watching an event for promotion from another country! Both go as well as one would expect Also, another plea for all of you to delete your Facebook
Longbox Heroes Episode 347: Big Grading
May 24, 2017 • 78 min
Revisiting ghosts of the past, a highlight on a Kickstarter project from unsung 90’s comics legends, booze talk, lots of teases of off air conversations (will lead to stuff in the future, trust me) and the story so hot, no other comics ‘news’ site will…
After Dark episode 130: Spam Heaven
May 19, 2017
Todd’s email woes seem to disturb Joe more than anything else Joe becomes one of the people he hates the most and pay dearly for it PLUS the reveal of the topics of Gallifrey Birds V
Longbox Heroes Episode 346: Lunar Pepper
May 17, 2017 • 75 min
All DC news this week and all good news! Tenatively looking forward to both of these, but time will tell to see if this pays off. Also, we discuss the Fix, the latest Star Wars crossover, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd & Joe Have Issues…
After Dark episode 129: Todd Hates Your Kids
May 12, 2017
Todd discuss why he hates your kids The return of run ins! It’s like he knew we were talking about him! Joe gets needlessly riled up about a recent talk show appearance! It all ties together!
Longbox Heroes Episode 345: Selfie Nation
May 10, 2017 • 90 min
A light news week, talking new Star Wars figures and DC editorial shake up, leads to lots of tangents, even taking a page out of Fresher & Parlance this week, which leads us to Todd’s IMDB page? All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward…
After Dark episode 128: Gloves are Nice
May 5, 2017
How does Twitter work? Todd and Joe get to the bottom of it? The results of the most important poll conducted (so far) in 2017! And secret planning for the Soon to be Named Network? Who knows, but you get to listen in anyway!
Longbox Heroes Episode 344: Unless Your Burn It
May 3, 2017 • 87 min
More news that we originally expected as Marvel has began trickling over to Comixology. What does this mean for Marvel Unlimited? Also, is Warner Brothers going to do a separate catch all for all of its products, including comics? We talked the return of…
After Dark episode 127: Gallifrey Birds IV
Apr 27, 2017
Todd kicks things off with his take on WCW Spring Stampede 1994. Who is akin to Mr. Fuji? Also, who is going to be up glittering charges? All this, plus continued love of Bobby Heenan and more way wrestling parallels Todd and Joe’s relationship. Joe, on…
Longbox Heroes Episode 343: Feed it to the Rubes
Apr 26, 2017 • 73 min
The plans for Marvel and DC’s back half of 2017 have been revealed and things are looking bright. But >HOW< bright? We’ll discuss this here as well as Marvel’s marketing blitz for the upcoming Secret Empire and how we can all survive it. All this, what we…
After Dark episode 126: Uhm Uhms
Apr 21, 2017
With no TV on the schedule and the summer movie season not starting for another two weeks, Joe got a chance to watch (some of) the new Mystery Science Theater 3000. He recommends some older episodes of MST3K that are on a popular streaming service (not a…
Longbox Heroes Episode 342: Slappin’ Asterisks
Apr 19, 2017 • 67 min
The first big creators on one of DC biggest Rebirth titles will be leaving this summer. BUT, fret not, the New Gods are back. As are Quantum and Woody, but that’s much later. And why are non-Marvel publishers publishing Marvel books? Who knows? All that,…
After Dark episode 125: the Return of Craig
Apr 14, 2017
We had such fun with Craig on the main show, we decided to have him on for what’s he best known for. No, not singing, off topic conversations! We talk wrestling, Doctor Who and the origins of why Todd works at the Cinnabon. And so much more!
Longbox Heroes Episode 341: Bear Off a Meat Truck
Apr 12, 2017 • 82 min
More Marvel properties coming to Freeform! What the heck is Freeform? Todd and Joe discuss the Thor Ragnarok trailer and speculate if it’s the REAL trailer, also new things coming to CGC and a delicate look at the controversy surronding last week’s X-Men…
After Dark episode 124: the Ultimate Shill Ride
Apr 7, 2017
Todd and Joe review the showcase of the immortals, the seven hour extravaganza from this past weekend, Wrestle Mania! It was timely when we recorded it Tuesday!
Longbox Heroes Episode 340: I Don’t Believe in Sticks
Apr 5, 2017 • 127 min
Todd starts things off with a spoiler filled review of Netflix’s Iron Fist and then we are off and running. Peter David’s tax woes, two comic based movies with interesting creative teams and Marvel. Oh, Marvel. What are we gonna do with you. All this,…
After Dark episode 123: Gallifrey Birds III
Mar 31, 2017
Joe talks about the Doctor Who story arc ‘Terror of the Autons’ and is concerned for the stunt actors well being. Also, the special effects and alleged wig work are compared to that of ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.’ Todd dives deep into WCW’s Wrestle War 92…
Longbox Heroes Episode 339: Ham Fisted Bun Vendor
Mar 29, 2017 • 92 min
Which of the DC Rebirth bi-weekly books are going to monthly? And why? More information about Marvel’s Generations event, a loving tribute to Brian Michael Bendis’s Fortune & Glory and what we have learned, or will learn about the DC movie trailers. All…
After Dark episode 122: Screw You, uber Boy
Mar 24, 2017
Todd went to a wrestling show! People eat ham and tater tots for breakfast! Tweet review! and what we’re watching for Gallifrey Birds III
Longbox Heroes Episode 338: I Have No Spry
Mar 22, 2017 • 84 min
More convention news. People not being there, new ways to get tickets at one of the biggest and the grousing and griping that comes with it. We discuss the big ticket item in the June Solicitations and how it may lead to Todd starting flame wars around…
After Dark episode 121: Yezzinofka
Mar 17, 2017
Polish wine! Back to the Future! Family Guy! Prescription eye wear! Bad CGI!
Longbox Heroes Episode 337: I Care About Pluto
Mar 15, 2017 • 82 min
A ton of news this week. Well, actually only one story, but it’s a big one. At least to Todd and Joe, it is. Some strange discussion of payment at different cons, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Todd & Joe Have Issues with…
After Dark episode 120: Grain Monopoly
Mar 10, 2017
Todd’s connection to the new start up kiosk at the local mall Todd’s collection of pressed pennies Also, local experimental theater!
Longbox Heroes Episode 336: Old Man Slogan
Mar 8, 2017 • 102 min
The crossover event of the summer is upon us and what property will Warner Brother mix into the DCU? We’re hoping it’s Emmet! Also, does not renewing your contract really mean you quit? And will DC finally get a digital back catalog available for the…
After Dark episode 119: Gallifrey Birds II
Mar 3, 2017
The file says 118, but it is really 119. Sorry about that Joe talks about the Doctor Who arc, Enemy of the World. Lots of sci fi elements, not limited to parallels to Ricardo Montalban. But first, Todd discuss the 1992 Royal Rumble. Lots of allegations…
Longbox Heroes Episode 335: Shirtless Butchers
Mar 1, 2017 • 88 min
Marvel kinda gets a break this week, as they have something good planned for one of their best and most critically acclaimed books of the last few years. DC is going crossover crazy and perhaps giving the benefit of the doubt the new guys. And how much…
After Dark episode 118: Stupid is Always Funny
Feb 24, 2017
After telling Todd of one of the best ribs in all of wrestling (recorded before I heard the Houston Wrestling episode of Something to Wrestle), the content for next week’s Gallifrey Birds is revealed. Then, things get deep, in the realm of comedy. This…
Longbox Heroes Episode 334: Rails on a Plane
Feb 22, 2017 • 79 min
ComicsPro happened this past week and so do tons of new comics news from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. Who had the best announcements? Which will actually happen? And the tease of a future crossover with Puzzle Warriors 3. Also, we cover the summer movie…
After Dark episode 117: Iceberg Monster
Feb 17, 2017
Todd’s exciting and harrowing adventures on ice Running scams with extra listens And update on last week’s art scandal
Longbox Heroes Episode 333: Feats of Daring Doot Doot Doot
Feb 15, 2017 • 113 min
Katie bar the door, batten down the hatches and put the kids to bed, this week’s episode is a doozy! Shake ups in creative at Archie, new Star Wars crossovers and is the next Marvel crossover too big? This leads to discussions of casting shade and the…
After Dark episode 116: Whistle Sweetening
Feb 10, 2017
A new wrestling movie is being made, of GREAT interest to Todd How Terrific is Tom Brady? As fake as football is! And Todd lays out his dealings with a popular comic artist This and maybe another thing?
Longbox Heroes Episode 332: Wound for Sound
Feb 8, 2017 • 98 min
Lots and lots of tangents this week as the history of lesser known cartoons from the 80’s lead us down a path to monster trucks, Marvel swapping more and more existing titles with new number ones and another comic legend unable to do what brought him to…
After Dark episode 115: Gallifrey Birds I
Feb 3, 2017
Joe watched the first ever episode of Doctor Who AND ‘the Azteks’ four parter! Todd watched the Great American Bash 1989. Most of it, anyway. What do Ziggy Stardust and Billy Fluffs have to do with any of this? Tune in to find out!
Longbox Heroes Episode 331: Zmed Heads
Feb 1, 2017 • 76 min
A love letter to well done social media interaction, neither of which we do. Another love letter to one of the greatest artists of the last 40 years. A love letter to Peter Capaldi? What is this show? Anyway it’s still Todd and Joe at the helm, we still…
After Dark episode 114: Chain Tighteners
Jan 27, 2017
The reveal of the first episode of Gallifrey Birds! What Doctor Who does Joe have to watch? What wrestling PPV/special event does Todd have to watch? And at least one other thing!
Longbox Heroes Episode 330: the Best By Farr
Jan 25, 2017 • 74 min
What Image book, after 25 years, is finally getting reprinted? Where does it fit into prior Image continuity? Luckily, Marvel will have a book explaining their side of things. Also, how can DC save money with their upcoming expanded film universe? Look…
After Dark episode 113: Goodnight For Real
Jan 20, 2017
The return of the run in! And it happens twice!
Longbox Heroes Episode 329: Sun’s Out, Cold Guns Out
Jan 18, 2017 • 70 min
No, it’s not Déjà vu, we’re back with a new episode. Marvel’s out of the news but Archie, Image and DC are in! Was the recent developments at DC pure luck or a calculated plan? We’ll discuss this, what makes a comic convention, what we read last week,…
After Dark episode 112: Amalgam Sauce
Jan 13, 2017
All sports are fake. Or fixed. Or both. Or no one cares about them. Old Forge pizza is real. But which one is the for real real?
Longbox Heroes Episode 328: Ronnie James Dan Didio
Jan 11, 2017 • 59 min
The all new all different all Marvel news edition as we have the revelation of the >redacted< crossover teased weeks ago, changes to the digital redeem system Marvel has implemented for years and will this lead to them going a ‘Rebirth’ route? Lots of…
After Dark 111: Hi-Steaks
Jan 6, 2017
Wrestling talk! Del Rio talk! Football talk! Gambling talk! Steak talk?
Longbox Heroes Episode 327: Do Me Some Mad Libs
Jan 4, 2017 • 78 min
It’s 2017 and nothing has changed and everything is changing. The world of conventions ended 2016 with a whimper and 2018 looks to be taking a hit at a long holdout. Also, 2017 for DC is gonna be the true test if their goodwill over these last six months…
After Dark 110: Fish Leavens
Dec 30, 2016
How did the fish math work out for Todd? And how did this affect the world of professional footballers? Also, a little behind the scenes magic!
Longbox Heroes Episode 326: Riverboat Joe
Dec 28, 2016 • 61 min
It’s the end of the year! No year end awards! Just a lot of messing around as it’s a light news week, we only read a few things, no TV shows, no movies, nuthin’! But lots of discussion about some changes going forward in 2017. Nothing too crazy, just a…
After Dark 109: X-Mas Time
Dec 23, 2016
The exchanging of the gifts! The watching of Doctor Who! Being blown away by Hot Rod! And the rest!
Longbox Heroes Episode 325: Bonesaw Gerrera
Dec 21, 2016 • 78 min
More of the Free Comic Book Day 2017 offerings! Why do some publishers get two and others get shut out? It’s because it’s all classified, just like their solicitations. Other books get delayed for good reasons, other creators are practically snuck in the…
After Dark 108: Slopping Over With Handsome
Dec 16, 2016
Longbox Heroes Episode 324: Never Go Full Todd
Dec 13, 2016 • 91 min
Todd starts off with shocking news about the Golden Globes and possibly more gambling? The 2017 Free Comic Book Day Golden Sponsor books are covered and Joe harkens back to days of yore and Splitting Image. Also, another DC movie is on the horizon, as are…
After Dark 107: Fish Math
Dec 9, 2016
It Christmas time and we discuss the time honroed tradition of a Rowker family Christmas Eve dinner. And it is quite the tale!
Longbox Heroes Episode 323: Mouse Up
Dec 6, 2016 • 85 min
How many artists does it take to get a book out before the end of the year? One? Eight? Well, we’ll find out in three weeks. How and why will Saga end and should it end forever? Also, more craziness in the world of conventions. Shows being cancelled,…
After Dark 106: Dirtier that the Coal Business
Dec 2, 2016
It is episode 106, I messed up in the episode itself and titling the file. We start talking about Jerry/Vin Gerard/Stan Malibu’s latest scam to try and get Joe and Todd to leave their houses. Then Todd gets deep into the world of comic book original art.…
Longbox Heroes Episode 322: Yer Pokin’ Stick
Nov 29, 2016 • 82 min
Get ready for some deep discussion about Watchmen. Deep. Also, when will Joe become Detecive Comic Book, as TWO mysteries are addressed on this episode. Are getting free print books better than going to the library. And the X-Men are back! Like it was 25…
After Dark 105: No Title Needed
Nov 25, 2016
Joe can’t tell the difference between Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. and a bunch of other stuff
Longbox Heroes Episode 321: Where Did All the Eye Black Go?
Nov 22, 2016 • 82 min
It’s light on news and light on conventions but heavy on fun. We cover some highlights of the February Solicitations, including Marvel cover schemes, Image 25 cent books and DC vapor ware trades. We also talk what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark 104: A Grain of Todd
Nov 18, 2016
We talk about recent changes to Twitter to make media less social Todd asked what’s going on with commentators in wrestling also named Joe So that comes up
Longbox Heroes Ep. 320: Make America Grate Again
Nov 15, 2016 • 77 min
Oh boy. A lot has changed since last week. The Inhumans are back in theaters. Another Star Wars mini series and what makes a good one. And the cons are changing. All because of the election. It gets a bit heavy this week, but all the fun you know and love…
After Dark 103: League of Extraordinary Hannibals
Nov 11, 2016
A review of Doctor Strange and a re-ranking of the Marvel Studio films Also, how to tarnish your legacy
Longbox Heroes Ep. 319: I Draw Paychecks
Nov 9, 2016 • 78 min
More talk of how the world of comic conventions are like the early to mid 80’s pro wrestling, this time: SCANDAL! Also, the return of one of the best animated series in recent memory and Marvel is feeling confident about Monsters Unleashed. We also talk…
After Dark 102: Hot Grill Talk
Nov 3, 2016
Todd extols the virtues of his new grill Joe looks forward to this weekend and his first indie show as ‘Joe’ in 15 years and other stuff
Longbox Heroes Ep. 318: Muck Up My Love
Nov 2, 2016 • 90 min
n talking about the departure of another director from the Flash feature film, things get heated about why the TV and Film universes should or shouldn’t be lined up. Compelling arguments are made, where do we go from here? We do reminisce about Marvel’s…
After Dark 101: New Content Tease
Oct 27, 2016
What is your Mt Rushmore of Sitcoms? Our answers will not surprise you! Also, Joe makes a decision that will haunt his entire 2017
Longbox Heroes Ep. 317: Shamed By You English
Oct 26, 2016 • 85 min
Will Civil War II be out before 2016 ends? We examine this again as issue six comes out this week. Also, the latest uproar over variant covers. All of this over a belly shirt. You all need to get out more! And the return of Todd and Joe’s (possible) first…
After Dark 100: All Todd, Most of the Time
Oct 20, 2016
We celebrate our 100th After Dark with Todd taking the Postal Service to task and talking about the greatest invention of the 21st century.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 316: A Free Con Tree
Oct 19, 2016 • 74 min
A follow up from last week, how far would you go for $400 worth of comics? And More get rich quick schemes than you can shake a stick at! This time involving Star Wars comics and conventions. Also, we talk about what we read last week, what we’re looking…
After Dark 99: A Rose By Any Other Name
Oct 13, 2016
Tons of technical issues almost prevented this from happening All the fancy political talk is mentioned but not actually discussed episode four of Netflix’s Luke Cage is discussed and how Joe relates it to 28 Weeks Later Oh yeah, and Joe explains why he’s…
Longbox Heroes Ep. 315: Munster Men
Oct 12, 2016 • 63 min
Where to begin? Well Todd and Joe cover some of the news from New York Comic Con including the hot takes that Steve Epting is a good artist and comics are a business. Some split decisions on what we read last week as well as our feelings on this week’s…
AFTER DARK 98: Mind Poking Stick
Oct 6, 2016
Leonard has no idea what Westworld is but Todd smartens him up. Todd tells fun stories about people thinking comics are actually worth money And Leonard closes out the show with some political humor
Longbox Heroes Ep. 314: Wuantum and Qoody
Oct 4, 2016 • 64 min
It’s news about news! Todd and Leonard cover lots of ground, from where the next big untapped media property to be turned into a comic is and what character is the Detective Munch of the DCU? What we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this…
AFTER DARK 97: Nine Cousin Eddies
Sep 29, 2016
Uhm, I forget what we talked about. A bunch of stuff about my medical issues? Other stuff?
Longbox Heroes Ep. 313: Red Head and Shoulders
Sep 27, 2016 • 66 min
Still light on news as everyone is saving the good stuff for New York Comic Con next week, but we’ve got a bit to cover. But hey, that just means we get to talk about more actual physical comics! And what we’re looking forward to next week, our weekly…
AFTER DARK 96: Stakes for Steaks
Sep 23, 2016
Leonard explains, among other things, the Slip House Boys to Todd. Wait. Come back. Then, we go over listener suggestions for the stakes in the possible bet regarding Marvel’s Civil War II.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 312: Comics are Good for Your Teeth
Sep 21, 2016 • 71 min
Lots of future planning this week. The solicitations for Local Comic Shop Day are upon us. This now puts us at three regularly scheduled something something Comic Days. Is it too many? Also, when does the new fall TV season begin? Has it already began and…
AFTER DARK 95: Sports Report
Sep 16, 2016
Todd goes deep on his blow by blow of the Raiders opening season game. Leonard gets goaded in to talking about the other sports thing last week. This is the last time, we hope.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 311: Arse Feed
Sep 14, 2016 • 59 min
New news is old news. DC cancelling trades! DC advertising death! Marvel big events late! And a chance for you, the listeners, to change the face of the show FOREVER! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week, Leonard being…
AFTER DARK 94: Red-Chan
Sep 9, 2016
Some King of Trios fallout, some Italian Festival fall out and the war on Pumpkins begins now!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 310: A Sprint to Blackness
Sep 7, 2016 • 62 min
So much happened at Baltimore Comic Con and it’s only because Todd and I weren’t there! Are these Hannah Barbera re-dos moving new readers to books? Marvel announcing events after events after events and MONSTERS! And we postulate some better things to do…
AFTER DARK 93: Monkey Milk
Sep 1, 2016
Do you know this man? Have you, like Todd, wondered where he went? Well, wonder no more, this episode is ALL Stan Malibu as we interview the man behind the jacket!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 309: Easton Fection
Aug 31, 2016 • 56 min
How do you get your books? We always ask in the Pull Post, but the conversation has come up recently that not pre-ordering books is bad. We see what we do as a service to get people on books that may need our help (the Fix, Ant-Man, etc.) or that don’t…
AFTER DARK 92: Verified
Aug 26, 2016
We’re you expecting Stranger Things talk? My deepest apologies. However, have you ever wondered how to get verified on Twitter? It’s thrilling! Also, we are one week away from the biggest After Dark in the history of the show!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 308: Sarsaparilla Monsoon
Aug 23, 2016 • 56 min
Follow ups from last week’s news, a variant cover theme returns and what does that mean for Leonard’s precious Marvel Puzzle Quest, the end of a long running indie book and what comic site is our version of the Onion? All this, what we read last week,…
AFTER DARK 91: A Certain Kinda Tax
Aug 19, 2016
A real hodge podge of an episode. Swearing, Oreos, Crystal Pepsi, hipster hair dos, all sorts of garbage, and no run ins!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 307: Watch it on Wikipedia
Aug 16, 2016 • 71 min
A great man once said “fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again” Unrelated to this, a certain big two publisher big event comic is not only late, but also adding another issue. All the while, the other big company is…
AFTER DARK 90: Twit-Ears
Aug 12, 2016
We are joined by the man of many Twitter accounts, MarK Coale where he discusses with Todd and Leonard what is going on with Twitter beefs, following and unfollowing, Doctor Who shaming, the latest quest for Todd to embark on and a tease for next week’s…
Longbox Heroes Ep. 306: Tony Sandal
Aug 10, 2016 • 80 min
Do you like puns? Do you like Todd? We’re gonna test the tensile strength of both of those this week. Weill the Champions be bigger than Pet Rocks and the Inhumans? Will you buy hardcover single issues of your favorite DC stories? All this, what we read…
AFTER DARK 89: Sport and Romance
Aug 4, 2016
We brought this upon ourselves. We asked for run ins. And it was going so well. Good burther Tom Green called in to talk the latest WWE/Scooby Doo crossover. Then equally good bruther Kevin Ford called in, then also equally good bruther Dave Puenete…
Longbox Heroes Ep. 305: the Trust Tree
Aug 3, 2016 • 92 min
Recorded live from the floor of Thornton Melon’s Tall & Fat flagship store, it’s the latest Longbox Heroes. The only time Leonard gives a meme credit! Todd is sick of getting poked in the eye at conventions! Someone is buying all the Star Wars art! And…
AFTER DARK 88: Really Talkin’ Preacher
Jul 28, 2016
So things looked bleak for Todd and Leonard until they were joined by Jason Kirk of Podvocacy to talk the penultimate episode of AMC’s Preacher. Don’t worry, Leonard tells a lecherous story up front.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 304: Batman and Rommel
Jul 27, 2016 • 69 min
What a show! All the news from San Diego Comic Con is covered here. Well, not ALL of it, that would be virtually impossible, but we cover the good bits and keep from spoiling too much big stuff. Also, an announcement 15 months in the making! What we read…
AFTER DARK 87: the Stewd Abides
Jul 22, 2016
Why was there no show last week? How did Todd’s recent concert going experience go? Give it a listen!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 303: A Hot Rail
Jul 20, 2016 • 75 min
We’re back on track. We’re talking about Image being a movie/TV IP factory in a positive way. We dive deep into last week’s big OUTRAGE controversy. More DC Rebirth than you can shake a stick at as well as a Preview Archie book and last but certainly not…
Longbox Heroes Ep. 302: Print Your Boos
Jul 13, 2016 • 72 min
What a mess. Technical issues almost resulted in there being no show this week. And special thanks to Todd, David Kincannon and Tom Green for helping try and get things on track. But a show has happened. The first 20 minutes or so are a mess, but we’re…
AFTER DARK 86: Shoot Run In
Jul 8, 2016
It finally happened! After a few weeks ago when the gauntlet was laid down, we had not one but TWO guests! Who dared to interrupt the sanctity of After Dark? Only one way to find out!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 301: I Take All the Stock
Jul 6, 2016 • 70 min
A show that ended up being busier than the script would have lead me to believe. Official discussion of the official announcement of what comes next for Marvel after Civil War II. Is Mark Waid writing too many books (no)? And Cody Rhodes is really going…
AFTER DARK 85: Moons are Months
Jul 1, 2016
Leonard is having issues with foot, give a lineage of this problem and the seed is planted to grow Todd’s Masterpeice
Longbox Heroes Ep. 300: A Swill Pitcher’s Story
Jun 29, 2016 • 75 min
For real, I did the math, if you count all the non-After Dark episodes, this is our 300th episode. Bully for us! Nothing has changed. The big cons are still tough to get into. Marvel is still killing characters but possibly not. One of the original indie…
AFTER DARK 84: See if they Stick
Jun 24, 2016
New phones, new Twitter scams and new champs.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 107: Sew Buttons on Ice Cream
Jun 22, 2016 • 76 min
What a show this week. We talk the 20th anniversary of the Clone Saga and what sort of cache that name carries. DC cheaping out on Halloween Comic Fest. Then things take a turn. I forget who write what books, I get confused on what characters are doing…
AFTER DARK 83: Venusian Aikido
Jun 17, 2016
Leonard saw Ringo Starr. Todd’s not going to see AC/DC. And other things
Longbox Heroes Ep. 106: That IS His Real Hat
Jun 15, 2016 • 74 min
More Comics Headed to TV! More Midnight Sales! More Deaths for the Sake of Sales! Less People Selling Stuff That’s Not There’s at Cons! Two Bounties at Conventions this Weekend! All this, what we read last week, what we’re looking forward to this week and…
AFTER DARK 82: Gas Crisis
Jun 10, 2016
A couple get poor slow schemes are discussed and adventures in lawn care.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 105: Trebuchet
Jun 8, 2016 • 74 min
A light week of news means we’re extra giddy. We discuss the history of actors to play Superboy, what super villain has the best muffin recipe and if they should be called the In-BOO-mans instead. Also, we talk about what we read last week, what we’re…
AFTER DARK 81: Bkack Mittens
Jun 3, 2016
Things have changed in Longbox Heroes land. For the better? For the worst? U decide!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 104: Toilet Sitting Tool
Jun 1, 2016 • 83 min
So, Captain America said two words last week and nothing happened, right? No, of course people over-reacted and we talk about past stories that remained in tact since the 15-20 years since they were told. Also, Marvel has some weird marketing strategies…
AFTER DARK 80: Sneakers and Jell-O
May 27, 2016
A more meandering episode than usual as Leonard reads Todd’s tweets, lament about inability to find a good shoe and rank the Jell-O flavors for no good reason.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 103: P-Motif
May 25, 2016 • 91 min
A ginormous show this week, with news regarding hidden original art, comic based TV shows getting leaked early and legally, digital subscription services and the Pandora’s Box that has opened and Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch. Don’t worry, it all makes…
AFTER DARK 79: Dammit Janet
May 20, 2016
Leonard and Todd talk about some Rocky Horror Picture Show and other various things.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 102: Zombie Girder
May 18, 2016 • 77 min
The passing of a comics legend in Darwyn Cooke is discussed as is changes in registration for the upcoming New York Comic Con and we ask, how many 6-12 year olds do you know with an email address. Also, Todd and Leonard pitch the greatest video game to…
AFTER DARK 78: Inside Baseball
May 13, 2016
The boys talk inside baseball. Literally.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 101: Ark Builders
May 11, 2016 • 73 min
Free Comic Book Day 2016 has come and gone. Who were the winners? Who were the losers? Who lost by winning and what companies made the most of the event? And what popular Marvel franchise (apparently) no longer has any good stories? We also cover what we…
LBH Extra – Captain America Civil War
May 8, 2016 • 60 min
By Todd’s request! An extra episode discussing the new Marvel Studios film, Captain America: Civil War and are joined by co-host of Podvocacy Jason Kirk. Was it good? was it bad? Where does it fall in the pantheon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? And a…
AFTER DARK 77: Arguing with a Ghost
May 6, 2016
Ever see a man argue with a ghost? Hee, hee. Once. Todd and Leonard talk nonsense.
Longbox Heroes Ep. 100: Projectile Pals
May 4, 2016 • 81 min
The 100th episode celebration! Did you want discussion of DC Movie woes? Outrage about variant covers? Lame jokes about convention attendees? CGI Brandon Routh? This episode has all of that and more! Also, what we read last week, what we’re looking…
AFTER DARK 76: Technical Wizardry
Apr 29, 2016
Thrill as Todd fixes his own tablet. Swoon as the boys compare their e-peens against the other shows on the network? Will they measure up? You must listen to find out!
Longbox Heroes Ep. 99: Better ‘N Jerry’s
Apr 26, 2016 • 91 min
Lots of old school talk. Comics and covers from the 90’s. What was good and what was bad. Also, firing at DC that could have huge ramifications. Maybe. It’s a bummer to even think about. All this, what we read last week, a preview book of a huge licensed…
AFTER DARK 75: The Day The Music Died
Apr 22, 2016
No, not that day; the other day. Listen to Todd and Leonard talk about music, and Todd’s claims that he’s a big percentage guy #studebaker
Longbox Heroes Ep. 98: Moons are Magic
Apr 20, 2016 • 74 min
DC has a plan. Is it a good plan? Will it work? I sure hope so. But we cover what they have up their collective sleeves for this summer. Also, Wizard World is going to have a comic convention that floats. I hope it will be setting sail from San Pedro. All…
AFTER DARK 74: Gonasyphaherpalaids
Apr 15, 2016
The boys, they talk. They talk blue. They talk good time. Gonasyphaherpalaids
Longbox Heroes Ep. 97: 40 Feet Tall and Part Lizard
Apr 13, 2016 • 80 min
Tons and tons and tons of news. What else is DC doing besides Rebirth and besides the Hannah Barbera re-polish? There doing that too! Wow! And Image announced 20 new books! And will all books be on sale, print or digitally at midnight? We’ll see this May!…