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Joe and Todd are podcast veterans, dating all the way back to 2009 with Three Guys from Nowhere and more recently with The Weekly Longbox, tallying almost 200 episodes between the two shows. And now their newest project: Longbox Heroes. They'll be talking the latest and greatest in the world of comics, weekly reviews, previews, listener interactions and so much more. Lifelong comic book fans, they bring a unique, friendly and proud look at comic books and fandom. They're not embarrassed of what they like and you shouldn't be either!
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 407: Hang Loose Away||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? [...]||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 406: Hulk Like Beans||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, unanno[...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 405: Broken Hand Steve||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[...]||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 404: Half Aloof a Kung Fu||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 thi[...]||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 403: Matches & Patches||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[..||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 402: Buy Linguini||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 las[.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 401: Heat Clause||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 19[...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 400: Unspectacular||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 the[...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 399: Hot Hail Button||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,[...]||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 398: No Second Takes||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 las[...]||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 397: Playing Mustard||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, w[...]||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 396: Enfinatee Were||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 [..||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 395: Eggs Thanos||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[...]||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 394: Stabby Stabby Guts Guts||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 controver[...]||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 393: Krypt Off||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 myster[...]||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 392: Mister Island||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[...]||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 391: The Wokeing Dead||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 burge[...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 390: I Feel Shill||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[...]||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 389: Cleaning Your Flotsam and Jetsam||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[...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 388: Bad Knees and Bad Hearts||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[...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 387: Lunchmeat Actors||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 w[...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 386: T’Challa Back Girl||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[...]||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 385: Your Mother Sews Socks||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[...]||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 384: In Bedded||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[...]||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 383: Career Murderer||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[..||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 382: Chase Away Guy||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 t[...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 381: One Nation Under Jetskis||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 [...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 380: Body Salesmen||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 discussi[...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 379: Heated New Year||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 t[...]||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongbox Heroes Episode 378: Knobbling||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 w[...]||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Some god ol' fashioned comic fun!
Been following Todd and Leonard on their podcast journey and Longbox Heroes is off to a great start. Great discussions on comics, cons, and other related stuff. Fun all around! If you want some great comic talk without actually making it to a store, give a listen. You won't be disappointed!
Love these guys. Great podcast
Was not into comic books when I checked out their last podcast and feel in love with what they had to say. Got me reading some books and followed their recommendations...and now I am hooked. Leonard & Todd are top notch. Keep up the good work guys!
Comics podcasts don't get better than this!
I've been a fan of Todd and Leonard for years now, and if you listen to just one episode you will be too. This is a relaunch of the show they previously did together, so don't let the low episode numbers scare you. These two are podcasting veterans and it shows. They know their stuff. It's my favorite podcast and it will soon be yours too!