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The Longbox of Darkness - A Horror Comics Podcast

The Longbox of Darkness - A Horror Comics Podcast

By Herman Louw
LOD is a podcast all about HORROR in comic book form. From EC Comics to Saga of the Swamp Thing, nothing is too obscure, too overrated, or too terrifying for us to cover. Join us as we take a look at what lurks in the shadowy corners of the Longbox of Darkness.
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S2 Bonus Episode: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Welcome to Into The Weird and the Longbox of Darkness' review of the latest MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Your hoary host Herman breaks down the brilliance and the missteps of this ultimately enjoyable but slightly flawed film. Give it a listen, we dare ya. This episode is filled with SPOILERS, so tread carefully, weird listeners. Into the Weird and The Longbox of Darkness would love to hear what YOU thought about the movie. Send comments to sinkintotheweird@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @IntoWeird or @darklongbox, and we'll discuss your thoughts on the next show.
01:49:17
May 10, 2022
S2 Episode 2: PLOP!
Hey there, darklings. LOD is back with a new episode dedicated to one of the quirkiest comic series of them all - DC Comics' PLOP!  Fusing horror and humor, PLOP! managed to entertain readers for 24 issues from 1973-1976, and featured the art of legends such as Bernie Wrightson, Alfredo Alcala, Ramona Fradon, Lee Marrs, George Evans, and of course the great Sergio Aragones, with genuinely funny tales by writer Steve Skeates. This week horror host Herm welcomes back fellow fear fan Mark Cain from The United Nations of Horror to discuss this seminal series of guffaws and gore. Join us, IF you dare... Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, or by DMing the show on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog www.darklongbox.com for additional images and material.  Thanks again to Mark for joining this episode. You can find his podcasts on iTunes at 'The Good The Bad And The Odd', 'The United Nations of Horror', and at his Stephen King show Kingology. Pleasant screams, dark ones.
01:09:14
December 19, 2021
S2 Episode 1: Swamp Muckery
It's Swamp Monster Madness as The Longbox of Darkness returns to ring in Shocktober 2021 with an episode filled with your favorite muck-encrusted monstrosities. Part 1 of the show features a prelude to our main segment as Horror Host Herman talks his love for Theodore Sturgeon's IT! from Marvel's Supernatural Thrillers #1 and Basil Wolverton's SWAMP MONSTER from Weird Mysteries #5. Then special guest and horror comic fanatic GARY ARKELL joins the Longbox to talk SWAMP THING Vol.1 #9 & 10 - two true classics! All this, and more, on The Longbox of Darkness Season 2. Reach out to LOD by emailing us at darklongbox@gmail.com, or by following us on Twitter@darklongbox. And please check out the blog over at www.darklongbox.com. Thanks for listening!
01:37:13
December 19, 2021
Christmas Special 2020 - Jingle Hell with Steve Urena
Herman and Misty are joined by horror comic scribe Mr. Steve Urena. We discuss seminal Xmas horror stories and talk about Steve's recently published SLOW POKES comic, a book that answers the age old question: what if Sloths were fast? Join us for some bloody animal horror and holiday fun! Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.
02:39:33
June 26, 2021
Halloween Special 2020 - EC is for Everyone
Retro Episode! Herman and Misty are joined by Billy D_licious from Into The Weird and the Magazines and Monsters Podcast to talk EC Comics. Tales From The Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror - it's all here! Feedback is always welcome. Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.
01:43:47
June 26, 2021
Episode 21: Weird War Femme Fatales Part 2
We're back with YET ANOTHER episode chronicling one of the greatest horror anthology comics of 'em all - WEIRD WAR TALES. Each of us chose a favorite issue from the title, and Misty's number is up. Join us for a discussion of WWT #82. Nazis get turned into melting candles. Fun times! Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.
02:08:43
June 26, 2021
Episode 20: Weird War Femme Fatales Part 1
Herman and Misty are back with an episode chronicling one of the greatest horror anthology comics of 'em all - WEIRD WAR TALES. Each of us chose a favorite issue from the title, and Herman's number came up first. Join us for a discussion of WWT #67 (1978). On the next episode of LOD, Misty's choice's will be featured. But can you wait that long?? Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.
02:08:09
June 26, 2021
Episode 19: Jenny Finn
Herman and Misty present an episode inspired by Lovecraft and old Sea Shanties - JENNY FINN! Join us as we cover one of Dark Horse Comics weirdest offerings to date. Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.
02:14:03
June 24, 2021
Episode 18: The Masque of the Red Death
Misty Graves and Herman L are back with another fear-filled episode. This time we drool over the art of Richard Corben, the master of horror illustration, and gush over the brilliance of one of the greatest writers of all time: Edgar Allan Poe. That's right! We discuss Corben's Poe stories from the Dark Horse Comics collection SPIRITS FROM THE GRAVE. Give it a listen, darklings, IF you dare. You can reach the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out our blog at www.darklongbox.com for additional images, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
02:26:50
June 23, 2021
Episode 17: Elvira's House of Mystery
LOD welcomes a new co-host to the show - Misty Graves! To inaugurate Misty's first episode we dissect one of her favorite comics: Elvira's HOUSE OF MYSTERY from DC. You dare not miss it! Reach out to LOD at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com for some additional show-related images, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
03:04:52
June 22, 2021
Episode 16: The Phantom Stranger #14
This episode is all about DC Comics' most enigmatic character - The PHANTOM STRANGER. Horror Host Herman is joined by Billy D_licious from the Magazine & Monsters Blog and Podcast to dissect issue 14 of the Stranger's series that ran during the 1970s.  Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness
01:23:57
June 19, 2021
Prelude to Episode 16: By The Fright Of The Silvery Moon.
LOD presents another Prelude episode! This time around we return to EC Comics, and a little tale called "By The Fright of the Silvery Moon." Follow the show on Twitter @darklongbox, or send feedback to darklongbox@gmail.com. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
35:31
June 19, 2021
Episode 15: Creepy Presents Steve Ditko
LOD is back with an episode chronicling Steve Ditko's time at Warren Publishing, specifically his output for their horror mag CREEPY. All the stories discussed on the show can be found in Dark Horse Comics' Hardcover titled CREEPY PRESENTS STEVE DITKO. Listen in and discover some fear-inducing tales from a master of the genre! You can send feedback to darklongbox@gmail.com, or interact with the show on Twitter @darklongbox. Support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness, and remember to check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com.
01:24:35
June 19, 2021
Episode 14: The Amazing Screw-On Head
This episode is all about Mike Mignola's cult horror-comedy OGN The Amazing Screw-On Head. If you like Old Ladies Turning Into Werewolves and wielding submachine guns, psychotic chimps, and steampunk Abraham Lincoln, then this is the show for you. If you have any feedback, you can reach us at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness, or check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com.
01:07:41
June 18, 2021
Episode 13: Neonomicon
Herman welcomes Erin Miskell to the show to cover one of Alan Moore's most disturbing yarns - the Lovecraftian NEONOMICON. Warning! This episode is definitely NOT for sensitive listeners.  Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com or on Twitter @darklongbox. Visit our website at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
02:18:09
June 18, 2021
Prelude to Episode 13: The Courtyard
On this special prelude episode LOD spotlighs Alan Moore's THE COURTYARD, a Lovecraftian Tale of epic scope that leads into his one of Moore's most controversial projects - the ghastly NEONOMICON.  Feedback is always welcome. Reach out to us at darklongbox@gmail.com or on Twitter @darklongbox. Support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness, and check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com.
33:22
June 18, 2021
Episode 12: Gabriel, Devil Hunter
Herman looks at Marvel Comics' monstrously fun magazine of horror MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11 from 1975, and this time he's not alone. Mark Cain from The United Nations of Horror Podcast joins to talk about his favorite character featured in this mag, the one-eyed exorcist called GABRIEL, DEVIL HUNTER. This is one for the books, folks. Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Support our Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for exclusive content.
02:16:58
June 18, 2021
Episode 11: Opus of Hell
It's finally here - Hideshi Hino's OPUS of HELL. This is Manga that goes for what Stephen King calls "the Gross-Out," and redefines the terms 'sensational' and 'explicit'. Listen in at your own peril, horror fiends ;) You can send feedback to darklongbox@gmail.com, or interact with the show on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com. If you're in the mood for some additional shows and bonus content, support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
01:33:11
June 17, 2021
Prelude to Episode 11: Hideshi Hino's Hell Baby
This is it! The Longbox of Darkness finally takes a fear-filled foray into HORROR MANGA with the disturbing masterpiece "Hell Baby" by Hideshi Hino. This episode is definitely not for the faint of heart. Even so, it's merely a prelude to the next full-length ep, when we discuss Hino's dreaded opus "Lullabies From Hell." There's no turning back now, constant listeners. Turn the lights down low, sit for a spell, and tune in to some truly terrifying Japanese Horror from a master of the genre. Feedback is always appreciated. You can reach the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. For bonus shows and content, support LOD on Patreon www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
27:12
June 17, 2021
Episode 10: Weird War Tales #93
Herman's back with another horror anthology series from DC Comics, and this time around it's the best of the best. We're talking WEIRD WAR TALES #93, folks. This issue introduces one of the most tragic comic book teams of all: The CREATURE COMMANDOS. A LOT of Nazi butt gets kicked in this comic.  Reach out to the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter @darklongbox. You can support us on Patreon => www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness. Pleasant screams, horror lovers.
01:16:34
June 16, 2021
Episode 9: American Vampire Vol. 1
This week LOD assaults your senses (and jugulars) with a look at Volume 1 of the Vertigo series AMERICAN VAMPIRE. You dare not miss it! Look for LOD on Twitter @darklongbox, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness. Also, check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com for additional content.
01:09:49
June 16, 2021
Prelude to Episode 9: Midnight Mess
This episode is a special prelude to Episode 9, to offer you constant listeners a taste of what's to come when we eventually cover a DC Vertigo series all about those bloodsucking dwellers of the night. This time, however, we go way back to the Golden Age of Horror, specifically EC Comics, and a little tale called "Midnight Mess." Enjoy! Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com. Look for us on Twitter @darklongbox, and support the show on Patreon => www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness. If you're in the mood for additional content, check out The Longbox of Darkness Blog at www.darklongbox.com. 
19:27
June 15, 2021
Episode 8: Ghost Rider #70
LOD is back with another episode! This time around horror host Herman talks about the single greatest Ghost Rider issue of all time - GR Vol. 2 #70.  Reach out to the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. You can also support LOD on Patreon www.patyreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
01:03:05
June 15, 2021
Episode 7: The Scream & Misty Special 2017
On this episode of LoD Herman shares his love for the British horror & science fiction comics of his youth while analyzing Rebellion Publishing's SCREAM & MISTY Special 2017.  Feedback is always welcome. You can reach the show at darklongbox@gmail.com or engage with us on Twitter @darklongbox. For extra content you can support the show on Patreon www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
01:31:44
June 14, 2021
Episode 6: House of Mystery #318
This week Herman covers one of his favorite horror characters from DC Comics' Bronze Age - Andrew Bennet, aka "I... Vampire!" from the pages of The House of Mystery #218. You can reach the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or engage with us on Twitter @darklongbox. You can also support us on Patreon www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
01:11:30
June 14, 2021
Episode 5: Alien Salvation
LOD's back and bursting from your podcatchers like a Xenomorph with yet another invasive episode! Listen in as we discuss ALIEN SALVATION from Dark Horse Comics. Feedback is most welcome. You can reach the show at darklongbox@gmail.com or connect with LOD on Twitter @darklongbox. For more content, support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness.
01:19:28
June 14, 2021
Episode 4: Shadows On The Grave #1
LOD is back! This week Herman talks about Richard Corben's SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE #1 from Dark Horse Publishing. Corben happens to be one of the host's favorite artists, so be prepared for a completely biased analysis of the issue.  Please reach out to us at darklongbox@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter @darklongbox. LOD's also on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness. Any support would be much appreciated.
49:08
June 13, 2021
Episode 3: Baltimore Vol.1
LOD is back with another episode covering all things horror...in comics! This time around it's Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck's BALTIMORE Vol. 1 from Dark Horse Publishing. In the mood for some World War I Vampire action with a hefty helping of demon-fueled witchcraft? Then this is the episode for you. Feedback is always appreciated. You can reach the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter @darklongbox. Pleasant screams, monster kids! 
01:23:47
June 13, 2021
Episode 2: The Eyes of The Cat
This week we delve into the Longbox and discuss Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius' The Eyes of the Cat from Humanoid Publishing. Warning! It contains some severe eye trauma and is not for the faint of heart ;) Feedback is always appreciated. Our email address is darklongbox@gmail.com. The show is also on Twitter @darklongbox. Pleasant screams, horrorlings!
55:56
June 12, 2021
Episode 1: Creepshow
On the inaugural episode of the Longbox of Darkness horror host Herman looks at a George Romero, Bernie Wrightson, and Stephen King classic. That's right! Its the CREEPSHOW comic! Feedback is always appreciated. Our email address is darklongbox@gmail.com. The show is also on Twitter @darklongbox. Pleasant screams, horrorlings!
49:14
June 12, 2021