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Welcome to LOD – a blog about HORROR in all its many forms. From novels to comic books to movies to collectibles, we cover it all! Stay a while, and see what lurks in the darkest corners of the Longbox of Darkness.

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The Longbox of Darkness – A Horror In Pop Culture Podcast

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The Horror Comic Covers of Mike Kaluta

Growing up I was, like most comic book collectors, utterly fascinated and enthralled by comic book cover art. There were countless comics on the spinner racks that I had to resist buying because of budget constraints, but I always drank in their covers so that I could speculate on the stories contained within, and often made up my own…

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LOD – The Top 20 Horror Comics

Every so often I get asked by friends in the comic reading community for a list of my top 5 favorite horror comics. I’m a sucker for lists, and can’t help responding. Over time I’ve come to realize that even though the top 3 might stay consistent, no. 4 and 5 seem to change every time I try to…

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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 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.…

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LOD: A Personal History

In 2017 I started a blog called The Longbox of Darkness, which eventually morphed into a podcast about horror comics. I don’t recall exactly how this all happened, but what I do remember is that the podcast planning and production soon ate up all my time and I ended up neglecting the blog. I still kept it running by…

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LOD Season 2 Episode 2: PLOP!

Herman welcomes Mark Cain, the host of the United Nations of Horror Podcast, to the show. DC Comics’ classic Humor/horror anthology PLOP! that ran for 24 issues from 1973-1976, forms the basis of our discussion. When not wracked by fits of uncontrollable laughter, we shudder at the horror presented in Issues #1 and #2, with riveting tales by the…

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LOD S2 Episode 1: Swamp Muckery

Summary 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…

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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,…

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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…

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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.…

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Episode 19: Jenny Finn

Herman and Misty present a tale inspired by Lovecraft and old sea shanties – JENNY FINN from Dark Horse Comics. Conceived by Mike Mignola and Troy Nixey as a 4-issue miniseries and recently collected in a fetching hardcover, this is by far the eeriest story we’ve covered to date. Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or…

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Episode 18: The Masque of the Red Death

Misty Graves and Herman 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.…

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About LOD

On my fifth birthday a relative gifted me a blackened long box filled with old horror, war, and superhero comics. On that day the Longbox of Darkness was born. Four decades of voracious reading later, and here we are.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Longbox of Darkness is a wonderful podcast that covers one of my favorite topics: horror comics. The hosts have a wonderful and supportive camaraderie that makes this podcast a pleasure to listen to. So just sit back and relax while they take you through some gruesome classic horror comics.

— The Professor Frenzy Show

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This show is the perfect companion piece for those who enjoy horror comics or horror in general. Don’t have experience with horror comics? No problem! This is a podcast for neophytes and veterans alike. The host has a smooth and even delivery that welcomes listeners. He truly has a passion for the subject material. Good luck finding horror podcasts this much fun.

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