Friday, October 12, 2012

Longbox of the Damned: Poe



Longbox of the Damned 12. ‎

25 comments:

De-Ji said...

I have Lovecraft and Poe books... Are you stalking my books? XD
Could the guy wearing the red robe be the Masque of the Red Death, maybe?
You're doing great all right. ;) Good reading material, and three friends who never talk back! 8D And that wonderful table. ^u^

LucasChad said...

I gotta admit, this fictionilized take on Poe sounds far more interesting than the John Cusack film The Raven. I heard the movie was so bad, it makes the 1963 version with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff look like Citizen Kane by comparison.

Nick Michalak said...

Moarté really is a lot of fun. I was wondering, if you ever did a convention in October or any horror con, would you do a Longbox of the Damned Live? It would be a harder format to pull off in long form, but I was just curious if you considered it.

Daniel T. Stack said...

So Morate has a compassionate side for those who are already dead. Nice book... Not sure if anyone around here would carry it but one to consider.

DarkSeraphim said...

Oh my...Edgar Allen Poe? Squeee! Okay that does it I'm going out and buying some horror comics. These have looked just amazing!!

Anonymous said...

this looks like fun!

Lizard-Man said...

Besides HG Wells, Poe gets a lot of fictionalised versions of his life doesn't he?

Movie-Brat said...

Now this one also looks cool. The artwork looks good and there is some intrigue.

Joseph said...

Thank you, this review in particular has made my day. Poe is my favorite author, and I will track down this book. Every October I always have the urge to read both Masque of the Red Death," and "Cask of Amontillado"
I will have to check my sources, but I thought the Raven was written shortly before his wife's death, but like you said there are some timeline inconsistancies.

Frosty said...

Loved every second of it! ^^
Especially the way you said 'Poe' in the beginning. I know it's a small thing in the whole video (or the series), but I still think it sounds awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

I really don't like this idea of making horror stories around famous horror writers. Think for a moment about a story with Obama or Reagan fighting terrorists. It probably would be a bit weak. Or for another horror example, Steven King.

Then there's making Poe a Sherlock. Yeah, no. There are other ways of getting your character into the conflict without giving them improbable analytical skills.

Laughing Hyena said...

@Nick Michalak
That would be great idea! As for Horror Conventions: (I've taken out the film festivals.)
Meta Con (Multi-genre; close to where Linkara is and he has attended before.)
Mad Monster Party (Charlotte, NC)
Day of the Dead (Chicago, IL)
Blood at the Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend (Orlando, Fl)
Monsterpalooza or Son of Monsterpalooza (Burbank, CA)
Chiller Theatre (Parsippany, NJ)
Macabre Faire (Rockville Centre, NY)
ZombiCon (Fort Myers, FL)
MonsterCon (San Antonio, TX)
Crypticon (Minneapolis)

I'm sure there's more that I didn't catch.

Taylor -Schmitty- Scheid said...

This looks like an awesome read, I love Poe's books. Another amazing recommendation!

Anonymous said...

@The Anon complaining about making Poe into a Sherlock Holmes:

I wonder if you have read anything about Dupin?

Anyway, great review. The problem is that whenever I think of Virginia, I think of her as a twelve-year-old bride, and it kind of ruins it.

Angel Asylum said...

13, but yea same here kinda ruins his story

Lewis Lovhaug said...

While that may have been the case, she WAS 24 at the time of her death, at least.

Joseph said...

Then there's making Poe a Sherlock. Yeah, no. There are other ways of getting your character into the conflict without giving them improbable analytical skills.

I understand how you feel, and I would qustion that decision as well, but at them ame time I understand why the writters did it. The first reason is that Poe is considered to be the father of detective stories, and Poe's stories were actually the inspration for Sherlock.

Dragons Dusk said...

I kept being distracted by some of the drawings of Poe looking like Nikola Tesla.

Though I blame some of that on my waiting on The Inventor series to finally get to my comic shop.

This looked really interesting, I'm adding it to my list of things to find.

Bryan said...

Is the POE series in trade, if so what is the name of the series because I was going to buy it on Amazon, but I couldn't find the cover of the book from the video, on any of the searches that were listed.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Is the POE series in trade, if so what is the name of the series because I was going to buy it on Amazon, but I couldn't find the cover of the book from the video, on any of the searches that were listed."

It is in trade and it's just called "Poe." Might want to also search for BOOM studios.

Anonymous said...

That wouldn't surprise me if Moarte was stalking you

Anonymous said...

Man if Poe was a pedophile, that would be really creepy

Anonymous said...

Wait why did I say that? Oh I must've read the comment wrong, this is awkward

Anonymous said...

I'm not Lewis ,but I still hesitate if that's a good idea. Since AT4W wall is twenty minutes long and so are the live shows, while Longbox of the damned is only five minutes or longer. I'm just saying its hard to do a live version of Longboxif the Damned without making it feel like an awkward waste of time. But that would be kind of cool to see Moarte at a convention

Anonymous said...

Man I just realize, I make comments months or even years after a post is published and everyone forgets about it. Is that sad or am I overreacting?