Sunday, October 7, 2012

Longbox of the Damned: Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves



Longbox of the Damned 07. ‎

26 comments:

KHarn said...

The more you post, the more I like this series. To put it another way: "with each new episode, I am drawn deeper and deeper into a cycle of horror and madness; slowly loseing my perception of my oh, so fragile sense of reality..."

Lizard-Man said...

Well I bet the guy who recommended it is happy you got to review it now. Although obviously not in the way he intended.

LucasChad said...

Hey Lewis, I know you're a busy beaver right now with AT4W and LOTD. But if you have an hour and a half to spare, I say check out Frankenweenie. The movie is fun, scary, emotional, and hilarious. I think you'll get a kick out of it.

Daniel T. Stack said...

Yeah many super stars get sidelined in titles for headliners like Supes, Batman, Vamps and Weres. But could you imagine how long the titles would have to get if they were making them all inclusive?

Was the problem with the dialog boxes that they were trying to hard to carry the mood on their own as if it was a novel? Or just a conflicting mood from the artwork? I've seen some friends comics where narrations become unreadable because they only state the superfluous that we just saw as if we are too blind and have to also be told to get the emphasis. So where do these fall in?

Moarte Doesn't seem to like Linkara much Lewis. Is that going to become a problem?

Ozaline said...

This one just looks like plain old fun... There isn't a title you're reviewed so far that isn't of interest to me.

Anonymous said...

I would love it if you actually did do an episode of AT4W reviewing this just because I want to know the whole story.

Movie-Brat said...

I didn't think it'd be possible for someone to write something so much awesome let alone pull it off.

I got to read this myself because wow does that story sound great.

Taylor -Schmitty- Scheid said...

Everything you've reviewed on this so far has been added to my "must-read" comics list. I think you're doing it right. :)

Arianne said...

Man, that comic does sound kick ass. No wonder it was rejected as a episode of the Atop the 4th wall. Although, its only downside by the look of things is the melodramatic narration. I got two wild mass guesses for Moarte. The Ghoul is the Gunslinger's Dr.Linksano sorta speak a former enemy turned Allie and Moarte is from a seperate dimension where Atop the 4th wall is a webseries.

Breno Ranyere said...

Please!!!! Do a that's all i'm saying during Marvel Now! Hickman has taken the Avengers!
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/06/hickman-takes-charge-of-the-avengers

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you use the word 'Lovecraftian' (which isn't really a word but is a useful description nonetheless). It seems to me that the word gets misused a lot. It shouldn't just mean 'weird tentacled thing from another dimension' but rather a proper cosmic horror story where humans are just teeny tiny things wandering around in a universal abyss who will one day be removed by Things not even human enough to actually be evil. And the greatest tragedy? In a cosmic horror story even those Things will be passed over by the universe too and will disappear without anyone knowing or caring*. It seems to me that a Superman comic simply is too caring about humans and thinks there is a point to this universe.

Have you found any comics like that to recommend?

*And this is why I and others have argued that it's incredibly stupid for those so-called Silent Hill comics that Linkara reviewed to try to put in elements of Lovecraft's works. You simply can't cross a real cosmic horror story with Silent Hill. One emphasizes the unimportance and pointlessness of humanity, the other emphasizes how much your choices matter and that you yourself matter.

Turkish Proverb said...

Huh. I didn't know this existed. Intersting.

Lizard-Man said...

In response to the Anonymous commenter: Check out Infestation 2 from IDW.

Speaking of which, considering you mentioned it before and it was a pretty epic crossover you think you'll feature the Infestation event? I know you probably have a lot of other comics you'd rather give attention to, but I'd just like to hear your thoughts on a certain desert snack man catching a certain infection so to speak.

As for a TAIS for Marvel Now, Lewis said he dropped the series cause it was becoming a bit too boring for him. Just constantly saying, this is good and this is bad every other week didn't seem very entertaining to him. And he fancies himself as an entertainer so that's why he ended that series.

I'm not sure he'd bring it back for something like this because lets be honest it's not nearly as big as the DC Relaunch last year. It's just a bunch of new number ones. Although admitedly I'd like to see his thoughts on the new Deadpool series.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anybody says. This series is awesome and hilarious. Keep up the good work!

revolverocelot2501 said...

This reminds me of the DCAU Batman when he says he's come against demons, zombies, witch-boys, ect.

This is definitely on my must read list. I hope you have a comic adaptation of one of H.P. Lovecraft's stories on your list, thought I am interested in the ones you've shown so far that have that type of theme going for them.

The Bechtloff said...

I saw that trade at my local comic show recently. Wasn't sure if I should get it but I think I'll give it a shot now.

boooratt said...

I've been wanting to read this comic for a long while since I found it on eBay once.
I new nothing of it outside the title which is more than enough to interest in me in it!
From what I can see if you liked this you'd love the green Lantern Vs. Aliens book! Or the Army of Darkness vs. Re-Animator crossover! Hell, just do all the Army of Darkness comics they all rock!!!

Anonymous said...

If you liked this, you should REALLY check "I, Vampire"
I know you passed-over the series after the first issue, saying that it looked too much like Twilight for you to care, but the series is NOTHING like Twilight
In fact, if there's a piece of vampire fiction that I'd compare it to, it would be Hellsing

in fact, it does feature a scene suspiciously similar to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbX3GwrthTs
only instead of London, the victim is Gotham

Dragons Dusk said...

Etrigan! I came to really like his character in the animated series, both Batman and Justice League. I'll admit I've not gotten to see him a lot in the comics so I very much want to pick this one up to get to see him actually do something.

Anonymous said...

@Dragons Dusk said...
"Etrigan! I came to really like his character in the animated series, both Batman and Justice League. I'll admit I've not gotten to see him a lot in the comics so I very much want to pick this one up to get to see him actually do something."

He's a main character in Demon Knights, and has just appeared in Stormwatch (and is implied to become a member in the future)

Anonymous said...

I can symphaize with you, since this man fascinates me to the point of obsessive madness. Dang you, Moarte, dang you for draining my sanity ; and keep in mind, Halloween is over

Anonymous said...

I wasn't kidding when I said Moarte fascinates me to the point of madness, I feel like I'm addicted to him. Sometimes I feel like watching more of LOTD ,ven when I don't want to! So please, HOW DO I STOP MYSELF FROM GOING MAD?!!

Anonymous said...

*insert 666th Twilight joke here*

Anonymous said...

To quote Seto Kaiba: Wait, did your testicles drop in the last five seconds or something? What the heck happened to your voice?

Anonymous said...

And back then, I was overreacting to my obsession with LOTD

CollectorX said...

there's also Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predators