The Longbox of Darkness: A Horror Comics Podcast
Halloween Special 2019: Vampires Galore!

Halloween Special 2019: Vampires Galore!

October 28, 2019

Happy Halloween, fearful ones!

For our Halloween Special this year the ghouls at the Longbox of Darkness and Into The Weird have deigned to blister your eardrums with a gargantuan 4 hour marathon of horror comics. Because of the sheer length of this endeavor, we've had to separate the episode into two chapters. They are as follows:

CHAPTER 1: ToD meets LoD - Ryan Daly from 'Midnight... The Podcasting Hour' and the Fire & Water Network of Podcasts joins Herman for a discussion of Marvel's TOMB OF DRACULA #12-14. 

CHAPTER 2: Billy and Herman get blood-drunk as they talk Vampire Tales #4, featuring Morbius the Living Vampire and Billy's absolute favorite horror story of all time, August Derleth's "The Drifting Snow."

Hope you enjoy it, Constant Listeners.

Again, Happy Halloween from Into The Weird and The Longbox of Darkness

Feedback can be sent to sinkintotheweird@gmail.com, darklongbox@gmail.com, and you can follow us on twitter @IntoWeird, @darkloingbox, or @Billy_dlicious

Also look for the podcast addendum post on www.sinkintotheweird.com

Thanks, as always to the great band SEVEN KINGDOMS for the use of their excellent song In The Walls. Outro Song "Evil Woman" by ELO.

 

Episode 16: The Phantom Stranger No. 14

Episode 16: The Phantom Stranger No. 14

October 21, 2019

The Longbox of Darkness returns just in time for Shocktober and an early Halloween. This time around Herman discusses The Phantom Stranger #14 from August 1971 with none other than Mr. Billy D from the blog and podcast Magazines & Monsters. A good time is had by all!

In addition to this, look forward to our Eerie Erin segment, as well as a promo by the great TOMB OF IDEAS podcast. Also look for the Podcast Addendum post at longboxofdarkness.com

Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, or via the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com

Thanks for tuning in, Constant Listeners. Pleasant screams, and a Happy Halloween to y'all.

Prelude To Episode 16: “By The Fright Of The Silvery Moon.”

Prelude To Episode 16: “By The Fright Of The Silvery Moon.”

April 3, 2019

The Longbox of Darkness is back! In a special prelude episode horror obsessive Herman discusses one of his favorite Werewolf Stories from EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT #35. So batten the windows, melt down your silverware, cast those silver bullets, and get ready for a bloody ride engineered by the depraved but brilliant minds of Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines, and Jack Davis.

Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com

or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com

Podcast addendum can be found at the following link: www.longboxofdarkness.com/2019/04/03/podcast-addendum-prelude-to-episode-16/

 

 

 

Episode 15 - Creepy Presents DITKO

Episode 15 - Creepy Presents DITKO

October 31, 2018

Join Herman as he delves into a Dark Horse Celebration of the horror stories and art of the legendary Steve Ditko (1929-2018), whom we sadly lost this year. Added to that, Horror Intern ERIN LIN makes a return to the show, we have a horror profiles segment (again spotlighting DITKO), and recommendations. Give it a listen, IF you dare. Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, follow the podcast on twitter @darklongbox, and check out the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com

Episode 14 - The Amazing Screw-On Head

Episode 14 - The Amazing Screw-On Head

September 10, 2018

The Longbox of Darkness is back! After 2 months of sweet, sweet indolence Herman has finally gotten off his backside and produced a new show. And from here on in, there's no looking back. THIS WEEK, we discuss the blackest of black comedies from the pen of Mike Mignola himself: THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD. Podcast addendum to be found at LOD EP. 14 Addendum.The History of Horror Segment returns, as well as a special creator spotlight, before wrapping the show up with some suitably terrifying recommendations. Thanks for listening, everyone. Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Pleasant screams!

Episode 13 - Neonomicon

Episode 13 - Neonomicon

June 30, 2018

Episode 13 is finally here, featuring special guest Erin Miskell from thebackseatdriverreviews.com, a lady of ascerbic wit and impeccable taste. During the main segment we discuss Alan Moore's controversial NEONOMICON, so be warned; this is not for the faint of heart. The ever popular HISTORY OF HORROR COMICS returns, as well as listener feedback, a birthday shout-out, and recommendations. Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or check out the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com

Prelude to Episode 13 - The Courtyard

Prelude to Episode 13 - The Courtyard

May 14, 2018

This is a prelude to Episode 13, where Herman talks about Alan Moore's The Courtyard from Avatar Press. Warning! This episode is not for the feint of heart and will feature SPOILERS for those who have not read the comic. Listen freely, and of your own will. Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, twitter @darklongbox, or on the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com

Episode 12 - Gabriel, Devil-Hunter

Episode 12 - Gabriel, Devil-Hunter

April 24, 2018

This week Herman is joined by special guest MARK CAIN from The United Nations of Horror and The Good The Bad And The Odd Podcast to discuss MARVEL's Black & White Horror Magazines, specifically the character Gabriel Devil-Hunter, excorcist extraordinaire, from MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11. The History Of Horror Segment makes a brief appearance, along with our recommendations. Please send feedback to darklongbox@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com.

Episode 11 - Hideshi Hino’s Opus of Hell

Episode 11 - Hideshi Hino’s Opus of Hell

April 20, 2018

This week Herman ventures into the realm of HORROR MANGA as the discussion centers around two seminal works by Hideshi Hino - PANORAMA OF HELL and LULLABIES FROM HELL. Unfortunately Erin The Intern has been detained this week, but we make do with our HISTORY OF HORROR segment, which focuses exclusively on the Horror History of Japanese Manga. The show concludes with feedback from listeners and some recommendations. Okage de oyasuminasai! 

Prelude to Episode 11 - “Hell Baby”

Prelude to Episode 11 - “Hell Baby”

March 21, 2018

Welcome to a special Prelude Episode of The Longbox of Darkness, in which Herman discusses some seminal HORROR MANGA; in this case Hideshi Hino's disturbing HELL BABY. Send feedback to darklongbox@gmail.com or reach me on twitter @darklongbox. Images for this episode can be found at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Outro Music by Mazzy Star, "Look on Down Upon The Bridge." HELL BABY Images can be found on the website by entering HELL BABY in the search bar.