Daily Archives: November 26, 2012

Tales from the Longbox – Uncanny X-Men #141-142 (1981)

Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house than his wife can tolerate. Each of these reviews will delve into what made that issue or run significant as well as discuss the creative personalities behind the work. “Long Box” refers to the lengthy, white cardboard boxes most comics find themselves stored within – bagged, alphabetized and numerically ordered.

Uncanny X-Men #141-142
January- February 1981
“Days of Future Past”
Writing: Chris Claremont (plot and script) and John Byrne (plot)
Penciler: John Byrne
Inker: Terry Austin

While many fans may classify the Dark Phoenix Saga as the ultimate X-Men storyline, I’d argue for a two-issue, cross-time story called “Days of Future Past”. Both Claremont and Byrne are at the top of their game, coming off the Dark Phoenix Saga storyline and still telling outstanding stories.

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Glenn Walker On Red Dawn 1984

There’s lots of buzz about this film with the new remake in theaters. The flick is close to the heart of many people. I remember the outrage of some of my friends when they heard they were remaking this movie. Confession time, I have never seen it. Let’s find out why the original Red Dawn is such a classic together, and why “Wolverines!” is such a part of our culture, after the jump.
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The Walking Dead Recap – Season 3, Episode 7: When the Dead Come Knocking

Daryl and Carol

Carol is alive, Rick finally bonds with his baby, you can now send “biter grams” using zombie body parts and the phone inside the prison has service to the afterworld. All would be well in the world except that Maggie and Glenn were captured by Merle and worse, Andrea has the hots for the Governor. This show keeps me on the edge of my seat and I will soon need to stock up on more antacids.

Episode 6 was one nerve racking event after another with Merle and his men trying to hunt down Michonne who, in my opinion, is the female version of the Navy Seals. The show ends with a bloody and injured Michonne standing outside the prison gates. Will Rick and the others invite her inside the prison? Will she need to send another “biter gram”?  More on Episode 7 after the jump.

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