Welcome to episode #639 where the Cosmic Long Box has us reviewing and discussing classic comic books based on a theme. This time our theme is “Lovable Losers” so we’re talking about heroes that aren’t quite Earth’s Mightiest.

Then it’s time to talk about our must-read picks for next week’s new comics in the THN Sanctum Sanctorum.

This Week’s Reviews:


  • Iron Man #226, Marvel, 1988 – Stingray
  • Sensational She-Hulk #6, Marvel 1989 – Razorback
  • Black Condor #1, DC, 1992 – Black Condor
  • Azrael #1, DC, 1995 – Azrael


  • Marvel Team-Up #131, Marvel, 1983 – Frog Man
  • West Coast Avengers #46, Marvel, 1989 – Great Lakes Avengers
  • DC Comics Presents #59, DC, 1983 – Ambush Bug AND the Legion of Substitute Heroes
  • Justice League Quarterly #2, DC, 1991 – G’Nort

THN Sanctum Sanctorum:

Joe’s Pick for Next Week:

  • Catwoman: Lonely City #1 from DC/Black Label by Cliff Chiang

Matt’s Pick for Next Week:

  • Nita Hawes Nightmare Blog #1 from Image Comics by Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week

  • Short Order Crooks TP from Oni Press by Christopher Sebela and George Kambadais

Required Reading (comics we mentioned in this episode):

Soundtrack for this episode:

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Two-Headed Nerd #639: Lovable Losers