Long Lost Longshot

This past Sunday my brother and I attended the Buffalo Comicon, sponsored by Queen City Bookstore, and it was a lot of fun as always. This year’s event was particularly rewarding as I was able to score all six issues of the original Longshot miniseries from Marvel Comics. Not only that, but I won a large Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith cardboard store display in the raffle!

This past Sunday my brother and I attended the Buffalo Comicon, sponsored by Queen City Bookstore, and it was a lot of fun as always. This year’s event was particularly rewarding as I was able to score all six issues of the original Longshot miniseries from Marvel Comics. Not only that, but I won a large Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith cardboard store display in the raffle!

The Longshot series is significant to me for several reasons. I had the whole series back in the 80’s when it was released, and it was the first time I ever got a #1 issue of anything (it was also the first time I ever saw a a six-issue limited series; until that point I had only seen four-issue series’). It was exciting because I was able to get in on the ground floor of a brand new superhero. Not only was Longshot a new character, but he was a completely different kind of character, in a world totally separate from the rest of the Marvel Universe (though the two worlds did eventually intersect). Because there were no connections to any previous mythology, I was able to claim Longshot as “my own”.

Another reason I loved this series was the artwork. At the time, it was best art I’d ever seen in a comic book, and Arthur Adams became the first comic artist whose name I made a point to remember. Now that I’m older I appreciate good writing, but as a kid it was all about the art.

Anyway, I’m happy to once again have this magnificent set of comics. Another piece of my childhood has been reclaimed. 🙂

-Matt

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Long Lost Longshot