OK, get ready for more "Longboxes" – 28 pages worth, to be exact, as the entirety of Grixly #53 is devoted to the continuing saga of Nate's adventures in the wild world of comic book wheeling and dealing. From interacting with fellow fans at comics shops, to eBay etiquette, and the trips to the post office in between, the strips that make up "Longboxes" are interspersed with observations, interpretations and self-reflections – all leavened with the ironic and self-deprecative brand of humor that is Grixly's trademark (aka GrixlyLaffs™). #54 starts off with another brutal Minions cover and moves on through a series personal anecdotes, remembrances, recollections and reflections on Life in These United States. A stand out is the untitled pantomime strip that – Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans, take note – provides the meaning of life in 42 panels spread out over seven six-panel pages, before setting it up to start over again with a single panel page, asserting the cyclicity of existence... And then, as an added bonus. we're throwing in Nate's 2021 Spooky Halloween collaboration (the fifth) with Tyler McAndrew, Magician's Sleeve: 16 pages of gruesome gore!