Friday, June 24, 2016

So long, Bernie Worrell

Sad news: The great P-Funk keyboardist has died at age 72. More from NPR.


Meanwhile in 1966 ...

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Pop Culture Roundup: Micronauts; romance comics; Twin Peaks, more

A limited edition set of Micronauts re-creations will be released at the San Diego Comicon. I had Pharoid!

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Jacque Nodell, who publishes the Sequential Crush romance comics blog is kick-starting a new book:  How to Go Steady: Timeless Dating Advice, Wisdom, and Lessons from Vintage Romance Comics. You can help out, and reserve a copy, here.

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Via Ungolianschilde: Pencil art by Walt Simonson:

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"Twin Peaks" co-creator Mark Frost has a new book coming out in October: "The Secret History of Twin Peaks." Here are some hints as to the content:
Twenty-five years [after Dale Cooper’s investigation of the murder of Laura Palmer,] the FBI gets a hold of a box from an anonymous source. In the box, a huge dossier…
A female FBI agent is tasked to analyze all the documents inside, and everything related to the strange town of Twin Peaks. She also has to determine the identity of the person who compiled the dossier. Along the way, she discovers secrets about the lives of the town’s residents, but also reports from Dale Cooper’s investigation that had vanished, newspaper clippings, an autopsy report, and other classified information.
What happened since the disappearance (?) of the young woman? And why did an anonymous “archivist” compile such a thorough dossier on Twin Peaks and its origins?
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Via the Bristol Board: Buzz Sawyer character portraits by the great Roy Crane.


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Marvel Comics is working to highlight Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with a series of four special covers on titles out in September.