Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vintage trade ad: Hanna-Barbera cartoons


Today's Best Picture Ever: The Incredible Shrinking Man


New comics Oct. 1, 2014: Moon Knight Epic Collection; Batman Visual History; Eerie Archives 17; Dick Tracy Complete 17; Star Trek Gold Key 2; Russ Heath

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Moon Knight Epic Collection: Bad Moon Rising
Discover the many faces of the Moon Knight! Mercenary. Werewolfhunter. Super hero. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Ghost? Moon Knight is many things to many people, with the multiple personalities to match! Follow the Fist of Khonshu as he battles to find his place in the Marvel Universe in this collection of his earliest appearances. From his startling debut as a nemesis of Werewolf by Night to an unlikely stint with the Defenders.
COLLECTING: WEREWOLF BY NIGHT 32-33; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT 28-29; DEFENDERS 47-50; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN 22-23; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE 52; MOON KNIGHT 1-4; MATERIAL FROM HULK MAGAZINE 11-15, 17-18, 20; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL PREVIEW 21 (MOON KNIGHT EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1)

Batman: A Visual History follows the DC Comics Super Hero from his 1939 beginnings as a crime-fighting vigilante to his present status as a worldwide cultural icon approaching his 75th anniversary.
The book celebrates Batman's greatest stories and the writers and artists that created them. It also charts the careers of the Super Heroes and super-villains — Robin, the Justice League, the Joker, Catwoman — associated with Gotham City's Dark Knight. The debuts of every key Batman character are featured, as well as some details of Batman movie and TV series, both live-action and animated.
Perfect for any comic book fan, this visually stunning, definitive guide arrives in a slipcase featuring specially commissioned artwork by a top DC Comics artist plus two original prints.

Cousin Eerie brings the gore! The Eerie Archive of terrifying horror, fantasy, and science fiction overflows with a bounty of black-and-white tales, always delivering bizarre twists and ironic punches! The latest volume in Dark Horse's award-winning hardcover series features early pieces starring Jim Starlin's Darklon the Mystic, gorgeous color covers by Frank Frazetta, the introduction of the time-traveling, gun-slinging Rook, and plenty of standalone scares. Collecting every story, letter column, and text piece from issues #81 through #85, Eerie Archives has something for every horror devotee!

Dick Tracy celebrates its 25th Anniversary as Chester Gould ups the ante in his assault on juvenile delinquency in the startling - and literally haunting - conclusion to the Flattop Jr. saga. Meanwhile, the squad room becomes co-ed when Lizz permanently joins the cast. Money remains the motivating factor for a new host of crazed villains, including the gymnastic murderesses, the Kitten Sisters; killer con men, the Clipso Brothers; two different spouse slayers; a notorious counterfeiter; and a "blind" drug pusher. And, Gould interposes some comedic relief - the return of bandleader Spike Dyke and the introduction of Morin Plenty (B.O.'s 88-year-old father) and his sugar-addicted wife Blossom - but humorous interludes are short-lived. Tragedy rules the day in Volume 17, reprinting strips from May 14, 1956 through December 14, 1957.

Boldly going... where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully remastered with new colors, Volume 2 collects the Gold Key issues #7-12, including stories such as "The Voodoo Planet," "The Legacy of Lazarus," "The Brain Shocker," and more.

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Woodwork: Wallace Wood and Big John Buscema museum catalogs comes Flesh & Steel: The Art of Russ Heath. Following Heath from his very earliest days as an artist to the present, and featuring a cornucopia of rare and never-before-seen-art, many from Heath's personal archives, Heath's entire career is examined in an intricately researched biography, complete with an index of his work.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Batman 1966 desk standees

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New Batman 1966 Bleach Creature plush figures

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Bat stamps!

A set of limited-edition Batman stamps are being issued Oct. 9 in celebration of the hero's 75th anniversary. The release date coincides with the opening of the New York City Comic Con.

The "forever" stamps will be sold in sheets of 20 at .49 cents each.

Here's a look:




Today's Best Picture Ever: Robert Mitchum


Music new releases Sept. 30, 2014: Lucinda Williams; Prince; Charlie Haden and Jim Hall; Genesis; Monty Python

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Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone by Lucinda Williams