Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Pop Artifact!

Vintage DC Comics house ad

New "Superman Returns" pics

Here's a fresh batch of promo stills from the upcoming Superman flick, featuring Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane and Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman.





Today's DVD new releases

Lost The Complete First Season

Greta Garbo the Signature Collection

21 Jump Street Complete Third Season

Charmed Complete Second Season

MacGyver Complete Third Season

Fraggle Rock Complete First Season

Millennium Complete Third Season

Quick hits

Check out some fine, vintage illustration work in "Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates," which someone has kindly posted as a Flickr Album.

Remembering Bob "Gilligan" Denver.

Dial B for Blog joins in the fun of DC's Silver Age house ads. Why are these things so much fun to look at? I guess it's the nostalgia factor, remembering when these comics coming out were fresh and new. Anyhow, if you like 'em, tune in here at This is Pop! to see vintage house ads pert near anyday.

Drawn, er, draws attention to the excellent movie poster work of Bob Peak.

Tony Isabella grooves on Repticulus.

The New York Times features an interview with S.E. Hinton, reclusive author of "The Outsiders" and other teen novels.

The fourth season set of "Smallville" out next week will feature an interesting bonus: one episode of the 1990s "The Flash" live-action series. The episode, "Out of Control" was the first regular-length show of the series, TV Shows on DVD reports.

Lots of "Lost" hints and potential spoilers here, if you want 'em.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Pop Artifact!

Vintage DC Comics house ads

Quick hits

Various skinny from Comics Continuum: The "Teen Titans Go!" comic, like the Titans animated show, will feature the Doom Patrol in upcoming issues. An actor has been cast to play Aquaman on an upcoming issue of "Smallville." Also check out the link for some pics of the animated Batgirl, set to appear soon on "The Batman" toon.

Marvel Comics plans to produce its own films. Plus details on a planned Captain America flick.

TV Guide checks out the "Boondocks" cartoon.

Fats Domino wasn't the only musician rescued in New Orleans. Power popper Alex Chilton was also evacuated by helicopter.

New Superman pic

Via Newsweek, here's actor Brandon Routh in costume:



See the Best Superman Sites on the Web.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Pop Artifact!





Vintage DC Comics house ads

Quick hits

With so much sad news coming out of New Orleans, it's good to hear one of that city's many musical treasures is safe: Fats Domino, missing at one point, has been rescued.

Easy-riding Peter Fonda will play Mephisto in the upcoming "Ghost Rider" flick.

View fresh "X-Men 3" set pictures here.

Bubblegumfink requires technical assistance.

Xtabay has a nice surf compilation to share.

Dial B for Blog celebrates it's 100th post with a great grouping of, um, group shots.

TwoMorrows Publishing solicitations for November



ALTER EGO #54
edited by ROY THOMAS

In ALTER EGO #54 MIKE ESPOSITO “tells all” about DC and Marvel, and
ROBERT KANIGHER speaks! Behind a new full-color cover by ESPOSITO
(re-creating one of the classic ANDRU & ESPOSITO Wonder Woman covers),
it’s “The MIKE ESPOSITO Interview, Part II—The DC & MARVEL Years!”
about working with ROSS ANDRU on Wonder Woman, Metal Men, The Flash, “The
Land That Time Forgot”—& inking Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The X-Men,
The Avengers, Sub-Mariner, et al.! There’s rare art & raucous anecdotes
starring ROSS ANDRU, ROBERT KANIGHER, CARMINE INFANTINO, JULIE
SCHWARTZ, STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY, MARIE SEVERIN, BARRY SMITH, JOHN ROMITA, JOHN &
SAL BUSCEMA, GIL KANE, FRANK GIACOIA, VINCE COLLETTA, GERRY CONWAY,
HERB TRIMPE, SOL BRODSKY, ROY THOMAS, DON HECK, GEORGE TUSKA, BILL EVERETT,
DON HECK, STAN GOLDBERG, JACK KATZ, FRANK SPRINGER, & many others! Then
ROBERT KANIGHER writes about the creation of Metal Men & Sgt. Rock—with
added comments by JOE KUBERT & BOB HANEY! Also: FCA with MARC SWAYZE &
art from “Captain Marvel Meets The Human Torch!”—plus ALEX TOTH, BILL
SCHELLY, & MICHAEL T. GILBERT—& MORE!

The 100 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2" x 11" magazine with a
full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 (New
Price) in the U.S. and ships 9 November 2005.

BACK ISSUE! #13
edited by MICHAEL EURY

BACK ISSUE #13 is stuck in the ’70s—and proud of it—in ‘That ’70s
Issue’! NICK CARDY relives his days as THE DC Comics cover artist in an
exclusive art-packed interview. STEVE ENGLEHART and DOUG MOENCH kick
back for a look at kung-fu comics, and JOE STATON and NICK CUTI go
‘Pro2Pro’ about Charlton’s super-hero E-Man! Also: an all-’70s ‘Rough
Stuff’ pencil art gallery featuring FRANK MILLER (his early Spectacular
Spider-Man work), JOE KUBERT, DICK GIORDANO, CURT SWAN, GIL KANE, GENE
COLAN, DAVE COCKRUM, and other superstars. Plus: the first graphic
novel, WILL EISNER’s A Contract with God; ‘The Death of Romance
(Comics)’ (with art by JOHN ROMITA, SR. and ALEX TOTH); ROSS ANDRU and
MIKE ESPOSITO’s humor mag “Up Your Nose and Out Your Ear”; AURORA
COMICS SCENES, and other ’70s flashbacks! It’s dy-no-mite! With an all-new
cover by NICK CARDY and SCOTT HANNA!

The 100 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2" x 11" magazine with a
full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $5.95 (New
Price) in the U.S. and ships 16 November 2005.

THE TITANS COMPANION
by GLEN CADIGAN

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the New Teen Titans is The Titans
Companion, a comprehensive look back at the best-selling DC series! The
history of the definite teen team is covered through a series of
interviews with fan-favorite creators Marv Wolfman, George Pérez, José
Luis García-López, Len Wein, and others! Also included is a
comprehensive Silver Age section featuring interviews with Neal Adams,
Nick Cardy, Dick Giordano, and more! Plus: Chris Claremont and Walter
Simonson on the X-Men/New Teen Titans crossover! Tom Grummett, Phil
Jimenez and Terry Dodson on their ’90s Titans work! Rare and
unpublished artwork by Cardy, Pérez, García-López, Grummett, Jimenez, and others!
Featuring an all-new cover by Phil Jimenez and an introduction by Geoff
Johns, The Titans Companion is a must-have for any Titans fan!

The 224 page (plus cover), squarebound, 8 1/2" x 11" Trade Paperback
with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for
$24.95 in the U.S. and ships 23 November 2005.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Pop Artifacts!

Vintage DC Comics house ad

DVD new releases for September

September 6


Lost The Complete First Season

Greta Garbo the Signature Collection

21 Jump Street Complete Third Season

Charmed Complete Second Season

MacGyver Complete Third Season

Fraggle Rock Complete First Season

Millennium Complete Third Season


September 13


Smallville Complete Fourth Season

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Empire Falls

The Pretender Complete Second Season

Frasier Complete Sixth Season

Cheers Complete Sixth Season

One Tree Hill Complete Second Season


September 20


Desperate Housewives Complete First Season

Bob Dylan No Direction Home

Wallace and Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures

Battlestar Galactica New Series Complete First Season

Crime Story Complete First Season

Teen Titans - Season 2, Volume 1 - Fear Itself

Justice League - Season 1, Volume 2 - Joining Forces

The Batman - Season 1, Vol. 2 - The Man Who Would Be Bat


September 27


Gilmore Girls Complete Fourth Season

Star Trek Enterprise Complete Third Season

Hogan's Heroes Complete Second Season

Law and Order Special Victims Unit Complete Second Season

"Superman Returns" teaser poster unveiled

Here 'tis:

Quick hits

Britain's Channel 4 has updated it's cool'n'cryptic "Lost" Web site once again.

Bedazzled has video of a vintage Corn Flakes featuring TV Superman George Reeves.

Billboard has a Q&A with Paul McCartney.

Also from Billboard, an article about an upcoming documentary of John Lennon, spotlighting his political activism and the government conspiracy to boot him from the U.S.

Betty Boop is shilling for Hooters?!

Comics Continuum has a few stills from the upcoming season debut of "Smallville."

Also from the Continuum link above: Marvel plans direct-to-DVD films featuring the Ultimate Avengers, Doctor Strange and Iron Man. And an upcoming episode of "Justice League Unlimited" will feature Mike Grell's Warlord.

I'm so friggin' jealous: Fred Hembeck has cartooned an interview with Dial B for Blog's Robby Reed.

Someone's catalogued all those ACME products featured in Looney Tunes cartoons.

There's a batch of old-time-radio horror shows for download here.

The Onion's AV Club posts a lengthy Brian Wilson interview.

Best-of CDs coming from Cameo-Parkway

First came the big Cameo-Parkway box set, collecting lots of previously rare-on-CD singles from the labels history. Now comes a batch of individual best-ofs.

Out Oct. 11 are:

The Best Of Chubby Checker, 1959-1963:
1. Dancin' Party
2. The Twist
3. Toot
4. The Class
5. Twistin' U.S.A.
6. The Hucklebuck
7. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
8. Pony Time
9. Dance The Mess Around
10. Good, Good Lovin'
11. Let's Twist Again
12. The Fly
13. Slow Twistin'
14. Popeye The Hitchhiker
15. Limbo Rock
16. Let's Limbo Some More
17. Hooka Tooka
18. Loddy Lo
19. Hey, Bobba Needle
20. Birdland
21. Surf Party
22. Twist It Up
23. Twistin' Round The World
24. Jingle Bell Rock

The Best Of Bobby Rydell, 1959-1964:
1. Please Don't Be Mad
2. All I Want Is You
3. We Got Love
4. Kissin' Time
5. I Dig Girls
6. Wild One
7. Ding-A-Ling
8. Swingin' School
9. Little Bitty Girl
10. Volare
11. Sway
12. That Old Black Magic
13. I Wanna Thank You
14. Butterfly Baby
15. Good Time Baby
16. I've Got Bonnie
17. I'll Never Dance Again
18. The Third House (In From The Right)
19. Wildwood Days
20. The Cha-Cha-Cha
21. The Best Man Cried
22. Forget Him
23. A World Without Love
24. Jingle Bell Rock
25. A Message From Bobby


The Best Of The Tymes, 1963-1964:
1. So Much In Love
2. Wonderful! Wonderful!
3. Come With Me To The Sea
4. Stranger In Paradise
5. Malibu
6. Words Written On Water
7. Anymore
8. Somewhere
9. Here She Comes
10. Hello Young Lovers
11. Way Beyond Today
12. One Little Kiss
13. Address Unknown
14. Wonderland Of Love
15. To Each His Own
16. Chances Are
17. My Summer Love
18. The Magic Of Our Summer Love
19. The Lamp Is Low
20. And That Reminds Me
21. View From My Window
22. Goodnight My Love


The Best Of The Orlons, 1961-1966:
1. I'll Be True
2. The Wah Watusi
3. Don't Hang Up
4. The Conservative
5. South Street
6. Cement Mixer
7. Not Me
8. Crossfire!
9. Don't Throw Your Love Away
10. Bon-Doo-Wah
11. Everything Nice
12. Shimmy Shimmy
13. Rules Of Love
14. Heartbreak Hotel
15. Knock! Knock! (Who's There?)
16. Goin' Places
17. Envy (In My Eyes)
18. Don't You Want My Lovin'
19. Spinning Top
20. Mr. Twenty One

The Best Of Dee Dee Sharp, 1962-1966:
1. Mashed Potato Time
2. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
3. Baby Cakes
4. You Are My Sunshine
5. Ride!
6. Do The Bird
7. Slow Twistin'
8. You Ain't Nothin' But A Nothin'
9. Just To Hold My Hand
10. Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love
11. Wild!
12. Why Doncha Ask Me
13. Never Pick A Pretty
14. Willyam, Willyam
15. Where Did I Go
16. Deep Dark Secret
17. There Ain't Nothin' I Wouldn't Do For You
18. (That's What) My Mama Said
19. Let's Twine
20. Standing In The Need Of Love
21. It's A Funny Situation
22. I Really Love You
23. (It's Wonderful) The Love I Feel For You
24. To Know Him Is To Love Him

The Best Of ? And The Mysterians:
1. I Need Somebody
2. Stormy Monday
3. You're Telling Me Lies
4. Ten O'clock
5. Set Aside
6. Up Side
7. "8" Teen
8. Don't Tease Me
9. Don't Break This Heart Of Mine
10. Why Me
11. Midnight Hour
12. 96 Tears
13. Girl (You Captivate Me)
14. Can't Get Enough Of You, Baby
15. Got To
16. I'll Be Back
17. Shout (Part 1 & 2)
18. Hangin' On A String
19. Smokes
20. It's Not Easy
21. Don't Hold It Against Me
22. Just Like A Rose
23. Do You Feel It
24. Do Something To Me
25. Love Me Baby (Cherry July)
26. Midnight Hour (Previously Unreleased Version)
27. 96 Tears (Previously Unreleased Version)