Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 16, 2006

Former Replacements members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have reunited for two songs that will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming animated film "Open Season," Billboard reports.

The album, due September 26 via Lost Highway, includes 10 Westerberg originals, of which "Love You in the Fall" and "Right to Arm Bears" boast Stinson on bass.

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Comics/TV scribe Mark Evanier talks with Toon Zone about the scripts he wrote for "Superman: The Animated Series." You'll like Mark's blog, too.

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Reprints of old Spider-Man comics will start appearing in 112 U.S. newspapers beginning this weekend. More.

New comics Aug. 16, 2006

See complete lists:
DC Archives
DC Showcase
DC Trade Paperbacks
Marvel Masterworks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Trade Paperbacks
Upcoming Trade Paperbacks - Graphic Novels


Comics shipping Aug. 16, 2006

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Pop Artifacts! Ken dolls

Educational Comics

Roy Thomas and Stan Lee collaborate on "Marvel Universe" book

Out in September, "Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe" is a book that also includes built-in, playable audio commentary by comics scribe Lee. Longtime comics writer Roy Thomas handles the text.

Here's a description:

Experience the Marvel Universe in a whole new way—guided by the master himself in a gorgeous, deluxe volume with audio files that actually feature Stan Lee speaking.

Lee is known and beloved to millions as the man who helped propel Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry.

From The Incredible Hulk to The Fantastic Four, his work has left an indelible mark not only in comics, but also in movies and TV.

That’s why his huge number of fans will be thrilled with this unique and beautifully designed full-color book, printed on art-quality paper. It presents 50 top Marvel happenings, arranged chronologically, plus 68 audio tracks (45 minutes running time) of Lee’s fascinating commentary.

The format, which contains an actual 2" speaker, allows you to skip and scroll easily to wherever you want. There’s even a 3-digit LCD display

Anyone who’s ever wondered why the Hulk started out gray and then changed to green, what Stan was thinking when he agreed to kill off Gwen Stacy, and why Lee decided to make Daredevil blind, will finally find the answers.

The book is profusely illustrated, showcasing ten thematic spreads that detail such subjects as the “Women of Marvel,” “Marvel vs. DC,” “Morality in the Marvel Universe,” and “Spider-Man’s Artists.”


The book is available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Star Trek manga cover

I guess this is supposed to have multiple covers, but here's one of them. Launched by Tokyopop, this series features the original "Star Trek" crew in new features. You can pre-order the first volume now from Amazon.

Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 16, 2006

From Bedazzled: A promo film advertising that pre-historic sampler, the Mellotron.

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This week's comics: Check out the big list.

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Cracked Magazine, a Mad-style comic rag with a 48-year history, is relaunching--sans comics.

The all-new CRACKED leaves behind its illustrated past and debuts a new look, a new editorial direction and a roster of high-profile talent-including author/satirist Neal Pollack and writers from such popular shows as Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and Chappelle's Show.]

Acquired in 2005 by entrepreneur Monty Sarhan, CRACKED spent the last year-and-a-half on hiatus while undergoing a total re-design and "re-imagining" as a humor magazine for a new generation. The all-new CRACKED features articles, parodies, magazine spoofs, pranks, recurring columns and a completely new section called "But Seriously ... " with news, reviews and interviews covering the world of comedy.


The new CRACKED has almost doubled in size-from 48 pages to 80 full-color pages on glossy paper. With a cover price of $3.99, the new CRACKED will be available nationwide. It is being distributed by Curtis Circulation, the largest distributor of magazines in North America.

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New CD releases Aug. 15, 2006

Chet Atkins ~ Finger Style Guitar Plus

The Comedian Harmonists ~ Essential Collection

Dexter Gordon ~ Great Encounters

Johnny Griffin ~ Congregation

Hank Mobley ~ Another Workout

Monkees ~ More of the Monkees (Dlx) [Deluxe Edition]

Lee Morgan ~ Cooker

Elvis Presley ~ Sunshine

Ike Quebec ~ It Might As Well Be Spring

Lou Reed ~ Coney Island Baby (Aniv) [Original recording remastered]

Mccoy Tyner ~ Looking Out

DVD new releases Aug. 14, 2006

The Flying Nun: The Complete Second Season

Full House - The Complete Fourth Season

Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Fourth Season

Hong Kong Phooey - The Complete Series

James Stewart - The Signature Collection (The Cheyenne Social Club / Firecreek / The FBI Story / The Naked Spur / The Spirit of St. Louis / The Stratton Story)

The Jeffersons - The Complete Fifth Season

Remington Steele: Season 4 and 5

The Simpsons - The Complete Eight Season (Collectible Maggie Head Pack)

The Simpsons: Season 8

The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series

Monday, August 14, 2006

Pop Artifacts! Fred Flintstone statues

Educational Comics

Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 14, 2006

Audio-History presents a You Tube video of Groucho Marx with beatnik comic Lord Buckley.

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Booksteve gets into the DC Comics Vintage House Ads representation game.

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Meanwhile, Dial B for Blog also posts some old DC house ads. In this case, some nice ones for "The Brave and the Bold."

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Hurray! Fred Hembeck is back!

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NPR checks in with the great soul songwriter Dan Penn.

Upcoming stuff from TwoMorrows Publishing


ROUGH STUFF 2

Spinning off from the pages of BACK ISSUE! magazine comes the second
issue of ROUGH STUFF, celebrating the ART of creating comics! In issue
#2, editor (and top pro inker) BOB McLEOD spotlights more NEVER-BEFORE
PUBLISHED penciled pages, preliminary sketches, detailed layouts, and
unused inked versions of art from throughout comics history! First up
is
a new, profusely illustrated interview with PAUL GULACY on his career,
from his early work on Master of Kung-Fu, up to his current
groundbreaking art on DC’s new HEX series! Then, we present lengthy
galleries of work by fan-favorite artists FRANK BRUNNER, JERRY ORDWAY,
and MATT WAGNER, who contribute commentaries on pencils, sketches, and
more from some of their most beloved comics series—discussing what went
right and wrong with it, and giving background information to put it
all
into historical perspective. Also: A pencil art spotlight on one of the
most unsung creators in comics today, BRIAN APTHORP! A retrospective
art
gallery on the late comics legend ALEX TOTH! Plus: Before-and-after
comparisons revealing how images changed from initial concept to
published version, a look at oddball penciler/inker combinations, and
more, all behind a new GULACY “Hex” cover! Edited by BOB MCLEOD.

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full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the
U.S. and ships 11 October 2006.


WRITE NOW! 14

Once again, Write Now! shows why it’s THE magazine for anybody
interested in comics writing! Behind an all-new cover by ALEX MALEEV,
we
start with an in-depth interview with BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, writer of
Ultimate Spider-Man, Powers, New Avengers and much more. Then, we have
an amazing round table discussion on writing Spider-Man, past and
present, with STAN LEE, TODD McFARLANE, J.M. STRACZYNSKI, J.M.
DeMATTEIS, TOM DeFALCO, PETER DAVID, MARV WOLFMAN, GERRY CONWAY, ROY
THOMAS, ROGER STERN, LEN WEIN, DENNY O’NEIL, and HOWARD MACKIE!. Also:
An incredible Nuts & Bolts “how-to section” featuring pencil art and
script from the hottest comic of the year—MARVEL CIVIL WAR #1—by MARK
MILLAR and STEVE McNIVEN! JIM STARLIN on the creation of his new
Captain
Comet and The Weird features for Mystery in Space—including Nuts and
Bolts of Starlin’s script and art! Plus: LEE NORDLING on Adapting your
Comic for Hollywood! JOHN OSTRANDER with another important writing
lesson! And much, much more! Edited by DANNY FINGEROTH.

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ALTER EGO 62

This is our HAPPY HAUNTED HALLOWEEN Issue, spotlighting
Werewolves & Man-Things That Go Bump In The Night—and The Stuff On ACG
We Couldn’t Shoehorn Into #61! Featuring: A never-before-published
Werewolf by Night and Man-Thing cover by MIKE PLOOG! Interviews with
MIKE PLOOG & RUDY PALAIS about their horror-comics work, conducted by
ROY THOMAS & JIM AMASH! AL WILLIAMSON on his work for the American
Comics Group—plus more on ACG horror comics! Rare DICK BRIEFER
Frankenstein strips—the fearful finale! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of
America) with MARC SWAYZE, et al.—MICHAEL T. GILBERT and Mr. Monster’s
Comic Crypt—BILL SCHELLY on the 1966 KalerCon—& MORE! Edited by ROY
THOMAS.

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MODERN MASTERS VOLUME NINE: MIKE WIERINGO
by TODD DEZAGO & ERIC NOLEN-WEATHINGTON

The latest volume of the Modern Masters series looks at the life and
work of one of today’s top comic-book artists, Mike Wieringo. Like the
title character of his first major job, The Flash, Wieringo hit the
comic book industry running. Armed with a fresh, unique style all his
own—merging elements of manga with the power of the Marvel comics of
his
youth—he quickly became a fan-favorite. His work featuring Robin and
Superman, Spider-Man and the X-Men—not to mention the creator-owned
world of Tellos—has cemented him as one of the top artists in the
business. And his recent run on Fantastic Four ranks among the best in
the title’s long and prestigious history. Now Todd Dezago and Eric
Nolen-Weathington give you an inside look at the artist’s life and
career! This 120-page volume presents his most comprehensive,
career-spanning interview to date, and is jam-packed with tons of rare
and unpublished artwork, including an 8-page full color gallery. It’s
the ultimate look at the work of a true Modern Master: Mike Wieringo!

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with a full color cover, black-and-white interiors and 8 page full
color
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JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR 47

In this issue, we explore Jack’s group mentality, as we
focus on Kirby’s SUPER TEAMS! From kid gangs and the Challengers of the
Unknown, to big guns like the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Avengers, and even
Super Powers, we’ll cover them all, and present plenty of never-seen
1960s Marvel pencil art! Also included is a rare KIRBY interview, MARK
EVANIER’s regular column, two pencil art galleries, a complete
never-reprinted 1950s story, an interview with “The Disappointment
Artist” author Jonathan Lethem about Kirby’s influence on him, and an
interview with JOHN ROMITA, JR. on his work with NEIL GAIMAN revamping
Kirby’s ETERNALS! It’s all sandwiched between an obscure 1960s
Marvelmania front cover inked by Kirby himself, and a rare Super Powers
back cover inked by MIKE ROYER! Edited by JOHN MORROW.

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