Friday, November 03, 2006

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Pop Culture Roundup Nov. 3, 2006

Via Bedazzled: A great collection of cartoon-themed LP covers.



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Via the Beat: The Diamond comics distributing company has launched a branch to handle comics geared especially to young readers.

...the new division will be called Diamond Kids Group and said that comics and kids’ books are “the next platform for major growth” at Diamond.

Scholastic editor-at-large Janna Morishima will direct the new unit. Her role at DKG will be to help comics publishers reformat and relaunch comics in the book market, and to help trade book publishers learn and enter the graphic novel market.


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Via Bubblegumfink: A whole mess of Archies YouTube videos.

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The UK Guardian has an article about the restoration process being used to spruce up old "Doctor Who" episodes from the 1960s and 1970s.

This month's release of the 1969 Doctor Who story The Invasion will look pristine, as though it was made last week. This isn't because of a discovery of an original tape, though; the masters were long ago discarded by the BBC, replaced by a copy made by holding a film camera up to a TV screen. (This, incidentally, is why so much old TV looks grainy.)

See a Complete List of Doctor Who Episodes on DVD.

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You can preview four tracks from the Beatles' Love here, the soundtrack to the new Cirque de Soleil show using new versions of Beatles music. Fabs producer George Martin and son Giles created "new songs" by combing/mashing up elements of existing Beatles tunes, including studio outtakes.

The album is out Nov. 21 in standard CD form, or a double disk set that includes a conventional CD and DVD Audio Disk. Clicks the links to pre-order either from Amazon now.

I wasn't sure how I'd like this stuff, but it's a lot of fun.

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Wanna call up Clark Kent? Bruce Wayne? Peter Parker? The Comics Foundry has their numbers.

It Came from the Suburbs collects rare Kennedy-era rock

Out Nov. 21 from the UK's Ace Records, here's the skinny:

Ace Records continue to exploit the fascinatingly quirky Downey Records catalogue. This is the second in a series presenting the Southern Californian label’s output. While the much-lauded first comp was an instrumental collection, “Intoxica!”, this new one is a rock‘n’roll collection that refuses to draw any genre lines, as long as it all fits within the context of the Big Beat.

IT CAME FROM THE SUBURBS started with the working title of “Downey Teens”, and although not as evocative, that working title said it all. This collection brings us doo wop (including some unreleased rareties), quasi-rockabilly, teen ballads, honking R&B strollers, novelty pop and more, creating a patchwork of teen music from the Kennedy era, the strange years leading up to the Beatles and the British Invasion.

All that’s missing is Wolfman Jack and a cheeseburger with large fries and a vanilla malt. We have resurrected American Grafitti, but without the Golden Oldies! It’s the right timeframe, but in time-honoured Ace style, this comp brings you the best (and sometimes weirdest) in oddities.

The Downey vaults excavation continues in order to bring straight-from-the-masters quality, and in the doing of it, we keep discovering that the released sides (and the two or three hits on the label) were only a small part of the Downey story!


Here's the track list:

1. Richard's Bounce
2. Joe Cool
3. Lovin' Up A Storm
4. Understanding
5. Laura
6. Thump D De Dum Dum
7. Ho Doo The Voo Doo
8. Sweet Memories
9. Jay Walkin'
10. Country Star
11. Purty Baby
12. On It Hurts
13. Betty Boop
14. Chip Chop (My Fair Lady)
15. Well Of Loneliness
16. Nellie
17. She Came, She Saw, She Conquered
18. Astro - Romeo
19. Horny Aka Hot Dogger
20. 20 - Voo Doo Dolly
21. Cupid’S Clown
22. Dorothy
23. Yea Yea Yea
24. My Mary’S Gone
25. Gone So Long
26. Bwana
27. Dragon

The album is available for pre-order now for $19.98 from Amazon.

Ricky Jay Plays Poker compiles gamblin' tunes

Out Nov. 28, this set is a tribute to card sharp, illusionist, actor, author Ricky Jay.

Details:

21 songs of hustlers, reprobates, blacklegs, scallywags and the passions and pleasures of the game. The deluxe gift box also includes a bonus dvd starring Ricky Jay performing some unbelievable deception at the card table, a 72 page color book with an in-depth essay written by Jay and beautiful reproductions from his incredible collection of art and memorabilia and – if all that weren’t enough – a custom poker pack from the U. S. Playing Card Company.

Here's the track list:

1. Darktown Poker Club - Phil Harris
2. Ramblin' Gamblin' Willie - Bob Dylan
3. Turn The Cards Slowly - Patsy Cline
4. Five Card Stud - Lorne Green
5. Don't Turn The Card - Memphis Minnie
6. Politics & Poker - Howard Da Silva
7. Ace In The Hold - Anita O'day
8. Little Queen Of Spades - Robert Johnson
9. Etienne Gonna Die - Saint Etienne
10. Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold - Townes Van Zandt
11. Poker Playing Baby - Harris Willis
12. Gambler's Guitar - Merle Travis
13. Darktown Poker Club - Bert Williams
14. Dolan's Poker Party - Frank Crumit
15. Poker Woman Blues - Blind Blake
16. Wild Card - Tex Williams
17. Ace Of Spades - O.V. Wright
18. The Roving Gambler - Country Gentlemen
19. Bedspring Poker - Mississippi Sheiks
20. Ace In The Hole - Dave Van Ronk
21. Politics & Poker (Reprise) - Howard Da Silva

You can order the set for $34.97 from Amazon now. The CD also is available on its own for $13.98.

New and upcoming action figures Nov. 3, 2006


Superman/Batman series 4 figures, see below


DC Direct first appearances series 4 figures, see below

Complete List of Marvel Legends Action Figures
Complete List of DC Direct Action Figures

Here's a look at action figures available via your local comics shop or via the TIP!-supporting links below:

DC Direct Action Figures

Batman Dark Victory
--Batman
--Commissioner Gordon
--Scarecrow
--Robin and Penguin

Batman/Superman Series 4
--Batzarro
--Bizarro
--Superwoman
--Batwoman
--Batman Beyond
--Kryptonite Batman

Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3
--Weaponer of Qward
--Doctor Light
--Superboy prime
--Batman
--Huntress

DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
--Batman
--Wonder Woman
--Lobo
--Superman

DC 13-inch Figures
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Green Lantern
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Lex Luthor
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Two-Face
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Aquaman

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2
--Red Son Batman
--Red Son President Superman
--Kingdom Come Jade
--Kingdom Come Spectre and Norman McKay
--Gotham By Gaslight Batman

First Appearance Series 4
--Blue Beetle translucent
--Blue Beetle
--Brave New World Atom
--Warlord
--Brave New World Martian Manhunter
--Brave New World Aquaman

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1
--Powergirl
--Omac
--Mongul
--Earth Prime Superboy
--Alexander Luthor

JSA Action Figures
--Mr. Terrific
--Hawkgirl
--Dr. Midnite
--Hourman
--Golden Age Atom 2-pack

Hanna Barbera Series 2 Action Figures
--Captain Caveman
--Fred Flintstone and Dino
--Johnny Quest
--Magilla Gorilla
--Penelope Pitstop and Muttley
--Tom and Jerry
--Yogi Bear
--Flintstones at the Drive-In

Hanna Barbera Series 3 Action Figures
--Fred Flintstone Quittin' Time
--Twinkle Toes Fred Flintstone
--Great Grape Ape
--Huckleberry Hound
--The Jetsons
--Secret Squirrel
--Snagglepuss

Hasbro Spider-Man Origins Figures
--Set of 8
--Spider-Man
--Spider-Man Venom costume
--Green Goblin
--Doctor Octopus
--Iron Spider-Man
--Wolverine
--Captain America
--Daredevil

Lost series 1 action figures
--Jack
--Charlie
--Hurley
--Kate
--Locke
--Shannon
--Hatch box set

Lost series 2 action figures
--Crash site box set
--Sawyer
--Jin
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Sun

Marvel Figure Factory Sets
--Angel
--Beast
--Black Costume Spider-Man
--Deadpool
--Invisible Woman
--Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Action Figures

Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures Series 1
--Emma Frost
--Ultimate Iron Man
--Movie Beast
--Planet Hulk
--Banshee
--Hercules

Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 2
--Wolverine
--She-Hulk
--Yellow Jacket
--Quick Silver
--Lord Asgard Thor
--Magneto Xorn
--X3 Jean Grey
--First Appearance Storm

Marvel Legends Series 14
--Original Armor Iron Man (variant)
--Longshot
--Baron Zemo (variant)
--Luke Cage: Powerman
--The Falcon (variant)
--Psylocke

Marvel Legends Series 15
--Mandarin
--Beta Ray Bill
--Moon Knight
--Spider-Woman (variant)
--Quicksilver (variant)
--Thor-Buster Iron Man
--Wasp (variant)
--Captain Marvel (variant)

Marvel Legends Icons 13-inch Action Figures Series 3 Action Figures
--Spider-Man
--Spider-Man Variant
--Beast
--Beast Variant

Marvel Legends Masterworks Sets
--Spider-Man Vs. Green Goblin
--Fantastic Four Vs. Mole Man
--Hulk Vs. The Thing
--Galactus Vs. Everybody

Marvel Select Figures

Best of Marvel Select Figures
--Grey Hulk
--Thanos
--Ultimate Spider-Man
--Green Goblin

Marvel Studios
--Dr. Doom with Mask
--Dr. Doom unmasked

Thursday, November 02, 2006

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Vintage Comic Book Ad



Pop Culture Roundup Nov. 2, 2006

"Lost" producers Damon Lindelhof and Carlton Cuse talk about the death of Mr. Eko.

TV Guide: Another actor leaves Lost just months after he's pulled over in Hawaii for a traffic violation. This is the part where you guys tell me there's absolutely no connection.

Carlton Cuse: We actually work very closely with the Honolulu police department, and they have final script approval.

Damon Lindelof: Look, we feel very strongly about traffic violations, no matter how minor they are. All we can say is that Evangeline Lilly got a parking ticket last week, and she better not count her chickens.


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Via Bedazzled: Cute people-on-the-street singing Beatles tunes from the 1973 "James Paul McCartney" TV special (which really oughtta be available on DVD, shouldn't it?)

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The Cartoon Network has pulled the new "Fantastic Four" series from its schedule.

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"Doctor Who" picked up three prizes in Britain's National Television Awards.

BBC1's revived sci-fi show won most popular drama, most popular actress for Billie Piper and most popular actor for Scottish star David Tennant.

The show's second season, starring Tennant, is out Jan. 16 and is available for pre-order for $69.99 now from Amazon.

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Beatles expert Bruce Spizer's has penned his last book about the Fabs' record label affiliations.

The sixth and final installment of Bruce Spizer's books on the Beatles American records shall be released in March, 2007. The Beatles Swan Song: "She Loves You" & Other Records covers all of the group's U.S. releases on labels that had the rights to only a limited number of Beatles recordings.

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Sharity: The Jetsons - First Family on the Moon.

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After nearly throwing in the towel on this whole blogging business, Bubblegumfink is back in a big way. Thank goodness! His spot is one of the most entertaining popcult sites around.

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Deal alert: Amazon is having a huge sale on animated DVDs from Warner Home Video, including X-Men, Batman, Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Flintstones and many other titles.

"Lost" clues: "The Cost of Living" Ep. 5, Season 3



Synopsis:

A still-injured Eko has fever dreams of his brother, Yemi. Awake, he sets off to the crash site of the small plane where he discovered Yemi's body last season.

While on the way, Eko briefly encounters the island's "smoke monster," but it does not harm him.

In flashbacks, we see how Eko assumed the identity of a priest following Yemi's death. And we learn how he confronted and killed militia members who threatened the church congregation. On his way to Yemi's crash site, Eko also has very real visions of these dead militia members. He also sees a young boy from the church congregation, who tells him "confess."

At the same time, Locke leads an expedition party--including Sayid, Desmond and new-to-us crash survivors Nikki and Paulo--to the Hatch located beneath the same crash site.

Everyone is worried about Eko, but Locke is certain Eko is on the way to the same place and they'll catch up with him there. Sure enough, the party meets Eko along the way.

Reaching the crashed plane, Eko discovers his Yemi's body is no longer there.

Down in the Hatch, Locke and the others begin messing with the TV screens. Eventually, one switches on, showing a view of what looks like yet another Hatch. Suddenly, a man with an eye-patch comes into view inside this other Hatch and abruptly shuts off the camera on his end so all we see is static. Locke and the others are startled, but excited that they've discovered someone else apparently on the island.

While the others explore the Hatch, Eko has visions of Yemi and speaks to him. Eko talks of his guilt over the things he's done, but says he had no choice. Everything he did, no matter how bad, was for the sake of survival. He views himself as a good man. Yemi--or the vision of him--then says, "You talk to me like I'm your brother" and angrily walks away.

Confused, Eko follows, shouting "Who are you?!" at the vision, which disappears only to be replaced by the smoke monster, which grabs Eko, hurtling him savagely into trees and the ground.

Hearing the monster sounds above, Locke and party rush out of the Hatch where they find Eko near death. Locke bends down close to comfort him and Eko whispers something in his ear before dying. Sayid asks Locke what Eko said and Locke replies, "He said we're next."

Meanwhile, back on Other Island, Jack tells Ben he realizes Ben is sick. Ben is taken aback and, privately, questions Juliet about how Jack learned this fact. Then, back again with Jack, Ben admits he's ill and says all his plans to break down and brainwash Jack to his cause are now useless. He'd hoped to make Jack want to help him. That said, Ben says he still hopes Jack will help.

Later, Juliet visits Jack, bringing a TV to show a movie. Jacks says he doesn't watch, but she switches on the set with the sound off as they talk. Aloud, Juliet says Ben is a good man and that she hopes Jack can help him. But on the TV screen there's a tape of Juliet holding up written signs that tell Jack to ignore what she's saying. The signs say Ben is bad. That the Others want a change. That if Ben died on the operating table, it would be for the best. Nobody would know Jack hadn't tried his best to help him.

Clues, observations, speculation:

* Why does the Big Black Smoke turn on Eko? Last season it looked into his mind--appearing to judge him--and left him alone. Does Eko's "confession" that he did violence to survive, offend the monster?



* What is the smoke monster? Is it really a "security system" controlled by someone? Or is it a sentient being? Is it the result of a Dharma experiment? Is it a member of the Dharma group, somehow transformed? Is it some form of body-less consciousness roaming the island? Or a mystical manifestation of the island itself? Do Ben and Others have anything at all to do with it?

* The notion of survival is interesting. If the smoke monster is a protector of the island, or is the island, it makes sense that it would be angered by Eko's statements. If a person is willing to do anything to survive, as Eko says he is, he could do great harm to the island or--in trying to get off the island--reveal it's location/existence. The smoke may not be evaluating the survivors in terms of morality, but trying to learn whether it/the island can co-exist with the crash survivors. The first person we're aware of the monster killing is the Oceanic pilot. It makes sense that the monster would see the crash as an immediate threat and attack the person it saw as "responsible" for bringing the plane down.

* Eko and Locke briefly discuss having seen the monster. Locke says he experienced it as something positive--a white light. Eko tells him "that's not what I saw."

* Locke views the island with awe. He credits it with allowing him to walk again. He has great reverence for it. Given this, the monster obviously wouldn't see him as a threat but as a potential ally.

* Are previous visions people have had all manifestations of the smoke monster? A vision of his dead father led Jack into the jungle. A vision of his friend Dave nearly led Hurley to jump off a cliff. It seems the monster is using visions to manipulate people.

* What's up with the white funeral garb the Others wear to Colleen's funeral? Is there a religious aspect to their community?

* In this season's first episode, Juliet is shown crying. Is this because she's learned Ben is sick? And, if so, why would she now be encouraging Jack to help kill Ben?





* Ben seems mystified by the grand coincidence of a spinal surgeon--Jack--falling from the sky two days after he's learned he has a tumor on his spine.

* Ben says Juliet was selected to indoctrinate Jack because she bears a resemblance to Jack's former wife, Sara. How do the Others know what Sara looks like? Who from the outside world is giving them information like this?

* Why didn't Ben just leave the island to get treatment? When Walt and Michael left on their boat with directions on how to leave, Ben told them they'd be unable to come back. Is the same true for Ben?

* Who is Eyepatch Man and where is he?



* With his map of the different Hatch sites from last season, will Locke now try to search out all the other Dharma sites?

* Juliet brings Jack a cheeseburger. Last season, while captive in the Hatch, Ben sarcastically asked Locke and the others about having cheeseburger for his meal.

Heroes season 1 cast pictures









See the Best Heroes Sites on the Web.

The Best Heroes Sites on the Web

Heroes: Official Site
NBC's site includes cast info, a gallery, "Hiro's Blog," graphic novels featuring the "Heroes" characters, trailers for upcoming episodes, discussion boards, games and downloads. You also can watch the latest episode here online.

9th Wonders
Using a comic book-style, Marvel Bullpen Bulletins layout, this site includes news and opinion about the show. Includes cast and crew interviews, a discussion board and a gallery of images created by comics artists Tim Sale and Dave Stewart.

Heroes-Forum
A fan forum/newsgroup with lots of discussion and image galleries.

Heroes: The Series
Including news reports about the show, episode reviews and teaser info for upcoming eps.

Heroes IMDB
Internet Movie Database page on the show, including cast and crew info, plot details and more.

Heroes Wikipedia
Always updated Wikipedia entry on the show. Includes character profiles, plot details, details on NBC's online "Heroes" graphic novels, details on the mysterious symbol that keeps cropping up in episodes and other trivia.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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Pop Culture Roundup Nov. 1, 2006

Martin Scorsese is working on a Rolling Stones documentary.

Scorsese started filming Sunday during the Stones' performance at President Clinton's celebrity-packed birthday bash at the Beacon Theater, and will also film at the Manhattan venue Wednesday night.

The film will focus on the two concerts from the group's current "A Bigger Bang" tour as well as historical and contemporary behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. A recent concert in Austin, Texas, was also filmed.


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A Jim Henson Henson Company-produced comedy special for grownups, "Puppet Up," will air on TBS Nov. 20.

"Puppet Up!" is a demonstration of what happens when the perilous and provocative forms of traditional comedy improv are mixed with a bunch of irreverent puppets. With a motley group of characters brought to life world-renowned puppeteers, "Puppet Up!" is truly innovative comedy. Performing the puppetry for the show are some of The Jim Henson Company's top puppeteers, as well as some of the country's top comedy improvisers.

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Yeah, Halloween is done and you've got the leftover candy to prove it. But check out these cool retro-'ween images on Neato Coolville anyhow.

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Apple's new iPod Shuffle is out Friday.

Nearly half the size of the original, the new iPod shuffle is just half a cubic inch in volume, weighs just half an ounce and features a minimal aluminum design with a built-in clip, making it the most wearable iPod ever. The new iPod shuffle contains one gigabyte of flash memory which holds up to 240 songs, and is priced at just $79.

Amazon has it available for pre-order now.



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There's a new Beatles beatlegs podcast available.

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Deal alert: Amazon is offering big discounts on upcoming Superman-related DVDs: "Adventures of Superman Season 5 and 6" DVD set is $27.99; Superman - The 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection is $19.03; Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete Fourth Season is $41.80, and the Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition is $69.99.

Battlestar Frazetta

Shared on the Kirby-L mailing list, here are a couple of ads for the 1970s version of "Battlestar Galactica," painted by master illustrator Frank Frazetta.



"Lost" preview Nov. 1, 2006: "The Cost of Living"

See a video teaser for tonight's show.

Read ABC teaser copy about tonight's show. Spoilers may apply.

Read about what happened last week, including This is Pop Culture's roundup of clues and observations.

See the Best "Lost" Sites on the Web.

And come back here tomorrow for a roundup of clues and observations from tonight's show.

New comics Nov. 1, 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 Nov. 1, 2006

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

DC Comics trade paperbacks - hardcovers for March/April 2006

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


Here's a look at some upcoming collection of interest from DC:

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN ABSOLUTE EDITION

DC Comics continues the rollout of new collected editions for early 2007 with titles scheduled to arrive in stores in March and April. Included among these titles is ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, collecting the modern classic by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale.

Also on the list from the DCU are the first collection of ALL STAR SUPERMAN by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely and ten more "One Year Later" titles. The new Vertigo series DEADMAN gets its debut collection, as does WildStorm's THE BOYS. In addition, CMX premieres three new series with the debut volumes of GO GO HEAVEN!!, THE TIME GUARDIAN and CANON.

DC's new collected editions for March and April are:

DC UNIVERSE

March instore:
BATMAN: SNOW TP
Writers: Dan Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III
Artist: Seth Fisher
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 128 pages
Collects: BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #191-196

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS: THE TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP
Writers: Gardner Fox, John Broome and Mike Friedrich
Artists: Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Sid Greene
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages
Collects: THE ATOM #29 and 36, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #62, THE FLASH #170 and 173, GREEN LANTERN #45 and 61, and THE SPECTRE #3

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE - LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE TP
Writers: Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo
Artists: Ken Lashley, Karl Kerschl, Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1-6

GREEN ARROW: CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: GREEN ARROW #60-65

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH TP
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 176 pages
Collects: GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1-6

NIGHTWING: BROTHERS IN BLOOD TP
Writer: Bruce Jones
Artists: Joe Dodd, Bit, Paco Diaz, Robert Teranishi and Wes Craig
Cover artist: Jock
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: NIGHTWING #118-124

ROBIN: WANTED TP
Writer: Adam Beechen
Artists: Freddie Williams II, Karl Kerschl, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines and Prentiss Rollins
Cover artist: Patrick Gleason
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: ROBIN #148-153

SECRET SIX: SIX DEGREES OF DEVASTATION TP
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Brad Walker and Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover artist: Karl Kerschl
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: SECRET SIX #1-6

SHADOWPACT: THE PENTACLE PLOT TP
Writer: Bill Willingham
Artists: Bill Willingham, Steve Scott and Wayne Faucher
Cover artist: Bill Willingham
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: SHADOWPACT #1-7

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HAWKMAN VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Gardner Fox and Bob Haney
Artists: Joe Kubert, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino and Howard Purcell
Price: $16.99 US/$20.99 CAN
Page count: 560 pages
Collects: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34-36, 42-44 and 51, MYSTERY IN SPACE #87-90 and HAWKMAN #1-11

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 2 TP
Writers: Joe Orlando, Jack Oleck, Sergio Aragones, Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Sam Glanzman, Archie Goodwin, Len Wein, John Albano, Steve Skeates, Robert Kanigher, Virgil North, Michael Fleisher, E. Nelson Bridwell, Virgil Redondo, Sheldon Mayer, Steve Skeates and others
Artists: Bernie Wrightson, Sergio Aragones, Neal Adams, Nestor Redondo, Mort Meskin, Ralph Reese, Bernard Baily, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Tony Dezuñiga, Gray Morrow, Alex Toth, Wayne Howard, Nick Cardy, Joe Orlando, Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia, Jack Sparling, Leonard Starr, Dick Dillin, Mike Sekowsky, Wallace Wood, Jack Kirby, Rich Buckler, John Giunta, Bob Oksner, Bob Brown, George Roussos, Gene Colan, John Prentice, Ernie Chua, Jim Aparo, Win Mortimer, Alex Niño, Gerry Talaoc, George Tuska, E.R. Cruz, Ruben Yandoc, Alfredo Alcala, Rudy Nebres, Jose Delbo, Dan Green and others
Price: $16.99 US/$20.99 CAN
Page count: 552 pages
Collects: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY #195-211

SUPERGIRL: CANDOR TP
Writers: Greg Rucka, Mark Verheiden and Joe Kelly
Artists: Ian Churchill, Ed Benes, Kevin Maguire and others
Cover artist: Ian Churchill
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 176 pages
Collects: SUPERGIRL #6-9, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #27, SUPERMAN #223, and pages from JSA CLASSIFIED #2 and JLA #122-123

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Edmond Hamilton, Jeph Loeb, John Byrne, Karl Kesel, Greg Rucka, Cary Bates and Len Wein
Artists: Curt Swan, Ed McGuinness, John Byrne, Dick Giordano, Peter Doherty, George Klein, Tim Sale, Dick Dillin, Neal Adams, Joe Giella, Dan Davis and others
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages
Collects: SUPERMAN #76, MAN OF STEEL #3, WORLD'S FINEST #88, 142, 159, 176 and 207, DETECTIVE COMICS #756, BATMAN & SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #7, SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES 2003 and more

SUPERMAN: THE ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC
Writers: Jerry Siegel, Don Cameron and Alvin Schwartz
Artists: Joe Shuster, Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye, Sam Citron, Ira Yarbrough, George Roussos, Ed Dobrotka, Jack Burnley and John Sikela
Price: $49.99 US/$60.99 CAN
Page count: 228 pages
Collects: Stories from ACTION COMICS #69-85

April instore:
ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN HC
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Artist: Tim Sale
Price: $75.00 US/$92.00 CAN
Page count: 400 pages
Collects: BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1-13

ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Frank Quitely
Price: $19.99 US/$26.99 CAN
Page count: 160 pages
Collects: ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1-6

BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK TP
Writer/artist: Matt Wagner
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #1-6

BATMAN: DETECTIVE TP
Writer: Paul Dini
Artists: J.H. Williams III, Don Kramer, Joe Benitez, Wayne Faucher, Victor Llamas
Cover artist: Simone Bianchi
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: DETECTIVE COMICS #821-826

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 5 TP
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artists: Dick Dillin, George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin, Rich Buckler, Jim Starlin and Bob Smith
Cover artist: George Pérez
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 176 pages
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159-160, 171-172 and 183-185

HAWKGIRL: THE MAW TP
Writer: Walter Simonson
Artist: Howard Chaykin
Price: $17.99 US/$21.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: HAWKGIRL #50-56

JONAH HEX VOL. 2: GUNS OF VENGEANCE TP
Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Artists: Luke Ross, Dylan Teague, Tony Dezuñiga, Phil Noto, David Michael Beck, Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Art Thibert
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: JONAH HEX #7-12

JUSTICE VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Jim Krueger and Alex Ross
Artists: Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 160 pages
Collects: JUSTICE #5-8

SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY TP
Writer: Joe Kubert
Artists: Joe Kubert, Adam Kubert and Andy Kubert
Price: $17.99 US/$21.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #1-6

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 3 TP
Writers: Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Robert Bernstein and Leo Dorfman
Artists: Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Stan Kaye, Sheldon Moldoff, George Klein, Jim Mooney, George Papp, Kurt Schaffenberger and Wayne Boring
Price: $16.99 US/$20.99 CAN
Page count: 560 pages
Collects: Stories from ACTION COMICS #276-292 and SUPERMAN #146-156

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: TEEN TITANS VOL. 2 TP
Writers: Bob Haney, Marv Wolfman, Mike Friedrich, Neal Adams, Robert Kanigher and Steve Skeates
Artists: Nick Cardy, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, George Tuska, Carmine Infantino, Sal Amendola, Dick Dillin, Jim Aparo, Wallace Wood, Joe Giella and Irv Novick
Price: $16.99 US/$20.99 CAN
Page count: 512 pages
Collects: TEEN TITANS #19-36, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83 and 94 and WORLD'S FINEST #205

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 21 HC
Writer/artist: Will Eisner
Price: $49.99 US/$60.99 CAN
Page count: 204 pages
Collects: Spirit sections from July 2 - December 31, 1950

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4: ADULT EDUCATION TP
Writers: Mark Waid and Tony Bedard
Artists: Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Rob Stull
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages
Collects: SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20-27

WONDER WOMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Writers: William Moulton Marston, Robert Kanigher, Dennis O'Neil, George Pérez and Phil Jimenez
Artists: H.G. Peter, Ross Andru, George Pérez, Phil Jimenez and others
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

VERTIGO
March instore:

DEADMAN VOL. 1: DEADMAN WALKING TP
Writer: Bruce Jones
Artist: John Watkiss
ISBN: 1-4012-1236- 0 / 978-1-4012-1236- 0
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Collects: DEADMAN #1-5

THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 2: INSURGENCY TP
Writer: Simon Oliver
Artists: Tony Moore, Chris Samnee and Ande Parks
Cover Artist: Philip Bond
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 128 pages
Collects: THE EXTERMINATORS #6-10

LOVELESS VOL. 2: THICKER THAN BLACKWATER TP
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artists: Marcelo Frusin, Danijel Zezelj and Werther Dell'Edera
Cover artist: Marcelo Frusin
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: LOVELESS #6-12

April instore:

AMERICAN SPLENDOR VOL. 1: ANOTHER DAY TP
Writer Harvey Pekar
Artists: Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Hilary Barta, Greg Budgett, Gary Dumm, Richard Corben, Eddie Campbell, Chris Samnee, Leonardo Manco, Chandler Wood, Chris Weston, Rick Geary, Josh Neufeld, Zachary Baldus, Steve Vance, Hunt Emerson, Bob Fingerman, Ho Che Anderson, Glenn Fabry, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Gilbert Hernandez
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 136 pages
Collects: AMERICAN SPLENDOR #1-4

JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER - REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL TP
Writer: Mike Carey
Artists: Leonardo Manco, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero
Cover artist: Tim Bradstreet
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER #201-206

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 5: DR. DEATH AND THE NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER TP
Writers: Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle
Artists: Guy Davis and Vince Locke
Cover artist: Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 208 pages
Collects: SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE #21-28

WILDSTORM
March instore:

THE BOYS VOL. 1
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Darick Robertson
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: THE BOYS #1-6

EX MACHINA VOL. 5: SMOKE SMOKE
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artists: Tony Harris & Tom Feister
Cover artist: Tony Harris
Price: $12.99 US/15.99 CAN
Page count: 120 pages
Collects: EX MACHINA #21-25

April instore:

THUNDERBOLT JAXON TP
Writer: Dave Gibbons
Artist: John Higgins
Cover artist: Dave Gibbons
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 128 pages
Collects: THUNDERBOLT JAXON #1-5

CMX
March instore:

EMMA VOL. 3
Writer/artist: Kaoru Mori
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 1
Writer/artist: Keiko Yamada
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

MOON CHILD VOL. 6
Writer/artist: Reiko Shimizu
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY VOL. 4
Writer/artist: Toru Fujieda
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 224 pages

PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 7
Writer/artist: Kaimu Tachibana
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages

SEIMADEN VOL. 8
Writer/artists: You Higuri
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 180 pages

THE TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 1
Writer: Daimuro Kishi
Artist: Tamao Ichinose
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 6
Writer/artist: Saki Hiwatari
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 176 pages

April instore:

CANON VOL. 1
Writer/artist: Chika Shiomi
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages

CIPHER VOL. 7
Writer/artist: Minako Narita
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages

DENSHA OTOKO VOL. 3
Writer: Hitori Nakano
Artist: Wataru Watanabe
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 208 pages

GALS! VOL. 10
Writer/artist: Mihona Fujii
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages

MEGATOKYO VOL. 5
Writer/artist: Fred Gallagher
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 240 pages

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 3
Writer/artist: Sakura Tsukuba
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

THE RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 4
Writer/artist: Nari Kusakawa
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages

VS. VOL. 5
Writer/artist: Keiko Yamada
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

Pop Artifact! Spider-Man Halloween costume

Halloween Comics!



Image from the Grand Comic Book Database

Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 31, 2006

Comics scribe/historian Mark Evanier details who exactly drew the images featured on the U.S. Postal Service's upcoming Marvel Comics stamps. Turns out Marvel gave some faulty info to the USPS, which made it's way onto the postal service's official press release. Mark has additional updates on the topic here and here.

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Here's pics of Fantagraphics' new retail store in Seattle.

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Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch actor Caroll Spinney will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmys next April.

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Author Neal Gabler has a new book about Walt Disney coming out.

For his new book, Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination, entertainment expert Neal Gabler was given complete access to the Disney archives. His biography begins when Disney was just a glimmer of an idea, and ends at the entrance to the Walt Disney mausoleum.

The book is available from Amazon for $23.10.

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On YouTube, a brief profile of comic book great Jack Kirby.

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Like me, Fred Hembeck is spinning his Ghouls with Attitude compilations today. Good news, you can still snag 'em if you missed 'em last year.

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Some more Halloween sharity: Skinny Robbie offers up a zillion spooky radio spots.

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Sonic Youth has a rarities/b-sides compiliation in the works.

The Destroyed Room begins with "Fire Engine Dream," a previously unreleased outtake from 2003's "Sonic Nurse" and also includes the first airings of "Queen Anne Chair" and "Three Part Sectional Love Seat," from 2001's "Noho Furniture Sessions."The album also rounds up tracks from such compilations as "All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1" and "At Home With the Groovebox," B-sides and international bonus tracks and "Blink," the band's contribution to the 1999 "Pola X" soundtrack.

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NPR profiles Charles Addams.

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A Justice League of sorts will be featured on an upcoming episode of the spandex-shy "Smallville."

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Some nice clips of the World's Greatest Living Jazzman Sonny Rollins.

New DVD releases

Mission - Impossible III (Widescreen Edition)

Ghost Whisperer - The Complete First Season

Kissology 1 1974-1977

The Tarzan Collection Starring Johnny Weissmuller, Vol. 2 (Tarzan Triumphs / Tarzan's Desert Mystery / Tarzan and the Amazons / and the Leopard Woman / and the Huntress / and the Mermaids)

Baywatch - Season 1

Baywatch - Season 2

It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)

Tales from the Crypt - The Complete Fifth Season

Tales of the Rat Fink

Jules Verne's the Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth

Daughters of Darkness (Special Edition)

George Burns - The TV Specials Collection Box Set / Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Johnny Carson, Loretta Lynn, Bernadette Peters

More Upcoming DVD releases

CD new releases Oct. 31, 2006

Endless Wire by The Who

Pretty Little Head by Nellie McKay

Arista Years by The Kinks

RCA Years by The Kinks

Home & Away by Del Shannon

Christmas Collection by Johnny Cash

Doug Sahm and Band by Doug Sahm

Complete Phil Spector Sessions by Paris Sisters

Afro-Desia: The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny by Martin Denny

Hard Workin' Man - The Jack Nitzsche Story Volume 2 by Various Artists

Quintet in Hi Fi by Chico Hamilton

Bags' Opus by Milt Jackson

Dance to the Hits of the Beatles by Jack Nitzsche

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan by Original Soundtrack

Chopin' 66 by Jack Nitzsche

Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973 by Various Artists

More Upcoming CDs

Monday, October 30, 2006

Pop Artifact! Wonder Woman Halloween costume

Halloween Comics!



Image from the Grand Comic Book Database.

Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 30, 2006

Via Bedazzled: Halloween costumes from the 1965 Sears-Roebuck Christmas catalog.

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Via BoingBoing: A complete set of covers from the Astounding Stories sci-fi pulp mag.

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Sharity: Songs from the first season of TV's "The Munsters."

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A new batch of Ricky Gervais podcasts will be available for free download on the UK Guardian's Web site.

"The Office" and "Extras" writer is to produce three seasonal specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The podcasts feature new material from Gervais with screenwriting partner Stephen Merchant and oddball Karl Pilkington and will be available for free on Guardian Unlimited on October 31, November 23 and December 25.

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Fans and friends of Bill Mantlo have come together to create a tribute book to the comics scribe, who spent years writing for Marvel Comics before being struck by a hit-and-run driver in the early 1990s. Mantlo sustained serious head injuries and can no longer care for himself.

Proceeds from "Bill Mantlo: A Life in Comics" will help pay for the writer's ongoing care. You can learn more here.

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Sad news: Gemstone is suspending publication of four of it's Disney comics series due to a rise in paper costs. Affected are Mickey Mouse and Friends, Donald Duck and Friends, Mickey Mouse Adventures and Donald Duck Adventures. Gemstone will continue publishing the "prestige"-formattted Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, but the price of those will go up from $6.95 to $7.50.

That doesn't mean we'll be seeing less of Donald and Mickey, however:

Gemstone Publishing is moving full steam ahead with plans to make their Walt Disney Treasures an ongoing series; to introduce two new 80-page annuals; and to release several thick-but-inexpensive Shonen Jump-style black and white books per year—some specially targeted to collectors, others to all ages.

More info here.

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel profiles Timely-Atlas comics artist Allen Bellman.

He was 18 when he joined Timely Comics’ New York staff as an illustrator in 1942, and during the next several years he would draw a menagerie of characters: a wartime hero known as the Patriot, the amphibious Sub-Mariner, the fanged toddlers of a tale called Vampire Brats and the hard-boiled homicide cop Mike Trapp of the Let’s Play Detective serial, among others.

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Newsarama has a four-page preview of Darwyn Cooke's upcoming "Spirit" comics series.