Friday, October 12, 2007

Pop Artifact! Captain America hand puppet

Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 12, 2007

Jon's Random Acts of Geekery displays some great found-on-eBay Super Friends items.

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Not surprisingly, Sleestak over at Lady, That's My Skull, is not happy about the upcoming "Land of the Lost" flick starring Will Ferrell.

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Why I hate modern superhero comics. Check out the silly, oversexualized, twisted women in jep image from this upcoming issues of Justice League of America. We get improbable female anatomy from three helpful angles. Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope.



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Stereogum has posted a tribute to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People album with tracks by the Meat Puppets, Blitzen Trapper, Dr. Dog and others.

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Actor Fisher Stevens is joining the cast of "Lost." Spoilers may apply.

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British comic Simon Pegg will star as Scotty in the new Star Trek film.

Pegg, 37, found fame in TV comedy Spaced and went on to find big screen success by writing and starring in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

His other films include Run Fat Boy Run and the forthcoming How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Abrams and Pegg previously worked together on Mission: Impossible III, starring Tom Cruise.


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Dial B for Blog re-presents a classic Vampirella tale.

Suit up, Marvelites!

Choose your favorite Marvel Comics headgear now! If you've got the dough (and a partner/spouse who won't laugh you out of the house) you can pick from the original Iron Man helmet in classic silver or gold or Magneto's stylish helmet thingy.





BZZZT CHUNKA CHUNKA ZIKKIK ZIKKIK FWEEN ZOOKA ZOOKA!!!!! The Completely MAD Don Martin is coming!

Here are details on this whopper, which can be pre-ordered $94.50 for from Amazon. The list price is $150. The release date is Oct. 22.

The Completely MAD Don Martin from Running Press is the first of the "MAD's Greatest Artists" series. At over 1,000 pages, this complete, deluxe, two-volume slipcased set showcases every piece of art Don Martin ever published during his 30-year tenure at MAD Magazine.

Don Martin's immediately recognizable drawing style was filled with broad and daring slapstick and routinely broke new ground. Known for his wacky sound-effect words, bulbous noses, and legendary "hinged feet," Don Martin truly was the most recognized and best-loved artist of the iconic MAD Magazine.

In addition to Don Martin's art, The Completely MAD Don Martin features some of his original sketches and notes, rare photographs, plus commentary from famous fans Jim Davis (Garfield) and Steven Spielberg. It also includes fantastic letters, notes and memories from all of the top MAD personalities, including Jack Davis, Sergio Aragones, and Al Jaffee, as well as a foreword by Gary Larson (The Far Side).

A true collector's item and an object d'art in its own right, The Completely MAD Don Martin will be the season's must-have title for the millions of people whose childhoods - and subsequent adulthoods - would not have been the same without Don Martin and MAD Magazine.


Here's the cover and some interior pages from Amazon.











Don Martin was both awesomely hilarious and talented. This collection should be a gem.

P.S. My headline sound effects are from Doug Gilford's awesome Don Martin Dictionary.

Persepolis movie poster and stills













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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pop Artifact! Hulk hand puppet

Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 11, 2007

Deal alert: Just in time for Halloween, Amazon is offering 50 percent off hundreds of horror DVDs. Check out these categories:

* After Dark Horror Festival

* Asian Extreme & J-Horror

* Creature Features & Monster Movies

* Cult Favorites & Midnight Movies

* Gialli & Italian Horror

* Masters Of Horror(The Series)

* Slashers & Teen Terror

* Things that go bump in the night!

* Vampires Werewolves & Zombies (oh my!)


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Remember, it's never too early to start a kid drinking cola.

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Whoa! That's super icky!


Doctor Who Dalek Voice Changer Mask

Best Doctor Who Sites.

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From Booksteve: An awkward moment for the Man of Steel.

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Paul McCartney and troubled British rocker Pete Doherty chat on the UK Guardian's music podcast.

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Comic Book Resources has pics from this weekend's upcoming episodes of "The Batman" and "Legion of Superheroes."

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Marvel Legends Fantastic Four series 1 action figures

Click the links to order any of these figures from CMD Store:


--Mr. Fantastic


--Invisible Woman


--The Thing


--Human Torch


--Silver Surfer


--Dr. Doom


--Mole Man


--Sub-Mariner

Marvel Legends Spider-Man action figures series 1

Click the links to pre-order any of these figures from CMD Store:


--Sandman


--Venom


--Spider-Man (black costume)


--New Goblin


--Mary Jane


--Green Goblin


--Dr. Octopus

New and upcoming action figures Oct. 11, 2007

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

DC Direct New Gods Figures
--Darkseid
--Lightray
--Mister Miracle
--Orion

DC Direct Matt Wagner Trinity Action Figures
--Superman
--Wonder Woman
--Batman
--Ras Al Ghul

DC Armory Action Figures
--Aquaman
--Batman
--Flamebird
--Nightwing

Superman Last Son Action Figures
--Last Son Superman
--Ursa
--Bizarro
--Zod

Shazam Action Figures
--Dr. Sivana
--Captain Marvel Jr.
--Mary Marvel
--Billy Batson and Hoppy
--Captain Marvel

Superman Vs. Doomsday
Doomsday
Lex Luthor and Robot
Solar Suit Superman
Superman

Batman and Son
Batman
Ninja Man-Bat
Robin and Daimin
The Joker

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

DC 13-inch Figures
Green Lantern
Martian Manhunter
Nightwing
Classic Batman
Batgirl gray costume
Batgirl black costume

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 3
--Supergirl
--Batgirl
--Nightstar
--Kingdom Come Aquaman
--Red Son Green Lantern

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

DC Direct Wonder Woman Series 1 Action Figures
--Wonder Woman
--Agent Diana Prince
--Circe
--Donna Troy as Wonder Woman

DC Direct New Frontier Series 2 Action Figures
--Batman
--Dr. Fate
--The Flash
--Martian Manhunter

Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer action figures
Battle Stretch Mr. Fantastic
Fire Blast Human Torch
Raging Thing
Force Field Invisible Woman
Silver Surfer
Lightning Attack Dr. Doom
Blast-off Human Torch
Super Strength Thing

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

McFarlane Lost series 3 action figures
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Claire
--Ben/Henry

Marvel Legends Action Figures

Hasbro Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Action Figures--Mr. Fantastic
--Invisible Woman
--The Thing
--Human Torch
--Silver Surfer
--Dr. Doom
--Mole Man
--Sub-Mariner

Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-Man Action Figures
--Sandman
--Venom
--Spider-Man (black costume)
--New Goblin
--Mary Jane
--Green Goblin
--Dr. Octopus

Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures Series 3
--Bucky Barnes
--First appearance Captain America
--Marvel Girl Rachel Grey
--Heroes for Hire Black Knight
--Hydra Soldier
--X-3 Colossus
--Astonishing X-Men Cyclops
--Danger

Hasbro Marvel Legends Series 4
--Nova
--Astonishing X-Men Beast
--Black Bolt
--Tigra
--First-appearance Daredevil
--Punisher

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 12-inch Action Figures
Series 4
--Cyclops
--Magneto

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
--Mephisto

Marvel Sideshow Toys Figures
--Venom
--Black costume Spider-Man
--Spider-Man
--White Queen
--White Queen Exclusive

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pop Artifact! Thor hand puppet

Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 10, 2007

Will Ferrell will star in a big-screen adaptation of "Land of the Lost."

The Universal Pictures project, which is set to go before cameras in March, follows a disgraced paleontologist, his enthusiastic assistant and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey-people and evil reptilian "Sleestaks" following a disastrous "routine expedition."

...The TV series, from producers Sid and Marty Krofft ("H.R. Pufnstuf," "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"), aired on NBC from 1974 to 1976.

Marty Krofft, who will serve as a producer with his older brother, praised the writers of the feature script, Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas.

"What they did is keep the integrity of the show, but they made it very funny for Will. The adventure is all there. There are going to be 50 Sleestaks!"


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Jack Kirby's "Hunger Dogs" graphic novel, a 1980s attempt to tie up the storylines from his 1970s "New Gods" comics, will be restored, expanded and included in the fourth and final volume of DC Comics' New Gods Omnibus series.

Here's DC's press release:

March, 2008, will see the release of JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL.
4, the final hardcover collection in this highly acclaimed series.
Highlighting this volume will be THE HUNGER DOGS, with 24 pages of art
restored to the original inks by Mike Royer.

“We are excited to share with readers Kirby’s original vision for the epic’s
end in Vol. 4 of the FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS series,” says Georg Brewer, VP —
Design and DC Direct Creative. “This collection features 24 pages at the
size that Kirby penciled them, the way they looked before being altered to
fit the larger trim size of the HUNGER DOGS graphic novel. Faithfully inked
by Mike Royer, these pages are incorporated within the HUNGER DOGS story,
which is completely re-colored with a sensibility consistent with the
previous OMNIBUS hard covers. Along with the Fourth World character entries
he drew for WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE, these
exciting, rarely seen aspects of Kirby’s work and this important story make
this a must-have for every serious comics collector.”

In addition to THE HUNGER DOGS and art from WHO’S WHO, the JACK KIRBY’S
FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC will collect MISTER MIRACLE #10-18, FOREVER
PEOPLE #11, NEW GODS #11 and the 48-page story “Even Gods Must Die,”
originally published in 1984’s NEW GODS #6.


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A Pennsylvania man found a near-mint copy of Detective Comics #27--that's the one featuring the first appearance of Batman--in his attic.

Collector Todd McDevitt said the Batman issue he bought is worth about $250,000, but he won't say exactly how much he paid or who sold it to him.

"It was a typical story of someone cleaning up junk in their attic and finding an old comic book and wondering if this was one of those ones that was worth a lot of money," McDevitt told the Beaver County Times.


Man, I wish I had a magic attic.

Best Batman Sites.

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Here are covers for the next three Doctor Who novels.







Best Doctor Who Sites.

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Actor Eric Bana will play the villain in the upcoming Star Trek film.

Plot details and even character descriptions of the J.J. Abrams-helmed project are being kept under wraps.

Anton Yelchin, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy have already boarded the USS Enterprise. Casting is under way in New York and London, and Abrams had been expected to pursue bigger-name actors for the roles of the villain and the Federation captain, the latter of which remains unfilled.


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Comic Book Resources has pics from the next two episodes of "Heroes."

Best Heroes Sites.

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New York Magazine presents the 10 Most Incomprehensible Bob Dylan interviews.

Best Bob Dylan Sites.

New comics Oct. 10, 2007

See complete lists:
DC Archives
DC Showcase
DC Trade Paperbacks
Marvel Masterworks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Trade Paperbacks


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