Friday, July 04, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Pop links

Before they wrote comic books, folks like Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Denny O'Neill and Tony Isabella wrote to comic books--in the letter columns. (Letter columns, like fun, is one of the key things missing from most superhero comics today). Bully takes a look.

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Newsweek checks in with Sid and Marty Krofft on the set of the upcoming "Land of the Lost" feature film.

If the Krofft cult, now middle aged, brings their children to see what they watched as kids, Lost will be a hit next summer, and Sid and Marty have a real shot at getting the rest of their classic shows turned into big-budget pictures. That would be heaven for both of them. They're old-timers in a "What have you done for me lately?" business. For Sid, 78, and Marty, 71, this is their last chance to stretch their legacy to a new generation.

BBC airs lost Beatles interview

You can listen to a previously missing 1964 interview with the Beatles here.

Program details from the BBC:

Sixties star Helen Shapiro presents the story of a lost TV interview with the Beatles that was recorded in April 1964 and recently found languishing in a rusty film can in a garage in South London. Experts say it's the earliest surviving interview where Lennon and McCartney talk about how they met and discuss the song writing process. With contributions from the original TV interviewer Paul Young - who had never seen the footage, which was part of a regional television programme broadcast only in Scotland - Beatles expert and writer Mark Lewisohn and Dick Fiddy of the BFI.

Superman at 70: Superman and the Mole Men movie posters and lobby cards

This 1951 black-and-white feature was done as a trial for "The Adventures of Superman" TV series and it's pretty fun. I mean, it's got little people dressed up as mole men, for crying out loud!

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Comics shipping July 2, 2008

Here's a look at this week's new comics. Click the linked titles to order discounted items from Amazon.

DARK HORSE COMICS

MAY080010 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #16 $2.99

1593079435 The Complete K Chronicles
Author: Keith Knight; Buy New: $16.47

MAY080021 HELLBOY THE CROOKED MAN #1 (OF $2.99

1593079478 Usagi Yojimbo Volume 22
Author: Stan Sakai; Buy New: $10.85

MAR080039 WONDERMARK BEARDS OF OUR FOREFATHERS $14.95

DC COMICS

MAY080185 ALL NEW ATOM #25 $2.99
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MAY080224 BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #1 $2.25
APR080200 BLUE BEETLE #28 $2.99

1401217982 Countdown Presents the Search for Ray Palmer
Author: Various; Buy New: $12.23

B0015R21SG Dark Knight Batarangs Prop Replica
Buy New: $125.00

B0015QR6D2 Dark Knight Grappling Launcher Prop Replica
Buy New: $195.00
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APR080284 SHIRLEY $9.99

1401217192 Showcase Presents Batman Vol. 3
Author: Various; Buy New: $11.55
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MAY080236 STORMING PARADISE #1 (OF 6) $2.99
MAY080183 SUPERGIRL #31 $2.99

140121343X Superman Last Son
Author: Richard Donner, Adam Kubert, Geoff J...; Buy New: $13.59

1401218075 Teen Titans Titans of Tomorrow
Author: Geoff Johns; Buy New: $10.19
MAY080162 TOR #3 (OF 6) $2.99
MAY080140 TRINITY #5 $2.99
MAY080164 WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #3 (OF 12) $2.99
FEB080290 WATER BABY $9.99

1401218679 WILDSTORM Revelations
Author: Wes Craig; Buy New: $12.23


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MAY082258 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #564 $2.99
MAY082263 AMERICAN DREAM #5 (OF 5) $2.99

0785125809 Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures Vol. 2
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton, Jess Ruffner-Bo...; Buy New: $13.59
MAY082323 ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 MD $2.99

0785128689 Avengers Initiative Vol 2 Killed in Action
Author: Dan Slott, Stefano Caselli; Buy New: $16.49
MAY082264 AVENGERS INVADERS #3 (OF 12) $2.99
MAY082328 CABLE #5 DWS $2.99

0785131264 Captain America Operation Rebirth
Author: Mark Waid, Ron Garney, Pino Rinaldi; Buy New: $19.79
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MAY082289 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #13 $4.99

0785126414 Mighty Avengers Vol. 2
Author: Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley; Buy New: $13.59
MAY082296 PATSY WALKER HELLCAT #1 (OF 5) $2.99
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APR088307 STAND SKETCHBOOK PI

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MAR083808 LORE PREMIERE EDITION HC $75.00
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Pop links

See the Hollies on the "Mike Douglas Show."

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Golden Age Comic Book Stories presents some more lovely Roy Krenkel art from Edgar Rice Burroughs tales.

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Jon's Random Acts of Geekery is on a Superman kick, too! BTW, Jon, I plan to post those Superman images you sent me soon.

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Tarzan's chimp friend Cheetah is still alive! In fact, at age 76, he's the world's longest living simian.

Casting news for The Prisoner

Sir Ian McKellan will play the sinister Number 2 in a six-episode remake of "The Prisoner" to air on UK television next year. Jim Caviezel, who appeared in "The Passion of the Christ" will play protagonist Number 6.

According to the BBC:

Sir Ian has called this version of The Prisoner "an enthralling commentary on modern culture."

"It is witty, intelligent and disturbing. I am very excited to be involved," he added.

Writer Bill Gallagher, who watched the original series when he was a boy, said: "Here was something that was more than television, something I couldn't quite grasp but couldn't let go of.

"It's a unique opportunity for a writer to be able to go back to The Village and tell some new stories about that strange place and its surreal menace.

"We hope to serve up something as beguiling and disturbing as the original was."

Jan and Dean Libery singles collected

A new double-CD set collects Jan and Dean's complete singles output for the Liberty label in the original mono mixes. Both A and B sides are included.

Out from Collector's Choice, the tracks include:

1. A Sunday Kind Of Love
2. Poor Little Puppet
3. Tennessee
4. Your Heart Has Changed Its Mind
5. My Favorite Dream
6. Who Put The Bomp
7. Frosty The Snowman
8. She's Still Talking Baby Talk
9. Linda
10. When I Learn How To Cry
11. Surf City
12. She's My Summer Girl
13. Honolulu Lulu
14. Someday (You'll Go Walking By)
15. Drag City
16. Schlock Rod (Part 1)
17. Dead Man's Curve
18. The New Girl In School
19. The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)
20. My Mighty G.T.O.
21. Ride The Wild Surf
22. The Anaheim, Azusa And Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review And Timing Association
23. Sidewalk Surfin'
24. When It's Over
25. (Here They Come) From All Over The World
26. Freeway Flyer
27. You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy
28. It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3
29. It's A Shame To Say Goodbye
30. The Submarine Races
31. I Found A Girl
32. A Beginning From An End
33. Folk City
34. Norwegian Wood
35. Batman
36. Bucket 'T'
37. Popsicle
38. Fiddle Around
39. Surfer's Dream
40. School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
41. The Universal Coward
42. Can't Wait To Love You

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Superman at 70: Vintage Superman watches

Who needs Mickey Mouse, when you can mark time with Man of Tomorrow!

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