Friday, September 12, 2008

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The Horrors of it All presents another tale illustrated by the great Jack Cole.

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The New York Times (THE NEW YORK TIMES!) reports on Frank Miller's latest bit of jackassery.

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See one of those 1960s Superboy cartoons that's not being included in Warner Bros. DVD collection of Filmation DC Comics 'toons, likely due to the WB's squabbles with the estate of Superman/Superboy co-creator Jerry Siegel.

Efforts to save Superman house raise 40K

Newsarama reports that efforts to save the Cleveland home where Jerry Siegel co-created Superman have raised over $40,000 to date.

The first week of the month-long auction of original art from Jim Lee, Travis Charest, George Perez and dozens of others (go to http://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com and see for yourself) raised $34,459, just about three-fourths of the $50,000 needed to replace the roof and siding of the Siegel house at 10622 Kimberly Ave. in Glenville, a Cleveland neighborhood.

Toss in another $2,500 profit from those really cool Chip Kidd “Siegel and Shuster Society” t-shirts and $2,100 from donations and we‘re above $39,000. Meltzer said the donations came in the form of mostly $10 and $20 from comic fans, which made him feel good.



Here's a look at one of those groovy t-shirts, by the way. Several designs are available here.

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Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs plan followup album

Paste reports that Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hofs are working on a followup to their very fun collection of 1960s pop tunes, Under the Covers Vol. 1.

The second set focuses on the 1970s and beyond.

"Once we did the ‘60s covers, we started thinking we could do the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. It’s just a fun and easy thing to do," Sweet said in the interview. "So now we’ve recorded about 40 songs for a ‘70s album that I think will come out next year. It’s hard to say what will go on it, but I can tell you that “All Good People” by Yes will be on the album, and Steve Howe plays guitar on the track! That’s one of our exciting tidbits."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flash Gordon animated

This eBay seller has a variety of cool Flash Gordon items up for bid, including storyboards and color background art from the 1980s "New Adventures of Flash Gordon" animated series.

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Sept. 11 comic art at the Library of Congress

A new page at the Library of Congress site features examples of comic artwork based on Sept. 11. Check it out here.

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What IS in that mysterious mailing tube?

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When world's collide: Jack Benny interviews Isaac Hayes(???!!!!).

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Don't be fooled by false mavericks...

Here's the real McCoy:

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Cartoon Network launches official Batman: Brave and the Bold site

The Cartoon Network has posted a page promoting it's upcoming "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" series, which debuts this fall (no date mentioned).

So far, there's not much there besides this nifty artwork:

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Comics shipping Sept. 10, 2008

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From Bat-Blog: A 1966 Popular Mechanics article about the Bat Boat.

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Hear a full-length Radiohead concert on NPR.

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See Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford on the "Mike Douglas Show" from 1977.

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This is cool: Golden Age Comic Book paper dolls!

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James Franco, David Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd will star in "Howl," a film about efforts to censor Beat poet Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name.

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An audio episode of "Doctor Who" spinoff "Torchwood" will air on BBC 4 this week.

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The New York Times reviews J.J. Abrams' "The Fringe," which starts on Fox TV tonight.

...as pilots go, this one is sensational, an artful, suspenseful mix of horror, science fiction, layered conspiracies and extended car chases. “Fringe” sets out to stretch the boundaries of conventional network series. So did “Lost” when it began in 2004, but that ABC show was unlike any other drama in recent memory: characters stranded on a tropical island seemingly stalked by unknown and perhaps paranormal forces.

“Fringe” treads on more familiar territory. It is a lot like “The X-Files,” only this variation pairs a trusting female F.B.I. agent with a scientifically minded and skeptical male sidekick. There is even a hint of the paranoia that fueled another hit Mr. Abrams helped shape, “Alias.”

Billboard celebrates 50th anniversary of Hot 100

Billboard mag's Hot 100 listing of top-selling singles debuted 50 years ago. In celebration, you can review a variety of historical chart listings from that time to the present here, including every #1 song from 1958 to 2007. Fun stuff.

Deal alert: Complete Lois & Clark season 1-4

In a one-day sale, Amazon is offering 74 percent off season 1-4 of "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." The cost is $61.99 compared to the regular $239.98.

Click here to buy (and support this site at the same time!)

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Monday, September 08, 2008

CD new releases Sept. 9, 2008

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B001CVCB9O Carried to Dust Calexico
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B001DMW2AK Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score
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B001CDF040 You Heard It Here First! Original Versions of Famous Songs
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B001CDF02W So Much Love: The Darlene Love Anthology
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B001D7WF8O Pussycat John Phillips
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DVD new releases Sept. 9, 2008

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B001AEF6CW The Big Lebowski - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
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B0013FZUQK The Forbidden Kingdom
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B0018O50VQ How the West Was Won
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B001A5ES7A Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3

B001BEK8D8 Essential Art House, Vol. 1
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J.J. Abrams chats about Fringe

The producer tells NPR about his new show, which debuts tomorrow on Fox.

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Mad Magazine weighs in on Sarah Palin.

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Watch "The Hollywood Palace" with hosts The Supremes and guests Steve Wonder, Ethel Waters, Soupy Sales and Sammy Shore.

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Jack Kirby's short-lived Sky Masters comic strip. Check out some original art from the strip here.

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Steve Ditko isn't too excited that his original art from Spider-Man's origin story is now on display in the Library of Congress.

When reached at his Manhattan studio, he would only say: "I couldn't care less."