Friday, November 07, 2008
The "Dollhouse" shift to Friday is certain to provoke a despondent cry from Whedon fans, especially after having watched "Firefly" wither away on the same night. Fox could have given the series a premiere behind "Idol" before shifting it to Fridays -- something the network has done a few times to boost sampling of new shows. And if that weren't unlucky enough, "Dollhouse" premieres on Friday the 13th.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Take a peek at the Michagan State University's comic book collection.
With about 240,000 comics and books about comics, the collection is larger than that of the Library of Congress.
Here's a look at some cool upcoming figures in Mattel's DC Classics line. Doctor Fate rules.
See DC Universe Classics action figures at Amazon.
Let's review the ABC's of Doctor Who.
See an awesome array of Steve Ditko art, in honor of the artist's recent 80th birthday.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
DIANA PRINCE WONDER WOMAN VOL 03
NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 4
SHOWCASE PRESENTS WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2
ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 5
TOMB OF DRACULA OMNIBUS VOL. 1
ASTERIX OMNIBUS VOL. 10
DISNEYS DUCKTALES GOLD ODYSSEY
TINTIN HARDCOVER BOXED SET
UNCLE SCROOGE #381
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #696
WILL EISNER READER
"It depends if there's good music. We want good new music. I'd like to do it as a more collaborative thing than we used to do."
In September, Davies said any reunion would also depend on the health of bandmate and brother Dave, who suffered a stroke in 2004. But Dave is currently well, the singer said.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Ms. Sumac created a sensation as an otherworldly chanteuse who sold millions of records, appeared onstage and in movies, filled European concert halls and fetched $25,000 a performance in Las Vegas. Most critics and musicians heard four octaves in her voice — compared with two for the average singer — though she claimed she could cover five. But few doubted a vocal ability that many experts thought belonged in opera.
That's what this site says today anyway. Yesterday, I speculated Jennifer Lopez had got the part.
After a several day's tease, pieces of a poster depicted on this site were peeled away, revealing Megan Fox as the Amazon superhero.
Still no word as to whether this is at all legitimate or, if it's not, why anyone would bother.
We'll see, I guess.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Ok, I've become a bit obsessed about this whole thing. It's my old reporter instincts, I think. I wanna figure out what's up.
The other day, I came across this site, which looks to be part of a viral marketing campaign for the upcoming live-action Wonder Woman movie.
Doing some searching around the Web, I ventured on the Wonder Woman Wikipedia entry, which contains a section on the in-production film. Although it's since been edited, that section briefly mentioned that Warner Bros would be posting an official film Web site in October (when the site I mentioned above appeared) and that Jennifer Lopez was rumored to be the lead.
A check of the Jennifer Lopez Wiki entry lists "Diana" in "Wonder Woman," out in 2010, as among her film roles.
This could all be a load of bunk, or a scoop. We'll see.
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Star Wars Trilogy
Get Smart (2 Disc Special Edition)
Popeye the Sailor: 1941-1943, Vol. 3
Batman - The Complete Animated Series
Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set
Route 66 - The Complete Second Season
The Howdy Doody Show- 40 Episode Collection
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 Bob Dylan (1-disk edition)
At the BBC-Earbook Paul Weller
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Original Soundtrack
The Golden Age Of American Popular Music Volume 2 Various Artists
Break-A-Way: The Songs Of Jackie Deshannon 1961-1967 Various Artists
Nineteen Sixty Six: The David Axelrod & HB Barnum Sessions Little Willie John
This was a major project, taking the better part of a weekend. The toughest part was figuring out how the heck to get started. A friend had some great ideas: a chopped-up swim noodle for the "sensor disks" around the Dalek's body, and a laundry basket for the head. We used those.
At first, we thought we'd try a cardboard body. But while scouring a second-hand building supply warehouse for odds and ends to incorporate into the costume, I spotted a plastic garbage can. We didn't get the can there (they were all too grungy), but found a nice one at Ace Hardware. In fact, it couldn't have been better. Not only was it old-school Dalek gray, it had a rounded lid--just the right shape for a Dalek head.
Naturally, a toilet plunger was the only way to go for the Dalek's hand, while my son thought a whisk would make a great blaster.
And then there was the "eye" sticking out of the mask. For that, I cut up one of those floater things you find in toilet bowls. Not our toilet bowl. It's one of the items I picked up at the second-hand building materials place.
With all those pieces, some foam rubber to pad the inside of the head, spray paint, wire, bolted-on shoulder straps and lots of really toxic adhesive, we had ourselves a Dalek.
In fact, we'll have a Dalek for quite some time to come. This thing is practically indestructible. But it looks pretty neat just standing there empty. And if my 5-year-old daughter is looking for a costume idea once she gets a little bigger, it's available.
For comparison sake, here are some "real" Daleks:
"Who knows what might happen in the future?" he told BBC Breakfast. "The door isn't necessarily closed forever."
Are we one poster tear away from finding out the identity of the actress playing the live-action Wonder Woman?
I'm still hoping it's not Sarah Palin...
Oh oh! Could this verbal snafu cost Obama the election?
“When it comes to the economy – when it comes to the central issue of this election – the plain truth is that John McCain has stood with this President every step of the way. He hasn’t been a maverick, he’s been a sidekick.He’s like Kato to the Green Lantern. Ya’ll remember that, those of you who are over a certain age.”
I'm still voting for him though.
Speaking of the election, Golden Age Comic Book Stories has an endorsement.