Friday, March 20, 2009

Deal alert: Complete Man of U.N.C.L.E. DVD set $83

Amazon is offering the Complete Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVD set for $82.99 instead of $199.92 today only.

Pop links: Ogden Whitney! Frazetta! Bob Powell! Mary Hopkin! DC's new Wednesday Comics!

Golden Age Comic Book Stories shares some tales from 1952's Manhunt #13, featuring work by Ogden Whitney, Frank Frazetta and others.


Pappy presents "Broadway Cop" by Bob Powell. Nice stuff!


Former Apple Records star Mary Hopkin has been putting out Web-only CDs of her previously unreleased music. Check out details here.


This sounds like an interesting new comics-publishing experiment from DC:

At a time when many newspapers are cutting back on their comics sections, DC Comics is looking to remind readers of the fun and excitement a full Sunday-sized comics section can offer.

Except they’re going to do it on Wednesdays.

The publisher today officially announced Wednesday Comics, a new 12-part weekly series launching this summer that will be presented in a 14” x 20” broadsheet format and will have to be unfolded and opened to be read. The "Wednesday" part of the title refers to the fact new comic books go on sale at comic book stores nationwide every Wednesday.

Characters coming up in the pages of Wednesday Comics include: Hawkman (already linked to creator Kyle Baker), Batman, Adam Strange, Metamorpho (linked to Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred), Catwoman, Demon, Deadman, Kamandi, Superman, Sgt. Rock, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Supergirl, Flash and the Metal Men . Each story will have its own full-page installment each week for the 12 issues. The stories may be standalone stories with each installment, or a 12-part serial – the choice was left up to the creators.

...other creators joining Baker, Gaiman and Allred on Wednesday Comics: Brian Azzarello, Paul Pope, Walt Simonson, Dave Bullock, Dave Gibbons, Ryan Sook, John Arcudi, Lee Bermejo, Joe Kubert, Ben Caldwell, Kurt Busiek, Eddie Berganza, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Karl Kerschel. More will be announced at a later date, along with an official pairing of creators and characters.

Tropicalia Week: More Os Mutantes!

Doc Savage covers pt. 4


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pop links: Pete Seeger at 90! Beatles download site? Mighty Sampson! Exotica sharity! Roberta the Girl Wonder! Mary Marvel!

Folk music icon Pete Seeger will observe his 9oth birthday this year with a variety of special events and concerts.


The Beatles may create their own site for the downloading of their music, says son-of-George Dhani Harrison.

"We're losing money every day," Harrison told Blender.

"So what do you do? You have to have your own delivery system, or you have to do a good deal with Steve Jobs. But he says that a download is worth 99 cents, and we disagree."


Fortress of Fortitude presents Otto Binder and Frank Thorne's Mighty Sampson.


Today in sharity:


Booksteve introduces us to Roberta, the Girl Wonder.


A day late for St. Patty's Day, alas, but here's "Mary Marvel and the Mystery of the Leprechauns."

Watch Lost tonight!

"Lost" fans, visit the Lost Season 5 blog for a preview and spoilers of tonight's show. Then go back there tomorrow for a full run-down of what happened!

Tropicalia Week: Caetano Veloso

Doc Savage covers pt. 3