Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pop links: Steranko! Addams Family! Monster trading cards! More!

Read an interview with the great comics artist Jim Steranko. Interesting tidbit:

Steranko [let] fans know that Marvel would be releasing a new "S.H.I.E.L.D" collection, for which he'd written the introduction.

"The editor asked me if I could talk about the things I've done, and if there's anything I haven't talked about yet. There's a lot that has never been discussed, and I think the book might be out in December," said Steranko, adding, "They asked me if I could do it in 500 words. It's 6,300 words."






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In a move that doesn't bode well for the struggling series, Fox won't air "Dollhouse" during the November ratings sweeps.

Bottom line: Barring a ratings miracle, Dollhouse will be shut down for good after it completes its current 13-episode order.

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See an "Addams Family" Halloween episode, with special guest star Don Rickles.



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More Halloween: Monster trading cards!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hitchcock for Halloween: Hitchcock discusses the difference between mystery and suspense

New comics Oct. 21: complete shipping list

Highlights:


BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 The Flash teams with the Blackhawks. Could be fun.


SHOWCASE PRESENTS HOUSE OF SECRETS Vol. 2 Another big batch of Bronze Age suspense tales featuring art by Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Alex Niño, Sergio Aragonés and other greats. Collects issues #99-119.

Complete shipping list:

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Pop links: Caniff, Wally Wood, Dr. No actor dies, Batman in Life magazine, monster movie pics

Via The Comics Reporter: Vintage magazine articles about artists Milt Caniff and Norman Rockwell.



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See rare sketches by Wally Wood.

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Actor Joseph Wiseman, who played Dr. No in the first James Bond film, has died at age 91, the BBC reports.

The Canadian-born actor had starring roles on stage and screen before appearing opposite Sean Connery as the sinister Dr Julius No in the 1962 film.

His last role was on Broadway in a 2001 production of Judgment At Nuremberg.


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Read this issue of Life! (I have the original somewhere around here...)


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Check out an array of vintage monster movie pics.

Marvel Comics January 2010 solicitations

Here are highlights from Marvel Comics' offerings for next January. Click the links to order discounted books from Amazon.


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INHUMANS VOL. 2 HC
Written by DOUG MOENCH & SCOTT EDELMAN
Penciled by GEORGE PEREZ, GIL KANE, KEITH POLLARD & AL MILGROM
Cover by GIL KANE
Because one trip to Attilan and the world of the uncanny Inhumans just wasn’t enough, the Marvel Masterworks present the amazing Lee/Kirby creations in their very first self-titled series! Come along and join Black Bolt, Medusa, Triton, Gorgon, Karnak and loveable Lockjaw, as they struggle in battle against both Kree and Skrull in The War of the Three Galaxies! It all begins when Blastaar bursts into the Inhumans’ Himalayan refuge to activate an ancient menace designed to devour the entire Inhuman race. That Kree monster is just the first salvo in a war that will lead the Royal Family to the stars and into battle side by side with Captain Marvel. And if cosmos-spanning war isn’t enough to keep Black Bolt and company busy, the insane Maximus can always be relied upon to wreak havoc – and then only to whet the appetite for the coming of the Incredible Hulk! Illustrated by the king of detail-packed penciling George Perez, master of amazing anatomy Gil Kane, and 1970s up-and-comer Keith Pollard, with scripts by the fan-favorite writer that crafted many of the era’s greatest epics, Doug Moench, it’s a singular saga that’s collected here for the very first time! Collecting THE INHUMANS #1-12, CAPTAIN MARVEL #52-53 and the rare Inhumans tales from WHAT IF...? #29-30 & THOR ANNUAL #12.


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Covers by JACK KIRBY & DEAN WHITE
Prepare yourself for another dose of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine, courtesy of the world’s greatest comic collaborative team! Lee and Kirby set the standard for out-of-this-world imaginative adventure and launched the Marvel Universe with the Fantastic Four. Now, with all the Marvel U.’s super hero players in place, it’s time for the FF to run the gauntlet. The Thing throws down with the Hulk in a battle so huge it takes the combined might of the FF and the Avengers to stop it; the Sub-Mariner makes a play for Sue Storm; the FF tangle with the X-Men; Nick Fury drops by in the story that set the table for “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.”; and even Dr. Strange makes an ever so astral appearance! Oh, and there’s villains, too! The Mole Man makes his first return since FF #1; Dr. Doom threatens the FF once more, and if he’s not evil enough for you, just wait ’til you see the surprise identity of the Hate-Monger! Just for fun, you’ll also get the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android, the Puppet Master, the Red Ghost, the outer space Infant Terrible, and the villain fans love to hate—Diablo! Collecting THE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-30.


THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by STAN LEE & ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by GENE COLAN, GEORGE TUSKA & JOHNNY CRAIG
Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA & GENE COLAN
Experience the original adventures of the sensational blockbuster of the silver screen—the Invincible Iron Man! To the world, Tony Stark is a playboy scientist leading the jet set life – the envy of every man and the object of every woman’s desire. But what they don’t know is this debonair arms developer is secretly the Armored Avenger, Iron Man! That secret may not last for long when the U.S. Senate forces Stark to divulge the secrets of Stark Enterprises. It’s not just political intrigue, though. There’s a host of villains and action galore including classic battles with the Mandarin, the Incredible Hulk, the Crimson Dynamo, the Titanium Man and A.I.M. – not to mention the first appearance of the sultry Madame Masque and, soon-to-be star of Iron Man 2, the villainous Whiplash! Written by Stan “The Man” Lee and Iron Man heir apparent Archie Goodwin, with art by the master of the pencil, Gene “The Dean” Colan; the iron man of Iron Man artists, George Tuska; and E.C. Comics great Johnny Craig, these tales are the crème de la crème of Iron Man adventures. Collected in the oversize Omnibus format – including every story, every letters page and a host of extras – The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus is a must have for every Marvel Comics aficionado! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #84-99, IRON MAN & SUB-MARINER #1 & IRON MAN #1-25


EXCALIBUR VISIONARIES: ALAN DAVIS VOL. 2 TPB
Written by ALAN DAVIS & SCOTT LOBDELL
Penciled by ALAN DAVIS, DOUGIE BRAITHWAITE, WILL SIMPSON, JAMES FRY, JOE MADUREIRA, SAM KIETH, STEVE LIGHTLE, RON LIM, BRIAN STELFREEZE, DWAYNE TURNER, JAE LEE, MALCOLM JONES & RICK LEONARDI
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Secrets of the Phoenix Force! Dinosaur subplots resolved! Captain Britain and Spider-Man vs. a pack of human dogs! These and other astonishments await as co-creator Alan Davis takes Excalibur into space and down the rabbit hole! Plus: a battle with the X-Men across time and a team-up with the X-Men against Trolls! Collecting EXCALIBUR (1988) #51-58 and EXCALIBUR: XX CROSSING ONE-SHOT.


ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL. 7 TPB
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, TONY ISABELLA, SCOTT EDELMAN, GERRY CONWAY, JIM SHOOTER, BILL MANTLO & STAN LEE
Penciled by GEORGE PÉREZ, DON HECK, KEITH POLLARD, JOE SINNOTT, JOHN BUSCEMA, SAL BUSCEMA, PABLO MARCOS, GEORGE TUSKA, SAL TRAPANI & JACK KIRBY
Cover by GIL KANE
What do a Golden Age hero, a Western hero and a romance heroine have in common? They all join the Avengers during one of the team's busier eras, presented here! Worlds, centuries and genres clash as the Avengers battle Kang in the past and the Serpent Crown on the Earth next door! Then, when civil war grips both Atlantis and Latveria, which side must the Avengers take? If it's up to Doctor Doom, it'll be the evil they know, not the evil they don't! Plus: Graviton, the Grim Reaper, voodoo, mad science and more! Featuring the Champions, the Squadron Supreme and the Circus of Crime! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #141-163, ANNUAL #6 and SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #9.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Complete Buddy Holly set coming from Universal



Fans have been clamoring for a complete Buddy Holly set on CD for decades and now it looks as if it's finally here.

Via its collector label, Hip-O Select, Universal is finally putting all the artist's studio recordings in a limited boxed edition. Here's the skinny:

Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More

The great and highly influential Buddy Holly had a relatively brief three year professional recording career. However, because of his enormous talent, enthusiasm for music, and the fortunate emergence of recording tape while he was quite young, we have been left with a vast recorded legacy of 203 tracks that fill out the six CDs of this new limited edition Hip-O Select box set, “Not Fade Away/The Complete Studio Recordings And More.”

The 203 tracks range from his earliest recordings when 12 to 15 years old to demos with Bob Montgomery; from his earliest recordings with The Crickets and a set of garage recordings to his first studio recordings for Decca in Nashville; from the Coral and Brunswick recordings and hits that made him famous to his heralded apartment tapes. There are 6 previously unreleased tracks, including most of an August 1955 session, plus another 11 recordings previously unreleased in the U.S. Furthermore, all of the original, locatable undubbed original recordings are here as well as all 57 of the overdubbed versions recorded both in New York City and Clovis months and even years after the “day the music died.” Many of these recordings are also hard-to-find or are making their CD debut, having only appeared on the 1979 LP/cassette box set .

The music on “Not Fade Away” is packaged in a yearbook size 80 page book, featuring numerous rare photos and session-by-session recording information. There are also two sets of liner notes: “Legacy” by Billy Altman, which puts Buddy’s career in perspective, and “The Music” by Bill Dahl, a lengthy tome that traces the music session by session. Consultant for this project is noted Holly historian Bill Griggs, with special thanks to Maria Elena Holly. “Not Fade Away” was produced by Universal’s Andy McKaie.


Tracks:

Disc 1
1. My Two-Timin’ Woman
2. I’ll Just Pretend
3. Take These Shackles From My Heart
4. Footprints In the Snow
5. Flower Of My Heart
6. Door To My Heart
7. Soft Place In My Heart
8. Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
9. I Gambled My Heart
10. You And I Are Through
11. Down The Line
12. Baby, Let’s Play House
13. Down The Line
14. You And I Are Through
15. Baby, It’s Love
16. Memories
17. Queen Of The Ballroom
18. Memories
19. Moonlight Baby a/k/a Baby, Won’t You Come Out Tonight
20. I Guess I Was Just A Fool
21. Don’t Come Back Knockin’
22. Love Me
23. Midnight Shift
24. Midnight Shift (false start/alternate)
25. Don’t Come Back Knockin’ (alternate)
26. Don’t Come Back Knockin’
27. Blue Days, Black Nights
28. Love Me
29. Baby Won’t You Come Out Tonight
30. I Guess I Was Just A Fool
31. It’s Not My Fault
32. I’m Gonna Set My Foot Down
33. Changin’ All Those Changes
34. Rock-A-Bye Rock
35. Because I Love You
Disc 2
1. Rock Around With Ollie Vee
2. I’m Changin’ All Those Changes
3. That’ll Be The Day
4. Girl On My Mind
5. Ting-A-Ling
6. Rock Around With Ollie Vee
7. Modern Don Juan
8. You Are My One Desire (false start)
9. You Are My One Desire
10. Gone (incomplete)
11. Gone
12. Gone (alternate take)
13. Have You Ever Been Lonely (incomplete alternate)
14. Have You Ever Been Lonely (alternate)
15. Have You Ever Been Lonely
16. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
17. Good Rockin’ Tonight
18. Rip It Up
19. Blue Monday
20. Honky Tonk
21. Blue Suede Shoes
22. Shake Rattle And Roll (partial)
23. Bo Diddley
24. Ain’t Got No Home
25. Holly Hop
26. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
27. Bo Diddley
28. I’m Looking For Someone To Love
29. That’ll Be The Day
30. Last Night (undubbed)
31. Maybe Baby (first version)
32. Words Of Love
33. Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
34. Not Fade Away (alternate overdub)
35. Not Fade Away
36. Everyday
Disc 3
1. Ready Teddy
2. Valley Of Tears
3. That’ll Be The Day (greetings to Bob Thiele)
4. That’ll Be The Day (greetings to Murray Deutsch)
5. That’ll Be The Day (greetings to Bill Randle)
6. Peggy Sue (alternate take)
7. Peggy Sue
8. Listen To Me
9. Oh Boy (undubbed)
10. I’m Gonna Love You Too
11. Send Me Some Lovin’ (undubbed)
12. It’s Too Late (undubbed)
13. Oh Boy
14. An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)
15. Rock Me My Baby
15. Rock Me My Baby
16. You’ve Got Love
17. Maybe Baby
18. Send Me Some Lovin’
19. It’s Too Late
20. Tell Me How
21. Little Baby
22. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
23. Look At Me
24. Mona (rehearsal)
25. Mona (version 1)
26. Mona (version 2)
27. Mona (version 3)
28. Rave On
29. That’s My Desire (two false starts plus undubbed master)
30. Well…All Right Well…All Right
31. Fool’s Paradise (alternate take 1)
32. Fool’s Paradise (alternate take 2)
33. Fool’s Paradise (undubbed master)
Disc 4
1. Think It Over (false start & rehearsal take)
2. Think It Over (undubbed alternate)
3. Think It Over (undubbed master)
4. Take Your Time (false start & alternate take)
5. Take Your Time
6. Fool’s Paradise
7. Think It Over
8. Lonesome Tears
9. It’s So Easy
10. Heartbeat
11. Love’s Made A Fool Of You (undubbed)
12. Early In The Morning
13. Now We’re One (fragment)
14. Now We’re One
15. Come Back Baby
16. Reminiscing (undubbed)
17. True Love Ways (mono mix)
18. True Love Ways (stereo mix)
19. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (mono)
20. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (stereo)
21. Raining In My Heart (mono)
22. Raining In My Heart (stereo)
23. Moondreams (mono)
24. Moondreams (stereo)
25. You’re The One
26. That’s What They Say (w/fragment)
27. What To Do
28. Peggy Sue Got Married
29. That Makes It Tough
30. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
31. Learning The Game
32. Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie
Disc 5
1. Slippin’ And Slidin’ (slow version #1)
2. Slippin’ And Slidin’ (slow version #2)
3. Slippin’ And Slidin’ (fast version)
4. Drown In My Own Tears (fragment)/Buddy & Maria Elena talking in apartment
5. Dearest (alternate take)
6. Dearest
7. Untitled Instrumental (a/k/a Buddy’s Guitar/listed as “Tremolo Instrumental”)
8. Love Is Strange
9. Smokey Joe’s Café
10. Peggy Sue Got Married
11. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
12. That’s What They Say (version 2)
13. What To Do
14. Learning The Game
15. That Makes It Tough
16. Baby Won’t You Come Out Tonight
17. Because I Love You
18. Changin’ All Those Changes
19. I’m Gonna Set My Foot Down
20. It’s Not My Fault
21. Rock-A-Bye Rock
22. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
23. Bo Diddley
24. What To Do
25. Peggy Sue Got Married
26. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
27. That Makes It Tough
28. That’s What They Say
29. Learning The Game
30. Reminiscing
31. Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie
32. Dearest (version 2)
33. Slippin’ And Slidin’ (slow version 2)
Disc 6
1. Baby Let’s Play House (I Wanna Play House With You)
2. Down The Line
3. Wait Til’ The Sun Shines Nellie (overdub version 2)
4. Reminiscing
5. Flower Of My Heart
6. Door To My Heart
7. Soft Place In My Heart
8. I Gambled My Heart
9. Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
10. Gone (version 3)
11. Rip It Up
12. Honky Tonk
13. Blue Suede Shoes
14. Shake Rattle And Roll
15. You And I Are Through
16. Baby It’s Love
17. Memories
18. Queen Of The Ballroom
19. Love’s Made A Fool Of You
20. Wishing (mono)
21. Wishing (stereo)
22. Maybe Baby
23. That’s My Desire
24. Have You Ever Been Lonely (version 1)
25. Good Rockin’ Tonight
26. Blue Monday
27. Ain’t Got No Home
28. Holly Hop
29. Slippin’ And Slidin’
30. You’re The One
31. Love Is Strange
32. (Ummm, Oh Yeah) Dearest
33. Smokey Joe’s Café

Hitchcock for Halloween: Rear Window trailer

DC Comics January 2010 solicitations

Highlights from DC's offerings for next January. Click the links to order discounted books from Amazon.


BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 9 TP
Written by Don Cameron, Bill Finger and others
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson and others
Cover by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson
The series collecting every Batman tale in chronological order continues with this new volume of stories from the 1940s. Pulled from BATMAN #16-17, DETECTIVE COMICS #75-77 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #10, this volume features The Penguin and The Joker, plus a visit to The Crime Clinic.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 24 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US


BATMAN: KING TUT’S TOMB TP
Written by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Gerry Conway and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Jose Luís García-López, Kevin Nowlan and others
Cover by Jose Luís García-López and Kevin Nowlan
TV villain King Tut makes his comics debut in this title collecting BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #26-28, plus stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #164 and 171 and BATMAN #353.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 24 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US


ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cove by Frank Quitely
The New York Times bestseller from the team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely (BATMAN & ROBIN) is now in trade paperback!
In this follow-up to the award-winning ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1, the Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his imperfect duplicate, and the new Zibaro, also from the Bizarro planet. Plus, more exciting adventures that take Superman across the universe and back in these tales from ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #7-12.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 10 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US


DC UNIVERSE: ORIGINS TP
Written by Mark Waid, Scott Beatty and Len Wein
Art by various
Cover by Alex Ross
Collecting the origins of over fifty characters from Animal Man to Zatanna, including Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more, from DC’s hit weekly series 52 and COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS as well as several first seen online, featuring the work of some of comics’ top talents!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US


THE NEWSBOY LEGION by JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY VOL. 1 HC
Written by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Art by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and others
Cover by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Originally featured in STAR SPANGLED COMICS #7-32 (1942-1944), The Newsboy Legion stars a group of scrappy boys who fight crime in their home of Suicide Slum. Watched over by adult hero The Guardian, The Newsboy Legion battles crime through their own newspaper, taking on crooked politicians, slum lords, fifth column agents and much more.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 24 • 360 pg, FC, $49.99 US


KOBRA: RESURRECTION TP
Written by Martin Pasko, Jack Kirby, Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann and Ivan Brandon
Art by Mike Nasser, Jack Kirby, Joe Bennett, Julian Lopez and others Cover by Andrew Robinson
This graphic novel features the secret origin of KOBRA, the epic tale of their battle with CHECKMATE, the original KOBRA tale with art by Jack Kirby and more. Collected from KOBRA #1, DC SPECIAL SERIES #1, CHECKMATE #23-25 and KOBRA: FACES OF EVIL #1.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 17 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE TP
Written by various
Art by various
Cover by Nick Cardy
DC’s classic gothic horror/romance from 1971-1974 is collected for the first time in this value-priced collection. This moody, atmospheric volume collects THE SINISTER HOUSE OF SECRET LOVE #1-4 and THE SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE #5-18.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 3 • 496 pg, B&W, $17.99 US


WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by William Moulton Marston and others
Art and cover by Harry G. Peter
In these fantastic tales from SENSATION COMICS #41-48 and WONDER WOMAN #13-15, Princess Diana explores the mystery of “The Icebound Maiden,” meets a colony of modern-day leprechauns “In Shamrock Land,” and battles The Tigeapes of Neptunia, The Octopus Plant, The Lawbreakers League and more.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 30 • 232 pg, FC, $59.99 US


BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by Robert Pope and Scott McRae
When the Caped Crusader breaks his leg on a mission, the villains in Gotham City see this as an opportunity to rob, cheat and steal. But when the other heroes learn of Batman’s condition, they take it upon themselves to come to Gotham to be Batman! Guest-starring Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Blue Beetle and Plastic Man!
On sale January 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #12
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Byron Vaughns
Captain Marvel has faced many adversaries lately, but none may be worse than his evil mirror image known as Niatpac Levram! The Magic of Shazam is definitely unpredictable now! Also, Billy must face a threat so diabolical and so menacing that has been lying dormant for quite sometime. A villain known as...Mr. Mind!
On sale January 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Details and pics from Batman: The Brave and the Bold musical episode!

Sounds like fun.

Mayhem of the Music Meister!
October 23rd, 2009
Batman and Black Canary are pitted against Music Meister, who is able to exert powerful mind control through song. When he hijacks a communications satellite, the entire world becomes subject to his musical bidding.

Cast
Diedrich Bader as Batman
John DiMaggio as Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd
James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow
Dee Bradley Baker as Clock King
Kevin Michael Richardson as Black Manta
Grey DeLisle as Black Canary
Tom Kenny as Babyface
Neil Patrick Harris as Music Meister

Music
Theme Written and Performed by Andy Strumer
Music by Michael McCuisition, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter



















Monday, October 19, 2009

CD new releases Oct. 21, 2009: Flight of the Conchords! Sufijan Stevens! King Crimson! Batman Brave and the Bold musical! More!

CDs of note this week. Click the links to order discounted titles from Amazon.


I Told You I Was Freaky by Flight of the Conchords


Lungs by Florence + the Machine


Red by King Crimson


The BQE by Sufjan Stevens


Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister! - Soundtrack [CD on Demand]


One Step Beyond by Madness


Piece of Her Heart: The Epic and Shout Years by Erma Franklin

DVD new releases: Peanuts 70s collection! Fawlty Towers and Black Adder remastered! Route 66! William Castle horror flicks! Plastic Man! More!

New DVDs of note this week. Click the links to order discounted titles from Amazon.


Peanuts: 1970's Collection, Vol. 1 (It's a Mystery Charlie Brown / Play It Again / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / It's the Easter Beagle / There's No Time for Love / You're Not Elected)


Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection Remastered


Black Adder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition


Route 66: Season 3, Vol. 2


The William Castle Film Collection (13 Frightened Girls / 13 Ghosts / Homicidal / Strait-Jacket / The Old Dark House / Mr. Sardonicus / The Tingler / Zotz!)


Plastic Man: The Complete Collection


Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection


Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles

Hitchcock for Halloween: The Birds trailer

Pop links: Free download of new Paul McCartney collaboration! Peter Blake teams with Brian Wilson!

Amazon is offering a free download of "Where Would We Go," a song by Paul McCartney and his touring guitarist Rusty Anderson, off Anderson's new album Born on Earth.

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Artist Peter Blake, famed for creating the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album cover, has produced an exhibition and book of artworks inspired by Brian Wilson's That Lucky Old Sun album.

DC Direct January 2010 solicitations

Here's a look at DC Direct items included in DC Comics' January 2010 solicitations.


Justice League Trophy Room: Batman Modern Utility Belt Replica

The latest addition to the JLA TROPHY ROOM is one of the most recognizable and important parts of Batman's costume - his modern utility belt!

This prop replica of Batman's belt is made of faux-leather, includes eight pouches with real, working high-gloss gold snaps with Batman logo emblems and a real, working gold-plated metal buckle with a Batman logo emblem.

In addition to a Certificate of Authenticity, a metal display shelf on which the belt can be mounted is included, along with mounting hardware.



Detective Comics Box Set

Five of Gotham City's most colorful figures are collected in this special action figure box set, in both 3D and comics forms!

A 64-page original collection of classic stories featuring Batman, Robin, Batgirl, The Riddler and Bat-Mite is packaged along with an action figure of each character. The stories included in the special DETECTIVE COMICS CLASSICS book are "The Riddler's Prison-Puzzle Problem!" from DETECTIVE COMICS #377, "Tall, Dark, Handsome - and Missing!" from DETECTIVE COMICS #384, "Hunt for the Helpless Hostage!" from DETECTIVE COMICS #385, "The Invader from Hell!" from BATMAN FAMILY #1, and "Bat-Mite" from WHO'S WHO: THE DEFINITE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #2.


Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Harley Quinn Statue

DESIGNED BY ADAM HUGHES o SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
The Joker's love, Harley Quinn, is the latest statue to join the insanely popular COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE statue series! Due to the overwhelming success of this series, DC Direct specially commissioned fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes to design this statue. Harley is posed wearing her trademark harlequin outfit and is holding an oversized mallet. And she is the perfect companion to the next statue in the series, Poison Ivy!


Women of the DC Universe 3: Raven Bust

New Teen Titans member Raven is the latest character to join the popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust series! Raven appears as her mysterious, hooded self in this rendition from illustrator Amanda Conner.

The Raven Bust has a base identical to that of fellow Teen Titan Wonder Girl from Series 2 of the WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust line.


History of the DC Universe Series 4

All based on art from George Pérez's seminal HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE comic book, the figures included here are Silver Age Martian Manhunter; Captain Atom in his original blue and red costume; Kobra in his original costume; and Superman as Nightwing, from Superman's time in the Bottle City of Kandor, when he took on the alias of Nightwing.



Green Lantern Honor Guard Ring Prop Replica

Don't miss out on this exciting new metal ring prop replica, inspired by the contemporary design of the rings worn by the exclusive Honor Guard of the Green Lantern Corps!

Cast in silver metal with a green enamel inlay, the ring also features decorative ridges around the band. The ring comes packaged in a two-part box foil-stamped with the Green Lantern logo and with protective foam inside.