Friday, January 22, 2010

Pseudo Teen Titans on Batman: Brave and the Bold--clip and pics

Tonight's ep of "Batman: Brave and the Bold" features Robin, Speedy and Aqualad.

Synopsis:

Aqualad, Robin and Speedy have had it with being bossed around and demand a piece of the action, but they get more than they bargained for when they find themselves facing off against Ra's Al-Ghul and his flying island!




I mean, come on: Silly Black Cat "bust"

This upcoming Sideshow Toys product gives new meaning to the term "bust." Makes you wonder why they even bothered putting a face on it.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie trailer

My son will no doubt want to see this. He loves the books and, I have to say, they are pretty fun. I hope the movie meets with high expectations.


Hear the new She and Him song

The delightful combination of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward is back with a new album. You can hear the first track here. Nice stuff.

Paperback cover parade: The High Side, Frank Frazetta cover


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pop links: Travel decals, Hembeck, Stan Lee's manga

Gorillas Don't Blog shares some vintage travel decals.

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Fred Hembeck has some new cartoons up for bid. Love this one of Spidey and enemies.


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Stan Lee goes manga!


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Big Glee uncovers the DC Comics/Monkees connection!

Upcoming DC Comics collections for July and August 2010

Some cool stuff on the horizon. Do the Siegel and Shuster estates get a cut of the Superboy collection? I hope so. It's my understanding they own partial rights to the name and appearance of the character. Also interesting: The collection is essentially a DC Archive volume, but isn't called a DC Archive. What's up with that? I'd heard that DC was phasing out the Archives project, yet they are still publishing the occasional volume. Maybe they're just not starting any new series under the Archives banner.

Adventures of Superboy Book One
THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY BOOK ONE HC

Writers: Jerry Siegel, Don Cameron and Bill Finger
Artists: Joe Shuster and others
Collects: MORE FUN COMICS #101-107 and ADVENTURE COMICS #103-121
$39.99 US, 224 pg

Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock, Vol. 3
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SGT. ROCK VOL. 3 TP

Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Joe Kubert
Collects OUR ARMY AT WAR #149-163, 165-172 AND 174-180
$17.99 US, 496 pg

The Batman Annuals, Vol. 2 (DC Comics Classics Library)
DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: THE BATMAN ANNUALS VOL. 2 HC
Writers/artists: Various
Collects: BATMAN ANNUALS #4-7
$39.99 US, 336 pg

Showcase Presents: Doom Patrol Vol. 2
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE DOOM PATROL VOL. 2 TP

Writer: Arnold Drake
Artist: Bruno Premiani
Collects: THE DOOM PATROL #102-121
$17.99 US, 512 pg

Paperback cover parade: Alfred Hitchcock Presents 16 Skeletons from My Closet


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Paperback cover parade: Trouble is My Name


New comics Jan. 20, 2010

Complete shipping list:

DARK HORSE COMICS

AUG090055 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 34 $10.99
SEP090020 RAPTURE #6 (OF 6) $2.99
NOV090029 SOLOMON KANE DEATHS BLACK RIDERS #1 (OF 4) $3.50
APR090112 STAR WARS DARK TIMES #15 BLUE HARVEST PT 3 (OF 5) $2.99
NOV090068 STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #49 DEMON PT 3 (OF 4) $2.99

DC COMICS

NOV090205 AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #5 (OF 12) $2.99
NOV090129 AZRAEL #4 $2.99
NOV090133 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #8 $3.99
NOV090195 BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13 $2.50
NOV090110 BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #2 (OF 3) $2.99
NOV090148 BRAVE AND THE BOLD #31 $2.99
NOV090213 FREE REALMS #5 (OF 12) $3.99
NOV090108 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #44 (BLACKEST NIGHT) $2.99
NOV090134 OUTSIDERS #26 $2.99
NOV090118 PHANTOM STRANGER #42 (BLACKEST NIGHT) $2.99
NOV090158 POWER GIRL #8 $2.99
R.E.B.E.L.S.: The Coming of StarroREBELS  VOL. 1: THE COMING OF STARRO  $12.14
SEP090210 STARCRAFT #7 $2.99
NOV090121 STARMAN #81 (BLACKEST NIGHT) $2.99
  Superboy: The Greatest Team-Ups Ever ToldSUPERBOY THE GREATEST TEAM UPS EVER TOLD $13.49
NOV090143 SUPERMAN BATMAN #68 $2.99
NOV090216 SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #1 (OF 6) $2.99
NOV090198 TINY TITANS #24 $2.50
OCT090318 VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL 03 $9.99

IMAGE COMICS

NOV090405 DARKNESS SHADOWS & FLAME (ONE SHOT) $2.99
OCT090421 G-MAN CAPE CRISIS #5 (OF 5) $2.99
OCT098300 IMAGE UNITED #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG (PP #900) $3.99
NOV090384 INVINCIBLE #70 $2.99
OCT090425 JERSEY GODS #10 $3.50
NOV090386 MICE TEMPLAR DESTINY #6 $2.99
APR082204 PVP #43 $3.50
NOV090413 WITCHBLADE #134 IVAN CVR B $2.99
NOV090412 WITCHBLADE #134 SEJIC CVR A $2.99

MARVEL COMICS

NOV090452 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #618 GNTLT $2.99
NOV090480 AVENGERS VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 $3.99
NOV090461 BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #3 (OF 4) $2.99
NOV090463 CAPTAIN AMERICA #602 $3.99
Captain America: Road to Reborn CAPTAIN AMERICA ROAD TO REBORN $16.49
NOV090424 DARK AVENGERS #13 SIEGE $3.99
NOV090425 DARK WOLVERINE #82 SIEGE $2.99
NOV090511 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #7 $3.99
OCT098010 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #7 2ND PTG VAR $3.99
NOV090484 DEATHLOK #3 (OF 7) $3.99
NOV090465 DOCTOR VOODOO AVENGER OF SUPERNATURAL #4 $2.99
Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis Volume 2 TPB  EXCALIBUR VISIONARIES ALAN DAVIS VOL. 2 $16.49
NOV090469 HULK #19 FOH $3.99
Hulk: Fall Of The Hulks Prelude TPB (Incredible Hulk)  HULK FALL OF THE HULKS PRELUDE $16.49
NOV090473 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #140 $3.99
OCT098181 INCREDIBLE HULK #606 DJURDJEVIC VAR (PP #898) $3.99
NOV090471 INCREDIBLE HULK #606 FOH $3.99
Marvel Fairy Tales GN-TPB  MARVEL FAIRY TALES $10.19
NOV090479 MIGHTY AVENGERS #33 $2.99
NOV090497 NOVA #33 $2.99
NOV090496 REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #3 (OF 5) $3.99
NOV090457 SPIDER-MAN 1602 #4 (OF 5) $3.99
NOV090487 SPIDER-WOMAN #5 $2.99
NOV090540 THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI PREM HC VOL 03 $19.99
NOV090494 THUNDERBOLTS #140 $2.99
NOV090560 ULTIMATUM REQUIEM TP $15.99
NOV090501 UNCANNY X-MEN #520 $2.99
NOV090455 WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #4 GNTLT $3.99
Wolverine/Black Cat: Claws HC  WOLVERINE BLACK CAT CLAWS $12.23
NOV090564 WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS TP CLASS ACTIONS $14.99
NOV090513 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #9 $3.99

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COMICS

SEP090732 BARACK THE BARBARIAN FALL OF RED SARAH ONE SHOT $5.99
NOV090855 BEYOND THE WALL #3 $3.99
OCT090747 CODE GEASS NIGHTMARE OF NUNNALLY GN VOL 04 $10.99
OCT090748 EUREKA SEVEN MANGA COLLECTION SC VOL 02 $19.99
NOV090674 FARSCAPE ONGOING #3 $3.99
OCT091180 GFT PINOCCHIO COLLECTION A CVR SEIDMAN $4.99
OCT091181 GFT PINOCCHIO COLLECTION B CVR BASALDUA $4.99
NOV090814 GI JOE #14 $3.99
NOV090818 GI JOE BEST OF BARONESS TP $19.99
NOV090816 GI JOE ORIGINS #11 $3.99
NOV090576 GLAMOURPUSS #11 $3.00
NOV090677 INCORRUPTIBLE #2 $3.99
NOV090928 LUKE MCBAIN #3 (OF 4) $3.99
OCT091179 MERC #1 $2.99
SEP090709 MUPPET PETER PAN #4 $2.99
NOV090682 NOLA #3 $3.99
OCT090830 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #6 $2.99
JUL090957 ROBOT GALAXY #3 POWER O/T SEVENTH RING $3.99
JUL090958 ROBOT GALAXY #4 NEW WARRIORS $3.99
NOV090665 SIMPSONS COMICS #162 $2.99
JUL090691 SOULFIRE NEW WORLD ORDER #5 (OF 5) FRANCISCO CVR $2.99
JUL090692 SOULFIRE NEW WORLD ORDER #5 (OF 5) HERRERA CVR $2.99
MAY083625 SOULFIRE VOL 2 #0 MICHAEL TURNER SIGNED ED $24.99
NOV090836 STAR TREK DS9 FOOLS GOLD #2 $3.99
APR091073 STINGERS #4 (OF 5) $2.99
OCT090883 TAIMASHIN RED SPIDER EXORCIST GN VOL 01 $9.95
OCT090806 TOY STORY #1 $2.99
NOV090821 TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #2 $3.99
NOV090694 UNCLE SCROOGE #387 $2.99
NOV090852 VEIL TP VOL 01 $17.99
NOV090696 WALL-E #2 $2.99

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

DC Comics April 2010 solicitations

Here's what looks good to me (weird to see Marvel's 1970s Doc Savage stuff coming out via DC):

Viking Prince by Joe Kubert
THE VIKING PRINCE BY JOE KUBERT Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 30 • 296 pg, FC, $39.99 US
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER and BOB HANEY
Art and cover by Joe Kubert

In fifth century Iceland, an amnesiac Viking warrior faces peril from the ruler of a neighboring village, as well as giants, sea monsters, witches and more. Collecting classic adventure tales from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1-5, 7-20, and OUR ARMY AT WAR #162 and 163.


DC Greatest Imaginary Stories Vol. 2: Batman & Robin 
DC’S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES VOL. 2: BATMAN AND ROBIN TPAdvance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by BILL FINGER and others
Art by SHELDON MOLDOFF & others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Don’t miss this new set of ‘60s and ‘70s “imaginary” tales starring Dick Grayson as the new Batman with Bruce Wayne Jr. as the new Robin! Collects stories from BATMAN #122, 131, 135, 145, 154, 159, 163 and 300, LOIS LANE #89 and WORLD’S FINEST #153.


SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale September 22 • 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US
Written by JERRY SIEGEL, DON CAMERON, BILL FINGER & others
Art by IRA YARBROUGH, ED DOBROTKA, SAM CITRON & GEORGE ROUSSOS
Cover by WAYNE BORING
In this new collection of SUPERMAN #30-35, The Man of Tomorrow meets the mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk for the first time and battles Lex Luthor, The Toyman, The Silver Foxx and more!



Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze 
DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART, GARDNER FOX & TONY ISABELLA
Art by ROSS ANDRU, TOM PALMER & others
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Originally published in 1972, these adaptations of 1930s pulp adventures include “The Man of Bronze,” “Death in Silver,” “The Monsters” and “Brand of the Werewolf,” and are collected for the first time from the pages of DOC SAVAGE #1-8.
 

DOC SAVAGE #1
On sale APRIL 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL MALMONT
Co-feature written by JASON STARR
Art by HOWARD PORTER & Art Thibert
Co-feature art by SCOTT HAMPTON
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 variant cover by John Cassaday
The Man of Bronze in his own series at last! Doc Savage is the target of a brazen attack on New York City! Tragedy will strike one of Doc’s compatriots, and someone may not survive the opening pages of “The Lord of Lightning!” Written by Paul Malmont, national best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)!
And don’t miss the hard-hitting JUSTICE, INC. co-feature, starring Richard Benson, the Avenger! When criminals abduct one of his own detectives, Benson’s icy heart sears with a rage hotter than any he’s ever known. “Worst Nightmare” begins here, written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL) with art by Scott Hampton (LUCIFER)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


THE SPIRIT #1
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by MARK SCHULTZ
Co-feature written by Dennis O’Neil
Art by MORITAT
Co-feature art by Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by LADRÖNN
1:10 variant cover by MARK SCHULTZ
The Spirit returns in an all-new ongoing series! Central City destroys everyone who lives within its borders...so it’s a good thing The Spirit already died once! International crime syndicate The Golden Tree wants to help Central City’s Octopus consolidate control over the underworld and the Spirit is the kind of mess the Golden Tree was created to clean up. They’ve offered the Octopus the services of one of their finest assassins to take his breath away for good – and the sight of this killer would get anyone’s heart pounding!
This issue also features the debut of the eight-page THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE co-feature, showcasing the industry’s finest talent. And who better to kick things off than DENNIS O’NEIL and BILL SIENKIEWICZ?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
 

Marvel Comics April 2010 solicitations

Highlights from Marvel's April offerings:

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: BLACK PANTHER JUNGLE ACTION HC

Written by DON McGREGOR Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, BILLY GRAHAM & GIL KANE Cover by GIL KANE

Collected for the first time ever, the MARVEL MASTERWORKS bring you the ground-breaking, trend-setting Black Panther from JUNGLE ACTION! In 1973 comics' first African super hero took the headlining slot in an ambitious ongoing series, beginning a 13-issue epic unprecedented in its time. Writer Don McGregor teamed with artists Rich Buckler and Billy Graham to tell "Panther's Rage," a story so huge it ranges across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and up to the snow-topped mountains of Wakanda. Over its course McGregor & Co. would define T'Challa, give full depth and life to the Wakandas and their culture, while pitting the Panther against the murderous Erik Killmonger for control of the kingdom. Not one to rest on his laurels, McGregor then set out to raise the bar once again, sending T'Challa to the American South to investigate the murder of Angela Lynne and its connection to the Klan and the history of the Soul Strangler. A challenging storyline by a challenging storyteller, you'll read it and so much more in this much anticipated hardcover classic! Collecting JUNGLE ACTION #6-24.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE HUMAN TORCH VOL. 3 HC

Written by VARIOUS Penciled by HARRY SAHLE, AL GABRIELE, CARL PFEUFER, ED ROBBINS, BASIL WOLVERTON, RAY HOULIHAN, LARRY ANTONETTE & ART GATES Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG

From the heart of the Golden Age of Comics, the white-hot hero of the decade, the Human Torch, comes burning at you with another exciting quartet of never before reprinted comic adventures! Between keeping America safe on the homefront and fighting the Axis powers abroad, the Torch and his kid sidekick Toro have their work cut out for them. They'll face Nazi rockets, Gestapo madmen, fifth columnists and more as they fight the good fight for the U.S.A. The action really gets going in the massive, 45-page "Death Dance of the Atlantic" when the Torch and Toro find the Sub-Mariner manning a Nazi U-boat. It's an action-packed dash to capture comics' most tempestuous sometimes-hero and decode the Axis' secret signal system, told in the manner that made Marvel great. Backed up by solo Sub-Mariner tales, along with the boy adventurer Jimmy Jupiter and humor shorts by the likes of Basil Wolverton, every issue is a cornucopia from Marvel's early years. Dig into the Golden Age and dig into history! Collecting HUMAN TORCH #9-12.

Essential Iron Man Volume 4 TPB
ESSENTIAL IRON MAN VOL. 4 TPB
Written by GERRY CONWAY, ROBERT KANIGHER, GARY FRIEDRICH, ROY THOMAS, MIKE FRIEDRICH, BILL EVERETT, JIM STARLIN & STEVE GERBER Penciled by HERB TRIMPE, GEORGE TUSKA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & JIM STARLIN Cover by GIL KANE

The quintessential cosmic saga of the seventies begins here! Part Four of Iron Man's Essential Adventuredom shakes the Marvel Universe with the debut of Drax the Destroyer and his Eternal enemy, Thanos of Titan Ñ with Iron Man in the middle! As if that isn't enough, Mister Kline's drawing Tony Stark into another crisis, while the Black Lama's waiting to start a third! Plus: the Mandarin, the Masked Marauder, Mikas and more menaces! Guest-starring Doctor Strange, the Sub-Mariner and the Avengers! Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #39-61.

Marvel Masterworks: The Silver Surfer Volume 1 TPB
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SILVER SURFER VOL. 1 TPB

Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA & JACK KIRBY Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA & DEAN WHITE

The soaring Sentinel of the Spaceways makes a MARVEL MASTERWORKS splash with his unmatched solo series. Illustrated by the master of man, menace, and motion, the one-and-only John Buscema, and featuring some of Stan Lee's most inspired and socially-charged scripts of the Silver Age, the adventures of Norrin Radd rank among the definitive tales of all Marveldom! Not only will you be awed beyond imagination by the Surfer's origin, you'll also face alien invasions, be torn down to the depths of hell by the utterly evil Mephisto, struggle against the Stranger, and face galaxy-conquering barbarians set on the destruction of...well, everything! Lest we forget what by many is considered the most beautifully rendered story in Marvel history, the Surfer's encounter with the mighty Thor! These double-length stories of drama and despair are a must-have for any and every Marvelite, and to prove we mean it, we're including the Surfer's first-ever solo adventure from the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5 as bonus! Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-6, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5 & NOT BRAND ECHH #13.