Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Doctor Who promotional pic

A nice new shot featuring the new Doctor, Matthew Smith, and companion Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan.


DC Comics May 2010 solicitations

Highlights from DC's newly announced offerings for May:


THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
On sale MAY 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL LEVITZ • Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER
1:10 Variant cover by JIM LEE
Fan-favorite LEGION writer Paul Levitz returns to the 31st century super team he made supreme with an all-new intergalactic era! This exciting series picks up on threads from Geoff Johns’s “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes” storyline and creates its own all-new ones, including a Green Lantern Corps tie-in and the destruction of a major planet! Rocket on board here as Levitz and rising star artist Yildiray Cinar (TEEN TITANS) revitalize one of DC’s most beloved franchises starting with an oversized first issue with a variant cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!

Adventures of Superboy Book One
ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY VOL. 1 HC
On sale JULY 28 • 224 pg, FC, $39.99 US
Written by JERRY SIEGEL AND DON CAMERON • Art by JOE SHUSTER & OTHERS • Cover by JACK BURNLEY
The original adventures of Superman when he was a boy are collected for the first time, from MORE FUN COMICS #101-107 and ADVENTURE COMICS #103-121. Set in Smallville, the future Man of Steel learns responsibility as he deals with problems of every sort in the post-World War II Midwest.

Pop links: Monkeemobile, history of the the direct comics market, Jimi Hendrix Rockband on the way

Hey, hey it's the Monkeemobile!


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The Comics Journal provides a detailed history of the Direct Market system of comics distribution. My own take: The Direct Market started out as a good idea--helping to get distribution for smaller, independent comics companies--but ultimately worked to essentially remove comic books from the wider popular culture. It's why you no longer see spinner racks in drug stores and supermarkets and likely a key reason kids don't gravitate to funny books anymore.

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Practice up that dorky plastic guitar: Jimi Hendrix Rock Band is a'comin'.

Mattel's Mego-style retro-action figures out soon

I've mentioned these DC Universe World's Greatest Superheroes figures before, but they put me in such a warm, nostalgic mood. They'll be out next month, apparently.



Vintage comic book ad: More Roy Rogers

Comic book new releases Feb. 17, 2010

Comics shipping this week:

DARK HORSE COMICS

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DC Direct Blackest Night: Series 3 Action Figure Set
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Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance
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DC Direct Women of the DC Universe: Series 3: Hippolyta Bust
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