Saturday, March 13, 2010

IDW collects Best of Dan DeCarlo's Archie work

Should be a nice series:

Starting in May 2010, a dean of Archie artists will be showcased in his very own series, kicking off an extraordinary series of important Archie collections from IDW Publishing. Archie: The Best of Dan DeCarlo

Volume One offers the very best of this classic and influential artist, gathering strips from the mid 1950s through the early 1970s.

“As a long-time DeCarlo fan, I am very excited about this series, as well as the rest of IDW’s Archie books,” said IDW chief operating officer, Greg Goldstein. “This is an amazing property that has influenced generations of people around the world, and this is the first book to specifically showcase Dan’s amazing art.”

Coming of age in World War II era-America, Archie captured the hearts of young and old alike. Archie and his friends remain hugely popular today through an appealing blend of timeless, humorous stories and classic Americana.

Dan DeCarlo spent nearly 50 years with the characters of Riverdale High, drawing every character at one time or another. Archie: The Best of Dan DeCarlo Volume One contains dozens of stories handpicked by DeCarlo connoisseurs, all newly scanned from rare original art and recolored to capture the flavor of the original comics.

This is the first in IDW’s “Best Of” series, which will grow to include collections of Bob Montana, Harry Lucey, and Stan Goldberg, among others.

Starting in May 2010, a dean of Archie artists will be showcased in his very own series, kicking off an extraordinary series of important Archie collections from IDW Publishing. Archie: The Best of Dan DeCarlo

Volume One offers the very best of this classic and influential artist, gathering strips from the mid 1950s through the early 1970s.

“As a long-time DeCarlo fan, I am very excited about this series, as well as the rest of IDW’s Archie books,” said IDW chief operating officer, Greg Goldstein. “This is an amazing property that has influenced generations of people around the world, and this is the first book to specifically showcase Dan’s amazing art.”

Coming of age in World War II era-America, Archie captured the hearts of young and old alike. Archie and his friends remain hugely popular today through an appealing blend of timeless, humorous stories and classic Americana.

Dan DeCarlo spent nearly 50 years with the characters of Riverdale High, drawing every character at one time or another. Archie: The Best of Dan DeCarlo Volume One contains dozens of stories handpicked by DeCarlo connoisseurs, all newly scanned from rare original art and recolored to capture the flavor of the original comics.

This is the first in IDW’s “Best Of” series, which will grow to include collections of Bob Montana, Harry Lucey, and Stan Goldberg, among others.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pop links: Steranko covers! Doctor Who's new screwdriver! New Rockford Files TV series!

Who doesn't like a few Jim Steranko comic book covers?



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The new Doctor Who also has a new sonic screwdriver.

Smith trails off, apparently brewing further thoughts about his first episode. But then, with a conspiratorial grin, he asks, 'Have you seen the new sonic screwdriver yet?’ and pulls it from his pocket. It’s a very shiny metal toy with a green light and, when Smith flicks his hand, metal claws that pop out at one end. Smith is evidently as chuffed with it as all the eight-year-old boys who are given replicas of it for Christmas will be. The titanium sparks on the Cathedral Green in Llandaff are now a distant memory.

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"Firefly" star Alan Tudyk is joining the cast of a TV remake of "The Rockford Files." Dermot Mulroney takes the title role.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pop links: Pink Floyd gets mad! Matt Baker jungle girls! Unpublished Wally Wood! Happy 13, Buffy! John Carter of Mars scored!

Pink Floyd, the ultimate "album band," doesn't like its music being parcelled out song-by-song online.

Fans of Pink Floyd could soon be unable to buy their songs individually on websites like iTunes after lawyers for the rock band won a High Court ruling against EMI.

...It prevents EMI from allowing the band's albums – including Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall – from being chopped up for sale as individual track downloads, a process known as 'unbundling'.

Makes sense. Some LPs are best heard as a whole, although I'm also a big fan of mixing up individual songs of all sorts when my iPod's on shuffle.

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Check out a "Rulah, The Jungle Girl" story with art by the great Matt Baker.



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See a batch of unpublished Wally Wood comic book covers.





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Happy 13t anniversary (a day late) "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."



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Michael Giacchino, composer of music for "Lost," "Up" and "The Incredibles," will pen the score of Pixar's upcoming live-action John Carter of Mars film.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pop links: Mad Men Barbies! Neal Adams! New Superman book! Weird Hulk ads!

"Mad Men" fans: Start saving for special Barbie collector dolls based on the show's characters.





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Visit Big Glee to see the big version of this awesome piece of original Neal Adams art featuring Deadman and the Spectre. I remember the published version in one of those cool DC Comics calendars that used to adorn my bedroom as a kid.





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Tom de Haven, author of the I've-heard-it's-pretty-good-but-haven't-read-it Superman novel has penned a non-fiction book about the Man of Steel.

Our Hero: Superman on Earth is part history — a summary of the ways Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were ripped off will break your heart — and part philosophy.



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Weird foreign Hulk ads.

New comics March 10, 2010

DC COMICS

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JAN100263 DOOM PATROL #8 $2.99
Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape
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JAN100275 JUSTICE LEAGUE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1 $3.99
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JAN100291 REBELS #14 $2.99
JAN100247 RED ROBIN #10 $2.99
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JAN100320 SUPER FRIENDS #25 $2.50
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The Warlord: The Saga
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Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 2: Insane in the Brain
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SEP091083 JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #54 $10.95

Monday, March 08, 2010

Pop links: More Phantom on TV; New Doctor Who goes on tour

A TV series based on Lee Falk's "The Phantom" is set to air on Syfy on the heels of a mini-series on the network. It begins in June.



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New Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is touring the UK in the run-up to the show's new season, which begins over there on Easter.

The tour will target hard-to-reach communities relatively underserved by the BBC.

The locations are Belfast, Inverness, Sunderland, Salford and Northampton.

The first stop is Belfast on 29 March, with the tour winding up in Salford on 31 March.

Paperback cover parade: Mike Shayne "Dead Man's Diary"