Friday, April 02, 2010

New streaming movies on Netflix

New stuff I'm adding to my Netflix streaming queue today:
  • Hook
  • The Wonder of it All
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Ripping Yarns

Neal Adams details his new Batman project

The legendary Bat-artist is both writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey, a 12-issue series that debuts in July.


The story of "Batman: Odyssey" will challenge readers basic assumptions about who Batman is in the modern era through a series of challenges, encounters and journeys. "In a way, Batman has become sort of outdated," said Adams of how he sees the character today. "Even in the movies, they've had to put armor on him and do things to him that have made him stiff and uncomfortable. And they've had to deal with the question of how does Batman – who comes from a time of gangsters and pistols and minimal armament – come into a time where we seem to have the most powerful guns, the most frightful explosive devices...we seem to be in a time where gangsters are armed in a ridiculous manner. There used to be a time where Batman was worried about whether or not a guy doing a mugging had a gun. Today, a guy pulls out a gun as long as his leg and starts firing at Batman.

Stephanie Powers Girl from U.N.C.L.E. promotional pictures pt. 2



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Doctor Who season 5 preview

Upcoming DC Comics collections

Some cool upcoming releases discovered via an Amazon snoop:

Batgirl: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Batgirl: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Batgirl takes center stage in this collection, which includes her 1967 debut and various stories through the 1990s. "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl" - Detective Comics #359 "The Orchid-Crusher" - Detective Comics #396 "A Burial for Batgirl" - Detective Comics #400 "The Unmasking of Batgirl" - Detective Comics #422 "Candidate for Danger" - Detective Comics #423 "Batgirl's Last Case" - Detective Comics #424 "The Invader from Hell" - Batman Family #1 "Startling Secret of the Devilish Daughters" - Batman Family #9 "Folie a Deux Part One" - Legends of the DC Universe #10 "Folie a Deux Part Two" - Legends of the DC Universe #10 "Photo Finish" - Batman Chronicles #9

Showcase Presents: Our Army at War Vol. 1
Showcase Presents: Our Army at War Vol. 1
This value priced collection features over 500 pages of war stories from the early 1950s starring a wide variety of soldiers in a variety of settings, boasting, as the covers said, "Explosive battle action!" Stories include: "Dig Your Foxhold Deep!" "Frightened Hero" "Battle Souvenir" "Dive Bomber" "I, The Gun" "Undersea Raider" "Flying Blind"

Tales of the Green Lantern Vol. 3
Tales of the Green Lantern Vol. 3
Hal Jordan of Earth is the greatest hero of the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic force that keeps the peace throughout the cosmos, but there are thousands of other Green Lanterns, most of whom are not even human. This new graphic novel gathers some of their stories in one volume for the first time, in which these heroes face both the evil of those who would stand against them and their own inner conflicts.

Batman Chronicles Vol. 10
Batman Chronicles Vol. 10
The graphic novel series collecting every Batman adventure ever published in chronological order continues with this new, eighth volume featuring stories from the 1940s! Includes appearances by Two-Face, the Cavalier, the villainous duo Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Crime Surgeon, and more.

The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Vol. 1
The Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Vol. 1
One of the most popular of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's "kid gang" comics from the early 1940s, The Boy Commandos were an international team of boy soldiers dedicated to fighting the "Ratzis." The team included members from England, France, the Netherlands and the United States, under the leadership of Captain Rip Carter. The series featured typically imaginative tales, including appearances by Nostradamus, who predicts both Hitler and The Boy Commandos; a look back at World War Two from the year 3045; a New York gangster on the run in Europe, a New York cabbie arrives in Europe, determined to take on the Germans single-handed; the team is captured by the German Army in Africa; a ghost aids the boys in defending a French village; and a kitten accidentally lends a paw in a raid on a German-held town.

Teen Titans: Games
Teen Titans: Games
Harking back to the era when NEW TEEN TITANS was the best-selling monthly comic series comes this lost tale from legendary creators Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and George Perez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS) starring their fan-favorite characters just in time for the NEW TEEN TITANS 30th anniversary! Set in the 1980s during the height of New Teen Titans popularity, this standalone hardcover features a mysterious villain playing a deadly game with New York City as the gameboard - and the Teen Titans as the pieces! Like something out of a timecapsule, this never-before-seen epic is the New Teen Titans story from their original creators that never got told...until now! Twenty years in the making, TEEN TITANS: GAMES is a can't-miss for fans new and old.

The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 3
The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 3
The 1960s adventures of Green Lantern continue in this new volume reprinting his stories in their original order of publication. Included are the Emerald Gladiator's confrontation with his new bosses the Guardians of Oa, an early team-up with fellow Silver Age icon Barry Allen (Flash), the origin of the Green Lantern oath and much much more!

Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4
Over 500 pages of futuristic super-hero action are collected in this value-priced volume! In this new volume, the Legion battles Mordru the Merciless and The Fatal Five, and meet The Tornado Twins.

Superman Archives Vol. 8
Superman Archives Vol. 8
The early adventures of The Man of Steel are reprinted here in volume 8 of the high-end, collectable reprint ARCHIVE series - popular for it's top-notch reproduction of nearly impossible-to-find issues. Featuring mid-'40s adventures starring Superman, this newest volume includes the debut of popular bad guy Mr. Mxyzptlk - a foe who has appeared in numerous Superman-centric cartoons such as Justice League Unlimited as well as the live-action Smallville series! And don't miss the early appearances of other arch-enemies such as Lex Luthor abd The Toyman!

Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow poster