Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jonah Hex movie trailer

More Kirby: Thundarr!

Read a vintage 1980s article about the Jack Kirby-designed animated series "Thundarr the Barbarian" (I remember it well.)

Jack Kirby works go on display in Switzerland

The largest-ever gathering of the King's works is on display at the Fummeto International Comics Festival in Lucerne.

"Jack Kirby: The House That Jack Built", the first major retrospective of original art by Jack Kirby. Over 150 works spanning from 1942 to 1985 will be on display from 1-9 May. Included will be all but two pages from "Whosoever Finds The Evil Eye!" (1966, Fantastic Four 54), the seven page "City of Ghouls!" (1954, Fighting American 2), the 22 page "Flower" (1973, Kamandi 6), the cover and 16 pages for "Good-Bye Broadway, Hello Death!" (1975, Our Fighting Forces 156) as well as rare sketches and key pages from throughout Kirby's career.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Marvel Comics HDTVs

There's been weirder superhero merchandise, I suppose. Buy yours here.

10 reasons why Happy Town isn't

TV Guide critic Matt Roush slams the new "Twin Peaks" knockoff:

The only cult likely to attach itself to this (quoting my magazine mini-review) “half-baked loaf of silly whimsical menace” is one comprised of fans of train-wreck TV. Don’t be among them.

Sexist Iron Man 2 toys at Burger King!

According to the Burger King press release:

Burger King Corp. has created an exclusive collection of BK(R) Kids Meal toys that bring the power and attitude of "Iron Man" into restaurants. This collection of eight film-inspired premiums are available with the purchase of a BK(R) Kids Meal and include four lifestyle accessories for girls and four action-packed toys for boys...

Odd. However, Entertainment Weekly notes:

I can appreciate that girls will likely enjoy the Lightup Iron Man Mark VI Charm Necklace, the Iron Man Mark IV Gold Charm Necklace (though not as much as that lightup one) and the Black Widow Bracelet (which lights up with your movement). But I don’t think Burger King needs to imply that only boys would/should want to play with the Cyclone Spinning Robot Drone, the Flip N’ Fly War Machine, the Construct N’ Play Iron Man, or the Repulsor Power Iron Man (a switch on his back lets you control the light in his chest!).

Am I wrong to think that Burger King should have left the genders out of that press release — let’s not forget there are young boys who like to accessorize — and simply divided the toys into action figures, jewelry, and Message Board for Adult Fakers?

New comics shipping April 28, 2010

Click the pics to order discounted items from Amazon:

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