Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pictures: Myrna Loy

One of my favorite actresses and a fellow Montana native. Love those Thin Man movies, especially.





Friday, May 14, 2010

Jonah Hex character movie posters: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox



Still remembering Frank Frazetta

We lost a giant in the illustration/comics world this week and lots of folks have been posting tributes. Comics Catacombs has four posts (click here, here, here and here) featuring Frazetta's "Thund'da King of the Congo" comics stories. Dumb name, great art.

Someone should really publish Frazetta's comic book work in collections. DC has some great Shining Knight stuff in the vaults.

Bootsy Collins opens University of Funk

Talk about a party school!


Bootsy Collins presents the world's first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth. Construction of this online campus will conclude in June, with the first semester beginning on July 1, 2010.

Because a groove is a terrible thing to waste, this sonic learning institution will be unlike anything before, as Professor Collins and the finest bassists in music will unleash an intense curriculum, on the web, for intermediate to advanced funk disciples within the program. Enrollment is limited for the first year. For more information about the program and to learn about pre-registration opportunities, please provide your information.

S.H.I.E.L.D. movie to follow Avengers?

The whole danged Marvel Universe is going to the movies! Saw Iron Man 2 the other night, by the way, and enjoyed it quite a big. Well-acted, well-written popcorn fare.

At the beginning of last year, Samuel L. Jackson signed a long term deal with Marvel Studios to portray Nick Fury in as many as nine films. And after Fury's appearance in "Iron Man 2," Jackson is already set to reprise his role in "The First Avenger: Captain America" and "The Avengers."

However, at the time there was also speculation that Jackson would star in a film based directly around Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., which Jackson seemed to confirm recently.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Comics shipping May 12, 2010: Discounted comics collections, graphic novels, action figures

Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon:

DARK HORSE COMICS

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Bettie Page Horizon Journal
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DC COMICS

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Wonder Girl PVC Figure, Ame-Comi Heroine Series:
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Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Supergirl (V.2) PVC Figure
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Outsiders: The Hunt
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Question Vol. 6: The Peacemaker
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Sinestro Corps Mini Neon Sign
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Superboy: The Boy of Steel
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Wonder Woman: Warkiller
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IMAGE COMICS

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Marvel Adventures Black Widow And The Avengers Digest
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Runaways: Live Fast Premiere HC
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Spider-Man: Red-Headed Stranger
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