Friday, November 05, 2010

New pop culture books

Fire and Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics
Fire and Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics

Superman Archives Vol. 8
Superman Archives Vol. 8

The Green Hornet Chronicles
The Green Hornet Chronicles

Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise: Haynes Manual
Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise: Haynes Manual


Vintage Brady Bunch picture

Technics turntables no more

Though it doesn't get much use these days, I'd hate to be without my Technics turntable in the living room. Now come reports that the brand may not be around much longer:

The Technics turntables have long been favored by DJs and audiophiles because of their high quality, reliability and direct drive system. However, as vinyl sales have collapsed, demand has dropped. As yet, Panasonic has not issued a statement on its web site about the rumoured discontinuation, although when similar speculation arose last year, it did issue a rebuttal. The company could not be immediately contacted.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Pulp covers: Amazing Stories

New comics Nov. 3, 2010

Little Lulu Volume 25: The Burglar-Proof Clubhouse and Other Stories
Little Lulu Volume 25: The Burglar-Proof Clubhouse and Other Stories

Absolute All Star Superman
Absolute All Star Superman

Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin
Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin

Batman: Battle for the Cowl
Batman: Battle for the Cowl

DC Chronicles: Superman Statue
DC Chronicles: Superman Statue

DC Dynamics: Superman Statue
DC Dynamics: Superman Statue

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion HC
Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion HC 

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Omnibus
Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Omnibus

  

Details: Batman Brave and Bold upcoming episodes

Some descriptions on upcoming eps of this fun animated series:

Friday, Nov. 5: "Plague of the Prototypes!" -- When Batman is on call, Gotham is kept safe by his squad of trusty Bat-Robots, but when Black Mask reprograms the unstoppable soldiers to do his bidding, Batman must blow the dust off "Proto," his bumbling (but good-hearted) beta-test robot to help him stop the villain.

Friday, Nov. 12: "Cry Freedom Fighters!"
-- When an alien race tries to invade Earth, Batman, Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters (led by the Uncle Sam) race to their planet to stop them. The alien's numbers prove overwhelming and it falls on Plastic Man to find the patriotism within to stop them.

Friday, Nov. 12
: "Knights of Tomorrow!" -- A glimpse into the future reveals Dick Grayson has assumed the Batman mantle after the Caped Crusader retired and fathered a son, Damian, with Catwoman. Despite his parents' wishes, Damian does not want to follow their legacy, but when Joker returns, he may have no choice! '