Thursday, December 02, 2010

Photo: Batman TV show cast

Duane Eddy teams with Richard Hawley for new album

The awesome guitar twanger Duane Eddy has a new album coming out produced by British singer/guitarist Richard Hawley, who's pretty good himself. Could be an interesting listen.

Rare photos of Spider-Man creator Steve Ditko in yearbook

An eBay listing for a 1944 Johnstown, Pa., high school yearbook includes some images of a young Steve Ditko, reclusive co-creator of Spider-Man.

The book also includes this illustration, which the seller believes may be by Ditko. Don't know. Looks to me like it could be.



At any rate, the listing also includes a number of photos of the young artist. There are very few public photos of Ditko around, so this is interesting -- although the seller goes to somewhat hyperbolic lengths to tout the book's historical significance.
 

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

BBC airs John Lennon radio documentary

Listen to the first three installments here.

Photo: Adam West

Clash biopic in the works

The creation of London Calling is the basis of a new biopic about the Clash, reports the BBC.

Former Clash members Paul Simonon and Mick Jones will executive produce the film, named after the 1979 record.

Playwright Jez Butterworth will pen the script, which will tell how producer Guy Stevens worked with the band to create their most celebrated disc.

New comics Dec. 2, 2010

The Chronicles of Conan Volume 20: Night of the Wolf and Other Stories (Chronicles of Conan (Graphic Novels))
The Chronicles of Conan Volume 20: Night of the Wolf and Other Stories (Chronicles of Conan (Graphic Novels))

Creepy Archives Volume 8 HC
Creepy Archives Volume 8 HC

Batman: Dead to Rights
Batman: Dead to Rights

Justice Society of America: Axis of Evil (Jsa (Justice Society of America) (Graphic Novels))
Justice Society of America: Axis of Evil (Jsa (Justice Society of America) (Graphic Novels))

Super Friends Vol. 3: Head of the Class
Super Friends Vol. 3: Head of the Class

Women of the DC Universe: Series 3: Catwoman Bust
Women of the DC Universe: Series 3: Catwoman Bust

Gorilla Man
Gorilla Man

Hercules: Twilight of a God
Hercules: Twilight of a God

Incredible Hercules: The New Prince of Power
Incredible Hercules: The New Prince of Power

Thor: If Asgard Should Perish
Thor: If Asgard Should Perish