Friday, February 25, 2011

Upcoming DC Showcase Presents titles and more

A few items that have cropped up for pre-order on Amazon:

Showcase Presents All Star Comics Vol. 1

Showcase Presents Ghosts

Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour Vol 1

Showcase Presents: Teen Titans, Vol. 2

Brian Bolland Cover to Cover

Spy vs. Spy Omnibus

 

George Harrison's birthday: Concert for George streaming free

You can view "The Concert for George," featuring Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar and others here for free, all day, in celebration of George Harrison's birthday. If you've never seen it, check it out. It's a very enjoyable and moving show.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Doctor Who's Brigadier dies

Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart on more than 100 episodes of "Doctor Who" died Tuesday at age 81.

"Of all the characters in Doctor Who there is no doubt he was the most loved by the fans for his wonderful portrayal of the rather pompous Brigadier," said Tom Baker, who played opposite him as the fourth incarnation of The Doctor.

The Brigadier, who first appeared in the Sixties, was a key figure in the adventures during Jon Pertwee's run as The Doctor, but the character appeared regularly opposite other Time Lords.

Vintage photo of Batman comic collector


Found on eBay: photograph of collector/dealer of Movie Memorabilia - Malcolm Willits (Los Angeles/Hollywood, California) in a bank vault at a safe deposit box looking at Vintage Batman Comic Books.

Netflix to stream classic CBS series including Star Trek and Twilight Zone

Netflix briefly streamed seasons of "Star Trek" and "The Twilight Zone" but it now has rights to all of CBS's shows, with the exception of those currently airing. This means, come April, you'll be able to watch every incarnation of "Star Trek" from the original series on, and a bunch of other cool old shows.

The list of CBS programming coming to Instant Streaming is pretty long. New shows like Medium and Flashpoint will be available along with full seasons of “iconic” series’ like Frasier, Family Ties, and Cheers. The list goes on to include the original Hawaii Five-O and 60’s classic The Andy Griffith Show.

I'm not regretting canceling my cable.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paul McCartney is cool with bootleg remixes of the Beatles

Paul McCartney thinks illegitimate remixes of Beatles tunes are just fine with him.

He said: "I didn't mind when something like that happened with the Grey Album. But the record company minded. They put up a fuss. But it was like, 'Take it easy guys, it's a tribute.'"

Macca wants more producers to sample The Beatles.

He told Radio 1 documentary The Beatles And Black Music, to be broadcast next Monday: "It was really cool when hip-hop started, you would hear references in lyrics, you always felt honoured.

"It's exactly what we did in the beginning - introducing black soul music to a mass white audience. It's come full circle, it's well cool.

"When you hear a riff similar to your own your first feeling is 'rip-off'. After you've got over it you think, 'Look at that, someone's noticed that riff.'"

Adam West in Batmobile picture

New comics Feb. 23, 2011

Things I'll buy:

DETECTIVE COMICS #874

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #655

 FANTASTIC FOUR #588

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #716


Showcase Presents: Justice League of America, Vol. 5
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America, Vol. 5

Items of note:

Chronicles of Kull Volume 4: The Blood of Kings and Other Stories (Chronicles of Kull 4)
Chronicles of Kull Volume 4: The Blood of Kings and Other Stories (Chronicles of Kull 4)

Eerie Archives Volume 6
Eerie Archives Volume 6

John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars
John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars

Giant Size Little Lulu Volume 3
Giant Size Little Lulu Volume 3

DC Direct Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1: Batman Action Figure
DC Direct Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1: Batman Action Figure

DC Direct Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1: The Joker with Scarface Action Figure
DC Direct Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1: The Joker with Scarface Action Figure

DC Direct Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1: Harley Quinn Action Figure
DC Direct Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1: Harley Quinn Action Figure

DC Direct Cover Girls of the DC Universe Poker Set
DC Direct Cover Girls of the DC Universe Poker Set

DC Direct DC Chronicles: The Sandman Statue
DC Direct DC Chronicles: The Sandman Statue

DC Direct JLA Trophy Room: Sinestro Power Battery Prop Replica
DC Direct JLA Trophy Room: Sinestro Power Battery Prop Replica

Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol 2
Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol 2

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Mystic Comics - Volume 1
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Mystic Comics - Volume 1

Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner - Volume 4
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner - Volume 4