Friday, March 11, 2011

Video find: Hoyt Axton and Ringo Starr sing the No, No Song

New updates at the DC Comics Fortress of Memorabilia

Check 'em out.

Pulp cover parade: Planet Stories

New details on release of Beach Boys' lost Smile album

We mentioned a while back that the Beach Boys' scrapped Smile album of 1967 may finally see release this year (Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson released his own, newly recorded version a few years back).

Now it looks official. Billboard reports:

Two longtime Beach Boys associates -- engineer Mark Linett and archivist Alan Boyd -- are co-producing the release, which Capitol has titled "The Smile Sessions."

The project will be released in three versions: a two-CD set, an iTunes LP digital album and a limited-edition boxed set containing four CDs, two vinyl LPs, two vinyl singles and a 60-page hardbound book written by Beach Boys historian Dominic Priore.

Of course, Brian's completed Smile took some of the edge off all this, but it's still xciting news that the band's original recordings for the album will finally see official release.

Upcoming DC Comics collections

A few new items spotted on Amazon:

Green Lantern Omnibus Vol. 2

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Chronicles Vol. 1

Showcase Presents Batman Vol. 5



 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Doctor Who season 6 to air same day in UK, US

American "Doctor Who" fans with BBC America will no longer need to play the waiting game when it comes to watching fresh episodes of the series. The show's sixth season premieres April 23 in both the UK and US.


Me? I'll still need to wait, being a cable abstainer. But I'm a wait-for-the-DVDs guy, anyhow.

Batgirl and Batgirl Cycle 1966 TV photo

See a collection of Frank Frazetta's Eerie covers

Via Golden Age Comic Book Stories:

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Download a tune from the forthcoming lost album by Arthur Lee's Love

Black Beauty, a non officially released 1973 album by Arthur Lee's Love, is out June 7 from High Moon Records. You can download a free sample track here.

Author Michael Chabon pitches magicians vs. Hitler series to HBO

Michael Chabon, author of the awesome "Manhood for Amateurs" and "The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay," has teamed with his wife Ayelet Waldman to propose a new series to HBO, which centers on con-men and magicians fighting Nazi forces in World War II. I'd watch it!

New comics shipping March 9, 2011

Things I'll buy

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #5

DONALD DUCK #364


Items of note

Prince Valiant: 1941-1942 (Vol. 3) (Prince Valiant) 
Prince Valiant: 1941-1942 (Vol. 3) (Prince Valiant) 

Melvin Monster, Volume 3: The John Stanley Library 
Melvin Monster, Volume 3: The John Stanley Library 

Zatanna: The Mistress of Magic 
Zatanna: The Mistress of Magic 

 Hulk: World War Hulks (Incredible Hulk) 
Hulk: World War Hulks (Incredible Hulk) 

Marvel Adventures Thor: Bringers of the Storm 
Marvel Adventures Thor: Bringers of the Storm 

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man - Volume 13 
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man - Volume 13 

 Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Vol. 2 
Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Vol. 2 



Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives Volume 5
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives Volume 5

The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art
The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art

Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes
Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes

Star Wars Omnibus: At War With the Empire Vol. 1
Star Wars Omnibus: At War With the Empire Vol. 1

 Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture
Supersized: Strange Tales from a Fast-Food Culture