Friday, April 01, 2011

New Thor movie posters: Thor and Loki


Video from the Wonder Woman TV series set, starring Adrianne Palicki and stunt double

Groovy 1960s Lifesavers ad -- directed by Terry Gilliam?

Dangerous Minds speculates (I think correctly) that this cool ad is the handiwork or Monty Python's resident animator, Terry Gilliam.

Bond movies and much more now streaming via Netflix

I don't see these as available quite yet on Netflix, but they've been listed on Just Arrived on Streaming, which indicates that they'll be available soon.

This is the month when many classic CBS series (Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek, etc.) start to become available via streaming as part of a two-year deal between Netflix and the network.

I think I'm going to be watching fewer and fewer DVDs...

Just a glance at some of the fresh offerings:

Diamonds are Forever
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Never Say Never Again
Thunderball
Moonraker
For Your Eyes' Only
License to Kill
Hawaii Five-O
Mission Impossible
Andy Griffith Show
Twin Peaks

Still more Adrianne Palicki in Wonder Woman costume picture

Via Popholic:





DC heroines go "'all pants" in 2011

Occasional Superheroine has the scoop:

"This is 2011: bare legs just aren't cutting it anymore," one insider said. "There's nothing more practical (and modest) than fighting crime in a pair of slacks."

An art contest will be held to redesign the costumes of such classic DC superheroines as Supergirl, Zatanna, and Mary Marvel in a way that incorporates pants or at least a nice pair of jeggings.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Upcoming DC Comics collections: Ditko Omnibus Vol. 2, Showcase Wonder Woman Vol. 4

A few upcoming items spotted on Amazon:

Steve Ditko Omnibus Vol. 2

Showcase Presents: Wonder Woman Vol. 4

Doctor Who's Karen Gillan to play 60s model Jean Shrimpton

Via the BBC:

The 23-year-old TV star will play sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton in a BBC Four film, which will be screened later this year.

We'll Take Manhattan will explore Shrimpton's relationship with British photographer David Bailey.

"I am so excited to be playing somebody who had such a lasting impact on the fashion world," Gillan said.

Bailey and Shrimpton helped shape the Swinging London era of the 1960s.



Trailer for 2011 Doctor Who season

Taking a break from today's Wonder Woman coverage.

Still more pics of Adrianne Palicki in costume as TV's new Wonder Woman

It's beginning to look a lot like Wonder Woman Wednesday.






More in-costume pics on Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

Some more set pics have surfaced from the upcoming TV series.



Set pictures show TV's new Wonder Woman in action

Via Daily Blam.

Let your snarky comments about the costume begin now. Me, I think, y'know it's Wonder Woman for crying out loud. The costume, in whichever variation, has always been silly, and looks sillier yet when transposed to real life. Purists must admit that this one doesn't look much different than the original comic book version minus being a bit shinier and having pants, which, you must confess, are a tad more practical than bare legs when fighting crime. I'm more curious as to whether the show will be horrible and ridiculous or fun.


New comics March 30, 2011

Things I'll buy:

DETECTIVE COMICS #875 After a long time off the Bat-titles, I'm enjoying this run, even though Batman isn't Batman, but Dick Grayson in the costume.

DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #3 Ok, after enjoying the first issue of this quite a bit, I was put off by the weak art and so-so story in the second one. I'll stick it out a while longer to see how it goes. I'm not a fan of frequently changing creative teams, or frequently changing artists. You look at the history of comics, and they're always at their best when done by a dedicated creator/team over relatively long stretches.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #657 Still enjoying Slott's run as writer and this one offers more great Marcos Martin art, I believe.

AVENGERS #11 More John Romita, Jr., art.

Other items of interest:

DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS ONE SHOT

DC Direct All-Star Batman and Robin Mini Statue
DC Direct All-Star Batman and Robin Mini Statue
 
DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Donna Troy as Wonder Girl Variant PVC Figure 
DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Donna Troy as Wonder Girl Variant PVC Figure 
 
 
DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Supergirl (V.1) Black Suit Variant PVC Figure 
DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Supergirl (V.1) Black Suit Variant PVC Figure 
 
Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn 
Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn 
 
DC Direct Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night : Violet Lantern Star Sapphire Bust 
DC Direct Heroes of the DC Universe: Blackest Night : Violet Lantern Star Sapphire Bust 
 
Superman: The Black Ring 
Superman: The Black Ring 
 
Best of Dick Tracy Volume 1 
Best of Dick Tracy Volume 1 
 
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 3 
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, Vol. 3 
 
Spider-Man You're Hired One-Shot 
Spider-Man You're Hired One-Shot 
 
Strange Tales II 
Strange Tales II 
 
X-Men First Class - Volume 2 
X-Men First Class - Volume 2 
 
X-Men Forever 2 Volume 3: Perfect S'World 
X-Men Forever 2 Volume 3: Perfect World 
 
The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 (Vol. 15) (The Complete Peanuts) 
The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 (Vol. 15) (The Complete Peanuts) 
 
Stuff I'd like but can't afford to buy right now 
 
Torpedo Volume 2 
Torpedo Volume 2 
 
X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 2
X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan Volume 2