Thursday, November 17, 2011

See the first 17 minutes of a Raiders of the Lost Ark documentary

Batman: Brave and the Bold series finale details and clips

The Cartoon Network is wrapping up the most recent Batman animated series (to be replaced soon by a new one) this week.

Here the synopsis for the final episode, plus a couple of clips:

Batman: Brave and the Bold "Mitefall"
"In the series finale, Bat-Mite decides to cancel Batman: The Brave and the Bold when he becomes bored with his former favorite superhero."



Deal alert: $13 for Christmas Classics on DVD, includes "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "Frosty the Snowman", "Frosty Returns", "Mr. Magoos Christmas Carol", "The Little Drummer Boy", and "Cricket on the Hearth".

A DVD collection of seasonal favorites: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "Frosty the Snowman", "Frosty Returns", "Mr. Magoos Christmas Carol", "The Little Drummer Boy", and "Cricket on the Hearth" on sale for $12.99 today on Amazon. Blu-Ray version is $19.49.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Preview the first volume of Fantagraphics' complete Carl Barks Donald Duck reprints

The Beat presents a seven-page preview from Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes, the first volume in Fantagraphics' series of Carl Barks duck tales. Very much looking forward to this, having missed out on the previous Barks collections in hardcover. Amazon has the book in stock now for only $13.78.




Sherlock season 2 teaser


 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New comics shipping 11/15/11

Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon:

Things I'll buy:

Justice League #3

Legion of Superheroes #3


Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers (Batman)

Amazing Spider-Man #674

Avengers #19

Sergio Aragones Funnies #5

Other items of interest:


Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners - Volume 4

DC Comics February 2012 solicitations

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #6
Written by DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAY
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T
The Challengers. Out of time and on the run. Eight survivors of a fiery plane crash, bound by fate and death, are on a desperate mission to uncover the mysteries of the Unknown before the powers that saved their lives, claim them for eternity.

 BATMAN: BIRTH OF THE DEMON TP
Written by MIKE W. BARR and DENNIS O’NEIL • Art by JERRY BINGHAM, TOM GRINDBERG and NORM BREYFOGLE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MARCH 7 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US
SON OF THE DEMON, BRIDE OF THE DEMON and BIRTH OF THE DEMON are collected in a single volume of stories that focus on The Dark Knight and Talia al Ghul, Ra’s al Ghul’s desire to have an heir, and the real story of the immortal villain and his drive for world domination.

 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: JIM APARO HC
Written by BOB HANEY • Art and cover by JIM APARO
On sale APRIL 4 • 512 pg, FC, $49.99 US
DC collects Aparo’s classic run on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD in hardcover for the first time! These stories feature Batman’s team-ups with Robin, Green Arrow, Black Canary, The Teen Titans, Deadman, Wonder Woman, The Demon, The Joker, Aquaman, The Atom and many others, from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #98, 100-102 and 104-122.

 THE NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, GEORGE PEREZ, MIKE W. BARR
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, ROMEO TANGHAL, KEITH POLLARD, JIM APARO, MIKE DECARLO and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 736 pg, FC, $75.00 US
The New Teen Titans battle threats large and small in this massive hardcover collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #21-40, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #41-44, NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1- 2, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3 and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #5. Betrayal comes from one of their own when it’s revealed that their teammate Terra is secretly working for the Titans’ deadly enemy, Deathstroke the Terminator.

 THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME • Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, JOE GIELLA and FRANK GIACOIA Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON Advance solicited • On sale JULY 25 • 240 pg, FC, $59.99 US
It’s a Rogues Gallery parade in these tales from THE FLASH #142-150, as the Scarlet Speedster battles The Trickster, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Mr. Element, The Reverse Flash, Captain Boomerang and Captain Cold! Plus, a tale guest-starring Green Lantern!

THE GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES VOL. 4 TP
Written by JOHN BROOME • Art by GIL KANE, JOE GIELLA and MURPHY ANDERSON • Cover by GIL KANE and JOE GIELLA
On sale MARCH 21 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The chronological reprinting of Green Lantern’s 1960s adventures continues with issues #15-20. Don’t miss the origin of GL’s oath, a battle with Sinestro, a guest-appearance by The Flash and the debut of Sonar.


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE LOSERS VOL. 1 TP
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER • Art by RUSS HEATH, ROSS ANDRU, MIKE ESPOSITO, KEN BARR and JOHN SEVERIN • Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale MARCH 21 • 432 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
Collected from G.I. COMBAT #138 and OUR FIGHTING FORCES #123- 150, Captain Johnny Cloud, Captain Storm, Gunner Mackey and Sarge Clay – team up as The Losers. Even though these heroes always won in the end, they had to do everything the hard way!

Doctor Who movie in the works

"Harry Potter" director David Yates has been hired to adapt "Doctor Who" to the big screen, Variety reports.

Yates, who directed the last four Potter films, is about to start work on developing a "Doctor Who" movie with Jane Tranter, head of L.A.-based BBC Worldwide Prods.
"We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," he said. "It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena."
"Doctor Who" follows the adventures across space and time of a super-intelligent alien in human form, who battles a variety of cosmic bad guys aided by plucky human companions.
"The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time," Yates said.

Teaser for Cartoon Network's DC Nation

The Cartoon Network is launching a programming block of DC Comics-related programs, including new series and shorts, plus older shows. Here's a teaser: