Saturday, April 02, 2016

Coming up: Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: Cloud of Hate and Other Stories by Dennis O'Neill and Howard Chaykin

Out from Dark Horse in June.

Paperback, 136 pages.
In 1973, comics industry titan Denny O'Neil joined noted artists Howard Chaykin and Walt Simonson to adapt stories starring Fritz Leiber's timeless fantasy characters, the barbarian Fafhrd and the nimble rogue the Gray Mouser. Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books is collecting all of those exciting tales of swords and deviltry into one handsome collection!

Vintage Natalie Wood pics

Friday, April 01, 2016

My review of "Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee"

Up at Wink.

Coming up: Doctor Who "The Underwater Menace"

 Out on DVD May 24.
The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff s plan he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse....

Meanwhile in 1966 ...

Hayley Mills in "The Trouble With Angels."

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New ELO video: "Ain't it a Drag"

New Music Friday: Cheap Trick; Go-Gos; Charles Bradley, more

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Meanwhile, in 1966 ...

Herman's Hermits in "Hold On!"

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So long, Thunderclap Newman

Andy "Thunderclap" Newman passed away today at age 73. He's the chap playing piano in the video below.

Thunderclap Newman, which took its name from the pianist, was assembled and produced by the Who's Pete Townshend and charted a hit in 1969 with the tune "Something in the Air." The rest of the group included John "Speedy" King on vocals, drums and guitar and future Wings member Jimmy McCulloch on guitar.

Upcoming DC Comics collected editions: Silver and Golden Age Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, more

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Flash Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2
This new graphic novel series collects the early stories of the Flash from the start of the 1960s, including the Flash's battles with some of his best-known foes: Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Pied Piper, Reverse-Flash, Heat Wave, Trickster, Weather Wizard and more. This collection also guest-stars Kid Flash, the Golden Age Flash, the Elongated Man (super-sleuth Ralph Dibny), and Green Lantern.
Collects THE FLASH #133-161.

Superman: The Golden Age Vol. 2
When the last son of Krypton was sent to Earth, one of the greatest legends of all time was born. This edition collects some of the earliest tales of Superman as they were first published. Written and drawn by his creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, these tales find Superman helping everyday people against crooked politicians, taking on mad scientists, and running afoul of influential socialites.

Adam Strange: The Silver Age Vol. 1
Written by the legendary Gardner Fox, Adam Strange was one of the premier science fiction heroes of the 1960s. Now once again available in paperback, the Silver Age origins of one of the great DC Comics heroes of all time!
After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, by a scientist in search of a husband for his daughter, Adam Strange's life changed irreversibly as he instantly went from being a simple Earth archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero. This graphic novel collection delves into the true characterization of the man who becomes a myth, by exploring his early childhood and his relationship with his estranged family. By also exposing the hidden secrets of Rann, his new home planet, the crossroads of Adam Strange's past and present converge to reveal the path to his future.
With art by some of the greatest illustrators in the history of the industry, including Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and more, ADAM STRANGE: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 1 is a must-own for any collector or new fan wanting to know more about Rann's greatest hero.
Collects SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-74

Justice League: The Silver Age Vol.2
In these tales from the early 1960s, the Justice League of America assembles to take on the threats of some of its greatest foes, including Felix Faust, Dr. Light, the Maestro, the Tornado Tyrant and more.

The Teen Titans Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1
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Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion
In 1985, DC Comics dramatically altered comics' original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS,a 12-issue series that rocked the comics community, tragically dooming some of DC's most belovedcharacters and drastically altering others. While the Crisis on Infinite Earths raged across the many worlds of the DC Universe in the early 1980s, the action spilled over into numerous comic books, which are collected here for the first time.
This new title collects numerous issues of series including ACTION COMICS, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, FIRESTORM, GREEN LANTERN, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, THE NEW TEEN TITANS, SWAMP THING, WONDER WOMAN and many more for the first time.

Legends Companion
In the wake of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the heroes of the DC Universe must find a new purpose and direction in the battle for justice! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and more have dedicated their lives to protecting the innocent and defending justice. But when G. Gordon Godfrey arrives and acts on behalf of Darkseid to create a hate campaign that outlaws super-heroic activities, the world's greatest find themselves fighting the very people they swore to protect! Features appearances by many of DC's top heroes, including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Firestorm (currently seen on the CW TV series DC's Legends of Tomorrow).

Wonder Woman Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1
Wonder Woman, arguably the best-known female superhero in the world, and star of her own monthly comics, was introduced in the early 1940s in these quirky tales written by the inventor of the lie detector, psychologist William Moulton Marston. In these stories, Wonder Woman travels from Paradise Island to Man's World, where she serves as an emissary of peace, using her bracelets and lasso of truth to stop injustice. These stories introduce the mythology of Wonder Woman as she battles the powers of evil--from crooked business owners to Nazi spies.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New trailer: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Nothing is safe from revival ...
A smart, witty and fresh twist on the cult-classic television series from Sid & Marty Krofft, Legendary Digital Studios’ all-new feature-length superhero action comedy ELECTRA WOMAN & DYNA GIRL stars Grace Helbig (“The Grace Helbig Show”) and Hannah Hart (“My Drunk Kitchen”) and debuts on all major digital platforms June 7.

Coming up: Moebius Library: The World of Edena

The first volume in Dark Horse's Moebius Library is out in November. Pre-order now via Amazon at a discount.
Working closely with Moebius Productions in France, Dark Horse is putting the work of a master storyteller back in print--with some material in English for the first time!

Stel and Atan are interstellar investigators trying to find a lost space station and its crew. When they discover the mythical paradise planet Edena, their lives are changed forever. The long out-of-print Edena Cycle from Moebius gets a deluxe hardcover treatment! Moebius's World of Edena story arc is comprised of five chapters--Upon a Star, Gardens of Edena, The Goddess, Stel, and Sra--which are all collected here.

A storyboard artist and designer (Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element, among many others) as well as comic book master, Moebius's work has influenced creators in countless fields.