Friday, July 27, 2007

Pop Artifact! "Signed" Superman picture

Pop Culture Roundup July 27, 2007

Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke and inker J. Bone are leaving DC Comics' The Spirit title after issue 12.

Cooke also revealed that he has two graphic novels planned over the next two years - one an all ages fairy tale, and the second, more in the vein of his Catwoman work, centering on a man who's life is unraveling as he deals with modern life.

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In other Darwyn Cooke news, the voice cast of the animated adaptation of his "Justice League: The New Frontier" straight-to-DVD film will include David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Kyle MacLachlan as Superman, Lucy Lawless as Wonder Woman, Neil Patrick Harris as the Flash, and Jeremy Sisto as Batman.

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A 30th anniversary of the Sex Pistols only real album, Never Mind The Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols, is due out Oct. 29--on vinyl.

The set will be available on heavyweight vinyl with a 7" insert of "Submission" and a poster -- just as it was when it was originally released on Oct. 29, 1977.

The Pistols will also reissue their four classic singles: "Anarchy in the U.K.," "God Save the Queen," "Pretty Vacant" and "Holidays in the Sun" throughout October on 7-inch vinyl. Jamie Reid's original artwork and heavyweight paper sleeves will be faithfully reproduced, according to Virgin.


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Rhino Records is releasing a four-CD Heavy Metal Box Oct. 2. Here's the track list:

Disc 1:
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," Iron Butterfly
"Summertime Blues," Blue Cheer
"Easy Livin," Uriah Heep
"Highway Star," Deep Purple
"Billion Dollar Babies," Alice Cooper
"Lost Johnny," Hawkwind
"Bad Motor Scooter," Montrose
"Working Man," Rush
"Man on the Silver Mountain," Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
"Detroit Rock City," Kiss
"The Ripper," Judas Priest
"Cat Scratch Fever," Ted Nugent
"Lights Out," UFO
"Godzilla," Blue Oyster Cult
"Demolition Boys," Girlschool
"White Witch," Angel Witch
"The Phantom of the Opera," Iron Maiden
"Neon Knights," Black Sabbath

Disc 2:
"Ace of Spades," Motorhead
"Am I Evil?," Diamond Head
"Nice Boys," Rose Tattoo
"Attack of the Mad Axeman," Michael Schenker Group
"Denim and Leather," Saxon
"Blitzkrieg," Blitzkrieg
"Gangland," Tygers Of Pan Tang
"Witching Hour," Venom
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'," Judas Priest
"The Number of the Beast," Iron Maiden
"Star War," Raven
"Say What You Will," Fastway
"Black Funeral," Mercyful Fate
"Animal (F**k Like A Beast)," W.A.S.P.
"Mean Streak," Y&T
"Holy Diver," Dio
"Queen of the Reich," QueensrØche
"Whiplash," Metallica

Disc 3:
"Rock You Like a Hurricane," Scorpions
"Metal Health," Quiet Riot
"Into the Fire," Dokken
"Balls to the Wall," Accept
"Round and Round," Ratt
"I Wanna Rock," Twisted Sister
"The Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Hanoi Rocks
"Big Bottom," Spinal Tap
"Midnite Maniac," Krokus
"I'll See the Light, Tonight," Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force
"Crazy Nights," Loudness
"Shake Me," Cinderella
"Watch the Children Pray," Metal Church
"To Hell with The Devil," Stryper
"A Little Time," Helloween
"Wrecking Crew," Overkill
"Caught in a Mosh," Anthrax
"Peace Sells," Megadeth

Disc 4:
"Still of the Night," Whitesnake
"Rock Me," Great White
"Talk Dirty to Me," Poison
"Bathroom Wall," Faster Pussycat
"Hall of the Mountain King," Savatage
"Kiss Me Deadly," Lita Ford
"Hail and Kill," Manowar
"Trial by Fire," Testament
"Welcome Home," King Diamond
"South of Heaven," Slayer
"One," Metallica
"Cult of Personality," Living Colour
"Youth Gone Wild," Skid Row
"Cowboys from Hell," Pantera
"Beg to Differ," Prong
"Dead Embryonic Cells," Sepultura

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The "Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition" out Nov. 13 includes all three cuts of Steven Spielberg's 1978 film in a multi-disc DVD set or all on one packed high-definition blu-ray disk. According to the press release:

The Original Theatrical version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released on screens in 1977 and was never available on home video. Spielberg released a re-edited Special Edition theatrically and on VHS in 1980 wherein he deleted several smaller scenes and added other sequences including scenes of Dreyfuss inside the alien mother ship at the end of the film.

In 1998, the Collector’s Edition was released on home video with a limited theatrical run and featured Spielberg’s definitive director’s cut with changes, some small and subtle, as well as a change eliminating the interior mother ship scenes from the end of the Special Edition, thus restoring the original ending. The Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition is the first collection to include all three versions of the film.


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There'll be both old and young Spocks in J.J. Abrams upcoming "Star Trek" film. And William Shatner is likely to return, too.

Leonard Nimoy isn't through with Spock yet.

The 76-year-old actor will don his famous pointy ears again to play the role in an upcoming "Star Trek" film due out Christmas 2008.

...Nimoy was joined by the newly named young Spock, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Nimoy.


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Dark Horse Comics is reviving its Dark Horse Presents anthology comic online--with some big names attached.

"MySpace Dark Horse Presents" takes its cues from the original Dark Horse Presents, a hard copy comic book published from 1986 to 2000, where high celebrated comics including Frank Miller's Sin City and Paul Chadwick's Concrete, made their mark in issues of the anthology and were later spun off into their own standalone comic franchises.

The inaugural August issue of "MySpace Dark Horse Presents" goes live on MySpace today and will include the following comics:

-- Sugar Shock, the debut new comic from artist Fabio Moon and Joss Whedon, creator of the popular television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and author of the highly successful Dark Horse Comics miniseries, Fray, among others

-- The Umbrella Academy by artist Gabriel Ba and Gerard Way, lead singer of the band My Chemical Romance

-- Samurai by Ron Marz and Luke Ross

-- Comic-Con Murder Mystery by Rick Geary


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Actress Karen Allen will return in the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones film, it was announced at San Diego's Comicon International yesterday.

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Johnny Depp is set to appear as vampire Barnabas Collins in a big-screen "Dark Shadows" film.

Pop Focus: Land of the Giants



"Land of the Giants" was another of producer Irwin Allen's campy-colorful 60s TV sci-fi series (the others included "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," "Lost in Space" and "The Time Tunnel"). It ran on ABC from 1968 to 1972.

There were 51 episodes in total--all of which are were recently released on DVD in an appropriately sized giant box set. The nine-disk package includes all sorts of additional goodies, too, including the show's pilot episode, an issue of the LOTG comic book, trading cards, iron-on patch and more.

The show focuses on the adventures of Earth people who, in futuristic 1983 are traveling on a commercial spacecraft from Los Angeles to London when they're zapped by a mysterious energy beam (are starting to get the sense the creators of "Lost," may've watched this show as kids?) and are immediately transported to a plant remarkably like their own. But much, much bigger. And they're still tiny. You can imagine the sort of problems that might arise for the teensy castaways.

In the years since it's aired, the show has become a bit of a cult item and excitement about the box has been high.

To celebrate, here's a collection of LOTG-related info, links and images we hope you'll enjoy.

"Land of the Giants" Cast

Gary Conway as Captain Steve Burton
Don Marshall as Dan Erickson
Don Matheson as Mark Wilson
Kurt Kasznar as Alexander Fitzhugh
Stefan Arngrim as Barry Lockridge
Deanna Lund as Valerie Scott
Heather Young as Betty Hamilton

Numerous stars also made guest appearances on the show, including Jonathan Harris from "Lost in Space" and Alan Hale Jr. from "Gilligan's Island."

Best "Land of the Giants" Sites

The Irwin Allen News Network

Land of the Giants Wikipedia Entry

Giants Log

Deanna Lund (official site)

TV.Com Land of the Giants Page (Episode guides and more)

"Land of the Giants" photo gallery



"Land of the Giants" pop artifacts


Magic slate




Lunch box


Viewmaster reel


Jigsaw puzzle



Novels




Model kits

"Land of the Giants" comic book cover gallery

Vintage DC Comics house ad



Today's video: Mego Batmobile TV ad




Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pop Artifact! Superman board game

Pop Culture Roundup July 26, 2007

Harold Perrineau, who plays sail-away traitor Michael on "Lost" is returning the show next season. When we last saw them, Michael and his son Walt, left the island on a boat given to them by the Others.

ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson didn't offer any details Wednesday of what's in store for Michael. He also didn't say whether Walt, the son played by Malcolm David Kelley, will be seen again.

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Zachary Quinto, who plays the brain-eating Sylar on "Heroes," will appear as the young Spock in director J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" film.

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A DVD set collecting the first season of the original Star Trek show in digitally enhanced form is due out Nov. 20. This is the one that's been showing on TV lately, with the 1960s effects replaced with new CGI effects.

Info:

Paramount has announced Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 1 Remastered which arrives in a 10-disc HD DVD/DVD combo disc set on November 20th. Retail will be $217.99. Meticulously remastered from the original camera negative specifically for this high-definition release, each classic episode is presented in pristine condition with state-of-the-art digital visual effects. 1960s special effects have been replaced with 21st century computer-generated imagery to give new depth and atmosphere to various elements including the main title sequence, the galaxy shots frequently seen from the Enterprise's bridge, the battle scenes, planets and alien ships, some of the matte paintings used as backdrops for new worlds, as well as the Enterprise and other Starships, which have been replaced with state-of-the-art CGI-created ships.

Each of the episodes will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, LAS Mono and French Mono tracks. The HD DVD presentation features English Dolby True HD and LAS Mono tracks. Extras on the HD DVD side include Picture in Picture video commentaries, comparisons of re-mastered vs. original effects, and encyclopedic information on selected episodes, a Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century documentary, a Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest feature including rare home movies and special memories, an interactive Enterprise Tour, and a preview of MMO game Star Trek Online. Extras on the standard DVD side will include the Spacelift: Transporting Trek into the 21st Century documentary, a Birth of a Timeless Legacy featurette, a Reflections on Spock featurette, a Life Beyond Trek: William Shatner feature, a To Boldly Go…Season One featurette, a Sci-Fi Visionaries featurette, and a Kiss & Tell: Romance in the 24th Century featurette. Completing the package will be a Trek Connections feature, a Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier featurette, and episode preview trailers.


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Via Boing Boing: Stan Lee presents: A Special Planet Parenthood Issue Of The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Actor Tim Blake Nelson ("Syriana," "O'Brother, Where Art Thou?") is joining the "Incredible Hulk" movie cast.

Nelson will play a scientist named Samuel Sterns. In Hulk lore, Sterns, aka "The Leader," is one of the Hulk's major antagonists, a menial worker in a chemical research plant who is bombarded with gamma radiation. He emerges from his accident not only green-skinned but also superintelligent, with an oversized brain.

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BOOM! Studios has comic book-adaptations of "The Godfather" in the works. According to a press release, BOOM! will publish both

"...a graphic novel and a series of
mini-series based on the iconic Mario Puzo-penned novel and films
beginning in Winter 2007. The series will be written by an
as-yet-unannounced writer ("Jaws will drop," says Richie) and the
first arc will be illustrated by BOOM! veteran Greg Scott, whose
previous BOOM! titles include X ISLE and ENIGMA CIPHER.

"The thing about THE GODFATHER," says Chip Mosher, BOOM! Studios'
Marketing and Sales Director, "is how recognizable it is. All around
the world, people know the movie, they quote lines from it in every
day. Who doesn't recognize Marlon Brando as Don Corleone?"


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In further "Godfather" developments, Sideshow Toys will be doing a line of collector figures based on the movies. Sideshow also just acquired the licenses to do "Tomb Raider," "Aliens vs. Predator" and "Conan the Barbarian" figures.

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Prince Charles has turned down a guest spot in this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.

Phil Collinson, Doctor Who's producer, says, "We recently approached Charles because we had some great ideas for him in the show. "Unfortunately he politely declined but he did say he was a big fan of the show."

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Newsarama interviews cartoonist Jeff Smith about his new project, "RASL."

The story is about a thief -- an art thief -- who is known to the police as "RASL," because that's the tag he leaves whenever he steals a piece of art. He spray paints RASL on the wall in the spot where the art was. RASL has this ... how do I describe it? ... a full spectral immersion suit that he's invented that really, basically, is made of these giant jet engines that he straps to his shoulders and his knees that have magnets in them, and he can create thermal-magnetic disturbances through space-time and step between dimensions. So if you were a really rich person who wants to collect, say, a Mona Lisa, you could pay RASL, and he'll go to another dimension and steal the Mona Lisa for you!

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Can you tell Comicon is on in San Diego? There's loads of comics and pop culture news coming out. Like, for example, Dark Horse Comics is reviving Warren Publishing's Eerie and Creepy titles. Along with new material in those tites, Dark Horse will publish a series of hardcover archives collecting classic tales from Warren's original mags.

Many of today’s brightest stars will lend their talents to the venture, including horror legend Bernie Wrightson (City of Others) and modern master Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre).

Creepy is best remembered for its classic horror and was hosted by Uncle Creepy, while Eerie often ventured into science fiction and featured Cousin Eerie as its host. The rest of the gang includes Hunter, Child, El Cid, Marvin the Dead Thing, and the newly developed Creepy Family. The magazines, originally published by Jim Warren are remembered as presenting some of the era’s greatest genre comics work.

“Both Creepy and Eerie are fondly remembered by comics fans as representing the best of science fiction and horror, and Dark Horse is proud and excited to relaunch these classic titles,” said Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson.


The deal also may lead to Creepy and/or Eerie titled TV and movie projects, the press release adds.

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In another press release, Dark Horse reveals they'll also be publishing collections of Marvel Comics' Indiana Jones comic book adventures, as well as publishing new Indy titles.

In February 2008, Dark Horse Comics will publish the first of two Indiana Jones Omnibuses collecting Dark Horse's previous entries in the saga. Then April sees the release of volume one of Indiana Jones Adventures—a digest-sized graphic novel designed for the enjoyment of young readers as well as adults. The Indiana Jones Adventures volumes and the Omnibuses will continue on a quarterly basis—including Omnibuses for the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and the original Marvel run of Indiana Jones comics.

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And, DC Comics will be publishing a hardcover comics collection based on the "Heroes" TV series.

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Speaking of Comicon, here's a great picture thread with loads of new images of new action figures making their debut at the con, including new Marvel Legends figures from Hasbro.

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Jon's Random Acts of Geekery (formerly Waffyjon) presents some wild H.R. Pufnstuf collectibles: black light posters and toys.

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Frank Millers talks to Variety about his in-the-works Spirit film, based on the works of cartoonist Will Eisner.

When tasked with selecting the right hook from 12 years of "The Spirit" comics, Miller embraced an old favorite. "It's the story of Sand Saref," he says, referring to a plot that first ran in newspapers on Jan. 8, 1950, full of danger-laced romance, espionage and early germ-warfare elements. "It's about the first love of Spirit's life, who has turned to a life of crime, and he has to bring her to justice."

The choice holds special significance for Miller, who has cited Saref as an inspiration for the popular Elektra character he created for the "Daredevil" comic.

DVD: Serenity (Collector's Edition)

This 2-disk special edition is out Aug. 21. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Details:

Serenity, the action-packed event that delivers thrilling non-stop adventure, incredible battles in dangerous worlds and spectacular visual effects, is now available in a Special 2-Disc Collector's Edition containing all-new bonus content and never-seen-before footage! With over 30 minutes of all-new special features and special collectible packaging, the Serenity – Collector's Edition is a must own for all true Sci-Fi and Joss Whedon fans! All-new 2-disc edition will include 6 completely new bonus elements including cast & filmmaker commentary. Will also include all bonus features from previous release.

All New Bonus Features:
-Extended Scenes (6:45)
-Take A Walk on Serenity (4:00) Cast and Crew take us on a special tour of the Serenity space ship
-A Filmmaker's Journey (19:49) Take A Journey with Joss Whedon from script to the big screen
-The Green Clan (3:03) An expose on Cinematographer Jack Green and his team
-Sci-Fi Inside: Serenity (21:41) Hosted by Adam Baldwin, an in-depth look at the film that was resurrected from a cancelled television show, as well as its supportive culture.
-Session 416 (7:52) These internet pieces document a portion of River's participation in a psychological study and her interactions with her therapist.
-Feature Commentary with Director Joss Whedon and Cast Members Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass

DVD: Josie and the Pussycats - The Complete Series

Out Sept. 18, this 2-disk set collects the entire 1970 animated series. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Details:

Loved by television audiences for their catchy songs and exciting escapades, Josie and the Pussycats originally debuted on CBS’ Saturday morning lineup. The characters were first created by John Goldwater and Richard Goldwater for the Josie and the Pussycats comic book and were designed by Dan DeCarlo. Hanna-Barbera Productions adapted the comic book into a Saturday morning television program. The series followed the exploits of the all-girl animated pop music group which would get caught up in wild adventures, dangerous spy capers and intriguing mysteries while they toured the world with their entourage.

Donning leopard print leotards, long tails and ears for hats during their performances, the group was comprised of Pussycats lead Josie McCoy on guitar, ditsy Melody Valentine on drums and Valerie Brown on tambourines. Their entourage consisted of Josie’s handsome boyfriend and band roadie Alan Mayberry, their cowardly manager Alexander Cabot, and Alexander’s scheming, cantankerous sister Alexandra Cabot, whose mission was to steal Alan away from Josie and take over as the Pussycats’ lead. Lastly, they were joined by their snickering feline companion Sebastian, who not only happened to be just as sneaky and catty as Alexandra but would carry out a lot of her dirty work which would usually get the whole gang into some kind of trouble.

“We think television fans will enjoy re-discovering this wonderful cartoon series. The stories are well-written and clever, the music is infectious, and the animation is bright and lively, presented in a way only Hanna-Barbera can,” said Dorinda Marticorena, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. She added, “Josie and the Pussycats is a delight and is sure to make viewers reminisce about the Saturday mornings they spent watching their favorite cartoons.”

Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series will include a bonus documentary focusing on Josie and the Pussycats designer, Dan DeCarlo. Titled: The Allure and Charm of Dan DeCarlo, the documentary tells the story of the comic book artist, turned gag cartoonist and illustrator, who contributed to the creation of the legendary Archie comics’ as well as some of the most racy golden age pin up girl art to date. The ironies of this life and the beauty derived from tragedy are what defined Dan as a gentleman, artist and father. The documentary explores the man’s life through the words of his biographer as well as colleagues from his professional life, including renowned comic book superhero creator Stan Lee.

DVD: Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection 1

This 4-DVD set collects the earliest eps of the classic gothic soap opera, before vampire Barnabas Collins enters the scene. It's out Aug. 28 and you can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Details:

Now, for the first time on DVD, MPI presents the spooky series' rare, early episodes before the arrival of Barnabas.

Victoria Winters' mysterious journey begins as her train arrives in Collinsport, a small and stormy fishing village on the coast of Maine. An orphan in search of her identity, Victoria is befriended by a stranger named Burke Devlin.

At the eerie Collinwood mansion, Victoria meets reclusive matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, her aloof brother Roger Collins, his troubled ten-year-old son David, and Elizabeth's rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn.

Collins fishing fleet manager Bill Malloy informs Elizabeth that Burke wants to take everything the Collinses own as revenge for being sent to prison. Collinsport Inn waitress Maggie Evans tells her father Sam that she wants an end to the secret conflict between him, Roger and Burke. David warns Victoria that she will regret that she came to live at Collinwood and be his governess.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

* New Dark Shadows Introduction with Alexandra Moltke (Victoria Winters) and Dark Shadows History with Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans).

* Original Network Promo.

*Episode 1 with original 1966 commercials.

DVD: Paul Lynde Halloween Special

This 1976 special--probably best-known for introducing U.S. TV audiences to the band Kiss--will be out on disk Oct. 2. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Here's the skinny:

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special aired only once (on October 29, 1976) and featured a "Who's Who" of mid-'70s TV and film stars; Paul held everything together as the ringmaster of a circus that featured Margaret Hamilton (her only prime time TV appearance wearing the full outfit from The Wizard of Oz), Witchie Poo from H.R. Pufnstuf, Donnie and Marie (who had Paul as a regular on their series), Tim Conway, Billy Barty and in their first prime time TV appearance, KISS. They perform three songs but the on-stage conversation with KISS, Paul and Margaret Hamilton is priceless.

Special Features:

* Extensive photo scrapbook containing images from The Hollywood Squares, at home, family shots, young Paul. This includes large quantities of photos provided by his family and heirs.

* Three stage interactive trivia game based on questions asked on The Hollywood Squares with a bonus feature when consumer answers all 30- 60 questions correctly.

* Extensive quotes from Paul Lynde about family, entertainment, food and mental health Liner notes by producer and writer, Bob Booker.

New and upcoming action figures July 26, 2007

Complete List of Marvel Legends Action Figures
Complete List of DC Direct Action Figures

Here's a look at action figures available via your local comics shop or via the TIP!-supporting links below:

DC Direct Action Figures

DC Armory Action Figures
--Aquaman
--Batman
--Flamebird
--Nightwing

Superman Last Son Action Figures
--Last Son Superman
--Ursa
--Bizarro
--Zod

Shazam Action Figures
--Dr. Sivana
--Captain Marvel Jr.
--Mary Marvel
--Billy Batson and Hoppy
--Captain Marvel

Superman Vs. Doomsday
Doomsday
Lex Luthor and Robot
Solar Suit Superman
Superman

Batman and Son
Batman
Ninja Man-Bat
Robin and Daimin
The Joker

DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
--Batman
--Wonder Woman
--Lobo
--Superman

DC 13-inch Figures
Green Lantern
Lex Luthor
Martian Manhunter
Catwoman
Nightwing
Classic Batman
Batgirl gray costume
Batgirl black costume

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 3
--Supergirl
--Batgirl
--Nightstar
--Kingdom Come Aquaman
--Red Son Green Lantern

First Appearance Series 4
--Blue Beetle translucent
--Blue Beetle
--Brave New World Atom
--Warlord
--Brave New World Martian Manhunter
--Brave New World Aquaman

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1
--Powergirl
--Omac
--Mongul
--Earth Prime Superboy
--Alexander Luthor

JSA Action Figures
--Mr. Terrific
--Hawkgirl
--Dr. Midnite
--Hourman
--Golden Age Atom 2-pack

DC Direct Wonder Woman Series 1 Action Figures
--Wonder Woman
--Agent Diana Prince
--Circe
--Donna Troy as Wonder Woman

DC Direct New Frontier Series 2 Action Figures
--Batman
--Dr. Fate
--The Flash
--Martian Manhunter

Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer action figures
Battle Stretch Mr. Fantastic
Fire Blast Human Torch
Raging Thing
Force Field Invisible Woman
Silver Surfer
Lightning Attack Dr. Doom
Blast-off Human Torch
Super Strength Thing

Hanna Barbera Series 3 Action Figures
--Fred Flintstone Quittin' Time
--Twinkle Toes Fred Flintstone
--Great Grape Ape
--Huckleberry Hound
--The Jetsons
--Secret Squirrel
--Snagglepuss

McFarlane Lost series 2 action figures
--Crash site box set
--Sawyer
--Jin
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Sun
--Mr. Eko

McFarlane Lost series 3 action figures
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Claire
--Ben/Henry

Marvel Figure Factory Sets
--Angel
--Beast
--Black Costume Spider-Man
--Deadpool
--Invisible Woman
--Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Action Figures

Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures Series 3
--Bucky Barnes
--First appearance Captain America
--Marvel Girl Rachel Grey
--Heroes for Hire Black Knight
--Hydra Soldier
--X-3 Colossus
--Astonishing X-Men Cyclops
--Danger

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 12-inch Action Figures
--The Punisher
--Doctor Doom
--The Human Torch
--The Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Masterworks Sets
--Spider-Man Vs. Green Goblin
--Fantastic Four Vs. Mole Man
--Hulk Vs. The Thing
--Galactus Vs. Everybody

Marvel Select Figures

Best of Marvel Select Figures
--Grey Hulk
--Thanos
--Ultimate Spider-Man
--Green Goblin
--Mephisto

Marvel Sideshow Toys Figures
--Venom
--Black costume Spider-Man
--Spider-Man
--White Queen
--White Queen Exclusive

Vintage DC Comics house ad



Today's video: Six-Million Dollar Man with bionic grip TV ad



Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pop Artifact! Jack Larson (Jimmie Olsen) signed picture

Pop Culture Roundup July 25, 2007

Comics Continuum has 20 new "Heroes" pics from the show's upcoming second season.



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Sideshow Toys will be doing a line of Indiana Jones-related collector's figures.

Sideshow's product line will be inclusive of all four Indiana Jones films and will include 12-inch Figures, Premium Format Figures, and Life-size Busts that will range in price from $69.99 to $599.99

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And now, a Random Panel of Comics Weirdness, courtesy of Booksteve.

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Word has it Samuel L. Jackson is playing Nick Fury in Marvel Comics' upcoming Iron Man film. The part is just a cameo, but may serve as a teaser for a full-length Fury film.

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Speaking of Iron Man:



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The mysterious mind behind "Dial B for Burbank" files his last post, just he did with his previous "Dial B for Blog." But, don't despair--it looks like he's got another project in the works.

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Anne Hathaway talks about playing Agent 99 in the upcoming "Get Smart" film.

"We all love the original series," Hathaway said in an interview on the set in Los Angeles last May. "And you will not find bigger fans than us. And we all decided we wanted to be very respectful, while at the same time wanting to put our own mark on the film. So what we talked about with Agent 99 was rather than making her a carbon copy of Barbara Feldon's creation, we decided to respect the spirit of 99, which was that she was a fully realized woman of her time. So rather than take Barbara Feldon and put her in 2008, ... when the film comes out, we decided to make 99 a fully actualized woman of 2008. And so, as a result, I do get some zingers. I'm a little bit of a hell-raiser. And, hopefully, we also retain some of the elegance of the original character."

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A big batch of Jim Henson's retired muppets are being gifted to Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts.

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson’s second-oldest daughter, and Jane Henson, her mother and Mr. Henson’s first performing partner, expected to be in Atlanta on Wednesday to announce the gift: 500 to 700 puppets, including some of the first Muppets built; props; scenic elements; posters; sketches; and drawings that Mr. Henson created for shows like “The Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” and “Sam and Friends” (where the Muppets first appeared). Cheryl Henson has also pledged $1 million of her own money to the center.

New comics July 25, 2007

Click links to order discounted graphic novels from Amazon.

See complete lists:
DC Archives
DC Showcase
DC Trade Paperbacks
Marvel Masterworks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Trade Paperbacks
Upcoming Trade Paperbacks - Graphic Novels


Comics shipping July 25, 2007

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