Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pop Artifact! G.I. Joe Adventure Team Commander

Upcoming DVD releases

DVD new releases Aug. 21, 2007

House, M.D. - Season Three

The Lives of Others

Dexter - The First Season

South Park - The Complete Tenth Season

JAG (Judge Advocate General) - The Complete Fourth Season

Serenity (Collector's Edition)

Ugly Betty - The Complete First Season

She (Deluxe Two Disc Edition)

Man About the House: Complete Series 1 and 2

Cheezy Action Trailers

DVD new releases Aug. 28, 2007

Heroes - Season One

Blades of Glory (Widescreen Edition)

Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection 1

Masters of Horror: Season One Box Set

Legion of Super Heroes Volume 1

The Outer Limits (Original Series) - Season 1, Vol. 2

DVD new releases Sept. 4, 2007

The Office - Season Three

Prison Break - Season Two

Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season

Nip/Tuck - The Complete Fourth Season

Robot Chicken - Season Two (Uncensored)

30 Rock - Season 1

The Black Donnellys - The Complete Series

She-Ra - Princess of Power - Season Two

Spongebob Squarepants - Season 5, Vol. 1

Dr. No

Diamonds Are Forever

Live and Let Die

A View to a Kill

Tomorrow Never Dies

Trinity Twin Pack (They Call Me Trinity / Trinity is Still My Name)

Bosom Buddies - The Second Season

Falcon Beach - The Complete First Season

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

DVD new releases Sept. 11, 2007

Grey's Anatomy - The Complete Third Season

Charmed - The Final Season (Season 8)

Bones - The Complete Second Season

Supernatural - The Complete Second Season

Avatar The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 2 Collection

Prime Suspect 7 - The Final Act

Two and a Half Men - The Complete First Season

Las Vegas: Season Four

Addams Family - Volume 3

I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Fourth Season

McHale's Navy: Season Two

Fraggle Rock - Complete Third Season

Witchfinder General

The Return of Dracula/The Vampire

The Lost World (Special Edition-1960) will also include the 1925 silent version, BW.

Tom and Jerry: Spotlight Collection, Vol. 3

The Fly Collection (The Fly [1958] / Return Of The Fly [1959] / The Curse Of The Fly [1965])

Phantom from 10,000 Leagues/The Beast with a Million Eyes

The House on Skull Mountain / The Mephisto Waltz

Devils Of Darkness / Witchcraft

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - The Complete Season 2

Gorilla at Large/Mystery on Monster Island

Vincent Price: MGM Scream Legends Collection (The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Tales of Terror/Theater of Blood/Madhouse/Witchfinder General/Dr. Phibes Rises Again/Twice Told Tales)

The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition)

Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Volume 2

Welcome to the Grindhouse: Malibu High/Trip with Teacher

Welcome to Grindhouse: Don't Answer the Phone/Prime Evil

Upcoming CDs

CD new releases Aug. 21, 2007

Boulders by Roy Wood

Harlem Was the Place 1929-1952 by Various Artists

Live at the Grande Ballroom 1968 by Mc5

Cavern: The Most Famous Club in the World by Various Artists

CD new releases Aug. 28, 2007

It's Not Big It's Large by Lyle Lovett

Greatest Hits by Sly & the Family Stone

Once Upon a Dream by The Rascals

See by The Rascals

Freedom Suite by The Rascals

Search and Nearness by The Rascals

The Young Rascals by The Young Rascals

Groovin' by The Young Rascals

Collections by The Young Rascals

Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd

Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr by Ringo Starr

Time to Gather Seeds by The Limeliters

Zappa Box by Frank Zappa

Breathing Under Water by Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale

CD new repleases Sept. 4, 2007

Kill to Get Crimson by Mark Knopfler

La Radiolina by Manu Chao

CD new releases Sept. 11, 2007

Live at the BBC by Sandy Denny

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Jimmy Smith

Stardust by Original Soundtrack

Untouchable! The Classic 1959-1966 Recordings by Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

CD new releases Sept. 18, 2007

Live 1969 by Simon & Garfunkel

Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems by Emmylou Harris

Bitchin' by The Donnas

Complete On the Corner Sessions by Miles Davis

Wish You Were Here by Badfinger

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Comics shipping Aug. 22, 2007

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New and upcoming action figures

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
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
--Sawyer
--Jin
--Sun
--Mr. Eko

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

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pop Artifact! G.I. Joe Sea Adventurer

Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 15, 2007

The BBC has season 2 details for "Torchwood."



Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) is back and reunited with Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) when she teams up with Torchwood (BBC Two) to help them solve a series of mysterious deaths in Cardiff.

Pictured here as she steps into the Hub for the first time, a more grown up and worldly-wise Martha brings her medical knowledge and the expertise learnt during her travels with The Doctor to help Torchwood do battle against an alien threat.

Freema Agyeman says: "Martha has grown up a lot since Doctor Who. She's now a fully qualified doctor and a bit hardened by life experiences. When she finds out that Captain Jack needs her help, she joins Torchwood for a while. She continues to develop her knowledge of alien intelligence, but this time keeping her feet on the ground.

"These will be invaluable skills to take back with her on future adventures with The Doctor. She outgrew The Doctor, in a sense, and so the next time they meet it will be in a more professional capacity. I'm so proud of her journey and who she has become.

"And for me as an actress, it's a great new challenge to be able to broaden and expand Martha as she develops in other directions for this more adult series. The Torchwood team are fabulous to work with and have made me very welcome."

Creator of Torchwood, Russell T Davies says: "Freema is a wonderful actress and we want to give her the chance to add another dimension to Martha. She is going to cause some waves in the team – especially as she joins Torchwood at a point when everything is going to change for one of them."

Freema is one of many special guest stars appearing in the new series of Torchwood. Richard Briers is the latest to join the line-up, playing Parker, a reclusive millionaire who is the keeper of alien secrets, much later in the series. Alan Dale (Ugly Betty, Lost) and James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) have also been confirmed.

The second series of Torchwood begins on BBC Two in the New Year and Martha will be starring half way through the series, appearing in three episodes.

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Esteemed Bat fan Sen. Patrick Leahy will appear in the next Batman film.

Leahy is apparently a big comic book enthusiast, and actually served as an extra in the 1997 Batman installment: Batman and Robin.

The senator told the station he can't reveal the exact details of his role in the upcoming movie, but he did say he has landed a scene with its two stars, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.


Leahy also penned the foreward to DC Comics' "Dark Knight Archives Vol. 1." Plus, he occasionally sends the vice president into a foaming/cussing at the mouth rage, which makes him a bit of a superhero in his own right, as far as I'm concerned.

Best Batman sites.

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Preview pages from the new "James Bond Enclyclopedia."



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An upcoming Mick Jagger solo best-of CD features a previously unreleased duet with John Lennon.

"Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)" features Jagger on vocals, the late Lennon on guitar and Lennon's fellow Beatle Ringo Starr on drums.

It was recorded in Los Angeles in 1973 and was produced by Lennon.


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A DVD set showcasing Jim Henson's pre-"Sesame Street" works is planned.

The DVD collection will be full of Henson's early experimental shorts, crazy commercials, television appearances, other rarities from the Henson vault and other retrospective goodies for Henson fans and historians to enjoy.

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The New York Times marks the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road."

The autobiographical, stream-of-consciousness “On the Road” follows Sal Paradise (a character based on Kerouac) and Dean Moriarty (based on Kerouac’s friend Neal Cassady) as they ramble back and forth across the country, drinking, listening to jazz and having affairs.

Viking is releasing a 50th-anniversary edition on Thursday (the original came out Sept. 5, 1957), and is also publishing, for the first time in book form, the original version that Kerouac typed on a 120-foot-long scroll and a new analysis by John Leland, a reporter at The New York Times, titled “Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of ‘On the Road’ (They’re Not What You Think).” The Library of America will include “On the Road” in a collection of Kerouac’s “road novels” to be published next month. And the New York Public Library will pay homage in November with an exhibition of the original scroll and other materials from the Kerouac archives.


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Dhani Harrison, son of George, and the Wu-Tang Clan are reportedly doing a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

DVD: Doctor Who Complete Third Season

Here's the cover art for the season 3 "Doctor Who" DVD set. It's out Nov. 6 on six disks. It's available for pre-order now from Amazon.



Complete list of Doctor Who on DVD.

DVD: The Sopranos - Season 6, Part 2

Out on four disks Oct. 23, this set wraps up the show's final season. It's available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Extras include:

• Four Audio Commentaries with cast members Dominic Chainese, Robert Iler, Arthur Nascarella, Steven R. Schirripa and Stevie Van Zandt
• Music of The Sopranos featurette
• Making “Cleaver” featurette



Complete list: The Sopranos on DVD.

DVD: Veronica Mars - The Complete Third Season

The final and worst season of this once-promising series will be out in a six-disk set on Oct. 23. It's available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Extras include:

* Pitching Season 4: An in-depth interview with creator Rob Thomas discussing a new direction for the series presented to network executives that picks up years later, with Veronica as a rookie FBI agent
* Going Undercover with Rob Thomas: Thomas walks us through some of the most memorable moments from Season 3
* Webisode gallery with cast interviews and various set tours
* Unaired scenes with introductions by Rob Thomas
* Gag reel



Complete list: Veronica Mars on DVD.

DVD: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 3, Volume 2

Here's the disk art for this most recent of DVD sets collecting producer Irwin Allen's 1960s sci fi adventure series.

It'll be out Oct. 23 and is available for pre-order now from Amazon.



Complete list: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea on DVD.

DVD: 2001 - A Space Odyssey (Two-Disc Special Edition)

This two-disk edition of Stanley Kubrick's classic sci fi meditation is out Oct. 23 and available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Bonus features include:

* Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood
* Theatrical trailer
* Channel 4 documentary: 2001: The Making of a Myth
* Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
* Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
* 2001: A Space Odyssey - A Look Behind the Future
* 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork
* Look: Stanley Kubrick!
* Audio-only interview with Stanley Kubrick

Rich Buckler pens How to Draw Dynamic Comic Books

How-to-draw books are a dime a dozen, but when a real comics guy pens one, they're worth noting.

Bronze Age fans will surely remember Buckler for his capable work for both DC and Marvel. He's a capable artist in the Neal Adams mold. Kids interested in learning the craft probably stand a lot to gain from this book, which features an intro by Stan Lee. It's available for order from Amazon.

Details:

Among the few comics artists to be featured on a US Postage Stamp, Rich Buckler is one of the best-known comic-book artists: He's drawn groundbreaking runs on Fantastic Four, Avengers, Spectacular Spider-Man, X-Men, Teen Titans, and more. Even Stan Lee says, "From the time he drew his first assignments for Marvel Comics, I've been one of his biggest fans. There are few people better qualified to write a book on the subject than Rich Buckler!" Now, after more than thirty-five years in comic books, Buckler reveals the secrets of drawing the heroic figure, the language of storytelling, narrative technique, building a better page, and much more, in focused chapters that build the reader's skills step by step. How to Draw Dynamic Comic Books is the authoritative guide to creating compelling comic books, packed with advice from a master.

New comics Aug. 15, 2007

Click links to order discounted graphic novels from Amazon.

Comics shipping Aug. 15, 2007

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pop Artifact! G.I. Joe Action Marine

Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 14, 2007

DC Comics has a new kid-aimed Captain Marvel comic in the works, along with some other additions to its Johnny DC line.

Mike Kunkel, creator of the critically-acclaimed Herobear and the Kid, is providing Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, a kid-friendly reworking of Captain Marvel, the classic superhero saga of child empowerment.

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Another original "Star Trek" actor will appear on "Heroes."

Having recruited George "Sulu" Takei to portray Hiro's father during Season 1, the Heroes creator has called upon Nichelle Nichols, aka USS Enterprise communications officer Lt. Uhura, to fill a short-term role.

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And the title for the next Indiana Jones movie is...

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Still no Beatles, but John Lennon's music is now available for legal downloading.

Sixteen of Lennon's solo works from EMI Music are available for the first time on iTunes starting today, with the "Lennon Legend" and "Acoustic" collections making their worldwide digital debuts. For a limited period of 30 days, exclusive video content will be included with the albums "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band," "Sometime in New York City," "Walls and Bridges," "Milk and Honey" and the collections "Anthology" and "Working Class Hero."

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Mattel is recalling a whole mess of toys.

...action today involving 18.2 million magnetic toys, about half of them sold in the United States, expanded a recall initiated last year after reports of deaths and injuries to children who ingested magnets that had come loose. Mattel said the recall covered 63 different toys, all sold before January of this year, including 44 Polly Pocket toys, 11 Doggie Day Care toys, 4 Batman toys, a One Piece toy, and two Barbie toys.

CD new releases Aug. 14, 2007

Kiss: Kissology Volume II 1978-1991 ~ Kiss



Live at the BBC (Bonus Dvd) by Sandy Denny



Forever Cool by Dean Martin

DVD new releases Aug. 14, 2007

David Lynch's Inland Empire (Limited Edition Two-Disc Set)


Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 3 (Behind That Curtain / Charlie Chan's Secret / Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo / Charlie Chan on Broadway / The Black Camel)


Dynasty - The Second Season


Kiss: Kissology Volume II 1978-1991


Les Paul - Chasing Sound


The Fugitive - Season One, Vol. 1


Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD


Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme


Doctor Who - Robot


Doctor Who - Survival


Elvis: The Mini-Series


A Pup Named Scooby Doo, Vol. 7


Rowan Atkinson Live!


Loonatics Unleashed: Complete Second Season


Welcome to Grindhouse: Dragon Princess/Karate Warriors


Welcome to Grindhouse: The Bodyguard/Sister Street Fighter


The Rolling Stones: In Performance (w/ Book)

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Monday, August 13, 2007

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Pop Culture Roundup Aug. 13, 2007

The BBC has a number of comics-related TV documentaries in the works. Hopefully we'll see some of these stateside ('specially the Ditko program):

BBC Four is set to explore the wonderful world of comic books in a new three-part series celebrating one the of most powerful achievements of British popular culture – the classic comic strips generations of us have grown up with over the past 70 years.

From the Beano to Bunty, Commando to Viz, The Eagle to 2000AD, British comics have captivated generations from the Thirties to the present day.

Narrated by comedy writer Armando Iannucci (The Thick Of It), Comics Britannia will feature comics legends who wrote and drew the original strips, comics experts and a range of celebrity fans who re-live their favourite comic strip moments and characters.

Bash Street Kids, Dennis the Menace, Roy of The Rovers, Fat Slags, Watchmen, V for Vendetta and many more are brought to life using a special graphics style that allows the audience literally to step inside the comics.

Comics Britannia forms the centrepiece of BBC Four's comics season which also includes a one-off film, In Search Of Steve Ditko, which sees Jonathan Ross go in search of his hero – comic book legend, Steve Ditko.

Other programmes within the season include Adam West's Batman series and Modesty Blaise.


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Comics artist Mike Wieringo died yesterday of a sudden heart attack.

Wieringo did work on DC Comics' The Flash and Adventures of Superman titles and may be best known for his lengthy run on Marvel's Fantastic Four with writer Mark Waid.

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DC Direct plans a line of action figures inspired by DC's Showcase Presents reprints books. The first batch will include a Carmine Infantino Batgirl, Curt Swan Superman, Joe Kubert Hawkman and Jonah Hex (I guess we don't know which artist's rendition of Jonah we'll be getting).

At this time, yet subject to change, the Superman and Hawkman figures will include extra alternate heads. The Curt Swan Superman will sport heads representing Red Kryptonite transformations (a lion, etc.) and the Kubert Hawkman will feature both his pre and post-“honor wings” looks. The talented Karen Palinko has sculpted all four debut figures.

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A diverse group of musicians provide tunes the soundtrack of "I'm Not There," the upcoming Bob Dylan bio-pic. Here's the track list:

All Along The Watchtower --Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers
As I Went Out One Morning--Mira Billotte
Ballad Of A Thin Man--Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers
Billy--Los Lobos
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window--The Hold Steady
Can't Leave Her Behind--Stephen Malkmus & Lee Ranaldo
Cold Irons Bound--Tom Verlaine & The Million Dollar Bashers
Dark Eyes--Iron & Wine & Calexico
Fourth Time Around--Yo La Tengo
Goin' To Acapulco--Jim James & Calexico
Highway 61 Revisited--Karen O & The Million Dollar Bashers
I Wanna Be Your Lover--Yo La Tengo
I'm Not There--Bob Dylan
I'm Not There--Sonic Youth
Just Like A Woman--Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues--Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Knockin' On Heaven's Door--Antony & The Johnsons
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll--Mason Jennings
Maggie's Farm--Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers
Mama You've Been On My Mind--Jack Johnson
The Man In The Long Black Coat--Mark Lanegan
Moonshiner--Bob Forrest
One More Cup Of Coffee--Roger McGuinn & Calexico
Pressing On--John Doe
Ring Them Bells--Sufjan Stevens
Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)--Willie Nelson & Calexico
Simple Twist Of Fate--Jeff Tweedy
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Memphis Blues Again--Cat Power
The Times They Are A Changin'--Mason Jennings
Tombstone Blues--Richie Havens
When The Ship Comes In--Marcus Carl Franklin
Wicked Messenger--The Black Keys
You Ain't Goin 'Nowhere--Glen Hansard & Markta Irglov

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Asterix fans will want to take a gander at this Obilex Pez dispenser.

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