Friday, December 31, 2010

Big names on tap for return of Dark Horse Presents

Dark Horse Comics' anthology title returns in a new 80-page, bimonthly format beginning in April with new stories by famed comics creators including Frank Miller, Howard Chaykin, Paul Chadwick, Neal Adams, Richard Corben and others.

New pop culture books

Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives (Vol. 2) (The Steve Ditko Archives)
Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives (Vol. 2) (The Steve Ditko Archives)

The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic
The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic

Archie: Best of Stan Goldberg
Archie: Best of Stan Goldberg

Carmine Infantino: Penciler, Publisher, Provocateur SC
Carmine Infantino: Penciler, Publisher, Provocateur SC

Hitchcock, Piece by Piece
Hitchcock, Piece by Piece

The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement
The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement

Hammer Glamour Calendar 2012 (Calendar 2011)
Hammer Glamour Calendar 2012 (Calendar 2011)

The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club
The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Postal services announces Pixar stamps

From the press release:
Since 1986, Pixar films have stretched the boundaries of our imagination with stories about unlikely heroes who explore the bonds of friendship and family. Now some of those heroes are the subjects of colorful new Send a Hello stamps that encourage people to connect with loved ones through the mail.

The Send a Hello stamps, which go on sale Aug. 19, are a natural outgrowth of the Art of Disney stamp series issued between 2004 and 2008. Originally intended as a series of three annual issuances depicting friendship, celebration, and romance, the Art of Disney stamps proved so popular that the Postal Service expanded the series to include issuances in 2007 and 2008 to celebrate imagination and magic.

Based on that success, the Postal Service was eager to work with the Walt Disney Company again, choosing to explore the Disney*Pixar films, which offer exciting, contemporary characters and strong themes involving family and friends.

This pane of 20 stamps includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009); and the robot WALL*E from WALL*E (2008).

Since the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was introduced in 2001, all seven Pixar films released since that time have been nominated and five of the seven have won, including Ratatouille, WALL*E and Up.


New Young Justice teaser clip

A look at the new upcoming DC animated series:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Things keeping worse for Spider-Man musical

From The New York Times:

One of the lead actresses in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” Natalie Mendoza, who is still recovering from a concussion sustained during the musical’s first preview performance, is leaving the production, according to two people who work on the show and who spoke on condition of anonymity.

New Mojo mag features recreation of Neil Young's Harvest LP

The best music mag available continues its tradition of "covering" classic albums with a lineup of Villagers, Phosphorescent, Doug Paisley, Smoke Fairies, Neville Skelly, Chip Taylor, Jane Weaver, Kelley Stoltz, Sam Amidon, Danny And The Champions Of The World performing Neil Young's Harvest on the attached CD.