Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two new Iron Man 2 posters

Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine relaunched

Comic book publisher IDW will revive the late Forrest J Ackerman's famed mag in July. Here's the solicitation:

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #251

Written and art by various, cover by Richard Corben.

The triumphant return of the #1 filmmonster magazine, now in full color and packed with more features than you can shake a death rattle at! Go behind the scenes of upcoming features Predators and Resident Evil: Afterlife, as well as the third season of True Blood! Explore horror cinema's history with our look at the career of cinematographer/director, Karl Freund! Chat with one of the all-time literary greats in our exclusive interview with Ray BradburyÉ and enjoy a new, never-before-published Bradbury short story! Celebrate the life of FM's beloved Forrest J Ackerman in a very special memorial! All of this and more wrapped up in a phenomenal cover by Richard Corben. Ask your retailer how to get the ultra-rare variant cover by the legendary William Stout!

128 pages, $12.95.

Cartoon Network Young Justice poster

Here's an image from the Cartoon Network's upcoming "Young Justice" animated series, mentioned here yesterday.

Hulu introduces subscription program

From the Los Angeles Times:

Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide for free the five most recent episodes of shows like Fox's "Glee," "ABC's "Lost" or NBC's "Saturday Night Live." But viewers who want to see additional episodes would pay $9.95 a month to access a more comprehensive selection, called Hulu Plus, these people said.

Cool Disneyland Alice in Wonderland poster

Gorilla's Don't Blog, an excellent repository for all things vintage Disneyland-y, posted this lovely poster for the park's Alice in Wonderland attraction.

Also take a look at our own roundup of Disneyland posters from a few years back.

The Rutles! Neil Innes interviewed

Here's a nice, long interview with chief Rutle, former Bonzo and Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes.

...what made the Rutles truly remarkable was the involvement of George Harrison. The Beatles' guitarist played a cameo role of a TV newsman interviewing Palin outside the Rutles' "Banana" headquarters in London. More importantly, Harrison was able to draw superstars such as Mick Jagger (playing himself, of course), Ronnie Wood and Paul Simon into the project.
"George was in it up to his neck," recalls Innes, who will perform Rutles favourites at a rare club performance tomorrow night at Hamilton rock club This Ain't Hollywood. "He was really behind it. He brought in film from the archives so (director) Gary Weis could match it. George showed up for all the filming."

For all your Rutles needs:

Fortune mag rejects cover by cartoonist Chris Ware

From The Beat:

Chris Ware recently finished a cover for Fortune magazine, only to see it killed, perhaps because of all the jokes in the tiny spaces of the cover.

Scarlett Johansson and the Black Widow costume

The actress chats about playing Marvel's acrobatically inclined anti-hero in the new Iron Man flick.

“I knew it was going to be some kind of sexy unitard, because I had researched the character in the comics. I’ve never worn anything like it before, so I had a freak-out moment that lasted about half a day, but then I said ‘Okay, time to suck it up’ and just went full force into getting in shape to wear the costume and perform the physical action so it looked just right.”

Matt Baker! (Or not?)

You gotta love some Matt Baker art. Check out these Canteen Kate stories from Pappy's Gold Age Comics site.



And the Comic Book Catacombs isn't certain this Rulah the Jungle Queen art is by Baker or not (I kinda think not), but it's nice nevertheless.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Young Justice series announced on Cartoon Network

Details:

In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over - to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you're not just a normal teenager? What if you're a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you're worthy of the Justice League? That's exactly what the members of Young Justice - Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis - will [find] out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero.

New streaming titles on Netflix

A few new items of interest:
  • Merlin Season 1
  • Princess of Mars
  • Ken Burns The Civil War

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

And now the inevitable Stretch Armstrong movie

Universal Pictures has hired Rob Letterman to direct and Nicholas Stoller to rewrite Stretch Armstrong, the big screen adaptation of the action figure, to be played by "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner.

Hasbro's action figure was popular around the world beginning in the 1970s and re-launched in the 1990s.

Letterman directed 20th Century Fox's upcoming Gulliver's Travels, which was co-written by Stoller. Letterman also co-directed Monsters vs. Aliens, while Stoller co-wrote and directed Universal's Get Him to the Greek. Stoller also directed the studio's Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Pop links: Andy Partridge, the Who

Read an huge long interview with XTC's Andy Partridge.

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The Who's 1969 performance at Tanglewood, which includes a complete run-through of Tommy, will air for the first time April 29 on Wolfgang's Vault. I can't figure out, though, if the show will be available for download, or just streaming.

Photo: Elizabeth Montgomery

Lost Superman painting is found

An original oil painting of the Man of Steel that once hung in the offices of DC Comics but went missing has turned up on the wall at a university library.

Martin Pasko, an author of “The Essential Superman Encyclopedia,” which will be published by Del Rey in August, was puzzled. “I had just assumed as a longtime employee of DC that it would have been in the warehouse,” he said. “I know of no other large painting from that period.”

Mr. Saunders knew from his research that Ward had been paid $100 for the Superman painting and that for years, it had had pride of place in the office of Harry Donenfeld, the entrepreneur who had presided over DC Comics, the company that published the Superman comic books and controlled the Superman radio show.

Still more Iron Man 2 pictures





New comics April 11, 2010: Discounted graphic novels and more

Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.

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DC COMICS

Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth
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Blackest Night: Series 4 Action Figure Set
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Crisis on Multiple Earths Vol. 5
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Green Lantern: Rebirth
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Sandman Mystery Theatre, Vol. 8: The Blackhawk and the Return of the Scarlet Ghost
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Showcase Presents: Dial H For Hero
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Superman: Codename Patriot HC
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Superman: Coming of Atlas (Superman (Graphic Novels))
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The Art Of P. Craig Russell (Signed Edition)
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Tony Harris: Art and Skullduggery
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Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 2: 1982-1984
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GrimJack: The Manx Cat
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Sword of My Mouth
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Basil Wolverton's Culture Corner
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