Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcoming DC Comics collections

Here are some recently announced DC Comics collections due out later in the year:

 SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD VOL. 1
Writers: Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohen
Artists: Ernie Colon, Ric Estrada, Pablo Marcos, Alex Saviuk, Bob Smith, Gary Martin, Romeo Tanghal, Kurt Schaffenberger and Karl Kesel
Collects: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #298, AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD #1-12, AMETHYST ANNUAL #1, DC COMICS PRESENTS #63 and AMETHYST #1-11
$19.99 US, 648 pg
 
THE WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7
Writers: William Moulton Marston, Joyce Murchison and Robert Kanigher
Artist: Harry G. Peter
Collects: SENSATION COMICS #50-57 and WONDER WOMAN #16-18
$59.99 US, 224 pg

KUBERT COVERS WAR 
Writer/artist: Joe Kubert
Collects: Covers from various DC war comics
$24.99 US, 208 pg

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST VOL. 4
Writers: Cary Bates, Leo Dorfman, Jim Shooter, Robert Kanigher, Dennis O’Neil, Mike Friedrich and Bob Haney
Artists: Pete Costanza, Jack Abel, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Curt Swan, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella
Collects: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #174-178, 180-187, 189-196, 198-202
$19.99 US, 520 pgs

THE WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3
Writer: William Moulton Marston
Artists: Harry G. Peter and Frank Godwin
Collects: SENSATION COMICS #15-18, WONDER WOMAN #4-5 and COMIC CAVALCADE #2
$14.99 US, 168 pg

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: GIL KANE 
Writers: Martin Pasko, Bob Rozakis, Marv Wolfman, Gil Kane, Cary Bates, Roy Thomas and Joey Cavalieri
Artist: Gil Kane
Collects: SUPERMAN #367, 372, 375, ACTION COMICS #539-541, 544, 545, 546 and 551-554, SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1, 2 and DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3
$39.99 US, 392 pg

THE BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 11 
Writers: Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Jack Schiff, Alvin Schwartz, Joseph Greene and Mort Weisinger
Artists: Jack Burnley, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos and Dick Sprang
Collects: BATMAN #20-21, DETECTIVE COMICS #82-85 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #12
$14.99 US, 168 pg

 DEADMAN VOL. 3 
Writers: Bob Haney, Arnold Drake, Paul Levitz, Cary Bates, Martin Pasko and Gerry Conway
Artists: Dick Dillin, Mike Grell, Fred Carrillo, Jim Aparo, Kurt Schaffenberger, Romeo Tanghal and others
Collects: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #223, 227, PHANTOM STRANGER #33, 39-41, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #133, SUPERMAN FAMILY #183 and DC SUPER STARS #18
$16.99 US, 176 pg

KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH OMNIBUS VOL. 2 
Writer: Jack Kirby, Gerry Conway and Paul Levitz
Artists: Jack Kirby, D. Bruce Berry and Mike Royer
Collects: KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH #21-40
$49.99 US, 416 pg

 SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WEIRD WAR TALES VOL. 1 
Writers: Robert Kanigher, Bob Haney, Hank Chapman, Bill Finger, Dave Wood, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, Jerry DeFuccio, France E. Herron, William Woolfolk, Sheldon Mayer, Raymond Marais, Jack Oleck, George Kashdan, Michael J. Pellowski,
Artists: Russ Heath, Joe Kubert, Irv Novick, Frank Thorne, Mort Drucker, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Reed Crandall, Gene Colan, Mort Meskin, George Roussos, Carmine Infantino, Jerry Grandenetti, Joe Giella, Tony DeZuniga, Steve Harper, Neal Adams, Alfredo Alcala, Alex Niño, Alex Toth, Walter Simonson, Gerry Talaoc, Don Perlin, Nestor Redondo, George Evans, Ernie Chan, Frank Robbins and Bernard Baily
Collects: WEIRD WAR TALES #1-21
$19.99 US, 520 pg


Hear Paul McCartney's new album, Kisses on the Bottom, on NPR

NPR is streaming Paul McCartney's new collection of standards now.

The album will be out Feb. 7.


Video: Uncovering the lost guitar solo on "Here Comes the Sun"

Here's a neat moment where George Harrison's son Dhani and George and Giles Martin listen to the multi-track recordings to the Beatles' "Here's Comes the Sun." At one point, they discover a Harrison guitar solo that didn't make the final mix.



Ringo Starr talks up new album

Ringo 2012 is due out tomorrow. USA Today catches up with the former Fab to get the details. There's a video, too.
 The follow-up to 2010's Y Not was recorded in early 2011 in the guesthouse of his Los Angeles home and compiles five originals, remakes of his own Wings and Step Lightly and covers of Lead Belly classic Rock Island Line and Buddy Holly's Think It Over. Starr produced 2012 with a little help from such friends as Dave Stewart, Van Dyke Parks, Charlie Haden, Benmont Tench, Don Was and Joe Walsh, as well as new recruit Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
 

Ferris Bueller Super Bowl commercial

Matthew Broderick reprises his Ferris Bueller role for a new ad to debut during this year's Super Bowl.

Humphrey Bogart movie stills



Music new releases Jan. 31, 2012: Lana Del Rey, Leonard Cohen, Ringo, Mississippi Sheiks, Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck, Chocolate Watch Band and more!

New music of note for Jan. 31, 2012. Click the links to order CDs or vinyl,  or to download albums from Amazon.

 
Born To Die by Lana Del Rey


Old Ideas by Leonard Cohen


Ringo 2012 [Amazon.com Exclusive CD+DVD Version]


Underworld Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Bo Carter & the Mississippi Sheiks


So Much in Love By the Tymes


Real Ambassadors By Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck


No Way Out By the Chocolate Watch Band


Aleph By Terry Riley


Inner Mystique By the Chocolate Watch Band


8 Classic Albums By Duke Ellington