Saturday, February 18, 2012

Beach Boys: Brian Wilson and Mike Love discuss new album

A reunion tour is coming up and recording of a new album is underway. Good news: It sounds like Brian Wilson is definitely taking the lead on writing and arranging the new tunes.

The New York Times has more details in an interview with Brian and Mike Love:
Q. I’m very curious about the new album. How is that going?
Mike Love: It’s going really well. Brian has worked on some great tracks, great melodies, great harmonies, and he’s been dealing it out to all of us. It’s really sounding good.

Q. Are the songs written and just waiting to be arranged and recorded?
Wilson: Most of them have been written. We’re going to have to write a few new ones, but most of them have been written. On the album, one song flows into another and that flows into another like that, until it’s over, until there’s no more album.
Q. So it’s something like “Pet Sounds” and “Smile.”
Love: There’s a little bit of a suite that’s meant to end the album, so it’s going to have a nice little touch that way.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Vintage Batman Valentine's Day cards










DC Comics May 2012 solicitations

Here's a look at notable releases from DC Comics in May. Click the links to pre-order discounted items from Amazon.

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #1
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• Superman’s closest allies take the stage like you have never seen before, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (TINY TITANS)!
• Don’t miss the action-packed, history-making, supe radventure awesomeness!!
• Classic Superman elements reinterpreted for all ages with the humor that only the creative team of TINY TITANS can bring!

MYSTERY IN SPACE #1
Written by PAUL POPE, KYLE BAKER, ANDY DIGGLE , ROBERT RODI, NNEDI OKORAFOR, MICHAEL ALLRED, ANN NOCENTI, MING DOYLE and STEVE ORLANDO
Art by PAUL POPE, MICHAEL ALLRED, KYLE BAKER, MING DOYLE, DAVIDE GIANFELICE, SEBASTIAN FUMARA and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:10 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Retails: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.
One-shot • On sale MAY 2 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
This one-shot anthology is loaded with unsettling short stories that will hijack your imagination and take you to strange, mysterious places. Journey to the edge of the abyss with Michael Allred! Arrive in the middle of an intergalactic space heist with Paul Pope! Plus: Broken hearts will be cryogenically frozen, a zero-gravity menage · trois will be compromised by aliens, and solar systems will spiral out of control when top comics talents and exciting newcomers collide!

EARTH TWO #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT!
• Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them?
• Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others!
• You may think you know Earth 2...but this is DC Comics – The New 52, where anything can happen!
• Don’t miss the extra-sized debut issue!

WORLDS’ FINEST #1
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, SCOTT KOBLISH and KEVIN MAGUIRE
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• New ongoing series featuring POWER GIRL and HUNTRESS of Earth 2!
• PAUL LEVITZ teams with amazing artists GEORGE PEREZ and KEVIN MAGUIRE.
• Discover why these two heroes are stranded on our Earth – and what it means for the heroes of the DC Universe.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:25 Variant cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:200 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• BATMAN, INCORPORATED makes its NEW 52 debut with an all-new first issue!
• The series hits the ground running as BATMAN and ROBIN face off against the assassin GOATBOY!
• LEVIATHAN’S sinister mission revealed!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DIAL H #1
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE!
• What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero?
• And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession?
• These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

G.I. COMBAT #1
Written by J.T. KRUL, JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
1:25 Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• First issue of an ongoing series!
• Featuring the first chapter of “WAR THAT TIME FORGOT” written by J.T. KRUL and with art by ARIEL OLIVETTI....and dinosaurs!
• Plus: The first chapter of “UNKNOWN SOLDIER” by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and artist DAN PANOSIAN focuses on all-out war in Afghanistan!


BATMAN: ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 TP
Written by VARIOUS
Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale JUNE 27 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• Early Batman tales by legendary artist NEAL ADAMS!
• Includes stories written by Bob Haney, Cary Bates and more.
• Collects stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #175 and 176 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79-85.

INFINITY INC.: THE GENERATIONS SAGA VOL. 2 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS and DANN THOMAS
Art by JERRY ORDWAY, TODD McFARLANE and others
Cover by JERRY ORDWAY
On sale JULY 18 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US
• The mysterious Stream of Ruthlessness forces INFINITY INC. to battle the JSA – while the Ultra-Humanite waits to destroy the winning team!
• Collecting INFINITY INC. #5-18 and INFINITY INC. ANNUAL #1.


SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by CURT SWAN and MURPHY ANDERSON
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale JUNE 27 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• The legendary tale that reinvented Superman for the 1970s is reprinted in trade paperback!
• Collects SUPERMAN #233-238 and 240-242!

WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7 HC
Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON, ROBERT KANIGHER and JOYCE MURCHISON
Art and cover by HARRY G. PETER
ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 24 • 224 pg, FC, $59.99 US
• Stories from 1946 pit WONDER WOMAN against Dr. Psycho, King Pluto and German spy Paula von Gunther!
• Collects WONDER WOMAN #16-18 and stories from SENSATION COMICS #50-57!


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SHOWCASE VOL. 1 TP
Written by VARIOUS • Art by VARIOUS
Cover by GIL KANE and BERNARD SACHS
On sale JUNE 20 • 544 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
• DC’s legendary try-out title is reprinted from the start for the first time!
• Includes the debuts of the Silver Age FLASH, THE CHALLENGERS OF
THE UNKNOWN and ADAM STRANGE!
• Collects SHOWCASE #1-21!


NIGHT FORCE TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN • Art by GENE COLAN and BOB SMITH
Cover by GENE COLAN and DICK GIORDANO
On sale JUNE 6 • 360 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• BARON WINTERS assembles the granddaughter of DRACULA’S greatest foe, a timelost warrior and a parapsychologist to battle an occult evil!
• Collects NIGHT FORCE #1-14, the 1982 series from the creative team behind Tomb of Dracula.

New comics shipping Feb. 15, 2012: Avengers Omnibus, Deadman, Sergio Aragones Batman statue, Spider Island Companion, more!

New comics of note this week. Click the link to order discounted items from Amazon.


DC Direct Batman Black & White Statue: Batman by Sergio Aragones


DC Direct Catwoman 1:4 Scale Museum Quality Statue


Deadman Vol. 2




Star Trek Classics Vol. 2: Enemy Unseen (Star Trek Classics: the Next Generation)


Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Ultimate Collection - Book 1


The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1


Captain America By Dan Jurgens - Volume 3


Daredevil: Reborn


Spider-Man: Spider Island Companion

Video: Beach Boys on the Mike Douglas Show 1969