Friday, August 21, 2015

Video find: Davy Jones pre-Monkees TV appearance

New Supergirl teaser - "Her Story"

New Doctor Who Season 9 cast pics

Video find: The Beach Boys perform "Barbara Ann" on "The Jack Benny Hour" 1965

New Music Friday: Wilco; Marshall Crenshaw; Disney Legacy; Delia Derbyshire; Isley Brothers, more

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Comic book art: Neal Adams' cover to Detective Comics #418 - Batman and the Creeper!

Via Heritage Auctions.

Video find: The Beach Boys perform "Heroes and Villains" 1971

Light in the Attic announces Francoise Hardy reissues

The Light in the Attic label has announced the reissue of five by French "ye-ye girl" Francoise Hardy.
Though she was a muse to the likes of Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and husband Jacques Dutronc, Hardy remained wary of fame, preferring privacy and modesty. She was a pop singer with the heart of a chanteuse, a singer-songwriter in an age before such a thing was known, and a style icon incredulous of others’ admiration of her.

The albums appear in their original French formats in remastered sound and will be available on CD and vinyl. The lineup includes:
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Comic book art: Neal Adams "Phantom Stranger" cover

Via Heritage Auctions, Neal Adams' original art for the cover of Phantom Stranger #11, 1971.

Video find: Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 perform "The Fool on the Hill"

Trailer for "The Martian"

Enjoyed the book. Trailer looks pretty faithful.

Cool! Flying Batcave toy from Eaglemoss

This may be the most obscure Batman toy replica ever. The Flying Batcave was introduced in Detective Comics #186 back in 1952. It was essentially a giant helicopter that featured a lab and other amenities of the "real" Batcave.

And now it joins Eaglemoss' line of die-cast Bat-vehicles. You can get it here.

So long, Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the 1960s "Batman" TV series, and who also appeared on other cult TV shows such as "Star Trek" and "Man from U.N.C.L.E." has passed away at age 78, the Guardian reports.

Trained as a dancer, the Illinois-born Craig joined the Ballet Russe of Monte Carlo when she was 17, making her the youngest member of the troupe. She was said to have been discovered by actor John Ford’s son Patrick and she made her movie debut with the film The Young Land. She appeared opposite Elvis Presley in Kissin’ Cousins and It Happened at the World’s Fair, describing him as “a southern gentleman."
UPDATE: Be sure to read comics historian Mark Evanier's touching, and hilarious, post about meeting Yvonne.

New comics this week: Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core; Superman - The Men of Tomorrow; Wonder Woman Perez Omnibus; Daredevil Epic Collection; Luke Cage Masterworks; Squirrel Girl, more

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