Comics shipping April 9, 2008

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DARK HORSE COMICS

APR070034 ALIENS VS PREDATOR VOL 2 CIVILIZED BEASTS GN (RES) $6.95
FEB080105 BPRD 1946 #4 (OF 5) $2.99
DEC070061 CHICKENHARE TP VOL 02 FIRE IN THE HOLE $10.95
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JAN088127 EVIL DEAD #4 (OF 4) (PP #806) $2.99
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JUL070041 HARLAN ELLISONS WATCHING TP NOVEL $12.95
FEB080077 SERENITY BETTER DAYS #2 (OF 3) $2.99
NOV070012 STAR WARS EPISODE V EMPIRE STRIKES BACK PHOTO COMIC $9.95
DEC070073 STAR WARS EPISODE VI RETURN OF JEDI PHOTO COMIC TP $9.95
DEC070074 STAR WARS TALES O/T JEDI OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $24.95

DC COMICS

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FEB080205 BATMAN DEATH MASK #1 (OF 4) $2.99
DEC070243 BATMAN LOVERS AND MADMEN HC $24.99
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JAN080198 CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK TP $19.99
FEB080265 CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #24 $2.25
FEB080178 COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 3 $2.99
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FEB080191 GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #7 $2.99
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JAN080186 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #14 $2.99
FEB080273 NUMBER OF THE BEAST #1 (OF 6) $2.99
JAN088359 SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN FAMILY TP VOL 02 $16.99
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JAN080202 SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION THE QUEST FOR COSMIC BOY $14.99
FEB080215 SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #14 $2.99
JAN080262 TEARS OF A LAMB VOL 02 $9.99
FEB080259 TINY TITANS #3 $2.25
FEB080186 TITANS #1 $3.50
SEP070297 TRINITY BATMAN ACTION FIGURE PI
SEP070298 TRINITY SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE PI
SEP070299 TRINITY WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE PI
FEB080233 WONDER WOMAN #19 $2.99

IMAGE COMICS

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FEB082163 SCREAMLAND #2 (OF 5) $2.99
FEB082164 SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN #23 $3.50
OCT072023 SUBURBAN GLAMOUR #4 (OF 4) $3.50

MARVEL COMICS

FEB082211 AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #19 $2.99
FEB082207 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #556 $2.99
FEB082214 AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #2 (OF 4) $2.99
FEB082216 CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #10 $4.99
FEB082299 FALLEN SON TP DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA $13.99
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JAN088153 SOLEIL SAMPLER PI
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FEB082300 WHAT IF TP CIVIL WAR $16.99
FEB082270 WOLVERINE #64 DWS $2.99
FEB082288 WOLVERINE PREM HC DEATH OF WOLVERINE $19.99

WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT

JAN088128 WIZARD MAGAZINE #200 GOLD (PP #806) $5.99

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COMICS

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JAN088129 ADVENTURES OF LITTLE ARCHIE TP VOL 01 NEW PTG (PP #806) $9.95
DEC073880 AKIKO FLIGHTS OF FANCY HIGH FLYING EXPD SIGNED PLATE LMT ED $34.95
FEB083715 ANOTHER DIRT SANDWICH GN $12.95
FEB083442 AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA PKT MANGA TP VOL 02 $12.95
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JAN083980 BOYS OVER FLOWERS TP VOL 29 $9.99
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NOV073883 DEVI #18 $2.99
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JAN083436 DNA HACKER CHRONICLES #1 $2.99
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FEB083842 GENE SIMMONS DOMINATRIX TP VOL 01 $19.99
FEB083841 GENE SIMMONS HOUSE OF HORRORS TP $27.99
FEB083655 GEORGE R R MARTINS WILD CARDS #1 (OF 6) HARD CALL $2.99
DEC073942 GHOST SONATA TP $14.99
FEB083817 GHOST WHISPERER #2 $3.99
JAN083344 GOLD DIGGER #94 $2.99
JAN083343 GOLD DIGGER DREADWINGS MYMIOR SPECIAL $2.99
JAN083346 GOLD DIGGER SOURCEBOOK #15 $3.95
JAN083896 GOSICK GN VOL 01 (OF 6) $9.99
DEC073637 HALL OF BEST KNOWLEDGE SC $19.99
FEB084089 HARBINGER THE BEGINNING HC (RES) $24.95
JAN083889 HELLGATE LONDON GN VOL 01 (OF 3) $10.99
JAN083502 HOWIE ACTION COMICS GN $15.00
JAN083992 INU YASHA ANI MANGA GN VOL 26 $11.99
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FEB084016 JAMES BOND TP CASINO ROYALE NEW PTG $19.95
FEB084017 JAMES BOND TP DR NO NEW PTG $19.95
FEB084015 JAMES BOND TP GOLDFINGER NEW PTG $19.95
FEB084012 JAMES BOND TP MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN NEW PTG $19.95
FEB084013 JAMES BOND TP OCTOPUSSY NEW PTG $19.95
FEB084101 JENNA JAMESONS SHADOW HUNTER #2 BRERETON CVR (RES) $2.99
FEB084100 JENNA JAMESONS SHADOW HUNTER #2 HORN CVR (RES) $2.99
FEB084102 JENNA JAMESONS SHADOW HUNTER #2 LINSNER CVR (RES) $2.99
FEB083586 JENNY FINN HC DOOM MESSIAH $29.99
JAN083615 JESSICA FARM GN $14.95
FEB083489 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #139 $3.69
JAN083897 KING OF HELL VOL 1-3 COLLECTION $12.99
NOV073766 KISS 4K #6 $3.99
JAN083993 LAW OF UEKI TP VOL 11 $9.99
JAN083332 LITTLE GLOOMY SUPER SCARY MONSTER SHOW TP VOL 01 $9.95
FEB083823 LOCKE & KEY #3 $3.99
JAN083916 LOVE ATTACK GN VOL 02 (OF 7) $9.99
FEB083756 MOST OUTRAGEOUS SC $19.99
DEC073372 NHS SHIDOSHI PKT MANGA TP VOL 02 $12.95
JAN083994 NIGHTMARE INSPECTOR YUMEKUI KENBUN GN VOL 01 $9.99
JAN083995 O PARTS HUNTER TP VOL 09 $9.99
JAN083787 PEOPLES HISTORY OF AMERICAN EMPIRE GN HC ED $30.00
JAN083786 PEOPLES HISTORY OF AMERICAN EMPIRE GN SC ED $17.00
FEB083685 POGROM #2 (OF 7) $3.50
JAN083533 PRINCESS RESURRECTION GN VOL 03 $10.95
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JAN083982 RED RIVER GN VOL 21 $9.99
JAN083348 ROD ESPINOSA PRINCE OF HEROES #3 (OF 3) $3.50
DEC073945 SAINT GERMAINE TP VOL 02 TALES OF AN IMMORTAL $19.99
FEB083572 SIMPSONS CLASSICS #3 (O/A) $3.99
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FEB083575 SIMPSONS COMICS #88 (O/A) $2.99
FEB083493 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #187 $2.25
FEB083837 SPEED RACER CHRONICLES O/T RACER #4 $3.99
FEB083687 SPOOKS #3 ARCHER CVR B $5.50
FEB083686 SPOOKS #3 SIENKIEWICZ CVR A $3.50
DEC073495 TAG CURSED TP $14.99
NOV073882 TALL TALES OF VISHNU SHARMA PANCHATANTRA #3 (OF 5) $2.99
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FEB083401 TERRY MOORES ECHO #2 $3.50
FEB083803 TRANSFORMERS BEST OF UK SPACE PIRATES #2 $3.99
JAN083685 TRANSFORMERS FOCUS ON DECEPTICONS $2.99
NOV073270 WHATEVER GN $9.95
NOV073550 WILLIE & JOE WW II YEARS SLIPCASE $65.00
DEC073741 WORMWOOD CALAMARI RISING #3 $3.99
JAN083996 ZATCH BELL GN VOL 18 $9.99

MAGAZINES

DEC074066 AMAZING FIGURE MODELER #41 $8.00
SEP074096 CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG SPECIAL GALACTUS $38.00
JAN083628 COMICS JOURNAL #289 $11.95
JAN088132 GOTHIC BEAUTY MAGAZINE #25 (RES) (PP #806) $4.95
JAN084040 HIGH ADVENTURE #99 $7.95
JAN084155 HOBBY JAPAN APR 2008 #52 $12.99
JAN084044 LEES TOY REVIEW #186 APRIL 2008 $5.95
FEB084187 LOCUS #567 $6.95
DEC074200 MEGAMI MAR 2008 $14.99
DEC074201 NEWTYPE MAR 2008 $10.99
JAN084041 PHANTOM DETECTIVE AUG 1933 REPLICA ED $14.95
FEB083570 SIMPSONS CLASSICS #1 (O/A) $3.99
FEB083571 SIMPSONS CLASSICS #2 (O/A) $3.99\

NOT on DVD: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," which ran from 1967-69, should be on DVD on the basis of historical interest alone: It was one of the most controversial and groundbreaking programs ever aired on U.S. television. But there is loads of entertainment value, too.

Steve Martin made his debut on the show and comedy regulars included Don Novello (later Father Guido Sarducci on "Saturday Night Live"), the so low-key you may wonder if he has a pulse Pat Paulsen, Rob Reiner and others. And just check out some of the YouTube videos below for the mind-boggling array of musical guests. (Trivia: That Who performance, with the huge explosion at the end courtesy of Keith Moon overfilling his bass drum with explosives, permanently damaged guitarist Pete Townshend's hearing.)

One of the most prominent of these is Pete Seeger. The folk star had been kept of television for years as a result of McCarthy-era blacklisting, but was booked onto the show at the Brothers' behest (Johnny Cash also bravely booked Seeger on his show).

And, not only did Seeger get airtime, he controversially used it to sing his tune "Waist Deep and the Big Muddy"--a scathing indictment of the Johnson Administration's Vietnam policy. The song was censored on Seeger's first appearance, but he was allowed to perform it during a subsequent visit. The tune still has a lot of resonance today, as the U.S. finds itself in another quagmire. (Interestingly, I just paid a visit to the Smothers Brothers' official site and saw that they are supporting an effort to nomintate Seeger for a Nobel Peace Prize.)

It was that anti-war stance, and the regular criticism and poking-fun at Johnson and Richard Nixon that ultimately got the popular show canceled

I don't know what sort of behind-the-scenes rights/business shenanigans are keeping this show off disk, but they need to stop!

In the meantime, I guess all we've got are bootleg snippets like those featured below and "Smothered," a 2002 documentary about the show's colorful history.

Pete Seeger


George Harrison


The Who


Harry Nilsson


Peter, Paul and Mary/Donovan/Smothers Brothers




Buffalo Springfield



The Hollies


The Byrds


Simon And Garfunkel


The Association


Steve Martin


Cream


Addendum!

Pete, in his comments to this post, mentioned the Mason Williams' hit "Classical Gas," which had its debut on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." Williams, also a comedian, was a writer for the program and helped launch Steve Martin's career. "Classical Gas" became a hit record after it's debut on the Smothers' show, and you can see a video of it here:

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The original lineup of British ska band The Specials is reforming.

MC and vocalist Neville Staple has confirmed that the band have been rehearsing together and plans could be in the pipeleine for a UK tour later this year.

"A couple of months ago we [all] started talking," he said. "We had to talk first to see if we could get on, but we got past the talking stage. Then we said, 'Okay, let’s see what we're like in a room together rehearsing with instruments'."


One of my favorite groups back in high school...

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Evolutionary biologist and best-selling author of "The God Delusion" Richard Dawkins will make a guest appearance in the fourth season of "Doctor Who." (Don't click the link if you're worried about spoilers).

"People were falling at his feet," says [Doctor Who producer Russell T.] Davies, creator of the BBC's flagship show. "We've had Kylie Minogue on that set, but it was Dawkins people were worshipping."


Interesting tidbit: Dawkins' wife is Lalla Ward, who played the Doctor's companion Romana back in the Tom Baker days.

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Via Robot Wisdom: Is this the first misspelling in 83 years of New Yorker cartoons?

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From Scans Daily: The many disguises of Captain America and Bucky.

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"Watchmen" artist Dave Gibbons has penned a companion volume to the famed comic book mini-series.

Titan Books is to shed new light on this seminal work with WATCHING THE WATCHMEN by Dave Gibbons. Providing the ultimate companion to the comics masterpiece, artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of WATCHMEN in this dust-jacketed hardback volume, opening his archives to reveal excised pages, early versions of the script, original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches and much more, including posters, covers and rare portfolio art. Featuring the breathtaking design of Chip Kidd and Mike Essl, WATCHING THE WATCHMEN is both a major art book in its own right, and the definitive companion to the graphic novel that changed an industry.

“I’ve had a great time, re-visiting the very beginnings of Watchmen and unearthing material I haven’t set eyes on for many years. As a fan myself, this is the kind of stuff I eat up and I’m sure the many devotees of the graphic novel will do the same!” says Gibbons.


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Bob Dylan has been awarded a special Pulitzer Prize. The Bard was...

....cited for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

It was the first time Pulitzer judges, who have long favored classical music, and, more recently, jazz, awarded an art form once dismissed as barbaric, even subversive.


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From Jon's Random Acts of Geekery: A board game based on the Archie/Mighty Comics/MLJ super-heroes.

Lost April 24, 2008, episode preview

Hey, "Lost" is back in a couple weeks! Scroll over the hidden text below for details about the ep.

LOCKE'S CAMP COMES UNDER ATTACK, AND JACK ATTEMPTS TO IDENTIFY A BODY
THAT WASHES ASHORE, ON ABC'S "LOST"
"Lost" Moves to its New 10:00 p.m., ET Time-slot, Thursday, April 24
"The Shape of Things to Come" - Locke's camp comes under attack, and Jack tries to discover the identity of a body that has washed ashore, on "Lost," THURSDAY, APRIL 24 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Terry O'Quinn as Locke and Harold Perrineau as Michael.

Guest starring are Ken Leung as Miles, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Tania Raymonde as Alex, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Marc Vann as doctor, Kevin Durand as Keamy, Yetide Badaki as desk clerk, Kaveh Kardan as merchant, Faran Tahir as Ishmael Bakir and Sean Douglas Hoban as Doug.

"The Shape of Things to Come" was written by Brian K. Vaughan & Drew Goddard and directed by Jack Bender.

"Lost" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

This episode of "Lost" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

Also see:

Lost Season 4 Episode Guide
The Best Lost Sites on the Web
Lost: What we STILL don't know