New Batman: The Dark Knight character posters

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Lost preview May 15 - season-ender pt. 1!

Highlight the hidden text for information about the May 15, part one of the season 4 conclusion!

And click here to see a teaser.

THE FACE-OFF BETWEEN THE SURVIVORS AND THE FREIGHTER PEOPLE BEGINS, ON ABC'S "LOST"
"There's No Place Like Home," Part 1 - The face-off between the survivors and the freighter people begins, on "Lost," THURSDAY, MAY 15 (10:02-11:00 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 L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Ken Leung as Miles Straume, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Kevin Durand as Keamy, Anthony Azizi as Omar, Andrea Gabriel as Noor "Nadia" Abed Jaseem, Byron Chung as Mr. Paik, June Kyoko Lu as Mrs. Paik, Lillian Hurst as Carmen Reyes, Cheech Marin as David Reyes, Veronica Hamel as Margo Shephard, Michelle Forbes as Karen Decker, Susan Duerden as Carole Littleton and Noah Craft as Hendricks.

Also see:

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

CD new releases April 29, 2008

B0016HNOXQ Third Portishead
Buy New: $9.97

B0014KD46W Nine Lives Steve Winwood
Buy New: $7.99

B001502LOW Live At The Fillmore East New York Dolls
Buy New: $6.29

B000002LLR Into the Music remastered Van Morrison
Buy New: $10.99

B0015XL7SA Sing the Beatles Hits The Chipmunks
Buy New: $10.99

B000XUAYNA 5 Live Squeeze
Buy New: $25.98

DVD new releases April 29, 2008

B00005JPNY The Golden Compass
Buy New: $22.99

B0012Z361M The Red Balloon
Buy New: $9.99

B00104QSOC The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Buy New: $18.99

B0012EM5EC Cheers - The Complete Ninth Season
Buy New: $29.19

B0012EM5CY The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Three - ...
Buy New: $69.99

B0012EBV88 I Spy - Season 1
Buy New: $12.99

B0012EBV8I I Spy - Season 2
Buy New: $14.99

B0012EBV8S I Spy - Season 3
Buy New: $14.99

B00125WAXM The Fall Of The Roman Empire
Buy New: $17.49

B0012RLXBU Saludos Amigos / Three Caballeros
Buy New: $14.99

B0012IWNSQ Dark Shadows
Buy New: $44.99

B00125WAYQ All Monsters Attack
Buy New: $11.89

B00125WAY6 Sabrina the Teenage Witch - The Complete Animated Seri...
Buy New: $19.99

Comic book cover conventions: Let's get tall!

Batman edition!

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Mattel gets action figure rights to 3,000(!) DC Comics characters

Collect them all!

Mattel has signed a deal with DC allowing them to make action figures based on any of 3,000 of the publisher's characters as part of the toy manufacturer's DC Universe Classics series, as well as a new line of 3 3/4-inch figures called DC Infinite Universe.

"The Mattel team is extremely excited about the entire DC collection," Scott Neitlich, Mattel's associate brand manager for the DC Universe, told Playthings Magazine. "The many different heroes and villains present a wonderful opportunity to add a variety of new and favorite characters to our new DC Universe Classics (DCU Classics), Justice League Unlimited (JLU) and upcoming Infinite Heroes lines."

Infinite Heroes are new 3¾-inch figures-a first for DC in that scale-from the biggest DC crossover events. There will be more than 40 figures in 2008, including the already revealed Adam Strange, Black Adam, Black Hand, Guy Gardner, Shazam, The Atom and Zoom; additional figures will be announced at San Diego Comic-Con in July. The line will be one of Mattel's key DC Comics efforts in 2008, Neitlich says.

Exclusive figures will be available at Toys R US, Target, and Wal-Mart. Plans for the Infinite Heroes also include playsets.


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Jack Kirby "Dieties" portfolio reprinted by Twomorrows Publishing

Twomorrows, publisher of the excellent Jack Kirby Collector mag, has reprinted the King's 1971 Dieties portfolio, originally prepared for the 1971 Disneyland Convention of Nostalgia.

It's available for order online only via Twomorrows.

It looks as if a coding mishap on the Twomorrows site makes it impossible to click and get a larger-sized look at the portfolio, so all they have is this tiny image:

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McGuinn: More unreleased Byrds on the way

A 1971 of the Byrds live in London is due out next month on the Sundazed label, and it's just the first of several releases coming from the band's vaults, says Byrds singer-guitarist Roger McGuinn.

“We’ve carried these tapes around for 30-something years,” he said. “We just never paid much attention to them. [Sundazed’s] Bob Irwin came down, and he’s a genius at discerning these things. He could look at a box, and go ‘Oh, this is that, and so-and-so was there, this is wonderful.’”

Irwin has taken further tapes from McGuinn, with a view to further releases. “He’s gonna check them out,” said Roger. “There are tentative plans to put out good things we find, but I’m not sure what.”


You can pre-order The Byrds Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971 from Amazon now.