Picture sleeve parade: Dusty Springfield

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pictures





Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus on the way

Cool! I'm assuming this collects Kirby's 1940s work and his return stint on the title in the 1960s and 70s. It's 568 pages and slated for February release.

Here's an Amazon link:

Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus

Superheroes: Bad role models, psychologists say

A new study says so...

Watching superheroes beat up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors, according to psychologists who spoke Sunday at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
 
"There is a big difference in the movie superhero of today and the comic book superhero of yesterday," said psychologist Sharon Lamb, PhD, distinguished professor of mental health at University of Massachusetts-Boston. "Today’s superhero is too much like an action hero who participates in non-stop violence; he’s aggressive, sarcastic and rarely speaks to the virtue of doing good for humanity. When not in superhero costume, these men, like Iron man, exploit women, flaunt bling and convey their manhood with high-powered guns. "