New music releases: Rolling Stones; Van Morrison; Ella Fitzgerald; Tragically Hip; Minus 5

New and notable this week. Click the links to order discounted releases from Amazon.





Pop Culture Roundup: Old comics; Twiggy; Jonny Quest; David Lynch, Jim Shooter


Today's big screen superhero blockbusters are boosting the market for old comic books, according to Heritage Auctions.

The saleroom has noted growing demand for “exceptional high-end comics” and the number of bidders competing for the most valuable appears to be increasing.

Sandoval, who is Heritage’s comics and comic art director of operations, told ATG: “It's pretty telling that most of the $100,000 comics we just sold didn't even surprise us by getting to those levels. It speaks to the tremendous interest in key comic books at the moment, and it's fair to say that the current wave of superhero movies has given buyers confidence that interest in these characters as pop culture icons is going to continue.”


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Via DaveLandWeb: Twiggy visits Disneyland, 1967.

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Check out David Lynch's "Meditating Eye" jewelry.

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Rip Jagger celebrates the Jonny Quest art of Doug Wildey.

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A lot of folks say Jim Shooter was tough to work for, but he sure helped turn out some great comics during his Marvel regime. There's an interesting interview with the man here.

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Super-Friends: The true-life Hall of Justice is undergoing a renovation.