So long, Bob Dorough, jazz singer, Schoolhouse Rock composer

Jazz singer Bob Dorough, who composed a series of educational tunes beloved by the 1970s generation, died this week at age 94.

Along with collaborating with the likes of Miles Davis in the jazz world, Dorough wrote the tunes for the Saturday morning "Schoolhouse Rock!" cartoon shorts that aired on ABC during the 1970s and 80s, such as "Conjunction Junction," "Three is a Magic Number" and "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here."

Here's Dorough performing one of his classics:

Video: Benedict Cumberbatch's Tom Holland impression is PERFECT.

New Comics Day April 22, 2018: Bug; Captain America

Bug! The Adventures of Forager

Captain America Epic Collection: The Bloodstone Hunt

Cool! A Groot pin for Earth Day

Earth Day is this weekend and the folks at Mondo have revealed a limited-edition Groot pin in celebration, and to raise some money.

... we're thrilled to participate in the 9th Annual Austin Give 5% to Mother Earth campaign, which teams up with businesses to support local environmental non-profits. We’re donating 5% of all website sales today to help support the cause, plus we have an enamel pin of everyone's favorite music-loving, galaxy-saving, regenerating tree - Groot.
Find out more about Austin Give 5% to Mother Earth (aka Austin Give 5) hereThe Earth Day Special Edition Groot Enamel Pin is available now on

New Music Friday April 20, 2018: The Who; Pete Townshend; Neil Young; Flaming Lips; Todd Rundgren and Utopia; Donna Summer

The Who - Live at the Fillmore East 1968

Pete Townshend: Who Came First 45th Anniversary Expanded Edition

Neil Young - Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live

Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips

Todd Rundgren and Utopia - The Road To Utopia-The Complete Recordings 1974-82 Original Recording Masters

Donna Summer - Summer: The Original Hits

Pop Culture Roundup: Post-punk; Spielberg's Blackhawk; Superman on Snapchat; MLK mystery artist

A cool print celebrates the graphics of the 1980s post-punk sound.


Steven Spielberg plans a big-screen adaptation of the Blackhawk comic books series, which dates back to the early 1940s and has been revived by DC numerous times since then.

The series, which tells the story of a a wartime air squadron led by the title character, spawned a 15-chapter movie serial in 1952 that starred one-time Superman actor Kirk Alan in the title role.


Evidently "Snapchat" is something the kids are "into" and now you can get Superman-themed "lenses"  and "emojis" for it. "Whatever."


The identity of the uncredited artist who drew a 1957 comic book biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., is a longtime mystery, now solved.


Former Python Michal Palin pens an essay in tribute of his comedy hero, Spike Milligan.

TwoMorrows publishes expanded, hardcover edition of "The Complete Jack Kirby Checklist"

You can order it here.

Jack Kirby Checklist: Centennial Edition
Limited Edition Hardcover (only 1000 copies)

Now 270 pages (more than DOUBLE the size of the 2008 Gold Edition shown with it here). We originally planned for 256 pages, but simply couldn't fit it all in, so we sprang for those extra pages at no extra cost to you. 

This is truly definitive: fully updated through Jack's 100th birthday in August 2017, with detailed listings of all of Kirby’s published work, reprints, magazines, books, foreign editions, newspaper strips, fine art and collages, fanzines, essays, interviews, portfolios, posters, radio and TV appearances, and even Jack’s unpublished work! 

Time Capsule: Cream live in Detroit

Vintage Fu Manchu paperbacks