Pop Culture Roundup: Schwinn at Disneyland; Mister Rogers' piano player; Jack Kirby

Via Gorillas Don't Blog: 1966 Schwinn bike catalog with photos shot at Disneyland.


Jazzwax profiles Johnny Costa, Mister Rogers' pianist.


'Taint the Meat spotlights the Jack Kirby-illustrated "Black Hole" comic strip.

Records we missed

Time Capsule: Jimi Hendrix Experience interview from Sept. 7, 1968

Time Capsule: TV ads from Sept. 7, 1968

New "Doctor Who" trailer - "It's About Time"

Time Capsule: Vintage ad - new season on NBC, September 1968

Music new releases Sept. 7, 2018: Paul McCartney; Led Zeppelin; Alice Coltrane; Paul Simon; The Munsters

Paul McCartney - Egypt Station

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same (Remastered)

Alice Coltrane - Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings

Paul Simon - In the Blue Light

The Munsters

The Marvelous Art of Marie Severin

Veteran Marvel Comics artist Marie Severin, known for her ability to draw in a variety of styles - from straight superheroes to Mad-style humor, died Aug. 30  at age 89.

Severin got her start working with her old brother, the great artist John Severin, as a colorist at EC Comics, in the 1950s. She moved to Marvel just as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko started to re-create the company with its stellar super-hero lineup, ranging from the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man to the Avengers, Daredevil and the X-Men. As you'll see in this tribute and follow-up, Severin drew nearly all of the heroes we know so well from their big screen appearances today.

While she took occasional lead stints as a penciler on titles such as Doctor Strange, the Hulk and Sub-Mariner, much of her work was behind-the-scenes, laying out covers and doing last-minute art corrections. She was best-known, and loved, by fans for her excellent cartooning on humor titles, such as Not Brand Echhh and Crazy. As you can see int the pic below, Mirthful Marie had a great sense of humor and was well-known for keeping the mood in the Marvel Bullpen light. She was another one of the greats, and she'll be missed.

You can read more about Severin at the Comics Journal and from comics historian Mark Evanier.

Thanks to the Grand Comic Book Database for the cover scans here.