Quick hits

"Goldfinger," silly!

"The Simpsons" gets literary with voice guest appearances by authors Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Tom Wolfe and Gore Vidal next season.

Kids DO love comics, says the Great Curve. And it's true. My boy loves Gemstone's Donald Duck comics, "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Batman Strikes!" Not to mention assorted DC Archives/Showcase and Marvel Essentials/Masterworks volumes. Give a kid a comic today.

New on iTunes: That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folk Song Movement - Various Artists; Musics of Hawaii: Anthology of Hawaiian Music - Special Festival Edition - Various Artists; Pete Seeger - Singalong Sanders Theater, 1980 - Pete Seeger.

Mike Sterling recalls the fun, bizarre Andy Helfer/Kyle Baker "Shadow" series DC published in the 1980s. I loved that book...

Heritage Comics is offering up more than 300 original pieces of Mad Magazine-related art in an upcoming auction.

Chances are good the regenerated "Doctor Who" series will air on U.S. TV sometime soon, but after it turns up on DVD. The first season DVD set is due out in the states Feb. 14.

Comics creators post their Christmas wishes on the Sequential Tart. I'll take a Jack Kirby original, please.

Comics Continuum has details on the "X-Men 3" trailer, which debuts on the Web on Monday.

Newsarama has some George Perez preview art from JSA #82, out in February from DC.

Jack Black modeled his "King Kong" performance after Orson Welles.

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