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Pop Culture Roundup June 23, 2006

Lady, That's My Skull finds a couple more comic book art swipes.


The Clash's film "Rude Boy" is finally DVD-bound.


Director Jon Favreau's big-screen take on Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" should hit screen in May 2008, promises Paramount Pictures.


World of Kane celebrates the sartorial splendor of Mr. Steed and Emma Peel. Mmmmm... Emma Peel.


Top 10 DVDs, comics, CDs and action figures June 22, 2006

Via Amazon:


1. Syriana (Widescreen Edition)
2. The World's Fastest Indian
3. Neil Young - Heart of Gold
4. Superman - The Animated Series, Volume Three (DC Comics Classic Collection)
5. Underworld - Evolution (Widescreen Special Edition)
6. Justice League - Season Two (DC Comics Classic Collection)
7. The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated Edition)
8. The Tyler Perry Collection - Madea Goes to Jail
9. Firefly - The Complete Series
10. Adventures of Superman - The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons

Comics - Graphic Novels

1. Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic
2. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
3. V for Vendetta
4. Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned
5. Serenity: Those Left Behind
6. Watchmen
7. Lost Girls Collected
8. Y: The Last Man Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
9. Y: The Last Man Vol. 2: Cycles
10. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous


1. Taking The Long Way - Dixie Chicks
2. All the Roadrunning - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
3. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - Bruce Springsteen
5. St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley
6. Loose - Nelly Furtado
7. Under the Iron Sea - Keane
8. Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Surprise - Paul Simon
10. Living With War - Neil Young

Action Figures

1. Marvel Legends Onslaught Series 13 Action Figure Abomination
2. Marvel Legends Gift Pack Spider-Man classic Feasome Foes Gift Pack
3. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Green Goblin
4. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Pyro
5. Marvel Legends Onslaught Series 13 Action Figure Long Horn Loki
6. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Lady Deathstrike
7. Marvel Legends 6" Action Figures Series 13: Blackheart
8. Batman Begins Action Cape Batman Figure
9. Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Figure: Black Panther
10. Marvel Legend's 6 Inch Series 14 Figure Gold Iron Man

DVD: Flying Nun season 2 out Aug. 15

"The Flying Nun - Complete Second Season" contains 26 episodes on three DVDs. No word on extras yet. The set is available for pre-order now from Amazon.

DVD: The Flintstones season 6 out Sept. 5

"The Flintstones Complete Sixth Season" collects the final season of the animated stone-age sitcom on four disks. It's available for pre-order now from Amazon.


For those who leave no stone unturned, here's the sixth and final season of the greatest archeological dig in cartoon history. And its 26 episodes are treasure well worth excavating! Exploring every realm of popular parody, The Flintstones delighted kids but tickled adults even more with howlingly funny takeoffs of such "trendy" TV shows as Bewitched (with the voices of Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York in Samantha), award-winning movies (My Fair Freddy and The Treasure of Sierra Madrock) and kitschy spoofs of Hollywood royalty in Return of Stoney Curtis. The show's writers even had the foresight to project into the future, as in The Long Long Long Weekend, guest-starring the series' newest character, space alien Gazoo.

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Pop Culture Roundup June 22, 2006

Datajunkie shares even more episodes of Orson Welles' "The Lives of Harry Lime" radio show.


Via BoingBoing: Disney's sexist past.


Here's a few video clips from Cirque du Soleil's "Love," a new live performance piece featuring the music of the Beatles.


Johnny Becardi digs into DC Comics' "Beowulf."


Dial B for Blog shows off his Superman collection.

Rhino boxes up 50s "punk" and rockabilly

Rhino Records' latest box set compilation surveys the wild'n'wooly sounds of early rock'n'roll.

Out June 27, Rockin' Bones: '50s Punk & Rockabilly celebrates all the pioneers "cranked up the beat, turned up the twang, set the echo to 11 and got real, real gone." You can pre-order the set now from Amazon.

Here's a look at the track list:

    Rockin' Bones - Ronnie Dawson

    Let's Go Baby - Billy Eldridge

    Baby Let's Play House - Elvis Presley

    Little Girl - John & Jackie

    Cat Man - Gene Vincent

    Lobo Jones - Jackie Gotroe

    Juvenile Delinquent - Ronnie Allen

    Froggy Went A Courting - Danny Dell

    Rattlesnake Daddy - Joe D. Johnson

    Down On The Farm - Al Downing

    Rockin' In The Graveyard - Jackie Morningstar

    Dancing Doll - Art Adams

    Long Blond Hair, Red Rose Lips - Johnny Powers

    Action Packed - Johnny Dollar

    Boppin' High School Baby - Don Willis

    Believe What You Say - Ricky Nelson

    Sunglasses After Dark - Dwight Pullen

    Rumble - Link Wray

    Down The Line - Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery

    Pink Cadilla - Larry Dowd

    Black Cadillac - Joyce Geen

    Who's Been Here - Commonwealth Jones

    I Need A Man - Barbara Pittman

    Please Give Me Something - Bill Allen

    Sinners - Freddie And The Hitch-Hikers

    Rock Around With Ollie Vee - Buddy Holly

    Lou Lou - Darrell Rhodes

    Rock Crazy Baby - Art Adams

    Love Bug Crawl - Jimmy Edwards

    Fool I Am - Pat Ferguson

    Red Hot - Bob Luman

    Love Me - The Phantom

    She's My Witch - Kip Tyler

    Lordy Hoody - Tommy Blake

    Bloodshot - The String Kings

    Trouble - Jackie Deshannon

    Hot Shot - Ronnie Pearson

    Long Gone Daddy - Pat Cupp

    Curfew - Steve Carl

    Put Your Cat Clothes On - Carl Perkins

    Pink And Black - Sonny Fisher

    Domino - Roy Orbison

    Jungle Rock - Hank Mizell

    Ubangi Stomp - Warren Smith

    Chicken Walk - Hasil Adkins

    Chicken Rock - Fat Daddy Holmes

    Eeny-Meeny-Miney-Moe - Bob And Lucille

    Shirley Lee - Bobby Lee Trammell

    Woman Love - Gene Vincent

    One Night Of Sin - Elvis Presley

    Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

    Duck Tail - Joe Clay

    Stack-A-Records - Tom Tall

    Daddy-O-Rock - Jeff Daniels

    Move - Boyd Bennett

    Brand New Cadillac - Vince Taylor

    Rumble Rock - Kip Tyler

    Hep Cat - Larry Terry

    Cast Iron Arm - Peanuts Wilson

    Switch Blade Sam - Jeff Daniels

    Ballin' Keen - Bobby & Terry Caraway

    Sweet Rockin' - Sonny West

    Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash

    Rock Billy Boogie - Johnny Burnette

    Crazy Baby - The Rockin' R's

    Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins

    Worried 'Bout You Baby - Maylon Humphries

    I Love My Baby - The Phaetons

    Come On Little Mama - Ray Harris

    Whistle Bait - Lorrie And Larry Collins

    Spin The Bottle - Benny Joy

    Bertha Lou - Dorsey Burnette

    Real Gone Daddy - Jim Flaherty's Caravan

    My Pink Cadillac - Hal Willis

    Draggin' - Curtis Gordon

    Action Packed - Ronnie Dee

    Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd

    Who Do You Love - Ronnie Hawkins

    Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

    The Way I Walk - Jack Scott

    Wild Wild Women - Johnny Carroll

    Oooh-Eeee - Rick Cartey

    Get Hot Or Go Home - John Kerby

    Swamp Gal - Tommy Bell

    Miss Pearl - Jimmy Wages

    Mercy - Lorrie And Larry Collins

    Rock Boppin' Baby - Edwin Bruce

    Rockin' Daddy - Eddie Bond

    Rock It - Thumper Jones (George Jones)

    Rhythm And Booze - Corky Jones (Buck Owens)

    Flyin' Saucers Rock 'N' Roll - Billy Lee Riley

    Shake Um Up Rock - Benny Cliff Trio

    Red Hot Rockin Blues - Jesse James

    Bang Bang - Janis Martin

    One Hand Loose - Charlie Feathers

    Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis

    Fujiyama Mama - Wanda Jackson

    I Got A Rocket In My Pocket - Jimmy Lloyd

    Oh Love - Don Wade

    School Of Rock 'N Roll - Gene Summers

    Rock-N-Bones - Elroy Dietzel

Official Shadow and Doc Savage reprints coming soon

Nostalgia buff and DC Comics colorist Anthony Tollin has acquired the rights to publish the original Shadow and Doc Savage pulp novels.


The Shadow and Doc Savage are returning to thrill fans old and new.
Anthony Tollin has acquired the license to reprint the original Shadow
and Doc Savage pulp novels, and will be publishing trade paperback
reprints in partnership with Nostalgia Ventures, Inc., a leader in the
field of radio and television nostalgia. These Shadow and Doc Savage
volumes are officially licensed by Condé Nast, the owner of the famous

"This is a dream come true for me," proclaims Anthony Tollin, the
former DC Comics professional who is also a leading pulp and radio
historian. Tollin co-authored Walter B. Gibson's The Shadow Scrapbook
in 1979, and has long desired to get Gibson's Shadow novels back in
print. "We're reissuing the classic pulp stories with the original
covers and interior art, with the type reset for clarity. We're
initially releasing the stories in a double-novel format. Our first
volume, already at the printers, reprints Walter Gibson's 'Crime,
Insured' and 'The Golden Vulture,' a Shadow novel that Lester Dent
wrote in 1932 that was later revised by Gibson and published in 1938.
This is the Shadow novel that won Lester Dent the Doc Savage contract.
Our first story, 'Crime, Insured' is recognized as Walt Gibson's
greatest action thriller, in which a criminal organization penetrates
The Shadow's operation and captures his major agents, and The Shadow
is trapped as the entire New York underworld invades his sanctum."

This series of trade paperbacks is the first licensed publication of
The Shadow novels in 22 years, and the first authorized reprinting of
the original Doc Savage pulp novels in 15 years. The Shadow Magazine
debuted in 1931 and launched the 1930s hero-pulp boom, inspiring
dozens of characters including the Phantom Detective, the Spider, the
Avenger and the Green Lama. Bob Kane and Bill Finger cited The Shadow
as a major influence on the creation of Batman, while Clark Savage
Jr., the Man of Bronze, was a major influence on the creation and
development of Clark Kent, the Man of Steel.

"If Street & Smith had not published The Shadow and Doc Savage, there
might never have been any Superman or Batman," observes
popular-culture historian Will Murray, who collaborated with Lester
Dent on seven posthumous Doc Savage novels. "Between them, Walter
Gibson and Lester Dent created the archetype of the superhero, and
most of the fiction formulas and trappings of the eternal battle
between superhero and supervillain that has come to dominate popular
culture in the last 75 years. I like to call Lester Dent 'the Father
of the Superhero' because, while Superman and Batman had other
influences, both borrowed liberally from Doc Savage, the original
owner of the Fortress of Solitude."

The first volume of The Shadow is at the printers and will be at
selected specialty stores in mid-July, and shipping from Diamond
Distributors in October. Each paperback will retail for $12.95 and
contain two complete, unabridged pulp adventures of The Shadow, with
covers by George Rozen and interior illustrations by Edd Cartier. The
reprints can also be ordered directly from: Anthony Tollin; P.O. Box
761474; San Antonio; TX 78245-1474 add
$3.00 for postage and packaging) or from Nostalgia Ventures' website

The first volume of Doc Savage will follow in November and will
contain "Fortress of Solitude" and "The Devil Genghis." These are the
two pulp adventures that pitted the Man of Bronze against
master-villain John Sunlight. Rounding out each volume are historical
articles by pulp historians including Tollin and Murray. A second
volume of The Shadow, reprinting "The Chinese Disks" and "Malmordo,"
will also also be released in November. "And that's only the
beginning," Tollin adds. "The Shadow and Doc Savage aren't the only
classic pulp characters I've been licensed to reprint. I think fans of
classic adventure heroes are going to be very excited by some of our
future projects."

See complete lists of Shadow and Doc Savage books available via Amazon.

Mego t-shirts

Spotted these on Amazon. Produced by American Ringer, the 70-style t-shirts feature art off the old Mego superhero action figure packaging: