Pop Culture Roundup Oct. 31, 2006

Comics scribe/historian Mark Evanier details who exactly drew the images featured on the U.S. Postal Service's upcoming Marvel Comics stamps. Turns out Marvel gave some faulty info to the USPS, which made it's way onto the postal service's official press release. Mark has additional updates on the topic here and here.


Here's pics of Fantagraphics' new retail store in Seattle.


Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch actor Caroll Spinney will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmys next April.


Author Neal Gabler has a new book about Walt Disney coming out.

For his new book, Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination, entertainment expert Neal Gabler was given complete access to the Disney archives. His biography begins when Disney was just a glimmer of an idea, and ends at the entrance to the Walt Disney mausoleum.

The book is available from Amazon for $23.10.


On YouTube, a brief profile of comic book great Jack Kirby.


Like me, Fred Hembeck is spinning his Ghouls with Attitude compilations today. Good news, you can still snag 'em if you missed 'em last year.


Some more Halloween sharity: Skinny Robbie offers up a zillion spooky radio spots.


Sonic Youth has a rarities/b-sides compiliation in the works.

The Destroyed Room begins with "Fire Engine Dream," a previously unreleased outtake from 2003's "Sonic Nurse" and also includes the first airings of "Queen Anne Chair" and "Three Part Sectional Love Seat," from 2001's "Noho Furniture Sessions."The album also rounds up tracks from such compilations as "All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1" and "At Home With the Groovebox," B-sides and international bonus tracks and "Blink," the band's contribution to the 1999 "Pola X" soundtrack.


NPR profiles Charles Addams.


A Justice League of sorts will be featured on an upcoming episode of the spandex-shy "Smallville."


Some nice clips of the World's Greatest Living Jazzman Sonny Rollins.

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