Pop Culture Roundup: Bronze-Age nostalgia; Ray Harryhausen; Marvel advent calendar

ITEM! I love it that DC and Marvel are producing some real comic books - the regular-sized, floppy kind - for my age bracket. Out this week is another facsimile edition of a classic DC issue, House of Mystery #92 and next week Marvel has The Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big, a standalone comic featuring three new stories by veteran scripter Gerry Conway.

Most of my comics buying these days is confined to collected editions. But things like this will get me down to the local comics shop on a regular basis, which is great!

ITEM! A tribute to the original special effects whiz, Ray Harryhausen.

ITEM! Funko Toys is releasing a Marvel Comics 80th Anniversary advent calendar.