Pop Pics: B&B

Hot Trax '71: Staple Singers, Aretha, The Fuzz and more!

New singles on the charts 50 years ago this week.

Listen to the updated Hot Trax playlist on Spotify.

The Staple Singers - You've Got to Earn It

Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem

The Fuzz - Like An Open Door

Blood, Sweat and Tears - Go Down Gamblin'

The Dillards - It's About Time

The Impressions - Love Me

Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean

Jeannie C. Riley - Good Enough To Be Your Wife

Coming up from Marvel: Moon Knight Omnibus Vol. 1

Out in February and available for advance order now from Amazon.


Discover the many faces of the Moon Knight! Mercenary. Werewolf hunter. Millionaire playboy. Cab driver. Super hero? Moon Knight is many things to many people, and he has the multiple personalities to match! Follow Marc Spector, the earthly Fist of Khonshu, as he battles to find his place in the Marvel Universe — and builds the strangest rogues’ gallery in all of comics. Prepare yourself for the deadly Bushmaster! Arsenal, the one-man army! Stained Glass Scarlet, the nun with a crossbow! And more! Featuring iconic stories by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz!

COLLECTING: Werewolf by Night (1972) 32-33; Marvel Spotlight (1971) 28-29; Defenders (11972) 47-50; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 22-23; Marvel Two-in-One (1974) 52; Moon Knight (1980) 1-20; Marvel Team-Up Annual (1976) 4; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 220; material from Defenders (1972) 51; Hulk Magazine (1978) 11-15, 17-18, 20; Marvel Preview (1975) 21

New poster and featurette for Marvel's "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings"

Pop Pic: Bela Lugosi

Coming up from Marvel: Invaders Omnibus Vol. 1

Out in February and available for advance order now from Amazon


Long before Captain America led the Avengers, he joined the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and more as the mightiest heroes of World War II — the Invaders! With young adventurers Bucky and Toro by their side, they charged into overseas action, taking on Nazi threats such as Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman and the vilest of them all — the Red Skull! Along the way, the Invaders made new allies including Union Jack, Spitfire and the Liberty Legion. And witness the heroes of two eras collide, as the Invaders battle alongside the Avengers and the Fantastic Four!

COLLECTING: Giant-Size Invaders (1975) 1-2, Invaders (1975) 1-41, Invaders Annual (1977) 1, Marvel Premiere (1972) 29-30, Avengers (1963) 71, Invaders (1993) 1-4, What If? (1977) 4, Fantastic Four Annual (1963) 11, Marvel Two-in-One Annual (1976) 1, Marvel Two-in-One (1974) 20, material from Captain America Comics (1941) 22

New music out this week: Prince, Billie Eilish, Aretha, Andy Partridge and more

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Coming up: "The EC Archives: Gunfighter"

Out next April from Dark Horse and available for advance order now from Amazon.


At last collecting the wild adventures of the lone lawman known as the Gunfighter and his comrade the Buckskin Kid as they take on multiple mean outlaws and ride a rough terrain of terror in this collection of thrilling pre-trend EC tales of western lore.

This hardcover volume collects Gunfighter #5-9, recolored digitally using the original palette, featuring art by legendary comics talents Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, and more! 

Pop Pic: College

Marvelmania: Vintage Spider-Man blacklight poster

Video: Watch the Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

Mark Evanier (former Jack Kirby assistant and author of Kirby: King of Comics) chats with Walter Simonson (Thor, New Gods), and Paul Levitz (former publisher and president of DC Comics) about the late, great Jack Kirby. The focus is on Jack's oft-reprinted Fourth World series and how, despite what some folks would tell you, it was not a failure but a book ahead of its time . . . and it's time is now.

Video find: Gladys Knight & The Pips perform "If I Were Your Woman" on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1971

I want one of those Pip suits.

Pop Pic: The Skipper!

Video: See Disney's Avengers Campus attraction

Watch: Trailer for "Only Murders in the Building" starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez

Coming to Hulu Aug. 31.


Vintage Frank Herbert sci-fi paperbacks

Dune you know he wrote other stuff, too?

Video finds: More Small Faces from 1966

New on video this week: The Bird With The Crystal Plumage UHD Limited Edition Blu-ray

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In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - a film which redefined the 'giallo' genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom. 

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. 

Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)... 

A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. 

With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this brand new 4K Ultra HD presentation from Arrow Video! 

Bonus features include: 

  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films 
  • Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis an interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger exploring the films themes and its relationship to both the giallo and Fredric Browns novel The Screaming Mimi
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring originally and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
  • Image galleries
  • Illustrated collectors booklet featuring writing on the film by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
  • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
  • An Argento Icon, an interview with actor Gildo Di Marco, Evas Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • 2017 Texas Frightmare trailer
  • Crystal Nightmare an interview with writer/director Dario Argento
  • The Power of Perception, a visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devils Advocates: Suspiria, reflecting on the recurring theme of perception and the role of art in Argentos filmography
  • Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Film, 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

Marvelmania: Vintage Sub-Mariner blacklight posters