New comics June 17, 2009

New comics of interest this week.

BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #1 The first ish of Paul Dini's new Batbook. I'll give it a try.

BATMAN THE BLACK CASEBOOK Reprints of 5os and 60s stories that inspired Grant Morrison's Batman run.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7 Fun reprints of vintage Spidey stories.

SIMPSONS COMICS #155 My son's favorite comic. It can't be warping his mind more than Mad warped mine. Can it?!!

Alex Schomburg airbrush comic book covers pt. 5

Alex Schomburg airbrush comic book covers pt. 1

Here's a look at some of the great airbrush color covers Alex "Xela" Schomburg did back in the Golden Age.

Rolling Stones 45 rpm picture sleeves

Details on Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Show DVD set

From Warner Home Video:

The action-packed adventures of DC Comics' legendary superhero Plastic Man spring to life on Plastic Man: The Complete Collection, the latest animated DVD release from Warner Home Video (WHV). This full series collection will be available to consumers September 1, 2009 and will retail for $44.98 SRP. He can spring, stretch, fly, bounce and even change his shape; there is hardly anything that this superhero can't do! Joined by his girlfriend Penny and his Polynesian sidekick Hula Hula, Plastic Man travels the world, preventing the proliferation of evil. Plastic Man's adventures are quirky, offbeat and filled with slapstick humor. Classic animation fans and kids alike will love this compilation of one of DC Comics' most endearing characters. The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show is based on the DC Comics superhero, which originally appeared in comic books in 1941. The original Plastic Man discovered his powers after he was sprayed with an unidentified substance that entered his bloodstream, causing a radical physical change that allowed his body to acquire all of the properties of rubber. Produced by both Ruby-Spears Productions and Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show first aired in 1979 Saturday mornings on ABC, right after Super Friends.

Deal alert: Blu-ray superhero collection for $80

Today only at Amazon, you can pick up a Blu-Ray Superhero Collection for $79.95 instead of $208.75.

Featured movies include: Spider-Man - The High Definition Trilogy (Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2 / Spider-Man 3), Ghost Rider (Extended Cut), Hellboy (Director's Cut), Underworld (Unrated),
Underworld Evolution.

Pop links: Rod Serling! Abbey Road Studios! Corben! Hembeck!

See a 1970 interview with "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling.


Abbey Road Studios (y'know, the place where the Beatles made most of their records) is coming out with a line of products aimed at digital home recordists. More here.


Check out Weird Fantasies #1 from 1972, with (NSFW, by the way) art by Richard Corben and Landon Chesney.


Cartoonist Fred Hembeck has some swell new art for sale.