New and upcoming pop culture books: Monty Python; Ramona Fradon; Ralph Steadman; Beatles; Hobbit; Doctor Who; Rolling Stones; Jay Ward; Karl Pilkington; Asterix, more!

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Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam: Fascinating Facts, Figures and Miscellany from one of BBC Radio 4's Best-loved Programmes

Monty Python: A Chronology, 1969-2012, 2nd Ed.

Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

Art of Ramona Fradon HC

Ralph Steadman: Proud Too Be Weirrd

The Beatles Are Here!: 50 Years after the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember

How the Beatles Changed the World

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

The Interpretation of Zines: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Fanzines

Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles: Art & Design

Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992

Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: Limited Edition

Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones' Instruments from Stage to Studio

Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens

The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Art of Jay Ward Productions

Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who

That Close by Suggs

The Legend of Zelda Box Set: Prima Official Game Guide

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Children

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel

Asterix and the Picts: Album #35

Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple

The Replacements: Waxed-Up Hair and Painted Shoes: The Photographic History

Extreme Bricks: Spectacular, Record-Breaking, and Astounding LEGO Projects from around the World

Jack Kirby Museum pops up in NYC

I wish I could be in New York this week to visit the "pop-up" Jack Kirby Museum.

Featuring works by the co-creator of most of the Marvel Comic Universe (Fantastic Four, Hulk, Captain America, X-Men, Silver Surfer, etc., etc.) the museum is open this week only in a temporary structure in the Lower East Side, where Kirby grew up.

The temporary museum is a project of the non-profit Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center, which hopes there may be a bricks-and-mortar Kirby museum one day.

Congrats to the Kirby Museum folks for pulling this off!

TV alert: Jimi Hendrix documentary on PBS tonight

Check you local listing for "Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train Comin'" tonight on PBS' "American Masters" tonight.

New comics shipping Nov. 6, 2013: Sandman Omnibus 2; Avenger West Coast Omnibus 2; Art of Thor: The Dark World!

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The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2

Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus Volume 2

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World - The Art of the Movie (Slipcase)