New music releases March 23, 2018: Led Zeppelin; Guided By Voices; Jack White; Michael Nesmith; Procol Harum; Tom Waits

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Pop Culture Roundup: Batman meets Archie; Marvel meets Disney; Michael Fleischer; Wally Wood

The 1960s TV version of Batman is set to meet Archie Andrews in an upcoming comic book mini-series out in July. Here's cover by the great Mike Allred.


Now that Disney owns Marvel along with everything else, the company plans to open some comics-themed "lands" in its various theme parks, Entertainment Weekly reports.

At Disney California Adventure, the new Marvel land will open in 2020, building around the already existing Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT, which opened in 2017 ...

At Disneyland Paris, a Marvel-themed area ... will include an attraction where riders will team up with Iron Man and the Avengers...
Hong Kong Disneyland has already started its Marvel-themed expansion plans, which will include a new attraction where riders can team with Ant-Man and The Wasp. This will join the Iron Man Experience, which already opened in 2017.

The Comics Journal has a more detailed remembrance of writer Michael Fleischer, author of the Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes, who died last week, including details of the author's unsuccessful lawsuit against sci-fi Harlan Ellison and the Journal itself.


Also from the Comics Journal, a report on how Fantagraphics is publishing  the second volume of author Bhob Stewart's biography on artist Wally Wood as the late author intended. A previous edition was evidently heavily edited and censored by the publisher, much to Stewart's frustration.


Via Comic Book Resources comic book ads promoting 1980s cartoon series.

More "Batman: The Animated Series" posters from Mondo

Mondo has previewed a second batch of limited edition "Batman: The Animated Series" posters. They'll go on sale at a random time tomorrow, Thursday. Follow Mondo on Twitter for the sale announcement.

Walt Simonson returns for "Thor" cover

Comics artist Walt Simonson returns to Marvel's "Thor" with a cover for #706, the conclusion of the series' current storyline, which features Jane Foster as the Thunder God.

Vintage pics: The Charlie Brown kids

New comics collections March 21, 2018: The Avengers Omnibus Vol. 3; Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude; Batman: Tales of the The Man-Bat; Wonder Woman: Forgotten Legends; Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samarkand, more

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