Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Pop Pic: Festus chows down


Playmobil does 007 with new James Bond Aston Martin set

Just what the kiddos have been clamoring for: A replica of Bond's most classic car as featured in 1964's "Goldfinger." More info here.

Watch the official trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

New comics collected editions out this week: Spidey, Conan, Frontline Combat!

Click the links to order from Amazon.

Join acclaimed tale-spinner Kurt Busiek, the legendary scribe of MARVELS, as he delves into the past once more to weave an intricate web of “lost” stories from Peter Parker’s earliest days as the Amazing Spider-Man! First, Peter must come to terms with his Uncle Ben’s death — and learn how best to honor his memory — as he takes his first fledgling steps as a crimefighter!
    Then, swing along with Spidey for a series of untold gems, as the newly minted Spider-Man encounters the Human Torch, Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, Sandman and more classic characters — along with new friends and foes including Batwing, Bluebird and the Scorcher — on his way to becoming Marvel’s premiere super hero! But what are the shocking secrets of Peter’s first love, Betty Brant?
    COLLECTING: Amazing Fantasy (1995) 16-18, Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995) 1-14

In an Omnibus extravaganza that covers the entire run of writer Michael Fleisher’s two years on CONAN THE BARBARIAN, artist John Buscema turns in page after page of iconic artwork — often inked by the great Ernie Chan and by Big John himself! Buscema also takes a turn as plotter, helping bring to life a series of exciting stories featuring Conan opposite some of his most mysterious foes and an old friend: The scheming Jergal Zadh, the magic-wielding Alhambra, the conniving Baron Vjerzak and Conan’s old comrade Fafnir! Plus: two mighty Annuals — one pitting Conan against an ancient mystical menace and the other against a god — and a classic issue of WHAT IF? that asks the question: what if Conan was stranded in the 20th century?
    COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 150-171, Conan the Barbarian Annual (1973) 8-9, What If? (1977) 43

In these classic EC tales of war, legendary Writer/Artist/Editor Harvey Kurtzman collaborates with some of the greatest artists of all time in Wally Wood, John Severin, Alex Toth, and many others to create stirring tales of daring soldiers and the horrors of war in stark, uncompromising detail.
    Collecting Frontline Combat #12-#15, this volume features--in fully remastered digital color--the work of comic book greats Harvey Kurtzman, Wally Wood, John Severin, Bill Elder, George Evans, and Alex Toth!