New Comics Collected Editions - April 27: Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus! Marvel Infinity Saga Poster Book!

Out today. Click the links to order from Amazon.

Savage Sword enters an exciting new era with the first appearance of one of Conan’s deadliest super-villain adversaries, Wrarrl, better known as the Devourer of Souls! He earned that title by consuming the life force of anyone standing in his way—but he never met a foe as ardent as Conan! Their iconic battle is the first of several engagements between the two in Marvel Conan lore. And returning to menace Conan is another of his legendary rogues gallery, Captain Bor’aqh Sharaq, believed to be dead but hunting Conan on a quest for vengeance! This Omnibus edition is packed with Conan classics, with stories by Michael Fleisher, Christopher Priest and art by all-time Conan great John Buscema! 
COLLECTING: Savage Sword of Conan (1974) 88-101

You’re gonna need a bigger house! And make sure it has plenty of wall space — because the Marvel Cinematic Universe poster collection has entered Phase Three, and your gallery of masterpieces is about to expand! It starts with a Civil War that splits the Avengers — and only gets more explosive from there, culminating in Thanos unleashing his full might in a universe-shattering Infinity War…and leading to the Avengers’ desperate Endgame! New stars Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, the Wasp and more join all your favorite established heroes on incredible, frameable works of art that have each cemented their place in Hollywood history! Relive the big-screen blockbusters of the MCU’s Phase Three, and make yours Marvel movie masterpieces!

Watch the New Seekers perform "Beg, Steal Or Borrow ," 1972

Pop Culture Roundup: So long, James Bama; Blue Beetle Salutes Spidey; Live Action Hot Wheels

James Bama, painter of Doc Savage paperback covers, Aurora model boxes and more, has died at age 93.

ITEM! A Radio Times poll shows that fans want a new "Doctor Who," not David Tennant (although they do want him back as a guest on the series).

ITEM! J.J. Abramas is producing a live action Hot Wheels film.

ITEM! An animated Blue Beetle short from DC features an homage to the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon.

ITEM! Bob Dylan is re-recording classic tracks to demonstrate a new audio disk format that's said to improve on CD and vinyl.

Ads '72: Gremlin - "It Takes Something Pretty Strong to Make People Trade in Their VWs"


New on Video: "Grand Slam" — A Classic Heist Flick with Janet Leigh, Edward G. Robinson and Klaus Kinski

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Often imitated but never surpassed, Grand Slam is a classic heist thriller starring screen greats Janet Leigh (Touch of Evil), Edward G. Robinson (Night Has a Thousand Eyes) and Klaus Kinski (For a Few Dollars More).

A quiet yet cunning schoolteacher (Robinson) recruits an elite team of international criminals for the ultimate caper: robbing $10 million in diamonds from an impenetrable Rio de Janeiro vault at the frenzied peak of the city’s Carnival.

The planning is meticulous. The crime must run like clockwork. But even if they can pull off the most daring theft in history, are the wildest surprises of all yet to come?

Hailed by Roger Ebert as “one of the best heist movies” with a slam-bang twist ending, Grand Slam co-stars Robert Hoffmann (Wake Up and Die), Riccardo Cucciolla (Un Flic), George Rigaud (All the Colors of the Dark) and Adolfo Celi (Thunderball) with taut direction by Giuliano Montaldo (Sacco & Vanzetti) and an ultra-swinging score by the legendary Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).

Special Features:
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English Subtitles

Watch a Trailer for "The Essex Serpent"

Coming to Apple TV+ on May 13.


Set in Victorian England featuring a star studded cast led by Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy and Hayley Squires, The Essex Serpent follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms an unlikely bond with the village vicar (Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.

Watch David Gates of Bread Perform "Diary," 1972

Ads '72: Adidas - Ready For You


Video: How Jane Foster Becomes Thor

Check Out Marvel Legends 60th Anniversary Spider-Man Figures

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Marvel Legends Series 60th Anniversary Amazing Fantasy Spider-Man
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Check Out a Super-Size Charlie Brown Figure from Super7

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Hot Trax '72: Jackson 5! Bill Withers! Little Jimmy Osmond!

New songs on the charts 50 years ago this week.

Jackson 5 - Little Bitty Pretty One

T. Rex - Telegram Sam

Sly and the Family Stone - Smilin'

Bread - Diary

Bill Withers - Lean on Me

John Kay - I'm Movin' On

The New Seekers - Beg, Steal or Borrow

The Moody Blues - Isn't Life Strange

Nino Rota - Love Theme from "The Godfather"

Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation
 - Long Haired Lover from Liverpool

Bang - Questions

Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast

Watch T. Rex Perform "Telegram Sam," 1972

Pop Culture Roundup: Secret Empire! Martha and Doctor Return! Korg 7,000 B.C.! More!

Remembering Steve Englehart's "Secret Empire Saga" for Marvel Comics. 

ITEM! Martha Jones and the 10th Doctor return in a new comic book special.

ITEM! The Guardian explores the history and tribulations of the Mills College music program, which helped nurture Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Terry Riley and more.

ITEM! Rip remembers Hanna-Barbera's "Korg 7,000 B.C.," which I'd forgotten about.