Pop Culture Roundup: Parks and Rec Little People! Wrath Warriors Return! More!

ITEM! There's a "Parks and Rec" Little People set.

ITEM! An animated Superman series announced two years ago finally has a home.

ITEM! A long-awaited "Orphan Black" spinoff starring Krysten Ritter is on the way soon.

ITEM! The Wrath Warriors are returning to "Doctor Who."

ITEM! "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is reportedly set to end.

Cool! New Original Iron Man Figure from Marvel Legends

Out in August from Hasbro. The original rust bucket design from the comics. I like it!

AVENGERS 60TH ANNIVERSARY: This Iron Man (Model 01) action figure is inspired by the character's first appearance in Tales of Suspense comics and makes a great addition to any collection of Marvel Legends action figures

COMIC-INSPIRED ACCESSORIES: This collectible Hasbro Marvel Legends action figure comes with 6 accessories, including alternate hands and blast effects

Order Marvel Legends figures from Amazon here.

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Watch a Trailer for Wes Anderson's 'Asteroid City'

New Comics Collected Editions: Nova! Avengers! Moon Knight! Daredevil!

Our picks this week. Click the links to order from Amazon.

Moon Knight’s longest running series gets the Omnibus treatment! Marc Spector gets down and dirty tackling street-level crime as a vigilante of the night. But when his old nemesis Bushman conquers his homeland of Burunda, Moon Knight must renew an international rivalry against his deadliest foe — with Marlene’s life at stake! Meanwhile, Marc gains an unwanted ally in Midnight, takes on the anarchist Flag-Smasher, and finds himself on trial for his crimes as a mercenary! Can Spider-Man and the Punisher help Marc root out the source of his woes — the Secret Empire? Plus: Stained-Glass Scarlet seeks redemption, and Moon Knight deals with Arsenal, Chainsaw, Ghost Rider, the Hobgoblin…and a sidekick’s revenge!
    COLLECTING: Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989) 1-34, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 353-358, Moon Knight: Divided We Fall (1992) 1, material from Punisher Annual (1988) 2

In this Epic Collection, Daredevil, the Black Widow and Shanna the She-Devil must join together to uncover the secret leaders of Black Spectre, an organization bent on bringing the United States to its knees. It’s a massive saga that will pull in heroes from across the Marvel Universe, culminating in a battle on the White House lawn! Classic villains like the Gladiator and the Owl also abound, and new enemies emerge when Death-Stalker hatches a plan that brings the Man-Thing into the fray. Then, Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. confront a renewed Hydra. And finally, the Man Without Fear’s life changes forever when Bullseye, the madman with perfect aim and no mercy, makes his debut.
    COLLECTING: Daredevil (1964) 108-132, Marvel Two-in-One (1974) 3

Villains assemble! A new era begins for the Avengers, with a fresh approach and a revamped roster including Quasar, She-Hulk and the Black Panther! But the team is soon pushed to its limits when the Lava Men attack! And when the Eternals’ home of Olympus vanishes, the trail leads to the Negative Zone. Can Sersi help the Avengers save Gilgamesh and locate her people? Then, a cabal of Marvel’s biggest bads join forces — and swap enemies! Thrown off-balance by an onslaught of unfamiliar foes, Avengers East and West must face Freedom Force, the U-Foes, the Mole Man and more, and discover the true architect of these Acts of Vengeance! And when the space pirate Nebula schemes to destroy the universe, will Spider-Man save the day…and join the team?!
    COLLECTING: Avengers (1963) 304-318, Avengers Annual (1967) 18, Avengers West Coast (1989) 53-55

Richard Rider is Nova, the original 1970s Human Rocket! Struck by energy sent by a dying alien, Rich has inherited the mantle of an intergalactic Nova Centurion! Now, the newly-minted hero must somehow balance schoolwork, a social life and a constant string of villains including Condor, Powerhouse, Diamondhead, Blackout…and the dreaded Sphinx, who seeks a secret that Nova doesn’t even know he’s carrying! Plus, Nova and Spider-Man unravel a murder mystery, Rich’s father is ensnared in an underworld scheme, and Nova joins…the dynamic Defenders? And when the Nova Corps’ homeworld Xandar comes under attack, Rich and his new allies leave Earth behind to join the cosmic fray — while the Fantastic Four tackle the Sphinx!
    COLLECTING: Nova (1976) 1-25; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 171; Fantastic Four Annual (1963) 12; Defenders (1972) 62-64; Marvel Two-in-One Annual (1976) 3; Fantastic Four (1961) 204-206, 208-214; Marvel Two-in-One (1974) 91; Thing (1983) 34; material from What If? (1977) 36

Pop Culture Roundup: Aristocats, Captain America and More!

Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones") is set to star in a new Western series on Netflix

ITEM! Questlove is set to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Aristocats" for Disney.

ITEM! Liv Tyler will co-star in "Captain America 4."

Pop Pics: Sophisticated Pete

Watch a Trailer for Disney's Live-Action "Peter Pan & Wendy"


"Peter Pan & Wendy," a live-action reimagining of the J.M. Barrie novel and the 1953 animated classic, will begin streaming April 28, 2023, exclusively on Disney+. Check out the teaser trailer and key art for the original movie directed by David Lowery ("The Green Knight," "Pete's Dragon"), and get ready to experience the timeless adventure featuring the beloved characters like never before.

"Peter Pan & Wendy" introduces Wendy Darling, a young girl afraid to leave her childhood home behind, who meets Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up. Alongside her brothers and a tiny fairy, Tinker Bell, she travels with Peter to the magical world of Neverland. There, she encounters an evil pirate captain, Captain Hook, and embarks on a thrilling and dangerous adventure that will change her life forever. The film stars Jude Law ("Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore"), Alexander Molony ("The Reluctant Landlord"), Ever Anderson ("Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"), Yara Shahidi ("Grown-ish"), Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Joshua Pickering ("A Discovery of Witches"), Jacobi Jupe, Molly Parker ("House of Cards"), Alan Tudyk ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"), and Jim Gaffigan ("The Jim Gaffigan Show"). "Peter Pan and Wendy" is directed by David Lowery from a screenplay by David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks ("The Green Knight") based on the novel by J. M. Barrie and the animated film "Peter Pan." The producer is Jim Whitaker ("Pete's Dragon"), with Adam Borba ("A Wrinkle in Time"), Thomas M. Hammel ("Thor: Ragnarok"), and Toby Halbrooks serving as executive producers.

Best New Comic Book Covers of the Week

In shops on Wednesday.

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Big Albums from March 1973: Pink Floyd! Led Zeppelin! Alice Cooper! More!

Classic albums released this month, 50 years ago. Click the links to order from Amazon.

Maybe you've heard of it. This is the LP that finally made the Floyd a household name, accompanied a zillion basement bong sessions and, strangely, works as a soundtrack to the first bit of "The Wizard of Oz" (something that was likely discovered during a basement bong session).
    The albums with Syd and Meddle are better in my book, but Dark Side is obviously a special album and worth an anniversary spin this month.

The critically acclaimed and likely best-known and most accessible LP from the Velvet Underground co-founder. Backing musicians include Lowell George and Wilton Felder.

Todd gets weirdly psychedelic in the wake of the commercial success of Something/Anything. Rolling Stone called it "his most experimental, and annoying, effort to date" but Patti Smith loved it.

The band's third LP spawned some of its best-known tunes, including "Long Train Runnin'", "China Grove" and "Without You."

The gravel-voiced singer-songwriter's debut barely hints at the bizarre brilliance to come, but is pretty brilliant in its own right, featuring tunes later covered by Tim Buckley, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf and, suitably enough, Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

The group's second LP is the last to feature Eno and the one that features "Do the Strand," all pointing to glammer and more commercial pastures.

The debut of the Fripp, Bruford, Wetton, Cross, Muir lineup remains one of the band's biggest LPs. A landmark of prog rock, for better or worse. The title track is 13 minutes long and, as a meal, tastes terrible.

After playing Dark Side of the Moon, liven up your basement bong party with this one. Featuring "The Song Remains the Same," "The Rain Song," "D'Yer Maker," "The Crunge" and "Over the Hills and Far Away" it doesn't get more green shag carpet than this.

The band's fourth and final album is the one with "Cindy Incidentally," "Borstal Boys" and the lovely title track, sung by Ronnie Wood.

The bestest-selling Alice Cooper album ever. "No More Mr. Nice Guy."