Friday, August 29, 2014

Pop culture roundup: Black Terror; Lois Lane; The Who; Tony Soprano; Jack Kirby

A Kickstarter campaign to create a series of action figures based on relatively obscure Golden Age comics characters has been funded. The figures will include original Daredevil, Stardust the Super-Wizard, The Black Terror, Silver Streak and a replica of the 1960s Captain Action action figure. More details on the project.


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Lois Lane will be the star of a young adult novel out next year.
Written by YA author Gwenda Bond, "Lois Lane: Fallout" recasts Lois as a teen lead — described by the publisher as an “army brat” — moving to Metropolis for the first time with her family and, as fans would expect, finding trouble at her new high school. The book isn’t entirely free of Clark Kent, however, with the official synopsis mentioning a “maybe-more-than-a-friend” with the screen name “SmallvilleGuy”…


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The Who have asked fans to help the band roundup rare recordings for an archive project:
The band are looking for rare radio and TV performances, home movies from gigs, extraordinary bootleg material, demos, unusual photos and memorabilia for their 50th anniversary releases. If you think it's rare, we'd like to see it! Email us at thewho@umusic.com.

Any item that is used will be fully credited on any release and the person with the most outstanding find will receive 2 VIP tickets for a show on the next Who tour.
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So did Tony Soprano die at the end of "The Sopranos" or not? David Chase says "nope."

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A group of New York beer and comic book enthusiasts (people after my own heart!) have created a specialty ale in tribute to Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe.

Fab Friday: Beatles 1964 tour program



Visit The Glass Onion Beatles Journal for more on the Fabs!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014