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Throwback Thursday: Kraftwerk's 'Trans Europe Express' 40 Years Later

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"Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" is the most important pop album of the last 40 years, though it may not be obvious. The first high-art electronic pop record, "Trans Europe Express" set the tone for the coming revolution, became one of the central texts of hip-hop, pop and electronic dance music. Recorded in the same few months of mid-1976 when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak incorporated Apple Computers in Cupertino, "Trans Europe Express" and its predecessors, "Radio-Activity" and "Autobahn," sparked a similarly massive upheaval with sound. The sound is now apparent throughout culture: synthetic bleeps, dotted out in melody while Plasticine rhythms locked into a groove through mathematics rather than human intuition. It's in the relentless thump of a million EDM tracks, weaves through the work of Jay Z, Timbaland and Pharrell. The ways in which they vanished beneath their robotic personas no doubt influenced Daft P

THE FLASH: Season Four - As if meeting your girlfriend’s father for the first time isn’t stressful enough!

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From DC Comics The appropriately fast-paced peek at The Flash’s upcoming fourth season gave us a…well, peek at the return of Britne Oldford’s Peek-a-Boo, a strong-but-grieving Iris West and a once again heroic Caitlin Snow. (Though actress Danielle Panabaker promised that fans of both Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost will be pleased this season.) However, the trailer didn’t include next season’s central villain, Clifford Devoe, better known to DC fans as the Thinker. Played by The 100’s Neil Sandilands, Devoe is a metahuman with a mega mind who embarks on a season-long battle with the Scarlet Speedster that pits the “fastest man alive” against the “fastest mind alive.” A true genius, he’s devised an intricate plan to fix all that he deems wrong with humanity. See Also: The Flash #21 - Lenticular Variant Edition - The Button: Part 2 - DC Comics To help with this, it turns out the Thinker has a partner-in-crime—a character known only as the Mechanic and played by Kim Engelbrech

New Toy Tuesday: Godzilla, Star Trek, Star Wars, Daleks and Flying Gamera

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Godzilla vs King Kong 1962 Version Gigantic Series Vinyl Figure Straight from his appearance in the classic 1962 film, Godzilla vs. King Kong comes this gigantic Godzilla! This massive figure stands about 19-inches tall and features a detailed sculpt and paintwork to accurately recreate his appearance from the classic film! Price: $474.99 - Order Here Star Trek Enterprise Die-Cast Vehicle 4-Pack with Magazine #4 This special set brings together four of the most compelling flagships in Eaglemoss's line Star Trek: The Official Ship Collection. Bundled together with a magazine that details the look of each Enterprise, as well as behind the scene info and astonishing vital facts, this set is good for any level of fandom. Expand your collection of die-cast ships with the Star Trek Enterprise Die-Cast Vehicle 4-Pack with Magazine #4. Each starship measures about 5-inches long. This Star Trek Enterprise Die-Cast Vehicle 4-Pack with Magazine #4 include the following: Ente

Where Man Once Ruled Supreme - Now Rule The Apes!

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Planet of the Apes (Magazine) #3 December 1974 Issue - Marvel Comics Cover art by Bob Larkin. Spawn of the Mutant Pits--Terror On the Planet of the Apes, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. The Abomination Arena--Terror On the Planet of the Apes, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Manhunt--Planet of the Apes, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Mike Esposito. Based on the movie series. Roddy McDowall interview. Marvel Comics' Planet of the Apes Magazine was published by Magazine Management Co (under the Curtis imprint) from 1974-1977. Part of their black-and-white magazine line that included Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu, Dracula Lives, Savage Sword of Conan and others, it was the first ongoing comic book series related to the Planet of the Apes franchise. It was also the first medium to introduce original Planet of the Apes material set in a variety of different regions, eras and condit

KISS Travels Back To The Future

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KISS #1, Signed Midtown Exclusive Jim Balent Variant Cover - Dynamite Comics Exclusive Cover By Jim Balent! Signed by writer Amy Chu and cover artist Jim Balent! Comes with a Midtown Comics Certificate of Authenticity! Written by Amy Chu. Art by Kewber Baal. Cover by Jim Balent. KISS is back! Back to the FUTURE in this dark sci-fi adventure. In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission - to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past… 'What is the power of KISS? 32 pages, full color. Rated T+ 1st printing. This comic book is in new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has very few flaws that warrant a Near Mint grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! See Also: It's KISS Versus Giant Monsters From Outer Space In A Heavy Metal Smackdown

Todd McFarlane To Write And Direct New SPAWN Movie

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SPAWN CREATOR PARTNERS WITH BLUMHOUSE TO DEVELOP FEATURE FILM Todd McFarlane and his entertainment division (McFarlane Films) is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane and published by Image Comics. See Also: Spawn Batman #1 (1994 Series) - April 1994 - Image Comics McFarlane has written the first draft of the screenplay and is set to make his directorial debut in this dark exploration of one of comics’ most popular characters. McFarlane is known for reinventing the look of Spider-Man as well as co-creating the Venom character for Marvel Comics. “Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film.” – Jason Blum See Also: Spawn #5 - October 1992 Issue - Image Comics

The Best Comic Book Stores In The U.S.

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Above, Mile High Comics at the 2014 Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles. Photo by Armand Vaquer. by Armand Vaquer It is Comic-Con time in San Diego, California. But you don't have to go there to get your fix on comic books and other fan-related goodies. Travel + Leisure has an article on "The Best Comic Book Stores In The U.S.". They begin with: It's that time of year again, when comic fans, costumed characters, and film buffs descend on San Diego, California.  That's right. It's Comic-Con.And in honor of the biggest comics convention of the year, we're highlighting the best comic book stores all across the U.S. From Florida's Emerald City to Washington's Arcane Comics, these are the best places to find all the DC and Marvel your heart desires. To read more, go here .  See Also: View Obscura Comics

BETTIE PAGE'S SECRET LIFE AS AN UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE IN 1950S HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN DECLASSIFIED!

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In this latest telling, Ms. Page is more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she's sweeter than Honey West. She puts the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have officially been declassified. See Also: Bettie Page - Vintage 3D Stereo Slides -Sexy Model Bettie Page - Lot of 3 - Ultra Rare Writer David Avallone says, "Like a lot of people my age, I 'discovered' Bettie Page through comics, when Dave Stevens used her to inspire the ingénue starlet of The Rocketeer. She's such a compelling, iconic figure, with such a fascinating life story, that I was thrilled when Dynamite Senior Editor Joe Rybandt asked me if I could build a comic book mini-series around her. After a lot of research into the life and times of Bettie, I chose to put her in Hollywood at the start of the fifties and the beginning of her modeling career. It'

BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES KONG: GODS OF SKULL ISLAND

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In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has traveled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among hem, they’re devoted to their god… and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real. See Also: Kong: The King of Skull Island - King Kong - Classic Movie Monster - Poster Print “Somehow, the Tagatu survived for generations at the bottom of the food chain in the harshest, deadliest environment on Earth, and they worshipped Kong as a living god. I always wanted to see more of that tribe’s culture in the films—specifically the ‘Church of Kong’ and their relationship with Kong himself—but that wasn’t the story they were telling. Now, it’s the story we’re telling.” – Phillip Kennedy Johnson BOOM! Studios’ Kong comics are based on Joe DeVito’s Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong. The publisher recently completed a 12-issue series,

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Coming To Comics From Dynamite

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From Dynamite Entertainment Leading Publisher to Develop Comic Books and Merchandise Featuring the Iconic Horror Hostess Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Elvira, Mistress of the Dark - the beloved horror icon brought to (after)life by actress Cassandra Peterson - will join their line of licensed pop culture properties courtesy of a new licensing agreement with Queen "B" Productions and DevlinAgency. The publisher will develop and manufacture a wide variety of product categories including comic books, trading cards, posters, lithographs, card games, and board games. With her signature blend of sex appeal, fearlessness, sarcasm, and smarts, Elvira rose to stardom in 1981 as the nationally syndicated hostess of Elvira's Movie Macabre. Her distinct personality a hit with audiences everywhere, she evolved quickly into a cultural icon and film star (including two motion pictures, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills). Becoming a

New Toy Tuesday - Galactica, Godzilla, Klaatu, Predator, Spock and David Lo Pan

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Battlestar Galactica Original MKI Viper Model Kit More true to the original Battlestar Galactica TV series - the Original MKI Viper! Highly detailed model kit with optional landing gear. Requires paint and glue, not included. The fan favorite Original MKI Viper from the 1978 TV series Battlestar Galactica gets updated tooling with this Battlestar Galactica Original MKI Viper Model Kit! Improved accuracy, optional landing gear, and much more detail make this the Viper you want to add to your collection. The Battlestar Galactica Original MKI Viper Model Kit requires paint and glue, not included. Ages 15 and up. Price: $29.99 - Order Here Big Trouble In Little China Ghost Lo Pan Glow in the Dark Pop! Vinyl Figure - Previews Exclusive Funko has captured the ghostly appearance of David Lo Pan in his otherworldy form! Cast in translucent blue vinyl, with added glow highlights, this one will be a favorite for fans of John Carpenter's hilarious film, Big Trouble in Little

Dynamite Entertainment Developing A New Barbarella Comic Book Series

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Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Barbarella's first ever comic series, timed this coming Fall to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the legendary heroine, will feature the writing talents of industry legend Mike Carey (Ultimate Fantastic Four, X-Men, Lucifer). Additionally, Jean-Marc Lofficier - longtime custodian of the Barbarella brand - will join Carey as supervisor on the project. "In the 1960s, Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella was a character who helped to define her era - the first emancipated heroine for a decade that questioned all rules and moral codes," says Mike Carey. "I'm hugely excited to be involved in re-inventing this classic and iconic character for the modern age, and introducing her to many readers who weren't even alive when she first travelled the spaceways." Mike Carey is a British writer whose work spans comics, books, TV and film scripts, and radio plays. His novel The Girl with All the Gifts was an inter

New In The Store This Week! - And hey, how 'bout that nutty Star Wars Bar, Can you forget all those crazy creatures in there?

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Star Wars #2 (1977 Marvel) - August 1977 - Marvel Comics - Grade VF/NM Based on the screenplay by George Lucas. Adapted by Roy Thomas. Art by Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha. Synopsis for "A New Hope: Part 2 of 6. "Six against the Galaxy!": Princess Leia is in the hands of the evil Empire and the sinister Darth Vader. Now it falls on farm boy Luke Skywalker to seize his destiny and rescue her, and save the galaxy. But he can't do it alone. Luckily he'll get some help from old Ben Kenobi, once a great Jedi Knight known as Obi-Wan, Han Solo, a cocky ace pilot and all around scoundrel, Chewbacca, the hulking wookie and loyal co-pilot to Han, and the droids who hold the key to the Empire's defeat, C-3PO and R2-D2. Check It Out! Star Wars #3 (1977 Series) - September 1977 - Marvel Comics - Grade VF 1st printing, standard 30 Cent Newsstand Edition with UPC. Based on the screenplay by George Lucas. Adapted by Roy Thomas. Art by Howard Chaykin and