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Posts made in October 23rd, 2011

HULK SMASHES THE AVENGERS, AND OTHER COMIC BOOK NEWS…

HULK SMASH AVENGERS.  Coming February 2012.  “Hulk Smash Avengers” will be a 5-issue weekly mini designed to shamelessly build up to the Avengers movie.  It will be “Hulk vs.” battles that take place from 1960 on—one for each decade–all with covers by the great Lee Weeks.  The talent roster for each of these self-contained issues is:

·         Hulk vs. the original Avengers (1960s) by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, and the great Sal Buscema on inks–featuring Executioner and Enchantress.
·         Hulk vs. Iron Man, Wasp, Vision and Beast (1970s) by Jose Casey and Max Fiumara .
·         Hulk vs. Cap, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wasp, She-Hulk, and Thor (1980s) by Roger Stern and Karl Moline, featuring the “smart Hulk” and the Captain Marvel who later led Nextwave.
·         Mr. Fixit Hulk vs. West Coast Avengers (1990s) by Jim McCann, which means we’ll see Mockingbird, Hawkeye, Wonder Man and Tigra, among others.
·         Rulk vs. Mighty Avengers (2000s) by Fred Van Lente and Michael Avon Oeming, which takes place after Banner was imprisoned for smashing Manhattan in World War Hulk.
I have to say, the only one I’m really interested in is #3, because I’m a big Roger Stern fan and want to see what he’s up to these days, but the 1960s one has potential.  They really could have skipped the 1990s.  Most of us who actually enjoy our comic books try to pretend it never happened anyway.  Frankly, they should just either do an animated version of World War Hulk or re-release that series and the tie-ins as a big package.  I was a huge WWH fan—great, big, brawling fun.
Lots of other news rolling out of NY Comic Con this month—too much for me to keep up on in a timely fashion.  So, you may already know much of this.  Or not.  Hit the break to find out….
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CAVE-Neverendless

The sad thing about Cave’s new album, Neverendless, is I can’t imagine when I’ll listen to it again. I don’t smoke pot or drop acid anymore, and I don’t sit around looking at black light posters trying to bang college chicks. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But that’s what this kind of extended jam-based music is really good for: Trippin’ out and gettin’ weird.

But this  isn’t your Grateful Dad’s kind of jam music.  This is fuzzy, edgy, psychedelic rock for fans of Sonic Youth.

Here’s a slightly out of focus vid of them performing WUJ.  Great stuff.

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PICTURE OF THE DAY

Never heard, or even heard of, this band.  But this is one dope album cover.  Too bad more guys don’t put this kind of attention into the artwork anymore.

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