Friday, July 10, 2009

TGIF: Archie and More

Here's what I was most excited about over this past week!
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1. Archie collections from IDW - IDW Publishing, who has done some pretty impressive comic strip archival projects through their Library of American Comics line (Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates, Little Orphan Annie), is going to be putting out collections of classic Archie strips! This is a reprint project that's definitely been missing from the shelves. We will see the original Archie strips by creator John Goldwater, and artist Bob Montana, as well as "Best Of" volumes featuring runs by great artists such as Dan DeCarlo and Stan Goldberg!
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2. The Collector theatrical trailer - The trailer for this upcoming thriller looks pretty fantastic. A man breaks into a rich family's home to steal money from their vault only to discover that the family is being harassed and tortured by a maniac.
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3. The Things We Did Last Summer by A Fine Frenzy - A Fine Frenzy blew me away with their debut CD a few years ago One Cell In the Sea, particularly with their song You Picked Me. Their new single was just released through I-Tunes, a cover of the Frank Sinatra song, with a new album due out on August 11th.
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4. Giallo theatrical trailer - Dario Argento has a new movie coming out soon (sometime this year)! The trailer looks like nothing new for Argento fans (it may even look a little tame compared to some of the weird goings-on of The Three Mothers trilogy), but you can always expect an interesting time, at the very least, when it comes to the Italian director. This murder mystery stars Adrien Brody.
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5. Jeff Smith named guest of honor at C2E2 - The Bone and RASL creator is going to be the very first guest of honor at the 1st annual Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, a new comic book convention that will debut in April of 2010 in downtown Chicago (rivaling the standard Wizard World: Chicago convention). This bodes well for the convention, and I can hardly wait (as I'm only an hour's drive north of Chicago)!

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