The Phantom 17: Invisible Children Part I Now Available for Preorder

First Issue of Moonstone Books’ Phantom Arc Benefiting www.InvisibleChildren.com Featured In Latest Diamond Previews Magazine

As previously announced, Moonstone Books is donating proceeds from the “B” covers for Phantom 17-19 to benefit the victims of the Ugandan Civil War. Readers can help simply by pre-ordering the “B” cover through their local comic book retailer or online comic vendor by providing them with the following Diamond Comics Order Codes:

#17 cover “A” – APR073868
#17 cover “B” – APR073866

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Saturday Morning Redux: Recreations of Retro Gold

Ah, Saturday mornings. Remember how cool they used to be? Well, if you’re my age you do. If you’re a lot younger than me, then…well, keep reading and you might learn something.

Back in the day (Wednesday), there was a weekly ritual that we all looked forward to. None of this cartoons seven days a week or networks dedicated to cartoons or DVDs of any cartoon you wanted or YouTube filled with cartoons on demand nonsense–no. Oh sure, you could get up at 6:30am on weekdays and catch Robotech and they did show Looney Tunes in the afternoons sometimes but you got one shot at a serious toon fix: each Saturday morning. And you’d flip around the three networks watching stuff until live action crap or sports started around noonish. Only then would you go outside or do something else. In fact, we used to look forward to the announcement of the new Saturday morning schedule in the same way that today we wait to see if Law & Order has been renewed again. Or something.

Regardless, Saturday Morning Blog has posted two “Saturday Morning Recreated” bits, where they used the magic of YouTube to try and put together a taste of what those mornings were like. Attempt #1 is here and Attempt #2 is here. Enjoy.

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YouTube, Flickr, and Wikipedia to Share their Secrets of Success at the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo

Extensive Program Illustrates MySQL’s Position in Today’s Interactive Online Culture

Sebastopol, CA, April 10, 2007 — The 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo is gearing up for April 23-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. This year’s program includes more than 110 tutorials and sessions to be delivered by some of the most successful companies and fast growing web sites in today’s Internet economy — including YouTube, Flickr, and Wikipedia, whose participation underscores the influence of MySQL’s open source database. According to Tim O’Reilly, CEO and founder of O’Reilly Media, Inc., “Every killer app on the Internet is a database application. And that makes MySQL the ‘Intel Inside’ of the next-generation of computer applications.”

For MySQL Conference & Expo program details and registration information, visit http://www.mysqlconf.com.

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Coffee Art: Now You’re Painting With Caffeine

Andrew Saur and Angel Sarkela-Saur paint with coffee, using it as a basis for watercolors. It’s pretty cool stuff and definitely a medium that we can get behind. That’s part of a self-portrait of Andrew there, which sort of reminds me of me before my caffeine tolerance level became ridiculous.

I admire their restraint. Around here, we’d have finished off the pot before you could even get a brush ready.

Found via Digg.

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The Good Soldier Home Video Debut on DVD April 24, 2007

“The performances are superb, and the production is gorgeous.”
-The New York Times

Based on the novel by Ford Madox Ford;
Critically Acclaimed Movie Aired on Masterpiece Theatre

Silver Spring, MD—Acorn Media announces the April 24, 2007 U.S. home video debut of The Good Soldier, faithfully adapted from Ford Madox Ford’s innovative novel.

This powerful drama drew rave reviews when it aired on Masterpiece Theatre in the early 1980s. Two upper-class couples, one British, one American, meet yearly at a German spa and forge a “perfect” friendship that is gradually revealed to have been a façade concealing deception and infidelity. The narrator, the husband of the American couple (Robin Ellis, Poldark), gradually learns the truth about his marriage and the admirable British gent (Jeremy Brett, Sherlock Holmes), the “good soldier,” he so admired. Like the novel, the drama unfolds in a series of flashbacks out of chronological order, giving this lush period drama a very modern feel.

The Good Soldier explores a tangle of religion, sex, and Edwardian-era social mores in a highly original style. It also stars Susan Fleetwood, Vickery Turner, Elizabeth Garvie, Pauline Moran and John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”).

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE Ford Madox Ford bio, cast filmographies, and scene index.

Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British television. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.

Street Date: April 24, 2007
DVD Single: Approx. 104 min. – 4:3 full screen
SRP: $24.99

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The Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition Returns in a Limited Edition May 29!

Back By Popular Demand!

Burbank, Calif., April 2, 2007 — When Warner Home Video’s (WHV) The Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Superman UCE) was released last November, consumer receptivity was completely unprecedented, resulting in WHV selling its total supply of collections in one month. The Superman UCE was lauded by the nation’s critics and made many top ten lists, year-end round-ups and magazine gift guide suggestions. The title also won top honors as Catalog DVD of the Year at the Digital Entertainment Group’s Creative Excellence Awards.

Now on May 29, The Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition will again be available by popular demand, in a limited edition, at $99.92 SRP.

The re-released Superman UCE will include the corrected discs for Superman III and Superman: The Movie, which were missing bonus content upon their release last fall. When the inadvertent omission was discovered, replacement discs were made available to initial UCE buyers. Replacement discs from the first release of the UCE can still be obtained, at no cost to the consumer, by calling 800-553-6937.

The Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes all six films in the Superman theatrical franchise – SUPERMAN RETURNS Special Edition, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman: The Movie Four Disc Special Edition, Superman II Two Disc Special Edition, Superman III & IV Deluxe Editions — and is loaded with more than 20 hours of bonus features. Three bonus discs include Look Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman and exclusive to the collection, You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman, a feature length documentary, plus Bryan Singer‘s video journals chronicling the making of Superman Returns.

The 14-disc set will be packaged in a collectible keepsake tin and holds the set within lenticular packaging, along with a reproduction of the comic book Superman issue #7 and a Superman overview booklet. Consumers can also send in a mail-in offer for five limited edition Superman theatrical movie posters through March 2008.

For information on more of WHV special collections, please visit www.whvdvd-collections.com.

Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Street Date: May 29, 2007
Order Due Date: April 24, 2007
Catalog #: 116526
$99.92 SRP
Not Rated

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Kurau Phantom Memory: Between Two Worlds Premieres April 5 on America’s #1 Anime Channel

Intrigue, Secrets, Conspiracies and Revelations!

HOUSTON, TX — April 2, 2007 — Get ready to sink your teeth into a captivating sci-fi thriller when Kurau Phantom Memory: Between Two Worlds premieres April 5, 2007 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel!

WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere of Kurau Phantom Memory: Between Two Worlds

Her name is Kurau, and in a world of mercenary agents, she’s the cream of the elite; a master swordswoman, martial artist and thief so skilled that no secret or objective is beyond her grasp. The greatest secret of all, however, is the one Kurau conceals inside herself: The freak result of a disastrous experiment with a new kind of energy, Kurau’s body has been fused with a binary alien life form called the Rynax. Every second Kurau lives is lived twice, one alien sharing her consciousness, the other still waiting to be born… and now none of those lives may last very long! The truth about Kurau has begun to leak out, a worldwide manhunt has been launched and now the ultimate agent is the ultimate target. From the craters of the moon to the most dangerous corners of the Earth, incredible action explodes at every turn in Kurau Phantom Memory!

WHEN: Episode 1 available beginning April 5, 2007

WHERE: Anime Network, America’s #1 Anime Channel

HOW: Don’t have VOD? Don’t worry! Catch volume 1 of Kurau Phantom Memory: Between Two Worlds; available Tuesday (4/10/07) on DVD!

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