Archive for August, 2009


The British Invasion – Beatles Remastered CDs in stores 09.09.09

Dial 9-9-9 if you really want the truth. The Beatles (Remastered Stereo Box Set) Release Date 09.09.09 The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release. Box Set […]


Top Five Most Overrated Records of All Time

1) Phil Collins Face Value 1a) Phil Collins No Jacket Required 2) Eric Clapton Slowhand 3) Simon and Garfunkel The Sound of Silence 4) Kanye West College Dropout 5) U2 The Joshua Tree


Top Five Crime Comics

1) 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso 2) Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli 3) Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips 4) Stray Bullets by David Lapham 5) Sin City by Frank Miller


Top Five Crime Novels

This Wednesday, August 19th, marks the official launch of Vertigo’s new crime and noir imprint– Vertigo Crime– with two new novels: Filthy Rich by Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos and Dark Entries by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell’Edera.  I, for one, have been greatly anticipating the launch of Vertigo Crime because, let’s face it, every […]


Top Five Nonfiction Books I’ve Read Recently

1) Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba.and Then Lost It to the Revolution by T. J. English 2) One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs 3) The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes […]


Chicago Comic-Con: A Roaring Good Time

Pretentious Record Store Guy spent the last week hanging out in the friendly confines of suburban Chicago, specifically Rosemont, for the Chicago Comic-Con (formerly WizardWorldChicago) and had the best con of his life! It was great to meet all the cool fans of Pretentious Record Store Guy, to make a bunch of all new fans, […]

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