First Look at Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman on Netflix

First Look at Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman on Netflix

News continues to emerge from The Dreaming on the forthcoming epic Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman and company’s Sandman series of comics and graphic novels. There is now an official preview of Season 1, Episode 1. The Sandman is expected from Netflix in spring 2022. The voice speaking belongs...

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Cowboy Bebop Opening Credits Released by Netflix

Cowboy Bebop Opening Credits Released by Netflix

And yes, it’s got Ein in it. That’s all I cared about too… It debuts on Netflix November 16. Cowboy Bebop’s bounty hunters are on the run again in this live-action series. Spike Spiegel is played by John Cho (Star Trek, Harold and Kumar), Jet Black is a breakout role for Mustafa...

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The Musical Legacy of James Kopta

The Musical Legacy of James Kopta

I lost my great friend and long-time collaborator in Brown Cuts Neighbors and other art, music and writing projects — James Kopta — 19 years ago today. He was only 30. Not a day goes by where I do not miss sitting in a Schenectady restaurant somewhere in the vicinity of the old Stockade, plates...

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Jason Martin New Adirondack Power and Light Out Now

Jason Martin New Adirondack Power and Light Out Now

Jason “Wolfman” Martin of Brown Cuts Neighbors, The Bunny Brains, Evolution Revolution and Power Animal Systems has a new solo record on the way — The New Adirondack Power and Light. You can get a special digital preview on Bandcamp right now. Full release on limited edition cassette...

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Steven Cerio talks The Residents on ResTube

Steven Cerio talks The Residents on ResTube

“Steven Cerio, the wonderfully trippy and inspired artist, author, musician and filmmaker tells us how he discovered the group, what his favorite projects are, what techniques he uses and even answers the question: Who are the Residents?!!?!”    ResTube is a pretty recently...

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco | December 16

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco | December 16

Last year I was very fortunate to be able to attend a one-of-a-kind cinema event. Lost Landscapes of San Francisco by Rick Prelinger at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The carefully curated presentation of mostly home movies dating back over a century has its soundtrack provided by the...

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2019 Year In Review

2019 Year In Review

It has certainly been a tumultuous year here at Wow Cool. Not least of all because the physical “here” has changed. Sadly the Wow Cool Alternative Comics physical shop in Cupertino, California closed its doors after six great years. We also left the offices that we had been in for...

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New Short Film About Extinction Rebellion

New Short Film About Extinction Rebellion

Decades of inadequate political action have led to a climate and ecological emergency that poses an unprecedented existential threat to humanity and all life on Earth — “politics as usual” will not meet the challenge we face. This new film with an exclusive soundtrack from Massive Attack...

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You’ve Seen Love Death And Robots, Right?

You’ve Seen Love Death And Robots, Right?

Sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell – all converge in eighteen NSFW animated stories. Presented by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) & David Fincher (Fight...

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Good Omens Official Trailer Released

Good Omens Official Trailer Released

With Armageddon just days away, the armies of Heaven and Hell are amassing and The Four Horsemen are ready to ride. Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, agree to join forces to find the missing Anti-Christ and to stop the war that will end everything. Based on the best-selling novel by...

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New on Wow Cool

New on Wow Cool

In like a lion! The big news this week is that we have added Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith to the site. Read it everyday in full color. Strips are archived for two weeks. We also have many new reviews, features & new books, comics and zines. Recent posts on Wow Cool Preorder Dylan...

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Links Keep Tumbling Down

Links Keep Tumbling Down

It’s been a couple of months since the last installment of the ‘something good to read on a Sunday’ linkdown bonanza. We’ll see how far we can get down the accumulated backlog of goodness assembled in that interim. How far down the rabbit hole can you go? Art: A Hundred...

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Good Omens Opening Titles Revealed

Good Omens Opening Titles Revealed

The title sequence for Good Omens has been revealed. Show-runner Neil Gaiman describes it as “A little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Garden of Earthly Delights.” This unlikely duo has no time to waste. Good Omens debuts May 31 only on Amazon Prime Video. The end is nigh. Based on...

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Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Thee Glaswegian wizard writer turns 59 today. Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics’s Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman...

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Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

I’m not going to hold your hand on these. It’s been a long week. Go click some links and stare at some stuff. Stop by my shop later today and we can chew the fat about it. Tempeh if you’re vegan. Firstly: Variety has A First Look at: Alan Moore’s ‘The Show,’ Starring Tom Burke...

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Sunday in the Shed with Marc

Sunday in the Shed with Marc

It’s a serious blurring of genres and mediums this time ’round. Much of it is an act of refusal and revolt and shear disgust. You’ll be seeing more of that, in lots of places. Anyway, here’s the cool crap that caught my eye this past week. You might like it too. Art...

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Sunday In The Shed With Marc

Sunday In The Shed With Marc

Art THE WORLD OF UPA will be a three-part film essay series that tells the story of the rebels who made animation grow up. Presented by The Royal Ocean Film Society. This appears to be part one: Music Check out this feature on Bandcamp: A Brief Introduction to Southeast Asian Post-Rock and Math...

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Link Hustler

Link Hustler

Art We have been surveying the comics works of Eleanor Davis the past few weeks through the eyes of new regular reviewer Rob Clough. The Comics Reporter pointed us towards the archive of Eleanor’s contributions to Psychology Today. Check those out. it is worth the extra click-through...

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Sunday Night Links X2

Sunday Night Links X2

After a stellar track record of getting the link-down posted every week, we missed last Sunday. Now we is back with an epic collection of linkages to fab and funky art, music and thee videos. Art A long time friend to Wow Cool and Sparkplug Books – Gabrielle Gamboa has recently posted...

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Sunday Go To Meeting Links

Sunday Go To Meeting Links

Art Matt Seneca dives into Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X—the ultra violent re-imagining of Marvel’s Logan/Wolverine’s ‘origin’ story—at the Comics Journal.  The Black Panther Party wasn’t just happening in Oakland some 50 yers ago. Not even just in the US...

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Something Good to Read on a Sunday for August 5th

Something Good to Read on a Sunday for August 5th

The summer is just zooming by. How is it August already? The 2019 calendars are in the stores. Next year’s IKEA catalog is in the mailbox. People are firming up Halloween plans. It’s a Sunday. Take a breather with some hot link blogging (see what I did there?). Art There is to be...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 29th

Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 29th

Art: Take a Trip to the Museum With Cartoonists John Porcellino & Gabrielle Bell. Check out zco.mx, a curated not-for-profit comic-sharing website for self-publishing cartoonists and their readers. The site brings cartoonists together to build and share an audience, and readers can...

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