ROM Spaceknight is Here

ROM Spaceknight is Here

ROM is real. He has arrived. You cannot evade his Analyzer! You cannot escape his Neutralizer! If you are a Dire Wraith he will find you and banish your ass into Limbo! Galador will be free! Visual Merchandising & Store Design. December 1984. Image is presumably of a display at...

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Review: The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

Review: The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island (Panorama-tou Kitan) — Last Gasp, 2013 Now-classic manga novel from Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show creator Suehiro Maruo echoes the decadent era in which its source story by Hirai Taro (aka ‘Edogawa Rampo’) was originally written, while anticipating one of...

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Free Comics College With Stephen R. Bissette

Free Comics College With Stephen R. Bissette

Wow Cool is proud to welcome Stephen R. Bissette to our roster of contributors this month, and we can guarantee that things will be extra Halloween freaktastic. After that, things might really run off the rails! Look for his first review for us in just a few hours. In the meanwhile, set your...

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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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AdHouse Books Prepares to Close its Doors

AdHouse Books Prepares to Close its Doors

It was announced last week that the landlord Chris Pitzer would be closing the doors on his AdHouse Books press after 20 years of operation and 100 books. Well… 101… News on that to come. Wow Cool has been excited to stock their books for over a dozen of those years, and the latest...

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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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Razorcake 2020 Donation Drive

Razorcake 2020 Donation Drive

It’s Fund Drive Season at Razorcake. There is no tote bag, but there are t-shirts!  Razorcake provides consistent coverage of do-it-yourself punk culture that you won’t find anywhere else. They believe in positive, progressive, community-friendly DIY punk. DIY punk culture is often...

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Suburban Dance Radio 11

Suburban Dance Radio 11

Stars on 78. Uncle George has fueled up the wayback machine, but an unexpected shunting of fuel into the vortex has warped the time streams and we land far outside the suburbs in a light industrial zone down by the docks. We were counting on an assist from Micky Dolenz, but he sold off his

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Suburban Dance Radio X

Suburban Dance Radio X

Your lawn guy says the bark bugs that are all over your trees like a cheap suit are twice as big as they should be and the Japanese Maple they are getting fat off of is a listening post for the Kremlin. Time to reach for some London dry gin and tonic water and relax

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Suburban Dance Radio – Call Emergency 999

Suburban Dance Radio – Call Emergency 999

You can hear the raspiness in the DJ’s voice from breathing in the smoke of a whole state on fire. This is not the suburban grill glaze I asked for! Where is my Tom Collins? Hiding out in the basement (yeah, like we have those in California) Mr. DJ unearths a cache of nineties/noughties...

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Norcal Noisefest 2020 with nickname: Rebel

Norcal Noisefest 2020 with nickname: Rebel

The longest running event for noise and experimental sound art in the United States … the one and only NORCAL NOISEFEST 2020 episode XXIV: ..a virtual hope… has its revenge!   As the empire refuses to admit to its weak response to the crisis at hand.. a small band of...

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Suburban Dance Radio 8 – Vern Is Gone

Suburban Dance Radio 8 – Vern Is Gone

Episode 8 of the Suburban Dance Radio show on 92.5 KOWS FM. My show airs every other Tuesday at 8pm Pacific time in Santa Rosa, California in Sonoma County and also streams online. I am archiving shows on Mixcloud about a week later. I’m a little behind right now… This...

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