Anime News Network is reporting that Disney will be releasing Arrietty the Borrower in North American theaters February 17, 2012. Follow the link for the full article.
Remember Red came out on DVD this week, which is adapted from Warren Ellis’ Wildstorm graphic novel. This is one that most people wouldn’t think is a graphic novel so libraries can use this DVD to draw interest in the graphic novel section of your library. (Image from Yahoo’s movie/DVD link, where you can see the trailer.)
Ironman 2 is up for a Oscar nomination for Achievement in Special Effects. Marvel’s site has a brief article that lists the individuals that are represented in this nomination in the link below.
If your teens and young adults are into wallpaper Marvel has three new wallpapers for the upcoming movies Thor and Captain America. Follow the link to Marvels site for them to download.
Today comic stores will be receiving copies of X-Men #7. What’s so special about that? Well some retailers are having a “party” event for this release. If your library patrons get to the retailers fast enough there will be free Limited prints by Marko Djurdjevic. Follow the link to Marvel’s website for the full article and Marvel has a link of participating retailers around the country.
I know this is an older article, but I wanted to let the library community know that our own American Library Association appreciates the efforts of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The American Library Association awarded CBLDF the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award this January. Follow the link for the full article on CBLDF’s website.
Paul Pope has given his time and talent to help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund with a limited print for donors of $500.00. Follow the link below to CBLDF’s website to learn more about them fighting the 1st Amendment right battle for the comic book medium. Below is a short documentary with Paul Pope talking about his print and CBLDF’s mission.
ICv2 reports that the publications Wizard and Toyfare will no longer be in print. Like several other publications these two magazines are moving to just on-line versions. So if your library subscribed to these two magazines be aware that they will be stopping soon. Follow the link for the full article.
Anime News Network reports that a new Pokemon movie Pokemon Zoroark: Master of Illusions will premiere on Cartoon Network on February 5th and the new series Pokemon: Black and White will premiere on the channel on February 12th. Follow the link for the full article.
ICv2 is reporting that three comic based properties have hired writers. The properties are War Machine, Brodie’s Law and Ascend. We’ll see if these actually come to pass, because the movie industry can be fickle. Read more at: