Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Graphically Speaking: From Page to Screen, summer movies based on graphic novels

I am in *love* with movies that are based off of comics and graphic novels. Nothing makes me happier than an excellent adaptation of them, and nothing ticks my inner geek off more than a crappy one. And it's such an excellent way to tie those readers who swear they aren't readers (or don't think they are) into reading and browsing your collection!  We have such a wonderful line-up of movies coming through, you should definitely see what you have and tie it into your display! (And, superheros and mystery and secret identities and plots all work for the Collaborative Summer Reading Program themes....)

IRON MAN 3
  

Based on the Iron Man Extremis storyline
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MAN OF STEEL


Man of Steel isn't going to be based off of *any* of the previous histories, but uses the same characters we're all familiar with, according to this article.   Random House and DC is also doing a Superman Day for libraries on June 15.
RED 2 
  

The comics may not be suitable for a teen collection, but I know my older teens (older ya) and new adults (college age and up) love the movie based on Ellis and Hamner's works.
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RIPD
One that *just* released a trailer is Rest In Peace Department, all undead officers working to uphold the law on the other side.   It's to star Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Bridges, and is set for a July 2013 release.

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 The Wolverine 

  

 is based off of Chris Claremont’s acclaimed 1982 Wolverine story arc, set after X-Men: last Stand (2006); there have also been animation versions of what could be some of the storyline airing on television's G4 channel in the last few years.
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Kick Ass 2
 

Following the first movie, which drew huge criticism for having a nine-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz as Hit Girl, Kick Ass 2 is amping it up and following the comics right along the storylines, if the trailers are any indication.

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And that, my friends, takes us until the end of the summer, at least graphically speaking....  BOOK WISE is a WHOLE 'NOTHER story...
Which ones are you looking forward to?  Share in the comments below!

2 comments:

  1. I had NO idea Red was based on a graphic novel, I LOVED that movie! So excited that there's a sequel now.

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    1. It's always interesting to know what is and isn't... I'm so excited that there's a sequel- I loved Marvin...

      I'm not so sure about RPID, but am excited about Kick Ass 2. And Karen is supposed to take me to see Iron Man 3. 8D

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