Friday, September 04, 2009

The Week In Awesome! Disney & More

Here are five things that got me excited over the past week!
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1. Disney purchases Marvel Entertainment - Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about this. I think it's a great thing for Marvel. DC has the upper hand in multimedia ventures existing under the Warner Brothers umbrella, so Marvel can even the playing field. Plus Pixar Marvel movies anyone?
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2. Gunnerkrigg Court (Volume 2): Research - Archaia continues collecting the next book of Thomas Siddell's excellent webcomic series Gunnerkrigg Court, a fantastic supernatural series praised by the likes of Neil Gaiman. It was solicited in the last Previews Catalogue for a November release!
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3. Dark Visions by L.J. Smith - I was a huge fan of teen novelist L.J. Smith growing up, particularly her Vampire Diaries and Night World series. Dark Visions was a trilogy of books by the author that I also remember with fondness, about a group of psychics on the run from a lab that want to use them for nefarious purposes. With the rekindled interest in the author in wake of the Twilight phenomenon, the Dark Visions trilogy is being offered in a single book for a new generation. In stores now.
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4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Also released in teen novels this past week was Suzanne Collins' sequel to The Hunger Games, a Battle Royale-ish book that pits kid against kid to the death. The new book follows up on the consequences from that first story with a new adventure, the second of a trilogy.
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5. Bomb In a Birdcage by A Fine Frenzy - Coming out this coming Tuesday is the latest CD by A Fine Frenzy, whose debut release One Cell In the Sea wowed me two years ago. She's a fresh new talent with great vocals and lyrics, classically-trained for a fantastic overall package. She's been steadily releasing singles for her new CD over the past few months on I-Tunes, all of which have been pretty wonderful.

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