Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Week In Awesome! Daybreakers & more

Here are five things that got me excited this past week!
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1. Polly and Her Pals - IDW will be publishing Polly and Her Pals: The Complete Sundays, 1925-1927 in a massive $75 hardcover through their excellent Library of American Comics imprint. The classic strip by Cliff Sterrett will be in stores August 2010.
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2. The Comics Journal restructures - The Comics Journal is changing their publishing up a bit to make it as vital as it's been in the past, which is difficult for a magazine with the internet around. So, after the next issue, the magazine will only be published twice a year in print form (but extra big), and will now have a much heavier on-line presence.
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3. Astro Boy in theaters - The CGI animated film of Astro Boy has hit theaters (with less than stellar box office receipts), prompting plenty of kids to come into my store, excited to see books based on the character. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm looking forward to it despite some mixed reviews.
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4. Daybreakers theatrical trailer - Daybreakers is a film that takes place in a world where the majority of the people populating it are vampires, with few humans left that are hunted and harvested for their blood. It stars Ethan Hawke, Willen Dafoe and Sam Neill, and you can watch the trailer here.
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5. Ponyo on DVD - Hayao Miyazaki's latest animation masterpiece, Ponyo, has a DVD release date of March 2nd, and will be available in a limited edition two-disc set that comes with an adorable Ponyo plush! Ham!!!

1 comment:

Follow your bliss......... said...

Hello you obviously don't know me but I just watched Ponyo and it's become one of my favorite Miyazaki animations. I found your blog through a random search for Anime. I am also a graphic novel collector and anime enthusiast.