Comic-Con 2010!!!

Welcome to all the celebrants of Comic Con 2010!!!!   Starting Wednesday with Preview Night, and for four fabulous fun filled days and nights, San Diego will be alive with all things comic.  In this 41st year, Comic Con has continued to grow and attract people from all over the globe.  Movie stars, comic books artists, and adoring fans swarm throughout the 4 day event.  Some of the hottest creators in the world of comics, from mainstream to the alternative, will be there. Vendors selling comic related goodies will be there.  Comic artists and writers  from all over the world will be there.  Movie stars, TV stars, and super heros will be there.  It is so over the top, it’s amazing!

Share some of the excitement…check out the fabulous selection of comics and graphic novels right here at SDCL!!

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Comic-Con : 40 Years of Artists, Writers, Fans & Friends / foreword by Ray Bradbury  

In 1970 a handful of comic book enthusiasts, science fiction fans, and film aficionados banded together to organize the first Comic-Con in San Diego, California.  Through four decades, Comic-Con has remained a meeting place for fans, professionals and anyone else who shares an appreciation for comics and the popular arts.   ( Publisher content )  

Check out this amazing look at Comic-Con from it’s inception to today.  Features comic artists, writers, and trend setters in the international comic world.

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Comics crash course / Vincent Giarrano  

Most books typically have the same amount of space given to the various subjects involved with creating a comic book. This book really touches on the rarely covered subject of storytelling. The basic anatomy and perspecive sections live up to the books title of “Crash Course”.  Tools of the trade are briefly shown. Inking is given a little more consideration.  In the storytelling portion of the book the author discusses page thumbnails, page layout and flow, use of blue pencil and lightboxing, final pencils, and inking in more detail than most books. He breaks down a page, panel by panel, to illustrate how proper flow is so important in telling the story.   ( Amazon Review )

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The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics / selected and edited by Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly ; introduction by Jon Scieszka

Spiegelman and Mouly, an authoritative team, offer an absolute windfall of kids’ comics from the 1930s through the 1960s. The focus here is squarely on comic comics. Adults looking to revisit forgotten childhood favorites will be just as enchanted as their children, who probably won’t care a whit that they’re reading the progenitors of modern “graphic novels,” only that these stories are terrifically funny, joltingly exuberant, bafflingly bizarre, and best of all, compiled into one hearty, hefty, handsome tome.  The sheer, wild fun of these comics is, simply, timeless.  ( Booklist )

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Green Lantern : Secret Origin / Geoff Johns, writer ; Ivan Reis, penciller ; Oclair Albert, inker ; Randy Mayor, colors ; Rob Leigh, letters    

Witness the beginning of the career of the bravest Green Lantern who’s ever lived as the “secret origin” of Hal Jordan is revealed. Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever. Uncover the mystery of the death of Jordan’s predecessor, Abin Sur. Find out why Jordan’s teacher and mentor, Sinestro, became obsessed with the prophecy of the apocalyptic end of the universe “the Blackest Night”.  ( Publisher Content )  

Fanboys of the world, get ready to go green. As all of Hollywood gears up for this week’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego, EW provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of next summer’s highly anticipated superhero movie Green Lantern.  ( EW  Content )

 The Green Lantern movie, with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, is featured on the special ComicCon edition of Entertainment Weekly, 7/24/ 2010.  _____________________________________________________

Hush / Jeph Loeb, writer ; Jim Lee, penciller ; Scott Williams, inker ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; Alex Sinclair, colorist ; Jim Lee & Scott Williams, original series covers ; Batman created by Bob Kane

(Local LaJolla resident and comic superstar Jim Lee is part of this creative  Batman team.)   When all of Batman’s enemies begin acting out of character, the hero sets out to uncover the mastermind behind the strange phenomena.  BATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception,  (Publisher Content

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The Superman radio scripts Vol. 1, Superman vs. the Atom Man / compiled and edited by DC Comics  

Look, up in the sky…it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s  the favorite Super Hero of all time, it’s Superman!   Enjoy the original scripts of the 1940’s radio series,  “The Adventures of Superman.”  A hero of radio, TV, movie, comic, and graphic novel–now that’s a hero!

…and there’s so much more!  Find YOUR favorites at SDCL.org   We have graphic novels, DVD and TV show tie ins, and comics  available for children, teens, and adults!

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