One of our librarians has fond memories of walking into a comic book store and seeing Mike Mignola (Hellboy) sitting at a table at a mostly unattended signing.
Those days are gone. If you want to see talent, it’s rare that they’ll show up at a comic book store. No, you’ll probably have to travel to a convention and fork over dollars before you can see your favorite artist or writer — especially if you want something signed.
That’s why it’s so cool that Brad Meltzer is going to be at the Hagen Ranch Road Library on Saturday, April 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for free.
He will be plugging his New York Times Bestseller Book of Lies, a novel about the murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father.
Tickets for speaker available beginning April 6. Two tickets per person. Limited seating available for this free presentation. Call 561-894-7500 for more details.
I was doing my daily survey of the catalog to see what new graphic novels have arrived and I found a collection of graphic novel audiobook thingies!
If you follow this link, you’ll find the following DC graphic novel adaptations:
JLA: Batman: The Stone King
JLA: Superman: The Never-Ending Battle
Now these aren’t straight-up readings. They are dramatizations with a full voice-cast and music/sound effects — described (cheesily) as “A Movie in your Mind.”
I just checked out JLA: Batman: The Stone King and I’ll report on it later.