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Upcoming Literary Adaptations for Summer

Sunny weather isn’t the only thing to look forward to this summer–Hollywood has lots of new literary movies scheduled. Here is a round-up of five upcoming literary movies.

X-Men: First Class provides the back story on how Charles and Erik because Professor X and Magneto. It arrives in theaters on June 3rd.

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer stars Jordana Beatty in the lead role of Judy Moody. The movie comes out on June 10th.

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Will Eisner Celebrated in Google Doodle

Google celebrated Will Eisner‘s March 6th birthday with a Google Doodle.

The image is embedded above, a logo combining the face of Eisner’s famous hero (The Spirit) and the crowded New York City neighborhoods Eisner explored in later graphic novels. Comic artist Scott McCloud wrote on Google’s blog about how Eisner’s The Spirit newspaper comic influenced many artists, from Jack Kirby to Jules Feiffer.

eBookNewser has more: “Google celebrated the late Will Eisner’s birthday this weekend with a Google Doodle, dedicated to the legendary comic author. Artist Mike Dutton drew the above homage to Eisner, in which the ‘oo’s in Google have been replaced by the eyes of one of Eisner’s most famous characters named ‘The Spirit,’ aka Denny Colt, a crime fighting detective.”

The $100,000 Comic Book

stanlee.jpgThe very first issue of X-Men #1–sold for $101,000 at a Missouri rare comic book auction–apparently setting a world record for comic book pricing.

The 1963 comic was penned by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby. According to Digital Spy, the auction sold 3,000 comics for more than one million dollars, auctioning off an epic collection of comics inherited by an anonymous relative of a deceased comic book collector.

Here’s more from the article: “According to Tina Weiman of Mound City Auctions, it is unknown whether the original owner knew how much the comics are worth. ‘I don’t think he necessarily knew the value of them,’ she said. ‘I don’t know when he looked at them last. I know that that were pulled out from underneath the basement steps.’”