Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Movie Block Busters 2013 and Read-A-Likes


I am going to switch gears from Davey “the Writer” to Davey “the YA/Teen Librarian.” I figured since we are in the middle of Summer, at least it feels like it where I am at, and all the BIG SUMMER BLOCK BUSTERS! I would give you some books you might like if you liked a certain movie. Now these are just subjective to what I have in the library in which I work at and would recommend as a librarian. If you have any suggestions about what might be a good read; please feel free to share in the comments below! Some of my suggestions will be novels, while others will be graphic novels/TPBs.

Iron Man 3 (#1)*

· Civil War** – Millar, Mark (Captain America verse Iron Man in superhero Civil War)
· Iron Man Extremis** – Ellis, Warren (this what the movie was heavily based off of)
· Iron Man: Extremis Prose Novel – Javins, Marie
· Iron Man: Season One** – Chaykin, Howard (a modern retelling of Iron Man’s origin)
· Iron Man – David, Peter (novelization of the first movie)

Man of Steel (#2)

· All Star Superman, Vol. 1** – Morrison, Grant (a very Silver Age sort of adventure for Superman)
· The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Chabon, Michael (A brilliant fictionalized retelling of what the creators of Superman went through, though instead of this being Siegel and Shuster with Superman. It is Kavalier and Clay with the Escapeist)
· Superman: Birthright** – Waid, Mark (a modernized retelling of the Superman Origin)
· Superman: Earth One** – Staczynski, J. Michael (a modernized retelling of the Superman Origin set on an Earth where he is the first super hero)
· Superman For All Seasons** – Loeb, Jeph (a story set across four seasons and from different points in Clark Kent/Superman’s life)
· Was Superman a Spy?  – Cronin, Brian (a book with all sorts of cool stories and facts about all of your favorite heroes)

Fast & Furious 6 aka Furious 6 (#4)

· Initial D Vol. 1**– Shigeno, Shuichi (a manga story of Japanese street racing)
· Speed Racer & Racer X: The Origins Collection** – Yune, Tommy (the original speed thrill seeker when it came to fast cars)
· Saturday Night Dirt– Weaver, Will
· The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed – Leslie– Pelecky, Diandra

Oz the Great and Powerful (#5)

What else could I list but the original Oz series by Baum? Though there is Wicked, the Gregory Maguire series and I just wanted to Baunm to take center stage here. And Marvel Comics is doing an incredible graphic novel/comic series based on all of these books currently.

· The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Baum, L. Frank
· The Marvelous Land of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· Ozma of OZ– Baum, L. Frank
· Dorothy and the Wizard in OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Road to OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Emerald City of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Patchwork Girl of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· Tik-Tok of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Scarecrow of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· Rinkitink of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Lost Princess of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Tin Woodman of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· The Magic of OZ – Baum, L. Frank
· Glinda of OZ – Baum, L. Frank

World War Z (#9)

· World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War – Brooks, Max
· The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead – Brooks, Max
· Rotters – Kraus, Daniel
· Warm Bodies – Marion, Issac
· Zom-B – Shan, Darren

Pacific Rim (?)***

· The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories – Lovecraft, H.P.
· Evangelion** – Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
· Godzilla Volume 1** Swierczynski, Duane
· Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters – Tsutsui, William
· Mobile Suit Gundam** (series) – Various
· Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization – Irvine, Alexander
· Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters – Cohen, David

*Current Box Office Rankings
** Graphic Novel/TPB
*** The Movie that got me thinking of this Blog Topic

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