Thursday, October 1, 2009

Byron Vaughns of Shazam, New Guys Read Look, and the Latest From Rick Riordan

Hey, everybody, we've got a comment from a comic book artist and some news that all reader guys will want to know.

First up, we have a comment form Byron Vaughns, an artist who does the Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam comic books:

Thanks for the great review of Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam #5. Issue #8 has recently been released and I hope you enjoy it. Check out my blog, and feel free to comment.

Byron Vaughns

Man, this is too cool. Thanks for writing in. I really enjoy your work and the kids here love the book. I know I and others look forward to more of your work. You Rock!!!!

Darth Bill

Thanks, Byron! Bill really liked this comic--check out his review. Hope we see issue # 8 soon.

Secondly, the Guys Read website has gotten an overhaul and really looks great!! It's run by the great Jon Scieszka, the king of Guy Reading and author of The Time Warp Trio and other fantastic books. If you ever want to find good stuff to read, that's the place to go!! (outside of US, of course!!) Take a look--their site is the first one in the list of Links on the left-hand side of the page.

Last, and certainly not least, is great news from Rick Riordan, the Percy Jackson man. His blog has reported some extremely exciting things, like The Ultimate Percy Jackson Guide, scheduled to come out in February in time for the Lightning Thief movie. As Mr. Riordan says, "The Ultimate Guide is a compendium of information and full-color illustrations of Percy Jackson's world, including a bestiary of Greek monsters, and scrapbook of Percy's life, a guide to life at Camp Half-Blood, a tour of the Underworld by Nico di Angelo, a trip through the Labyrinth, and much more. " Sounds exciting!! And, as if that's not enough, there will be a PERCY JACKSON GRAPHIC NOVEL out on October 10, 2010. Wow! Will that be great?? Wait--that's a whole year form now!! Aaaauugghhhh!!! Well, to fill in that long waiting period, we have maybe the best news yet. Mr. Riordan's first book in his new Egyptian mythology series will be released on May 5, 2010!! And that's only---oh, about 8 months away. I guess I can wait that long!



Jacob R Parker said...

Wow, I hadn't heard those things about Percy Jackson.

That's interesting because there's a book giveaway going on at my blog in which I'm giving away three copies of a new fantasy book in the vein of Percy Jackson. :)

Ms. Yingling said...

Whoooooooo! Very exciting. I'd tell my students, but the ensuing chaos and requests to put books I don't have on reserve might be too much for their systems!