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inkpop Fundamentals: September 2, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on September 2, 2010

‘Dick and Jane’ meet a vampire There is no denying that since the popularity of Twilight and True Blood vampires have turned up in the most unlikely of places in both fiction and film. The one place you would never expect to see the creatures of the night pop up, however, is in a classic children’s series from the 1930s a la William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp’s Dick and Jane – but that is precisely where you can now find them. In an effort to modernize the series, which introduces beginners to the world of reading, Grosset & Dunlap has published Dick and Jane and Vampires – a tale which tosses a cape-wearing bloodsucker into the cast of characters. Media Bistro.

‘Archie & Friends’ take on ‘Twilight’ Back in May of 2010 Buffy the Vampire Slayer parodied a popular Twilight photograph in Comic Book Issue # 36; now Archie & Friends are taking the parody even further by starring in a two-part parody entitled Archie & Friends # 146 ‘Twilite: Part One’ (which hit shelves on August 11, 2010), and Archie & Friends # 147 ‘Twilite: Part Two’ (which is set to be released on September 8, 2010). The two-part series follows Archie, Reggie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, as they encounter a slew of Twilight-inspired characters – including a brooding vampire. Splash Page.

The scoop on ‘I Am Number Four’ In what is being called the next big thing to follow in the footsteps of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises, Pittacus Lore’s I Am Number Four is already being cited as a phenomenon in the making – and the book has only been out for one month. In production for a film before it even hit bookstores, I Am Number Four is slated for a February 2011 theater release, and stars Glee’s Dianna Agron, newcomer Alex Pettyfer, and Teresa Palmer. Hollywood Crush.

Over to you…what do you think of the modernization of books? Do you feel that books should be left in their original state, or updated to fit the trends in society – why or why not? What are your thoughts on Twilight parodies – yay or nay? What do you think of I Am Number Four? Do you think it has what it takes to knock vamps to the wayside and become the next teen phenomenon?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: September 2, 2010”

  1. Narnia Fan said

    … Dick and Jane and Vampires? O.o *pukes*

    As for the modernization of books, I think books should be left as they are. I mean, come on… what fun are the March sisters driving around with their boyfriends, or Sara Crewe with a cell pone?

    Twilight parodies? I don’t like Twilight, but I don’t think any author should have to see her book mocked. It’s just cruel.

    As I’ve never heard of I Am Number Four before now, I’m not really qualified to answer the last two questions. 🙂

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