inkpop Fundamentals: November 11, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on November 11, 2010
★ Spider-Girl spins her way into the spotlight! Though Spider-Girl originally appeared on the comic book scene in 1998 as May “Mayday” Parker, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Peter “Spiderman” Parker and Mary-Jane Watson; Marvel has made the decision to revamp the character, giving her not only a new look, but a new name and background history, as well. Starting next week, when the first edition hits shelves, Spider-Girl will be known as Anya “Aranita” Sofia Corazon – a sixteen-year-old character who has floated around the Marvel world for quite some time, but will only now be re-branded as Spider-Girl. While the original Spider-Girl was the daughter of Spiderman; Anya is, instead, not related to Peter Parker – rather, she is the daughter of a Brooklyn-based investigative journalist. And the red and blue ensemble Spidey is known for? Anya won’t be donning it – her superhero uniform will be black and silver. Digital Spy.
★ ‘Publisher’s Weekly’s best children’s books of 2010! There’s no question about it; hundreds of books were released in 2010, and now Publisher’s Weekly has published their listing of the best children’s book of the year! Broken down into three separate sections – picture books, fiction, and nonfiction – the list gives honor’s to Lauren Oliver’s debut novel Before I Fall; Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer; and Margi Preus’ Heart of a Samurai; among others. Publisher’s Weekly.
★ Your face here… You may spend countless hours per day trolling various social networking sites – from Facebook to Tumblr. During that time you find yourself gazing through the hundreds of profile pictures of your besties, leaving comments on quirky faces and poses. Well, now you can capture those pictures and plaster not just your Facebook wall with them; but your bedroom wall, as well! Social Printshop allows you to order 20×40” posters bedecked with the smiling faces of all of your friends, which you can then hang around your humble abode or gift to others! I Heart Daily.
Over to you…what do you think of re-branding Spider-Girl – yay or nay? Are you excited to get your hands on the newest addition to the Marvel universe? Did any of your favorite books of 2010 make the list? What was the best book that you read in 2010? What do you think of Social Printshop? Would you ever have a poster created with the profile pictures of your friends – why or why not?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)
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