A quick list of non-Marvel titles being offered by Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Rick Riordan, a unique sketchbook, a Tim Burton graphic novel, and Marvel U, A 2 Z!
(There are lots of media tie-ins to “Wreck It Ralph”, but nothing of interest, just the “art of” book: 9781452111018.)
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Kane Chronicles, The, Book One: Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel. The
Rick Riordan, Orpheus Collar
On Sale Date: October 2, 2012, Ship Date: September 12, 2012
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure
Paperback / softback
Author Bio: Author Bio: Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid and Book Two: The Throne of Fire. His other novels for children include the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Neptune,as well as the five books in the New York Times#1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.Illustrator Bio: Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.
Catalog Copy: Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together to the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that all the gods of Egypt are waking, and that Set now has his sights on them. To stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.
Disney EditionsA Disney Sketchbook
On Sale Date: October 9, 2012, Ship Date: September 19, 2012
Ages 18 to 30
Art / Techniques
Summary: Catalog Copy: Imagine if one sketchbook had been passed down through the decades from one Disney animator to the next, with each one making a contribution before leaving it in the talented hands of another artist. That idea was the inspiration for A Disney Sketchbook. The drawings contained within it represent the entire range of animation development, from the origins of ideas to fully conceived characters. Pencil studies of a much-younger Wendy and a serpentlike sea witch reveal the many imaginative iterations that animators create before they ultimately perfect every hero and villain. And comprehensive studies of Mickey and Baloo showcase the dedication that goes into defining the facial expressions and body language of each beloved character. Films and shorts from throughout the history of the company are featured—beginning with Steamboat Willie and ending with Tangled—demonstrating the ingenuity and skill that have remained a constant at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1928.
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Blue Bloods: The Graphic Novel
Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti, Alina Urusov
On Sale Date: January 15, 2013, Ship Date: December 26, 2012
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels
Melissa de la Cruz (www.melissa-delacruz.com) is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel,Bloody Valentine, and Lost in Time. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter (@MelissadelaCruz).
Robert Venditti (www.robertvenditti.com) is the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels The Homeland Directive, The Surrogates and its prequel, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. He also adapted Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief into a graphic novel. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow him on Twitter (@RobertVenditti).Illustrator Bio: Alina Urusov (www.alinaurusov.com) work has appeared in issues of Marvel’s X-Force andYoung Avengers Presents. She has also contributed covers for Marvel, DC Comics, and Top Cow Publications.She lives in Ontario, Canada.
Fiona Staples (www.fstaples.blogspot.com) was one of the illustrators of Trick ‘r Treat and provided the art for The Secret History of the Authority: Hawksmoor by Mike Costa. Her new series Saga (with writer Brian K. Vaughan) launches in 2012. She lives in Alberta, Canada.
Summary: Catalog Copy:
For this group of gorgeous teens, New York is all about parties, fashion…and blood.Schuyler Van Alen is a loner and happy that way. But when she turns fifteen, her life dramatically changes. A mosaic of blue veins appears on her arms, and she begins to have memories of another time and place. When a classmate is found dead at a night club, the mystery deepens. Most surprising of all, Jack Force, the hottest boy in school, starts showing a sudden interest in her.Schuyler wants answers, but is she prepared to learn the truth…especially when she discovers her part in it?
The sexy and secretive world of the Blue Bloods comes to life in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Book One in Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling series.
Frankenweenie: A Graphic Novel
Tim Burton, Helen Chen
On Sale Date: February 12, 2013, Ship Date: January 23, 2013
Ages 10 to 14
Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In
Summary: Catalog Copy: A comics retelling of the stop-motion film, Frankenweenie, packaged with editorial pages introducing the characters and how they have been rendered for the graphic novel and a section on the making of the comic
— Marvel PressS is for Super Hero
On Sale Date: January 1, 2076, Ship Date: January 1, 2076
Ages 3 to 5
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure
Summary: Catalog Copy:
Marvel favorites like the Mighty Thor, the Incredible Hulk, and the Courageous Captain America help guide kids through 26 pages of letter learning fun from A to Z. Little ones can practice their alphabet skills by tracing the sturdy die-cut letters and lifting the colorful flaps on each page. Find out what A-Z in the Marvel universe stands for!