The 2007 holiday movie season will wrap up with two very different comic book-based projects that are scheduled to debut on Christmas: the prize-winning animated feature based on Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, and the action-packed Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, which is the second big screen team-up of two movie monsters that first faced off in the pages of Dark Horse comics.
Ms. Satrapi's autobiographical Persepolis graphic novels were surprisingly strong sellers in the North American bookstore market (see "Persepolis the Stealth Hit"), and the animated Persepolis film, which won the Jury Prize (shared) at the Cannes Film Festival (see "Persepolis Wins Cannes Jury Prize"), could introduce the Persepolis graphic novels to a much wider audience.
The other comic-based Christmas Day feature film debut, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, should also increase traffic in comic shops because Dark Horse will have published two Alien vs. Predator Omnibus Editions by then, which contain over 400 pages of full color comics (for just $24.95!).
So stock up on these graphic novels gifts for your loved ones!