Exclusive: Olivia Holt, Drake Bell and More Promote Literacy at Marvel Comics Closeup (Video)

marvelcomicscloseup-011413Dylan Riley Snyder, Cole Jensen, Drake Bell, and Olivia Holt give their best Spider-Man poses at the Marvel Comics Closeup event in Burbank on Saturday.

The stars gathered for “Reading With: Marvel Comics Close-Up,” an initiative championing children’s literacy. The event featured a donation to the Burbank Public Library and the local Boys & Girls Clubs. The kids in attendance had the chance to preview the season 2 premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man” and also got to read comics with the Disney XD stars.

In addition, the guests got a sneak peek at “Marvel Comics Close-Up,” a series of interstitials hosted by Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer) and Dylan Riley Snyder (“Kickin’ It”) encouraging kids to read, will debut Monday, January 21 during the special one-hour season two premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man” (7:00 – 8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. As a part of the initiative, several ABC Owned Television Stations across the country are engaging their local communities to nominate a local organization, a school or library to receive a book donation from First Book to promote kids’ literacy. For free digital Marvel comics and additional information about “Marvel Comics Close-Up” please visit DisneyXD.com/comics.

We had the chance to attend the event where we chatted with the stars about why reading is important, their favorite books and what super power they want!

Check it out!

Photos: Rick Rowell/Disney Channel