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!