With the release and success of this weekend’s “The Avengers,” local teenager Jimmy Cantewaller has come back to the reference desk at the Banned Library. Cantewaller will discuss the superhero film with anyone willing to talk about it as long as they can stand it.
After the success of this year’s earlier campaign
, Cantewaller, 14, returned to the reference desk today to spread the word about The Avengers while he waited for his mom to pick him up.
“It was so cool how they got Iron Man to fly around like that, you know Robert Downey, Jr. used to do drugs? I think my favorite was the time Loki was all ‘I’m gonna get you all cause you suck, and Hulk was just ‘nuh-uh’ and just beat the crap out of everybody. It was really cool.”
Various patrons humored Cantewaller, listening to his account of various scenes of the movie while they waited for assistance with their reference questions. When no patron was available, library staff was eager to point out the library’s graphic novel section to the juvenile.
“Look, I really liked that movie,” Evan Banned, director, said, “But if I hear that kid say ‘Hulk Smash’ one more time I might throw him off the balcony. I keep telling him he should check out the Avengers comics we have downstairs, but he just does not seem interested. I’m not sure the poor kid can read.”
Cantewaller says he looks forward to the rest of the summer when the Batman will drive his car and Spider-Man will jump all over New York.
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