Mark Engblom recommended this movie a couple years back but I never got around to watching it. Then the other day I found out a friend of mine had the DVD and I borrowed it.
If you've never seen the movie, I highly recommend it. A young boy named Hogarth befriends an alien robot who has crash landed on Earth. The robot has no memory, and so the boy teaches him English and at one point gives him a comic book to read:
Incidentally, this is the second movie I've seen recently that included comics as a major theme; Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks prominently featured a number of issues of the Flash.