Superhero Movies (Pocket Essential series)
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Superhero Movies (Pocket Essential series)

In 1978 Superman made audiences believe a man could fly. Since then, superhero movies have shown that man can not only fly, but swing from webs through New York’s concrete canyons, turn monstrous shades of green if suitably angry, and dress as giant rodents to safeguard the city streets. Today, there are more superhero movies than ever before as the cinematic skies are filled with caped crusaders and nocturnal vigilantes that continu...

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Fan Phenomena: Batman

"The new book is packed with revealing interviews from all corners of the fan spectrum - including Paul Levitz, who rose through the ranks of fan culture to become the president of DC Comics, and Michael E. Uslan, who has executive produced every Batman film since Tim Burton’s blockbuster in 1989. . . . Fan Phenomena: Batman also features ten essays by Batman experts, plus a foreword from leading Batman scholar Will Brooker. The coll...

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood’s Leading Genre

Burke presents a masterly and engaging argument regarding cultural, technological, and industry transformations, which have facilitated a shift in the comic book form--on page and on screen--from the margins to the mainstream. This excellent book is sure to become a key text in the burgeoning field of comics studies, while also having a great deal to offer film and media studies. In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office e...