A Brief History of Comic Book Movies

A Brief History of Comic Book Movies

by Wheeler Winston Dixon, Richard Graham

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)

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A Brief History of Comic Book Moviestraces the meteoric rise ofthe hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their originsback to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serialswere made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, withthe continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part ofthe mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well asyounger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the pastand present, exploring how these films shaped American culture fromthe post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319836720
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Coordinator of the Film Studies Program, and Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Richard Graham is an associate professor and Media Services Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and a nationally recognized authority on comic books, graphic novels, and comic book movies.

Table of Contents

1. Origins

2. The DC Universe
3. The Marvel Universe
4. Animé
5. Indies and Outliers

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