Many More Lives of the Batman

Many More Lives of the Batman

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The Many Lives of the Batman (1991) was a pioneer within cultural and comic book scholarship. This fresh new sequel retains the best of the original chapters but also includes images, new chapters and new contributions from the Batman writers and editors. Spanning 75 years and multiple incarnations, this is the definitive history of Batman.

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ISBN-13: 9781844577644
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Roberta Pearson is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is the co-author of Star Trek and American Television (2014), editor of Reading Lost: Perspectives on a hit television show (2009) and co-editor of Storytelling in the Media Convergence Age: Exploring Screen Narratives (2015), among other titles.

William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identity (2008) and Media, Simultaneity, Convergence: Culture and Technology in an Age of Intermediality (1997) and co-editor of Media Cultures (2006) and Reframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films (1993).

Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon (2000), Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans (2002) and Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman (2012), among other titles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction: Revisiting the Batman; Roberta Pearson, William Uricchio, Will Brooker.- PART I: CREATING THE BATMAN.- 1. Man, Myth and Cultural Icon; Paul Levitz.- 2. Notes from the Batcave: An Interview with Dennis O'Neil; Robert Pearson and William Uricchio.- 3. Batman and the Twilight of the Idols: An Interview with Frank Miller; Christopher Sharrett.- 4. Fifth Dimensional Batman: An Interview with Grant Morrison; Will Brooker.- 5. History Left Unsaid: Implied Continuity in Batman's Contemporary Comic-Book Narratives; Anthony N. Smith.- PART II: CIRCULATING THE BATMAN.- 6. 'Holy Commodity Fetish, Batman!': The Political Economy of a Commercial Intertext; Eileen Meehan.- 7. Batman in East Asia; Mark Gallagher.- 8. Batsploitation: Parodies, Fan-Films and Remakes; Iain Robert Smith.- PART III: READING THE BATMAN.- 9. Batman Versus Superman: A Conversation; Phillip Bevin.- 10. Batgirl: Continuity, Crisis and Feminism; Will Brooker.- 11. Batman: The Movie, Narrative: The Hyperconscious; Jim Collins.- 12. Same Bat Channel, Different Bat Times: Mass Culture and Popular Memory; Lynn Spigel and Henry Jenkins.- PART IV: MULTIPLYING THE BATMAN.- 13. I'm Not Fooled by that Cheap Disguise; Wiliam Uricchio and Roberta Pearson.- Bibliography.- Index.

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