A Brief History of Comic Book Movies

Authors: Dixon, Wheeler Winston, Graham, Richard

  • The first brief, yet academic, history of the genre with coverage ranging from mainstream American superhero films to independent foreign films
    Details the history of comic book movies as they moved from various adaptations to a genre all their own
    Written in an accessible manner equally useful to researchers in the field and general audiences alike

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About this book

A Brief History of Comic Book Movies traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part of the mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well as younger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the past and present, exploring how these films shaped American culture from the post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

About the authors

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.


Reviews

“Comic book / superhero movies have become extremely popular in recent years. This book explores their history. … Comic book fans and pop culture fans will love this book … . It is short, very easy to read and well worth the reader's time. This easily gets five stars.” (Paul Lappen, Reviewer's Bookwatch, midwestbookreview.com, Vol. 17 (4), April, 2017)


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eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47184-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47183-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Brief History of Comic Book Movies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47184-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47184-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47183-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 98
Topics