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Marvel Comics into film : essays on adaptations since the 1940s

Author: Matthew J McEniry; Robert Moses Peaslee; Robert G Weiner
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non-U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films featuring characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios"--
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J McEniry; Robert Moses Peaslee; Robert G Weiner
ISBN: 9780786443048 0786443049
OCLC Number: 933438447
Description: ix, 270 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Myth --
"Yeah? Well, MY god has a HAMMER!": Myth-Taken Identity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe / Jeff Massey --
"The terms of the contract have changed": How Ghost Rider Carries on Goethe's Faustian Tradition / Thomas Simko --
Transformers: The Movie: Making Modern Mythology the Marvel Way / Jason Bainbridge --
You Can't Stop Her: Elektra Re-Configured / Daniel Binns --
pt. 2 Licensed Properties --
Dare to Be Stupid: The Fetishization of Heavy Metal and the New in Transformers: The Movie / Eric Garneau --
Science Fiction in G.I. Joe: The Movie: Its Influence, Origin, Introduction and Development / Liam T. Webb --
Conan the Destroyer of a Franchise? Analyzing and Evaluating the Adaptive and Narrative Features of Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer and The Horn of Azoth / Rodney Donahue --
pt. 3 Japanese Connection --
Marvel and Toei / Miguel Angel Perez-Gomez --
Japanese Characters and Culture in Marvel's American Films / Stephen Miller --
pt. 4 Setting Up the Marvel Cinematic Universe --
Sowing the Seeds: How 1990s Marvel Animation Facilitated Today's Cinematic Universe / Liam Burke --
Death of the First Marvel Television Universe / Arnold T. Blumberg --
Frozen in Ice: Captain America's Arduous Journey to the Silver Screen / David Ray Carter --
Primetime Heroics of Small Screen Avengers: Finding Sociopolitical Value in Marvel TV Movies / Jef Burnham --
pt. 5 Attempt of Progressivism in the Marvel Universe --
Damsels in Transgress: The Empowerment of the Damsel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe / Joseph Walderzak --
Elektra: Critical Reception, Postfeminism and the Marvel Superheroine on Screen / Miriam Kent --
Gods and Freaks, Soldiers and Men: Gender, Technologies and Marvel's The Avengers / Jeremiah Favara --
Archetype or a Token? The Challenge of the Black Panther / Julian C. Chambliss --
pt. 6 Genre Studies --
Daywalker: Reading Blade as Genre Hybridity / Naja Later --
Body vs. Technology: Iron Man: The Rise of Technovore and Cyberpunk Culture / Vanessa Gerhards --
On Your Stupid Earth: The De-Gerberized Duck / Rick Hudson --
pt. 7 Anti-Hero --
Punishing the Punisher: Can Hollywood Ever Capture the Essence of the Character? / Cord A. Scott --
Hulk Smash Binaries / Ron Von Burg --
From Comic Book Anti-Hero to Cinematic Supervillain: The Transmedia Extension of Magneto / Joshua Wucher. "Yeah? Well, MY god has a HAMMER!" : myth-taken identity in the Marvel cinematic universe / Brian Cogan and Jeff Massey --
"The terms of the contract have changed" : how Ghost rider carries on Goethe's Faustian tradition / Jacob Garner and Thomas Simko --
Transformers : the movie : making modern mythology the Marvel way / Jason Bainbridge --
You can't stop her : Elektra re-configured / Daniel Binns --
Dare to be stupid : the fetishization of heavy metal and the new in Transformers : the movie / Eric Garneau --
Science fiction in G.I. Joe : the movie : its influence, origin, introduction and development / Liam T. Webb --
Conan the destroyer of a franchise? : analyzing and evaluating the adaptive and narrative features of Conan the Barbarian, Conan the destroyer and The horn of Azoth / Rodney Donahue --
Marvel and Toei / Jesus Jimenez-Varea and Miguel Ángel Pérez-Gómez --
Japanese characters and culture in Marvel's American films / Stephen Miller --
Sowing the seeds : how 1990s Marvel animation facilitated today's cinematic universe / Liam Burke --
The death of the first Marvel television universe / Arnold T. Blumberg --
Frozen in ice : Captain America's arduous journey to the silver screen / David Ray Carter --
The primetime heroics of small screen avengers : finding sociopolitical value in Marvel TV movies / Jef Burnham --
Damsels in transgress : the empowerment of the damsel in the Marvel cinematic universe / Joseph Walderzak --
Elektra : critical reception, postfeminism and the Marvel superheroine on screen / Miriam Kent --
Gods and freaks, soldiers and men : gender, technologies and Marvel's The Avengers / Jeremiah Favara --
An archetype or a token? : the challenge of the Black Panther / Julian C. Chambliss --
The Daywalker : reading Blade as genre hybridity / Naja Later --
Body vs. technology : Iron Man : the rise of technovore and Cyberpunk culture / Vanessa Gerhards --
On your stupid Earth : the de-Gerberized duck / Rick Hudson --
Punishing the Punisher : can Hollywood ever capture the essence of the character? / Cord A. Scott --
Hulk smash binaries / D. Stokes Piercy and Ron Von Burg --
From comic book anti-hero to cinematic supervillain : the transmedia extension of Magneto / Joshua Wucher.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew J. McEniry, Robert Moses Peaslee, and Robert G. Weiner.

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