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

Author: Matthew J McEniry
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
Bandes dessinées
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J McEniry
ISBN: 9780786443048 0786443049
OCLC Number: 992971052
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.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew J. McEniry, Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G Weiner.

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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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