Comic Book Movies

Comic Book Movies

by David Hughes
     
 

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Superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. Now, no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic, including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made

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Superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. Now, no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic, including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, while the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by Ghost World, From Hell, Akira, and Road to Perdition. This book details 20 key titles, covering every step of the development from comic book panel to feature film frame. It includes interviews with key creative artists about the evolution of the films from the original comics, and speculates about future films. It explains development, production, sequels, and spin-offs, and analyzes the huge success of the Superman and Batman franchises and such misfires as Mystery Men and Dick Tracy.

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"Impressive . . . engaging and frequently fascinating."  —SFX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753512630
Publisher:
Virgin Books
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Series:
Virgin Film Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Hughes is the author of two other Virgin Film titles, Kubrick and Lynch, as well as The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made and The Illustrated Farscape Companion. He has written for, among others, the Guardian, Empire, GQ, The Face, and SFX.

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