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Grant, Barry Keith and Scott A. Henderson, eds. Comics and Pop Culture: Adaptation from panel to frame. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2019. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4773-1938-3
BibTeX citation key: Grant2019
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Keywords: Adaptation, Collection of essays, Film adaptation
Creators: Grant, Henderson
Publisher: Univ. of Texas Press (Austin)
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It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an evolution that can be traced to the turn of the last century, when comic strips such as “Little Nemo in Slumberland” and “Felix the Cat” were animated for the silver screen. Representing diverse academic fields, including technoculture, film studies, theater, feminist studies, popular culture, and queer studies, Comics and Pop Culture presents more than a dozen perspectives on this rich history and the effects of such adaptations.
Examining current debates and the questions raised by comics adaptations, including those around authorship, style, and textual fidelity, the contributors consider the topic from an array of approaches that take into account representations of sexuality, gender, and race as well as concepts of world-building and cultural appropriation in comics from Modesty Blaise to Black Panther. The result is a fascinating re-imagination of the texts that continue to push the boundaries of panel, frame, and popular culture.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (xi)
Barry Keith Grant and Scott Henderson: Introduction (1)

I. Issues and Debates
Scott Bukatman: The Crossroads of Infinity, or Universum Incognitum (19)
Blair Davis: From Adaptation to Extension: A History of Comics Adapting Films, 1976–2015 (36)
Liam Burke: Take the Movie Home! How the Comic Book Tie-In Anticipated Transmedia Production (49)
Chris Reyns-Chikuma: Manga, Anime, Adaptation: Economic Strategies, Aesthetic Specificities, Social Issues (70)
Aaron Taylor: Genre and Superhero Cinema (92)
Miriam Kent: Destroying the Rainbow Bridge: Representations of Heterosexuality in Marvel Superhero Narratives (110)
Jason Rothery and Benjamin Woo: Mutatis Mutandis: Constructing Fidelity in the Comic Book Film Adaptation (126)
Julian Hoxter: “We Roller Coaster Through …”: Screenwriting, Narrative Economy, and the Inscription of the Haptic in Tentpole Comic Book Movies (140)
Sherryl Vint: Adaptation and Seriality: Comic Book to Television Series Adaptations (151)

II. Panels and Frames
J. P. Telotte: Felix in—and out of—Space (169)
Matt Yockey: A Comic Book Life/Style: World Building in American Splendor (184)
James Chapman: The Extraordinary Career of Modesty Blaise (199)
J. Mark Percival: Authenticity and Judge Dredd on Film (214)
James C. Taylor: CGI as Adaptation Strategy: Can a Digitally Constructed Spider-Man Do Whatever a Hand-Drawn Spider-Man Can? (232)
John Bodner: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Texts: Adaptation, Form, and Transmedia Co-creation (246)
Aviva Briefel: Transmedia Adaptation and Writing in the Margins: A Graphic Expansion of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (265)
Scott Henderson: Agency and Intertextuality: Tank Girl, Subcultural Aesthetics, and the Strong Female Protagonist (279)
Jeffrey A. Brown: Black Panther: Aspiration, Identification, and Appropriation (296)

Contributors (313)
Index (319)

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