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McEniry, Matthew J., Robert Moses Peaslee und Robert G. Weiner (Hgg.): Marvel Comics into Film. Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. (270 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780786443048
BibTeX citation key: McEniry2016
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Keywords: Adaptation, Collection of essays, Film adaptation, Marvel, Superhero, USA
Creators: McEniry, Peaslee, Weiner
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Abstract
Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen.
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 that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982–1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider(2007).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (ix)
Introduction (Robert G. Weiner, Robert Moses Peaslee, and Matthew J. McEniry) (1)

Part 1: Myth
“Yeah? Well, MY god has a HAMMER!”: ­Myth-Taken Identity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Brian Cogan and Jeff Massey) (10)
“The terms of the contract have changed”: How Ghost Rider Carries on Goethe’s Faustian Tradition (Jacob Garner and Thomas Simko) (20)
Transformers: The Movie: Making Modern Mythology the Marvel Way (Jason Bainbridge) (27)
You Can’t Stop Her: Elektra ­Re-Configured (Daniel Binns) (39)

Part 2: Licensed Properties
Dare to Be Stupid: The Fetishization of Heavy Metal and the New in Transformers: The Movie (Eric Garneau) (52)
Science Fiction in G.I. Joe: The Movie: Its Influence, Origin, Introduction and Development (Liam T. Webb) (60)
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) (72)

Part 3: The Japanese Connection
Marvel and Toei (Jesus ­Jimenez-Varea and Miguel Ángel Pérez-Gómez) (84)
Japanese Characters and Culture in Marvel’s American Films (Stephen Miller) (94)

Part 4: Setting Up the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sowing the Seeds: How 1990s Marvel Animation Facilitated Today’s Cinematic Universe (Liam Burke) (106)
The Death of the First Marvel Television Universe (Arnold T. Blumberg) (118)
Frozen in Ice: Captain America’s Arduous Journey to the Silver Screen (David Ray Carter) (129)
The Primetime Heroics of Small Screen Avengers: Finding Sociopolitical Value in Marvel TV Movies (Jef Burnham) (138)

Part 5: The Attempt of Progressivism in the Marvel Universe
Damsels in Transgress: The Empowerment of the Damsel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Joseph Walderzak) (150)
Elektra: Critical Reception, Postfeminism and the Marvel Superheroine on Screen (Miriam Kent) (165)
Gods and Freaks, Soldiers and Men: Gender, Technologies and Marvel’s The Avengers (Jeremiah Favara) (177)
An Archetype or a Token? The Challenge of the Black Panther (Julian C. Chambliss) (189)

Part 6: Genre Studies
The Daywalker: Reading Blade as Genre Hybridity (Naja Later) (200)
Body vs. Technology: Iron Man: The Rise of Technovore and Cyberpunk Culture (Vanessa Gerhards) (212)
On Your Stupid Earth: The ­De-Gerberized Duck (Rick Hudson) (224)

Part 7: The ­Anti-Hero
Punishing the Punisher: Can Hollywood Ever Capture the Essence of the Character? (Cord A. Scott) (232)
Hulk Smash Binaries (D. Stokes Piercy and Ron Von Burg) (241)
From Comic Book ­Anti-Hero to Cinematic Supervillain: The Transmedia Extension of Magneto (Joshua Wucher) (250)

About the Contributors (261)
Index (263)


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