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Hughes, David. Comic Book Movies. Virgin Film. 2nd ed. London: Virgin, 2007. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0753512637
BibTeX citation key: Hughes2003
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Animation, Collection of essays, Film adaptation
Creators: Hughes
Publisher: Virgin (London)
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The superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. These days no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but 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 looks in detail at twenty key titles, covering every step of the development from comic book panel to feature film frame. Includes interviews with key creative artists about the evolution of the films from the original comics, and speculates about future films.

Table of Contents (from the 2003 ed.)

Acknowledgements (vii)
Picture Credits (viii)

Introduction (1)

Superman: The Movie (1978) (5)
Akira (1988) (23)
Batman (1989) (33)
Dick Tracy (1990) (46)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) (60)
The Crow (1994) (69)
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (86)
Judge Dredd (1995) (98)
The Phantom (1996) (112)
Men in Black (1997) (121)
Spawn (1997) (133)
Blade (1998) (144)
Mystery Men (1999) (159)
X-Men (2000) (173)
From Hell (2001) (188)
Ghost World (2001) (201)
Road to Perdition (2002) (212)
Spider-Man (2002) (227)
Daredevil (2003) (246)
Hulk (2003) (261)

Index of Quotations (270)
Index (288)

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