BOBC

WIKINDX Resources  

Bryan, Peter Cullen. "Geeking Out and Hulking Out: Toward an understanding of marvel fan communities." Age of the Geek. Depictions of Nerds and Geeks in Popular Media. Ed. Katherine Lane. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 149–65. 
Added by: joachim (4/24/19, 2:33 PM)   Last edited by: joachim (11/25/20, 1:05 PM)
Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65744-8_5
BibTeX citation key: Bryan2018
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Fandom, Film adaptation, Marvel, Paratext, Superhero, USA
Creators: Bryan, Lane
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
Collection: Age of the Geek. Depictions of Nerds and Geeks in Popular Media
Views: 95/1357
Attachments  
Abstract
Bryan describes the process wherein the fan consumer constructs meaning for the larger public. Marvel’s success is predicated on its deep relationship with the fan community, both as a publisher and as a film studio. Bryan examines the interplay within modern superhero blockbusters, which grants the geek a degree of social power: Marvel’s use of the post-credits scene is indicative of the larger process, creating a ritual enacted by fans, who interpret the scene for the uninitiated. The fan is a producer and performer, an active participant within a larger media experience. The media is constructed, but the fan response is organic.
Added by: joachim  
WIKINDX 6.10.2 | Total resources: 14578 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Modern Language Association (MLA)