Muir, John Kenneth. The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television. 2nd ed. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2008.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-3755-9
BibTeX citation key: Moore2004
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Keywords: Adaptation, Encyclopedia, Film adaptation, Filmography, TV
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
A complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen. This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes.
Each entry includes a detailed history, cast and credits, episode and film descriptions, critical commentaries, and data on arch-villains, gadgets, comic-book origins and super powers, while placing each production into its historical context. Appendices list common superhero conventions and clichés; incarnations; memorable ad lines; and the best, worst, and most influential productions from 1951 to 2008.
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