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Title Marvel Comics into film : essays on adaptations since the 1940s / edited by Matthew J. McEniry, Robert Moses Peaslee, and Robert G. Weiner.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.43652 MAR    Available
Description ix, 270 pages ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 featuring characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents pt. 1 Myth -- "Yeah? Well, MY god has a HAMMER!": Myth-Taken Identity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe / Jeff Massey -- "The terms of the contract have changed": How Ghost Rider Carries on Goethe's Faustian Tradition / Thomas Simko -- Transformers: The Movie: Making Modern Mythology the Marvel Way / Jason Bainbridge -- You Can't Stop Her: Elektra Re-Configured / Daniel Binns -- pt. 2 Licensed Properties -- Dare to Be Stupid: The Fetishization of Heavy Metal and the New in Transformers: The Movie / Eric Garneau -- Science Fiction in G.I. Joe: The Movie: Its Influence, Origin, Introduction and Development / Liam T. Webb -- 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 -- pt. 3 Japanese Connection -- Marvel and Toei / Miguel Angel Perez-Gomez -- Japanese Characters and Culture in Marvel's American Films / Stephen Miller -- pt. 4 Setting Up the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- Sowing the Seeds: How 1990s Marvel Animation Facilitated Today's Cinematic Universe / Liam Burke -- Death of the First Marvel Television Universe / Arnold T. Blumberg -- Frozen in Ice: Captain America's Arduous Journey to the Silver Screen / David Ray Carter -- Primetime Heroics of Small Screen Avengers: Finding Sociopolitical Value in Marvel TV Movies / Jef Burnham -- pt. 5 Attempt of Progressivism in the Marvel Universe -- Damsels in Transgress: The Empowerment of the Damsel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe / Joseph Walderzak -- Elektra: Critical Reception, Postfeminism and the Marvel Superheroine on Screen / Miriam Kent -- Gods and Freaks, Soldiers and Men: Gender, Technologies and Marvel's The Avengers / Jeremiah Favara -- Archetype or a Token? The Challenge of the Black Panther / Julian C. Chambliss -- pt. 6 Genre Studies -- Daywalker: Reading Blade as Genre Hybridity / Naja Later -- Body vs. Technology: Iron Man: The Rise of Technovore and Cyberpunk Culture / Vanessa Gerhards -- On Your Stupid Earth: The De-Gerberized Duck / Rick Hudson -- pt. 7 Anti-Hero -- Punishing the Punisher: Can Hollywood Ever Capture the Essence of the Character? / Cord A. Scott -- Hulk Smash Binaries / Ron Von Burg -- From Comic Book Anti-Hero to Cinematic Supervillain: The Transmedia Extension of Magneto / Joshua Wucher.
"Yeah? Well, MY god has a HAMMER!" : myth-taken identity in the Marvel cinematic universe / Brian Cogan and Jeff Massey -- "The terms of the contract have changed" : how Ghost rider carries on Goethe's Faustian tradition / Jacob Garner and Thomas Simko -- Transformers : the movie : making modern mythology the Marvel way / Jason Bainbridge -- You can't stop her : Elektra re-configured / Daniel Binns -- Dare to be stupid : the fetishization of heavy metal and the new in Transformers : the movie / Eric Garneau -- Science fiction in G.I. Joe : the movie : its influence, origin, introduction and development / Liam T. Webb -- 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 -- Marvel and Toei / Jesus Jimenez-Varea and Miguel Ángel Pérez-Gómez -- Japanese characters and culture in Marvel's American films / Stephen Miller -- Sowing the seeds : how 1990s Marvel animation facilitated today's cinematic universe / Liam Burke -- The death of the first Marvel television universe / Arnold T. Blumberg -- Frozen in ice : Captain America's arduous journey to the silver screen / David Ray Carter -- The primetime heroics of small screen avengers : finding sociopolitical value in Marvel TV movies / Jef Burnham -- Damsels in transgress : the empowerment of the damsel in the Marvel cinematic universe / Joseph Walderzak -- Elektra : critical reception, postfeminism and the Marvel superheroine on screen / Miriam Kent -- Gods and freaks, soldiers and men : gender, technologies and Marvel's The Avengers / Jeremiah Favara -- An archetype or a token? : the challenge of the Black Panther / Julian C. Chambliss -- The Daywalker : reading Blade as genre hybridity / Naja Later -- Body vs. technology : Iron Man : the rise of technovore and Cyberpunk culture / Vanessa Gerhards -- On your stupid Earth : the de-Gerberized duck / Rick Hudson -- Punishing the Punisher : can Hollywood ever capture the essence of the character? / Cord A. Scott -- Hulk smash binaries / D. Stokes Piercy and Ron Von Burg -- From comic book anti-hero to cinematic supervillain : the transmedia extension of Magneto / Joshua Wucher.
Subject Marvel Comics Group -- History.
Comic strip characters in motion pictures.
Comic books, strips, etc -- United States -- Adaptations.
Added Author McEniry, Matthew J., 1988- editor.
Peaslee, Robert Moses, 1973- editor.
Weiner, Robert G., 1966- editor.
ISBN 9780786443048 (softcover ; alk. paper)
0786443049 (softcover ; alk. paper)
9781476624112 (ebook)
Standard No. 40026013202

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