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The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Liam Burke


In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed into Hollywood's leading genre. From superheroes to Spartan warriors, The Comic Book Film Adaptation offers the first dedicated study to examine how comic books moved from the fringes of popular culture to the center of mainstream film production. Through in-depth analysis, industry interviews, and audience research, this book charts the cause-and-effect of this influential trend. It considers the ... More

Keywords: Comic Book Movie, Film Adaptation, Superhero, Comic Book Fans, Film Genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628462036
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liam Burke, author
Swinburne University of Technology