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Comic Book Movies explores how this genre serves as a source for modern-day myths, sometimes even incorporating ancient mythic figures like Thor and Wonder Woman’s Amazons, while engaging with the questions that haunt a post-9/11 world: How do we define heroism and morality today? How far are we willing to go when fighting terror? How can we resist a dystopian state?

Film scholar Blair Davis also considers how the genre’s visual style is equally important as its weighty themes, and he details how advances in digital effects have allowed filmmakers to incorporate elements of comic book art in innovative ways. As he reveals, comic book movies have inspired just as many innovations to Hollywood’s business model, with film franchises and transmedia storytelling helping to ensure that the genre will continue its reign over popular culture for years to come.  

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Genre
  2. pp. 11-44
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  1. 2. Myth
  2. pp. 45-67
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  1. 3. Politics
  2. pp. 68-86
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  1. 4. Style
  2. pp. 87-110
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 111-112
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 113-114
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 115-118
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 119-126
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  1. Films Cited
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 133-138
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 139-140
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813588797
Related ISBN
9780813590097
MARC Record
OCLC
1019837379
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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