A brief history of comic book movies / Wheeler Winston Dixon, Richard Graham.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
- Palgrave pivot.
xi, 98 pages ; 22 cm
- Motion pictures -- History.
Motion pictures and comic books.
Comic strip characters in motion pictures -- History.
- A Brief History of Comic Book Movies traces the meteoric rise of the hybrid art form of the comic book film. These films trace their origins back to the early 1940s, when the first Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later television shows in the 1950s and 60s, were for the most part designed for children. But today, with the continuing rise of Comic-Con, they seem to be more a part of the mainstream than ever, appealing to adults as well as younger fans. This book examines comic book movies from the past and present, exploring how these films shaped American culture from the post-World War II era to the present day, and how they adapted to the changing tastes and mores of succeeding generations.
The DC universe
The Marvel universe
Indies and Outliers.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-83) and index.
- Graham, Richard (Richard Lukas Graham), 1974- author.
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