Comic Book Movies

Comic Book Movies : Virgin Film

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Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, The Hulk - since the 1970s, the film world has increasingly turned to comic books and graphic novels for inspiration. These days no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by "Ghost World", "From Hell", "Akira" and "Road to Perdition". This book looks at 20 key titles in detail, covering every stage of the journey from comic book panel to feature film frame, including development, production, sequels and spin-offs. From the huge success of the "Superman" and "Batman" franchises, to misfires such as "Mystery Men" and "Dick Tracy" and speculation about future films, the book includes interviews with key creative artists about the development of the movies from the original more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Col.ill.
  • 0753507676
  • 9780753507674

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About David Hughes

David Hughes is the author of two of the top-selling Virgin Film titles: Kubrick and Lynch, as well as The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made (Titan Books, 2001) and The Illustrated Farscape Companion (Titan Books, 2000, with Paul Simpson). He has written for, among others, The Guardian, Empire, GQ, The Face and more

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