Blockbuster meets superhero comic, or art house meets graphic novel? The contradictory relationship between film and comic art

Matthew McAllister, Ian Gordon, Mark Jancovich

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This article explores the often contradictory relationship between films and comic book art. Adaptations of superhero comics have reinforced a commercialistic blockbuster mentality among the Hollywood studios. Adaptations of graphic novels have explored alternate visions of visual style and representation. Complications of these polarized effects and subsequent implications will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-115
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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