Block buster art house: Meets superhero comic, or meets graphic novel?: The contradictory relationship between film and comic art

Matthew McAllister, Ian Gordon, Mark Jancovich

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Abstract

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 (US)
Pages (from-to)108-115
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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mentality
Art House
Comic Art
Graphic Novel
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Superheroes
Book Art
Complications
Comic Books
Mentality
Visual Representation
Blockbuster
Hollywood Studios
Visual Style

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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