Adapting Superman

For more on how transmedia adaptations developed the Superman mythos, see William J. Lorenzo's “The Dawn of the Man of Tomorrow: How Adapting Superman into Different Media Created America's Superhero” and Liam Webb's “Forging an S into ...

Adapting Superman

Adapting Superman

Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a musical. The rapid adaptation of the Man of Steel occurred before the character and storyworld were fully developed on the comic book page, allowing the adaptations an unprecedented level of freedom and adaptability. The essays in this collection provide specific insight into the practice of adapting Superman from comic books to other media and cultural contexts through a variety of methods, including social, economic, and political contexts. Authors touch on subjects such as the different international receptions to the characters, the evolution of both Clark Kent's character and Superman's powers, the importance of the radio, how the adaptations interact with issues such as racism and Cold War paranoia, and the role of fan fiction in the franchise. By applying a wide range of critical approaches to adaption and Superman, this collection offers new insights into our popular entertainment and our cultural history.

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Adapting Superman
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: John Darowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-29 - Publisher: McFarland

Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a
Adapting Superman
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: John Darowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-21 - Publisher: McFarland

Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a
Adapting Science Fiction to Television
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Max Sexton, Malcolm Cook
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This book looks at the adaptation of science fiction from literary and film sources for television. The authors examine television as having a separate identity and separate aesthetic principles from film and draw appropriate comparisons.
Excavating the Future
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Shawn Malley
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Liverpool Science Fiction Text

A cultural study of an array of popular North American science fiction film and television texts, Excavating the Future explores the popular archaeological imagination and the political uses to which it is being employed by the U.S. state and its adversaries.
The Modern Superhero in Film and Television
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Jeffrey A. Brown
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-10 - Publisher: Routledge

Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about politics, gender, ethnicity, patriotism and consumerism after the events of 9/11.

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