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 ...

Author: John Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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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.

Adapting Superman

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.

Author: John Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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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.

Who is to be Master of the World

Complete adaptation to our present environment , if it were possible , would undoubtedly , I suppose , lead to happiness ; what has to be ... But , what , above all , is understood , is his doctrine of the Superman ; and with this ...

Author: Anthony Mario Ludovici

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011877317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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The Death and Life of Superman

But the story Roger was adapting was created by people who loved Superman , even though they were “ killing ” him . And every move was geared toward replacing the luster on the man's steel ! And it shows in every twist and turn of the ...

Author: Roger Stern

Publisher:

ISBN: 076075439X

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 421

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On November 18, 1992, news of Superman's death shocked the world as the legendary Man of Steel was killed defending Metropolis from the monster called Doomsday. Here at last is the dramatic stroy behind the best-selling comic book of all time: the fates of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Ma and Pa Kent, the Justice League, and the reign of the four superbeings who mysteriously appeared after Superman's funeral, each claiming to be the real Last Son of Krypton. And finally, here is the complete, incredible story of Superman's triumphant return! In this thrilling novel, Roger Stern (a veteran writer of Superman in Action Comics) chronicles the most amazing comeback in comic book history - told with more gripping detail and background than ever before.

Film Posters Science Fiction

The famously flirty and risqué Betty Boop was another success for Fleischer , as was his studio's adaptation of Elzie Segar's Popeye . In the early forties he took on the challenge of adapting the established comic - book strip Superman ...

Author: Tony Nourmand

Publisher: Evergreen

ISBN: UCSC:32106019566311

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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The Librarian s Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens

This list does not include adapted manga , and a small number of the films on this list are rated PG - 13 . Superman ( and Related ) Films : Fleisher Superman Cartoons ( 1941–1943 ) , Superman ( 1948 serial ) , Atom Man vs.

Author: David S. Serchay

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015079286210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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A guide to graphic novels for children and pre-teens offers historical and genre information, provides collection building tips, and discusses how to manage, promote, and maintain the collection.

Popeye

One of Fleischer Studios ' most expensive projects was adapting the “ Superman " series to animation . The budget for each cartoon was $ 90,000 , a sum previously unheard of for an animated short . Paramount Pictures , who distributed ...

Author: Fred Grandinetti

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015032440011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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From comic strip hero to motion picture star, here is the history of Popeye, one of the best-loved cartoon characters. Animated series and films are examined, noting the different directions each studio took and the changing character designs of the Popeye family. Popeye in other media--comics, books, radio, and even a stage play--is thoroughly covered, as are Robert Altman's 1980 live-action film, and Popeye memorabilia.

Adaptations as Imitations

Superman , for one , fulfills the necessities of its plot : the extraordinary hero develops morally , has a love interest , fights a worthy and devious ( albeit comical ) opponent , and winds up vanquishing the evil he opposes and ...

Author: James John Griffith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039067296

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Includes Aristotle: Poetics, Truman Capote: In Cold Blood, John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath, etc.