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Author Davis, Blair, 1975- author

Title Movie comics : page to screen/screen to page / Blair Davis
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
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Contents Introduction: Happy Hooligan, Buster Brown, Dream of a rarebit fiend, Charlie Chaplin, film fun, the Kinema Comic -- 1930s comics-to-film adaptations: Skippy, Little Orphan Annie, Harold Teen, Popeye, Funny page, Tailspin Tommy, Ace Drummond, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Jungle Jim, Dick Tracy, Blondie -- 1930s cinema and comics: Mickey Mouse, Big little books, Tim McCoy, Police car 17, Famous Funnies -- Jumbo comics, Action comics, Marvel comics, Motion picture funnies weekly, movie comics -- 1940s comics-to-film adaptations: Superman (1941), Captain Marvel, Batman, Captain America, Terry and the pirates, Don Winslow, Red Ryder, Superman (1948), Dick Tracy, Tillie the toiler, Joe Palooka -- 1940s cinema and comics: Superman meets Orson Welles, Walt Disney comics and stories, four color, cinema comics herald, Graphic Little Theater, Gene Autry, the adventures of Alan Ladd, John Wayne adventure comics -- 1950s comics-to-film and television adaptations: Atom Man vs. Superman, Blackhawk, Jungle Jim, Prince Valiant, The Sad Sack, L'il Abner, The spirit, Dick Tracy, Fearless Fosdick, Flash Gordon, Terry and the pirates, Blondie, Dennis the menace, Steve Canyon, Adventures of Superman, Superpup -- 1950s cinema, television and comics: Howdy Doody, Rocky Jones, Space ranger, Milton Berle, Tee and Vee Crosley in television land comics, Fredric Wertham, movie love, Motion picture comics, Dell four color, Bob Hope, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Hopalong Cassidy, Dale Evans, Hollywood Film stories, Hollywood diary, Hollywood confessions, Starlet O'Hara -- Conclusion: the 1960s and beyond -- The phantom, Archie, Batman, Marvel super heroes, Marvel super special
Summary Movie Comics is the first book to study the long history of comics-to-film and film-to-comics adaptations, covering everything from silent films starring Happy Hooligan to sound films and serials featuring Dick Tracy and Superman to comic books starring John Wayne and Bob Hope. Blair Davis tracks the artistic coevolution of films and comics, investigates how the film and comics industries joined forces to expand the reach of their various brands, and contemplates our abiding desire to experience the same characters and stories in multiple forms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 14, 2017)
Subject Celebrities in art.
Celebrities in literature.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Adaptations.
Comic strip characters in motion pictures.
Comic strip characters on television.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813572274 (electronic bk.)
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