It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes. Each entry includes a detailed history, cast and credits, episode and film descriptions, critical commentaries, and data on arch-villains, gadgets, comic-book origins and super powers, while placing each production into its historical context. Appendices list common superhero conventions and cliches; incarnations; memorable ad lines; and the best, worst, and most influential productions from 1951 to 2008.... elements during an action se- quence so that it becomes more involving than just your average neighborhood wrestling match. ... In particular, the lead-up scene involves Aunt May gifting to Peter the wedding ring she has kept on her ring finger for nearly fifty years when ... to Doctor Octopus to the Green Goblin, with some classic appearances by the Lizard, the Rhino, the Sandman, and the Scor- pionanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed.|
|Author||:||John Kenneth Muir|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2004-02-13|