The encyclopedia of superheroes on film and television
by Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- United States
Superhero television programs -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
|Publisher|| Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2008
viii, 696 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 681-684) and index.
|ISBN||9780786437559 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
0786437553 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)