The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television

Front Cover
McFarland & Company, 2008 - Performing Arts - 696 pages
2 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television

User Review  - Abraham Ray - Goodreads

nice book of superheroes in film & television Read full review

Review: The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Ok book. Probably something you can find online. Read full review

Contents

A History of Film and Television Superheroes
9
The Encyclopedia
33
The Ambiguously Gay Duo
47
Copyright

24 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

John Kenneth Muir is the author of more than 20 reference books covering science fiction and horror on film and television. He is creator of the Internet sci-fi series The House Between (www.thehousebetween.com) and his popular blog can be found at reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com.

Bibliographic information