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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512630
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

Comic Book Movies - Virgin Film



'Impressive. . . engaging and frequently fascinating' SFX magazine

The superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. These days no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by Ghost World, From Hell, Akira and Road to Perdition. This book looks in detail at twenty key titles, covering every step of the development from comic book panel to feature film frame. Includes interviews with key creative artists about the evolution of the films from the original comics, and speculates about future films.

  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512630
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

David Hughes

David Hughes is an artist whose work combines illustration, graphic design, photography and animation. In 2003 he received the Pentagram Award for his outstanding contribution to the art of illustration. His drawings have appeared in the Observer, New Yorker, Esquire and Guardian among others. He has received great acclaim for his children's books, Strat and Chatto (1990) and Bully (1992). In 2006 he published his version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Praise for Comic Book Movies - Virgin Film

Hughes knows his subject inside out . . .makes you want to rush out and revisit each of these movies right away

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