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By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 331947183X

ISBN-13: 9783319471839

A short heritage of comedian publication Movies strains the meteoric upward push of the hybrid paintings type of the comedian e-book movie. those motion pictures hint their origins again to the early Nineteen Forties, whilst the 1st Batman and Superman serials have been made. The serials, and later tv exhibits within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, have been for the main half designed for kids. yet this present day, with the ongoing upward thrust of Comic-Con, they appear to be extra part of the mainstream than ever, attractive to adults in addition to more youthful fanatics. This publication examines comedian e-book video clips from the prior and current, exploring how those movies formed American tradition from the post-World struggle II period to the current day, and the way they tailored to the altering tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

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However, his follow-up, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer only brought in $288 million and invited more criticism of visual bloat and a lack of pacing or story sense. The film was essentially a PG adventure-comedy version of Lee and Kirby’s Galactus Trilogy, the story line of an impending apocalypse heralded by the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne). Disappointing both as a sequel and adaptation, Rise was the start of fan concern as to whether or not Fox was the right production company to properly handle the Fantastic Four story lines.

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