Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Comic Book Movies

My new book, Comic Book Movies, is now available from Rutgers University Press.


The book is part of the Quick Takes series, edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. It looks at comic book films from four different perspectives - genre, myth, politics and style.

Here are two advance reviews:

"Blair Davis challenges the notion of 'the comic book movie' as a label that shuts down rather than opens up discussion of  films derived from comic book sources. His book successfully argues for other ways of seeing these films."

--Ian Gordon, author of Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon

"Blair Davis's Comic Book Movies combines academic insight with the expertise of a lifelong fan. He writes with clarity, energy, and enthusiasm, condensing debates about politics and aesthetics into an accessible guide that both explains what a comic book movie is, and questions what we think we know about this most popular of contemporary genres."

--Will Brooker, author of Batman Unmasked and Hunting the Dark Knight

Blair Davis, PhD

Author & Editor

Blair Davis is an Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


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