This week on the Major Spoiler Podcast, we discussed comic book themed courses at various universities, and the books being used in them.  A new book by Thomas J. McLean looks like it could be a great text to add to future comic to film adaptation courses.

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen is the definitive unauthorized study of the popular movie saga, including:
• The history of X-Men comic books;
• Previous adaptations, including early cartoon appearances, the successful 1990s animated series, and initial attempts to bring the mutants to the big screen;
• The development process for each film, including behind-the-scenes stories, interviews with the screenwriters, and details on omitted scenes and storylines;
• Detailed scene-by-scene examinations of each film and the comic book stories that infuse every aspect of the movies;
• Critical and fan receptions of each film, plus box office performances;
• What the future may hold for the franchise; and
• Tips on some essential X-Men reading.

Mutant Cinema is available now through various online retailers.

via Sequart

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. hermit
    August 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    do they say the x-men 3 is a piece of crap and brett ratner should be shot on sight?

    i’m just kidding, just brake his legs.

    looks like an interesting book.

  2. September 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    Thanks for passing on the word about the book! I’m glad it’s out there and hope people like it …

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