This week on the Major Spoiler Podcast, we discussed comic book themed courses at various universities, and the books being used in them.Â 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:
â€¢ The history of X-Men comic books;
â€¢ Previous adaptations, including early cartoon appearances, the successful 1990s animated series, and initial attempts to bring the mutants to the big screen;
â€¢ The development process for each film, including behind-the-scenes stories, interviews with the screenwriters, and details on omitted scenes and storylines;
â€¢ Detailed scene-by-scene examinations of each film and the comic book stories that infuse every aspect of the movies;
â€¢ Critical and fan receptions of each film, plus box office performances;
â€¢ What the future may hold for the franchise; and
â€¢ Tips on some essential X-Men reading.
Mutant Cinema is available now through various online retailers.