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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

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In this bonus episode, Rodrigo and Stephen review the Batman: Gotham Knight DVD from Warner Video. Acclaimed screenwriters including David Goyer (Batman Begins) Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman s transition from novice crimefighter to Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry from Wayne Industries Batman s ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them leaving some fearful of his

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