The Comics Come Alive: A Guide to Comic-Strip Characters in Live-Action Productions

by Roy Kinnard

Scarecrow Press | July 1, 1991 | Hardcover

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A comprehensive history of the various theatrical films and television shows adapted from the plethora of comic strips and comic books Americans have loved for most of the century_from Archie, Barbarella, Batman, and Blondie, to The Vigilante and Wonder Woman, and everyone in between, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The author provides extensive cast and credit information on every film and television adaptation of comic strips in which the characters have been portrayed by live performers. Hundreds of entries for some 90 characters are arranged in alphabetical order by comic strip title, with brief historical backgrounds, critiques, background information on the various movie and TV versions, and vintage photos.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 255 pages, 8.76 × 5.62 × 0.76 in

Published: July 1, 1991

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810824094

ISBN - 13: 9780810824096

Found in: Comic Books and Strips

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The Comics Come Alive: A Guide to Comic-Strip Characters in Live-Action Productions

by Roy Kinnard

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 255 pages, 8.76 × 5.62 × 0.76 in

Published: July 1, 1991

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810824094

ISBN - 13: 9780810824096

About the Book

Hundreds of entries for some 90 characters are arranged in alphabetical order by comic strip title, with brief historical backgrounds, critiques, information on the various movie and TV versions, and photos.

From the Publisher

A comprehensive history of the various theatrical films and television shows adapted from the plethora of comic strips and comic books Americans have loved for most of the century_from Archie, Barbarella, Batman, and Blondie, to The Vigilante and Wonder Woman, and everyone in between, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The author provides extensive cast and credit information on every film and television adaptation of comic strips in which the characters have been portrayed by live performers. Hundreds of entries for some 90 characters are arranged in alphabetical order by comic strip title, with brief historical backgrounds, critiques, background information on the various movie and TV versions, and vintage photos.

About the Author

Roy Kinnard, a free-lance writer based in Chicago, has published articles in Films in Review, Classic Images, and Fangoria. He is the author of Fifty Years of Serial Thrills and Beasts and Behemoths: Prehistoric Creatures in the Movies, both published by Scarecrow.

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