Comics Creators on X Men

A definitive look at the X-Men in comics including interviews with original co-creator Stan Lee, fan-favourite Chris Claremont, superstar artists Chris Bachalo and Alan Davis, and recent writer Grant Morrison.

Author: Tom DeFalco

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781845761738

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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A definitive look at the X-Men in comics including interviews with original co-creator Stan Lee, fan-favourite Chris Claremont, superstar artists Chris Bachalo and Alan Davis, and recent writer Grant Morrison.
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X Men and the Mutant Metaphor

In Comics Creators on X-Men, ed. Tom DeFalco, 100–119.London:TitanPublishing,2006. ———. “Bob Harras.” In Comics Creators on X-Men, ed. Tom DeFalco, 170–187. London:TitanPublishing,2006. ———. “Chris Bachalo.” In Comics Creators on X-Men, ...

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Among both fans and the academic community, there is a general assumption that the X-Men franchise is one of the most progressive and inclusive superhero comic books that has been published. However, this study challenges such assumptions, revealing that there is an unfortunate trend throughout the majority of the title’s history: Minority characters are most likely to be villains, female characters are most likely to be supporting cast members, and white males are most likely to be members of the X-Men.
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Comic Creators on X Men

Writers & artists spanning four decades of the X-Men reveal the stories & secrets behind the comics, the cast & the creative process.

Author: Tom DeFalco

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ISBN: 1422395367

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Over 40 years ago, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby unleashed the `strangest teens of all¿ -- the X-Men! Now, DeFalco talks to the creators who have guided & steered the course of the X-Men¿s evolution, from troubled teens to maverick mutants. Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Iceman, Rogue . . . the X-Men¿s roster includes some of the greatest comic creations of all time! Writers & artists spanning four decades of the X-Men reveal the stories & secrets behind the comics, the cast & the creative process. Includes Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Dave Cockrum, Alan Davis, Louise Simonson, Marc Silvestri, Bob Harras, Scott Lobdell, Chris Bachalo, Grant Morrison, & Mark Miller. Also includes previously unseen art & script samples! Illus.
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Marvel s Mutants

Marvel's Mutants is the first book to be devoted to the aesthetics of these comics that laid the foundation for the worldwide X-Men franchise we know today.

Author: Miles Booy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608828

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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In 1975, Marvel Comics revived the X-Men, a failed title which hadn't used new material for half a decade. It was a marginal project in an industry then in crisis. Five years later, it was the bestseller in a revived comics market. Unusually in the comics world, one man, Chris Claremont wrote the comic over seventeen years, from 1975 to 1991, developing new characters such as Wolverine and Storm, and taking themes from Freudian psychology, Christian temptation narratives, Existentialist philosophy and the language of sub-cultural identity. Marvel's Mutants is the first book to be devoted to the aesthetics of these comics that laid the foundation for the worldwide X-Men franchise we know today. Miles Booy explores Claremont's recurrent themes, the evolution of his reputation as an auteur within a collaborative medium, the superhero genre and the input of the artists with whom Claremont worked. Also covered are the successful spin-off projects, which Claremont wrote: solo Wolverine mini-series and whole new teams of mutant superheroes.
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The Ages of the X Men

X-Men #95 (Oct. 1975), The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Volume 1: Collecting Giant-SizeX-Men No. 1, TheX-Men Nos. 94–131. Eds. Mark D. Beazley and Cory Sedlmeier. NY: Marvel Comics, 2009. 66–85. Print. DeFalco, Tom. Comics Creators on X-Men.

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786472192

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"Goes into extensive detail about the individual characters starting from their origins and their transition and evolution through the decades...makes for fascinating reading”—Collector's Corner The X-Men comic book franchise is one of the most popular of all time and one of the most intriguing for critical analysis. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship to contemporary social concerns. The essays are arranged chronologically, from an analysis of popular science at the time of the first X-Men comic book in 1963 to an interpretation of a storyline in light of rhetoric of President Obama's first presidential campaign. Topics ranging from Communism to celebrity culture to school violence are addressed by scholars who provide new insights into one of America's most significant popular culture products.
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Stan Lee s How to Draw Superheroes

The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time.

Author: Stan Lee

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823098460

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait -- these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts, and more! These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.
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Comics through Time A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Soon, Marvel added equivalents of other comics to the shared Ultimate universe, including Ultimate X-Men (February 2001), ... The emphasis on full scripts saw creative control shift from the artist to the writer in the new millennium, ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397516

Category: Social Science

Page: 1921

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Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
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The American Superhero Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

X-Men: Other Media First Appearance: X-Men #1 (cover date: September 1963) Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (Honorable Mention: Len Wein, Dave Cockrum, Chris Claremont) Publisher: Marvel Comics Powers (Original Teams): Professor ...

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage
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Leaping Tall Buildings

These are the men and women behind the masks and tights of America’s most beloved superheroes. But these aren’t the stories of the heroes’ hidden alter egos or secret identities…these are the stories of their creators!

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Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576876206

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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Some are mild mannered geeks, others mad geniuses or street-smart city dwellers driven to action. These are the men and women behind the masks and tights of America’s most beloved superheroes. But these aren’t the stories of the heroes’ hidden alter egos or secret identities…these are the stories of their creators! Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics gives you the truth about the history of the American comic book—straight from the revolutionary artists and writers behind them. From the founders of the popular comics website Graphic NYC—writer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner—comes the firsthand accounts of the comic book’s story, from its birth in the late 1930s to its current renaissance on movie screens and digital readers everywhere. Kushner’s evocative photography captures the subjects that Irving profiles in a hard-hitting narrative style derived from personal interviews with the legends of the art, all of which is accompanied by examples of their work in the form of original art, sketches, and final panels and covers. The creators profiled include Captain America creator Joe Simon, Marvel guru Stan Lee, Mad magazine’s fold-out artist Al Jaffee, visionary illustrator Neal Adams (Batman), underground paragon Art Spiegelman (Maus), X-Men writer Chris Claremont, artist/writer/director Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), comic analyst Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), American Splendor’s Harvey Pekar, painter Alex Ross (Kingdom Come), multitalented artist and designer Chris Ware (Acme Novelty Library), artist Jill Thompson (Sandman), and more. Leaping Tall Buildings, like comics themselves, uses both words and images to tell the true story of the comic’s birth and evolution in America. It is a comprehensive look at the medium unlike any other ever compiled covering high and low art, mass market work and niche innovations. It is the story of an art form and an insider’s look at the creative process of the artists who bring our heroes to life.
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Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books

1989), and X-Men Vol. 2 #1–3 (Oct. to Dec. 1991). ere were various fill-in writers for issues over the course of these runs. Claremont wrote numerous other titles during this period as well. He would return to the X-Men universe ...

Author: John Darowski

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000628913

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 268

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This volume explores how horror comic books have negotiated with the social and cultural anxieties framing a specific era and geographical space. Paying attention to academic gaps in comics’ scholarship, these chapters engage with the study of comics from varying interdisciplinary perspectives, such as Marxism; posthumanism; and theories of adaptation, sociology, existentialism, and psychology. Without neglecting the classical era, the book presents case studies ranging from the mainstream comics to the independents, simultaneously offering new critical insights on zones of vacancy within the study of horror comic books while examining a global selection of horror comics from countries such as India (City of Sorrows), France (Zombillénium), Spain (Creepy), Italy (Dylan Dog), and Japan (Tanabe Gou’s Manga Adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft), as well as the United States. One of the first books centered exclusively on close readings of an under-studied field, this collection will have an appeal to scholars and students of horror comics studies, visual rhetoric, philosophy, sociology, media studies, pop culture, and film studies. It will also appeal to anyone interested in comic books in general and to those interested in investigating intricacies of the horror genre.
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