The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood by Alisa Perren and Gregory Steirer, part one

Alisa Perren is Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film and Co-Director of the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries at The University of Texas at Austin and editorial collective member of the journal Media Industries.


Gregory Steirer is Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at Dickinson College and a former National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and researcher for the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project.


Together, they are the authors of The American Comic Book Industry and Hollywood, which traces the evolving relationship between the two industries from the launch of X-Men, Spider-Man, and Smallville in the early 2000s through the ascent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Arrowverse, and the Walking Dead Universe in the 2010s. In this episode, we’ll be delving into why have “superhero films” become the culturally dominant type of film in the 21st century, the lack of understanding film and TV people have about what artists do in comics, why comics has largely been a precarious industry to work in as a creator, and much much more. Take a listen.



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