Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Rise of Comic Book Movies: From the Pages to the Big Screen

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Review - The Rise of Comic Book Movies: From the Pages to the Big Screen

The Rise of Comic Book Movies: From the Pages to the Big Screen

About the Book
Why We Can’t Get Enough of Superhero Movies

Recent years show a sea change in Hollywood- the biggest movies come from the pages of comic books. These box office successes are driven by fans who love seeing their favorite heroes and villains from comics brought to life on the big screen, from Thor to Superman to Batman and Captain America, Wonder Woman and more. Baddies like Loki, The Joker and Lex Luthor only add to the fun. Welcome to the Golden Age of comic book movies and Comicstorians Benny Potter, Dan Rumbles and Jason Keen are here to help you understand why we these larger-than-life characters have captured the imagination of the world.

When it comes to superheroes of the Silver Screen, nobody knows more than the masterminds behind the wildly popular Comicstorian YouTube channel. This definitive guide to comic book films divulges behind-the-scenes secrets and the hidden history behind these must-see movies including how, after very rocky beginnings, they shot to the top with DC and Marvel as two of the most important franchises in the industry. If you love The Hulk, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man and are still laughing about Deadpool, look no further. With The Rise of Comic Book Movies, you’ll feel like you are on the film set, walking the halls of Valhalla and in your very own Fortress of Solitude with your favorite reads.

My Take on the Book
This was a great book that offers a fun series of reviews of a ton of comic book movies that cover an array of different movies. I will say that it does cover a few of the movies that you would expect. I loved that the book explores the stories behind the movies. It does not cover a ton of the Marvel movies and maybe that means there will be a second book.

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