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The Perils of Strip Mining

Sabin, Roger (2008) The Perils of Strip Mining. Sight & Sound, 18 (8). pp. 24-27. ISSN 0037-4806

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Sabin, Roger

Comic books such as Batman, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk are a rich source for Hollywood blockbusters but what has Hollywood done for comics and what will the creators of comics do when the adaptation booms ends? The essay also covered film versions of alternative comics (American Splendor, Ghost World, etc.) and the way in which synergistic marketing has changed the media landscape.

Official Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/issue/200808
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Roger Sabin

Research Interests

Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.
Current Research

Currently completing one book and co-authoring two others. The sole-authored book is about 19th century ‘funny papers’/comics, and in particular the character 'Ally Sloper', the first comics superstar. The other two concern TV crime drama: one is about The Wire, and one about the history of the genre. Also, various smaller-scale projects involving comics, graphic novels, manga and other areas listed above.

Previous books include: As Author: Comics, Comics and Graphic Novels (Phaidon); Adult Comics: An Introduction (Routledge); The Lasting of the Mohicans (University Press of Mississippi – co-authored with Martin Barker). As Editor: Punk Rock: So What? (Routledge); Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics 1976-Now (Codex - with Teal Triggs); The Movie Book (Phaidon – with Michael Newton).

Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: BFI Publishing
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: August 2008
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 11:52
Item ID: 2365
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2365

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