Mutant Cinema Now Available

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen is now available from Sequart Research & Literacy Organization.

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen

The book, written by Thomas J. McLean, is the second book from Sequart, which previously scored a big hit with Timothy Callahan’s Grant Morrison: The Early Years. Like its predecessor, Mutant Cinema sports a cover by award-winning artist Kevin Colden.

Since X-Men first wowed movie audiences, the film and its sequels have become among the most popular and successful comic book adaptations in Hollywood history. Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen is the definitive unauthorized study of the popular movie saga, tracing its origins, history, and impact from the very first issue of the comic book through the final moments of X-Men: The Last Stand – and beyond.

Within its pages, readers will learn about:

  • The history of X-Men comic books;
  • Previous adaptations, including early cartoon appearances, the successful 1990s animated series, and initial attempts to bring them to the big screen;
  • The development process for each film, including behind-the-scenes stories, interviews with the screenwriters, and details on omitted scenes and storylines;
  • Detailed scene-by-scene examinations of each film and the comic book stories that infuse every aspect of the movies;
  • Critical and fan reception of each film, plus box office performance;
  • What the future may hold for the franchise; and
  • Tips on some essential X-Men reading.

Mutant Cinema is the essential guide to the films for both die-hard fans and newcomers to the series. Comic book fans will enjoy discovering connections to the comics that they didn’t know about, as well as information from the Hollywood side of things. Fans of the movies will find the whole world of X-Men comics opened up for them in an approachable style.

The book can be found through retailers such as Amazon.com.

Legal Disclaimer: X-Men and related characters are trademarks of Marvel Comics. This book is not endorsed by either Marvel Comics or 20th Century-Fox.

About the Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is a non-profit devoted to the study and promotion of comic books as a legitimate art.

About this Series: Despite the enormous success of comic book movies, only a fraction of those movie-goers have explored the original comic books in any depth. Just as with novels adapted into movies, these original comic books are often better than their movie translations, and the differences illuminate both versions. Studying these comics is not only essential to understanding these movies but also helps readers appreciate of the unique medium of comic books.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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