Mutant Cinema Coming Soon

Sequart’s newest book, Thomas J. McLean’s Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen, has gone to press and will be available for purchase soon.

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

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

The book examines the X-Men film trilogy from the ground up and is the definitive unauthorized study of the popular movies, tracing their origins, history, and impact. The book features scene-by-scene examinations of each film and their comic book origins, with additional chapters on the history of X-Men comic books; previous adaptations, including early cartoon appearances, the 1990s animated series, and early attempts to bring them to the big screen; the development process for each film, behind-the-scenes stories, and details on omitted scenes and storylines; critical and fan reception of each film, plus box office performance; and what the future may hold for the franchise.

The book is part of our organization’s continued effort both in promoting comics research and in outreach to non-comics readers. 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 translation, 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.

The book should be available for purchase online in a few weeks. It runs 324 pages and retails for $23.95. Its cover is by Xeric award winner and Sequart house artist Kevin Colden.

Mutant Cinema is our second book since relaunching our book line last year.

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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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Also by Julian Darius:

This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore\'s Miracleman, Book One

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A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

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Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon

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New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics

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When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl

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a short documentary on Chris Claremont's historic run and its influence

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Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews

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Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization

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Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan

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The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby\'s 2001: A Space Odyssey

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The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil

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Everything and a Mini-Series for the Kitchen Sink: Understanding Infinite Crisis

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Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen\'s Legion of Super-Heroes

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And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke

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a feature-length documentary film on celebrated comics writer Warren Ellis

executive producer

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide

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Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

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a documentary on the life and work of celebrated comics writer Grant Morrison

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Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen

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Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes

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