The Evolution of Comic Book Movies: An Exploration and Implementation of Comic Books in Academia

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Rogers, Michael C.
Film and Media Studies; Radio; Television
project description
The following paper outlines my Capstone, which centers on the creation and implementation of a course focusing on the academic study and consumption of comic book movies and the comics they are based on. The study of this medium has been absent from classrooms for too long, and so, in the pages that follow, I have included a syllabus, sample lesson plans, and a detailed exploration of comic books and the films they inspire in an academic setting. This paper includes research, analysis, and insight detailing the exploits of the class I taught in Fall 2013, HNR 210: The Evolution of the Comic Book Movie, and the aftermath and continued effects of the project today.