Academics Discuss their Book – Marvel Comics into Film – and the Secret Origins of the MCU

Sequart - Nicholas Yanes: Since we last talked, you two just published your book on the Joker. What’s happened since then? Have either of you been awarded for your good looks? Robert Moses Peaslee: Sadly, no. But we have been really gratified by the response to the Joker book. It’s a testament to the quality of writing and diversity of ideas presented by our incredible lineup of contributors Robert Weiner: No, but the Joker book has come out in paperback.

Matthew J. McEniry is an assistant metadata librarian at Texas Tech University and describes digital manuscripts for online discovery. Robert Moses Peaslee is an associate professor and chair of Journalism and Electronic Media at the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. Robert G. Weiner is humanities/popular culture librarian at Texas Tech University. Wanting to understand the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, McEniry, Peaslee, and Weiner have joined forces to produce the book Marvel Comics into Film: Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s.

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