Marvel at the Movies: 1977-1998 (Kindle Edition)

April 17, 2015 – MARVEL AT THE MOVIES: 1977 – 1998

In 1977 the first Marvel live-action production hit the airwaves as The Amazing Spider-Man crawled up walls and into our living rooms! The following 21 years were filled with ups (a few) and downs (a lot), but as the new century lingered on the horizon, Marvel had finally figured out how to make their properties work in live-action features, beginning with Blade!

Paul Brian McCoy has painstakingly gone back and watched all of the Marvel live-action productions from 1977 to 1998, taken notes, done a little extra research and has put together a film-by-film breakdown of what worked, what didn’t, and tried to figure out why in each case. Marvel at the Movies (1977-1998) features discussions of:

The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)
The Incredible Hulk (1977)
The Incredible Hulk: A Death in the Family (1977)
Doctor Strange (1978)
Captain America (1979)
Captain America: Death Too Soon (1979)
Howard the Duck (1986)
The Punisher (1989)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)
Captain America (1990)
The Fantastic Four (1994)
Generation X (1996)
Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)
Blade (1998)

So cue up your VCRs — if you still have VCRs — and settle back to relive the wonders of Marvel’s low-budget feature-length live-action television and film experiments and see where the wonders of today originated.


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