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Superhero fiction is a subgenre originating in and most common to American comic books, though it has expanded into other media through adaptations and original works.
The form is a type of speculative fiction examining the adventures of costumed crime fighters known as superheroes, who often possess superhuman powers and battle similarly powered criminals known as supervillains. Occasionally, this type of fiction is referred to as superhuman or super-powered fiction rather than superhero fiction in order to reflect that broader scope of both heroes and villains, as well as cover those characters with enhanced abilities that fall outside the classic superhero/supervillain dichotomy. (Read more...)
Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot, so my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible...
Batman dialogue by Bill Finger
"The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom", Detective Comics
No. 33, 1939.
is a fictional character
created by the artist Bob Kane
and writer Bill Finger
. A comic book superhero
, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics
#27 in May 1939, and since then has appeared in many of DC Comics
’ publications. Batman's secret identity
is Bruce Wayne
, billionaire industrialist
, playboy, and philanthropist
. Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train himself to the peak of physical and intellectual perfection, don a costume, and fight crime. A cultural icon
, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media
, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world such as toys
and video games
. (read more...
"[Watchmen] was considered too dark, too complex, too 'smart'. But the world has changed [after the September 11, 2001 attacks]. I think that the new global climate has finally caught up with the vision that Alan Moore had in 1986. It is the perfect time to make this movie."
David Hayter, in October 2001, on the project's timing
The production of the Watchmen
film based on the original twelve-issue comic book limited series of same name
was a decades-long process. The original comic book series created by writer Alan Moore
, artist Dave Gibbons
, and colorist John Higgins
, was published by DC Comics
between 1986 and 1987. The production process for the film consisted of several false starts and changes in the owners of the film rights, and eventually culminated in the 2009 film
. The graphic novel
's film rights
were acquired by producer Lawrence Gordon
in 1986. Many problems halted the adaptation's development
, with four different studios and various directors and screenwriters being attached to the project through twenty years. In 2006, Zack Snyder
, who at the time was filming another comic book adaptation, 300
, was hired by Warner Bros.
to helm Watchmen
. Filming started in 2007, and following deals with two of the previous companies involved in the development—Paramount Pictures
, responsible for international distribution rights, and 20th Century Fox
, which received the right to part of the gross—the Watchmen
adaptation was finally released on March 2009. (read more...
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