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'Coming Home to "Legacy"': Marvel's Problem with History (2022)
Book Chapter
Flanagan, M. (2022). 'Coming Home to "Legacy"': Marvel's Problem with History. In D. L. Alexander, M. Goodrum, & P. Smith (Eds.), Drawing the Past: Comics and the Historical Imagination, Vol. 1. (1). Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi

Re-reading Alan Moore's "lost" essay on Stan Lee and Marvel Comics (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Flanagan, M. (2020, July). Re-reading Alan Moore's "lost" essay on Stan Lee and Marvel Comics. Presented at International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference (IGNCC 2020), UAL - London and online

When Marvel UK’s The Daredevils anthology began publication under editor Bernie Jaye in the early 1980s, Alan Moore was a central contributor for several issues. Presenting its flagship character Captain Britain with art by Alan Davis, (alongside rep... Read More about Re-reading Alan Moore's "lost" essay on Stan Lee and Marvel Comics.

“Things are complicated” : Paul Cornell at Marvel and DC (2017)
Journal Article
Flanagan, M. (2017). “Things are complicated” : Paul Cornell at Marvel and DC. Authorship (Gent), 6(2), https://doi.org/10.21825/aj.v6i2.7701

Paul Cornell’s work for the ‘Big Two’ U.S. comic publishers transfers a distinctly British (mostly English) sensibility into a field where cues normally revolve around American cultural iconography and values. The key to his authorship is Cornell’s h... Read More about “Things are complicated” : Paul Cornell at Marvel and DC.

The Marvel Studios phenomenon : inside a transmedia universe (2016)
Book
Flanagan, M., Livingstone, A., & McKenny, M. (2016). The Marvel Studios phenomenon : inside a transmedia universe. New York: Bloomsbury

Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from Iron Man (2008) to the record-breaking The Avengers (2012), and beyond. Having announced plans to extend its production of connected texts in cinem... Read More about The Marvel Studios phenomenon : inside a transmedia universe.

Conclusion (2016)
Book Chapter
Flanagan, M. (2016). Conclusion. In The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe (197-206). New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic

Having identified a number of important features to the Marvel Studios approach - as its ‘cinematic universe’ escalates, with television the latest frontier - it might seem unstoppable. But even as Marvel Studios renews ideas about how Hollywood can... Read More about Conclusion.

Chapter 7 : ‘A little old-fashioned…’ : Marvel Studios and Pixar (2016)
Book Chapter
Marvel Studios and Pixar. In The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe (159-176). New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic

Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from 'Iron Man' (2008) to the record-breaking 'The Avengers' (2012) and beyond. Having announced plans to extend its production of connected texts acros... Read More about Chapter 7 : ‘A little old-fashioned…’ : Marvel Studios and Pixar.

Chapter 5 : Teams/screens (2016)
Book Chapter
Flanagan, M. (2016). Chapter 5 : Teams/screens. In The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe (119-136). New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic

Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from 'Iron Man' (2008) to the record-breaking 'The Avengers' (2012) and beyond. Having announced plans to extend its production of connected texts acros... Read More about Chapter 5 : Teams/screens.

Chapter 1 : ‘Films lead policy’ : Marvel's industrial (R)evolution and the birth of a studio (2016)
Book Chapter
Marvel's industrial (R)evolution and the birth of a studio. In The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic

Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from 'Iron Man' (2008) to the record-breaking 'The Avengers' (2012) and beyond. Having announced plans to extend its production of connected texts acros... Read More about Chapter 1 : ‘Films lead policy’ : Marvel's industrial (R)evolution and the birth of a studio.

Chapter 4 : Captains America (2016)
Book Chapter
Flanagan, M. (2016). Chapter 4 : Captains America. In The Marvel Studios Phenomenon: Inside a Transmedia Universe (97-118). New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic

Marvel Studios has provided some of the biggest worldwide cinematic hits of the last eight years, from 'Iron Man' (2008) to the record-breaking 'The Avengers' (2012) and beyond. Having announced plans to extend its production of connected texts acros... Read More about Chapter 4 : Captains America.

"Half Gandalf, Half Mr. Kipling" : Paul Cornell at Marvel and DC (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Flanagan, M. (2014, October). "Half Gandalf, Half Mr. Kipling" : Paul Cornell at Marvel and DC. Presented at Transitions 5 (Conference), Birkbeck University of London

Paul Cornell’s work for the ‘big two’ U.S. publishers transfers a distinctly British (mainly, but not exclusively, English) sensibility into a field where the centre of cultural gravity, in terms of tropes and iconography, tends to be the USA. Corne... Read More about "Half Gandalf, Half Mr. Kipling" : Paul Cornell at Marvel and DC.

'Captain America : the first Avenger' (2011) - review essay. Joe Johnston and Marvel Studios uncover an antique (2014)
Journal Article
Flanagan, M. (2014). 'Captain America : the first Avenger' (2011) - review essay. Joe Johnston and Marvel Studios uncover an antique. Scope (Nottingham), 17-24

Although paving the continuity road towards 'The Avengers' (Joss Whedon, 2012), 'CA:TFA' is as interesting for the ways in which it differs from the previous four Marvel Cinematic Universe films as for its similiarities and connections with them. Thu... Read More about 'Captain America : the first Avenger' (2011) - review essay. Joe Johnston and Marvel Studios uncover an antique.