Dr. Liam Burke is a media studies lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology. His research expertise includes Comic Books, Cinema, Adaptation Studies, Irish Culture and the Digital Age. After working for a number of Irish arts organisations including the Irish Film & Televisions Awards, Liam completed a PhD in comic book film adaptations at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was the lead researcher and programmer of the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, which was held in Dublin in June 2012. Past publications include articles in the journals Participations, Adaptation and Estudios Irlandeses, as well as the Pocket Essential Superhero Movies. Intellect Books published his edited collection, Fan Phenomena: Batman, in August, and he is currently working on a book length study of comic book film adaptations with the University Press of Mississippi.