Terrence Wandtke | Communication Arts Department | Judson University Christian College
Terry Wandtke

Terrence Wandtke Profile

Contact Information

Name:Terrence Wandtke
Department:Film and Digital Media, Dept. Chair
Phone Number:847-628-1066
Office Location:HWAC 409


Ph.D., 2002, Saint Louis University
M.A., 1995, Truman State University
B.A., 1994, Northeast Missouri State University

Expertise / Involvements

Director of the Imago Film Festival
Chair of the Comics and Comic Art area for the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Member of editorial board for the Christianity and Communication Studies Network


The Dark Night Returns: The Resurgence of Crime Comics. Rochester: RIT Graphics Press, 2014.
The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012.

Ed Brubaker: Conversations. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
The Amazing Transforming Superhero: Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film, and Television. Jefferson: McFarland, 2007.

"Frank Miller's Sin City: The Hard Goodbye: Reclaiming (but Not Redeeming) the Outlaw." Critical Insights: The Graphic Novel. Ed. Gary Hoppenstand.  Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2014.
“A History of Christian Film Festivals: Film Festival as Evangelical Experience.” Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel, Vol, 3. Ed. Robert Woods. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2012.
“Saints, Artists, and Christian Political Activism: Scrutinizing the Assault on Controversial Art.” Prism 9 (2002).
“The Vampire and the Dream of Virtual Reality: Highlander the Series as Cultural Conflict.” Popular Culture Review 9 (1998).

Professional Societies or Affiliations

Modern Language Association
Popular Culture Association

Recommended Links

Encyclopedia Mythica: http://www.pantheon.org/
Grand Comics Database: http://www.comics.org/
Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World