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Comic books that should be adapted for the big screen.

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Trough the years, I’ve read some comics books that felt like if I was watching a movie such as Frank Millers Sin City & Marvel The Ultimate’s (which Marvel just released The Avengers movie based on that book)  I’ve written down a short list below of comic books that to me, are obvious choices to be  adapted for a television series or for the big screen. Also, if your are looking for some good comic books to read, that list is golden.

 

Television adaptation:

Y: The last man

Publish by DC comics/ Vertigo

Written by Brian K. Vaughan drawn by Pia Guerra

On a Wednesday morning in July of 2002, all the male species on Earth dies except Yorick Brown, a amateur escape artist and is monkey Ampersand. What save them for the plague? Is the talisman Yorick had just acquired for is girl friend or maybe is new acquire Capuchin monkey? We follow is quest as he try to reunited himself with is girl friend that is currently in Australia. With the help of some new friends, Yorick will try to survive a dangerous journey after the down fall of society.

 

Rising Stars

Publish by Image Comics/Top Cow

Written by Michael j Straczynski

A comet pass over a small town causing all the new born to be gifted and shared a common bond. The story tells  the tales of the Special and how they rise and fall. One really good take on “What if ” super hero existed in the real world.

 

Midnight Nation

Publish by Image comics/Top Cow

Written by Michael j Straczynski art by Gary Frank

David Grey, a police officer is investigating a murder, when he track down the potential murderer, he touch’s a strange man and lost a part a himself and seems to have as fallen trough the cracks of society. He will need to travel a long road to try to get back what was stolen from him.

 

Supreme Power

Publish by Marvel

Written by Michael j Straczynski art by Gary Frank

What if Superman was raise by the government instead of is loving adopting parents? Amazing art and a great story line.

 

 

Preacher 

Publish by DC comics/ Vertigo

Written by Garth Ennis art by Steve Dillon

We follow the adventure of Jesse Custer, An small town alcoholic preacher and Cassidy a Irish vampire. Jesse as hit the bottom of the barrel concerning is religious belief but everything changes when suddenly  is possesses by the Genesis entity and give him a very special power, the voice of God. This series will never be made because of the Catholicism bashing it gets and all the other crazy stuff that goes down in that epic adventure, just go & read it.

 

Movie adaptation:

 

Ronin

Publish by Dc Comics

Written and drawn by Frank Miller Colors by Lynn Varley

We witness the reincarnation of Ozaki, a Samurai warrior from feudal japan into the 22nd century to battle an evil spirit. A really good graphic Novel that would really make a great movie  because of the way our society is turning today with technologies & myths.

 

Old Man Logan

Publish by Marvel

Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven

In a not too distant future, the superheroes as fallen, the villains as won. Most of them died in battle.  Very few of them are alive, Logan A.K.A the Wolverine is one of them, trying to live a quiet peaceful life with is family, but every month, The Banners come make a visit and beat the hell out of him to remind him who is charge now. Logan is broke and he as issue paying the Banners. Hawk Eyes, need’s a driver to deliver a pay load all the way to the others side of the country.

 

Wanted

Publish by Image comics/Top Cow

Written by Marc Millar art by  J. G. Jones

The Killer of all Killers  finally gets a bullet  between the eyes. the organization decide to train is low life with no self-esteem son to replace him. Well this was already adapted for a movie but it was such a disgrace for the original  comic book, they just had to follow the comic book page by page, chapter by chapter, how hard can this be?

 

 

 

Superior

Publish by Marvel/ Icon

Written by Marc Millar art by Leinil Francis Yu

Simon Pooni a handicap kid is given the powers and appearance of  a Super Hero Movie Icon.  Superior is a great story about human weakness and the constant battle between good and evil.