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Old February 23 2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Five Comics To Take the Plunge into TV Land

Name five comic book series that you feel would be better suited as TV shows.
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Old February 23 2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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Kammandi
Sandman
Preacher
Martha Washington
The Avengers
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Old February 23 2010, 05:35 PM   #3
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Ms. Marvel.

Obvious Hermiod is obvious.
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Old February 23 2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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The Green Hornet did not originate as a comic book, but it has been published as one. I think it would be perfectly viable as a TV series, as it was during the 1960's.
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Old February 23 2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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Larry Gronick's Cartoon History Of The Universe
Alien Legion
Spider Man
Vapirella
Groo The Wanderer
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Old February 23 2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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Daredevil
Ultimate Spider-Man
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD
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Old February 23 2010, 10:24 PM   #7
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Only one...

Astro Freakin' City!

Astro City.

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Old February 23 2010, 10:52 PM   #8
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Fables (it even comes with its own spin-off, Jack of Fables)
Gotham Central (but only if they're allowed to use Batman, which has always been the sticking point)
Starman
Daredevil
Astro City
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Old February 23 2010, 11:58 PM   #9
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Re: Five Comics To Take the Plunge into TV Land

I want to add Sleeper. The boys, and preacher would be wild but no studio in their right mind would want to tackle that.

I think the key for comics to transition into TV land, is comics which don't require a lot of CGI and spandex.
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Old February 24 2010, 12:50 AM   #10
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Wow! Great minds think alike! I've been wanting to see a film or TV version of this character for years, so I agree.
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Old February 24 2010, 01:04 AM   #11
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Wow! Great minds think alike! I've been wanting to see a film or TV version of this character for years, so I agree.
Me too.
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Old February 24 2010, 01:49 AM   #12
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Hellblazer

Surprised it hasn't happened before. Seems to me like it could be the perfect example of an episodic supernatural TV show. But maybe British channels haven't been looking for a supernatural horror/drama series.
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Old February 24 2010, 02:22 AM   #13
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Brian Vaughn and Tony Harris' excellent series Ex Machina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_Machina_(comics) ) about a former super-hero who is elected Mayor of New York City. Would probably work best on HBO or Showtime.
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Old February 24 2010, 04:37 AM   #14
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She-Hulk. I mean hey you got a hot looking green chick, she's a lawyer, her clothes rip easily and she's got the silliest rogues gallery ever! Not to mention Marvel films has the rights to the Hulk so they could have Brucey or just the Hulk without Puny Banner show up, they could even have RDJr cameo/guest star as Tony Stark or Iron Man's voice/HUD during an episode or something.

I'd adapt the original Byrne series and a little of the more current one.

I'd keep the fourth wall breaks. That's what makes it kinda fun too.

It'd be like WWE meets Ally McBeal meets the Incredibles meets reality TV
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Old February 24 2010, 12:18 PM   #15
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Brian Vaughn and Tony Harris' excellent series Ex Machina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_Machina_(comics) ) about a former super-hero who is elected Mayor of New York City. Would probably work best on HBO or Showtime.
Y: The Last Man by Vaughn would also make for some good TV.
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