I’ve got a new article up at AMC this week, Five Super-Surprising Comic-Book Adaptations, in which I discuss some films that were less-notably based on comics than the usual suspects:
Pop quiz: name some movies based on comic books. Go!
If you’re like 99 percent of the general population, you just rattled off Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, and Iron Man. If you happen to be a certified geek — a club of which I proudly call myself a member — you might even correctly cite some lesser-known properties like Watchmen, Wanted, and Hellboy. But yours truly has gone a step further, analyzing the meteoric rise of comic-book adaptations and plumbing the murky depths of history’s more obscure adaptations. The result is a set of movies that you probably didn’t know were based on comic books because, with few exceptions, the characters don’t wear tights.
Read the rest of the article at the AMC TV Blog.