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Old 11-10-2012, 08:40 PM
top ten comic book films you'd like to see happen

pretty straight forward, top ten things you'd like to see translated to film/TV. Been kinda slow posting, so thought I'd post this topic to kick around:

10) Daredevil - the Devil in Cell Block D/The Devil his due - Daredevil has a bad rap. The character is unbelieveably cool, with a solid rogue's gallery. However, people, in the general public, have lost interest (if there ever was any) after the Ben Affleck movie. I think Daredevil deserves another shot, and the Ed Brubaker written story where Matt Murdoch goes to jail is one of the best.

9) X-men - Dark Phoenix - I want a REAL Dark Phoenix saga, not some made up shit that last three minutes and consists of Jean Grey looking pissed into a camera (which she didn't do very well)

8) Batman HUSH - this was the book that resurrected DC Comics after the near death of the industry in the 1990s. HUSH has plenty of critics, but those critics (every single one of them) were running to the LCS to get the latest issue when it was coming out. In other words, you may hate it, but everyone read it.

7) Green Lantern - Blackest Night - The best selling Geoff Johns story was hinted at in the Ryan Reynolds movie. Just cut the crap and give us the stories we really want to see: Manhunters and Cyborg Superman -> Sinestro Corps War -> Blackest Night -> The war of light -> 3rd army.

6) AvX - the best crossover Marvel has done in the last decade, IMHO. Everyone, all these years, whose read about Scott Summers knew that this was going to be his fate someday, it was the only logical conclusion.

5) Batman - Death of the Family - I've read exactly one issue of this crossover, and I can already tell its going to be a classic. That first issue of Batman was one of the most incredible first issues I've read, and sold me for the whole run. Do yourself a favor and pick it up, only, you can't, because the issue sold out before it even hit the rack. So pick up a second printing. Reading Scott Synder's work is like reading someone who will become one of the greatest of all time while he was still young.

4) Legends of the Dark Knight - this is my idea for an ensemble Batman story, basically do a story about Batman and all the citizens, both good and bad, of Gotham City. Go deep into and flesh out the mythology.

3) Captain America - Winter Soldier - done right, this can be the greatest thing of all time. When Brubaker first started on it, there was, ahem, a lot of resistance (people hated the idea) but Brubaker's skill made it one of the greatest Marvel stories ever. The film has that kind of upside, whether it taps it remains to be seen.

2) Superman - The last days of Krypton - my idea for a Superman origin story, go back to the very beginning, go back to Krypton, and show exactly how its destroyed. Everyone knows it is, nobody knows how exactly. (maybe the mystery is part of the charm, and this is something better left unexplored) It also gets around doing a Superman movie that may be boring because Supes is too powerful: on Krypton, nobody has superpower.

1) Batman - Gotham Central - IMHO, the single greatest missed opportunity in the history of TV. Years ago, Brubaker and Rucka pitched the show to the networks, who passed. Think CSI, but with Supervillians. Think a city where a regular beat cop can go from board with checking out a lead one minute, to, the very next, staring down the barrel of Mr. Freeze's Gun. Gotham Central was a book that ran for 40 something odd issues and featured the Gotham City PD, doing the best they can in a city ruled by Batman and the Joker. It was a tremendously interesting concept, and the book was decorated and award winning. Why no one picked it up for the obvious, episodic TV, and why certain other things do make the cut, is something I'll never understand.

So, that's my list, discuss.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:19 PM
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2) Superman - The last days of Krypton - my idea for a Superman origin story, go back to the very beginning, go back to Krypton, and show exactly how its destroyed. Everyone knows it is, nobody knows how exactly. (maybe the mystery is part of the charm, and this is something better left unexplored) It also gets around doing a Superman movie that may be boring because Supes is too powerful: on Krypton, nobody has superpower.
Good call boss. I fucking love Superman and would love to see a story like this. While I know the upcoming Man of Steel movie isn't going to go into much detail on this (at least I'm assuming it won't) I still have hopes it'll be a good flick. And this is coming from someone who LOVED Superman Returns as well!

But yeah, on Krypton everyone was the same... Could really delve into the Superman mythos for sure. Good idea!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Preacher - I would love to see an HBO series based off of this.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:53 PM
They kinda screw any potential they had with the Dark Phoenix Saga in X3.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:34 AM
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Preacher - I would love to see an HBO series based off of this.
This...Preacher is an awesome read
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:02 AM
Swamp Thing - The old movies are nothing like the comics. The comics are thought provoking, scary, and at times touching. Reboot it with it's EC comics horror roots firmly intact and make it something truly exceptional and unique. Although I think it'll be hard to get audiences in on seeing a plant-man go through an existential crisis....one could hope.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:54 AM
Transmetropolitan would make an awesome series. It'd be interesting to see who they cast as Spider Jerusalem.

Same goes for 100 Bullets, which (at least for the issues I've read) is already very episodic. Clint Eastwood would kick ass as Agent Graves, but since he'd probably never do it, I'd go with Stephen Lang.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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Preacher - I would love to see an HBO series based off of this.
this. Preacher is one of the greatest of all time, and demands a HBO series. Its one of those things that you read and its so irrereverant and so blasphemous, but you can't put the book down and you always find yourself wanting more.
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