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What forms of comic adaptations work best?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2018

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Comic books have long been a popular form of media. While their popularity declined slightly in the past, the industry is now more popular than ever. No longer are the comic book characters and story plots exclusive to comic books but have also been used to inspire many other types of media.
Comic books have provided inspiration for movies for decades now. However, this trend appears to have skyrocketed in recent years with numerous superhero movies being released annually. Last year, Logan, Wonder Woman why-wonder-woman-broke-through/ and Thor were a few released. In these movies, the directors are able to develop the characters even more. Audiences are mesmerized by the special powers of the characters as well as their adventures. These movie adaptations have also helped to sell even more comic books.
The gaming industry uses aspects of pop culture to inspire game design. Naturally, comic book characters have been featured in many types of games. One example is the game, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance for Xbox and PlayStation. Drawing on the Avengers characters, gamers have many options when selecting their avatar. Slot machine games playable on smartphones have also been inspired by comic books including Ironman 3.
TV Shows
The television industry is also capitalizing on the popularity of comic books by creating television shows loosely based on the stories. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Super Girl and Lucifer are some shows currently airing. Streaming services like Netflix have also developed their own original TV shows based on comic. For instance, Daredevil and Jessica Jones are based on characters that use their powers for good. Traditional television networks also have long running shows based on comic books. The popular Walking Dead series is an excellent example, already in its 7th season with no signs of decreasing popularity. Riverdale is a newer television series based on the classic Archie comic book series.
The variety of media has helped to increase the interest in comic books and their stories. This current trend shows no signs of dying down anytime soon.



Ozoneocean at 8:12PM, Feb. 7, 2018

On the subject of books retconned to follow movies: that happened with James Bone- Flemming made his dad Scottish top follow the films with Connery acting. And Bravo says the same thing happened with the Sharp stories.

Abt_Nihil at 4:37AM, Feb. 5, 2018

I've found superhero comics to usually be more interesting than the movies... the movies tend to offer the more fun, easily digestable fare, but in the comics chances are that writers and artists can experiment more. I also agree with what jerrie said... I think on the Marvel side it's currently the case with Guardians of the Galaxy and the Defenders.

Ozoneocean at 10:25PM, Feb. 4, 2018

Is it a case of the old "the book was better than the movie" scenario do you think? I'd hate it if a classic book that got turned into a movie was then retconned to follow the film, that would be bizarre!

jerrie at 2:11PM, Feb. 4, 2018

the movies and TV adaptions are ok. what pisses me off, as a comics fan, is that every time a movie comes out, the comic company turns around ,and tries to make their comic like a movie or tv show...or they friggin retcon their comics to death.WHY? the whole reason they MADE the damned because they thought the comic was great, but for whatever reason, folks want comics now, to flow like a movie or tv show. I get real tired of that, so fed up,that I follow web and indy comics more than I follow Marvel and DC these days. comics are a literary medium. you cant make them like a movie. it doesn't work. in my opinion. its frustrating trying to read a Marvel or DC comic, and after I'm done, I dont know what the story is! maybe I'm just too old, and stuck in the eighties comics world.

usedbooks at 11:37AM, Feb. 4, 2018

I watch an occasional superhero movie, but I hate super serious/dark stuff so it has to stand alone as an amusing action movie. I don't follow any superhero comics because I don't like the genre. (I love most Marvel movies though.) Telltale games released a Batman game, which was fun. I love interactive stories, so I will play story games even with tones or genres I usually won't sit through a movie of. -- And I will play/watch the Lego version of anything.

Ozoneocean at 7:24AM, Feb. 4, 2018

Haha! There are just too many more me to keep track of :)

KimLuster at 6:36AM, Feb. 4, 2018

Movies are the only adaptions I'm fanatic about! Don't really play any of the games, and while I think I'd like the TV shows, adding more to my weekly lineup is realizable! But Movies...!! Everyone that comes out I can't wait to go see! Black Panther a'comin'... Yaaaaayyy!!

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