Top 10 Graphic Novels Marvel Should Adapt For Their Animated Series
This is a companion piece to an article I wrote, "Relatively Spoiler Free Review Of The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 And Ten DC Graphic Novels They Can Adapt Next:" It has top 10 DC titles that should be adapted if you´d like to check it out. But this is the Top 10 Marvel Graphic Novels I think they should adapt to anime.
This is companion piece to an article I wrote, "Relatively Spoiler Free Review Of The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 And Ten DC Graphic Novels They Can Adapt Next:" It has top 10 DC titles that should be adapted if you´d like to check it out.
Marvel has been way ahead in getting a Marvel movie universe together, now they are reaching phase 2 of their project, all focus seems to be on that. I have complained in former articles that sometimes I believe Marvel Executives are a bit too close to their movies, with the number one object of making them family friendly. Sometimes, I believe, at the expense of quality.
However, I think they should get their animated machine off to a running start in the new year by adapting some of their darker more adult graphic novels, and, also appealing to the teenage market, by adapting some of their tween X-men titles, that I found really fun when I was a teenager.
I think this could be a bold move to make to really promote phase 2.
Here are the top 10 titles I think they should look into.
10) World War Hulk
World War Hulk is as exciting and epic as a story can get, Sentry Vs the Hulk would look absolutely mind blowing in animation if directed right. I love this run, and I love The Hulk, they already did the first part of this story, I think it´s time for the epic conclusion.
9)Generation X: Phalanx Covernent And Generation X: Vol 1
Loved this title as a teen. It was really fun and had some characters with cool and even off the charts powers. I also think it´s time for the incredibly hot M to be introduced to the world of moving pictures. One other thing it was one of the most racially diverse casts of a comic relating to the X-men, so I think it will have broad appeal.
Another epic Marvel mash up. Marvel have really wanted to get knowledge about more minor characters out, this could be a great 3 part story to achieve that.
This is a great story, which added a very original female character to the Marvel universe. Jennifer Jones, has a lot of demons in her past and things she must come to terms with, a former superhero turned private eye, her adventures through the world of Marvel, which, give us insights into the possible pasts of such characters as Captain America, Dare Devil and more.
A great series I story I recommend it. And it would be a bold move for Marvel to animate it.
I haven´t read this one, but it comes highly recommended. It seems Like one to appeal to teens. It’s a bunch of kids on the run from their parents who are Super villains, on the way they discover their own powers as well.
5)Daredevil Man Without Fear
Its Frank Miller´s Dare Devil need I say more.
4)Astonishing X-Men Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon´s AXM was a really fun comic, with a great take on some classic X characters. Also had some of the wittiest, wild fire banter you will get in the X-Men.
3)Captain Britain: Crooked World
This was an Alan Moore comic, from the 80´s. It was a fun comic, again with all the Moore wit and insight you´d expect. Pure genius.
2)Ghost Rider Road To Damnation
This is another I haven´t read but that comes highlñy recommended. Always like Ghost Rider and god knows the world needs to shown he´s cool again after Mr. Cages treatment.
1) Gambit And Rogue As Companion Pieces:
I think these are two of the great X-men characters. Every bit as interesting if perhaps a bit less popular than Wolverine. However, studio execs believed they couldn´t have more than one bad ass we root for in a film, so they made Wolverine that guy, Rogue a wimp and Gambit, not even in the running. What a shame because the chemistry between these two has always been great, I hope in future they correct this in the movies, but until then how about an animated companion piece, charting both their journey´s to the X-men. Kind of a star crossed lover tale.
I´d love to see it myself.
Let me know what you think of my choices and if theirs any you´d like to see.
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