11 Graphic Novels That Should Be Turned Into Movies


Another summer in the books, another summer of somewhat pleasing comic book movies. Wonder Woman was good! So was Spiderman! Guardians of the Galaxy was…a movie! What’s next? Oh no. Don’t say it.

Justice League. [cue the sound of failure from The Price is Right]

All we’re saying is there are tons of great indie comics and obscure graphic novels that would make awesome movies that aren’t necessarily about super-powered people. So that’s what we’re talking about on this week’s podcast.

Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked’s resident comic experts Michael Swaim and Randall Maynard to pitch movie versions of 11 of their favorite un-adapted comics, including the Jodorowsky/Moebius collaboration that Luc Besson should’ve made before Valerian, a graphic novel that’s Casper the Friendly Ghost meets Lord of the Rings, and the Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) series that should get a adapted next.

Footnotes:

Road to Perdition (Max Allan Collins)

A History of Violence (John Wagner, Vince Locke)

Bone (Jeff Smith)

Scud: The Disposable Assassin (Rob Schrab, Dan Harmon, Mondy Carter, Jack Grey)

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Chris Ware)

Soulwind (Scott Morse)

Invincible (Robert Kirkman, Corey Walker, Ryan Ottley)

Asterios Polyp (David Mazzucchelli)

Pride of Baghdad (Brian K Vaughan, Niko Henrichon)

Ganges (Kevin Huizenga)

Superman: Red Son (Mark Millar, Dave Johnson)

Bear Story (Short Film)

Understanding Comics (Scott McCloud)

Eightball (Daniel Clowes)

The Incal (Alejandro Jodorowski, Moebius)

The Elongated Man (John Broome, Gardner Fox)

The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century (Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons)

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (Brian Augustyn, Mike Mignola)

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