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10 Cult Classic Comic Books That Evolved Into Movies (Emunah's Picks)
I was never into comic books, however I enjoy movies. I was surprised to find out just how many movies were inspired by comic books. Of course many superhero movies got their drive from successful comic books.
Listed are the top 10 comic books that evolved into hit movies and t.v. series.
1. Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing Movie
I was young when the movie "Swamp Thing", came out. I thought it was very interesting, however the only comic book that I knew of at the time was "Archie", in which my mom enjoyed reading. I could never imagine that something as "scary" as the movie Swamp Thing, could be a comic book.
The comic cover displays the Swamp Thing in the process of hurling a women over a fence. That's pretty disturbing. And I don't know how much help the guy is going to be with the stick of fire,I think he's about to make matters worse.
2. Red Sonia
Red Sonja Movie
Red Sonja's character was played by Brigitte Nielsen. Again, I can remember being fairly young watching a beautiful tall women portray a strong warrior role.
The movie was entertaining. Arnold Schwarrzenegger played her love interest in the movie. Yep...I can remember that everyone was very tall in this movie.
Red Sonja Trailer
3. Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon Movie
I am a huge "Flash Gordon", Fan! My dad and I used to watch the t.v. series and I can remember watching the movie as well.
I also loved the theme song back then. Now the theme song gives me a headache if I listen for too long.
However, I was surprised to find out that British Rock Group Queen, sang the theme song.
Flash Gordon 1980 Movie
I'm aware that Superman is a comic book. I am huge Superman fan as well. I enjoyed watching the 1978 version played by Christopher Reeves, and the recent superman movie that came out in 2013 starring Henry Cavill, is very inspirational and exciting to watch as well. And I approve of the updated suit.
1950's Version Starring George Reeves As Superman
Christopher Reeve Man of Steel Trailer
Man of Steel Official Trailer
5. Road To Perdition
The movie, Road To Perdition is a thriller all the way to the end. Starring Tom Hanks who plays Michael O'Sullivan a good father and a family man.
The movie takes place in 1929. Because of the gangster seriousness of the movie, I was surprised to find out that, 'The Road to Perdition' Is a comic book written by Max Allan Collins.
The Road to Perdition
6. Popeye and Wimpy
Popeye The Movie
Popeye The Sailor Man
Popeye The Movie (1980)
8. Little Orphan Annie
Annie the Movie
Little Orphan Annie is not only a comic book, but it also evolved as Broadway Musical and movie. A young Sarah Jessica Parker, landed the part as Annie. There was also a hit movie in the 80's.
There is now a new version of Annie, starring Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis from (Beasts of the Southern Wild) Miss Hannigan is played by (Cameron Diaz). and Daddy Warbucks/Stacks is played by (Jamie Foxx)
A Young Sarah Jessica Parker Land The Role As Annie On Broadway
Annie Movie 1982
Annie Movie Trailer 2014
8. Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace, is a classic t.v. series and movie. I found it interesting how they were able to bring all Dennis's mishaps to life on t.v. and the big screen. You also gotta love that cowlick that Dennis sports throughout the series.
Dennis the Menace Series
Dennis the Menace (1993)
9. Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman Movie
I enjoyed the t.v. series which starred Lynda Carter as, Wonder Woman. This comic book has also evolved into a movie. I have not seen the movie yet, however fans will probably enjoy it.
Wonder Woman Lynda Carter
Wonder Woman Movie Trailer
300 The Movie
The movie, 300, which took place In 480 BC, as King Leonidas of Sparta gathers 300 of his best warriors to fight against the Persian invasion. The movie was intriguing and I'm sure that the comic book follows suit.