It seems that nowadays just about every single Comic is being adapted into a film or a TV series. Not only those from Marvel and DC but those from the Indie companies, from Mark Millar signing an exclusive deal with Netflix to Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg adapting Preacher and The Boys for Amazon Prime. So with that in mind we take a dive into our long boxes and think about what we think might be coming next.
5. Extremity by Daniel Warren Johnson & Mike Spicer
Daniel Warren Johnson’s Extremity is a hyper-violent Sci-Fi epic about Hope. It follows Thea the daughter of a clan leader, who’s life and family is torn apart by a rival clan. It’s a story of revenge and the effects that war and genocide can have on the young caught up in it. Extremity is a gorgeous comic with some of the most dynamic action you’ll see put to page in recent years. With only two collected volumes to read, it’s fairly brief but the world is so vast and detailed that it would be amazing to adapt to TV.
4. Babyteeth by Donny Cates, Garry Brown & Mark Englert
Sadie Ritter is 16 years, 9 months pregnant and doesn’t know what to do. Being a teenage mother is difficult enough but hopefully with the support of her family she’ll get through it. Oh, wait. The baby is the Antichrist and will break open the barriers between our world and the demonic planes to unleash eternal suffering of humankind. Babyteeth is an epic horror comic with unexpected twists, assassins, secret demon cults and crazy chase scenes. With horror series experiencing a renaissance Babyteeth would be a perfect addition to any late night binge.
3. Wytches by Scott Snyder, Jock & Matt Hollingsworth
Sticking with the horror goodness, Wytches is one of the finest Horror Comics ever put to page. From the incredible Scott Snyder and with art from legendary Jock, it tells the story of the Rook family and is easily one of the most horrific comics I’ve ever read. From traditional scares and uneasiness when monsters slowly appear, to being freaked out by the choices made by humans. Wytches is a comic that sticks with you for weeks after reading it and would be an amazing addition to perhaps Blumhouse or Jordan Peele’s MonkeyPaw Productions. Back in 2014 Plan B purchased the rights to a film adaptation but have been sleeping on what could be a hit.
2. Monstress by Majorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Now soon we’ll all be in mourning for the end of Game of Thrones, but we’re already thinking about what could take it’s place. The answer to that could very well be MONSTRESS. The Eisner award winning epic from Marjorie Liu is one of the greatest comics of the past year and is gaining popularity with each issue. Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both. It’s only a matter of time before one of the big studios pick up this comic for an adaptation, so in the meantime get reading.
1. Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chiang & Matt Wilson
One of the biggest breakthrough series of the past few years Paper Girls has it all. It tells the story of four 12 year old newspaper delivery girls in the early hours of Halloween 1988. Together they uncover the story of a life time that finds them in the middle of an invasion from a mysterious force from the future. From this the girls become unwillingly caught up in a conflict between two warring time traveler factions. With the world drunk on Stranger Things fever, the time for an incredible female led nostalgic sci-fi show is now! Paper Girls is a comic that connected with so many and would only connect with more if it were adapted to film or TV.
What do you think should be adapted into TV or Film? Is there a comic that you simply can’t believe that we’ve left off our list? Let us know in the Comments below.