Sure superhero films are great, but sometimes its nice when a movie comes out that isn't superhero related. Right? Yeah. So here are 5 comic books that need to be made into movies!
#1. Usagi Yojimbo.
From the great mind of Stan Sakai comes a GREAT comic series,
set primarily at the beginning of the Edo period of Japanese history and features anthropomorphic animals replacing humans. The main character is a rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi, whom Sakai based partially on the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. Usagi wanders the land on a musha shugyo (warrior's pilgrimage), occasionally selling his services as a bodyguard.
Usagi has been featured alongside the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and would make an awesome film. It'd probably be cartoon, but it could also be done with Live-Action/CGI too. If you haven't read this ongoing series, then you should, its a must for any comic loving fan.
A comic book series published by DC Comics's Vertigo imprint beginning in 2002. The series deals with various people from fairy tales and folklore – referring to themselves as "Fables" – who have been forced out of their Homelands by "The Adversary" who has conquered the realm. The Fables have traveled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown. Fables who are unable to blend in with human society (such as monsters and anthropomorphic animals) live at "the Farm" in upstate New York.
Another great comic series that would make an awesome film, possibly even a television series. If you haven't read it, it is also a great one! Just don't let kids get a hold of it.
The series centers on the Bone cousins, white, bald cartoon caricatures.
That's all I'm going to tell you. I read these very early on and loved them. Jeff Smith did an awesome job with this series. This would probably also be a cartoon. But you never know.
Another great one by 'Bone" creator Jeff Smith comes a graphic novel that is about RASL.
A sci-fi noir, it is the story of RASL, an art thief who jumps to parallel universes in attempts to steal famous paintings, but runs into danger as he is pursued by the government.
This had me at the edge of my couch sometimes. Very well done. It would make a great film adaption. Wonderful story, just awesome, you'd love it...hopefully!
#5. Locke and Key.
"Locke & Key" tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know (but they soon will) that a devious demon also wants the keys.
It was originally going to be a FOX T.V. show but the pilot was never aired. At 2014 Comic-Con, comic creator Joe Hill, told all fans that Universal was planning on making this into a trilogy! That is great news, but ever since, no news has surfaced since then. An audio version of the comic is being made. But what we really need is those movies!
If you haven't read this series, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING! and go read this ASAP! I was at the edge of my mind being blown each and every issue, It is a phenomenal series that'll make you cry, yes cry. You are guaranteed to love it, not just because I recommended it.