As more and more movies and TV series get made based on Comic Books, there are still a few titles which need to get their turn in the spotlight. This list features series which would be perfect to be made into TV series and would probably gain a huge following from geeks across the web if they did.
A pair of star crossed lovers dealing with War, intrigue, death, and the problems of being new parents are all present in Saga. Marko and Alana are from separate worlds which have been engaged in a long standing war but are in love and want to just raise their daughter Hazel without conflict. Unfortunately for them, people from their past, both of their worlds, and the universe itself just won’t give them a break. Creator Brian K. Vaughan has said the show wasn’t meant for any adaptation other than as a graphic novel but maybe he’ll eventually change his mind.
The Eisner Award winning series about the fable characters of yesterday living in modern day New York would make a perfect TV series. Once Upon A Time showed there is a big audience out there for those who enjoy fairy tale characters. Also, the love story between the Big Bad Wolf and Snow White is one for the ages.
- Howard the Duck
After his reappearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy film, this web footed loud mouth has gotten a new following. Read any of his more recent comics by Chip Zdarsky where he is working as a private investigator in the Marvel Universe (in the same building as She Hulk’s law firm) and you will see why him staring in a TV series is a winning formula. It will be like Jessica Jones but have much more humor in its tone.
Yes, there is recent talk of the creator, Todd McFarlane making another movie but this show would benefit more from being a TV series. Over the years, the series has become dense with the amount of characters and story lines to the point many fans have dropped off. To tell a proper story with these characters it makes more sense to do a TV show. Remember the animated series HBO made in the 90s? It was received much better than the movie ever was.
- Satellite Sam
A murder mystery dripping with sex? What’s not to love? The series follows Michael White, son of the TV Superhero Satellite Sam, who after his father’s death discovers the perverted life his father once lived. This sends Michael down a path to investigate his father’s death while at the same time taking up the Satellite Sam name on the TV show. It would be perfect for a Showtime or FX series where they can push the envelope on their mature content.
Hopefully these shows will eventually get the adaptations they properly deserve. For now, all fans can do is cross their fingers and hope some executive recognizes and gives these comics the chance they rightfully deserve.