There are comics that have gone unnoticed, but they would be great movies. The film industry has found in comics a great vein to pull from, a thread to be able to go on grabbing and grabbing… and grabbing. Do you know the best of everything? This trend is far from over and still has a lot of potential.
All things considered, if we take the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Comics movies out of the equation, very few comics have succeeded beyond the two big franchises. There are few exceptions, some of them as extraordinary as The Boys. But what about in movies? What comics could we have in the cinema and would be a huge triumph?
These are the 5 comics that the producers have surprisingly not noticed but that would make great movies:
Black Hammer Stray Bullets Blackhand Ironhead Return to Eden Laura Dean has left me again
Work of the great Jeff Lemire, Black Hammer is one of those truly amazing superhero comics.. Six retired superheroes have been trapped for a decade on a mysterious farm from which they cannot escape. In time, they saved Spiral City from destruction, but they disappeared, were presumed dead, and were eventually forgotten.
For most, they have become urban legends. However, as they use their super abilities to survive in this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger is trying to draw them back into action.
Work by David Lapham, Stray Bullets is a point-blank shot full of cynicism, nihilism and bad slime. More things happen on the street, some of them irreversible. Virginia is one of the many stray cannons that populate this modern classic of crime literature.
A mosaic of intersecting stories about people about to lose control and do horrible things to other people.
Work of Zaragoza David López, Blackhand Ironhead would be a superhero movie with a fresh and modern twist. A story that talks about the relationship between the old and the new, but also about nostalgia, family and politics.
Alexia wants to become the greatest superhero of all time, but she has a problem: her father, who goes by the name Iron Head, is already the greatest hero of all time, and with the Foundation, he has forever eliminated the criminality, or at least that’s what they say. And she will soon discover that she has an even bigger problem.
Amy, a tough and angry girl who wants to settle accounts with the past so she can open a door to her future. And, yes, she is also the daughter of a superheroine, who responds to the name of Mano Negra. The fate of the two girls is about to cross and sparks are going to fly.
return to eden
Work of the great Paco Roca, Return to Eden would be an extraordinary dramatic film that would mark many generations. Based on a family photo from 1946 on the old Nazareth beach in the Valencian capital, Paco Roca draws a fresco on post-war Spain through one of those humble families with serious problems in accessing a livelihood.
A family forced to systematically go to the black market to barely get a basic daily diet. A vigorous and delicate four-color portrait of a Spain of gray tones and liberties curtailed by a political regime that is also a breeding ground for the propagation of moral miseries.
Laura Dean has left me again
Work by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Laura Dean has left me again could have a wonderful independent adaptation. Laura Dean is the most popular girl in school: charming, funny and downright gorgeous.
But she has ballots to be the worst girlfriend in the world. And if not tell Freddy Riley! Her on-and-off relationship is driving her crazy, and her friends can’t understand why he always ends up going back to her.
What do you think of these comics? Would you like to see them adapted into movies?