Top 10 Comic Series Which Turned Into Movies

7:26 am 19 Aug, 2013

There is a long list of films based on comic series, which have not only performed considerably well at the box office, but also left their mark on the mind of the audiences. Be it Superman or Batman, movie makers have successfully written scripts around these characters and swooned the audience by creating great cinema. To say the least, these comic series superheroes gained more popularity among children, after they featured on cinema screens. Here is a list of the top 10 comic series which have been converted into movies.

10. Catwoman:

Almost a quasi-spin-off of the Batman comic series, Catwoman also featured as a super woman protagonist in 2004 film named ‘Catwoman’. This super woman is often referred to as a love interest of the legendary super star Batman. The film however, didn’t perform to everyone’s expectations.


9. Thor:

The famous character/superhero and the founding member of the team Avengers, Thor appeared in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. He starred in numerous volumes of the series along with various clothing, trading cards, video games, clothing series and films. In 2011, the film based on the same character starring Chirs Hemsworth as Thor was released. The sequel to the first movie (Thor: the Dark World) is about to hit theatres later in 2013.


8. X-Men:

One of the most popular comic series that is based around a team of mutant superheroes in the Marvel Universe, X-Men appeared in one of the most commercially successful movies in the recent times that were based on comic series. The X-Men universe includes many notable characters including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus and others. Some of the popular movies include The Wolverine, X-Men, X2, and X Men: The Last Stand.


7. Green Lantern:

It includes several superheroes from the fictional DC Universe. Each superhero or lantern possesses a power lantern, which gives him great control over happenings in the world. The first Green Lantern was created by Bill Finger in All-American Comics. The Green Lantern movie series includes movies such as Green Lantern, Green Lantern: First Fight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

Green Lantern

6. Superman:

Superman, a fictional character (a superhero) appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. The character has great acceptability among the American audience as a cultural icon. Superman first appeared in action Comics followed by appearance in various radio, television and newspaper series to finally end up in films. Some of the popular Superman flicks are Superman, Superman II, Superman Returns, etc.


5. Spiderman:

One of the most famous comic book superheroes, Spiderman appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. Also known as Spidey, Web-slinger, Web-crawler or Web-head, Spiderman first appeared in the Hollywood movie ‘Amazing Fantasy’ (1962). Since then the super-hero has graced the celluloid screen numerous times in popular movies like The Amazing Spider Man, Spider Man, Spider Man 2, and Spider Man 3.


4. Captain America:

Another of those super heroes whose comics are published by Marvel Comics. Captain America is a patriotic character that fights the Axis powers of World War II. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ released in 2011 was a big success. In the year 2014, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ the sequel is all set for release. The comic character is a craze among the American audience.

Captain America

3. Iron Man:

The American fictional character appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Iron Man is an American billionaire engineer, who designs an iron suit in order to save himself and fight the evils in the world. Movies that made earned him popularity include The Invincible Iron Man, and Iron Man series.

Iron Man

2. Hellboy:

This comic book superhero was created by writer director Mike Mignola. The superhero first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics in 1993. There are various live-action movies in Hollywood that adapted to the comics of the super hero character. As the name suggests Hellboy was summoned from Hell to Earth by Nazi Occulists. The famous movies featuring him are Hellboy, Hellboy: Sword of Storms and Hellboy: Blood and Iron.


1. Batman:

A well-known comic book super hero who features regularly in the comic books published by DC Comics. The character created by Bob Kane first appeared in ‘Detective Comics’ in the year 1939. He was listed by Empire magazine as the ‘50 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Times.’ Some of the famous flicks he has been a part of include Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises and others.


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