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Daz
06-02-2006, 06:24 PM
My picks:

Y: The Last Man
Yes I Know Brian k Vaughn is working on the screenplay for a film version but wouldn't it work better as a HBO series.

Preacher
With the film version seemingly dead, Please god HBO will pull their finger out and put this into production as their new tentpole series to replace Sopranos.

The Walking Dead
Enough with zombie films lets have some small screen zombie madness, and there's no better source material to base it on then Robert Kirkmans Walking Dead.

Gothom Central
Would make a great show in the mould of NYPD Blue and The Shield but with superhero's

Blue2th
06-02-2006, 07:25 PM
The Legion of Super Heroes from the DC Adventure comics. Superboy's friends from the future. Including Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Saturn Girl, Ferro Lad, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Bouncing Boy, Element Lad, Colossal Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Monel, Star Boy, Matter-Eater-Lad, Shadow Lass, Lightning Lad,etc. So many cool characters with neat, but different powers, except for Lighting Lass, Lightning Lad's sister. Better yet make a movie.

2-1B
06-02-2006, 08:45 PM
Archie would be pretty cool.

Rocketboy
06-02-2006, 11:23 PM
I think The Punisher could be awesome (and even awesomer if it were on cable).

El Chuxter
06-03-2006, 12:23 AM
I'd like to see Batman. No, seriously. How many Batman shows have there been? And how many didn't suck? Three. Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and Justice League. All gone now. And they try to shove crap like The Bat-Man down our throats. That show makes me want to vomit. Do the guy justice, and do it in live action this time. Oh, and no "K-POW! SOCK! WHAM!" sound effects.

Batman and Superman are the two most iconic comic book heroes around. And we saw with The Flash how a great comic-based TV series involving lots of super powers could crush itself under its own budget constraints. Batman would need only lots of fights, a few suits, and a lot of makeup effects. No flight, no super speed, nothing that looks cheesy if done on a tighter budget (a la Lois & Clark).

Many other Gotham characters could do well. Imagine a "second-stringer" hero like Huntress or Azrael or Anarky or even Nightwing in their own show. Or the Gotham PD suggestion would work pretty well, too.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-03-2006, 09:29 AM
Live Action:
It's been bandied about for some time, but The Watchmen would be a great TV multi-part series (uh, I think 12 episodes maybe). Another needs-to-be-on-cable one, of course.

I think maybe The Avengers has possibilities with its wide range of heroes. Some recognizable by most of the non-comics public (Hulk), some maybe known (Capt. America, Thor), plus others less-widely known (Ant/Giant Man, Hawkeye, Vision, SubMariner, et al).

Cartoons:
Any one! Except Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters. :D

jjreason
06-03-2006, 11:44 AM
Well I'd pipe up about Rising Stars - but it looks very much like the upcoming "Heroes" (from one of the networks, set for release this fall) is using a similar plot. It's going to be a live action drama apparently, so I'm going to give it a try.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-03-2006, 10:55 PM
Many other Gotham characters could do well. Imagine a "second-stringer" hero like Huntress or Azrael or Anarky or even Nightwing in their own show. Or the Gotham PD suggestion would work pretty well, too.Wasn't Huntress one of the characters in the Birds of Prey TV series? I liked that show, but it didn't last too long.

El Chuxter
06-04-2006, 11:26 AM
Yes, sort of, but not really. She was called "Huntress," but she wasn't accurate. I hated that show, because it was so godawful low-budget cheesy, and because it bore little resemblance to the excellent comic it stole the title from.

Daz
06-05-2006, 01:48 PM
El Chuxter Yes, sort of, but not really. She was called "Huntress," but she wasn't accurate. I hated that show, because it was so godawful low-budget cheesy, and because it bore little resemblance to the excellent comic it stole the title from.

What I can't wrap my head around is why they keep seeming to pick the most obscure characters to base t.v series around. I mean how many people beyond comic geeks ever heard of the Huntress ,Oracle or Black Canery certainly not me not back then anyway, in the absence of a big name Character you need a big name behind the scenes a Joss whedon a JMS this show had neither and was thus doomed from the start.

El Chuxter
12-17-2008, 07:11 PM
I think Watchmen should be a weekly Saturday morning cartoon, preferably with animation by Nelvana and a cool them song by one of the former members of the Police who isn't Sting.

I'm thinking Harry Shearer should voice Rorschach. And Jennifer Tilly as Silk Spectre, Carson Kressley as Ozymandias, Bobcat Goldthwait as Comedian, and Kid Rock as Nite Owl. And Dr Manhattan should be the same synthesized version of Frank Welker that voiced Soundwave.

That would be teh awesomes!

DarkArtist
12-30-2008, 11:46 AM
I'd like to see Batman. No, seriously. How many Batman shows have there been? And how many didn't suck? Three. Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and Justice League. All gone now. And they try to shove crap like The Bat-Man down our throats. That show makes me want to vomit. Do the guy justice, and do it in live action this time. Oh, and no "K-POW! SOCK! WHAM!" sound effects.

Batman and Superman are the two most iconic comic book heroes around. And we saw with The Flash how a great comic-based TV series involving lots of super powers could crush itself under its own budget constraints. Batman would need only lots of fights, a few suits, and a lot of makeup effects. No flight, no super speed, nothing that looks cheesy if done on a tighter budget (a la Lois & Clark).

Many other Gotham characters could do well. Imagine a "second-stringer" hero like Huntress or Azrael or Anarky or even Nightwing in their own show. Or the Gotham PD suggestion would work pretty well, too.

i like your train of thought on this. would love to see a live action show of either Batman or Superman on the small screen. maybe something nice and gritty like the current Batman flicks.

as far as Superman goes, it could work and be a great way of continuing the series and perhaps giving us DarkSeid.

would also love to see a Punisher TV show, dark, moody and bloody. of course in order for any of these shows to make it they would all have to be on cable like HBO or something but it would be worth it to see them get the treatment they deserve

Bel-Cam Jos
12-31-2008, 10:21 AM
Here's the real question: which comics would have the best 60s/70s era theme song?

Watchmen, Watchmen
In the night
Mostly fighting what's not right
In the shadows, where it's gritty
Crime's a-plenty in their city.

All this corruption, they can't take it
Sometimes the heroes end up naked
Ships and costumes, buttons and masks
Bloody lips throughout their tasks.

Watchmen, Watchmen
In the night
Fighting, fighting the good fight.
Watchmen!

bigbarada
02-14-2009, 10:31 PM
I was just looking through some old comics and thinking that it would be really cool to have an animated TV series, or just a cartoon movie, based on the original Silver Age X-Men. Which, of course, would be Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel and Iceman, all in their original 1960s forms with maybe a few minor updates. I think it would be really cool with kid-oriented PIXAR style type of animation. Not necessarily Incredibles level of cartooniness, but just because it's X-Men doesn't mean it can't be fun and lighthearted.

Rocketboy
02-14-2009, 10:52 PM
Sadly, an X-Men cartoon without Wolverine will NEVER happen.

bigbarada
02-14-2009, 11:33 PM
Sadly, an X-Men cartoon without Wolverine will NEVER happen.

I know and that stinks. :( They could have a lot of fun with the original 5 X-Men as college-age kids.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-15-2009, 09:58 AM
What about something like X-Men #100, where the "old" battled the "new?"

IFRC: "old" = Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Marvel Girl (what the heck WAS Jean Grey's codename again?), Iceman; "new" = Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Sunfire?, Banshee.

dr_evazan22
02-15-2009, 01:31 PM
The Flaming Carrot.

Live action.

'Nuff said.

El Chuxter
02-18-2009, 05:43 PM
I'd like to see The Boondocks turned into a TV show. And I mean the clever comic strip. That insanely moronic piece of turd airing now is an insult to everyone who read the comic. Boondocks (the comic) was subtle and intelligent. Boondocks (the TV show sharing the name of the comic) is all about "how offensive can we be?"