The recent rise of comic book blockbusters might get you thinking, what if they did this before? Well Apparently they did but not everybody knew they were based on comics because they weren’t popular franchises.
We instantly relate anything that is based on comics as Superhero tales but the comic book universe is more than just Superheroes. Here are 10 films that you may not know were comics before they were movies.
Based on comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner and published by dysfunctional DC Comics imprint Homage.
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Based on comic book series titled Powers by Michael Avon Oeming. Although not faithful to the material the movie still largely borrows from the comic.
For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll – a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper.
Men in Black
Based on comic book series of the same name created and written by Lowell Cunningham, illustrated by Sandy Carruthers, and originally published by Aircel Comics.
Unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named MiB. This agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation.
Based on comic book series of the same name created and written by Mike Richardson, illustrated by Mark Badger, John Arcudi and Doug Mahnke and originally published Dark Horse.
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
Based on comic book series of the same name created and written by Mark Millar, illustrated by J. G. Jones and was originally published by Top Cow.
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father’s superhuman killing abilities.
Based on french comic book series titled Le Transperceneige, created by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, and published by Casterman.
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.
Based on comic book series of the same name created and written by Daniel Clowes and published by Fantagraphics Books.
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man’s newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Based on comic book series titled The Secret Service, written by Mark Millar and illustrated Dave Gibbons. It was published by Icon Comics.
A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Based on comic book series of the same name created and written by James O’Barr and published by Caliber Press.
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.
The Addams Family
It all began in Charles’ Addams’ single-panel comic strip, which later became the Addams Family.
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.