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  1. FMH at |

    I really wonder why Tank Girl is included. I always thougt of it as “that strange and somehow crappy movie made from a comic I never read”.

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  2. fdx at |

    That’s an interesting list thank you, there are a few comics i didn’t know about.
    I think Wanted is one of the worst examples of comic-book adaptation gone wrong, there’s such a gap between the comic and the movie….. Well maybe it’s not that bad, League of extraordinary gentlemen is much, much worse :-)

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    1. Lucas L at |

      No Wanted takes the cake. From Supervillains to Antiheroic Hitmen/Assassins?

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  3. bMurfy at |

    A History of Violence is a notable absentee!

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    1. jason at |

      What you would consider notable and noteworthy is not what everyone else considers important.

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      1. bMurfy at |

        Well if you’re gonna talk about films that are supposed to be not known as comics, then that’s a fairly notable one, not a lot of Oscar winning thrillers started life as comics. Compared to say Tank Girl & The Mask, whose comic origins are not far fetched in the slightest, a film such as History of Violence whose origin is largely unknown, is a notable loss on a list such as this. That’s my opinion, I am allowed on of them right?

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        1. kigero at |

          @bMurfy, You are correct sir. I’ve been reading comic since I was 5 (almost 27 years now) and the only thing on this list that surprised me was the origin of the Mystery Men, although I knew it was a comic book first. The only reason I knew History of violence was a comic book was from one line in an interview rather than the comic itself.

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  4. Jay at |

    …Unless you’re into comics.

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  5. Eli at |

    Wow, maybe I’m a comic nerd or this is a crappy list but I know all of these movies were made from comics.

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    1. jason at |

      You’re just a comic book nerd. Nothing wrong with that.

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  6. Zack Mandell at |

    Both “Tank Girl” and “The Crow” were films I saw specifically because I was a fan of the comic series, although I do wonder if I would have actually liked either film if I hadn’t been familiar with the storylines before watching them. Actually “The Crow” I would’ve…

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  7. ran76 at |

    Waterworld is suppose to be based on a comic, I think it was called “Agua Blue”. Does “From Hell” count?

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  8. Monty at |

    What happened to 300?

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  9. FormerlyFromTokyo at |

    I can’t stand Mark Millar’s work (I won’t say why), but it’s a disappointing dislike.

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  10. ATM before at |

    Tank girl, the crow , and Mystery Men most people know where made from comics…..

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  11. John at |

    Alien vs. Predator should be on this list. The comics are really good but the movies are terrible.

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    1. ran76 at |

      other than the main Predator marking the human female that helped him, what else from the comic was in the movie? The setting? no, the comic takes place on another planet. The time? no the comic is in the future. the characters? no, they were colonists/ranchers.

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