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Wed, 21 Aug ’13

Comic Book Day: The Best and Worst Adapted Comic Books

We wish some of these titles were disenfranchised…

By all accounts, it’s been a great time to be a comic book fan and this summer has been something of a ticker tape parade for longtime comics readers who finally got the chance to see many of their beloved titles hit the big screen. From Man of Steel to The Wolverine to 2 Guns to Kick-Ass 2 to Iron Man 3 to…well, you get the idea. Heck, half the time, the average theatergoer had no idea that it was a comic book adaptation they were watching! But what about the flip side of that coin, when the powers that be decide to turn a popular film or TV franchise into a comic book?

Today, we answer that question and celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly of the world of adapted comic books. Who would have guessed that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure would be ripe for the printed page? Who could have known that adapting the Transformers movie script rather than the franchise’s rich history could be such a pain in the servos? Well, we did all the hard work for you and now we’ve come up with our definitive list of our 5 best and worst adapted comic books for your perusing pleasure.

In the interest of fairness, we have to admit that some of our “worst” picks fall under that “so bad it’s good” category occupied by films like Rad or TV fare like Sharknado. That being said, read them at your own peril and form your own opinions! Do you agree with our list? Did we miss anything? Leave a comment or let us know on Facebook, Twitter and Google+