In terms of movie and television adaptations, there’s never been a better time to be a comics fan.  With literally dozens of adaptations in the pipeline, an amazing Avengers franchise, the promise of the Justice League, plus Arrow, Flash, Constantine and even (ugh) Gotham having strong seasons, there are a lot of great options out there for those who want to see the four-color fave-raves on screens big and small.  Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t hope for even more, as I did this week when challenged to cast my dream Teen Titans live-action show circa 1994 or so.  (Seriously, you should follow the Major Spoilers crew on social media, as we’re delightful and good at filling an empty hour with… something or other.)  Brevity may be the soul of wit, but the heart of fandom is unbridled hope (and occasionally a fair helping of sarcastic hatred, but that’s not important right now) leading us to today’s theoretical query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that Neve Campbell was *born* to play Raven, and has thought so for 20 years or more, asking: What live-action comics (and not necessarily superhero comics) adaptation would you most like to see next?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Alisha
    January 19, 2015 at 11:42 am — Reply

    If handled by the right creative team, I’d love to see Plastic Man as a comedy/crime drama in a similar vein as “Castle”.

  2. Malone_hasco
    January 19, 2015 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    I think Blade of the Immortal manga would make great (and gory) movie series if done right and with decent budget. It has great antiheroes and memorable villains, could be the one that revives chanbara films. Pick a good star and play it completely straight, theres your modern day Toshiro Mifune. Please dont ever give it to any hollywood studio either.

  3. Doctor Dinosaur
    January 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    The Invisibles or Promethea as HBO type shows?

    Legion Of Superheroes as a series of film… he said with some trepidation.
    I’m not sure who I’d trust with the property…

  4. TheWolverine
    January 19, 2015 at 2:27 pm — Reply


    I know they are in talks about it now, but it really should have been made already.

    • January 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm — Reply

      It’s moved beyond talks – It is happening.

      • TheWolverine
        January 19, 2015 at 5:38 pm — Reply

        Goodie! Time to warm up some chimichangas.

  5. Arbor Day
    January 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    Is that Ashley Williams (Victoria) being suggested for Starfire?

    • January 19, 2015 at 7:37 pm — Reply

      Yep. Circa her ‘As The World Turns’ stint in 1994 or so?

    • Chris
      January 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm — Reply

      Matthew and I disscussed/argued over this. He has to have his crush in there. Another reason to follow us on social media, plus, I like the attention and need all the friends I can get.

      • January 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm — Reply

        Ashley is not my casting choice for Starfire because she’s my favorite actress. It’s because her facial features strongly resemble Starfire as drawn by George Perez…

  6. J
    January 20, 2015 at 11:29 am — Reply

    I can’t believe Atomic Robo and The Sixth Gun haven’t been mentioned yet.

  7. Greg
    January 20, 2015 at 9:57 pm — Reply

    Revival, Rachel Rising, Echo, Locke & Key, Fatale…..

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