The craze for graphic novels and comics among Gen Z as well as millennials has only encouraged the trend of movie adaptations of the most-sought after comics. The comics by DC and Marvel are mainstream, having characters which every comics reader wants to watch on the big screens, but there are several other comics which have the potential to become laudable movies. IDW being the fifth largest comic book publisher in the States has also jumped in on the trend of comic books adaptation into movies. With 30 Days of Night(2007) being a horror/thriller which brought the publication much fame and recognition, there are several other IDW comics which are perfect for movie adaptations. In this article, we will delve into IDW Comics Perfect for Movie Adaptations and why the comic buffs are bound to love these movies.
IDW Comics Perfect for Movie Adaptations
“Bigfoot” a comics series written by Steve Miles and Rob Zombie is illustrated by Richard Corben. The comics is somewhat analogous to the classic novel Frankenstein as the story’s protagonist also has a monster as his nemesis. The protagonist is hell bent on hunting bigfoot to avenge his parent’s death as he witnesses them being killed by the frightening creature. The pursuit for the bigfoot includes all the elements to make a horror/thriller movie.
People who are interested in folklore and legendary creatures will be the first audience to this movie. Still, the movie will not be confined to a specific group of viewers as it has the potential to be adapted into genres of horror/mystery, suspense/thriller, adventure, or drama. This also creates possibilities for a more engaging plotline. Moreover, the movie can also explore profound themes such as man vs nature, fear of the unknown, obsession with revenge, which would add depth and richness to the plot.
Transformers vs Terminator
Transformers vs Terminator is a crossover comics between the two most popular franchises. The plotline pits the Autobots and the Terminator as allies against the Decepticons who want to rule a world where humans and Autobots don’t exist.
The comic has a high probability of being a hit if adapted into a movie. It will bring the best of both franchises- intermingling of two complicated science fiction worlds, action packed scenes, elements of time travel, AI domination, and intergalactic warfare. Now, that’s a movie even the non-comic readers would flock to watch.
Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom
Writer Mark Waid and illustrator Chris Samnee are the life givers to the comic Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom. The plot narrates the adventures of the protagonist Cliff Secord aka Rocketeer when he encounters a mysterious cargo ship and works to find the origin and secrets of the ship which in reality has dangerous creatures on board.
The Rocketeer for sure ranks among the IDW comics which would be perfect for a movie adaptation. The main character bears all the qualities of a superhero: battling obstacles, flying action, solving mysteries, all while being charming and a heartthrob. The movie will be a treat to watch as it will combine adventure, science fiction, and drama portrayed against the classic background of the Rocketeer world.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin by IDW unfolds in a dystopian, devastated New York City, focusing on the last surviving Turtle on a quest for vengeance and justice for his deceased brothers. In this lawless and dangerous environment, the identity of the Turtle remains mysterious. The narrative, filled with action and revelations, delves into themes of loss, resilience, and redemption, providing a compelling and emotionally charged exploration of the TMNT universe, suitable for both new readers and longtime fans.
This comic has strong potential as a movie adaptation due to its intriguing and emotionally rich storyline. This tale provides a deeper exploration of themes such as loss and revenge, appealing to a wide audience, including existing TMNT fans and those new to the franchise. The dramatic depiction of a devastated city and high-paced action sequences promise a visually engaging cinematic experience. Given the well-established popularity and nostalgic value of the TMNT brand, “The Last Ronin,” with its fresh and impactful narrative, is poised to attract a substantial audience and achieve notable success.
Locke and Key
Locke and Key comics series is one of the best that IDW has published. Written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, the comics recounts the story of the three Locke siblings- Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who along with their mother, Nina, relocate to Key house, after their father’s death. The key house reeks of mysteries and holds magical keys which bear unique supernatural powers. Starting with the younger sibling, the other two siblings get to know about these fascinating keys and experiment with these keys without thinking much of the consequences. The Well Lady or Dodge is the villain who is a manipulative schemer, treating the kids as puppets to find the Omega key for her own evil intentions.
The comic has a web series adaptation which can be watched on Netflix, but with only three seasons, so many details have not been added into the series. Therefore, a movie adaptation of the comic with intricate details, along with the characteristics of horror, suspense, and supernatural elements will only bring joy to the comics fan as well as to those who took a liking to the comics after watching the series. The character development arc, and how the characters deal with trauma also adds the drama touch to the movie.
Galaxy Quest: Global Warning
“Galaxy Quest: Global Warning” is a comic series extending the adventures of the “Galaxy Quest” TV show actors, who once again find themselves in real space dilemmas. It intertwines the amusing chaos of their fictional TV world with the realities of space adventures, introducing new challenges and characters. The actors, unversed in actual space travel, navigate through a cascade of intergalactic troubles and humorous situations, maintaining the charm and humor of the original film while expanding its universe with fresh elements and adventures.
The comic has significant potential to be a hit movie. It combines humor and sci-fi, a mix that has widespread appeal, and it comes with an existing fanbase from the original “Galaxy Quest” film. The series introduces more characters and adventures, adding depth to the story. The concept—actors experiencing their TV roles in real-life space adventures—is unique and exhilarating. Also, with the current popularity of comic book adaptations and advancements in movie technology, it is sure that this series will be a successful and engaging film.