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15 Films You Didn't Realise Were Based On Comic Books

You would have never expected these movies to be comic book adaptations.

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The word "comic" is virtually synonymous with characters like Iron Man, Hulk, and Wonder Woman. Because superheroes are the most identifiable form of comic book storytelling, it's easy to forget that there are other genres. It's not all Marvel and DC Comics. In fact, there is no storytelling style that hasn't been covered through this medium.

Because most moviegoers are oblivious to this, they might be confused to learn a kid's musical, a post-apocalyptic survival drama, or a dark comedy was adapted from a graphic novel. It's equally fascinating to learn how much the adaptations have diverted from the source material.

There are naysayers that claim to hate comic books, unaware that some of history's most iconic films stemmed from hand-drawn story-telling. These films could be adapted from a single issue, a newspaper strip, or a long-running series.

As it becomes common knowledge that the most well-written and groundbreaking comics aren't all about vigilantes in tights and capes, it gives lesser-known series a chance to be discovered. Even if you are fully aware of the diverse range of genres in comics, there are probably more adaptations of the medium than you ever imagined.

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