Since the coming of the 1980s we have reached a time known in the comic book industry as the modern age of comic books or alternately the dark age of comic books due to the increasingly bleak nature of titles and character psychologies. I myself believe that the change of the millennium marked comic books reaching the cinema age. Slightly before Y2K films based on comic book source material have been released en masse almost every year. There are now so many coming out you have to be choozie between ones you want to see in theater and the few to skip altogether. Hollywood used to have a term for movies riddled with paper-thin characters and cliché stories. They said movies with these terrible traits had "comic book plots" and I can assure you it was meant to be derogatory. I would like to see a studio exec try to say that now the tables have turned and comic books have become their bread and butter. There was a point in time though when comic book films were almost always horrible before the very end of the nineties when they finally came into their own. Kind of like what will happen with video game movies ten years from now when Hollywood pulls its head out of its butt and runs out of comic books to adapt for the thousandth time. Even with as far as comic book films have come since the 1990 version of Captain America (1989 Batman and 1978 Superman on the other hand were classics) even now misfires get released every year. Without meaning to bring up too many painful memories this article is meant to celebrate only the very best of those absolute worst.