In the past, comic books were known as books for teenagers and young adults who sought refuge in the imagination in order to escape from reality, and many read them openly. . But the colorful illustrations and thrilling action of these books captured the minds of readers so much that other fiction before and after could never succeed. Picture books are a medium where the talents of visual artists and writers intersect, and for a long time only a small group of fans appreciated this magical collaboration.
These days, picture books often tell unique, dark and mysterious stories. They narrate that sometimes they may be too graphic for a younger audience. Singers who entered the world of comics earlier and at a young age, thanks to the popularity of this medium these days, continue to drown in this world without fear of being judged. In addition, producers, writers, directors, actors, and the whole of Hollywood are all looking for comic books to produce great cinematic or live-action adaptations. In addition to pursuing complete comic book stories, these filmmakers have no mercy on comics that are published as parallel stories or spin-offs to tell the story of life or to tell characters.
Comics, as always, are hilarious and They are deceptive and challenge the reader's intelligence. In addition, most of them have mastered the art of engaging readers number by number. Therefore, one can guess why over the years TV series adapted directly from comic books turned out to be very good series. Let's take a look at some of the best TV series adapted from comic books; Given that most of the Marvel and Dys comics are known in Iran, you will be surprised to see the names of some of the series.
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1) Sabrina Chilling Adventures of Sabrina h2>
- Broadcast year: 2018-2020
- Number of Seasons Released: 4
- Producer: Roberto Agiri-Sakaza
- Cast: Kernan Shipka, Ross Lynch , Lucy Davis, Chance Pedromo, Michelle Gomez, Jazz Sinclair, Tati Gabriel, Adeline Rudolph, Richard Coyle, Miranda Otto
- Ruthen Tomito Rating: 81% <//>
All kids in the '90s were probably familiar with the talented teen wizard Sabrina, brought to television by Melissa Joan Hart, thanks to the ABC series "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." However, few know that the series was an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name. Sabrina Spelman was first introduced in 1962 in Crazy Archie Magazine. The story of a teenage wizard who was raised by his two aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spelman. Launched in 2014, the series depicts evil and unseen acts alongside graphic violence and monsters. In 2018, Netflix produced an adaptation of the series of the same name, which presented a more exciting image of the character than fans of the classic sitcom could have imagined.
The story revolves around the life of Kieran Shipka, the main character to be On his 16th birthday, he undergoes a dark baptism. During that ceremony, he must commit to be loyal to the devil and sign the zoo. Sabrina rejects her destiny and decides to be a normal teenager among her human friends, but in the end her decision causes trouble for her and her family. This series is a dark and sinister story with elements of horror that has managed to make it one of the most watched series.
2) The Umbrella Academy
- Broadcast year: 2019-
- Number of published seasons: 2
- Producer: Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater
- Cast: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blaise, Cameron Britton, John Magaro, Adam Godley, Cabbage Fiver, Justin H. Maine
- Ruthen Tomito Rank: 83%
Imagine a world where 43 women give birth in exactly one moment They do, without any previous signs of pregnancy. The story becomes more interesting when we realize that children all have supernatural abilities. Seven of these children are adopted by a billionaire into a child who is trying to make them a superhero team. Yes! To the strange and wonderful world of "Umbrella Academy" Welcome to Netflix. The series is an adaptation of several comic book series called The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, which began in 2007 with The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite.
In this series, Elliott Page, Tom Hopper, David Casta .eda, Amy Rover-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Minn play the role of seven children with special abilities adopted. Their godfather, billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreaves (Cabbage Fever), beats children with numbers from one to seven. However, a robot created by Reginald, Grace (Jordan Claire Robbins), gives them their real name.
They become aware of each other's lives, and their five brothers (Aidan Gallagher), who may be traveling to the future, warn them prophetically of the approaching apocalypse. This series ignores many of the common superhero themes of this genre and instead shows the audience a strange and mysterious story full of intrigue and pleasure.
3) The End of the Damn World (The End of the F ** * ing World)
- Broadcast year: 2017-2019
- Number of Seasons Released: 2
- Producer: Charlie Cowell
- Cast: Alex Lauter, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wonmi Moussaka, Steve Oram, Christine Batamley, Novin Chaudhry, Barry Ward
- Ruthen Tomito Rank: 94%
"The End of the Damn World," based on the Charles Forsman comics of the same name, features bold irony and black humor. The series tells the story of James, a teenager who is convinced he is ill. He realizes that he has very few emotions emotionally and that the thought of murder is constantly in his brain. He has ended the lives of countless animals and is now thinking of killing his evil classmate, Alyssa. However, Alyssa quickly becomes attached to James and tries to contact the troubled boy and asks him to run away. James joins the plot to get closer to him and eventually kill him. But after escaping from their past lives, the couple encounters events that eventually bring them closer together.
In this series, like other popular series whose main characters are psychotic, Like "You" or "Dexter", there is an element of philanthropy that gives the story the color of black comedy.
- Broadcast year: 2016-2021
- Number of published seasons: 6
- Producer: Tom Capinos
- Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.C. . Woodside, Leslie-Ann Brent, Rachel Harris, Trisha Helfer, Amy Garcia, Tom Welling, Inbar Levy, Brianna Hildebrand
- Ruthen Tomito Rank: 88%
Lucifer's character in the TV series "Lucifer" has a human and emotional story. Lucifer, a demon-created character created by Neil Gaiman in the DC Comics, decides to stay on Earth for a while to escape his troubles. Lucifer has a charming and charismatic face, just as his actor Tom Ellis portrayed him on Netflix. Together with his friend and partner in evil deeds, Mazikin (Leslie-Ann Brandt), he opens a nightclub called Lux. In a strange twist, Lucifer becomes known as the New York Central Police Adviser after helping and losing heart to Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), who resists his supernatural charms and abilities.
5) Happy! (Happy!)
- Broadcast year: 2017-2019
- Number of Seasons Released: 2
- Producer: Thomas Slate, Bill Butler
- Cast: Christopher Melloni, Lily Myronick, Patrick Fischler, Paul White, Debbie Mizar
- Ruthen Tomito Rank: 84%
On a fateful day, Nick suffers a cardiac arrest and, after recovering from Happy, the imaginary blue unicorn becomes acquainted with Patton Swalt. Happy claims to be the imaginary friend of a young girl who is in danger and needs Nick's help. Nick soon realizes that this girl is actually his own daughter.
This series belongs entirely to the black comedy genre. The controversy created by this loving imaginary-police couple had caused both critics and audiences to enjoy it. Unfortunately, Deadline magazine announced that the series will be canceled after only two seasons due to lack of viewers. Regardless, "Happy" is a unique series that will be a pleasure to watch for those interested in black comedy and a bit of fantasy.
- Broadcast year: 2019
- Number of published seasons: 1
- Producer: Damon Lindloff
- Cast: Regina King, Dan Johnson, Tim Blake, Nelson Yahya, Abdul Matin II, Tom Mason, Nedro Howard, Jeremy Iron
- Ruthen Tomito Rating: 96%
Writer Alan Moore, one of the most popular stories He created the Cold War era in the "Guardians" picture books. The original graphic novel focuses on an alternative history from the 1980s in which superheroes emerge and work for the US government. Among the protagonists, most of whom are masked men and women, Dr. Manhattan has incredible powers, and his godlike abilities alone have led the United States to victory in the Vietnam War. Fans of the book know how the story ends, but what happened in the following decades? The HBO series "Guardians" answers that question. Rorschach's revelations of Adrian Wade's plot to kill millions in New York to prevent a nuclear holocaust became a tool for white racists to justify their violence against those they deemed incompetent. They wear Rorschach masks and attack the police in an event called "White Night". Police officers now wear masks to protect their identities, while others wear anti-crime uniforms.
Get to know the story and the main characters of the story better. This one-part series has a believable story and a definite conclusion that is probably spectacular for fans of the original comic.
7) Resident Alien
- Broadcast Year: 2021 -
- Number of Seasons Published: 2
- Producer: Chris Sheridan
- Cast: Alan Toddick, Sarah Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Veterland, Levy Fehler, Judah Parhan
- Ruthen Tomito rating: 94%
This comedy/drama/sci-fi series by Syfy Network from the comic book "Alien Inhabiting the Earth" by Peter adapted from Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, Alan Toddick plays an alien who lands on Earth to accomplish a mission: the destruction of humanity. As a result, to kill him on Earth, he kills Dr. Harry Wenderspiegel and steals his identity. The earth knows more. He maintains his identity as a physician by watching doctors practice on television. But he quickly realizes that the mayor's son is able to see his true identity. At first, Harry plots to kill the boy to hide his identity. But in the end, he becomes embroiled in a moral struggle between his responsibility and his conscience, because he now feels close to the human race. . The series is reminiscent of the classic fear of UFO attacks from the 1950s in the United States, but creates a unique twist in the narrative.
8) The Walking Dead
- Year of broadcast: 2010 - 2022
- Number of published seasons: 11
- Producer: Frank Darabont
- Cast: Andrew Lincoln, John Brenthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey Diemann Steven Yen, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reeds, Lauren Cohen, Dana Guerrero, Michael Rocker, David Morrissey
- Ruthen Tomito Rank: 80%
Only if you have lived in a cave for twelve years may you not have heard of AMC's "The Walking Dead" series. Released in 2010, the series is based on a collection of comic books by Robert Kirkman. The series begins with Rick Grimes, an Atlanta sheriff who, when he emerges from a coma, discovers the whole world is unknown to an apocalyptic virus. Most of humanity has sunk into zombies. The story is about his efforts to find his family and protect those he cares about. Along the way, countless other characters appear in the comic book. Some of these characters are fighting for what is good and just, while some of them are cruel, vile and ruthless and just want to get what they want in a lawless land.
This series quickly spreads The viewers became very popular and this led to several spin-offs of this series. Many actors, including John Brentall, became well known for appearing in the series. "The Walking Dead" tests your emotions, stomach sensitivity, and determination in situations where the characters' bows encounter frustrating obstacles.
- Broadcast year: 2019 -
- Number of published seasons: 2
- Producer: Kim Ionhei
- Cast: Joe Jehoon, Rio Seung Ryong, Bae Dona, Park Byung-on, Kim Sung-kyun
- Ruthen Tomito's rating: 96%
It's true that this series is not adapted from the tangible pages of a physical comic book, but Based on the Webton series, which is very similar to the comic book "Kingdom of the Gods" written by Kim Eun-hee and designed by Yang Kyung. "Kingdom" is a Netflix series set in sixteenth-century Korea. The series has an atmosphere close to the popular Game of Thrones series because the main character, Li Chang (Joe Ji Hoon), has to defend his kingdom against a spreading disease and at the same time the throne of his dead father against Protect political enemies as well. It is true that the story takes place in a historical section of Korea, but it is quite imaginative and combines elements of action and excitement with fear. Then, when the zombies enter this combination, everything takes on a surreal color and smell. Make no mistake, these zombies are as terrifying as the zombies we see in shows like "The Walking Dead." Nutrition will be from the bodies of the dead. While the queen is vying for her son to ascend the throne, Li Chang must investigate a strange zombie-like disease that has gripped the land and uncover a conspiracy against the kingdom. All of this forms an exciting mix of genres that has captivated audiences.
- Broadcast Year: 2022 -
- Number of Seasons Published: 1
- Producer: James Gunn
- Cast: John Cena, Daniel Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chowkoodi Evoji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Aggie, Robert Patrick
- Ruthen Tomito rating: 94%
HBO Max gave viewers a chance to watch James Gann's "Suicide Squad" with Pisemaker (John Cena) on a new journey to discover their identity, enjoy a little more of that world. Chris Smith, nicknamed Pismaker, receives an offer of salvation after his actions against Corto Malta. He is forced to join a black group that is investigating the invasion of alien butterflies. This series is funny and does not hesitate to look raw and stupid. Pismaker and his allies often quarrel like brothers and sisters, but eventually form lasting and deep bonds. DC expands the story of the film world. If the professional readers of DC Comic Books watch this series, they will encounter a number of secret references and hidden details in the series "Pacemaker", which will be exciting. Finally, "Pissmaker" is primarily about characters and then an epic journey.
11) The Punisher
- Broadcast Year: 2017 - 2019
- Number of Seasons Published: 2
- Producer: Steve Lightfoot
- Cast: John Brenthal, Ibn Moss-Bacharak, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Rowe, Daniel Weber, Paul Klaus, Jason R. Moore, Michael Nathanson, Jimmy Ray Newman
- Ruthen Tomito Rating: 64%
In recent decades we have seen that Various versions of the Punisher take thugs, murderers and swindlers out of the streets. The first was Dolph Lundgren as Frank Kessel in 1989. Both Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson wore this iconic skull on their chests in the 2000s. Finally, John Brentall wore a black skull while inflicting pain, injury, and punishment on those who deserved it. The second series of "Dardville" as a man with a mission appeared. Frank is not like other Marvel characters or heroes. He has no power and has no problem shedding blood to do work. Known as a punisher for his scum on the streets of New York because of his government, Frank also fights corrupt people while sniffing out domestic terror plots and trying to thwart them. Brenthal perfectly embodies the idea of just anger by portraying this character. "Punisher" is one of Marvel's best TV series alongside Daredevil.
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12) The Boys
- Release year: 2019-
- Number of episodes released: 2
- Producer: Eric Kripke
- Cast: Carl Urban, Jack Quaid, Anthony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominic McEligot, Jesse Asher, Laz Alonso, Chase Crawford, Karen Foucault, Elizabeth Shaw
- Ruthen Tomito rating: 91%
Amazon's "Boys" series is made directly from the pages of the graphic novel by Garth Anis and Darik Robertson. The story of this series completely changes the definition of a superhero. Heroes become money-loving and superficial instead of shining lights of hope. Those with supernatural powers seldom want to use their power to do good deeds, and instead prefer to use them to abuse others.
Although they maintain a good image. They have kept themselves in the public eye, but most of these heroes are in fact some of the most vicious and corrupt people in the world. Looking at Superman in this world, one can easily see how out of balance he really is. Homlander (Anthony Starr) leads the Group of Seven like the Justice League. However, he kills whoever he wants to stand against. His managers are afraid of him because they know that no one can stop him.
However, "Boys" is about a group of alert men who seek to destroy the heroes. They are mediocre people who hate superheroes. Their leader, Billy Butcher (Carl Urban), is a former member of the S.A.S and has killed his share of superhero creatures. Cowardly Hugh Campbell (Jack Quaid) fights after his girlfriend is killed in front of his eyes by a superhero. "Boys" completely changes all the superhero titles you think you know, and shows you the horrible reality that seems more likely in the presence of superpowers and superheroes.
- Whatever from Season 3 of the TV series We Know the Boys
- Broadcast year: 2015-2018
- Number of published seasons: 3
- Cast: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Well, Alden Hanson, Toby Lennard Moore, Wendy Curtis-Hall, Bob Ganton, Alylet Zorrer, Rosario Dawson
- Ruthen Tomito Rank: 92%
Charlie Cox wears the devil's red costume as Marvel's conscious hero, Dardville. As a child, Matt Murdoch was blinded by a chemical potion. He eventually becomes a skilled fighter who is able to use his strong sense of hearing to bring his own justice to the hellish kitchen. He is a lawyer who supports people who can not afford it. But at night he fights the evil with his fists. The Netflix series offers a darker and deeper impression of this character than what fans have seen before. In this series, Daredevil gets involved with King Payne (Vincent Donofrio). He even fights for his punisher, Frank Kessel.
Matt wants to balance his professional life with extracurricular activities in the fight against crime. However, it will definitely be difficult to keep his second life a secret. "Daredevil" is one of the best TV superhero shows that comic book fans can watch. The film is saturated with drama and action, and at the same time there are happy moments for the characters. In addition, by taking a darker and more realistic approach than other Marvel stories, it distances itself from the larger issues of this world.