A History of Violence Archive

  • Hollywood surely loves their comic book movies, particularly during the summer. It’s not hard to understand why. This year, “The Avengers,” which is essentially an amalgamation of comic book movies past, became the third highest grossing movie of all time, and reached that status in just five weeks. “The Avengers” had one other thing going for it: It’s actually pretty good. This is frankly pretty rare for cinematic adaptations of comic books, but there are exceptions. Here are ten of the best film adaptations of comic books. American Splendor Not ALL comic book movies are blockbusters. This wildly original 2003 film, based on the comics of Harvey Pekar, blends fiction and documentary footage to provide an incisive look at the […]

    Best Comic Book Adaptations

    Hollywood surely loves their comic book movies, particularly during the summer. It’s not hard to understand why. This year, “The Avengers,” which is essentially an amalgamation of comic book movies past, became the third highest grossing movie of all time, and reached that status in just five weeks. “The Avengers” had one other thing going for it: It’s actually pretty good. This is frankly pretty rare for cinematic adaptations of comic books, but there are exceptions. Here are ten of the best film adaptations of comic books. American Splendor Not ALL comic book movies are blockbusters. This wildly original 2003 film, based on the comics of Harvey Pekar, blends fiction and documentary footage to provide an incisive look at the […]

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