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Poring over recent high profile Superhero movie releases such as Man of Steel and Wonder Woman and it struck me that neither of these films, so far as I am aware, had a comicbook adaptation supporting them... which is an odd thing to consider if you remember the support given to the film adaptations in years gone by.

Any thoughts as to why this move away from straight adaptaions might be? Perhaps the simple fact is the rise of instant online streaming and access to the films themselves has made producing a comicbook academic in 2017; after all back in the day the adaptation would be your only quick and lasting way to have an on-hand record of the films story and allow you to re-experience it. Or are there other factors worth considering here...? \(euh\)





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    Poring over recent high profile Superhero movie releases such as Man of Steel and Wonder Woman and it struck me that neither of these films, so far as I am aware, had a comicbook adaptation supporting them... which is an odd thing to consider if you remember the support given to the film adaptations in years gone by.



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    Any thoughts as to why this move away from straight adaptaions might be? Perhaps the simple fact is the rise of instant online streaming and access to the films themselves has made producing a comicbook academic in 2017; after all back in the day the adaptation would be your only quick and lasting way to have an on-hand record of the films story and allow you to re-experience it. Or are there other factors worth considering here...? \(euh\)


I think adaptions might be fine for like animated straight to dvd movies. But I wouldn't want to pay money to go watch say a movie based on the Killing Joke or the Judas Contract.

If it's a complete work like Watchmen...well it was just an awful idea to adapt it so I can't even use that as an example. But they just shouldn't do adaptions.

I want to be told a story. Not retold a story with bad special effects and plots being dropped that leads to the characters doing things illogically to get to point Z in the narrative. I have Game of Thrones for that.



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I remember when Spider-Man 3 came out that instead of doing a straight comic adaption of it, they put Spidey back into the black costume for a short run. It seemed like instead of doing a throwaway one-shot they wanted to pull from the movie's marketing to draw people into the ongoing titles. When Blade came out in 1998, instead of an adaption they came out with new series or mini-series. When the new Star Trek movie came out in 2009 it got a prequel mini-series instead of an adaption like most previous Star Trek movies. It was followed by a second series, and Star Trek: Into Darkness also spawned two 4-issue prequel and sequel series. That's quite a span of years and I'm sure that some one-shot adaptions have come out in that same span, but maybe the overall trend is leaning towards longer-form tie-ins than just one-and-done adaptions?


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Oops misunderstood the point of the thread. Ah well can't edit now.





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