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Encyclopedia > List of films based on American comic books

This is a list of films based on American comic books. It includes films that are adaptations of American comic books, and those films whose characters originated in comic books (e.g. Batman is not an adaptation of one particular comic book, but the character first appeared in comic books, not in another medium). Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of films based on American comic books. ... Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work to a feature film. ... An American comic book is a small magazine originating in the United States containing a narrative in the comics form. ... Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ...


All films categorized by character listed chronologically.

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300 is a 2007 historical fantasy film adapted from the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller about the Battle of Thermopylae. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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The Adventures of Captain Marvel is an acclaimed film serial directed by John English and William Witney for Republic Pictures in 1941. ... Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ... Alien vs. ... Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American comic book publishers, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ... comic book cover for story Booty Aliens vs. ... American Splendor is a film adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by Harvey Pekar. ... Ant-Man is a scheduled 2008 film about the Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Art School Confidential is a 2006 film directed by Terry Zwigoff. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

B

Barb Wire was a superhero published by Comics Greatest World, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics. ... It has been suggested that Batman (Earth-Two) be merged into this article or section. ... There were two Batman serials released in the 1940s, starring the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. ... There were two Batman serials released in the 1940s, starring the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. ... For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see: Batman (1989 film). ... Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Batman Forever (1995) is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from previous entries in the franchise, with dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design and Danny Elfmans theme, which was... The correct title of this article is Batman & Robin (1997 film). ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Batman Animated is a coffee table book written by Paul Dini and designed by Chipp Kidd, about the popular TV show, Batman: The Animated Series. ... Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is an animated film first released in 1993. ... Batman & Mr. ... Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman. ... Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman is an animated movie based on the DC Comics character Batman and set in the same world as Batman: The Animated Series. ... The Batman vs. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional superhero. ... Blade is a 1998 film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, adapted from the Blade comics series. ... Blade II is a 2002 vampire action movie starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson. ... Blade: Trinity is a 2004 movie, directed by David S. Goyer, which is a motion_picture directorial debut for him. ... Blackhawk #12 (Autumn, 1946), Quality Comics. ... Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 motion picture starring Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott, Jaime King, directed by Paul Hunter. ...

C

  • Captain America
    • Captain America (1944, serial)
    • Captain America (1979, TV movie)
    • Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979, TV movie)
    • Captain America (1991)
    • Captain America (set to be released July 2009) [5]

Captain America is also the name of a song by Jimmy Buffet. ... Captain America is the title of a low-budget, direct-to-video film based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Casper may mean: // Casper (name) Drew Casper, an award-winning Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Catwoman is a 2004 film directed by Pitof and released by Warner Brothers on July 23, 2004. ... Conan is the anglicized version of the Gaelic male name Conán, which means little wolf or little hound, derived from cú (grammatically changed to con), meaning hound or wolf, and the diminutive suffix án. ... Conan The Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting breakthrough of bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... Conan the Destroyer, directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings) as a sequel to Conan The Barbarian, was released worldwide in 1984. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Conan the Adventurer is a childrens television show which premiered in 1992, a live-action television show which premiered in 1997, and a Marvel comic, all of which were loosely based on Robert E. Howards character Conan the Barbarian. ... Kull of Atlantis or Kull the Conqueror is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. ... Congo Bill was a long running DC Comics adventure comic strip, first published in More Fun Comics #56 (June 1940), created by Whitney Ellsworth and George Papp. ... Constantine is a 2005 film based on the Hellblazer comic book, with some plot elements being taken from the Dangerous Habits arc (issues #41-46). ... The Crow is a comic book series created by James OBarr. ... The Crow is a 1994 American film adaptation of the comic book of the same name by James OBarr (who himself makes a cameo in the film). ... The Crow: City of Angels is the 1996 sequel to cult movie and comic The Crow by James OBarr. ... The Crow: Salvation was the third movie based on The Crow comic by James OBarr. ...

D

Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... Deathlok (sometimes also referred to as The Demolisher) is a Marvel Comics character, a cyborg, created by Rich Buckler and Doug Moench. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dick Tracy is a 1990 film based upon the Dick Tracy comic strip character created by Chester Gould. ... Doc Savage is a fictional character, one of the most enduring pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s, created by Lester Dent and owned by Advance Publications. ... Doctor Strange is a sorcerer, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Dr. Strange is a made-for-TV movie based on the Marvel Comics fictional character Dr. Strange, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. ... Dr. Strange is a direct-to-DVD animated movie based on the Marvel Comics character Dr. Strange. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

E

Elektra is a 2005 movie directed by Rob Bowman. ...

F

The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics first comic book superhero team, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuting in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. ... Fantastic Four is an unreleased low-budget feature film which had been intended for a 1994 release. ... Fantastic Four is a 2005 film based on the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story, and released by 20th Century Fox. ... Fantastic Four and The Silver Surfer is the sequel to the box office hit Fantastic Four which was released on July 8, 2005. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Flash is a title given to a series of DC Comics superheroes. ... The Flash was a live action CBS television series from 1990-1991 that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, The Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. ... The Flash is a title given to a series of DC Comics superheroes. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cover of the From Hell collected edition. ...

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Generation X was a Marvel Comics superhero team, a 1990s-era X-Men junior team. ... Ghost Rider is a 2007 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Ghost Rider. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ghost World is a 2001 film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a graphic novel (comic book) by Daniel Clowes, also titled Ghost World. ...

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It has been suggested that Right_Hand_of_Doom be merged into this article or section. ... Hellboy (also known as Super Sapiens in some countries) is a film based on the Dark Horse Comics work Hellboy. ... Hellboy: Sword of Storms is the first of the Hellboy animated series based on Mike Mignolas popular comic book series Hellboy. ... Hellboy: Blood and Iron is the second in the Hellboy animated series (the first being Hellboy - Sword of Storms), written by Tad Stones and Mike Mignola. ... A planned sequil to the first Hellboy Movie. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A History of Violence is an Academy-Award nominated 2005 film, directed by David Cronenberg. ... Hop Harrigan first appeared in All American Comics #1 created by Jon Blummer (Fighting Yank, Little Boy Blue) as one of the first aviation heroes in comic history (Hop appeared before Tailspin Tommy, Barney Baxter, Connie Kurridge and others). ... Howard the Duck is a 1986 film produced by Lucasfilm and Universal Pictures, directed by Willard Huyck from a script by Huyck and his wife Gloria Katz. ...

I

The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk is the 1989 TV movie about Bruce Banner, played by Bill Bixby, who has been framed for a murder he did not commit and is now faced with standing trial, where his condition could jeapordize lives if he is angrily provoked. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Hulk (2003) is a movie based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... Hulk (2003) is a movie based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Iron Maniac be merged into this article or section. ... The Invincible Iron Man is a direct to DVD animated movie based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man. ... Iron Man is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iron Fist (also Daniel Danny Rand or Daniel Thomas Rand-Kai) is a fictional superhero martial artist in the Marvel Comics universe created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

J

The Pussycats from left to right: Tara Reid (Melody), Rachael Leigh Cook (Josie), and Rosario Dawson (Valerie) This article is about Universals 2001 Josie and the Pussycats movie. ...

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L

Brian Pulidos Lady Death. ... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film adaption of the comic book limited series. ... Luke Cage (2006) is an action film based on the Luke Cage comic books. ...

M

Man-Thing, as portrayed in the 2005 TV-movie Man-Thing is a 2005 telefilm, directed by Brett Leonard and featuring the Marvel Comics creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway. ... Magneto is an upcoming film about the origins of fictional Marvel Comics supervillain Magneto, one of the X-Mens greatest adversaries. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mask originated as comic book series by publisher Dark Horse Comics. ... The Mask movie poster. ... Son of the Mask is the 2005 sequel to the 1994 comedy film, The Mask, directed by Lawrence Guterman. ... The comic book The Men in Black was created and written by Lowell Cunningham and published by Aircel Comics. ... Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Vincent DOnofrio. ... Men in Black II is a 2002 science fiction comedy action film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. ... Monkeybone movie poster. ... Mystery Men Mystery Men is a 1999 comedy film directed by TV commercial director Kinka Usher. ...

N

  • Nick Fury
    • Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998, TV movie)
    • Nick Fury (set to be released 2008[16])

Colonel Nicholas Joseph Nick Fury is a fictional World War II army hero and present-day superspy in the Marvel Comics universe Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Fury first appeared in Sgt. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Painkiller Jane #1, art by Rick Leonardi and Jimmy Palmiotti Painkiller Jane is a fictional character, a comic book heroine created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada for Event Comics in 1995. ... The Phantom is an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician. ... DVD cover of The Phantom, starring Tom Tyler. ... Billy Zane as The Phantom The Phantom is a 1996 action/adventure movie starring Billy Zane. ... The Ghost Who Walks is a planned movie adaptation of Lee Falks famous comic strip The Phantom. ... A Popeye comic book cover shows Popeye, with his characteristic corncob pipe and single good eye, and his girlfriend Olive Oyl. ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... The Punisher is a 1989 movie, starring Dolph Lundgren as Frank Castle, directed by Mark Goldblatt from a screenplay by Boaz Yakin. ... It has been suggested that Howard Saint be merged into this article or section. ... The Punisher 2 is an action film based on the fictional vigilante anti-hero The Punisher from the Marvel Comics Universe. ...

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R

For other uses, see Richie Rich (disambiguation). ... Richie Rich is a 1994 live-action movie based on the Harvey Comics comic book character (Richie Rich), released by Warner Bros. ... Richie Richs Christmas Wish is a 1998 direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 film Ri¢hie Ri¢h, released by Warner Home Video, and starring David Gallagher as the titular character. ... Road to Perdition is a graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner that was made into a motion picture of the same name in 2002. ... The Rocketeer is a 1991 adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Joe Johnston. ...

S

  • The Shadow
    • The Shadow Strikes (1937)
    • The Shadow Returns (1946)
    • Behind the Mask (1946)
    • The Missing Lady (1946)
    • Bourbon Street Shadows (1962)
    • The Shadow (1994)
  • Sub-Mariner (2008) [7]

Who knows what evil lurks. ... The Shadow is a 1994 motion picture based on the character of the same name created by Walter B. Gibson in 1937. ... For other uses, see Captain Marvel. ... 1984 Columbia Pictures movie based on the comic character of the same name. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film based on the graphic novel series of the same name, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and with Special Guest Director Quentin Tarantino. ... Sin City 2 is the sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers Comic book Mini Series, which were later turned into bound Graphic Novels. ... Spawn (real name Al Simmons) is a fictional character in Image Comics comic book of the same name. ... Spawn is a movie adaptation of Todd McFarlanes creator-owned Image comic book of the same name. ... Spawn 2 is the second film in the franchise based on the fictional vigilante anti-hero Spawn, The film is a sequel to the 1997 film adaptation and directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé. // In 2001 on IGN Michael Jai White had a inview bout Spawn 2 and planned to... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 film, the sequel to the popular 2002 film Spider-Man. ... For the video game based on the film, see Spider-Man 3 (video game). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Spy Smasher (real name Alan Armstrong) is a DC Comics superhero, formerly owned by Fawcett Comics. ... Steel is the name of a 1997 movie starring Shaquille ONeal and Annabeth Gish. ... Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional character featured in the Marvel Comics Universe, and one of the oldest superhero characters. ... Superman is a fictional character and one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time. ... The death of Superman and its aftermath ran through a number of issues of the Superman comics in 1992-93. ... Atom Man vs. ... Superman and the Mole Men is a 1951 black and white movie starring the titular Superman. ... Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Superman Superman, also known as Superman: The Movie, is a 1978 Warner Bros. ... Superman II is the 1980 sequel to the 1978 feature film Superman. ... Superman III is a 1983 movie that was the third of four movies based upon the long-running DC Comics superhero produced between 1978-1987. ... Supergirl is a 1984 feature film. ... Superman IV: The Quest For Peace is a 1987 film, the last of the Superman theatrical movies. ... Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Superman. ... The Swamp Thing is a fictional character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for DC Comics, and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy comic book series of the same name. ... Swamp Thing is a 1982 film written and directed by Wes Craven. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

T

Movie poster for Tales from the Crypt (1972) Tales from the Crypt is a British horror movie, made in 1972 by Amicus Productions, consisting of five separate segments, based on stories from EC Comics. ... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the 1990 live-action film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III is a 1993 live-action film, the second sequel to the 1990 live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. ... TMNT, to be released March 23, 2007, will be the fourth film released in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in a leap year). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Timecop (1994) is a science fiction thriller film directed by Peter Hyams (2010: The Year We Make Contact, The Relic). ... Timecop (1994) is a science fiction thriller film directed by Peter Hyams (2010: The Year We Make Contact, The Relic). ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a fictional character and a superhero appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

U

Ultimate Avengers (also known as Ultimate Avengers: The Movie) is a direct-to-video animated film based on the Marvel comic book The Ultimates. ... Ultimate Avengers 2 (also known as Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther) is the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. ...

V

V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London, England in a dystopian near future. ... Vampirella is a comic book vampire heroine created by Forrest J. Ackerman for Warren Publishings namesake black-and-white horror-comics magazine, and developed by Archie Goodwin with artists Frank Frazetta and Tom Sutton. ... An electronic alien lifeform takes over a research vessel, and plans to wipe out humanity. ...

W

Wanted is a 2008 film adaptation of the comic book miniseries Wanted by Mark Millar. ... Watchmen is a film adaptation of Alan Moores twelve-issue Hugo Award-winning comic book Watchmen. ... Following a pilot film in August 2000, the cable network TNT premiered a Witchblade television series based on the Witchblade comic book series in 2001. ... Wolverine is a film in pre-production based on the fictional Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine. ... Wonder Woman is an upcoming superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Wonder Woman. ...

X

The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... X-Men is a 2000 American action movie, featuring a group of comic book superheroes called the X-Men. ... X2 is an action movie, first released in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2003, and in the United States on May 2, 2003. ...

Y

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See also

Adventures of Captain Marvel, the first superhero film. ... This is a list of films based on comic strips. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of films based on American comic books. ...

References

  1. ^ Luke Cage at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Shazam! at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Sin City 2 at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Sin City 3: Hell and Back at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Spider-Man 3 at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Sub-Mariner at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Superman: The Man of Steel at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ TMNT at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Thor at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Wanted at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ Watchmen at the Internet Movie Database
  13. ^ Wolverine at the Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ Wonder Woman at the Internet Movie Database
  • Superheroes Lives, List of films based on comics

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ...

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