As most of you will come to find out, I am a massive comic book fan. In this age of endless comic book movies, I thought I’d take some time out to suggest some that I’m fond of for the big screen. Some you know, some you may not, but at the very least maybe it will inspire you to check them out.
And so, here are my personal choices for 5 comic books that would be incredible movies.
5. NEMESIS by Mark Millar
NEMESIS is a balls-to-the-wall story about the titular psychotic supervillain and the cop who he desperately wants to destroy. Told mainly from the perspective of Nemesis himself, the story is packed with everything an action movie fan loves. It’s got epic action sequences, gratuitous violence, and a truly deplorable madman. I enjoyed it immensely, though it has proven to be quite divisive among the comic book community.
Upon its initial release, many thought the story and characters lacked the depth that Millar’s earlier work, such as KICK-ASS, had. I can see their point, but really the two don’t even compare. Where KICK-ASS was meant as a heroic coming-of-age tale, NEMESIS is a purebred, hyper-stylized revenge tale of the most extreme kind. As early as last year, rumors swirled that NEMESIS was in development with Tony Scott (MAN ON FIRE) directing. Since we’ve heard nothing lately, I guess it’s safe to assume that’s no longer the case.