Watching More Books

A while back, I featured some books that would making their way to the small screen with adaptations (That was in August? Holy smokes!). Well, now that the networks are announcing their choices for the next TV season, it’s clear that more folks jumping on board the comic book party train for their source material.  Let’s check out a few of the books that I can’t wait to watch in a few months.

Thanks to the fantastic Arrow series on right now (Scott was not wrong about that show), we’ll get to see The Flash this fall. Arrow has done some legwork in building this spin-off in the past few months, with characters popping up and even setting the stage for Barry Allen’s transformation from skinny nerd to The Fastest Man Alive. I really hope these series work together in the Buffy-Angel mold, in that they support two strong, separate plots, but allow for movement between shows in a seamless way.

I’m beside myself over Gotham. I love the idea of a show living in the world of Batman, but focusing on the people around Bruce Wayne in the years leading up to him putting on the cape and cowl. This hasn’t been explored much in the comics, but I think Gotham Central might be the closest match, in that it revolves around the work Jim Gordon and other members of the Gotham PD are doing to solve crimes in their city.

I knew Rob Thomas (this one, not that one) was working on a new show and there would be zombies, but I had no idea that it was based on a comic series. iZombie follows a young woman who happens to be a zombie – as she consumes new brains, the memories of the dead person take over and she works to fulfill their last request. The show is moving away from the graveyard of the comics to a coroner’s office for a more defined detective story angle. Slightly gory Veronica Mars? Sign me up.

Are there any comics/graphic novels that you’d love to see turned into a TV show?

- Jess, who is still holding out hope for a Y: The Last Man series

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  1. Saw a Gotham preview the other day and I am so intrigued! I’ll give it a few episodes and see if I get hooked.

  2. I am really enjoying Agents of Shield and the few episodes of Arrow I’ve seen so far and I am looking for to the new seasons of it all. Since I was more of a Marvel nerd, I am honestly just over the moon for all the Avengers angles we’re getting to see. Avengers and X-Men were always high on the list :D (Gambit!!) However, the Green Lantern needs to come back in something…he’s my other favorite! (Yes, I know the movie wasn’t the best…but I still love it anyway)

  3. I would kill for Morning Glories to be adapted into a TV show.

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