We’ve all experienced the comic book to film conversion. It makes sense that cinema and comics go hand in hand when you consider their base components of images and words (or in film’s case sound). The action of Avengers comics, or the extravagant images of the Watchmen, seem as if they’ve been created specifically for the big screen. But what about the other way around? Over the past few years, more and more stories, whether they are novels or television originally, are getting converted into comic books. Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, Game of Thrones, and even CW’s Supernatural have gone through this screen to page conversion. For some reason, the immediate reaction to the comic-fying is that it is somehow a diminishment of the original work, while comics making it to film is a huge accomplishment. Ta da, we now come to the ever present hierarchy of art. Am I wrong in making the assumption that these comics are not successful? No, really, I’m actually wondering. Do any of you read these comic versions of other works? And do you feel the same about them? Is it really necessary?
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