Ten Comics that Should Be Shows/Movies

According to Goodreads, I’ve read a lot of comics in the past eight months. It seemed like a solid time to go back through my comic loves and figure out what stories should get a chance on the big screen or a TV show.

10. LumberJanes
This is the last because it’s already being worked on for a film. I think it could easily be turned into a great show. I don’t think a movie would do the comics justice. They’ve had Supernatural run for far too many seasons, so I think it’s time to give the LumberJanes a chance to shine. The girls of LumberJanes are funny, intelligent, and not afraid to be themselves. Plus they’re super queer, and I think we need more queer people of color.

9. Spider-Gwen
Gwen Stacey deserves more than just being killed off for Peter’s growth. She’s smart, and her comic features a girl who, much like Peter Parker, ends up with powers and tries her best to be the hero the world needs. And the hero that Peter Parker aspired to be. This is a comic worth reading, and definitely, one worth getting an opportunity on the big screen.

8. Paper Girls
Everyone is fawning over Stranger Things so why not have a show that focuses on four adolescent girls that stumble upon quite the odd series of events? Less funny, and more serious, this comic is worth reading if you aren’t already.

7. Black Widow
Natasha Romanov’s story should be Marvel’s entry into the spy thriller genre. Her story is beautifully illustrated by Phil Noto and is a great way to showcase what Natasha does when she’s not with the Avengers. Plus, who wouldn’t want to know what happens in Budapest?

6. Kitty Pryde
Kitty has long been a character loved by X-Men fans, myself included. She’s been pushed to the background for the X-Men films, which is a huge shame. Kitty has held an important role in the X-Men canon, and I think that’s long been forgotten since many of her important roles have gone to Wolverine (cause they’re actually BFFs) in the movies. Maybe it is too late now to give her more on the big screen, but if Marvel wants to continue with the X-Men, she’d be a great character to give a solo film.

5. America Chavez
Ms. America Chavez recently got her own solo comic, which has been much demanded by fans of her. She’s a powerful badass who can punch holes between worlds, fly, and has super strength. Not to mention she’s an alien. And super gay. Next to Ms. Marvel, American is another character we need right now. Not to mention America’s variant covers are some of the best I’ve seen.

4. Ultimate Spider-Man
Miles Morales is a character that I love and feel should get more attention. Much like Peter, Miles is a kid that gets spidey powers and starts to save his home from the local baddies that seem to show up in New York City. He breathes fresh life into a superhero moniker that has gone stale with Peter Parker.

3. Silk
Cindy Moon aka Silk is a Korean-American who is a step out of touch with her generation. Her nickname is “Analog” by her boss. She’s not someone that initially wanted her powers, and I think that’s an important metaphor for many aspects of life. Cindy spends her time working like Peter Parker and figuring out the world ten years after she locked herself away. If you’re not reading Silk, she’s worth reading about.

2. Faith
I recently read this, shared to me by Katie. And it was excellent. Faith should get so much more attention as a character, and a superhero. She is beautiful and a character who embodies body positivity and how important it is to have not only diverse characters but also characters with diverse bodies. Not everyone has that Dorito-chip body like Chris Evans, or the classic curves of ScarJo. You need superheroes like Faith.

1. Ms. Marvel
I’m not the only one that has put Kamala Khan at the top of my list. She’s a Pakistani-American who has taught me so much about her culture. Not to mention Kamala also teaches about finding the balance between two cultures for second-generation immigrant children; and then the triumvirate, her superpowers. Kamala Khan is a character that people need to see on the screen because she would change the minds of those afraid of immigrants.

Honorable Mentions: Rocket Girl, Bitch Planet, The Wicked + The Divine, Rat Queens, Nimona.

What character would you want to see get a TV series or a movie? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Comic Review: A-Force: Warzones

DC has the Bombshells, so Marvel must have some group with of all their women superheroes, right?

If you thought, Yes, then you are correct.

Let me introduce you to Marvel’s A-Force in A-Force: Warzones. They’re Marvel’s Mightiest women. And they’re all together in a team that kicks ass. A-Force: Warzones is written by G. Willow Wilson (of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan) and Margeurite Bennett (who writes Bombshells), with art by Jorge Molina (he has a huge repertoire).

A-Force has a huge roster. Every single one of Marvel’s mighty women is part of the team.

8903e820de7987d1ba74ddf68ee2e990-_sx640_ql80_ttd_A-Force: Warzones takes place during the Secret Wars event, where the team lives on Battleworld in the nation of Arcadia. It starts with quite a bang, with Arcadia being attacked by a megalodon (there’s a lot of Sharknado jokes) and Ms. America Chavez saves the day by throwing the shark over the wall that divides the nations. But that’s just the start of the battle (literally).

She-Hulk does her best to lead her team and protect Arcadia. Some of the most notable cameos are Captain Marvel, Medusa, and Dazzler. But you’ll also see Ms. America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Gwen (those are the ones I can remember).

I love the art. The colors are rich with the details in each frame. All of the characters have snappy dialogue. I was laughing throughout this volume. One of my favorite scenes I shared on Instagram, and a few comments on the photo on Facebook gave me the opportunity to share with friends about Ms. America Chavez (who they had no idea existed!).

If you’re looking for something wild to read that kicks off the A-Force series, A-Force: Warzones might be the read for you. See how many different character cameos you can see, and test your knowledge while also reading an action packed story with some of my favorite bits of dialogue.