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We Want Comics: The Hunger Games

By | Sep 11, 2018 | Columns

Welcome back to We Want Comics, our regular column on the world of licensed comics. This week, we’re marking the tenth anniversary of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, first published September 14, 2008, by looking at what an expanded universe of comic books set in Katniss Everdeen’s dystopian world could have to offer. Spoilers after the […]

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We Want Comics: Ten Great Movies You’ll Never See

By | Aug 28, 2018 | Columns

Welcome back to We Want Comics, our column for the intellectual properties we want to become comic books. Following last month’s news that influential author William Gibson’s rejected Alien 3 script will become a miniseries by artist Johnnie Christmas and colorist Tamra Bonvillain, we’ve gone deep into the archives for other unproduced screenplays that could […]

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We Want Comics: LOST

By | Aug 14, 2018 | Columns

Welcome back to We Want Comics, a column exploring intellectual properties, whether they’re movies, TV shows, novels or video games, that we want adapted into comic books. This month, we dive into one of the most popular – and divisive – shows of the early 21st century, LOST. For those that were watching it when […]

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We Want Comics: This American Life

By | Jul 24, 2018 | Columns

Whether you listen to the radio as you drive to work, or you put podcasts on while you’re doing the dishes, you’ve likely heard an episode of This American Life. The show, hosted by Ira Glass and produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago, is broadcast on 500 different radio stations throughout America and has long […]

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We Want Comics: Oxenfree

By | Jul 10, 2018 | Columns

Welcome back to We Want Comics, a column exploring various intellectual properties — whether they’re movies, TV shows, novels, or video games — that we would like to see adapted into comic books. Usually these intellectual properties were originally developed without comics in mind at all, but this time I want to take a dive […]

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We Want Comics: Jurassic World

By | Jun 19, 2018 | Columns

This month’s We Want Comics is looking at a franchise that has already been turned into a comic book, Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, or, as it’s been rebranded for the big screen lately, Jurassic World. Topps Comics put out various series back in the ’90s, and IDW Publishing put out three miniseries earlier this decade, […]

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We Want Comics: Beyond: Two Souls

By | May 15, 2018 | Columns

Quantic Dream are releasing their latest video game, Detroit: Become Human, on May 25, so this month’s edition of We Want Comics is taking a look at their previous project, 2013’s Beyond: Two Souls. The paranormal action-adventure game/interactive movie starred Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, and like all Quantic Dream games (written and directed by […]

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We Want Comics: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

By | Apr 17, 2018 | Columns

Marvel Studios’s Avengers: Infinity War will be with us very soon, and a young adult novel by Barry Lyga starring the film’s villain, Thanos — Titan Consumed, has been announced for publication in November. Despite an apparent correction stating otherwise, the official synopsis shows it is clearly based on the movie version of the character. […]

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We Want Comics: Get Out

By | Mar 14, 2018 | Columns

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out was a rarity: an Academy Award-winning horror film that appealed to non-horror fans and which drew attention to hidden, less belligerent (but still insidious) kinds of racism in the United States. OK, you may wonder, but why does it need to become a comic book? Well, We Want Comics […]

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We Want Comics: Horizon Zero Dawn

By | Feb 28, 2018 | Columns

This month We Want Comics are marking the first anniversary of Guerrilla Games’s gorgeous PlayStation 4 game, Horizon Zero Dawn, with a deep dive into its post-apocalyptic universe. Horizon Zero Dawn, for those who haven’t played it or seen any footage, tells the story of Aloy, a scout for the Nora tribe who spends her […]

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We Want Comics: The Lord of the Rings

By | Dec 26, 2017 | Columns

[Header image by John Howe] Welcome back to We Want Comics, a column exploring intellectual properties, whether they’re movies, TV shows, novels or video games, that we want adapted into comic books. It’s Christmas, and as everyone who’s read the timeline for The Lord of the Rings knows, that’s when the Fellowship of the Ring […]

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