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Comic Book Movies vs Comics


Frank Miller's comic books served as movie templates several times, including for Sin City and 300.



The original Batman movie by Tim Burton offered a much darker costume for the superhero... in the comics he was mostly wearing light gray and purple or blue.



The Joker, Batman's arch-enemy, was originally played by Jack Nicholson.



The comic book hero Blade appeared on the comic book scene in 1973. On the big screen he's played by Wesley Snipes.



Catwoman's origin lies in the pages of Batman. Her original costume did undergo some changes since then. Catwoman has the dubious honor of making Wikipedia's 'Films considered the worst ever' list.



The Daredevil was originally appearing in a yellow/ red costume, but his red-only costume is better known (and cooler looking, I think).


Dick Tracy

Played by Warren Beatty, the character of Dick Tracy made its debut in 1931.




Fantastic Four

The FF (created by Jack Kirby & Stan Lee) consist of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, the 'Human Torch' Johnny Storm, and The Thing. (A different Human Torch was also available as golden age comics variant from 1939, published at Marvel's predecessor Timely Comics.)


Silver Surfer


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Comic book writer Alan Moore started to wihtdraw his name from the movies based on his comic books, feeling that the way they're converted into the film medium doesn't add crucial value. Alan Moore also authored 'V for Vendetta'.


Ghost Rider



Hellboy was originally created by artist Mike Mignola for Dark Horse comics.



The Hulk made his debut in 1962. Like the Fantastic Four and many other superheroes, he was co-created by Stan Lee – who makes guest appearance in Marvel comic book movies – and Jack Kirby. He was originally gray-skinned but later turned green. If you haven't watched this movie yet, do yourself a favor and don't: looking at the ceiling (any ceiling) offers more excitement, and intellectual stimulation.


Judge Dredd

2000 AD is the name of the UK publication that later focused on Judge Dredd, one of its (anti-)heroes.



The Punisher is a super-hero 'on the edge' and made his debut fighting Spider-Man. Above comic book cover was drawn by fan-favorite John Romita Jr.


Sin City

Frank Miller's Sin City first appeared in the pages of the Dark Horse Presents anthology.



Todd McFarlane became a comic book artist celebrity at Marvel and then moved on with other 'superstar' artists to form Image comics, where he created Spawn.




Spider-Man's Black Costume

In the comic books, the black costume's fabric is different from the red and blue variant. (In the Spider-Man 3 movie, the black costume is basically a dark variant of the red and blue one.)




Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


V for Vendetta

Another comic book created by master writer Alan Moore, who gained fame for – among other books he wrote – Watchmen.



In the X-Men movies, the group members wear costumes which are much darker than those in the comic books. Like in the X-Men comic, Wolverine (whose costume changed over time) is a bit of a star in the group.