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Five Movies That Would Make Good Graphic Novels

So I was pondering at the library today and came up with a list of five movies, not the books (at least for the ones that have books), that would make good graphic novels.

Maybe my childhood is speaking for me, but I think The Princess Bride would make an excellent graphic novel. Think of it as like Stardust, but funny! Anyway, there are just so many things in the movie, like Inigo vs the Dread Pirate Roberts, that would transfer well into a graphic novel. Also, it’s the Princess Bride. How can it go wrong!?

Next on my list is one that would probably never happen  due to rights, but would still be awesome: The Godfather. In my opinion, the art would have to be perfect to make it work. Like the christening. Let’s imagine that as a six frame page that is going in between the killing and the christening. How Coppola did the Godfather really makes me think it would make a beautiful graphic novel.

Now I will openly admit that I’ve only seen bits and pieces of 12 Angry Men, but I have read the full version of the play, which was based on the movie (or maybe the other way around, I dunno).  But anyway, there are so many little details like body language and expressions that I feel would transfer well if, once again, done with the right artist.

Moulin Rouge!, our next entry, would have to be done as a motion comic with sound when they sing. I think that just the scope and detail of Moulin Rouge! would make a good motion comic. The only problem I foresee would be transferring the dance sequences. I suppose someone would figure out that problem, but I’m not an expert.

The last movie on the list is one of my all time favorites: To Kill A Mockingbird. I feel like this would just be a beautiful graphic novel no matter if it’s the book version or the movie version. Like 12 Angry Men, there’s just so much emotion flowing through the movie and that emotion could easily transfer over to a graphic novel.

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Ten Reasons Why I Love Super Hero Squad Show

Really quick note as to why the long absence: First, my computer crashed. I have to pay for it to be fixed and without a job, it might take a while. Second, I went on vacation. And I brought back pretty dresses and comic books because that’s how I roll. Anyway….

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Katelynn’s Top 5 Superhero Movies

I really felt like doing another top 5 list; the first two were so much fun! Anyway, here’s my top five movies.

Honorable Mentions

Spiderman and Iron Man

Honestly, I think I’m the only person in the world who thought these were just okay. I’ve never liked Tony Stark and even the attractiveness of Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man couldn’t redeem him in my eyes. I also just didn’t like the Spiderman movies. But I will acknowledge the fact they were good movies unlike a certain third movie of  a trilogy by the same company. Anyway… Continue reading

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Top 5 Amazing Mothers in Comics

Katelynn’s Top Five Comic Book Mommas Begins Now!!!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lara Lor-Van

Ok, I don’t know about you, but the Lara I first encountered was the STAS/JL/Smallville Lara. And those Laras were BA. Lara means a good deal to Superman, being a silent influence on his life.

Queen Hippolyta

I haven’t really read a lot of Wonder Woman comics, which is the main reason Hippolyta didn’t make it on the main list. From what I have read, she loves Diana a good deal and puts her well-being above all others.

Number Five- Joyce Summers

Yes, she was primarily on the show. But really, who can deny the BAness of a woman who goes after a vampire with an ax to protect her daughter? Plus she raised daughters as good as Dawn and Buffy (when she’s not being stupid). That says something about her.

Number Four- Martha Wayne

Martha Wayne cared about kids; she donated heavily to children’s charities and helped run a covert detective agency. I first saw Martha in Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? and let me tell you, she was awesome. Although Bruce may idealize her, I think any woman who made that much of an impression on her son at the age of eight has something going for her.

Number Three- Susan Storm-Richards

Even if she was a spineless woman in the early comics, Sue has really evolved into a modern momma. She fights crime. She cooks. She takes care of her kids. She loves her kids to death. Plus she’s Sue Storm.

Number Two- Aunt May

Yes, May’s not actually a mother, but she’s been Peter’s mother figure for most of his life. Aunt May has been there for Peter through his ups and downs. And she even bakes cookies. Yum.

Number One- Ma Kent

While Lara up there might have been his bio-mom, Martha Kent has made a lasting impression on her son. Ma and Pa Kent taught Clark everything he needed to know to make him a good person, and he followed their advice. I think having a son that’s Superman speaks a good deal about Martha Kent.

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Top 5 Worst Mothers in Comics

In honor of Mother’s Day tomorrow, I give you (in my opinion) the five worst mothers ever (at least in comics). Tomorrow I’ll give you the Top Five

Honorable Mentions

Madelyne Pryor

Madelyne Pryor was Scott Summers’ first wife and he constantly compared her to Jean. That’s enough to drive any woman insane. She lost her son, Cable, got jilted by Scott, and turned into the Goblin Queen. Personally, I think it’s partially Scott’s fault, so Maddy only made it to the mentions.

The Mothers of the Pride

The reasons why these lovely ladies didn’t make it on the list is A) (Possible Spoiler) They died for their children and B) Their kids turned out to be some pretty good people

Emma Frost

I could write an entire article on this. I’ll give her props for trying on occasion though.

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