TEN COMIC BOOK-TURNED TV SHOWS AND WHERE TO WATCH THEM

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Within recent years, comic book culture has been embraced by many forms of popular media. I mean, you just have to turn on the TV or go to your local cinema to experience first hand how much society has been taken in by this brand of comic book phenomenon. Now, for a good example of this, why not check out the following list of comic book themed TV shows and where to find them. All in all I'd say it's a pretty awesome list, and it was sent to me by those loverble guys and girls who work at...




Preacher
1) Preacher

Where to Watch it: Amazon Prime Video.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Vertigo, a DC Imprint.
Who Star's in it: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun.
What's it All About: Adapted from the popular 90s comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher is the sort of show which tries to tell us things like, what does an Irish vampire eat for breakfast? What would happen if a man of the cloth fell in love with a woman of the streets? Plus, if God existed, what type of shotgun would he carry?


The Walking Dead
2) The Walking Dead 

Where to Watch it: Now TV.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Image Comics.
Who Star's in it: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and Melissa McBride.
What's it All About: The Walking Dead is an ongoing American drama which was developed by Frank Darabont and based on the comic book series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. It's basically a horror story where we see a bunch of people trying their best to stay alive in a world full of zombies and monsters


American Gods
3) American Gods

Where to Watch it: Amazon Prime Video.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Image Comics.
Who Star's in it: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.
What's it All About: This TV show is based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book-turned comic series, and tells the tale of how the old gods of mythology struggle to adapt to a new world ruled by the gods of media and modernity. Trust me, it's not your usual biblical parable. If anything, it's old school storytelling done in a bold new way. 


The Tick
4) The Tick

Where to Watch it: Amazon Prime Video.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: New England Comics.
Who Star's in it: Juliet Pritner, Mimi Gianopulos, and Alan Tudyk.
What's it All About: Now would you believe an accountant with mental health issues when he says that his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead? I would, and so does the makers of this show. In it, we see how this loon struggles to unearth the aforementioned conspiracy by sporting a strange blue superhero get-up. After all, this is the sort of world where real life superheroes have been around for decades, so why shouldn't he do the same thing?


Riverdale
5) Riverdale

Where to Watch it: Netflix.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Archie Comics. 
Who Star's in it: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, and Camila Mendes.
What's it All About: Loosely based on the popular Archie characters, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie and his friends, as it explores small town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath its wholesome facade. Please remember, this isn't your parents Archie, unless they took a lot of drugs.


Arrow
6) Arrow

Where to Watch it: Amazon Prime Video.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: DC Comics.
Who Star's in it: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, and David Ramsey.
What's it All About: Once upon a time Oliver Queen was a spoilt rich kid who lived off the fortune accumulated by his deceased fathers company. But one day everything changed, changed in a big way, when he was left stranded on a desert island and learnt how to fend for himself. So much so, in fact, that when he eventually returned back home to Starling City, he decided to don the guise of an emerald archer and defend those in need.


Luke Cage
7) Luke Cage

Where to Watch it: Netflix.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Marvel.
Who Star's in it: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, and Theo Rossi.
What's it All About: Luke Cage is an African American superhero who loves dancing, playing the clarinet, as well as yoga and flower arranging. No, not really. Ha! In all seriousness, Luke is currently on a redemptive quest to clean up his hometown of Harlem by using his super strength and unbreakable skin. He got his powers in an experiment that went horribly wrong, so now he's trying to turn the tables on society in the only way he knows how.


Smallville
8) Smallville

Where to Watch it:
Hulu.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: DC Comics.
Who Star's in it: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, and Allison Mack.
What's it All About: Smallville follows a young Clark Kent during his formative years, where we see him struggle to find a place in the world while learning to harness his alien powers. This TV series is also complemented with a heavy dose of Americana, and shows us what it looks like to be brought up in rural Kansas, situated in the Midwest of the United States


Marvel’s Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D
9) Marvel’s Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D.

Where to Watch it: Netflix.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Marvel.
Who Star's in it: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, and Brett Dalton.
What's it All About: S.H.I.E.L.D. is the name given to the counter-terrorism and intelligence agency which is charged with investigating and neutralizing any paranormal and superhuman threats posed to the world. Just try to think of them as the Men in Black, minus Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, or any of those alien things that look like slugs.


Marvel’s Daredevil
10) Marvel’s Daredevil 

Where to Watch it: Netflix.
Name of Comic Book Publisher: Marvel.
Who Star's in it: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, and Elden Henson.
What's it All About: Daredevil tells the tale of a blind vigilante who tries to clean up New York City by any means necessary. By night, he uses his super-human senses to kick the living crap out of any bad guy that litter the streets, whereas by day, he poses as a lawyer, named Matt Murdock, who tries to do exactly the same thing, albeit in a less violent capacity.

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