A Brief Look at Foreign Comics Adapted into Film

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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4 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Back before they began making the present Asterix film series (back in the ’70s, in fact), my ex- and i always felt that Terence Hill and Bud Spencer would have been perfect for live-action Asterix films.

    (Hill, BTW, has produced, directed and starred in a series of TV versions of Lucky Luke comics…)

  2. John Philip Law also had a cameo in CQ, a wonderful sendup of the European film industry in the era of Barbarella. Their film-within-a-film Dragonfly stands on its own, especially as it DOES stand on its own on the dvd – they edited all the clips together to show the whole film at once.

  3. dvdmalovideo says:

    Besides Japan, France is probably the most active non-American country for comic-based film adaptations. Besides Asterix they’ve produce a bunch of their own, including Lucky Luke, Michel Vaillant, Blueberry and Largo Winch. Also, the mini-series XIII starring Stephen Dorff is based on a very popular series of the same name. It’s partially responsible for a new interest from American producers into their material as production is soon to begin on number of projects including Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone.

  4. Steve Chaput says:

    Recall actually seeing Danger: Diabolik in the theatre when in high school, along with my friend Gerry. His mother was French and had given him some of the comics, of which I was totally unfamiliar and (unlike Gerry) I couldn’t read a word of French anyway. Gerry also introduced me to ASTERIX, one of many things for which I will always be grateful to him.