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Earlier this week, news broke that FX was adapting Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s seminal graphic novel From Hell into an hour-long drama series. While From Hell has been adapted for a feature film before, it wasn’t really a faithful adaptation, and the news that Children of Men writer David Arata was penning the TV version has me hopeful. Granted, I like Arata’s work, but I am more intrigued that From Hell isn’t a superhero comic, which is the hot trend for genre TV right now. (For more on that, see the episode where I talk about superhero cinema overload.) If From Hell can get a TV adaptation, what else could work on the small screen? Well, today on The Dan Cave, that’s precisely what we’re going to answer: what non-superhero comics most deserve a TV adaptation?
Obviously, there are still tons of awesome comics and graphic novels that didn’t make my list, but I had to leave some out for the sake of diversity. What are your favorites? What would you most like to see get turned into a TV show? Let me know in the comments below or tell me on Twitter (@Osteoferocious) using the hashtag #TheDanCave.