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Best Of 2010: Best Comic Book Adaptation

Jordamus Prime 12/31/2010 Features, Reviews
Here at Comic Booked, we take our comics very seriously! 2010 has been an awesome year to be a comic book fan, but there has been so much going on that it’s hard to actually keep up with it all! That’s why we’re here to present you with our Best of 2010 Awards! Our writers selected what they considered to be the best releases of 2010 as Nominees, and after weeks of careful consideration and deliberation we’ve brought you our choices for the best of everything to do with comics that’s happened in the past year!
Here we have the Nominees for Best Comic Book Adaptation* of 2010-
Jordamus Prime Nominates- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Without any question in my mind, this goes to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The book series was amazing in itself, but this year both the film and video game adaptations blew my mind. Both adaptations of the series were clearly crafted with by fans harboring much love of the franchise, which is a feat that is rarely accomplished. The film was excellently put together, well cast, and adapted almost perfectly from the book series with a few minor changes to the ending (and even those changes were acceptable, the script was written before the final book of the series was released!). Even the video game adaptation, Scott Pilgrim: The Game, was amazing beyond reason; blending all the story elements of the Scott Pilgrim series with all the classic side-scrolling beat-em-up video games of the past. Both the film and the game were among my favorite pieces of entertainment released this year, so I can’t help but give credit where credit is due.
Scott Pilgrim from Scott Pilgrim: The Game

Scott Pilgrim from Scott Pilgrim: The Game

Colin Bell Nominates- Kick-Ass
Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn‘s script plunged it’s hand into the occasionally mean-spirited ribcage of Mark Millar‘s real-life-teens-as-superheroes yarn, yanked out its heart and put it onscreen for all to see.  One of the rare occasions where the film is actually better than the comic.
Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl

Andy Kirby Nominates- The Walking Dead
This selection should be a no-brainer at this point.  If you haven’t watched this show pray for a marathon so you can catch up!
A Zombie, As Seen On 'The Walking Dead'

A Zombie, As Seen On 'The Walking Dead'

Nicole Sixx Nominates- The Losers
I personally would give this one to The Losers, for their flawless work with Max. Loved it. This choice, is of course followed immediately by Iron Man 2 and The Walking Dead.
The Losers

The Losers

Skott of Fables Nominates- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
I try to avoid the live action movies because they rarely turn out good. For every Spider-Man 2 we get 10 Ghost Riders or Fantastic Four’s. I’ve also realized that the best adaptations in live action are smaller titles. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was the best live action adaptation I saw this year taking the top spot, for me, from Kick-Ass. In animation it would be Green Lantern: First Flight followed very closely by Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

And the winner, for Best Comic Book Adaptation* of 2010 is…
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!
Scott Pilgrim: Winner, Best Comic Book Adaptation of 2010

Scott Pilgrim: Winner, Best Comic Book Adaptation of 2010

Congratulations to writer Bryan Lee O’Malley and film director Edgar Wright! The film adaptation of this book series was nothing short of spectacular; not to mention the video game version! If you haven’t seen Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or played Scott Pilgrim: The Game yet, make a point to do so!
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Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Jordan DesJardins is what many would call a "Geek". An avid collector of both comic books and action figures, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions or scouring the city for the latest Transformers to hit the shelves.

  1. Andy Kirby 01/01/2011 at 6:41 am

    I still gotta see this thing. I love the comic, now let's see it come to life.

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