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Graphic Novels with (Mostly) Live Action Adaptations

Here is a list of graphic novels that have been made into movies or tv shows.

Cover of Blue is the Warmest Color

Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine finds herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity.

Watch it: DVD

Cover of The Boys Vol 1 The Name of

Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them - sometimes - need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys!

Cover of Diary of a Teenage Girl

The turbulent life of a teenage girl portrayed through diary entries and comic strips.

Watch it: DVD

Cover of Doom Patrol Vol. 1 Crawlin

Though they are super-powered beings, and though their foes are bent on world domination, convention ends there. Shunned as freaks and outcasts, and tempered by loss and insanity, this band of misfits faces threats so mystifying in nature and so corrupted in motive that reality itself threatens to fall apart around them—but it’s still all in a day’s work for the Doom Patrol.

Watch it: TV

Cover of Ghost in the Shell

In a world in which the human mind can be programmed like a computer, where does the human soul end and the cybernetic machinery begin? What does it mean to be human? From Masamune Shirow, the creator of Appleseed, Orion, and Dominion: Tank Police, comes an epic, dystopian tale of politics, covert actions, and cyborgs with too much attitude!

Watch it: DVD

Cover of I Kill Giants

Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear.

Watch it: DVD

Cover of Invincible Vol 1 Family Ma

Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping late on Saturdays... at least until the good cartoons come on. The only difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father's footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards?

Cover of Jupiter’s Legacy

1932: Sheldon Sampson's dreams about a mysterious source of power lead him, his brother Walter, and a group of loyal followers on a quest around the world. What they discover sets them on a course that will wrench a family apart and alter the world's political stage! Decades after their journey, Sheldon and Walter are superpowered legends, world renowned for their heroism. But the offspring trained to live in their image have fallen desperately short. Rocked by one public scandal after another, Chloe and her brother Brandon are a dishonor to the generation before them.

Cover of New Mutants. Vol. 1

The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) join together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news - a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!

Watch it: DVD

Cover of The Old Guard, Book One, O

This is a fairy tale of blood and bullets. It is a story about time, and age, and ages, and about friendship, and love, and regret. It is a story of two women and three men who cannot die. Mostly. Their names are Andy, Nicky, Joe, Booker, and Nile. They are soldiers, and their war never ends. They've been everywhere, seen everything, and fought in virtually every conflict through the present day. For centuries, they have kept their existence hidden, never staying in one place too long, always moving from mission to mission. But today, the shadows aren't so dark, and they are about to learn that secrets are impossible to keep. And you absolutely do not want to get in their way when those secrets are laid bare...

Cover of Persepolis

Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

Watch it: DVD

Cover of Snowpiercer Vol. 1 The Esc

From fearsome engine to final car, all surviving human life is here: a complete hierarchy of the society we lost. The elite, as ever, travel in luxury at the front of the train - but for those in the rear coaches, life is squalid, miserable and short. Now the poor have had enough: it's time to seize control of the engine - and their future!

Watch it: DVD | TV

Cover of The Saga of Swamp Thing

Created by a freak accident, the Swamp Thing is an elemental creature who uses the forces of nature and wisdom of the plant kingdom to rail against a polluted world's self-destruction.

Watch it: TV

Cover of The Umbrella Academy. Apoc

In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Available to download: eBook

Cover of Watchmen

Exceptional graphic artwork brings to life the story of the Watchmen as they race against time to find a killer, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Available to download: eBook

Watch it: DVD | TV