Are Comic Adaptations Well Done Or Over Done?

Superhero season is here and I’m not talking about Season Four of Fortnite. Many movies and television shows have been focusing on the ‘superhero’ angle. By showcasing these well-known, and classic stories to a bigger audience, many comic fans should be happy, right?

Not when they’re produced poorly.

One example of a poorly thought-out comic-based show is CW’s Arrow.

A lot can be said about the beautiful actors and actresses who took part in this show. For one, they portray their characters, as they’ve been written, wonderfully.

The major problem comes with the storyline. The writers for Arrow have been scrutinized for years because of ‘boring’ fight scenes, unrealistic occurrences, and most importantly…Not following the original story of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.

One huge example of this is Felicity Smoak (played by Emily Rickards) who never existed in a Green Arrow comic. According to Ranker.com, the name was only used in Firestorm comics in 1984 and was a man.

Another being Moira Queen (played by Susanna Thompson) who was rarely in the comic version of Green Arrow unless she was mentioned as a memory. I feel that should have been left as such. There’s no sure way to say why producers, directors and writers take an original storyline and change it, unless they are making it better.

That’s one thing Marvel does better than DC.

Deadpool as a movie, and a comic book, kicks ass.

Writers for Deadpool defined the relationship between Wade and Vanessa, while their love was only considered a mere fleeting moment in the comics. Marvel fans enjoyed this drastic change in the plot, because of how well the movie delivered. Another aspect many fans enjoyed was the adaption of his sexuality. Being able to properly showcase a pansexual superhero is on a different level of greatness.

The changes or enhancements to a movie or show, based on a comic book, need to be necessary. In most cases with the Marvel Universe it is, not so much for DC.