Six more TV series we’d love to see revived as comics
Freaks and Geeks
This 1999-2000 show was the informal first meeting for many of today’s top stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jason Segel all received their big breaks on the dramedy. To transform Freaks and Greeks into a comic books might take a little bit of magic, but it could turn into something great. And unlike the live-action world, the Freaks and Geeks characters would never grow old in comics.
Tales From the Crypt
It got its start in the early 1950s as an EC comic, but that title was overshadowed in 1989 when the Cryptkeeper moved to HBO for the excellent anthology television series that ran for seven seasons. A few years back, Papercutz revived the title with an interesting cast of creators, but it failed to hit the mark. Imagine if someone like IDW were to take on this famed franchise once more, and bring dyed-in-the-wool EC fans like Rick Remender and Eric Powell in to kick off this new era of terror hosted by the Cryptkeeper and friends.
What if Howard the Duck‘s Steve Gerber created his own sword-wielding barbarian? Well, he did actually, way back in the early 1980s. Produced by Ruby-Spears, Thundarr the Barbarian saw Gerber team with cartoonist-turned-character designer Alex Toth for a barbarian story set in an apocalyptic future Earth. The series, which aired for two seasons, was a rollicking piece of animation that might have died quickly but has lived on for fans who grew up in that era. Sure it wore its Star Wars influences on its sleeve, but Star Wars itself owed a debt to earlier works. Imagine a Thundarr the Barbarian series picking up the then-future tales of a dystopian 1994 without going gritty but with a little wink to his hackneyed past and some able-bodied creators who know how to tell a story.