May 22nd, 2010

Ariel Union

Which TV shows would you like to see in comics form?

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Here's something I used to do on Usenet, and I'm bringing it back.  My audience is smaller now, so I'll try and promote this somehow, because I want to hear what lots of people think...

The 196O's were the heyday of the TV show tie-in comic book.  And even though many companies produced TV tie-ins, the clear leader was Gold Key/Western.  And their general rule was to wait until a TV show made it into it's second season before licensing it, because then the show had a proven track record.*  Sure, this meant that sometimes another publisher (like Western's former partner Dell) might steal a hit away from them, but it usually worked out.

The TV networks had their upfronts this week, so now we know which shows are coming back next season.  So what I'm going to do is list all the returning fiction shows (on the major networks) that haven't been adapted to comics yet, and you can chime in and say which ones you would like to see as comic books, or that you would think would make a good comic book... (The list is broken down by network, simply to organize it a bit.)

30 Rock
Friday Night Lights
Law & Order: SVU
The Office
Parks and Recreation

American Dad
The Cleveland Show
Family Guy
Lie to Me

Brothers & Sisters
Cougar Town
Desperate Housewives
Grey's Anatomy
The Middle
Modern Family
Private Practice

The Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds
CSI: Miami

The Good Wife
How I Met Your Mother
The Mentalist
NCIS: Los Angeles

Rules of Engagement
Two and a Half Men

The CW
Gossip Girl
Life Unexpected
One Tree Hill
Vampire Diaries

My picks? Most of the TV shows I like have a tight continuity, and I'm not sure how you would fit a comic book in.  The Big Bang Theory would work well.  And it surprising that they haven't tried Family Guy yet!

*There are many exceptions to this rule, where Western started the comic in the first season.  Believe me, I heard about all of them when I posted on Usenet.  But they were all shows with obvious "kid appeal", so you can see why Western would take a chance on them...

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Galacta, Daughter of Galactus #1
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The Voyages of SheBuccaneer #3
The Voyages of SheBuccaneer #5
The Voyages of SheBuccaneer #6
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