With Iron Man 3, Kick Ass 2, The Wolverine, Man of Steel AND Sin City 2 just around the corner, now seems as good a time as any to put together a Top 10 Movies Based on Comic Books - not an easy task by any means. Comic books have now become a huge part of the film industry, sometimes with excellent results, other times less so. There's no denying though that comics have been the basis for a lot of good films, without needing to call them "a comic book movie". Once a marginalized area in film, movies based on comic books have hit the big time and gone mainstream (In case you had been living under a rock and hadn't noticed...) - sometimes in places (as this list shows) that you wouldn't expect or know.
A few controversial omissions on the list? Check. A couple of movies you might not expect to see here? Check. 10 solid films that are all worth a watch? Check.
So what are you waiting for? Dive in - and feel free to tell me how wrong I am in the comments section below! Cheers.