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Comic Book Movies that you don't know you've seen

With Spider-Man swinging his way to millions at the box office and the sequel to the Fantastic Four ready to surf onto the silver screen next week It's easy to see why some people might think comic book films are solely about people dressing up in colored spandex and battling crime. But this isn't the case. Sure there are a large number of superhero films but there's been quite a few comic book films that don't involve costumed crime fighters. You might have even seen a few and not even realize it: A History of Violence: This Academy award nominated movie about crime and violence is an adaption of a graphic novel of the same name by writer John Wagner and Vince Locke Road to Perdition: This Tom Hanks starring film about a 1920's hitman and his young son out for revenge is an adaption of writer Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner's graphic novel. The popularity of the film lead to Collins to follow up the graphic novel with two more installments exploring missing periods in the characters' history. Ghost World: The film starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johanson and about two alienated high school graduates dealing with life is an adaptation of Daniel Clowes graphic novel. From Hell: This Johnny Depp film about a constable's hunt for Jack the Ripper was adapted from Alan Moore's acclaimed graphic novel