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a question by Feb 6, 2011
Recently I asked members of this community as to whether I should start a discussion forum that would give people the opportunity to compare graphic literature with its film and television adaptations. To my surprise, a number of people suggested that we include these adaptations as topics for review. Obviously, if we did accept films and television series here, we would need very specific guidelines as to what kinds would be right for the community. Any ideas?
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answered:    February 06, 2011
Mature animated films from Europe would be great (not sure if I'll be able to get my contacts back since you've refused them before, and they have 2nd thoughts about anyone else adding their topics/reviews without their permission). Of course, THE WALKING DEAD and the upcoming TV adaptations of Sandman and Powers would fit into this community. It may be harder to maintain a community geared to mature comic adaptations on TV and film since you have to carefully define what you mean by 'mature'. For me, mature means mature adult treatment and even Thor, FF, and Captain America are mature in essense these days. Daredevil was horror at some point. One can do two reviews also, but I think that would be too much for unpaid labor.

You need to define mature and there would be a small count of mature movies/animation for how I define mature. You need to tread carefully since it can easily spiral out of control. It would be hard to maintain obviously. I can help in some aspects (European comics) but I may contradict myself since mature anime belongs in one of my COL's.  Of course there is cross-posting, but I've gotten some feedback that the reviewer should have exclusive control as to where they want their review to show up...devoted reviewers always want to maintain their copyright or so to speak.
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February 06, 2011
My thoughts were something along the lines of, as far as films go, we'd only accept PG-13 and R rated films and then TV-14 and MA ratings as far as TV goes.
February 06, 2011
That works. Just make sure you define it accurately. By the way, where's that question you posted as to what changes you would like to see in the site?
February 06, 2011
Not sure. I'd have to look for it. LOL! I know at this point, I don't want to include the "Superman", "X-Men", "Spider-Man", "Iron Man" or "Fantastic 4" films. Too many of these superhero flicks are targeted at kids and this is sort of a no-kid zone. LOL!
February 06, 2011
Oh, and no "Howard the Duck"! LOL!

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February 06, 2011
I have a few animated series and a few mature animated comic book adaptations that contain rape, mutilation and dark themes. I am now working on Vampire comic but maybe I'll post that one under Vampire Historians. You should have named this COL, comics where no kids are allowed. LOL!
February 06, 2011
LOL! Just remember that the stuff here doesn't have to be dark to be adult. I'd really love to see greater emphasis placed on things like "Persepolis", "Maus", "Strangers in Paradise" and anything by Will Eisner.
February 06, 2011
well, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD comic would make "THE FUNNIES" cry so yeah, I know what you mean.
February 06, 2011
how Howard the vampire duck? LMAO
February 06, 2011
I'd stake that little quacker. LOL!
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