Comics on the Small Screen

You’ve heard of the blockbuster DC and Marvel movies, but did you know that many comics are made into television shows?  Here are six shows currently on air and the comics on which they were based.

RiverdaleRiverdale  Comic & Show
This updated version of the comics finds Archie and his friends in the midst of a murder mystery. Described as Archie with a Twin Peaks treatment, it explores small-town life, and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.




PreacherPreacher  Comic & Show
The story of Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. With his fearless sidekicks, Tulip and Cassidy, he embarks on a wild, dark journey that is unlike any other.



iZombieiZombie Comic & Show
This funny, witty detective series mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy. Liv Moore (grave digger in the comics, Medical Examiner in the show) is on the fast track to a perfect life, until she’s turned into a zombie. Stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv must eat brains to retain her humanity. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet: flashes of the corpse’s memories, including clues as to how they were killed.

The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead Comic & Show
Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff, Rick Grimes, finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by an epidemic. In the weeks and months that follow the apocalypse, Grimes will lead a group of survivors in a world overrun with zombies.



Happy!HAPPY! Comic & Show (First season Currently on SyFy)
Meet Nick Sax: a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hitman, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas by a tiny blue horse called Happy.



The Chilling Adventures of SabrinaThe Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Comic & Show (coming to Netflix in 2018)
Terror is born anew in this dark re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda.