ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: Best Screen Adaptation Of A Comic In 2016
Our writers and editors have made their picks of the best movie and TV adaptations based on a comic book in the past year, and you, the readers of ComicsAlliance, have voted for your favorites.
Check out the best screen adaptations of 2016 below, including our critics’ picks and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category! This is the very best of 2016!
The sequel season of Agent Carter, the show that spun-off from the Captain America movies, is still one of the most satisfying productions that Marvel has ever given us, especially on television. Hayley Atwell's return as the unstoppable Peggy Carter provided no shortage of opportunities for action, espionage, and intrigue in her new locale of 1940s Los Angeles, and the season was so well crafted, it’s hard to believe it was just on a regular television network. It's a real shame we'll never get a season three. [Chris Haley]
Legends of Tomorrow is the best worst show on television, and I love it. From the moment that Rip Hunter stepped onto a rooftop and announced that he was from "East London... oh, and the future," and then dragged a bunch of C-listers on a journey through time, it was like I was watching a show that was made specifically to cater to me and my love of obscure DC goofballs. It's the fun of a dollar box translated directly to the screen, and nothing else comes close. [Chris Sims]
Supergirl burst onto the small screen like a breath of fresh air amidst the current climate of dark and gritty. Supergirl stands for hope, joy, and possibility. Her stories aren't about who was the strongest or the most cruel. Half the time, she takes down the villain with words, with empathy, with teamwork. This show stands out as one of the truest adaptations around, one of the most joyful and fun, and has only gotten better in its second season with the addition of more diversity — and, of course, Superman. [Tara Marie]
When Netflix and Marvel's Luke Cage series went live back in September, I quietly prepared to be incredibly behind with every single class assignment I had due that coming week. With a well-written and updated take on Luke Cage, some of the best villains the MCU has ever seen in Mahershala Ali's Cottonmouth and Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard, and Rosario Dawson finally getting the time and exposure that she's deserved since Daredevil's first season, Luke Cage is almost everything a fan of the character could want on television. [Zina H.]
Thanks to some fantastic character work by Robert Downey, Jr and Chris Evans, Captain America: Civil War overcomes its "feuding brothers" narrative tropes with ease. The villain may not have been as grand as previous Marvel movies, but the first appearances of Chadwick Boseman’s excellent Black Panther and Tom Holland’s spot-on Spider-Man more than made up for Zemo's shortcomings. It’s not easy for these ensemble films to continually set up the next series of movies while also serving their own stories, but Civil War does it in a way that doesn’t feel forced, and actually has us looking forward to the changes it initiated in the Marvel Cinemtic Universe. [Luke Brown]