Question of the week: who’s your favourite comics-inspired TV or movie character?

Wonder Woman

Comics are just one of the many sources of characters that movies and TV shows have draw on for inspiration – and continue to draw on. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen TV show versions of both Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk mooted. Both of course were adapted for TV in the 70s, and Spiderman, Batman, The Green Hornet and others have all had TV shows. The movies have also adapted the likes of Watchmen, Green Lantern, Electra, Daredevil, Blade, the Fantastic Four et al.

So this week’s question is:

Who’s your favourite TV or movie comic book hero and why?

The advanced respondent can, of course, cheat by talking about characters in TV and movie who have ended up in comic books (eg Buffy, Angel, Chloe Sullivan, Doctor Who, The Thing from Another World, Heroes) if they so prefer it.

As always, leave a comment with your answer or a link to your answer on your own blog


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.