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u/apocalypsenowandthen · 7 pointsr/comicbookmovies
  • The Dark Knight draws heavily from The Long Halloween and plenty of the Joker's lines are taken straight out of a prose issue collected here. There's also the obvious influence of The Killing Joke and The Man Who Laughs. The Killing Joke was also the primary influence on Tim Burton's Batman.

  • Batman Begins draws from a number of stories include Year One, Blind Justice and The Man Who Falls which is collected here.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier was based on the fairly recent Ed Brubaker run which is phenomenal.

  • The Dark Knight Rises combines elements of Knightfall, No Man's Land and The Dark Knight Returns. The Dark Knight Returns is also a major influence on the upcoming Batman V Superman.

  • The Avengers mainly draws from the original first issue of The Avengers, which is collected here and retold again here in a modern setting, as well as The Ultimates. There are plenty of shots that feel like they were lifted right out of The Ultimates. On a side note, Joss also wrote the introduction to the book years ago and it was through doing this that he figured out exactly why the Avengers work.

  • The X-Men movies tend to draw more from the 80's, especially Chris Claremont's run. X-Men 2 draws heavily from Gods Loves, Man Kills. X-Men 3 is loosely based off of The Dark Phoenix Saga as well as Joss Whedon's relatively recent Astonishing X-Men. The Wolverine draws from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's [Wolverine mini-series] and Days of Future Past is based on, you guessed it, Day of Future Past. Even though X-Men: First Class takes it's name from the comic of the same name it has more in common with the early Stan Lee stuff. X-Men Origins: Wolverine draws from several comics include Wolverine's Origin mini-series and Weapon X. The first X-Men movie isn't really based off any particular arc although it did heavily influence Ultimate X-Men.

  • The upcoming Daredevil TV series seems to be drawing heavily from Frank Miller's run, particularly his origin story The Man Without Fear. While Miller's main run took place in the late 70's/early 80's The Man Without Fear came out in the 90's.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy takes its line-up from the 2004 series but the plot of the movie is all its own.

  • Avenger: Age of Ultron seems to be an original story that's taking it's cues, at least in part, from Ultron Unlimited which is collected here.

  • Man of Steel was heavily influenced by John Byrne's 80's reboot although its structure is heavily modelled on the 2010 graphic novel Earth One. There are also bits and pieces taken from Birthright, Secret Origin and All-Star Superman.

  • Iron Man 3 certainly takes its cues from Extremis but a lot of it is just pure Shane Black. The first Iron Man isn't based on a particular storyline but Tony's origin stuff in Afghanistan is almost identical to the flashbacks in Extremis that revamp Tony's origin for a modern context. Iron Man 2 borrows a little from Demon in a Bottle and Armor Wars but ultimately does its own thing.

  • The writer of the Fantastical Four reboot has mentioned that they've been influenced by Ultimate Fantastic Four.

  • Ant-Man follows an original story but is primarily influenced by the Scott Lang Ant-Man books from the late 70's/early 80's.

  • The Thor movies aren't based on any particular storyline but they are vaguely influenced by Walter Simon's run as well as J. Michael Straczynski's run

  • Green Lantern draws heavily from Geoff John's run, especially his near-perfect origin story Secret Origin

  • AKA Jessica Jones is based on the incredible Alias.

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u/centipededamascus · 6 pointsr/Marvel

Well, one of the most famous ones is X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson. I'd also highly recommend the X-Statix series by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred, which you can get in short volumes or omnibus form.

u/Tigertemprr · 6 pointsr/Marvel


u/isuldor · 4 pointsr/xmen

I'm not familiar with lotdk. Try God Loves, Man Kills (1982)

u/TheMineEmerald · 2 pointsr/graphicnovels
u/guywhodidthat · 1 pointr/comicbooks

Is that this one?

u/xooxanthellae · 1 pointr/xmen

There was just one X-Men comic until 1991, and then things got really complex.

I would recommend you start with "God Loves, Man Kills" and Claremont/Miller's "Wolverine." They are both classics, and they're available for pretty cheap. Joss Whedon's "Astonishing X-Men" is also fantastic.

If you like Magneto, you might want to check out "Testament." (Do not read Morrison's New X-Men if you like Magneto.) Magneto's cool in "God Loves, Man Kills" too. If you are reading single issues online, check out Uncanny X-Men 150, 161, and 200 for good Magneto stories. Also, the collections Vignettes 1 & 2 have good Magneto origin stories. "Vignettes," in general, really focus more on the characters as people, so you might really like those collections.

Chris Claremont wrote the X-men from 1975 to 1991. He focused a lot on their characters, who they are as people. He had fighting scenes, sure, but that stuff bored him -- he was much more interested in them as people.

So, to recap, here are my recommendations (click titles for Amazon links):