Canceled TV Shows Live On as Comics


Lately, the writers and creators of some our favorite canceled television series are turning to comics as a way to keep their storylines alive. Joss Whedon has already found success with graphic novel versions of his shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Serenity. It was just recently announced that Bryan Fuller is following Whedon’s formula by working on a Pushing Daisies comic.

With all this talk of reviving canceled television shows, we couldn’t help but think of the five shows we’d like to see live on through comic book form. Check them out after the jump.

1. Veronica Mars Since its boot from TV in 2007, both the cast and the fans of Veronica Mars have been praying for a film version. Unfortunately, it looks like that’s never going to happen. We think that a life in comics would be a better fit for the continuing adventures of our favorite teenage sleuth. Does anyone really want to see 29-year-old Kristin Bell play a college co-ed?

2. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Even though the show was met with decent ratings and a huge cult following, FOX shelved Sarah Connor after the second season. Obviously the fan base would appreciate seeing more of Sarah, John, and Cameron even if it means imagining the special effects while reading — plus, it might help dull the memory of Terminator: Salvation.

3. Alias We miss your neon wigs, catsuits, and convincing foreign accents Sydney Bristow. And we still feel a little cheated — we think the comic should fill in that two year gap the finale created due to the flash forward cop out to Sydney and Vaughn’s happily married life. We know J.J. Abrams is a busy man, but surely he can storyboard a comic in between other projects.

4. Carnivàle Although Heroes tried to channel Carnivale this season, it just wasn’t the same. We think that the show’s intelligent mix of theology, mythology, and multiple, yet complimentary plot lines makes it the perfect candidate for a graphic novel. And just think of how cool the drawings would be. We’d buy it just to look at the visuals.

5. Dollhouse Instead of doing a Dollhouse comic that revolves around Echo, we’d like to see a comic about Whiskey. Although we got a taste of her storyline on the show, we always wanted to know more about her and why she was the most popular Doll before Alpha slashed up her face with scissors. Since Whedon is already invested in the whole comic thing (and isn’t doing much else besides directing a Glee episode and writing horror movies), we think he should take our sage advice and make this happen.

What dead show would you like to see in comic form? Sound off in comments.