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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘OUR TOP-5 COMIC BOOK FILMS’


As we’ve discussed on the podcast in prior episodes—such as our MCU Top-10 two-parter—we are living in a golden age of superhero cinema. It is a great time to be a fan of these characters.

Comic Book Top-5: Watchmen

Generally, though, we cover the ones that didn’t fare as well at the box office. As an example, last year’s Hellboy or 2004’s The Punisher—neither of which grace this pod with their presence. But, hey, it’s a new year, and that calls for a special offering.

Thus, we’ve united to break down our Top-5 comic book films of all time—along with the best scene and performance from each. 

Comic Book Top-5: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Similar in format to the aforementioned MCU spectacular, this one-off opens the doors to the entire landscape of superhero films. And there were disagreements—some more adamant than others. 

So sit back, grab a Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA from New Belgium Brewing, contemplate your personal Top-5, and enjoy, as I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash, and Chumpzilla take on the oldest lie in America—that geeky debates cannot be in good fun!

Our Lists:

  • Thunderous Wizard:
    • 5. Joker
    • 4. Watchmen: The Director’s Cut
    • 3. Batman v Superman: The Ultimate Cut
    • 2. Superman: The Movie
    • 1. The Dark Knight
  • Capt. Cash:
    • 5. Superman: The Movie/Superman II (This is technically cheating, but we approved)
    • 4. Spider-Man 2
    • 3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    • 2. The Avengers
    • 1. The Dark Knight
  • Chumpzilla:
    • 5. Watchmen
    • 4. Logan
    • 3. Avengers: Endgame
    • 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    • 1. The Dark Knight

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook to check out all the interesting factoids—Tobey Maguire’s stoic cameo in The Wizard and more—from this week’s episode or to offer your Top-5 comic book films!

You can find this episode of Hops and Box Office Flops on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherPodbean, and Spotify!


Thomas L. Kelly

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