What Boom! Studios Comics Could Be Adapted?
Boom Studios has almost 15 years of history that could be adapted, so let’s break down some of the most likely candidates for a live-action or animated series and I’ll also give some personal choices of mine.
Lumberjanes is definitely one of Boom’s more popular series, as well as one of its longest running books. The series has been running since 2014 and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
The story follows a group of girls named Mal, Ripley, Molly, April, and Jo spending summer at a scout camp, and the strange creatures and supernatural phenomena they encounter there.
There was originally a feature film adaptation in development that was reportedly canceled by Disney back in August 2019, which opens the door for Netflix to pick it up.
Considering Lumberjanes was only supposed to be an 8-part miniseries before being extended to an ongoing series, it’s safe to say that the book has exceeded expectations for the studio. Maybe it’s time to re-explore a potential adaptation of the series.
Also, Noelle Stevenson is a co-writer on the series. You may recognize her name as the showrunner of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which is currently getting ready to release its final season. Maybe this is the perfect opportunity to bring Lumberjanes to the small screen and who better to do it.
Irredeemable was another one of Boom’s more popular series, lasting from April 2009 to May 2012 for a total of 37 issues.
The series follows the fall of the world’s greatest superhero, the Plutonian, as he begins slaughtering the population of Earth.
The concept of a former superhero turning bad and going rouge is something that really intrigues me and is something that I think would be considered as a fresh idea for those who would be viewing from home.
Netflix is no stranger to mature comic-book TV series adaptations, of course, as they were responsible for many of the Marvel TV series – including Daredevil and The Defenders. Therefore, I think that Irredeemable would definitely be something Netflix could be interested in.
Power Rangers and Other Licensed Series
Alright, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. Boom! Studios, as I’m sure most of you know, is in charge of the insanely popular Power Rangers comics which have been running for 4 years now. Many fans have wished that Netflix would make a more adult adaptation of the Power Rangers similar to the comics. Now would be the perfect time right?
Unfortunately, I don’t feel this will be the case. Trust me, I want a darker version of the Power Rangers myself. I will be the first to say that I think that Power Rangers could thrive as an animated series. I just don’t think that legally this would be possible.
The first-look deal with Netflix includes Boom Studios properties, but it does not include the properties that Boom has acquired from other companies precisely because the comic book studio not have ownership over those properties.
So this means that properties such as Power Rangers, Darkwing Duck, or Ben 10 are most likely are not included in this deal. While it’s definitely not impossible that Netflix could make their own adaption of these series, that would be up to Hasbro, Disney, Cartoon Network, etc. and not Boom.
What do you guys think of this first-look deal between Netflix and Boom Studios? Which properties would you like to see adapted? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to keep up with us at The Illuminerdi for more comic book news!