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10 Shows Based on Comic Books (Not From Marvel or DC)

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If we are talking about movies or TV shows based on comic books, the first thing that comes to mind is that is it based on Marvel comics or DC comics, but there are so many comic books out there and there is a whole lot of brilliant content based on comic books that are not from Marvel or DC. So, today Cinemablind has decided to make a list of what we think are the best 10 shows based on comic books that are not from Marvel or DC. We have not included The Walking Dead because it is just too long to watch now.

10. Riverdale

Shows Based on Comic Books Not From Marvel or DC
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Synopsis: Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with her crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s Queen Bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s more to the story.

9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Synopsis: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature —half-witch, half-mortal —while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

8. All of Us Are Dead

Shows Based on Comic Books Not From Marvel or DC
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Synopsis: The latest Netflix Korean series All of Us Are Dead has proven to be another hit series for the streamer after the global success of Squid Game, which made nearly a billion dollars. The zombie thriller series is packed with bone-crunching action and tear-jerking drama, with a lot of gore. The series primarily focuses on a group of students trapped in a school that is overrun by a zombie horde. The first season of All of Us Are Dead has been getting a lot of positive reviews from both audience and critics alike.

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7. Sailor Moon

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Synopsis: Usagi Tsukino is a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, defender of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

6. Sweet Home

Shows Based on Comic Books Not From Marvel or DC
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Synopsis: After losing his family, reclusive high school student Cha Hyun-su moves into a new apartment where he faces bizarre and shocking circumstances, and fights to survive in the fast changing world which is on the verge of collapsing.

5. Hellbound

Shows Based on Comic Books Not From Marvel or DC
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Synopsis: Unbelievable demonstrations of hell take place in the middle of Seoul right in front of crowds. Mysterious beings condemn individuals to be hellbound, and otherworldly beings appear exactly at the specified time to kill the condemned in a brutal burning. Rising above the utter chaos resulting from these inexplicable supernatural occurrences is the commanding voice of Jung Jinsu, the leader of an up-and-coming religious organization, The New Truth. He claims that only sinners are marked for condemnation and that these occurrences represent divine will to make humans righteous. A group of his followers with blind faith, the Arrowhead, take into their own hands the punishment of those who go against the divine will. The world becomes a living hell. Min Hyejin, a lawyer, challenges Chairman Jung by claiming the demonstrations of hell to be simply supernatural occurrences. She joins forces with the few who try to protect the hellbound and return the world to the realm of humans, not gods. They go up against the chaos instigated by The New Truth.

4. Tower of God

Shows Based on Comic Books Not From Marvel or DC
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Synopsis: Reach the top, and everything will be yours. At the top of the tower exists everything in this world, and all of it can be yours. You can become a god. This is the story of the beginning and the end of Rachel, the girl who climbed the tower so she could see the stars, and Bam, the boy who needed nothing but her.

3. Invincible

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Synopsis: From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, Invincible is an hour-long, adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

2. The Umbrella Academy

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Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.

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1. The Boys

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Synopsis: The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.

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