Licenced franchises I would like to see IDW take on in comic book form

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  1. dth1971

    dth1971 Active Member

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    I know IDW is famous for the rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Transformers, and My Little Pony in comic book form; and IDW just acquired the rights to Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog for 2018 launch after Archie dropped the rights in early 2017 (still hoping Sally Acorn and the Freedom Fighters get carried over into the IDW Sonic!). The following is a short list of what licenced franchises I would like to see IDW get the rights to for future comic books series and miniseries in the years to come:
    The Karate Kid (1984 movie)
    Monopoly (Hasbro game)
    Hawaii Five-O (CBS drama show - classic and current)
    Charlie's Angels (1976-1981 crime drama show, later made into a 2000 movie)
    Happy Days (1974-1984 sitcom set in the 1950's era)
    The Greatest American Hero (1981-1983 superhero drama show)
    Tiny Toon Adventures (Warner Bros. 1990's cartoons)
    Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain (Warner Bros. 1990's cartoons)
    Pac-Man (Namco owned video game)
    Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo owned video game)
    Candy Crush (based on the online game)
     
  2. Darkanine

    Darkanine Crystal Ranger

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    I would also love an IDW Mario comic. The biggest reason I love the IDW MLP comics despite not really being a fan of the show is the sense of adventure in them. New locations, challenges, obstacles and shortcomigs the characters had to pass, all the while dealing with different villains each arc (admittedly though, the quality of villains kind of steadily declines after the greatness of Queen Chrysalis). A grander sense of adventure is something I think Mario has been sorely lacking for a very long time. Or, at least he has from my perspective since the last Mario game I played was New Super Mario Bros. on the Wii.

    I would like to see an IDW version of Ultraman since I hear their Godzilla stuff is aces. In terms of the tokusatsu circle, I always preferred Ultra over Godzilla, but would love to see a kaiju battle between the two. Since Ultraman doesn't quite have the star power as Godzilla, I'm not to sure if it'll happen though.
     
  3. Fone Bone

    Fone Bone Matt Zimmer

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    Are list threads forbidden? I'd better do short reasons besides each entry.

    Disney Afternoon stuff (although that might be more of the purview of Joe's Books). Lots of stuff they could reprint.
    Muppet Babies. Ditto.
    Sesame Street: I love the comics that come out every year or so, but I have a feeling if IDW got the license they would be monthly.
    Disney's Dinosaurs. I would love to get a miniseries with this.
    Gargoyles. More Please. IDW would be a good home.
    Roger Rabbit. Another thing they could do reprints of.
    Farscape. Another license they would do more with if Boom ain't gonna.
    Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures. Besides reprints of the Marvel title, I'd like to get new stories in this continuity.
    Twin Peaks. David Lynch would never say yes, but I could dream.
    Quantum Leap. I miss this show.
    Wallace and Gromit. Are there Wallace and Gromit comics? I want some!
    Shaun the Sheep. Ditto.
    Samurai Jack: Fill in some of the Lost Years.
    Ren And Stimpy: Another thing with reprint potential.
    Veronica Mars. If Rob Thomas ain't gonna do more TV shows or movies, I'll settle for this.
    Haven: Love that show. There were a couple of mini comics attached to the Blu-Ray releases. I don't know if they were Dark Horse or IDW but I'd like to see more.
    Tremors: Why not?
    The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. I'd buy this in a hot minute.
    Dark Shadows: Continuation of the 1990's version.
    Red Dwarf: Hell yes!
    Harry Potter: I'd love a comic book adaptation.
     
  4. kid rabbit

    kid rabbit Active Member

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    Harry Potter would be awesome
    also
    grimlens
    the goonie
    danny phantom
    and my life as a teenage robot
     
  5. JoeMabbon

    JoeMabbon Gladiator

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    @Fone Bone, Samurai Jack IDW already exists:

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    It ran for about a year and a half. There's another series coming out next month.
     
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    Fone Bone Matt Zimmer

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    I wasn't sure if IDW published it or not. I need to pick up the Omnibus on Amazon.
     
  7. Zorak Masaki

    Zorak Masaki Well-Known Member

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    Another Robocop comic could be good.
     
  8. AdrenalineRush1996

    AdrenalineRush1996 Active Member

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    IDW never published the recent RoboCop comics. That was Boom.

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  9. dth1971

    dth1971 Active Member

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    I would also like to see IDW revive 1950's-2007 MAD Magazine clone Cracked Magazine (maybe in comic book format? MAD started like this before becoming a magazine)

    Some other licenced franchises IDW might revive in comic book form in the future:
    Heathcliff (Make it like the 1980's DIC cartoon and even include new stories with Riff Raff, Cleo, and the Catillac Cats)
    Get Along Gang (1980's American Greetings card line)
    Care Bears (1980's American Greetings card line)
    Arthur (Based on Marc Brown's Arthur children's books and the still going strong on PBS since 1996 Arthur cartoon series)
    Tom and Jerry (If DC can't do a Tom and Jerry comic book since Warner Bros. owns them)
    Welcome Back, Kotter (based on the 1970's sitcom, remember the 1976-1978 DC comics Welcome Back, Kotter comic book?)
    The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985 CBS series)
    Seaquest D.S.V. (mid 1990's ill-fated Steven Spielberg future underwater set adventure TV series)
    Time Trax (1993-1994 adventure TV series)
    M*A*S*H* (based on the 1972-1983 CBS Korean War set sitcom - how come there was never a comic book series based on it back in the 1970's?)
    The Rockford Files (1974-1980's NBC drama cop series - is this due for a movie or TV reboot?)
    Hill Street Blues (1980's NBC drama cop series)
    Cop Rock (A short lived 1990-1991 ABC drama cop series)
    Battle of the Planets (1970's Japanese anime series)
    H.R. Pufnstuf (1970's Sid and Marty Krofft kid show)
    Land of the Lost (Another 1970's Sid and Marty Krofft kid show)
    Family Guy (based on Seth MacFarlane's primetime cartoon - I think there was a short lived comic book series back in 2003, why not revive it again to take on Bongo's Simpsons comics?)
    Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's 1960's Supermarionation British TV shows (Supercar, Fireball XL-5, Captain Scarlett, Thunderbirds, Stingray, Joe 90)
     
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    Fone Bone Matt Zimmer

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    Interesting ideas but how would a Cop Rock comic work? It was a musical.
     
  11. Pacman7821

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    I'll like to see Nintendo comics (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, etc.) from them. Also Crash and Spyro. (I'm not counting the Skylanders comic)
     
  12. AdrenalineRush1996

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    An IDW Kim Possible ongoing serving as a reboot to the Disney show.

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  13. dth1971

    dth1971 Active Member

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    IDW is coming out with a Stretch Armstrong comic book series to be released before 2017 is over and/or 2018 begins.
     
  14. SweetShop209

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    Id definitely like to see comics for Sofia The First and Elena Of Avalor. They already look good in picture book form, and it'd be interesting to see it in comic firm with stories greater in scope
     

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