It's another bold top ten from Q's Screenboy Jesse Wente. Debate, dispute, use all your super-powers to defeat him. But just don't say that Superman should take the number one spot...
JESSE WENTE'S TOP TEN COMIC-BOOK MOVIES
1/ Ghost World - a must-see for any comic fan, this quiet, funny, and surprisingly emotional movie shows that not all comics are about super heroes - directed by Terry Zwigoff, who also made "Crumb," about the legendary comic artist Robert Crumb
2/ Spiderman 2 - still amazes me with how much it got right - tone, action, appearance - very much the standard bearer for big budget comic book movies and one of the finest sequels in movie history
3/ The Dark Knight - enough already said about this one
4/ Superman 2 - this is still the best Superman adaptation ever, with excellent performances by Christopher Reeves, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman and Terrence Stamp - also look for director Richard Donner's alternate version on DVD
5/ Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi's memoir is poignant and amazingly beautiful, and the only animated movie on this list
6/ A History of Violence - David Cronenberg's modern masterpiece is even more disturbing and thoughtful than its source material - has helped elevate comic book movies
7/ Road to Perdition - Paul Newman's last truly great cinematic moment, and a great example of how to adapt a comic correctly - beautiful and haunting, with a Tom Hanks performances I can actually stand
8/ Oldboy - if you haven't seen this Korean masterwork, finish reading this list and then find it - this movie is one of the great thrill rides of modern moviedom, with innovative action choreography, a brilliant performance by Min-Sik Choi and a classic ending - fear an American remake
9/ Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance - the first in the epic series of movies that introduced me to the joys of arterial spray and heavily-armed strollers - if you want to see where Quentin Tarantino came up with Kill Bill, this is it - also serves as inspiration for "Road to Perdition"
10/ American Splendor - Paul Giamatti is absolutely brilliant in this movie adapted from Harvey Pekar's own comic memoir
Others to consider: X-men 2, Akira, Blade, Men in Black, Iron Man, From Hell, Ghost in the Shell, Hellboy 1&2