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Movies and TV shows are often adapted into comic book form. Comics have certain advantages over other media: they are much easier and cheaper to produce than TV shows, and since the reader isn't restricted to experiencing the story at a particular time each day, the creators are more free to write longer-running, more complex stories.

Such adaptations tend to take three forms:
# The comic retells the story of the original work.
# The comic takes the characters and setting of the original, but tells a different series of stories.
# The comic [[{{Continuation}} continues where the original left off]], or [[{{Prequel}} fills in the backstory]].

In cases where the comic is intended to be released right from the start, it sometimes appears before the work from which it is adapted.

Comic book adaptations of movies were fairly common in the 1970's and 1980's, before home videos became common. In those days, a comic book was the easiest way to re-experience a movie no longer playing in theatres. But because of AnimationLeadTime the comics were often written and drawn based on earlier scripts than the final draft, and before the movie was edited, which could result in scenes appearing in the comic adaptation that were never in the movie.

Another phenomenon is a comic strip series based on a famous celebrity. These comics are usually cheaply produced and part of the [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow Merchandise]] around the media star himself. Sometimes the original celebrity is involved in the creation, but often it happens without his knowledge or approval. As soon as the fad around the star dies out these comics usually die a quick death.

See also AnimeFirst. For comics adapted ''into'' other media, see LiveActionAdaptation, AnimatedAdaptation, and LicensedGame. Sometimes, the end product will actually be called [[TitleTheAdaptation Name: The Comic Book]].


* Western Publishing (Creator/DellComics, Creator/{{Gold Key|Comics}}) did adaptations of many movies and TV shows, usually taking extensive liberties with the story and its continuity.

[[folder:Adapted from Anime]]
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha The Comics''. Covers the quiet moments not shown in the anime before, during, and after the season that [[AllThereInTheManual it supplements]].
* ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' was adapted into two different, simultaneously published mangas. One was aimed at [[{{Shonen}} boys]], and focused on the fighting at the expense of the LoveDodecahedron. The other was aimed at [[{{Shojo}} girls]], and went into much more detail of the love story while downplaying the fighting aspect. Both are considered inferior to the anime.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is an interesting example. The first manga adaptation was based off the light novels; however, it was utterly terrible, and when the anime was released, the author actually [[OldShame disowned his manga out of shame]], and instead gave way for another, much better manga adaptation, this time based off the anime.
* While the ''Pokémon'' mainline franchise has a few notable game-derived manga [[Manga/PokemonZensho in]] [[Manga/PokemonGoldenBoys their]] [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure own]] [[Manga/PokemonAdventures rights]], ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' is set in a verse heavily influenced by [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the first two seasons of the anime]]. Later seasons and the movies also got their own manga adaptations. Anime adaptations (including ''Electric Tale'') are Type 2, the movie adaptations are Type 1.
* The two ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' manga, ''No Need for Tenchi'' and ''The All-New Tenchi Muyo!'' (''Tenchi Muyo!'' and ''Shin Tenchi Muyo!'' in Japan) is this. It was initially just a two volume story set in the OVA-verse, but when it proved popular, it kept going for an impressive 22-volume run, greatly expanding on the universe (even if it was just for that canon) and the characters living there.
* A type 2 manga of ''Anime/TheBigO'' was released.
* The ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movies have manga adaptations...well, at least some of them. ''The Raven Chaser'' is the latest one to get a manga adaption as of far. They're type 1.
* ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'' has two: A Type 1 manga illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, and a Type 2 gag series illustrated by Mato.

[[folder:Adapted from Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu'' comic books themselves were adapted from single-panel magazine cartoons that ran in ''SaturdayEveningPost''. The comic books are probably more well-known (and well-received) than the source material.
* In a strange example, the ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' comic was adapted into a manga to be published in Japan. There have also been manga adaptations of other existing "western-style" comic books, including ''Spider-Man'' and even ''Sabrina the Teenage Witch'' (albeit the latter was incorporated into the actual Archie publication itself).
* There was also a ''Manga/{{Batman}}'' manga.
* Many newspaper strips have had comic book adaptations, with longer stories involving the characters. These include:
** ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' (Dell, 1960-62; Gold Key, 1962-64; [=KaBoom=], 2011-present).
*** Schulz only drew the first issue; the rest were done by assistants.
** ''ComicStrip/{{Nancy}}'' (Dell, 1960-62)
** ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' (Fawcett, 1959-79; Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} 1981-82)
** ''Comicstrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' (Marvel, 1985-91)
** ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' (Charlton, 1969-76)
** ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' (1956-80, through Dell, Gold Key, King Comics, and Charlton)
** ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' (1948-84 through Dell, Gold Key, King Comics, Charlton, and Whitman; 1993-94 through Harvey; 2012-present through IDW)
** ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' ([=KaBoom=], 2012-15).

[[folder:Adapted from Celebrities]]
* Many film comedians have had NewspaperComics based on them: Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/HarryLangdon and Creator/LaurelAndHardy, for instance.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': This long-running comic strip series is based on the popular Flemish comedian Urbanus. He is directly involved in the creative process and writes all the scripts. Since he is popular in both Flanders and the Netherlands the comics sell extraordinarily well.
* Creator/WoodyAllen: Yes! Even he had his own newspaper comic strip, drawn by Stuart Hample.
* Dennis P. Eichhorn drew a comic strip about Music/WildManFischer once.
* The comic strip "Sjef Van Oekel" (called "Léon la Terreur" in French and "Leo, der Terrorist" in German.) by Theo Van Den Boogaard and Wim T. Schippers was based on a comedic character created by Dolf Brouwers. Since Schippers already wrote Brouwers' monologues he worked along with the comic strip scripts as well. Despite being a very popular comic strip Brouwers eventually took Schippers and Van Den Boogaard to court because his character was continuously shown in very vulgar and obscene situations. This ended the comic strip series effectively.
* ''Series/BassieEnAdriaan'': Had a comic strip based on them drawn by Frans Verschoor, and direct involvement from one of the comedians themselves: Aad van Toor (who played Adriaan).

[[folder: Adapted from Fan Works]]
* A comic adaptation of ''{{FanFic/Anthropology}}'' [[http://thedifferentguy.deviantart.com/art/Anthropology-music-and-magic-part-1-473603274 has just started]] and seems promising. The art style could be better, though.

[[folder:Adapted from Films -- Animation]]
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** Several Disney movies have some, which either end up in their own special promotional comic book/mini-series, or simply in the pages of ''Walt Disney's Comics and Stories''. Sometimes both.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has numerous [[NoExportForYou European exclusive]] comics based on the first film. Many introduce new characters.
* Gold Key's adaptation of Music/TheBeatles ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' follows the basic premise of the film -- the Blue Meanies attacking Pepperland--but it changes the entire continuity. A more faithful adaptation was planned in the late 90s after the movie was re-released on DVD but Apple (the Beatles' corporate entity) nixed it.
* Creator/MarvelComics did a ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' comic. It's OffModel. [[http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c308/Suren2/Fievel/fgwcomic.png Very off model.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'' was adapted into the unofficial comic book story ''Recap/AsterixConquersRome''.
* ''WesternAnimation/DaisyTown'' and ''WesternAnimation/LaBalladeDesDalton'' were later adapted as an official comic strip album in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' canon.
* ''WesternAnimation/TintinAndTheLakeOfSharks'' has been adapted to a comic strip too, though this is not officially part of the Tintin canon and it's more or less a collection of screenshots from the film with text balloons added.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' had two adaptations:
** Original 1986 adaptation by Ralph Macchio ([[NamesTheSame no, not]] [[Film/TheKarateKid that one]]) for Creator/MarvelComics. Notable in that not only was it based on an earlier form of the script, but artist Don Perlin had to rely on earlier character models as well.
** 20th Anniversary adaptation, titled ''Transformers: The Animated Movie'', by Bob Budiansky for IDW Publishing. Notable for attempting to fix a few errors and {{Plot Hole}}s from the film.
* As a sort of RecursiveAdaptation, ''WesternAnimation/SmurfsTheLostVillage'' had a related tie-in comic book album called ''Smurfs: The Village Behind The Wall'' consisting of five stories that take place within that movie's universe.
* Creator/RalphBakshi's adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' was adapted into comics by Spanish artist Luis Bermejo Rojo (thus "El Señor de los Anillos") and translated into many European languages - but [[ScrewedByTheLawyers never English for licensing reasons.]] It adds more dialogue and details from the book trilogy the movie left out, but stops at the same point, in the middle of the second book.
* ''Atlantic Books'' published a ''Animation/WaltzWithBashir'' graphic novel, a year after the movie came out.

[[folder:Adapted from Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'': The live action movie had its own comic book adaptation.
** Meaning, ''Our Miss Brooks'' was on radio, television, the big screen... and in the comics!
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a number of comics among its ExpandedUniverse titles.
* In the 70s and 80s, quite a few top-tier talents contributed to adaptations of films.
** ''{{Film/Alien}}'', by Archie Goodwin and Creator/WaltSimonson.
** ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' by Creator/WaltSimonson.
** ''Film/{{Outland}}'' by Creator/JimSteranko.
** ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' by Creator/JackKirby. This actually became an ongoing series and introduced concepts to the Franchise/MarvelUniverse that are still around today, including [[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Machine Man.]]
* ''Marvel Super Special'' was a magazine-formatted comic series released by Creator/MarvelComics from 1977 to 1986. While many of its early issues were dedicated to original stories featuring Music/{{KISS}}, ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian, [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star-Lord]], and Doug Moench's ''Weirdworld'', film adaptations had been interspersed (the aforementioned ''Close Encounters'' adaptation was issue 3), and became the sole focus of the series with issue 14. One exception was a ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'' story released to cash in on the film ''Film/GreystokeTheLegendOfTarzanLordOfTheApes'', without being a straight adaptation.
** In several cases, the ''Marvel Super Special'' adaptations were collected from limited series adaptations printed in the traditional comic book format. In a couple of cases, such as ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', the adaptations appeared as part of their franchises' ongoing series.
** Its final issue was the adaptation of the infamous ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' film.
* There was a comic adaptation of Creator/TerryGilliam's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen''. Because it had a [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Comics Code]] seal, it suffered from {{Bowdleris|e}}ation, and compressed the dialogue very badly. The artwork isn't bad, though, if you can find a copy.
* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' has a manga sidestory.
* The soundtrack of ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' came with a prequel comic that explained the spread of the virus.
* A comic strip published in 2000 promoting ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', titled "''There's Something About Mary''" explained how Mary, the zombie girl who Shaun and Ed find in their garden, and other side-characters became zombies. The story now appears on the film's DVD as an extra feature.
%%* ''Film/TheWarriors''
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', with versions by Creator/{{DC|Comics}} and Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}. The first Marvel[=/=]DC collaboration was an oversized edition of ''MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz'', based on the 1939 film. Marvel had almost completed its adaptation when they discovered that DC was working on their own adaptation and held the actual rights.
* Graphic novels based on Creator/CliveBarker's ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' were more like anthologies of short illustrated stories that invited writers and artists to contribute their own interpretations to the continuity. Adaptations of the movies were made later, and Pinhead had his own (brief) regular title with Marvel.
* The 2010 ''Film/TheATeam'' had two four-issue series released just prior to the film.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' had a one-shot comic, ''The Cobol Job'', which recounts the events immediately leading up to the movie. A motion comic version is included in the Blu-ray release of the film.
* An especially interesting example of these was Harvey's adaptation of ''Film/TheFlintstones''. It presented the film's story in two forms -- one drawn in the live-action style, the other drawn in the cartoon's style.
* Similar to ''Flintstones'' movie instance, a comic adaptation of ''Film/GhostbustersII'' was published, with the characters drawn in their cartoon designs.
* In addition to adaptations of the first two movies, ''ComicBook/BillAndTedsExcellentComicBook'' was a continuation of the ''Film/BillAndTed'' series, starting after the second film. It was written by Evan Dorkin, published by Creator/MarvelComics, and ran for twelve issues.
* The now-defunct publishers Dell Comics and Gold Key Comics published many standalone adaptations of movies from the 1950s through the 1970s, including many Walt Disney titles. Dell published many of these under its ''Four Color'' anthology title. For example [[http://thewonderfulworldofstupid.blogspot.com/2011/04/santa-claus-conquers-martians-dell.html this]] is Dell's adaptation of ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians''.
%%* ''Film/ThreeNinjas [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/600w/985/559851/3067081_1.jpg Kickback]]''.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' has one, though it's based on the novelization. Justified, seeing as it would be hard to put the musical numbers into a comic book.
* ''[[Film/PacificRim Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero]]'' which was written by the film's screenwriter Travis Beacham. The comic acts as a prequel to the film covering the events of the first {{Kaiju}} attack, how the Jaegers were created and goes into detail about the backstories of characters such as Stacker Pentecost and Mako Mori.
%%* Both 80's ''Film/{{Conan the|Barbarian 1982}} [[Film/ConanTheDestroyer Barbarian]]'' movies.
%%* ''Film/{{Alien}}''
%%* The first three ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies.
%%* ''Film/{{Meteor}}''
* Out of the 10+ ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' films, only ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' got a comic book adaptation.
* ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Elm Street]]'' series' [[SeriesFauxnale sort-of finale]] ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' got a three-issue adaptation by Innovation Publishing, which also made two prequel series' to the film.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' had a condensed three-part comic book adaptation that also included a section of popular (at the time) callbacks used in AudienceParticipation screenings.
* All three films in the original ''Franchise/RoboCop'' trilogy got comic adaptations. Creator/MarvelComics, who also did a separate licensed series based on the franchise, released the ones based on ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and ''Film/RoboCop2'' and Creator/DarkHorseComics, who picked up the license next, did the one based on ''Film/RoboCop3''.
* The first ''Film/{{TRON}}'' film had a comic book adaptation by Marvel Comics released around the time of ''Film/TronLegacy''.
* ''ComicBook/BackToTheFuture'', which was an interquel series based on the movie trilogy.
* Space Goat Publishing has published a number of comic continuations of horror films including ''ComicBook/EvilDead2'' and ''Film/TheHowling''.
* While ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has had many comics based on the various TV series (see Adapted from Live-Action Television below), nine of the films have been adapted into comic book form, and four series simply titled ''Star Trek'' continued their stories from the most recent film at the time of each series' premiere[[note]]Marvel, ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''; DC vol. 1, ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''; DC vol. 2, ''Film/StarTrekVTheFInalFrontier''; IDW, ''Film/StarTrek''[[/note]]. In addition, IDW has published several tie-ins to the reboot films, and their current ongoing, ''Star Trek: Boldly Go'', is set after ''most'' of the events of ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', explaining what the crew did while waiting for [[spoiler: the completion of the ''Enterprise''-A]] at the end of the film.

[[folder:Adapted from Light Novels]]
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': The first manga adaptation was based on the original light novels.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}''
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' (includes ''Progressive'')
* ''LightNovel/Overlord2012''
* ''LightNovel/GoldenTime''
* ''LightNovel/WhenSupernaturalBattlesBecameCommonplace''
* ''LightNovel/GoblinSlayer''
* ''LightNovel/DeathMarchToTheParallelWorldRhapsody''
* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}''
* ''LightNovel/JuuniTaisen''
* ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa''
* ''LightNovel/ReZero''
* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill''
* ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero''
* ''LightNovel/ReMonster''
* ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki''
* ''LightNovel/DoYouLikeYourMom''
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''

[[folder:Adapted from Literature]]
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire:'' Subverted. Around the same time as the start of the TV series, Dynamite Comics launched their own adaptation of the novel ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'', to the confusion of some fans. As of 2014, the comics are still adapting the first book while the TV series has reached parts of the fourth and fifth.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' has a very faithful manga adaptation.
* The first three ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' books were adapted by Creator/DCComics.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' currently has an ongoing comic adaptation being published by Marvel, both adapting portions of the novels and introducing new material.
* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' has had a manga made. The manga series differs from the novel in three areas. It is far more graphic (not surprising, considering it's in a visual format), spends much more time on developing the whole cast of characters, and ramps up the action as it approaches the conclusion.
* The first four ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' books. They retell the plot accurately and well, the art is quite eyecatching, and the graphic novels are pretty well-liked among casual fans, but the character designs have been criticized. A lot. Among the criticisms are characters who pass as human in the books looking like they couldn't pass for RubberForeheadAliens, Foaly the centaur appearing to have the top half of a baboon rather than a human, and just plain contradictions with the originals -- Artemis's eyes not being blue is comparatively minor, but a pet peeve for his fangirls. Captain Holly Short, the heroine, is arguably recognizable only by her role in the story, as other than being female and attractive, the drawings have ''nothing'' in common with the descriptions -- among other things, her hair is an ash-brown bob instead of an [[FieryRedhead auburn]] crew cut, and her [[RaceLift skin colour has changed]] from [[StarbucksSkinScale coffee-brown]] to almost exactly the same shade as [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Artemis's]].
* The first book of Robert Asprin's ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series was adapted into comic form by him and Creator/PhilFoglio; [[ComicBook/MythAdventures the adaptation]] was ''mostly'' faithful, but there were some noticeable differences, mostly to do with the motivations and ultimate fate of the BigBad.
* Some of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels -- ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', and ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' -- have been adapted into graphic novels.
* ''Literature/MaximumRide'':
** The series has an OELManga adaptation by [=NaRae=] Lee and Published by Creator/YenPress.
** ''ComicBook/MaxRideFirstFlight'' a 5-part miniseries retelling the first book, written by Marguerite Bennett, drawn by Alex Sanchez and Published by Creator/MarvelComics.
* ''Classics Illustrated'' printed comic versions of classic literature, such as ''Literature/MobyDick'', for 20 years.
** Though a few comic book adaptations of the novels of Creator/JaneAusten existed prior to 2009, they were mostly small press, low profile works, such as the Graphic Classics inclusion of a short, black-and-white ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' in their "Gothic Classics" anthology. However, in 2009, Creator/MarvelComics revamped the "Marvel Illustrated" line and started adapting the novels. So far, ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' have been adapted, with Hugo Petrus, Sonny Liew, and Janet Lee on art, respectively, and Nancy Butler on scripting. ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' is scheduled to start shipping November 2011, with art again by Lee.
* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' has a manga adaptation to go along with its {{anim|atedAdaptation}}e and VideoGame counterparts, which mostly follow the original story but with a few changes ([[AdaptationDyeJob hair color changes]], changes in story sequences, more battles...). [[NoExportForYou Most of which have yet to come out of]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japan]].
* Creator/RichardMatheson's seminal vampire novel ''Literature/IAmLegend'' (responsible for inspiring both Charlton Heston's ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' and George A. Romero's ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'') was put in graphic novel form a few years ago. It is a great work, all black and white art, and contains virtually all of the original's text. Anyone reading it before reading the original novel could be forgiven for assuming it was a word for word transcription!
* Quite a few of ''Creator/NeilGaiman'''s novels and short stories have been adapted to comic book form.
** ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' had a 9 issue adaptation by ''Creator/MikeCarey'' which was otherwise pretty good but left out a few things (Lamia's not in it).
** ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' has a graphic novel adaptation by P. Craig Russell that retains every scene and all the dialogue.
*** He's also drawn a two-part adaptation of ''Literature/{{The Graveyard Book}}''.
** ''Creator/DarkHorseComics'' published 3 trade paperbacks adapting his short stories; ''HarlequinValentine'', ''Literature/{{Murder Mysteries}}'' and 'Creatures of The Night' (it collects 'The Price' and 'Daughter of Owls')
** ''Comicbook/TheSandman'': The Dream Hunters, the only Sandman novel, was turned into a comic book by Vertigo.
** His short story 'Goliath' (the one based on ''Film/TheMatrix'') was illustrated and put in with the Matrix comics.
* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series has four manga trilogies and a standalone volume that tell some side stories, such as a villain's backstory and what happened to a character when he disappeared for several books. The [[ExpandedUniverse Super Editions]], after the first one, also started doing a short manga chapter at the end that shows a brief scene that takes place after the end of the book.
* Creator/AgathaChristie has over fifteen graphic novel adaptations of her works.
* The comic version of ''Literature/LeftBehind''. Unfortunately only the first book of the series and ''Tribulation Force'' were adapted.
* Literature/TheBible. [[http://www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Bible-Adaptations/lm/RP6HJFWU5YV9X Several in fact.]] Even Creator/RobertCrumb did a faithful adaptation of the entire Literature/BookOfGenesis.
* Sci-fi author Creator/HarryHarrison saw two of ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novels adapted into comic form for British serial comic 2000AD. The two strips were later released in Graphic Novel format.
* ''Literature/TheBookOfTheNamed'' has an adaptation planned for its first novel (''Ratha's Creature''), successfully funded on Website/{{Kickstarter}}.
* The ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series has a graphic novel trilogy, showing the events of each book from Shay's point of view.
* A comicbook serial adaptation of Creator/BramStoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' ran in the pages of Creator/MarvelComics's ''Comicbook/DraculaLives''. After the book was cancelled, the remaining chapter was released in ''Legion of Monsters''.
* The first three issues of ''[[Comicbook/TheFrankensteinMonster The Monster of Frankenstein]]'' adapt Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' in a form of flashbacks. It's also been adapted into a full graphic novel by the illustrator Gris Grimly.
* ''Literature/BeautifulCreatures'' received a manga adaptation entitled ''[[TitleTheAdaptation Beautiful Creatures: The Manga]]'', in February 2013 shortly before TheFilmOfTheBook was released.
* ''Literature/DeLeeuwVanVlaanderen ("The Lion of Flanders")'' by Belgian author Creator/HendrikConscience was adapted in comic book format by Creator/BobDeMoor. The quality of this adaptation is outstanding!
* ''Literature/TillEulenspiegel'' was adapted into two comic book stories by Creator/WillyVandersteen. The first one followed the original novel and stories closely. The second one was totally new.
* ''Literature/BillyBunter'' has been adapted into a successful comic strip series too. In the Netherlands he is probably better known as a comic strip character than as a literary figure.
* All three books in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' trilogy have received manga adaptations.
* ''Literature/JamesBond'':
** All fourteen original ''Bond'' books by Creator/IanFleming received adaptations in comic strip form. This also goes for ''Literature/ColonelSun'', the first non-Fleming novel.
** ''Literature/SilverFin'', the first book in the ''Literature/YoungBond'' spin-off series, was adapted into a graphic novel and released by Disney Publishing in 2008.
* ''Literature/TheCityOfEmber'' received a Graphic Novel adaptation in 2012.
* Isaac Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series has actually been adapted into manga form under the title ''Ginga Teikoku Kōbōshi''.
* Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote has its first novel, ''The Missing Bike Knows'', adopted into manga and serialized in ''Magazine/{{Nakayoshi}}''.
* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' was adapted by Creator/ChuckDixon and illustrated by David Wenzel in 1989. A revised and expanded edition came out in 2006.
* ''Literature/SeekerBears'' has two {{animesque}} manga side-stories.
* ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' has a manga adaptation that is separate from its anime adaptation.

[[folder:Adapted from Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' now has its "[[LongRunners season 11]]" comics.
* The ''Series/BabylonFive'' comic is fully "in continuity", covering early events only mentioned in passing in the TV show.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' both have sequel comics continuing on from where their shows ended currently being published.
** ''Angel'' also has comic adaptations of some of the TV series' stories.
** Both also had Type 2 comics while the shows were on the air.
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' was given a sequel in the four-issue comic miniseries "Shattered Visage" (books A through D), later collected, of course, in one volume. Patrick [=McGoohan=] read it and said he didn't hate it.
* There's 50+ years' worth of ''[[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Doctor Who]]'' comics across various publishers. The style of later (1990s to present) comics have strongly influenced the 2005 television revival; Creator/RussellTDavies is an avowed fan of the comics, even writing into Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine to praise a particular character development.
* There are two ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' comic miniseries, ''Those Left Behind'' and ''Better Days'', which fill in events between the series and the movie.
* The first ''Franchise/StarTrek'' comic started in 1967. Since then, the license has jumped between various publishers; currently, it's held by IDW, who publish stories based on the TV series and the movie reboot.
* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' will have a 12-issue series from DC Comics to close out loose ends and unresolved plots from the series, written by Bryan Fuller. At least it has been announced.
* Even ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had a few years' worth of original comics based on it.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' has a season 9 in comic book form.
* In addition to the above, it should be noted that the now-defunct publishers Creator/DellComics, Creator/GoldKeyComics, and Creator/CharltonComics published dozens upon dozens of comic books based upon TV series of the day, from westerns and sci-fi, to straight dramas. Some, like Gold Key's version of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', ran for decades ''after'' the original series ended. Many others ran for only one or two issues. One of the best examples of "keeping it alive" was a comic based upon a short-lived Creator/BorisKarloff series entitled ''Thriller''. After the series was cancelled after one season, Gold Key, rather than cancelling the comic book version, renamed it ''Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery'' and kept it going for 20 years after the series ended and more than 10 years after Karloff himself died.
* In Great Britain there have been numerous long-running publications featuring licensed comic strips based upon TV series. ''TV Comic'' ran for some 1,700 issues starting in 1952, and there was also ''TV Action'', ''Countdown'', ''TV Century 21'' (aka ''TV 21'') - based on Gerry Anderson's puppet series primarily, and ''Look-In'', as well as a handful of series-specific publications such as ''Doctor Who Magazine'' (formerly ''Doctor Who Weekly/Doctor Who Monthly'') which has featured an original comic strip based upon the TV series since 1979.
* Apparently, there's a manga adaptation of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' on the way. It's rumored to be a prequel of the show but there's not much info at the moment.
* There have been a number of attempts to create comics based on ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Gladstone did two mini-series based off of season 2. Marvel did an adaptation of ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' along with two series based off of season 3, one of them with back-up stories featuring ''Series/VRTroopers''. Image attempted to do one for ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', but it ended up ceasing after its first issue. Acclaim Comics released a few comics based on ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'', including a crossover with the Beetleborgs. Creator/{{Tokyopop}} did a series of ''Cine-Manga'' for ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' and ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' did a series of comics based off of ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' With the exception of the movie and the SPD series, they were all Type 2s.
* Creator/MarvelComics published an adaptation of the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}} '' TV movie, and then (unusually for most comics based on TV series) went on to adapt some of the early episodes as well before branching into original stories (the comic ran for nearly two years, outliving the TV series). Dynamite Comics later published comics based on the classic series alongside its adaptations of the remake.
* Due to what can charitably be called a case of "getting totally shafted in favor of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''", ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' got a comic spin-off a few years after the miniseries finale, which was a truncated version of the show's promised fifth season. The comic series gave the show's executive producer a chance to further some languishing plot threads like Rygel's quest for his throne, which is the very first story arc.
* There was a newspaper comic strip based on ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' that ran from 1981 to 1984.
* In a recursive example ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (itself based on the comic book ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'') has a comic book adaptation published by Creator/DCComics (the same company that publishes ''Comicbook/GreenArrow''). The comic fills in parts of the backstory, and deals with what happens between episodes of the TV series. The ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 Flash]]'' adaptation comic starts ''before'' the series, as "[[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning Season Zero]]" (the ''Arrow'' comics are "Season x.5").
** On a similar note, the 1966 Series/{{Batman}} series received a type 2 adaptation, ''ComicBook/Batman66'', over 40 years after the series ended.
** As did ''Series/WonderWoman'', as ''Wonder Woman '77''.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has a comic book adaptation from Dynamite Comics telling new stories. It is supposedly set in the same continuity as the TV series, although it has yet to be seen how well the two mesh.
* ''Series/SamsonEnGert'' was adapted as a successful children's comic book series by Wim Swerts and Jean-Pol.
* ''Series/FCDeKampioenen'' has also been made into a successful children's comic book series whose success has in fact surpassed many other comic strips in Flanders and even the length of the original TV sitcom it was based on.
* '60s British TV series ''Series/TheAvengers'' has received a few adaptations, typically under the title ''Steed and Mrs Peel'', to avoid confusion with [[Comicbook/TheAvengers the other Avengers]].
* Another recursive example comes from Marvel in the form of the [[ComicBook/SHIELD2014 2014 volume of "S.H.I.E.L.D."]], which is adapted from the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] series ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. The comic is a loose adaptation of the first season's format (but not plot) and introduces most of the show's main original characters [[CanonImmigrant into the comics universe]].

[[folder:Adapted From Music]]
* An unofficial adaptation of the Music/{{KISS}} album ''Music/MusicFromTheElder'' appeared in a 1998 KISS-related magazine.
* ''[[Music/{{Hero}} !HERO: The Rock Opera]]'' had a comic book adaptation released at the same time as the album.

[[folder:Adapted from Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and the other Mexican promotions they worked for helped put out comic books for Fray Tormenta, Wrestling/{{Mistico}} and Dark Angel. And of course the most famous of Luchador to become a comic book character was Wrestling/ElSanto.
* There was [[http://4thletter.net/2009/10/the-undertaker-comic-part-1-no-selling-in-ink-form/ a comic book]] of Wrestling/TheUndertaker during his 90s run in the Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F.
* The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior adapted ''himself'' into a [[Comicbook/{{Warrior}} comic book]]. It's at least as insane as you'd expect.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Adapted from Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' has been turned into a comic book, ''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook''. While it doesn't have guest stars (for obvious reasons), it does well on focusing on characters and manages to get a lot of the show's regular sketches in.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' finally got a comic book adaptation in the second quarter of 2013.
* ''Series/FraggleRock'' had a comic adaptation from Marvel in the eighties, and a 2010 comic from Archaia Press in the same nonstandard 8x8" format as ''ComicBook/MouseGuard''.

[[folder:Adapted from Theater]]
* Most of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays, including but not limited to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'', and ''Theatre/KingLear''; naturally, the text is usually abridged.

[[folder:Adapted from Toys]]
* Creator/MarvelComics started adapting toy lines with no previous associated fiction into comic books in TheSeventies, and ended up working directly with Creator/{{Hasbro}} on some of their properties in TheEighties.
** ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' began the trend, thanks to Creator/BillMantlo, who had been inspired by the toys he'd purchased for his son, and convinced Creator/JimShooter to get the license to produce a comic. The series helped define the Microverse, an alternate dimension adjacent to the Marvel Universe that is typically accessed through mass displacement via shrinking. While the license has long expired, the concepts (and many of the characters) created for this series remain a part of the greater Marvel Universe.
** ''ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight'' was another adaptation by Bill Mantlo, this time based on a ''single action figure'' rather than a full toy line. Like ''Micronauts'', [=ROM=] was also a part of the Marvel Universe. While this license has also expired, the only thing they can't use is Rom himself - specifically, his name and Spaceknight body. But, since Rom retired at the end of his series and returned to {{human|aliens}} form, he's made a few unnamed cameos.
** ''US-1'' was an adaptation of a line of slot-racing eighteen-wheeler trucks. The comic was about a trucker who received cybernetic implants and a tricked-out truck after a horrible accident. Years after the series, the character was brought back as a SpaceTrucker under a slightly different name.
** Hasbro approached Marvel to help create a backstory for their reimagining of the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' franchise. Creator/LarryHama had, at that time, made a pitch to Marvel for a series called ''Fury Force'', which would've pit a counter-terrorist team led by the son of ComicBook/NickFury against Hydra, and he was able to rework that concept into ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]]''. Notably, it was the first comic book to receive a television commercial, which would later spawn [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero a cartoon series]].
*** Later license-holders include Creator/DarkHorseComics (the short-lived ''G.I. Joe Extreme'' series), Creator/ImageComics imprint Devil's Due, and currently Creator/IDWPublishing.
** ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** Hasbro came back to Marvel to pull together the various transforming toys they'd licensed from Japan (mostly from Takara's Diaclone and Micro Change lines) into one coherent storyline. The [[ComicBook/TheTransformers comic]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers cartoon]] were developed simultaneously, with the latter changing a few details from the former and creating its own continuity (much as had happened with ''G.I. Joe''). In spite of being a completely different continuity from the cartoon, one issue of the comic was an adaptation of the cartoon episode "The Big Broadcast of 2006", which was regarded as non-canon by both the US and UK versions of the comic.
*** The ''Transformers'' comic license has gone through several companies since, as well as various manga adaptations in Japan (though those are usually closely tied to their related anime series). Dreamwave revived the ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'' franchise and provided its own adaptation of the Anime/UnicronTrilogy, at least until the company went bankrupt. Creator/IDWPublishing has had the license since 2007, creating its own G1 universe, as well as tie-ins to the [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries live-action film series]] and [[Franchise/TransformersAlignedUniverse Aligned Universe]]. Fun Publications, meanwhile, produces comics based on the Collector's Club and [[FanConvention BotCon]] exclusive toys, and have published ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' stories as well.
** Some of Hasbro's other 80s properties were also given comics by Marvel under their younger-reader Star Comics imprint (and usually tied in more directly with an AnimatedAdaptation if there was one): ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'', and ''Air Raiders''.
* Throughout the full span of its run, Toys/{{BIONICLE}} was accompanied by a comic series published by Creator/DCComics. It was initially virtually the sole storytelling source for the series, and arguably remained the primary one throughout its run. Its successor line, ''Toys/HeroFactory'', also has one; however, its distribution is limited to LEGO's magazine and the internet, instead of being a standalone comic book. Other Franchise/{{LEGO}} lines have received smaller, lower-key comic adaptations on occasion as well, such as ''Toys/LEGOExoForce''.
* The ''ComicBook/MadBalls'' had their own comic book adaptation published from 1986 to 1988 and had them depicted as ordinary rubber balls mutated into grotesque but friendly beings who frequently thwarted the plans of MadScientist [[BigBad Dr. Frankenbeans]] and his assistant [[TheIgor Snivelitch]].
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has had numerous comics over the years, including a [[ComicBook/MyLittlePony UK comic]] based on G1 and another comic based on G3.

[[folder:Adapted from Tabletop Games]]
* Both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' got comic adaptations from Moonstone.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' had a [[Comicbook/{{Exalted}} miniseries]] from UDON, with another comic created as a stretch goal for the 3e Kickstarter.
* Dynamite have done a number of ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' comics.
* There have been several ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' comics, dating from the late 80s on.

[[folder:Adapted from Video Games]]
* A manga adaptation for ''VideoGame/{{AkaSeka}}'' will be released in April 2018.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' has adaptations ranging from the Roman Empire to the Russian Revolution.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' had a manga adaptation.
* Devil's Due is publishing a ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'' comic, presumably to [[MindScrewdriver explain what the game is about.]]
* ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' was adapted into a four part comic book series by Dark Horse Comics.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Due to the [[LongRunners long-running status]] of ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', it was the only thing left that tried to keep the Western continuity (Robotnik, Mobius, etc.) It was originally a spin-off inspired by the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Saturday morning TV show's]] proposal.
** Though there were several other comic adaptations also have existed. The longest running of those was the UK's ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', which ended after the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' arc but is [[Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline still being made]] by [[FanFic fans of the series.]] ''Sonic the Comic'' began before its Archie's counterpart but suffers from being [[NoExportForYou European exclusive]] and [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes having no re-releases]].
** After Archie's licence with Sega ended, Sonic got another fresh continuity for the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW IDW series]].
** There have been many promotional manga and short manga throughout the series' life. [[Manga/SonicTheHedgehog The most well-known]] ran in the early 1990s and [[CanonImmigrant introduced]] prototypical versions of Amy and Charmy.
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' has a [[Manga/MetroidManga manga series]] that depicts the events before the games. Reveals, among other things, how Samus and Ridley first met, Samus' time with the Chozo, and the history of Mother Brain and the Metroids.
* ''[[VideoGame/WildArms Wild ARMs: Flower Thieves]]'' is set in Filgaia, but with different characters and a different continuity. There are also manga adaptations of the games themselves.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' has had a number of comic book adaptations:
** 2002 saw a Korean manhwa adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'' which is slavishly accurate to the game.
** Creator/{{Wildstorm}}, which also published the aforementioned manhwa in the US, released a couple of short-lived ''Resident Evil'' series in the late '90s, the latter of which managed to make STARS into an angst-laden version of G. I. Joe, even including a half-zombie member with [[SpiderSense Zombie Sense]] and a disgruntled convict who was given the choice of joining STARS or life in prison. They blow up a Mexican Day of the Dead celebration and circus. The first series uses the ''RE 1'' and ''RE 2'' characters, but in situations that featured things such a walking Fish Tyrant.
** The 2009 series begins with zombies in space and a main character named... Holiday Sugarman.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The writer/artist duo known collectively as Akira Himegawa has made [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda official manga]] based off of several ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' titles: ''Ocarina of Time'', ''Majora's Mask'', ''Oracle of Seasons'', ''Oracle of Ages'', ''[[Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'', ''The Minish Cap'', and ''Phantom Hourglass''. They ''usually'', though not always, follow the plot pretty well.
** There have been other ''Zelda'' manga adaptations as well, including ''A Link To The Past'' by Creator/ShotaroIshinomori that was featured in ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' and ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' by Yuu Mishouzaki.
* Writer/artist Benimaru Itoh made an [[ComicStrip/StarFox official comic]] based on the original ''VideoGame/StarFox'' game than ran in ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' for several issues. It was released before the game was available anywhere in the world, making it the first introduction to the Lylat System, ever. It follows the game's plot exactly, even going so far as using the hidden elements in the game as plot devices, and introduced many elements that were later altered and used in the franchise reboot, ''Videogame/StarFox64''.
* Back in the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] days, Nintendo authorized Creator/ValiantComics to write ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem, comics based on a number of their most popular video game titles, including ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Frnchise/{{Metroid}}.'' The [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda comics]] based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' are set in the world of the original NES Zelda games (the first two in the series), although rather than retelling the stories of those games as the manga do, they focus on the continuing adventures of Link and Zelda.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''Comicbook/SuperMarioAdventures'', which was loosely based on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and ran in ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' for a few issues.
** ''Manga/SuperMarioKun'' is a gag manga that has been running since the 1980s. It was [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] until the 2010s.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its sequel were turned into comic book form by IDW, with art by Ashley Wood. The first series was adapted into a UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable game titled ''Digital Graphic Novel''; essentially it was a digital version of the comic with limited interactive functions.
* ''{{Mercenaries}}'' was turned into a three-issue comic book miniseries by Dynamite Entertainment in anticipation of the second game (Brian Reed wrote both the comic and Game Script). It features the mercenaries fighting in war between China and Taiwan, and gives Jennifer Mui [[ExpansionPackPast two brothers on opposite sides of the conflict]], Chris Jacobs [[DidntSeeThatComing trying (and failing) a fake defection]], and Mattias Nilsson [[CrazyAwesome getting intel by drinking half the People's Liberation Army under the table]].
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' was ''supposed'' to be adapted into a comic by Dreamwave -- but it came out at around the time Dreamwave was in the toilet, so to speak, and thus only three issues were released, with the fourth delayed for months and leaving a few plot threads hanging. If nothing else, the artwork was great, and the plot for the first three issues was all right.
** Although that definitely can't be said of the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' adaptation...
** However, the series finally got [[ComicBook/MegaMan an adaptation]] by Franchise/ArchieComics, the same company that adapted the ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'' series.
** There have also been several {{Manga}} adaptations of the games. ''Manga/MegaManMegamix'' is one of the more notable ones.
** There was also a Brazilian comic known as ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman''. This one was trying to go for a DarkerAndEdgier, HotterAndSexier vibe, but [[{{Understatement}} perhaps it tried a little]] ''[[{{Understatement}} too]]'' [[{{Understatement}} hard]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has a manga adaptation, and the story started a few times later in the game.
* The ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' series has a whole series, including a separate set of {{Shoujo|Demographic}} and {{Shonen|Demographic}} comics for ''I'', a side-story/continuation for ''II'', and a complete "graphic novelisation" for ''IV''. The one for ''IV'' is especially notable as it fell under the FleetingDemographicRule and the final volume is to be released just in time for the 10th anniversary of ''IV's'' release (lending to fan speculation that the manga was meant as Capcom's way of doing an acknowledgement of the anniversary). It is also the sole ''Breath Of Fire''-related Comic Book Adaptation that isn't [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]], having officially licensed Chinese and French versions.
* The ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series has a comic for each game, with the exception of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', which has at least ''three''. They also provide the [[WordOfDante near-universally accepted names]] for the protagonists in each. ''Persona 2'' is again exempt because the protagonists for [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo those games]] already have {{Canon Name}}s.
* ''Manga/{{Pokemon}}'' has [[Manga/{{Pokemon}} several adaptations]], the most prominent of which are ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' (''Pokémon Special'' in Japan) and ''Manga/PocketMonsters''. These are usually a combination of types 1 and 2, loosely retelling the games (challenging the gyms, fighting an evil Team) but adding subplots and character interactions that have no game basis.
* There are several ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' comic and manga adaptations, the most recent being [[Comicbook/StreetFighter the one by Udon]].
** [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter Here comes an]] [[http://4thletter.net/2006/09/malibus-street-fighter-comic-here-comes-an-old-challenger/ old challenger!]]
* ''VideoGame/GothamCityImpostors'' has one in the form of ''ComicBook/BatmanImpostors''. Due to the rather [[ExcusePlot plot-less]] nature of the original videogame it's closest to being a Type 2.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_(comics) Komiks]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' had four manga adaptations when it was translated into Japanese in order to build interest. The plots range from quite divergent to completely original.
* ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' is an adaptation of the video game of [[VideoGame/PocketGod the same name]]. It started out as a four-issue miniseries, but was so well-received that it became an ongoing series.
* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has spawned a number of manga adaptations, some original, some not.
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' received ''six'' different manga adaptations in its first year, all telling different stories. Then again, it has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, and only the vaguest semblance of a plot in the game itself.
* ''[=KanColle=]'''s brother series ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu'' is no slouch either; multiple manga adaptations, some of which are outright AlternateUniverse stories, have been released since its launch in 2015. Due to the game's lack of plot, however, they tend to be Type 2.
* Beginning in 2003, Creator/CrossGen Publishing produced a comic-book miniseries adapting the ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' game, with elements from the animated series included.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has had short 4-koma manga for some of the games.
* ''VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares'' got one in the form of a Type 1 manga.
* The Creator/{{Nintendo}} third-person shooter ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' and [[VideoGame/Splatoon2 its sequel]] have several, the most popular being a [[Manga/{{Splatoon}} gag manga]] of the same name.

[[folder:Adapted from Visual Novel]]
* ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'':
** ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was a '''''''sound''''''' novel series made into a manga, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 remakes, an anime, and eventually DS remakes.
** ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' also has a manga, anime, and a Playstation 3 remake.

[[folder:Adapted from Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' has a comic book.
* ''WebVideo/LeVisiteurDuFutur'', which is an {{Interquel}} between Seasons 1 and 2.
* ''Series/{{Noob}}'' has one with [[ComicBook/{{Noob}} its own page]].
* ''Roleplay/PokemonDigimonMonWars'', FanWebComic based on a {{Play By Post|Games}} site

[[folder:Adapted from Western Animation]]
* Creator/BongoComics was founded by Creator/MattGroening and friends in 1993 largely to publish their own adaptations of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Naturally, they've also adapted ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' as well, and have even [[CrisisCrossover crossed the two series over]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had a comic written by the original director, which followed on from the end of the second series of the cartoon. There was also a comic published by Marvel while the show was still in production. It portrayed Xanatos as an [[ObviouslyEvil over-the-top evil villain]] and featured a romantic subplot between Goliath and a cloned amalgam of ''his own DNA'' combined with Elisa's. Needless to say it is CanonDiscontinuity.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 '80s cartoon]], itself an adaptation of a [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage comic]] (more or less) had its own [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures comic spinoff]], which rapidly developed its own characters and continuity and is still well-remembered among fans. Some of the talents that worked on the original independent comics even worked the title, most notably artist Jim Lawson.
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'': Originally a tie-in book to [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the 2003 TV show]], had A-name talents like J. Torres, Todd Nauck, and Sean Galloway working on it. After the show ended, the series continued a few of its unresolved story lines.
** When the 2013 series, WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo began showing, it likewise got a comic book adaptation of the shows. As you can imagine this threw some confusion for most fans mistaking the first series based on the 2003 show. DC eventually label the '03 based comics as "Vol 1".
* Most Disney movies and cartoons usually have some form of comic book adaptation. This includes ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', which was already an AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/CarlBarks' comic stories.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' [[ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls had one]] with most of the stories being original. Though four of its TV episodes directly and indirectly distilled from stories from their comic book (by DC Comics). "Squirrely Burly" (issue #1, reprinted in #70) became season four episode "Stray Bullet." Issue #7's "Remote Controlled" was initially written as a season 1 episode but the staff feared a lawsuit from Fred Rogers (''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''), so they gave the outline to DC to do as the comic. The story would eventually surface in season 5 as "Neighbor Hood." Issue #21's "Big Fish Story" would be tweaked as the episode "Lying Around the House." Issue #46's "See You Later, Narrator" would see TV as "Simian Says," but the TV episode was produced and screened elsewhere before it aired in the United States and before the comic story was published. The adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' was put on sale the same day as the movie release (July 3, 2002). An unmade episode, "Deja View", was published as issue #50 of the comic.
* Since the original days of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', various Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons have had comic books made based on them, published by different companies over the years (Dell, Gold Key, Whitman, Charlton, Creator/HarveyComics, Creator/MarvelComics, Franchise/ArchieComics, and most recently, Creator/DCComics). Currently, though, ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' is the only one that still has a comic running.
** In the Gold Key run, ''Scooby-Doo'' had the gang going from solving mysteries as a hobby to being ghost breakers for hire. And Scooby Snacks were used only in the first issue.
* During the original run of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', a comic book series was also published. A few issues also came out several years after the show ended.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has both backstory/fill comics and "The Promise," "The Search," and the upcoming "The Rift," all three of which connect ''The Last Airbender'' to ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' and the second of which resolves a long-demanded plot point from the series finale.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' had four volumes published by Gold Key and drawn by Warren Tufts. They were adaptations of episodes 1, 2, 3, 5 and 11 plus a new adventure not seen in the cartoon.
* In addition to the above, pretty much every major animated TV series of the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s saw comic book adaptations published by Dell Comics, Gold Key Comics, and Charlton Comics (now all defunct), with Marvel Comics taking a stab at Hanna-Barbera's stable of characters in the late 1970s; the H-B characters were also later licensed by Archie Comics and Harvey Comics.
* In TheNineties Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} put out comic books of several shows, including:
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' (1992-96, 44 issues)
** ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (1994-96, 28 issues)
** ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' (1994; 7 issues)
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had a comic book through DC Comics (1999-2003; 34 issues). After that more stories were made for ''Creatir/CartoonNetwork Block Party'' (2004-2009), also from DC.
* Creator/DCComics put out five comics based on ''Creator/CartoonNetwork'':
** From 1997 to 1999, ''Cartoon Network Presents'' had stories based on old Creator/HannaBarbera characters, but included their original series ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', and ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken''. Five issues were branded as ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'', which featured stories with Moltar commenting in between.
** After two years, it was replaced with ''Cartoon Network Starring'', which dropped the old cartoons and added ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''.
** In early 2001 it was replaced with ''Creator/CartoonCartoons'', and added ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', and ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
** In 2004 it was replaced again with ''Cartoon Network Block Party''. It dropped some of the older stuff but added ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''. Some of those shows continued to have comics long after they were cancelled from the network and taken off regular time-slot. It finally ended in 2009.
** In 2006 another comic, ''Cartoon Network Action Pack'', began. It focused on more action oriented shows like ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''Franchise/BenTen'', ''WesrernAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''. ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' appeared both here and in ''Block Party''. It ended in 2009.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was given one in 2012, curiously it acts as a AlternateContinuity to the TV show.
* Naturally with its major popularity, ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony Friendship is Magic]]'' was given a comic book. Which later got spin-offs in the form of a Micro-Series (focusing on single characters) and later ''Friends Forever'' which puts the spotlight on two characters from the show interacting with each other.
* Failed prime-time cartoon ''WesternAnimation/CalvinAndTheColonel'' had two issues put out by Dell in 1962.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had several comics published in ''Magazine/NickelodeonMagazine'' until it went under. Eventually got its own title in 2011 through its production company, United Plankton Pictures, with Bongo Comics handling the publishing.
* A lot of animated works were adapted for newspaper comics. These include:
** ''ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}}'' (1930-1994)
** ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' (1939-1990)
** ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'' (1997-1999)
** ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' (1978-1988)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' (1998-2003)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' (1961-1988)
** ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' (2010-2013)
* During the height of his popularity (about the 40s until the 60s)), WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker had a comic series that frequently co-starred other Creator/WalterLantz characters, including WesternAnimation/AndyPanda, WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly, and WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit.
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' has one. Annoyingly, it's titled ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' and thus is easily confused with what is now ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Comics Spider-Man]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has [[ComicBook/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes a four-issue miniseries, 12 issues' worth of new stories, and five comics adapting episodes]].
** There was also an adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' in the nineties.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' was accompanied by a series of fourteen licensed comic books, a couple of Spanish two-page comics of somewhat dubious origin and one licensed UK annual. All of that was produced between 1985 and 1988 and these comics (as well as books) are considered to be a prequel to the animated series. However, a comic titled ''Shadows of Endor'' published in 2013 is set in the time after the animated series, but before ''Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. A scene from the later, where Wicket is poking princess Leia Organa with his spear, appears at the very end of the comic.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Droids}}'' also had comic adaptations; however, they tend to take place in a different time period from the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' had a three issue mini-series published by Creator/DCComics, with each issue focusing on one of the main trio.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' had a Type 1 comic of the premiere movie published by DC, then Type 2 in several stories published in ''Cartoon Network Action Pack''. In 2013 it got a Type 3 continuation from IDW.
* Every Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse series had one, usually with the word "Adventures" in the title: ''Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures'', ''Comicbook/TheSupermanAdventures'', ''Justice League Adventures'' and ''Comicbook/BatmanBeyond''.
* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' by Harvey Comics, which was based on [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture the animated series]] from the early 1990s.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' get a comic book series. Over 145 issues have been produced, including two issues focusing on the movies and three Halloween issues, each contained in a monthly magazine. The first twelve are based directly on the episodes of the first season, while the rest focus on other adventures. Howewer is unclear if the comic is canon or more an AlternateUniverse.
* Since July 2015, more than a decade after its cancellation, ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has had an ongoing continuation comic.