by Eddie Wright
Dark Horse Comics is pound for pound the best comics publisher in the world with super franchises like the "Hellboy" universe, "The Goon," the "Whedonverse," and "Star Wars" under its belt. They've also released Frank Miller's finest work (not published by Marvel or DC), and many new, cutting edge series and graphic novels. Dark Horse has more than proved its reputation as the biggest non-big two publisher, though it's yet to truly hit that Marvel movieverse or "Dark Knight" level of success at the multiplexes. The "Hellboy" flicks, "Sin City," "300," and "The Mask" were big but not BIG. And we'll pretend the Pam Anderson vehicle "Barb Wire" never happened.
There are a number of great Dark Horse titles in various states of production including "R.I.P.D.," "Mind MGMT," "The Goon," "Beasts of Burden," and others. Some of those could very well blow up the box office, if some of them ever get out of development and see the light of day. With news that "Hellboy" creator Mike Mignola has firmly said that a third adventure with Red and the "B.P.R.D." is a no go at cinemas, we figured it'd be fun to compile a list of other Dark Horse Comics that might be ripe for adaptation.