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One of my absolute favorite all-time comic book series is the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It's about a group that comes together under the British government and it includes Mina Harker (of Dracula), Captain Nemo, Alan Quatermain (of King's Solomon's Mines), Dr Jekyll/Mister Hyde and the Invisible Man. They eventually face Martians, Professor Moriarty, Fu Manchu and many others. They made a movie (which SUCKED). I always felt that Alan Moore could have included a couple of other characters. The series has run the gamut as far as time frames. So the opportunities for new characters abound. Such as:
– Susan Pevensie (of the Narnia books). The last Narnia book leaves her out and says that she was "no longer a friend of Narnia". That would have been great to expand on.
– Dorothy Gale (of the Oz books)
– Victor Frankenstein. Sure, he died in the book but his survival could have been easily explained.
– The Count of Monte Cristo
– Tarzan
– Some 30's Pulp Heroes (The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, The Green Hornet etc)