We are in the golden age of comic book movies. Movies based on comic books are being given staggering budgets and pulling even more money at the box office.

But there are still so many awesome graphic novels and comic books that have yet to receive a big screen adaptation. Here are some comic books and graphic novels that demand big screen retellings:

Seriously, why haven’t these movies been made already?

Life on Another Planet

 What would actually happen if humans made first contact with an alien planet? Will Eisner shows us with his sci-fi graphic novel, which he wrote to prove that sci-fi comics can actually be good.

Astrophysicist James Bludd is hired by the CIA to decipher a signal from Barnard’s Star. But is Earth ready for contact with aliens? Explosions, assassination plots and a few thought-provoking questions.

They really need to cast Tom Hiddleston in this.

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Maus

A holocaust with mice as Jews and cats as Germans. Think animated Schindler’s List with cats and mice. We could even have Ben Kingsley and Liam Neeson voice characters.

Moon Knight

A character with multiple personalities and a crazy origin story that may or may not involve the Egyptian god of the Moon, Konshu. As for his personalities, there’s mercenary Marc Spector, billionaire Steven Grant, and cab driver Jake Lockley. For him it’s more than just an alias — he becomes these other versions of himself.

ALSO HE LOOKS FREAKING BADASS

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Locke & Key

 A mystical series from IDW set around the Locke family’s ancestral home, Keyhouse, which also houses an evil entity that wants to open a forbidden door…

The movie version could be an adaptation of the comic’s first run, ‘Welcome To Lovecraft’, which sets up the story and has baddie Sam Lesser on the loose.

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The Sandman

 A 75-issue series from legendary author Neil Gaiman, following Dream, who presides over the world of dreams. This would definitely be an ambitious project, but if it’s pulled off, it could be a masterpiece.

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Akhil was raised by movies, television, and the internet. A never-ending source of absolutely useless information. He would tell you more, but he was distracted by something shiny

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