This is a list of films based on comic strips and characters first appearing in them, including single panel gag cartoons appearing in newspapers and magazines, and webcomics. The practice of creating films based on comic strips dates back to the early years of film itself. In recent years, due to advances in special effects, big budget films based on comic books have become more common.
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