Given that we’re in the Age of Superhero Films, many of 2017’s biggest movies were based on comic books. However, there were just as many original sci-fi and fantasy movies that made waves last year, so it seems natural that they too would get turned into comics.
All images: Courtesy Ben Matsuya
Comics artist Ben Matsuya (Jupiter Jet) created five-panel comic strips based on a few of 2017’s genre hits. Matsuya told me the idea to make the strips started after he and his brother were ranking their favourite movies of the year, and challenged each other to condense each movie “into as few beats as possible” by turning them into just five panels.
He detailed the basic storylines for Get Out, Netflix’s Ojka, and Golden Globe winner The Shape of Water — Matsuya said that one was his favourite film last year.
“All three of these movies were so unique and amazing in their own way,” Matsuya said. “[Get Out and Ojka] really tackle specific issues, [but] The Shape of Water explores the…