How do you make movies based on comics better? "Write better scripts" is the easy and obvious answer, but once you get that down, then what?

You look at the past 10 (or more!) years of comics movies to see exactly what worked and what didn't. There have been both amazing and awful comic-based movies in recent memory. What's more, there are half a dozen new comics movies due soon, be they reboots like 'Spider-Man' and 'Superman' or all-new entries like 'Thor' and 'Priest.'

Now that we've gotten past the growing-pains stage of comic book movies (hopefully), we can get into creating works that stand the test of time. We've come up with a few rules for the production teams to keep in mind.