45. Savage Dragon
First appearance: Graphic Fantasy #1 (1982)
The Savage Dragon is an interesting case. There was a time when you could say that he'd be one of the hottest comic properties worthy of film consideration, but over the years his popularity has waned. Nowadays, Savage Dragon wouldnâ€™t command the talent or budget for a faithful adaptation.
The biggest problem: Hellboy already has the market cornered on big-budget, superhero-themed monster movies, and even Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy fi;lms have had a hard time turning profits at the box office.
There's enough character development and humor in the original stories to sustain a comic book series, but it just seems that, at this point, the Dragon is well beyond his expiration date. Perhaps if someone came along with a great idea to update the property, this opinion could change, but it seems like Hollywood is only sticking to household names lately.