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Wanted(2004) The film of Wanted, starring Morgan Freeman, is a lesson in how badly Hollywood can ruin comics - but the original is a sparklingly clever take on the dark side of geek fantasies, as a normal, downtrodden man discovers he is the heir to a supervillain - The Killer - and is slowly sucked into a brotherhood of villains.

The 10 best graphic novels

Cambridge don Robert Macfarlane, chief of next year's Booker Prize judges has said that he would be 'open' to the idea of graphic novels competing. "I wouldn't see it as a problem," says Macfarlane, "Charles Dickens ran his  chapters heavily illustrated when they were published." But can comics really compete with the written word? Here are 10 that try.