'Dark Knight Rises' -- 19 Comic Books To Hit The Big Screen (GALLERY)
Batman is back and bigger than ever!
The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters Friday as the twelfth Batman flick to debut on the big screen.
As the sequel to 'The Dark Knight' this premiere is sure to be a bang at the box-office.
What other comic books have hit the big screen?
Many of the films that create opening-day buzz -- those movies that just have to be seen at the stroke of midnight -- are actually originated from comic books.
Did you know that Pamela Anderson's bounty hunter character in the 1996 action flick Barb Wire stemmed from sketches?
Click through our gallery to see other characters who transformed from paper to pixels.
Although The Dark Knight Rises is arguably the most anticipated movie of the summer, it opens Friday on a somber note.
During a midnight showing Thursday in Aurora, Colo., a masked gunman carrying three weapons opened fire on the audience, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 38 others, according to The New York Times.
The gunman, believed to be 24 years of age, has been identified as James Holmes.