this is an idea Ive had for awhile: I want to write something, maybe a graphic novel or film, about the origins of a villian. a comic book type villian. like batman begins and all these other superhero films coming out I want to start at the beginning, only istead of showing how a law-abiding citizen becomes a vigilante superhero, I want to show how a law-abiding citizen becomes a psychopath. and I know this has been done before; If I was an avid comic reader Id know some of this stuff already. but I dont. Ive probrably read no less then five or six comics in my lifetime.
so, suggestions are welcome. history, info about famous villians, recommended reading, ideas, common threads, anything useful.