"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a movie that feels like a living comic book," says Beth Elderkin. "It works not only because of how it uses its source material, but how it shifts away from it. Syfy’s Deadly Class fails to meet the same standard, leaning too heavily on its graphic novel to the point where it doesn’t feel like a show anymore. That might make it palatable for hardcore fans, but others may grow tired of a series that’s not only flawed, but feels like it’s trying too hard to be cool." She adds: "The biggest problem for Deadly Class isn’t the acting, it’s the story. Regardless of whether or not you’ve read the source material (I’ve read the first two volumes), the show comes across like the writers turned a comic book into a script without changing enough to make it feel real. Comic books may be visual, but they don’t automatically equal good television. The mediums are different, and should to be treated as such."