I tell stories in the comic book medium. I'm talking with people about producing them as movies, and one of questions that comes up is whether it at all helps in production to have an already existing comic book. To my way of thinking, you already had one version of the scene as a starting reference point, so you are better able to look for ways to improve and plan your shots better.
It would seem to me that the money savings from having to do fewer re-shoots since you had better planning going in will make the comic book a free commodity because it helped save money in the production of the movie.
But then, I don't really know a lot about cinematography. So I wanted some feedback from this forum.