The 5 Best TV Shows Based on Marvel Comics

The 5 Best TV Shows Based on Marvel Comics

Marvel / Netflix

Sadly, Marvel comic book creator, writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, leaving behind an enormous legacy and body of work in the entertainment arena.

This didn’t include just comics, but also massively popular television shows and movies. To that end, we look at the top five fan favorites of TV shows based on Marvel comics…

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Marvel / Netflix

1. Daredevil

This Marvel TV series based on the comic book character of the same name, made its debut on Netflix in 2015. The series focuses around main character Matt Murdock / Daredevil, who is a blind lawyer-by-day turned masked vigilante crime-fighter by night.

So far, there have been 3 seasons and 39 episodes. There’s also an eponymous film version from 2003 that stars Ben Affleck.

2. The Defenders

This TV series is based on the eponymous Marvel Comics superhero team and made its debut on Netflix in 2017. The team includes Daredevil,, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage an Iron Fist.. These four superheroes team up in New York City to fight their shared common enemy, The Hand. Despite what viewership ratings may show, and critics aside, actual fans love the series, and the TV series has already received six nominations.

3. Jessica Jones

This series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name made its debut on Netflix in 2015. The plot focuses on Jessica Jones, who opens her own detective agency in New York City after her short-lived career as a superhero with superhuman strength comes to a tragic end.

In her new life as a private investigator, Jones becomes involved with cases involving people who have remarkable abilities. Ultimately, a new case forces her to confront her past, and in doing so, it leads her toward discovering who she really is.

4. The Punisher

This series is based on the eponymous Marvel comic books and made its debut on Netflix in 2017. The story follows a former Marine Recon officer named Frank Castle who turns vigilante after his entire family his slaughtered. Throughout New York City, he becomes known as as his alter ego: “The Punisher.”

He gains this moniker because of the way he unleashes his wrath, and and due to the manner in which he exacts revenge on those responsible for the death of his family. But the show is more than just retribution and revenge, along the way, Castle discovers that a far larger conspiracy far beyond what was happened to his family it is at play. The franchise also spawned two films of the same name that were released in 2004 and 2017.

5. The Incredible Hulk

This series based on the Marvel comics character The Hulk, originally aired on CBS back in the late 1970s. It ran from 1977-1982, with versatile actor Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner, bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.

This well-written series has garnered a worldwide fan base and can still be found on many TV stations, including MeTV, as well as Hulu.