25 Best Marvel TV Shows Ranked (2021 Update)

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There is no doubt how big Marvel Comics is, generally. They are one of the biggest and widely considered as one of the best in the industries. The comics company has been around for a long time now and has produced several comics that have been adapted into either TV shows or movies. Characters like Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and many others have all come under the Marvel name as created by their team of designers and writers.

In the next subheads, I’ll be discussing the best 25 Marvel TV shows including a brief detail on how the series came about and also other key things. 

25. The Incredible Hulk (1977 – 1982)

 The series is based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk as created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. It was developed by Kenneth Johnson and aired between 1978 and 1982. The series has five seasons and a total of 80 episodes in all. The show follows the story of David Bruce Banner, a physician, and scientist who is traumatized by a car accident that kills his wife, Laura. He soon becomes “The Incredible Hulk” after an experiment. As he is unable to fully understand the abilities or the transformation, he seeks a cure which he doesn’t seem to get even as the series ends.

The series stars Bill Bixby as David Bruce Banner, Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGree, a reporter on the Hulk’s trail, among others.

24. Silver Surfer (1998)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero with the same name created by Jack Kirby. It only has one season with 13 episodes in all. It aired between February and May 1998. The series stars Paul Essiembre as Silver Surfer / Norrin Radd, Gary Krawford as Thanos, James Blendick as Galactus, and Camila Scott as Shalla-Bal, among others.

The series follows the story of Norrin Radd, who has sacrificed himself to be a part of Galactus’ herald where he will work to find planets for Galactus to devour. He is then given a portion that turns him into Silver Surfer though he loses his memory and moral convictions. He eventually gets his memories back and rebels against Galactus but must also fight another enemy, Thanos.

23. Black Panther (2010)

Even though not as popular as the movie version, the Black Panther series was released in 2010 based on the Marvel Comics character with the same name. It has six episodes in total from its only season. The series was developed and written by Reginald Hudlin.

It follows the story of the Black Panther / T’Challa, who after the assassination of his father, must look for the person who committed the crime, Klaw. The show stars Djimon Hounsou as T’Challa / Black Panther, Stan Lee as General Wallace, Kerry Washington as Princess Shuri, Alfre Woodard as Dora Milaje, Jill Scott as Storm, and Stephen Stanton as Klaw, among others.

22. The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008 -2009)

The show is based on the superhero Spiderman published by Marvel Comics. The Spectacular Spider-Man was developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook and is based on the Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and John Romita Sr era of The Amazing Spider-Man Comics. The show was well-received upon release and even won multiple awards despite its two-year stint as it aired between March 2008 and ended in November 2009.

The series was set during a semester of Peter’s high school years and features several series arcs based on the show’s theme, “The Education Of Peter Parker”. The series arcs include Biology 101, Economics 101, Chemistry 101, and Psychology 101 for season one while the second season had Engineering 101, Human Development 101, Criminology 101, and Drama 101.

The series focuses on Peter Parker, who had only just been bitten by a genetically enhanced spider and as a result, acquired its powers. The first season revolves around Peter trying to balance his life as a costumed Superhero with his normal life where he has to maintain relationships with his friends and also help his Aunt May. He also has to deal with criminals such as Tombstone, Vulture, Electro, the Lizard, Sandman, Shocker, Rhino, Cameleon, Black Cat, and the Green Goblin.

In the second season, Peter also has to deal with some of his old enemies including new ones such as Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, Tinkerer, Silver Slabe, Molten Man, and Venom. The series stars Josh Keaton as Spiderman / Peter Parker, Benjamin Diskin as Venom / Eddie Brock, James, Arnold Taylor as Harry Osborne, Fredrick Foswell / Patch, Lacey Chabert as Gwen Stacy, Vanessa Marshall as Mary Jane Watson, and Steven Blum as Green Goblin, Chameleon, Blackie Gaxton, Dilbert Trilby, Seymour O’Reilly, among others.

Even though producer, Greg Weisman, had hoped the series would reach five seasons, it only managed two, with a total of 26 episodes.

21. Big Hero 6: The Series (2017 – 2021)

Big Hero 6 is a superhero comedy series that is loosely based on the Marvel Comics book series with the same name. It is the sequel to the 2014 Disney movie with the same name and the series takes place after the events of the film. It aired between November 2017 and February 2021. The series has three seasons to its name with a total of 56 episodes in all. Despite the third being the finale of the series, a spin-off titled “Baymax” is set to drop in 2022. It was developed by Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi, who all happen to be Executive producers as well.

The series continues with the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro Hamada who teams up with his friends to form a superhero team called Big Hero 6 as they embark on adventures and also aim to protect the city from a series of scientifically enhanced villains. The show stars Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada, Scott Adsit as Baymax, a robot built by Hito’s late brother, Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago, a member of Big Hero 6, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, a member of Big Hero 6, and Khary Payton as Wasabi, another member of Big Hero 6, among others.

20. Agent Carter (2015 – 2016)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter following her roles in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger and the Marvel One-Shot short film of Agent Carter. The series aired between January 2015 and March 2016. It has two seasons with a total of 18 episodes in all.

Viewership fell for the show resulting in its cancellation in May 2016. The Executive Producers include; Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.

The first season is set in 1946 and Peggy Carter is balancing her work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (S.R.R) in New York City with assisting Howard Stark, who has been framed for supplying deadly weapons to enemies of the United States.

Season two sees Carter move from New York to Los Angeles to deal with the threats of the new Atomic Age by the Secret Empire in the Aftermath of World War II. The series stars Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Micheal Murray as Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa, and Shea Whigham as Roger Dooley.

19. Astonishing X-Men (2009 – 2012)

The series is one of the X-Men TV shows based on the Marvel Comics superhero team with the same name. The series was adapted from Joss Whedon’s run on The Astonishing X-Men comic book series. It aired between 2009 and 2012 with four seasons and a total of 24 episodes in all. The story follows the X-Men as they fight an alien named Ord, who has come to cure all mutants having learned that a mutant from Earth would destroy his homeland.

The series star Gregory Abbey and eventually Mark Hildreth as Cyclops, Dan Green as Charles Xavier, Eva Kaminsky as Jean Grey, Mike Pollock and eventually Ron Halder as Beast, Marc Thompson and then Brian Drummond as Wolverine, Scott Rayow as Nick Fury and J. David Brimmer as Ord, among others.

18. Guardians of the Galaxy (2015 – 2019)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics Superhero team with the same name. The show aired from September 2015 to June 2019. It was developed for television by Marty Isenberg.

It follows the story of the Guardians of Galaxy as they battle to defeat a range of villains and powers that are threatening the universe. The series has three seasons and a total of 77 episodes to its name. The Executive Producers include; Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb, Cort Lane, Eric Radomski, Stan Lee, Stephen Wacker (seasons 1 and 2), and Marsha Griffin (season 3).

In the first season of the series, the Guardians consisting of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot, must destroy a weapon called the “Cosmic Seed” that is capable of creating a new universe before it gets into the hands of Thanos and his companions.

In Season Two, the guardians of the galaxy have to fight other enemies following the death of Thanos though they still have a familiar face to battle with in J’son. In the final season which had a subtitle, “Mission Breakout”, other Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Max Modell, Venom, and Carnage are involved in a crossover with the Spiderman TV series.

The series stars Will Friedle as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon, Ranger Raccoon, Black Bolt, Grand Commissioner of Rigel, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, Meredith Quill, Crystal, Kevin Micheal Richardson as Groot, Broker, Wal Rus, Mandala, Heimdall, Blood Brothers, and David Sobolov as Drax the Destroyer and Blackjack O’Hare, among others.

17. The Defenders (2017)

The series is based on Marvel Comics characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, who form a superhero team. The series premiered on July 31, 2017, with all episodes available on Netflix on August 18.

The Defenders was created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez for Netflix. It is set a few months after the second season of Daredevil and a month after the first season of Iron Fist. The vigilantes; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, team up and must defeat an enemy known as The Hand.

The series features Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Dany Rand / Iron Fist, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Jessica Jones’ assistant at Alias Investigations, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Matt Murdock’s close friend and former law partner, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, a former member of the Hand, Simeone Missick as Misty Knight, an ally of Luke Cage, Ramon Rodriguez as Bakuto, one of the five fingers of the hand, Racheal Taylor as Trish Walker, Jessica Jones’ adoptive sister, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, a close friend of Matt Murdock, Rosario Dawson, a former nurse who helps vigilantes, Scott Glenn as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor, and Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, the leader of the hand, among others.

16. Luke Cage (2016 – 2018)

The series is based on a Marvel Comics character with the same name. Luke Cage was created by Cheo Hodari Coker for Netflix and the character first appeared in Jessica Jones. The series aired between September 2016 and June 2018. It has two seasons to its name and a total of 26 episodes in all.

It was canceled by Netflix on October 19, 2018, following a disagreement between Netflix and the series’ writers. It follows the story of Luke Cage, who gets super strength and unbreakable skin after a sabotaged experiment. Cage attempts to build his life back in Harlem and also fights to clear his name.

The series stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, the owner of the Harlem’s Paradise nightclub, Simeone Missick as Mercedes “Misty” Knight, a detective with a strong sense of justice, Theo Rossi as Hernan “Shades” Alvarez, a relentless street smart criminal, Erick LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker / Diamondback, a powerful arms dealer and Luke Cage’s half brother, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, a former nurse in Hell’s Kitchen who becomes friends with Luke Cage, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, a local councilwoman, Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson, a holistic doctor and daughter of Mariah Dillard, and Mustafa Shakir as John Mclver / Bushmaster, a leader of a Jamaican gang called styles, among others.

The series has been nominated for several awards including a win for Best New Media Television Series at the 2017 Saturn Awards.

15. Marvel’s Most Wanted (2016)

The series is a spin-off from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series, with the pilot written by Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Billy Gierhart. The Marvel’s Most Wanted Series is based on the Marvel Comics Characters Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter. The Executive Producers include; Jeffrey Bell, Paul Zbyszewski, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory. The episode was co-produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

The series follows the story of ex-spies and ex-spouses, Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, who are on the run trying to uncover a conspiracy against them. As they have no help from S.H.I.E.L.D., the spy agency that previously employed them, they have to partner with adventurer Dominic Future and his niece Christina Santos. The show stars Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, Delroy Lindo as Dominic Future, and Fernanda Andrade as Christina Santos, among others.

14. Spider-Man (1967 – 1970)

The series is the first television series based on Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. It aired from September 1967 to June 1970 and has three seasons to its name with also a total of 52 episodes in all. The series follows teenager Peter Parker, who develops spider-like powers and super strength after being bitten by a radioactive spider. To utilize his powers, he becomes a crime-fighting superhero to fight criminals such as Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, and Green Goblin.

Peter’s character for the series was designed by Steve Ditko and Art Consultant John Romita Sr. Stan Lee was the story consultant for the first season of the series which had 20 episodes. The second season had  19 episodes while the final season had 13 episodes. The show stars Paul Soles as the voice of Peter Parker / Spiderman, Ox, Bernard Cowan as Narrator, Cowboy, Desperado, Dr. Matto Magneto, Paul Kligman as J. Jonah Jameson, Fiddle / Otto, and Peg Dixon as Betty Brant, Mrs. Connors, and May Parker, among others.

13. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013 – 2020)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D, which is an acronym for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division. The organization is a peacekeeping and spy agency in the world of superheroes. The series was created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen for ABC.

The series premiered in September 2013 and ended with a two-part finale in October 2020. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has seven seasons to its name and a total of 136 episodes in all. The Executive Producers for the series include; Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Paul Zbyszewski, Jim Chory, and Brent Fletcher.

The series follows S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson, who puts a small team of agents together to handle strange new cases. They also have to investigate Project Centipede and a terrorist group named “Hydra” that has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. The series also sees Coulson become the director of the organization following its destruction in Captain America: Winter Soldier. The agents also have to face several threats throughout the series.

The series features Clark Clegg as Phil Coulson and Sarge / Pachakutiq, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, a S.H.I.E.L.D ace pilot and weapons expert, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward (a Hydra agent who poses as a S.H.I.E.L.D black ops specialist), and Hive (an Inhuman who possesses Ward’s body), Cloe Bennet as Skye / Daisy Johnson / Quake, an Inhuman S.H.I.E.L.D agent who can manipulate vibrations and create earthquakes, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. with expertise in weapons technology, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, ex-wife of Hunter and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who spent time undercover with Hydra, among others. 

12. X-Men: Evolution

The series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. It aired from November 2000 till October 2003. The Executive Producers include; Avi Arad, Stan Lee, and Rick Ungar. The series starts by introducing the key characters like Professor X, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, and Jean Grey. Other members like Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Spyke, Rogue, and Beast. The series was created by Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir, and David Wise and developed by John Bush, John W. Hyde, and Jon Vein.

The series stars Scott McNeil as Wolverine / Logan, Kirby Morrow as Scott Summers / Cyclops, Venus Terzo as Jean Grey, Brad Swalie as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler, Neil Denis as Even Daniels / Spyke, Kirsten Williamson as Ororo Munroe / Storm, Meghan Black as Rogue, Maggie Blue O’Hara as Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat, David Kaye as Professor Charles Xavier and Micheal Kopsa as Hank McCoy / Beast.

11. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992 – 1997)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team named X-Men. It was Marvel Comics’ second attempt at getting an animated series for the X-Men brand. It is based on the X-Men story by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was developed for television by Eric Lewald, Sidney Iwanter, and Mark Edens.

The Executive producers include;  Avi Arad, Stan Lee, Joseph Calamari, Winston Richard, and Eric S. Rollman. The series precedes X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men and is then followed by X-Men: Evolution. The show aired between October 1992 and September 1997 and has five seasons under its belt and a total of 76 episodes to its name.

The series follows X-Men members Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey, Professor X, and Morph as they battle against villains and also strive to protect humans and promote peaceful coexistence between Mutants and Humans.

 In the first season, the X-Men have to deal with human conspirators building mutant exterminating Sentinel robots, Magneto and his attempts to start a human-mutant war, and also a mutant apocalypse aimed at eliminating the weak humans and mutants. Much of the subsequent seasons are also around the same issues and also some extra stories like the marriage of Jean and Cyclops, and the emergence of the Dark Phoenix.

The series stars Norm Spencer as Cyclops / Scott Summers, Cal Dodd as Wolverine / Logan, Lenore Zann as Rogue, Iona Morris and Alison Sealy Smith both playing Storm between 1992-3 and 1993-7 respectively, George Buza as Beast / Dr. Henry “Hank” McCoy, Chris Potter, and Tony Daniels as the Gambit between 1992-6 and 1997 respectively, Alyson Court as Jubilee / Jubilation Lee, Catherine Disher as Jean Grey / Phoenix and Cedric Smith as Professor X / Charles Xavier, among others.

10. Jessica Jones (2015 – 2019)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The show is part of the series of shows forming The Defenders miniseries together with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The series premiered in November 2015 and ended in June 2019 after Nexflix canceled the show. It has three seasons to its name and a total of 39 episodes in all.

The Executive Producers include; S. J. Clarkson (S1E01), Liz Friedman, Allie Goss, Kris Henigman, Cindy Holland, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, Melissa Rosenberg, Karim Zreik, Brian Michael Bendis, Raelle Tucker, Tom Lieber, and Samantha Thomas.

The series follows the story of Jessica Jones, who had her superhero career cut short when the villain Kilgrave causes her to kill someone. In the first season of the series, Kilgrave returns and Jessica Jones must fight to stop him. The second season takes us through Jessica’s personal life as she discovers that her mother is still alive. In the final season, Jessica has to battle with a ruthless serial killer named Gregory Sallinger as well as her stepsister, Trish Walker, who has now turned into a murderous vigilante.

The series stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Racheal Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker, Jessica’s adoptive sister, Wil Traval as Will Simpson, an NYPD sergeant, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, an attorney who hires Jones for cases, and David Tennant as Kilgrave, a man who can control minds, among others.

9. The Punisher (2017 – 2019)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a spin-off of Marvel’s Daredevil series as there are some characters found in both as well as something of a crossover event between the two series. It series focuses on the story of Frank Castle who uses lethal methods to fight crime as a vigilante known as The Punisher. The series was created by Steve Lightfoot for Netflix. The story is based on the Punisher story by Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr., and Ross Andru.

The series was aired between November 2017 and February 2019 when the show was canceled by Netflix after two seasons. It also has a total of 26 episodes in all. The Executive Producers include; Tom Shankland (S1E01 only), Cindy Holland, Allie Goss, Laura Delahaye, Kris Henigman, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Karim Zreik, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, and Steve Lightfoot.

The series follows Frank Castle, a former Force Recon Marine, who becomes a vigilante, called The Punisher, seeking revenge after the murder of his family. He soon looks to uncover a much larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family. In the second season, The Punisher gets to work again after the attempted murder of Amy Bendix, a drifter with a mysterious past.

The series stars John Bernthal as Frank Castle / The Punisher, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman / Micro, a former NSA analyst who assists Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo / Jigsaw, Castle’s former best friend, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, An investigator whose path crosses with Castle, Paul Schulze as William Rawlins / Agent Orange, a director at the CIA, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Castle’s friend, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, a reporter and Matt Murdock’s former assistant who work on Castle’s case, and Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix, among others.

8. The Electric Company (1971 – 2009)

The TV series is an educational children’s television series that uses sketch comedy and various other forms to produce an entertaining show aimed at helping children in elementary school. It is a comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, as well as some Spider-Man episodes. The series has six seasons with a total of 780 episodes to its name. The series was created by Paul Dooley and produced by the Children’s Television Workshop (CTW).

Throughout its six seasons, the series had different directors and writers for a particular number of years. The series aired between October 1971 to April 1977 and stars Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant, Rita Moreno, Jim Boyd, Lee Chamberlin, Bill Cosby, Luis Avalos, Hattie Winston, and Danny Seagren, among others. Some of the sketches from the series include; The Adventures of Letterman, Five Seconds, Giggles Giggles, Here’s cooking at you, Jeniffer of the Jungle, The Last Word, Love of Chair, Mad Scientist, Monolith, Wild Guess, Slow Reader, and Sing Sing-Along, among others.

One of the regular parts of the show was “Short Circus”, a band whose song was aimed at reading comprehension for children. Of all the members of this show, only June Angela, playing the role of Julie and with Tambourines, was with the show throughout the six seasons. The Electric Company was canceled in 1977, just when it was becoming popular with its last episode coming on April 15, 1977. However, the show did have a reboot in 2009.

7. Legion (2017 – 2019)

Legion is another TV series based on the Marvel Comics character with the same name. The show was created by Noah Hawley for FX Productions in association with Marvel Entertainment. The series aired from February 2017 to June 2019 with three-season released to its name.

The series also has a total of 27 episodes; eight were released for season one, eleven for season two, and eight for the final season. The show received positive reviews upon release and even won several awards to its name. The series was produced in chapters, with each episode named after a chapter from 1 to 27.

The series follows David Haller, a man who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. After being to several psychiatric hospitals in the past, he gets committed to the latest one by his adoptive sister, Ava.  There, David is confronted with the possibility that there is more to his illness. As he’s being hunted down by a Government Agency known as Division 3, David gets saved by a group of mutants who take him to a place called Summerland and tell him that he is also one of them, a mutant.

Throughout the series, David has to come to terms with his new abilities and also has to battle the villain, Shadow King / Amahl Farouk. The Executive Producers of the series include; Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Steve Blackman, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, and Karim Zreik.

The show stars Dan Stevens as David Haller / Legion, Rachel Keller as Sydney “Syd” Barrett, a mutant who becomes David’s girlfriend, Aubrey Plaza as Lenore “Lenny” Busker, David’s friend, Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk, a mutant scientist and one of the founders of Summerland, Katie Aselton as Amy Haller, David’s adoptive sister, Jean Smart as Melanie Bird, a psychiatric therapist, and Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk / Shadow King, among others.

6. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010 – 2012)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team named the Avengers. The show follows a team of superheroes as they work together to defeat villains and save Earth. The series was based on the original stories of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was released between September 2010 and November 2012.

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes was developed for television by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Fine, and Christopher Yost. The Executive Producers include; Alan Fine, Eric S. Rollman, Dan Buckley, Simon Philips (season 1), Jeph Loeb (season 2), Joe Quesada, and Stan Lee. The series first kicked off online as a micro-series on Disney XD before subsequent releases dropped.

The show follows the adventures of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, and all other members of the Avengers as they battle to protect the Earth. The series starts when 75 of the world’s most dangerous supervillains get freed prompting Tony Stark / Iron Man to set up a team of superheroes to fight these villains.

The members of the Avengers include Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man, Thor, The Wasp, Captain America (who was found frozen in ice later on), Black Panther, Hawkeye, and eventually Ms. Marvel and Vision for season two. The series has two episodes plus the micro-series and a total of 52 episodes in all.

The series stars Eric Loomis as Iron Man, Brian Bloom as Captain America, Chris Cox as Hawkeye, Crimson Dynamo, Fandral, Rattler, Jeniffer Hale as Ms. Marvel, Corina Korvac, Peter Jessop as Vision, Phil LaMan as J.A.R.V.I.S, Wonder Man, James C. Mathis III as Black Panther, Bulldozer, Cobra, Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Wasp, Cassandra Lang, Vapor, Fred Tatasciore as Hulk, Graviton, Griffin, Kalum LO, Mandrill, Red Hulk, Thing, Volstagg, Yon-Rogg, Wally Wingert as Ant-Man/ Giant-Man/ Yellowjacket, MODOK, and Rick D. Wasserman as Thor, Absorbing Man, Surtur, among others.

After The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes was stopped, it was replaced with Avengers Assemble.

5. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994 – 1998)

The series is yet another Spider-Man series to add to the Marvel TV series collection. Spider-Man: The Animated Series is based on the Marvel Comics Superhero with the same name based on the Spider-Man story by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The series was written by John Semper and aired between November 1994 and January 1998. The series ran for five seasons and a total of 65 episodes in all. The show was produced by Marvel Film Animation with the executive producers being Avi Arad and Stan Lee.

The story follows Peter Parker during his college years at Empire State University. Peter already has his superpowers and is also working as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle. In the series, Peter and his alter ego, Spider-Man, have to fight against villains such as Kingpin, The Green Goblin, the Lizard, Shocker, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, Rhino, Vulture, and Venom.

The Spiderman also features some other Marvel superheroes in something of a crossover event. Some of the Marvel heroes featured in the series include X-Men, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, War Machine, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, The Punisher, and Captain America. In the series, Peter also has to deal with a love interest from Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy, who is the Black Cat.

The series stars Christopher Daniel Barnes as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Jennifer Hale as Felicia Hardy / Black Cat, Sara Ballantine as Mary Jane Watson, Roscoe Lee Browne as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin, Gary Imhoff as Harry Osborne / Green Goblin, and Hank Azaria as Eddie Brock / Venom, among others. The series was preceded by Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and is then followed by Spider-Man Unlimited.

4.  The Falcon and Winter Soldier (2021 – Present)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson / Falcon and Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier. It is the second series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after WandaVision. It premiered on March 19, 2021, and ended on April 23, with six episodes to its first season.

As a new Captain America movie is on the way, it will follow up on happenings from the series and serve as a continuation. The head writer for the series was Malcolm Spellman and Kari Skogland did the directing for the series. The Executive Producers are; Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Kari Skogland, and Malcolm Spellman.

The series is set months after the happenings in the Avengers: Endgame movie and follows the Adventures of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. 

It stars Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes / Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Wyatt Russell, John Walker / Captain America / U.S. Agent, a new Captain America chosen by the U.S. Government, Erin Kellyman as Karli Morgenthau, the leader of a group called Flag Smashers, and Adepero Oduye as Sarah Wilson, Sam’s sister, among others.

3. Daredevil (2015 – 2018)

The show is based on a Marvel Comics character with the same name. It was created by Drew Goddard for Netflix based on the Daredevil story by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. It is the first in a series of shows that led to the Defenders series also featuring other heroes Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. The show centers on the life of a blind lawyer who fights crime as a vigilante called Daredevil. The show aired between April 2015 and October 2018. It was then canceled by Netflix the year the final season was released after three seasons. It also has a total of 39 episodes in all.

The Executive Producers for the show include; Allie Goss, Kris Henigman, Cindy Holland, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, Drew Goddard, Steven S. DeKnight (season 1), Marco Ramirez (season 2), Doug Petrie (season 2), and Erik Oleson.

The series follows the story of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer, who uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as a vigilante called Daredevil. He has to uncover a conspiracy of the criminal underworld led by Wilson Fisk and also strive to balance his life as a lawyer and a vigilante. During the second season, Daredevil meets with the Punisher, another vigilante but with lethal methods.

The show stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Murdock’s assistant, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Murdock’s best friend and law partner, Toby Leonard Moore as James Wesley, Wilson Fisk’s right-hand man, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, a nurse who helps Murdock, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, a crime lord in Hell’s Kitchen, Jon Bernthal as The Punisher / Frank Castle, and Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Murdock’s ex-girlfriend, among others.

The series received widespread acclaim following its release and it has even gotten several nominations and awards including Best New Media Television Series at the 2016 Saturn Awards and Best Streaming Superhero Television Series at the 2019 Saturn Awards.

2. WandaVision (2021 – Present)

The series is based on the Marvel Comics characters, Wanda Maximoff and Vision. The series is the first series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with others later following it. The series premiered with its first two episodes on January 15, 2021, and ended on March 5, concluding the 9 episodes of the first and only season so far. 

The head writer for the series was Jac Schaeffer with Matt Shakman in charge of directing. The Executive Producers are;  Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Matt Shakman, and Jac Schaeffer. The series received much praise though it did get some criticism for the way the first season ended.

The series follows Wanda and Vision, who are now living a peaceful life in the town of Westview, New Jersey, just three weeks after the events in Avengers: Endgame. They soon realize that things might not be as they seem in their newfound home. 

The series stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Debra Jo Rupp as Sharon Davis, a resident of Westview, Katheryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness, a witch who masquerades as “Agnes”, and Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner, a resident of Westview under Agatha’s control, among others.

1. Loki (2021 – Present)

The series is based on a Marvel Comics character with the same name. The Loki series is one of the newly released Marvel series with this one premiering on June 9, 2021, and ending on July 14, with six episodes from its first and only season so far. 

The series was highly praised and received widespread acclaim for the performances and visuals in series. Michael Waldron was the head writer for the series and Kate Herron was the director for the first season. The Executive Producers are; Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Tom Hiddleston, Kate Herron, and Michael Waldron.

The series follows Loki, who after stealing the Tesseract in the 2012 Avengers movie, gets seized by the Time Variance Authority (TVA), an organization that exists to monitor the timeline. He is taken in as a Time-Variant but happens to help the TVA, later on, to catch an alternate version of him only to uncover the real truths about the TVA and why it exists. 

It stars Tom Hiddlestone as Loki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, a respected judge at the TVA, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, a hunter for the TVA, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, a TVA agent that investigates dangerous time criminals, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, a variant of Loki, and Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains, among others.

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