Top 10 Comic Book TV Shows
If you’re a geek like me, you’re probably counting the days until the second season of “Daredevil” drops on Netflix. With comic book shows obviously being on my mind right now, it felt timely to pay tribute to the top of the line television comic book adaptations. On with the list!
- Batman: The Animated Series- To this day, TAS remains the best TV or film adaptation of The Dark Knight. There’s just so much to love here with Kevin Conroy’s pitch perfect voice acting, the atmospheric animation, the introduction of Harley Quinn, Danny Elfman’s score, Mark Hamill’s Joker, Paul Dini’s writing, and so much more.
- Daredevil- This gritty, adult, rich, and game-changing Netflix series proved to the world that comic book series are much more than just heroes vs. villains. With Elektra and The Punisher set for season 2, don’t be surprised to see this show make its way to number 1 at some point in the near future.
- The Flash (2014)- The gold standard of how a televised comic book adaptation should be. It looks and feels like these characters jumped off the pages of a comic book onto the small screen.
- Smallville- While the show had a tendency to tease fans in an almost cruel fashion, the 10 season run was filled with geektastic moments, rewarding characterization, and buzzworthy cameos.
- Batman Beyond- An imaginative sci-fi follow-up to “Batman: The Animated Series” that saw an older Bruce Wayne mentoring a new Batman (Terry McGinnis).
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)- While a far cry from the original comic book series, this was THE ultimate version of TMNT for many people who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s (myself included)
- Batman (1966)- No list would be complete without arguably the most influential and popular comic book TV series to date. It’s colorful, quotable, well cast, and, above all, fun.
- X-Men- Before the largely excellent film franchise came to fruition, the stylish and exciting Fox animated series introduced many people to now iconic characters like Gambit, Wolverine, Rogue, and Magneto.
- The Incredible Hulk- This show deserves a spot on the list for Lou Ferrigno and the haunting “The Lonely Man Theme” alone.
- Wonder Woman- As hokey as the show could be at times, Lynda Carter embodied the titular hero.
Honorable Mentions: “Tales From The Crypt,” “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Ducktales,” and “Adventures of Superman.”
No comments yet.