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The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time  

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Marvel's Cinematic Universe is expansive, reaching all the way to superhero shows on Netflix and carrying on a long tradition of making TV shows from Marvel comic books. The Marvel Comics superhero shows have run the range of genre and style over the years, from live-action to animated. Some of them are even the best comic book and superhero shows of all time.

Older live-action Marvel Comics television programs like Mutant X paved the way for modern superhero shows like Jessica Jones and Legion. And we can't forget all of the cartoon comic book adaptations, like X-Men: Evolution and the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon. But, of all the Marvel shows (including superhero TV shows adapted from publishers that were later taken over by Marvel, like Malibu Comics), which is the best of all of the Marvel comic book adaptations?

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann
X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more
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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar
The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more
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The Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom, Colleen O'Shaughnessey
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The ...more
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne
Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more
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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj
Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her ...more
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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick
Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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Marvel's Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Nadji Jeter
Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza
Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more
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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge
X-Men: Evolution is a Canadian-American animated television series about the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. In this incarnation, many of the characters are teenagers rather than adults. The ...more
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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North
Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The ...more
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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall
Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated television series developed by Marty Isenberg, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The adventures of a band of space ...more
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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Mark Hamill, Luke Perry, Lou Ferrigno
The Incredible Hulk is an American animated television series starring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. It ran two seasons, for 21 episodes, on the television network UPN from 1996 to 1997. ...more
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Spider-Man: The New Animated S... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb, Ian Ziering
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the Marvel comic book superhero character Spider-Man. It ran for only one season of 13 episodes, starting ...more
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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham
Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more
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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks
Ultimate Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics, including some elements of Marvel's Ultimate line of books. The series is ...more
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X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Stan Lee, Frank Welker, Kath Soucie
X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men is an animated television pilot originally broadcast in 1989 on the Marvel Action Universe television block, featuring Marvel Comics’ mutant superheroes the X-Men. The ...more
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Iron Man: Armored Adventures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Anna Cummer, Daniel Bacon, Adrian Petriw
Iron Man: Armored Adventures is a 3D CGI cartoon series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man. It debuted in the USA on the Nicktoons on April 24, 2009, and has already begun airing on ...more
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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more
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Fantastic Four: World's Greate... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Hiro Kanagawa, Christopher Jacot, Brian Dobson
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes is an animated television series based on the Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four comic book series and the movie itself. The series is the team's fourth foray ...more
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The Marvel Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Marvel Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Bernard Cowan, Jack Creley, Len Carlson
The Marvel Super Heroes is an American / Canadian animated television series starring five comic-book superheroes from Marvel Comics. The first TV series based on Marvel characters, it debuted ...more