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Comic book fans are going to have a great year. There are quite a few shows based on comic book series that will be premiering in 2019. From new superhero shows on the DC Universe streaming channel to offerings from Image and Marvel Comics on everything from Epix to Syfy and Netflix, comic book TV shows are having a banner year.
The year started with Deadly Class on SyFy and the highly anticipated Doom Patrol on DC Universe, based on two lesser known but largely loved comic series. Upcoming comic book shows like Harley Quinn and Pennyworth are set in the more widely familiar Batman universe. Even though some favorites have left one streaming network for another, folks wanting their Netflix superhero show fix have The Umbrella Academy to binge and shows like Locke & Key to look forward to.
Comic book stories and superheroes are already ruling the box office and there are now more new comic book television shows than ever to watch at home. Are new DC Comics TV shows or Marvel TV shows the best or is there a property from a publisher other than the Big Two that's on your watchlist? Vote up the best television adaptations of comic book series or characters premiering in 2019.
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, + more
Premiered: February 15
The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, a group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, + more
Network: Amazon Videoi
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – consisting of Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) - receive a mission from Cyborg (Joivan Wade) that they cannot ignore and will change their lives. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade, Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk, + more
Premiered: February 15
Network: DC Universe
Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the graphic novels of the same name written by Greg Rucka with art by Matthew Southworth. The series centers around sharp-witted army veteran Dex, (Cobie Smulders) who becomes a private investigator in Portland, Oregon, where she also takes care of her brother. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal