Favorite Comic Based Superhero TV Shows

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Gov Kodos

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    For animation, Space Ghost!
     
  2. Christopher

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    Not based on a comic book. There were comics, but they were based on the show.
     
  3. Kai "the spy"

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    Pretty cool, indeed. Someone should start a thread on the series.

    There you go: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=4911833#post4911833

    Don't know if they qualify as superheroes, though, since they got no superpowers, no secret identities and no costumes. I mean, Captain Future had at least a nickname.
    Depends on your definition of a superhero, I guess.
     
  4. Christopher

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    Well, "Buck" and "Flash" were both nicknames, for what it's worth. "Buck" was really Anthony Rogers, and while Flash was never given an official first name in the comics, the 2007 TV series called him Steven (after Steve Holland, who played him on TV in the '50s) while the 1996 animated series called him Alex (after his creator Alex Raymond).

    Would you consider Adam Strange a superhero? He's a character in the same vein as Buck, Flash, and John Carter -- he doesn't have a secret identity or a costume in the sense you mean, and his "powers" are technological. But he's generally regarded as a superhero because he's a comic-book character who's often interacted with other DC heroes.
     
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  6. Kai "the spy"

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    As I wrote above, it depends on how you define a superhero, and I'm not sure Rogers & Gordon qualify. I'm just as unsure about Adam Strange.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    I'd count Flash and Buck as superheroes. They started out as comic strips, they have flashy costumes and cool scifi gadgets, and they regularly face evil aliens, mad scientists, and larger-than-life supervillains out to conquer the universe.

    I mean, it's not like they're cowboys or cops or private eyes or something.
     
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  9. Christopher

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    Err, nobody in this thread has mentioned Heroes until your post. Who were you responding to?
     
  10. od0_ital

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    ^

    It must have been deleted, 'cause there was a post specifyin' Heroes, first season only.
     
  11. Christopher

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    Okay, thanks for clearing that up.

    Ooh, I was trying to think of less well-known comics-based shows, and I remembered The Middleman should be on the list. That's another one where it might be a stretch to call MM a superhero, but he did keep his identity secret and wore a uniform of sorts, he had a sidekick, and the series was definitely immersed in comics and superhero tropes (as well as sci-fi and spy-fi tropes).
     
  12. Showdown

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    Justice League
    Batman TAS
    Superman TAS
    X-Men (90s)
    X-Men Evolution
    Smallville
    Lois & Clark
    The Tick (animated & live action)
     
  13. Admiral2

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    Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
    The Flash
    The Incredible Hulk (Mr. McGee, don't make me angry...)
    Justice League Unlimited
    Batman TAS
    Superman TAS
    Fantastic Four (1960's)
    The Adventures of Superman
    Spider-Man (70's live-action...it's underappreciated)
    The Cape (also underappreciated)
     
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    ^ The Cape wasn't based on a comic book. (Well, in the show it was, but not in reality.:p)

    My favorites, again in no particular order:

    Batman (60s)
    The Incredible Hulk
    Wonder Woman (but only the first season)
    The Adventures of Superman
    Flash Gordon (Filmation)
    Batman: The Animated Series (in all its incarnations)
    Justice League Unlimited
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold
    Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
    Superman (Ruby-Spears version)
    The Flash

    Honorable mentions go to Super Friends and Shazam! (even though neither show holds up well, I loved them both beyond all reason when I was six), Lois & Clark (which gets a split vote because while I loved Teri Hatcher, I couldn't stand Dean Cain as Superman), and Smallville (which gets it right when it gets it right, but oh so very wrong when it gets it wrong).
     
  15. Silvercrest

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    Does "Saturday Morning Watchmen" count?
     
  16. JD

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    I just picked up the first DVD set of Superman: The Animated Series, based on seeing it on so many lists here. And after watching all three parts of The Last Son of Krypton, I can see why it is, it was great.
     
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    Classic!
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    In no particular order:

    Hulk
    Wonder Woman
    Flash
    Smallville
    Blade
    Batman: TAS
    Batman Beyond
    Spider-Man (FOX)
    Superman: TAS
    Justice League
    Justice League Unlimited
    Superfriends
    Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
    X-Men: Evolution
    Batman
    Buck Rogers
     
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  19. Mr Light

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    The pilot of Superman:TAS is actually one of the weaker installments of the show. Or maybe I just say that because they re-ran the damn thing a million times back when it first aired and I got so damned sick of seeing it instead of new episodes :lol:

    It is a problematic pilot though, since he doesn't really do Superman-y things until part three.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Well, you could say much the same about Superman: The Movie. A great deal of the movie is spent on Krypton, in Smallville, in the Fortress, and at the Daily Planet before the first real superhero action comes along. "Last Son of Krypton" was adopting a similar structure, and I liked it that it went into so much depth about the origin story. It was cool seeing a whole episode of Jor-El, Action Scientist.