Programs based on Marvel Comics characters

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The following is a list of programs that are based upon characters that originated in Marvel Comics.


TV Shows

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
The Marvel Superheroes Animated syndication 1966
The Fantastic Four Animated ABC 1967–1969
Spider-Man Animated ABC 1967–1970
The Electric Company Variety PBS 1974–1977
Spidey Super Stories segment only
The Incredible Hulk Live action CBS 1978–1982
The Amazing Spider-Man Live action CBS 1978
Supaidā-Man Live action Tokyo Channel 12 1978–1979
The Fantastic Four Animated NBC 1978
Spider-Woman Animated ABC 1979–1980
The Thing Animated NBC 1979
Spider-Man Animated syndication 1981
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Animated NBC 1981–1983
The Incredible Hulk Animated NBC 1982–1983
X-Men Animated syndication 1989
Only the pilot, Pryde of the X-Men, was produced
Power Pack Live action NBC 1991
Only an unaired pilot was produced
X-Men Animated FOX 1992–1997
MAU Universe
Iron Man Animated syndication 1994–1996
MAU Universe
Fantastic Four Animated syndication 1994–1996
MAU Universe
Spider-Man: The Animated Series Animated FOX 1994–1998
MAU Universe
The Incredible Hulk Animated UPN 1996–1997
MAU Universe
Silver Surfer Animated FOX 1998
MAU Universe
Spider-Man Unlimited Animated FOX 1999–2000
MAU Universe
The Avengers: United They Stand Animated FOX 1999–2000
MAU Universe
X-Men Evolution Animated WB 2000–2003
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Animated MTV 2003
Blade: The Series Live-action Spike TV 2006
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Animated Cartoon Network 2006–2007
The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated The CW 2008
Disney XD 2009
Wolverine and the X-Men Animated YTV 2008–2009
Nicktoons Network in USA
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Animated Teletoon 2008–2012
Nicktoons Network in USA
The Super Hero Squad Show Animated Cartoon Network 2009–2011
Black Panther Animated ABC3 2010
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Animated Disney XD 2010–2012
Iron Man Anime Animax 2010
MA Universe G4 in USA
Wolverine Anime Animax 2011
MA Universe G4 in USA
X-Men Anime Animax 2011
MA Universe G4 in USA
Blade Anime Animax 2011
MA Universe G4 in USA
Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Disney XD 2012–2017
MU Universe
Avengers Assemble Animated Disney XD 2013–2019
MU Universe
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Animated Disney XD 2013–2015
MU Universe
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Live-action ABC 2013–2020
MCU Universe
Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers Anime TV Tokyo 2014–2015
Agent Carter Live-action ABC 2015–2016
MCU Universe
Daredevil Live-action Netflix 2015–2018
MCU Universe
Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Disney XD 2015–2019
MU Universe
Jessica Jones Live-action Netflix 2015–2019
MCU Universe
Marvel's Most Wanted Live action ABC 2016
MCU Universe, only an unaired pilot was produced
Luke Cage Live-action Netflix 2016–2018
MCU Universe
Legion Live-action FX 2017–2019
Iron Fist Live-action Netflix 2017–2018
MCU Universe
Marvel Future Avengers Anime Dlife 2017–2018
MCU Universe
Marvel's New Warriors Live-action Freeform 2017
MCU Universe, only an unaired pilot was produced
The Defenders Live-action Netflix 2017
MCU Universe
Marvel's Spider-Man Animated Disney XD 2017– 
Inhumans Live-action ABC 2017
MCU Universe
The Gifted Live-action FOX 2017–2019
Marvel's Runaways Live-action Hulu 2018–2019
MCU Universe
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger Live-action Freeform 2018–2019
MCU Universe
Helstrom Live-action Hulu 2020– 
MCU Universe


Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Animated Disney Channel 2020
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Live-action Disney+ 2020
MCU Universe
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Animated Hulu 2020
Marvel's Hit-Monkey Animated Hulu 2020
Marvel's Tigra & Dazzler Show Animated Hulu 2020
Marvel's Howard the Duck Animated Hulu 2020
Marvel's The Offenders Animated Hulu 2020
Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends Animated Disney Junior 2021
WandaVision Live-action Disney+ 2021
MCU Universe
Loki Live-action Disney+ 2021
MCU Universe
Marvel's What If...? Animated Disney+ 2021
MCU Universe
Hawkeye Live-action Disney+ 2021
MCU Universe
Ms. Marvel Live-action Disney+ TBA
MCU Universe
Moon Knight Live-action Disney+ TBA
MCU Universe
She-Hulk Live-action Disney+ TBA
MCU Universe


Planned but Unproduced

The following shows were announced but were canceled before being produced

Additionally, some TV movies were produced to act as a backdoor pilot, but the series weren't picked up. These include Dr. Strange and Nick Fury: Agent of Shield.

TV Movies

Note, this does not include TV movies which are considered part of a series, as The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man had.

Title Network Airdate
Dr. Strange CBS September 6, 1978
Captain America CBS January 19, 1979
Captain America II: Death Too Soon CBS November 23, 1979
Generation X FOX February 20, 1996
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield FOX May 26, 1998
Man-Thing Sci Fi Channel April 30, 2005

TV Specials