Connor Hawke made his fist appearance in the DCTV Universe this week, and I am most impressed. I wonder if Oliver will be his Father, or if the mantle of Arrow is held by a group of people in Star City. No matter what, we get a Connor Hawke! We also get an older Ollie…
So there I was, again, searching through random image on Google when I came up with the idea to do a post about the WORST attempts at live action Superhero shows ever. Well, I found several lists along with images and the world has enough negative posts about everything.
I decided to post a few images of, what I feel to be, the best executions of superhero(ish) characters to make it to the small screen. I won’t list (Green) Arrow, the Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the bad-assness of Dare Devil, since they all go without saying that they are some of the best shows to date based on comic book material. So without further ado I bring you, in no particular order, my favorite heroes that can be found on television.
Campy, yes, but still a fun show to enjoy OR make fun of.
Man From Atlantis from 1977
Tw of the best heroes ever, Mr. Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor and Liz Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 🙂
Ultraman! The show responsible for my ultra geekness!
My first crush. ^_^
Super Spies rank right up there as well. Wild, Wild West.
Doctor Fate (Brent Stait) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin) Smallville Justice League episode
The Monster Squad was another favorite. Supernatural Superheroes.
I still love this show.
I don’t remember much about this show, except that it impressed me when I was in the sixth grade.
The Kato show… oh I mean the Green Hornet 😉
Yes. This is going to be a great show. Trust me.
Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (2015)
Still a classic.
Beastmaster was an okay show.
The Power of Isis
Guy Williams as Zorro!
Tarzan was always a favorite show of mine in the early 1970’s.
This fits the spirit of the superhero show.
Rex Smith played Daredevil in the late 80’s. Recognise the suit?
Justin Hartleys Green Arrow and Michael Shanks Hawkman Smallville Justice League episode
The Flash finale on the CW network hit ALL of the right buttons. This was the fledgling show’s opening swing and it hit home-run after home-run. Ever since Grant Gustin’s (@grantgust ) introduction as Barry Allen, on the Arrow, I’ve been excited about this show. It works. The inclusion of John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp), the original Flash from the 1990’s, as Barry’s father is one of many nods to the past. Not only the old show received the hat tip, the comics were heavily referenced. The Flash is a love letter to the character’s fan base and an open door with flashing welcome sign to those who know next to nothing about him.
You don’t have to watch each episode to enjoy them either. Unlike some shows, if you can keep up at any point then you are along for the fun ride. It has a very Babylon 5 vibe to the way the stories are set up and is quite possibly THE best live action show I’ve seen on TV… ever. This is coming from a Trekker/Trekkie and hardcore Marvel fan.
WB needs to see how this show is built and rethink their humorless dick policy for their theatrical releases. Barry doesn’t take everything to seriously. He cracks wise and a smile quite often.
If you want to be entertained at a fast pace, do yourself a favor and watch the first season of The Flash. Head over to read Rob Bricken’s take on io9:
It may just be me but I feel like everything has been leveraged to the hilt and over merchandised. I am not complaining… OK maybe I am just a bit, but I come from the tail end of an era that had very little official merchandising. You had some Cartoon & TV stuff and some random Superhero stuff, then STAR WARS came out and changed the whole game. It was still not very little in the beginning compared to the early 90’s, so it left us hungry for more. We had to wait for more, and wait we did. Our patients was paid off after a time. Now I feel like we are drowning in a corporate landslide of cheap junk.
I love the movies, the shows, cartoons. comics, and some games. As far as anything else, I just can’t bring myself to buy into it. I prefer vintage items that I love to collect as well as sell. When this stuff is vintage there will be no market for any of it because of the sheer mass quantity that they are producing.
Well if you are a kid then this is a great time for you! If you are a parent or an overly impulsive nerd who has to collect everything and the variants… time to get another job or win the lottery.