With the 2014 fall television season creeping upon us like the dumb Galactacus cloud, it's looking to be a pretty sweet year for series based on comic book heroes. From returning favorites like Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to promising new shows like The Flash, Agent Carter and Gotham, TV seems to be jumping headfirst into many different corners of graphic multiverse. So today, we're throwing up a list of heroes (and others) who deserve their piece of this new frontier. This week I've decided to box myself into the fledgling Defenders corner of the MCU that begins with Daredevil next May. Here's 'Arrow,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' and Beyond - Part 2 of 3: Marvel on Netflix!
Marvel Studios and James Gunn boosted the angry mallard back into the public consciousness with the end-credits tag from August’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Created in 1973 by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, Howard was a takedown of the “funny animal” comics (usually from the Disney anthropomorphic stable) that were popular at the time. However, Howard - unlike his contemporaries – was a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking detective known for his quick temper. Based on the recent call for a Howard reboot following the release of “Guardians” and the success of more mature-leaning series like “Family Guy,” “Rick and Morty” and Netflix’s own “BoJack Horseman,” this is one Marvel hero ripe for a sharp, satirical animated series.
It’s about time the Daywalker got a chance to shine again. Now that Marvel has the rights back to characters like Blade and Ghost Rider, they have an opportunity to open up a brand new corner of the Marvel U onscreen. While the first phase of this Netflix extension of the MCU will focus largely on the street level heroes of Hell’s Kitchen, it’d be nice to see the more traditionally supernatural element of Marvel get fleshed out. Your only major issue here is finding a good showrunner and a likeable star because, as endearing as Wesley Snipes is to the role, no one really wants him back.
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