In October 1939, Martin Goodman, then-editor of Newsstands Publications Inc., published Marvel Comics #1, an anthology of superhero stories that featured characters like the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner. That same year, he hired his wife’s cousin, a young man named Stan Lee, as an assistant. Two years after that, in 1941, the eager young writer would publish his first story, “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge,” and the rest, as they say, is history.
Flash-forward to today and Marvel owns not only some of the most recognizable superhero characters of all time but the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Since releasing “Iron Man” in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has netted a jaw-dropping $26.9 billion at the box office (worldwide). As of 2021, nine of the 30 top-grossing films of all time are Marvel properties.
In recent years, Marvel has brought many of its stories to the small screen as well. Over the last decade, they’ve partnered with streaming giants and cable networks to bring some of their lesser-known properties to a wider audience. Like all mega-franchises, some of these efforts have fared better than others.
Stacker looked at IMDb data for every Marvel TV series and ranked them by user rating, with ties broken by votes. This includes all Marvel series on ABC, Hulu, Freeform, Disney+, and Netflix. From “Inhumans” to “Daredevil,” read on to see where your favorite Marvel shows land on this list.
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