Marvel Comics Through the Years

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1. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 715

2. Captain America (1966– )

TV-G | Animation, Action, Adventure

The patriotic sole recipient of a revolutionary body enhancement project battles evil as the star spangled defender of America.

Stars: Sandy Becker, Paul Kligman, Paul Soles, Bernard Cowan

Votes: 748

3. Hulk (1966– )

TV-G | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a nuclear scientist cursed with the tendency to turning into a huge green brute under stress.

Stars: Peg Dixon, Max Ferguson, Paul Soles, Gillie Fenwick

Votes: 785

4. Iron Man (1966– )

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

An inventive munitions industrialist fights the forces of evil using a revolutionary suit of power armor.

Stars: Peg Dixon, John Vernon, Bernard Cowan, Ed McNamara

Votes: 810

5. Mighty Thor (1966– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

The contemporary adventures of the Norse god of thunder and lightning.

Stars: Bernard Cowan, Peg Dixon, Chris Wiggins, Len Carlson

Votes: 576

6. The Sub-Mariner (1966– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

The prince of the sunken city of Atlantis protects his home from all enemies both above and below the surface of the sea.

Stars: John Vernon, Bernard Cowan, Peg Dixon, Gillie Fenwick

Votes: 350

7. Fantastic Four (1967–1968)

30 min | Animation, Action, Family

Four costumed superheroes battle the world's most terrifying villains.

Stars: Paul Frees, Gerald Mohr, Jack DeLeon, Jo Ann Pflug

Votes: 979

8. Spider-Man (1967–1970)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Original cartoon series based on the web-slinging Marvel comic book character, Peter Parker, who, after being bit by a radioactive spider, assumes extraordinary powers.

Stars: Paul Soles, Peg Dixon, Paul Kligman, Bernard Cowan

Votes: 2,890

9. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: Spider-Man (1977)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, David White, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks

Votes: 948

10. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 1,791

11. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 10,841

12. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The Incredible Hulk (1977)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A troubled scientist's accidental overexposure to gamma radiation curses him with the tendency to change into a bestial green brute under extreme emotional stress.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno

Votes: 1,559

13. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family (1977)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Dr. David Banner tries to find out why, when he is under stress or pressure, he turns into a giant, green, violent monster.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Laurie Prange

Votes: 497

14. Spider Man (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

To fight against the evil Iron Cross Army, led by the space emperor Professor Monster, a daredevil motorcyclist transforms into the famous Marvel Superhero, with a racecar and giant ... See full summary »

Stars: Shinji Tôdô, Mitsuo Andô, Yukie Kagawa, Hirofumi Koga

Votes: 315

15. Spider-Man: Episode 0 (1978)

24 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

Add a Plot

Votes: 16

16. Dr. Strange (1978 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Action, Fantasy

A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.

Director: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Stars: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 1,415

17. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: Married (1978)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

David and Carolyn marry in Honolulu, Hawaii and continue to work to find a cure for both their afflictions in a race against time.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 446

18. Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Robert Alda

Votes: 724

19. The Fantastic Four (1978)

Animation, Sci-Fi

The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot H.E.R.B.I.E. make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.

Stars: Mike Road, Ginny Tyler, Ted Cassidy, Frank Welker

Votes: 693

20. Captain America (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Reb Brown, Len Birman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Robin Mattson

Votes: 1,366

21. Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 609

22. Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman, Christopher Lee

Votes: 960

23. Fred and Barney Meet the Thing (1979)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A show featuring two different cartoon segments,The New Fred and Barney Show (a revival of The Flintstones) and The Thing (based on the Marvel Comics superhero).

Stars: Joe Baker, John Erwin, Art Metrano, Wayne Morton

Votes: 91

24. Spider-Woman (1979–1980)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a female superhero with spider-like abilities.

Stars: Joan Van Ark, Bryan Scott, Larry Carroll, Vic Perrin

Votes: 449

25. Tomb of Dracula (1980 TV Movie)

89 min | Animation, Action, Family

In this animated adaptation of the Tomb of Dracula comic book series, Dracula assumes control of a satanic cult and fathers a child through one of his followers, but the forces of both good and evil align themselves against him.

Directors: Akinori Nagaoka, Minoru Okazaki | Stars: Kenji Utsumi, Hiroko Suzuki, Kazuyuki Sogabe, Yasuo Hisamatsu

Votes: 246

26. Kyofu densetsu: Kaiki! Furankenshutain (1981 TV Movie)

98 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Japanese animated adaptation of Marvel's "The Monster of Frankenstein" comic book series.

Director: Yûgo Serikawa | Stars: Masao Komatsu, Banjô Ginga, Hôsei Komatsu, Mami Koyama

Votes: 110

27. Spider-Man (1981–1982)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The web slinging superhero battles crime in New York City.

Stars: Ted Schwartz, William Woodson, Mona Marshall, Morgan Lofting

Votes: 877

28. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–1986)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker, Stan Lee

Votes: 2,549

29. The Incredible Hulk (1982–1983)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Action, Animation, Adventure

A research scientist is cursed with the tendency to turn into a giant green brute under stress.

Stars: Michael Bell, Susan Blu, William Callaway, Hamilton Camp

Votes: 1,331

30. Spider-Man (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

You play the webslinging wonder as you climb a building while dodging the Green Goblin and his goons.

Votes: 44

32. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 40,319 | Gross: $16.30M

33. Howard the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island (1986 Video Game)

Not Rated | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Video-game based on the cult comic-book hero duck and set after the events of the Howard the Duck movie. Howard goes to a remote tropical volcano island to find his musician friends who got kidnapped by a madman.

Votes: 19

34. Solarman (1986 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A teenager is given an alien bracelet that turns him into a superhero.

Director: John Gibbs | Stars: M.G. Kelly, Bernard Erhard, Stan Jones, Lou Hunt

Votes: 42

35. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hopefully on the verge of curing his Hulk condition, Banner meets his colleague, Don Blake, who is mystically linked to a Viking warrior, Thor.

Directors: Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby | Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Lee Purcell

Votes: 2,682

36. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

Votes: 20,277

37. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Banner is held as a witness to a violent crime linked to the Kingpin, the fugitive is helped by lawyer Matt Murdock who is also the superhero, Daredevil.

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Marta DuBois, Nancy Everhard

Votes: 2,272

38. Pryde of the X-Men (1989 TV Short)

22 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short

Just as teenage mutant Kitty Pryde is welcomed to the X-Men, the team of mutant heroes are called into battle to prevent Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from crashing a comet into the Earth.

Director: Ray Lee | Stars: Michael Bell, Earl Boen, Andi Chapman, Pat Fraley

Votes: 972

39. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 10,418

40. The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The finale of the television series about Dr. David Banner, a scientist who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life creature called the Hulk when he gets angry. Desperately attempting to... See full summary »

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Elizabeth Gracen, Philip Sterling

Votes: 2,006

42. Power Pack (1991 TV Movie)

27 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Power's kids have been given superhuman abilities, but that doesn't necessarily mean that adjusting to a new home will be any easier. Alex still needs to find his science book for class... See full summary »

Director: Rick Bennett | Stars: Nathaniel Moreau, Margot Finley, Bradley Machry, Jacelyn Holmes

Votes: 94

44. Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin (1991 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

You control Spider-Man as you race against time tracking down an nuclear bomb set by the Kingpin.

Director: Randel Reiss | Star: Emil Bejstam

Votes: 63

45. Captain America and the Avengers (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Add a Plot

Director: Iwao Horita

Votes: 107

46. Spider-Man: The Video Game (1991 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Spider - Man has now faced his greatest enemy The Green Goblin

Votes: 54

48. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Family