My Favorite Marvel Characters From My Childhood I Now Want to See on Netflix

After the blisteringly awesome Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, there were of course the calls for characters such as Punisher and Elektra to get their own series. I would not hazard my own life (and act against my own interests) by arguing against either show. But I did get to thinking about my introduction to Marvel heroes, and it all happened in the 1990s thanks to some incredible sets of collectible trading cards. I won’t bore you here with more details (you have Google for that), but I did want to reach into the way back machine and ponder: which of my obscure childhood favorites would make a good Netflix show today?

Spider-Man 2099

As a kid, I loved all things Spider-Man. That included his spinoff, future-set version in Marvel’s 2099 line. Miguel O’Hara, the 2099 Spidey, would work on TV in so many ways. First, the show would have a distinctly sci-fi feel to it thanks to it being in the future. Also, none of the studio people would have to worry at all about possibility of something in 2099 affecting the hulking giant that is the MCU. A 2099 series could also feature several other characters who showed up, like Doom and Punisher, and all of it would remain nicely in its own Marvel television niche.

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5 Comic Books (Without Superheroes) You Might See Adapted For TV Soon

It’s still strange to me that people can line up to see the latest Avengers flick, but still stigmatize people who read comic books. When a Harry Potter or Hunger Games movie arrived, it was a badge of honor to be carrying around a copy of the book or tell everyone you had it on your Kindle. When Spider-Man returns to theaters next year, just see how many people spend their lunch break at work poring over the latest issue. (Spoiler: Unless you work at a comic shop, you won’t see any.)

Well, like them or not, superheroes and the comics they come from are still going to be around. And that’s a good thing for you, because you probably like some of their movies! Even better, there are a lot of good comics that don’t even have superheroes in them! Ever heard of a little book called The Walking Dead? Well, if you’re wondering what the next great non-superhero comic book property to come to the big or small screen will be, you’re in luck! I’ve got five right here:

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