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?
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.