Marvel might just be the most recognizable brand in the world. I'm aware that I made such a statement about a world in which brands like Disney and DC exist, but what Marvel Comics characters have been able to accomplish on the big screen and the small screen in the past 15 years is nothing short of phenomenal (and it's almost all thanks to Marvel Studios).
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has broken box office records since its inception, recently set its sights on expanding its reach by focusing on television, and that meant creating some new MCU-based TV shows for Disney Plus. The studio has seen various levels of success with that, with its library of original shows ranging from Emmy winners to critical duds. Hey, the MCU has something for everybody!
But the truth is that Marvel characters have been fighting, teaming up, and dominating the small screen long before the MCU came along. From the days of the classic Incredible Hulk TV series to Netflix's short-but-sweet shared universe that spotlighted Defenders such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, we have fallen in love with plenty of different Marvel stories over the years.
With that in mind, let's now look back at all of the previous Marvel shows to air on TV and rank them.