Comics actually have a long history of being turned into TV shows. Among the first TV shows based on comics were animated shorts of Superman, and live-action serials featuring Captain America and Batman, all made in the 1940’s (not to mention the more well-known Batman show of the ’60s!). The first show featuring a superheroine was, of course, the Wonder Woman series of the mid ’70s. The 1990’s were a big time for animated comic book shows: among the big ones were the Batman and Superman animated series, X-Men, and Spider-Man.
Unfortunately, there were a few flops along the way. Birds of Prey (2002-03) was a series about Huntress, Oracle, and Black Canary that was cancelled after 13 episodes. Among the planned-but-never-produced were a ’90s reboot of Wonder Woman, a show based on Dick Grayson before he became the first Robin, and a Blue Beetle show. However, Smallville (2001-11), the 1960’s Batman show, and the animated Justice League (2001-06), among others, still continue to be popular with viewers. Today, shows such as Agents of Shield, Daredevil, Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl are on the air and are highly successful.
We have collected multiple DVD sets to supplement our graphic novel collection. Check out these DVDs and their graphic novel counterparts today!