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Heroes That Should Be On TV
Published on Friday, October 19, 2012 by

Arrow is back on television drawing back on his own show this time. Wonder Woman is trying to make it back. Blue Beetle and Incredible Hulk have all been rumored to be under consideration for weekly television programs. But who do you want to see?Sure, the problems with franchising rights between movie and TV companies are keeping Batman, Superman, and a true Justice League from pulling together the same way it is keeping Spider-Man out of the Avengers. Forget all of those real world litigation issues. If you were putting together a comic hero television show who would you want to see?

Personally, I like the open road aspect of Incredible Hulk and think it could work. It would especially work if the budget could let the wandering banner leave the United States and try to keep his cool abroad. That’d snazz it up and let it tie well into the Avengers franchise.Plus wandering Banner could probably solve a few problems with his mind instead of his brawn which would be cool.

I am still holding out for a CSI: Gotham if these police procedural shows aren’t going to go away anytime soon. I still think the Wayne Foundation could set up a private crime lab in Gotham that would bring all of the equipment CSI claims to have in one spot actually together in one spot. It’d also be fun if a shadowy figure was seen late at night, perhaps helping to solve crimes. That might not make a 10 season run but it’d be fun for a while.

I also want Heroes back. That was a great show that ended horribly because of the money behind the scenes. I still want a fifth season on DVD to wrap it up a bit.

Mark Millar has recently spoken about X-Men: Future Past. I think the X Franchise works best on the big screen and in animation. Spider-Man using Mary Jane int he new franchise is fun, but I don’t need the web head on TV.

SuperheroHype has a nice list of what they’d like to see. They included Daredevil, Heroes for Hire, Jonah Hex, X-Men, Green Lantern, Deadpool, Aquaman, Punisher, and of course Batman. I agree with a few of their ideas and shake my head at a few others. I’m particularly interested in SHH’s idea that Green Lantern and Jonah Hex should be TV shows. Since both would need unique sets and period/space costuming they seem like odd choices. Looking at the current TV line up of too reality based shows adding a nice space opera or a western may be what the networks need to try something new. Daredevil and Heroes for Hire are both great Marvel options for prime time. Both could bring in guest heroes. Daredevil should be done like The Good Wife but with a masked avenger. Heroes for Hire can either hit the open road or bring guest stars into the city, either way it might be fun. Punisher seems like an odd choice, but if done in the vein of Shield, Sorpranos, or Sons of Anarchy more than Blue Bloods it might be interesting for a cable network. Of course everyone wants to see more Batman. The two I disagree with SHH are Deadpool and Aquaman. Deadpool needs to go away. Aquaman’s pilot might be cool and he might be good supporting cast but unless someone does some serious underwater writing it would seem silly fast.

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Damage Control are two great Marvel properties that can each be a great TV show. S.H.I.E.L.D. is forthcoming but Damage Control would work well too. Both are neat Marvel properties that are more than just the famous faces of the hero lineup. In S.H.I.E.L.D. I hope to see a spy story or two. In Damage Control I’d like to see the Kirkman Irredeemable Ant-Man story interwoven.

Although those are some great ideas, how about Invincible or Savage Dragon? Outside of the two big companies a lot of independent books could be fun on television. Two of the longest running and easiest to adapt would be Savage Dragon and Invincible, both from Image. Both should be made and cross-overs should be made. I don’t know how to make the fin look good on television but I’m convinced someone could figure it out and make it look good. Since AMC has had a hit with Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead perhaps they should check out his super hero work and inspiration.

Speaking of Image, what happened to the rumored Chew TV show?

Those are just my thoughts? Who would you like to see on television?

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