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Comic Book Live Action Series Introductions – Nerds on the Rocks

Comic Book Live Action Series Introductions

With the debut of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D this week, we thought it would be a great time to look at the history of live action comic book TV series. Throughout the week, we’ll be taking a look at various shows in different formats leading up to this week’s episode of Nerds on the Rocks.

To kick-it off, we have a poll up on the site asking for your favorite show. To help with that, figured we would also share the introductions to these shows to help freshen your memory a bit. And brief history.

The Adventures of Superman – Stories follow Superman as he battles crooks, gangsters, and other villains in the fictional city of Metropolis while masquerading “off-duty” as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent. Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, Clark’s colleagues at the office, often find themselves in dangerous situations which can only be resolved with Superman’s timely intervention.

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The Amazing Spider-Man – The Amazing Spider-Man is the first live-action TV series based on the popular comic book The Amazing Spider-Man

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Arrow – It is based on the fictional superhero Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell, who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrows

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Batman – Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City

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Blade: The Series – Blade: The Series is a 2006 American live-action television program based on the Marvel Comics character and film series

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Birds of Prey – Birds of Prey is a television drama series produced in 2002. The series was developed by Laeta Kalogridis for The WB and is loosely based on the Birds of Prey DC Comics series.

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The FlashThe Flash is a 1990 American television series that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, the Flash

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The Green Hornet – The Green Hornet is a television series on the ABC US television network that aired for the 1966—1967 TV season starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato.

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The Incredible Hulk – The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk.

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Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as Superman/Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane

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Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation – NOPE!

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Smallville – The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent (Tom Welling), who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. 

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Spider-man (Toei)Japanese live-action television series produced by Toei Company, loosely based on Marvel’s Spider-Man character.

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Superboy – Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics comic book character Kal-El’s early years as Superboy.

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Shazam! – Shazam! is a half-hour live-action television program produced by Filmation (the animation studio’s first such program), based upon DC Comics’ superhero Captain Marvel.

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Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name.

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