12/31/2012


Marvel is king of the box office, but this infographic I created shows DC rules live-action television.

Above Image: Marvel Comics vs. DC Comics infographic

The comic book companies Marvel and DC comics have been producing live-action television shows based on their books for decades. DC manages to beat Marvel at every turn. Frankly, I thought the results would be a lot closer.

While shows based on Hulk, Jessica Jones, Mockingbird, Cloak and Dagger and The Punisher are in development, Marvel has to go a long way to catch up to DC's dominance of live-action television.

The graphic shows the number of episodes for each show based on Marvel and DC comic books. While the number of episodes a television show runs is not a complete measure of it's success, shows that work for a large number of people get renewed. Shows that are unpopular do not.

 

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Credits:
"League Gothic" font by The League of Moveable Type
"Bangers" font by Vernon Adams

What do you think of shows based on Marvel and DC comics? Which us your favorite? Are you surprised by the results?
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9 comments:

Maurice Mitchell said...

Some of those shows I remember watching as a kid. (Which is why I've waited forever for a JLA movie.) Think Marvel is happy ruling the box office though.

Maurice Mitchell said...

There was a period in the forties when DC produced radio shows and a television serializations. Also, Marvel did diverse into records in the sixties.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah, I think they can be happy with a few billion dollars in the bank Alex.
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Maurice Mitchell said...

I used to have a huge box in my bedroom bursting with comics. One day after school it was gone! Tough love apparently.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Good point Jay! I wonder how radio would factor into this? The Superman shows alone would probably crush Marvel. Thanks for commenting!

Maurice Mitchell said...

I think they got Wonder Woman mixed up with Spider-Man on that graphic....
I think she had 82 episodes in her series... And Spidey's was thirteen.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Good question KryptoTSD. I double-checked Wikipedia and Wonder Woman ran 59 episodes and Spider-Man for only 15. The Japanese version of Spider-Man ran an astonishing 41 episodes in one year! Thanks for joining in.

Maurice Mitchell said...

You're Welcome!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Tough, Yes. Love, I don't know so much...

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