All Current Comic Book Television Shows Ranked From Worst To Best

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Hello everyone out there in comic television land – this is Josh Behr once again with another weekly Wednesday post, this time expanding from DC television to comic television in general. In this list, I am going to take a look at and rank all the live action comic book television properties currently airing right now. Keep in mind this list is pertaining to live action entries, as animated shows could potentially make up their own list.

From Preacher to Supergirl to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Netflix programs, all the comic based television shows are here. Some of the largest factors used while ranking these shows are the strength of the show as a whole, how recognizable its characters are, and the connectivity is has to other current comic book properties. Just like the Avengers, the most fun comes when the show you watch connects itself to something larger that already exists, and that is no different in the world of television.

Sit back, relax, and click ‘next’ to check out every live action comic book television property, ranked from worst to best.

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Josh Behr

Josh Behr

Jack of some trades, master of some others. That saying never really made a lot of sense to me.

  • bingeit 45

    i predict people losing their minds and nasty comments on this article

  • bingeit 45

    i predict people losing their minds and nasty comments on this article

  • Thanostic

    Punctuation; learn it. Also, TWD outside the top 5 is ludicrous.

  • Axxell’s a d-bag

    How come the crap that is “The Flash” came before the “Daredevil”
    It’s ridiculous
    I probably will never understand the hipe for the Flash and Supergirl shows (i’m not including LoT because it’s so bad that i’m not even considering it a “TV show”, more like a “crapfest) Arrow used to be good so i can understand it’s high spot on the list
    haven’t watch “Luke Cage” yet so I can’t say much about it
    Jessica Jones was amazing and Daredevil is probably the best thing on television since “Friends”

    • Patrick Bateman

      If u wanna watch mature superhero shows that take themselves seriously, netflix marvel is right for you. If u wanna watch shows that try to be serious but fail and catch themselves in some loop of boredom, CW’s got you covered.

      • *you

      • Marquis DC Sade

        With the exception of maybe Arrow, none of the CW shows try to be serious. They are all unabashedly goofy and fun, but they still have a heart and treat serious subject matter with the appropriate level of seriousness.

    • Sharito7

      best comic book show is not Daredevil though. That goes for the Preacher.

  • Visited website, read article, left website and will never return again. Please don’t give up your day job.

    • Thanks for your in depth analysis and well thought out comment.

    • You won’t be missed.

  • Patrick Bateman

    This article was clearly written by a CW fanboy. Awful list I must say, Supergirl doesn’t even deserve to be on it.

    • A CW fanboy with Daredevil and Luke Cage in spots 2 and 3? Legends and Supergirl didn’t even make top 5. Might want to rethink that statement.

      • Nightwing

        Arrow or should I say, Felicity and friends is number 4, and The Flash, the most overrated show is number 1? Seriously? So many plot holes and cringy side characters like Wally. No, there’s nothing to rethink.

        • You should rethink the concept of subjectivity, as you have little understanding of it.

  • Maxi Iroh

    There is so much out of place here, iZombie in my opinion is the best CW show, how can it be below everyone of them?! even below Fear, Lúcifer and Gotham??
    I would agree with Flash over Daredevil when there were only DD S1 and Flash S1, Flash’s S2 was a really let down for me.
    Top 5
    1- Daredevil
    2- iZombie
    3- Walking Dead
    4- Flash
    5- Preacher

    • Sharito7

      Top 5 for me:
      Legends of Tomorrow S2
      Don’t know…………

    • Matias Gagliardone

      I agree, Daredevil is my favorite too. But if, as you say, it was Flash S1 against Daredevil S1 then Flash would win. Flash is my favorite DC character and since S2 I’m just feeling let down time after time

  • hannahstunns

    This is my list out of the shows I watch in terms of how much I enjoy watching them: 11 – Gotham (I kind of hate Gotham, I don’t really know why I watch it. Every other show I love.) 10 – iZombie. 9 – Agents of SHIELD. 8 – Daredevil. 7 – Lucifer. 6 – Luke Cage. 5 – Jessica Jones. 4 – Arrow. 3 – Legends. 2 – Supergirl. 1 – The Flash.

    I like this article though, you didn’t just put Daredevil first because everyone says it’s better. The Flash is more fun and has more like-able characters that you really get to know – it’s everything you could ever want from a comic book adaption. The Marvel Netflix shows, as great as they are, never pull me in as much.

    • AlTheOneAndOnly

      I get the exact opposite feeling. I feel like The Flash is super-overrated, and Daredevil is vastly superior. The Flash a lot of times is a real slog for me, while I can’t help but love every episode of Daredevil. The pacing is better, the story is better, it’s a more consistent quality, there aren’t any blatant filler episodes, and the acting is leagues above most of The Flash. Sidenote, I can’t stand the other CW shows, but the other Marvel/Netflix shows are a bit hit and miss at times.

  • UnBoxingJon

    Yikes. Arrow in spot number 4? Other than that we agree. Flash is a show that really shouldn’t work but totally does.

  • Walker

    Garbage list. lmao

    • Your comment is worse, so… congratulations?

      • Walker

        thank you.

        • Your comment was better before you edited it. 😉

          You reacted with hostility to the article, leaving a comment with literally no value (as it does not express the reasons for your disagreement and thus can’t be of use to either the author or other commenters). So don’t be surprised if somebody else gets annoyed by it.

          • Walker

            You must be imagining things. I haven’t said anything like that.

            lmao just kidding. Just wanted to do a low quality bait, thought no one would bite.

            Truth be told I didn’t really think the list was garbage, I still would’ve done it differently though. People just don’t know how to accept others opinions and get triggered by those that differs from theirs. Sad sad time

          • It’s good that you didn’t mean harm, but please keep in mind how it would feel to the author to put time, energy, and thought into a big article only for it to be met with rudeness. Trust me, it’s frustrating.

          • Walker

            Too true. Thanks for the insight.

  • Sharito7

    Good article, I don’t agree with the ranking mostly because of Agents of Shield being so high and the Preacher not being number 1. AoS is pure garbage and I think is the weaker of the list but to each their own. It was still a good read.

  • Isobel

    Where’s Jessica Jones or did my phone skip past her page?

  • G-Man

    Can’t say I agree with Arrow being so high, or Flash being number one.

    Flash and SHIELD are of similar quality in my eyes, and Preacher should be among the Netflix shows in terms of being a better show.

  • theheartsleeves

    I love The Flash.. so much fun for the family.. But the Marvel Netflix shows have depth, acting and story that The Flash will never grow into. Not even comparable.

  • DoYouFeelInCharge?

    Flash and Legends of Tomorrow are the most fun I have watching TV, the only Marvel Netflix I’ve enjoyed so far is Daredevil season 2, everything else has bored me. Can’t comment on the others as I don’t watch them.

  • Carl

    Pretty good list. I wouldn’t put Flash at #1 but I can see why someone would. Arrow should be below Preacher and Luke Cage should be below Agents of Shield.