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The Best Superhero Series

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If you, like us at News Geek, are a Super-Hero lovers, check out a list of some of the best superhero series!

The Superhero genre has perhaps never been so hot in the history of entertainment, as it is now mainly due to the phenomenon of MCU. But it's not today that superheroes get adaptations for television. Check out some of the best superhero series:

smallville

Smallville is one of the best superhero shows of all time.
Smallville – Image: CW reproduction

Nostalgic series broadcast by SBT on an open network. Smallville began airing in 2001 and ended in 2011 after 10 seasons and a total of 217 episodes. The series shows what creation and Superman would be like if he had fallen to Earth in the present day.

But without losing the essence, it introduces us to Clark Kent on his journey to become the well-known Superman, who is possibly the greatest superhero of all time. Clark Kent as he discovers and learns to deal with his powers. It also addresses the origins of some of the Man of Steel's already known villains, such as Lex Luthor.

Several elements contained in Superman's story are presented throughout the series, the fortress of solitude, the ghost zone, discovering his weaknesses (Magic, Kryptonite, etc.) while he is in his process of building as a Hero. .

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Smallville is available in full on HBO Max.

demolisher

netflix daredevil
Daredevil – Image: Reproduction Netflix

With the explosion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone went crazy to use some character from the publisher and I can attract public, and Netflix was the one who got a license to produce series. With this license, she produced several series, among them Daredevil, which is considered as one of the best Superhero series of all time! That's just 3 seasons.

Daredevil follows Matthew Michael Murdock, a lawyer who in his childhood was involved in an accident involving toxic waste that fell on his eyes, blinding him. Thanks to this blindness, his other senses have developed further, and without any powers he decides to wear the mantle of demolisher and become a vigilante of your Neighborhood, living a double life, a lawyer by day and a vigilante by night

The first season was released in 2015, but the series was canceled after only 3 seasons in 2018. However, only those 3 seasons were enough for many to consider it one of the best series on Netflix. Series link on Netflix on here.

Flash

Flash - best superhero series
Flash – Image: CW reproduction.

“My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive”. The fastest man in all of fiction, able to access the acceleration force and becoming the fastest speedster there is, using the name Flash, Barry Allen uses his speed to become a Super Hero.

The Flash introduces the audience to how Barry Allen acquires his powers, how he learns to use them and understand him better. In the course of the series we are presented the responsibilities that Barry acquired along with his powers, as well as the various enemies he was making.

It was with Flash that the CW started in 2014 the great crossover of DC heroes on the small screen, making an adaptation of one of the most important DC sagas in comics. The Flash is currently in its 9th season, which will most likely be its last.

The first 6 seasons of The Flash are available here in Brazil at Netflix.

The Umbrella Academy

The umbrella academy - netflix
The Umbrella Academy – Image: Reproduction Netflix

Not only DC and Marvel live the superhero series, another great publisher that also has a very successful series is dark horse. The Umbrella Academy, had the rights acquired by Netflix that developed an adaptation in the form of a series with the same name of the comic books.

On a “normal” day, 43 children were born to normal women with no connection whatsoever, who did not even know they were pregnant. Among these 43 children, 7 were adopted by millionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves in order to train them to fight evil. But over the years this group ended up being dissolved by disagreements and differences... When older they meet again to investigate about the death of their father, while the world is on the verge of an apocalypse.

The Umbrella Academy has been a true phenomenon since its first season, which was watched by over 45 million people in its first month on the platform alone. The second season had a better development and approached themes that pleased the critics even more, thanks to all this success to third season of The Umbrella Academy is more than confirmed by Netflix.

the boys

The boys - amazon prime video
The Boys – Image: Playback Prime Video

Amazon has made it impossible to list the best Superhero series and not include The Boys! Even if it's not the common representation of a superhero, and maybe that's where all the success of the series lies. Bloody and brutal, Prime Video's The Boys introduces us to the "rotten" side of Heroes, taking us behind the scenes of an organization that manages a group of Heroes who are only heroic and upstanding in front of the cameras.

The Boys arrived at Prime Video from Amazon in 2019, and became one of the biggest names on the platform, so far with 2 seasons, always during the launch becoming one of the most talked about subjects on social networks, even after its end.

With a promise to be even more absurd and bloody than the previous ones, the third season of The Boys is more than confirmed, with the presence of new characters, it is one of the most awaited series for the year 2021, however it will probably only arrive in the last quarter of the year, or beginning of 2022.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Falcon and the Winter Soldier - Disney+
Falcon and the Winter Soldier – Image: Reproduction Marvel Studios/Disney+

Although it only started to produce series this year, Marvel has been showing that it's not just good for movies... But also series! As of this writing, she has already released two series, WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and she already has several ready to be released as Loki, and several in the process of production.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, although it is recent, and there is still the possibility of not getting a second season, it can be considered as one of the best series of Superheroes. The way in which she was able to continue Captain America's legacy, while also grooming and developing Sam Wilson, to take up the shield... the Winter Soldier redeeming himself for his past, and the introduction of new characters such as the American Agent pleased both fans and critics.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier is available on Disney+, as well as WandaVision!

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O Punisher

The Punisher - best superhero series
The Punisher – Image: Reproduction Netflix.

Along with Daredevil, Punisher is one of the characters from Marvel Comics that Netflix got rights to produce a series, and it didn't leave anything to be desired. But even pleasing the public, it had the same fate as the other Marvel series produced by Netflix, an early end. Although we now know that maybe there is a hand from Marvel Studios and Disney+ in the game…

Frank Castle is a former sailor who just wants to punish those responsible for the death of his family. After getting revenge on those responsible, he uncovers a deeper conspiracy in New York's criminal underworld, now known in the city as the Punisher.

The Punisher debuted on Netflix in 2017, coming to an end in 2019 with just 2 seasons and a total of 26 episodes.

arrow

Best superhero series arrow
Arrow – Image: CW reproduction.

Another story of a poor billionaire playboy, but that fell into the people's taste! The success mainly with the public, comes mainly due to the charisma of the actors who give life to the characters of DC Comics. But not only that, the crossovers with other CW series, especially with Flash is one of the great attractions of the series, which makes it much more fun and encourages you to follow more and more.

Arrow follows billionaire Oliver Queen, who was involved in a shipwreck and spent 5 years on a mysterious island. On this island Oliver undergoes rigorous training and learns the art of Archery, these events are addressed in the series through flashbacks. With his return, the series focuses on Oliver reconnecting and reconnecting with his friends and family while utilizing the skills he has gained to make his city a better place. At the same time he repairs all the problems caused by his family's corruption.

With a total of 8 seasons and 170 episodes, Arrow came to an end in 2020 after the conclusion of the great crossover of DC series on The CW, called arrowverse. all seasons of Arrow is available here in Brazil at HBO Max.

supergirl

supergirl
Supergirl – Image: CBS/CW reproduction.

The Supergirl series was finally able to take the burden of being just Superman's cousin from Kara Zor-El. While this kinship is still addressed throughout the series, the focus is entirely on her and her development.

Kara Zor-El is a cousin of Kal-El sent by her parents before the destruction of her home planet Krypton to take care of her cousin. However, her journey to Earth was not as smooth as Kal-El's, and she ended up in the Phantom Zone, arriving on Earth late. When she arrives here, her cousin is already Adult and defending the planet with a name of Superman. She is given by him to a family of scientists and she hides her powers, until one day she had to use them to save hundreds of people from a plane crash, deciding to take her powers and become a heroine.

The first season of Supergirl was made by CBS, while the second and later by the CW. So far it has 6 seasons. The first 5 seasons are available on Netflix.

Doom Patrol

Doom patrol - best superhero series
Doom Patrol – Image: Reproduction HBO Max.

Again DC on the list, showing that even if it doesn't do very well in terms of movies, it is guaranteed in series and animations. Doom Patrol is one of the latest series from the publisher, its first season premiered in 2019, and soon after, in 2020 it won a second season.

Doom Patrol, or Doom Patrol, is a team composed of members who suffered serious accidents, and because of these accidents they acquired skills, but were also disfigured. Thanks to these accidents and their appearances, they live traumatized and oppressed, but they find a purpose with the Boss. They utilize their abilities to combat threats and strange phenomena to protect the land.

Both seasons are available on HBO Max, and the third is already more than confirmed with a premiere later this year (2021) on HBO Max.

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