When you discover that one of your favorite shows has been canceled, many lucky few have been returned thanks to fans. Their narratives and arcs are unresolved. It becomes difficult to rewatch them or to recommend them to friends and family in the near future.
With so much excitement, we just want to see what happens next. Will these two characters finally survive their tragic situation? How will the world be saved? A cliffhanger puts us on the edge of our seats with so much anticipation, and then, the next episode never comes.
Many comic book shows have found their fate in retaliation. Despite this, some may be overlooked once more due to their short periods. While the narrative and characters are simply too good to be ignored, however this list will highlight some of the best canceled comic book shows. Shall we begin?
Daredevil, which was first set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in April 2015, was recognized for its unique and specific character characteristics. It remained unaffordably linked to the show, which eventually became the foundation for a future Marvel Netflix series.
Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer who at night battles crime as a masked vigilante, later known as Daredevil. They meet with Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), a young woman being framed for the murder of her co-worker in New York. While attempting to resolve her case, Matts vigilantism puts him in the crosshairs of crime lord Wilson Fisk (Vincent DOnofrio).
Daredevil, a host of fantastic comic book shows, demonstrates the struggle of someone trying to live two separate lives and the dangers of them colliding. Matt has over 39 episodes across three seasons, and does everything he can to protect the people of New York, both with and above the law.
The cancellation of the show was a surprise, and although its main themes were largely agreed upon, much more was teased for Matt, Foggy, and Karen to face. Fortunately, Marvel is hopeful of returning some of these characters (though this article will remain spoiler-free for those who do not know yet!)
The whole series is currently streaming on Disney+.
Jessica Jones (2015-2019)
Jessica Jones was once a superhero but fled the scene after an altercation with a mind-controlling criminal named Kilgrave (David Tennant). She is helped by her foster-sister Trish Walker (Rachel Taylor) and lawyer Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) and bar owner/crime fighter Luke Cage.
As the cases unfold, the show, which may be a slow burn to some, is always engaging and engaging. When Jessica gets deeper into her affairs, there are lots of twists and turns, and when her personal life, unfortunately, becomes a chastized mess.
Again, the main storylines for Daredevil were mostly wrapped up before the production, but there was still plenty that might have been explored with these characters. There are also speculation that Jessica will return to the MCU in the near future. For now, however, Jessica Jones is a dark noir-inspired thriller that you shouldn''t miss.
The entire series is also streaming on Disney+.
Cloak & Dagger (2018-2019)
Cloak & Dagger, which is now available on Freeform, has been established in New Orleans, a distinct location compared to the MCUs'' focus on New York. A tweak in setting allowed the series to tell its own unique story while maintaining continuity with the larger MCU franchise.
Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson are both connected by the same traumatic event in their teens, eventually meeting each other years later. The pair discover that they have both manifested superpowers: Tandy has the power to control light and Tyrone, while also empowering the people of New Orleans. This is because they learned about their daily living experiences while working together to understand how their physical abilities are applied. It is also difficult to keep both of them in line, especially as the police and
Despite its cancellation, the program ended its two-season season on a very open-ended note, allowing these characters to return to our screens if the opportunity arises. Cloak and Dagger has a fascinating story to tell, with Tandy and Tyrones'' unbreakable bond at its core.
Hulu is currently streaming the entire series.
Agent Carter (2015-2016)
Agent Carter is evidently a feature within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With her acting as Peggy Carter from the films, Hayley Atwell continues to investigate the truth about Steve Rogers''/Captain Americas'' death. Peggy secretly assists him in uncovering the perpetrators, navigating a dangerous path filled with rogue spies, deadly assassins, and the origins of secret government activities.
Despite these strong connections between other MCU properties, the show can be enjoyed if you have never watched them before.
If you like Peggy, the MCU in general, or just spy shows with a fun comic book twist, Agent Carter is a fun period piece that you should pay attention to.
The entire series, similar to Daredevil and Jessica Jones, is on Disney+ as well.
Teen Titans (2003-2006)
The Teen Titans were successful on Cartoon Network for five seasons (65 episodes) with each season focusing on a different member of the titular team; Robin (voiced by Scott Menville) is a very kind but gentle lady, with telekinetic and magical abilities; Cyborg (Khary Payton) is a tech-genius who became part machine; and, last but not least, Beast Boy (Ron Perlman).
The un-intended series finale for Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo focused on the duration of the season, although the characters have been recently returning in the animated film Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. It has gone for quite a while now, but it is still a joy to watch and play, with lots of emotional maturation compared to its intended younger audience.
The entire series, as well as both animated films, are now available on HBO Max.
NBC began developing a DC comics-based series, Constantine, which follows the titular John Constantine (played by Matt Ryan), an occultist and demon hunter in America. He travels extensively to save people and their souls, while paying penance to redeem his own. Together, they discover a fresh looming threat called the Rising Darkness.
Constantine had poor viewership, and it was canceled after only 13 episodes. However, after the show''s cancellation, John was reintroduced in the Arrowverses continuity, giving the character a second look. In many seasons of Legends of Tomorrow, John would then become a main and fan-favorite character.
The Arrowverse offers a rich mix of lead characters, an intriguing mystery, and a lot of demon hunting action to this day''s world and the life of John Constantine.
Constantine is currently available on DIRECTV and Sling.
Swamp Thing (2019)
Through its barely one-season run, Swamp Thing was forced to confront many production concerns. Despite discussions about the studio having creative differences with the program, its budget being reduced short, and the episode count being reduced, chances for a second season were scrapped. Fortunately, the ten episodes which were released enthuse audience and received huge praise.
Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) is a forensics researcher working in Louisiana to discover a virus that has engulfed the swamps. Abby meets Alec Holland (Andy Bean), a scientist who quickly killed the animal, and the sequel, "Swamp Thing," which she claims to be Alec. This story has a distinct meaning and visual appeal, despite its extremely short run.
The series isn''t currently streaming on any service, but it may be purchased or purchased from online stores such as Apple TV, Amazon, and Vudu.
Krypton pioneered the Superman mythos in the first place, only 200 years before the birth of Kal-El. Instead, the show focuses on the divide between powerful political families on Krypton, El, Vex, and Zod, as well as their implications on Krypton''s society.
Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) and his grandfather, Kal-El, are shown dancing, dancing, and dancing as their house has been stripped of its reputation. Located in Kandor, the Vex and Zod families battle each other for power, leaving Earth at a risk of invasion. Adam warns Seg that time will be altered, leaving Earth at greater risk of invasion as his grandson, who has become Superman, is completely deviated from the timeline.
Combining political drama, military action, and time travel sounds like an unusual arrangement, but to Kryptons benefit, the story keeps evolving as the elements slowly begin tying together. Theres no Superman, but his ancestors are still riveting to watch as they fight for Krypton, Earth, and the future.
The series is not launching on any device, but will be available on internet stores.
Legends of Tomorrow: a Special Mention (2016-2022)
The CW abruptly shut down Legends Of Tomorrow just a few days before going on the show, completing it on a massive cliffhanger. It had a great run, but it''s still awful to think about a show you''ve watched for so long, likely for good. Here''s a peek back at the fantastic series, my thoughts on it, and why you should still watch it here.
The new series is currently available on Netflix.
Young Justice''s Honorable Mention (2010-2013, 2019- ongoing)
Young Justice was initially aired on Cartoon Network for two seasons from 2010 through 2013. Like Teen Titans, the show follows a group of teenage superheroes as they learn what it takes to form a team under the leadership of the Justice League.
After Season 2, funding for the show was reduced, and the show was canceled. However, in February 2016, the show was released on Netflix, giving it a fresh outlook and audience base. In September 2016, Young Justice, titled Young Justice: Phantoms, will start airing in January 2019. Additionally, Season 4, titled Young Justice, is currently streaming, so it never seemed a better time to catch up!
HBO Max is streaming Young Justice.
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