From Daredevil to Supergirl, there’s no shortage of superhero shows on television these days. But while Marvel and DC currently command the airwaves, there was once a time when original heroes fought crime in primetime.
So in honor of National Superhero Day, here are just some of the superhero shows that you totally forgot existed:
1. M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994-1995)
The paralyzed Dr. Miles Hawkins used an exoskeleton to fight evil–and the occasional invisible dinosaur.
2. Black Scorpion (2001)
Based on two made-for-tv movies, Darcy Walker was a cop by day and high-tech vigilante by night.
3. My Secret Identity (1988-1991)
A young Jerry O’Connell starred in the Canadian teen-superhero show.
5. The Cape (2011)
Vince Faraday used circus training and a cape made of spider silk
to battle the evil corporation, ARK.
Which was your favorite “forgotten” TV superhero show? Let us know in comments below! And check out Yahoo Movies’ picks for 10 Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Spinoff Films.
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