Fans of Superhero media have had quite the streak the last several years. Here at Urban-Fantasy.com we like to think of Superheroes as a subgenre of Urban Fantasy. There are plenty of other great sites covering the news for them, so we won’t touch on them too much most of the time. But as I continue to compile lists to help you, dear reader, find streaming to satisfy your thirst for all things urban fantasy, I thought I would jot down a list of superhero shows on Netflix for you.
Of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of the majority of these. But in case you want an overview, here are all the Superhero TV shows on Netflix in April 2018.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Fan favorite Phil Coulson is back from Tahiti in this Marvel TV series that follows the rank-and-file types at Shield around their daily business. They handle strange new cases, investigate Inhumans, and deal with superhero fallout. 4 Seasons, TV-14.
Wealthy playboy Oliver Queen shipwrecked onto a remote island and spent five years dealing with enemies there. Now he’s back home and hunting criminals listed in his father’s book. He becomes the Arrow, a vigilante trying to clean up the streets of Starling City. 5 Seasons, TV-14.
Blind Lawyer Matt Murdoch fights crime in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen at night as a mysterious masked vigilante called Daredevil. The first season sees him unraveling a city-wide criminal conspiracy run by the violent and unhinged Kingpin. 2 Seasons, TV-MA.
In The Defenders, all the Marvel TV heroes – Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron First – team up to find the Hand in New York City. 1 Season, TV-MA.
Barry Allen works for the Central City police department as a forensics analyst. But the reason he got into crime investigation is to try and prove that his father is innocent and did not murder his mother when he was a child. Then he’s struck by a freak lightning bolt from a scientific experiment gone awry, and he becomes The Flash. 3 Seasons, TV-14.
What was Gotham like before Batman? Follow Jim Gordon in the years before Bruce Wayne dons the mask to become Batman, and meet some of Gotham City’s most infamous villains in their early days. 3 Seasons, TV-14
For fifteen years everyone thought billionare Danny Rand was dead. And then he mysteriously shows up in New York City to take back his family’s company. But he’s also the powerful Iron Fist, a martial artist with mystical powers. 1 Season, TV-MA.
Superhero-turned-private investigator Jessica Jones has opened her own business in Hell’s Kitchen to deal with cases involving people with special powers. But her old abuser Kilgrave isn’t actually dead, and her life spins into a quest to expose him and save his victims. 2 Seasons, TV-MA.
Legends of Tomorrow
On Legends of Tomorrow, characters from many of the other DC comics television shows join up with Rip Hunter, a mysterious time master. Heroes Hawkgirl, White Canary, Atom and Firestorm join with villains Heatwave and Captain Cold to defeat the immortal murderer Vandal Savage. 3 Seasons, TV-14.
Luke Cage from Jessica Jones gets his own show. Follow the unbreakable and super-strong former convict as he becomes a hero in his Harlem neighborhood. 1 Season, TV-MA
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Do you have budding urban fantasy fans in your house? Here is an animated, kids superhero show for them! Marinette and her schoolmate Adrian protect the city of Paris as Ladybug and Cat Noir. 2 Seasons, TV-Y7
The PJ Masks
This is definitely a show for little kids, but it is a cute one for preschoolers and early elementary schoolers. Friends Amara, Connor, and Greg spend their nights as Owlgirl, Catboy and Gecko. As the PJ Masks they fight pint sized villains like Lunagirl and Romeo. 1 Season, TV-Y
Frank Castle returns to Netflix for his own series in The Punisher after his appearance in Daredevil. The former marine continues his quest for revenge, seeking out the people responsible for the deaths of his family. 1 Season, TV-MA
Superman’s younger cousin heads up Supergirl, the DC comic series. Kara Danvers reveals herself as a superhero and takes her place as the defender of National City, and must balance her demanding job with her side gig of saving people. 2 Seasons, TV-14.
Have you watched all of these shows? Which one is your favorite? What superhero shows would you like to see come to Netflix streaming soon?