List of American superhero films
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This is a list of superhero films produced by American film studios by year to date.
DC and Marvel
Live-action (non-Marvel or DC Comics)
|1936||Flash Gordon||King Features Syndicate||Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor||Universal Pictures||A 13-chapter serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character.|
|1937||Zorro Rides Again||Grosset & Dunlap, et al.||William Witney||Republic Pictures||A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.|
|1938||Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars||King Features Syndicate||Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani||Universal Pictures||A 15-chapter serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character.|
|The Spider's Web||Popular Publications||James W. Horne/Ray Taylor||Columbia Pictures||A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Spider pulp magazine character.|
|The Lone Ranger||Original||William Witney/John English||Republic Pictures||A 15-chapter black-and-white serial|
|1939||Zorro's Fighting Legion||Grosset & Dunlap, et al.||A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.|
|The Lone Ranger Rides Again||Original||A 15-chapter black-and-white serial|
|1940||The Shadow||Street & Smith||James W. Horne||Columbia Pictures||A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Shadow classic radio series and pulp magazine character.|
|The Green Hornet||Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics||Ford Beebe/Ray Taylor||Universal Pictures||A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series.|
|Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe||King Features Syndicate||A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character.|
|Mysterious Doctor Satan||Original||William Witney/John English||Republic Pictures||A 15-chapter black-and-white serial.|
|1941||The Green Hornet Strikes Again!||Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics||Ford Beebe/John Rawlins||Universal Pictures||A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series.|
|1943||The Masked Marvel||Original||Spencer Gordon Bennet||Republic Pictures||A 12-chapter black-and-white serial.|
|1947||Son of Zorro||Grosset & Dunlap, et al.||Spencer Gordon Bennet/Fred C. Brannon||A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.|
|1949||Ghost of Zorro||Grosset & Dunlap, et al.||Fred C. Brannon||Republic Pictures||A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.|
- List of films based on Dark Horse Comics
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- List of superhero television series
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- Knights of Justice on IMDb
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- The Raven on IMDb
- RoboCop Returns on IMDb
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- The Toxic Avenger on IMDb
- The Rocketeers on IMDb
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- Shadowman on IMDb
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