With the likes of The Dark Knight Rises and the aforementioned Avengers proving that there's no end to the comic book craze at the box office, it appears the tide is beginning to turn on the TV front too.
Wonder Woman was dropped after a disastrous pilot, The Punisher was spurned by Fox and AKA Jessica Jones (based on Marvel's Alias title) has stalled, but a few projects have made the cut.
Join Tube Talk as we take a look at a few of the comic adaptations currently working their way towards our TV sets and size up their chances of becoming the next big thing on the box....
Arrow (October 10, 2012)
The Premise - A fairly loose adaptation of DC's Green Arrow comics, The CW's take on the Emerald Archer promises to be all kinds of dark and moody and has cast Stephen Amell (sorry, Justin Hartley fans) as its ruthless vigilante lead.
Will it make it to air? We'd be deeply surprised if it didn't - Arrow is scheduled to make its UK debut in just a few months, with filming underway on new episodes and interesting bits of casting leaking every day...
Will it be a hit? A trickier question to answer. Arrow has gone the grim and gritty route, partly in an attempt to latch onto the success of Christopher Nolan's gloomy Batman film trilogy but also to distance itself from CW predecessor Smallville.
The trouble is, while Nolan could plunge the depths to his heart's content, how dark can Arrow really get on the teen-oriented CW network? There's a danger that any half-hearted attempt at being 'serious' could make the show seem truly silly and, if we're honest, the early preview clips haven't exactly put our fears about Arrow to bed.
The Incredible Hulk (2013)
The Premise - ABC's version of the Hulk - shepherded by Guillermo Del Toro and David Eick - will reportedly break away from Marvel's established movie continuity and is said to be a "family" series, but with some aspects of "horror".
Will it make it to air? We'd say The Incredible Hulk has a reasonable chance of becoming a reality - ABC president Paul Lee seems to be a big fan of the project, insisting as recently as May that he wants the show to form part of his network's 2013 schedule.
Will it be a hit? A difficult one to judge, this. The involvement of Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and Eick (Battlestar Galactica) definitely bodes well, but rumours that the series will follow a 20-something Bruce Banner and comparisons to the Twilight film series have dampened our anticipation somewhat.
Still, a pair of safe hands (or two) could guide The Incredible Hulk to success. The character's appeal certainly isn't lost on contemporary viewers, as the rapturous reception to the character in Joss Whedon's Avengers proved.
The Avengers (TBA)
The Premise - Speaking of which... details of this just-announced project are still pretty sketchy, but the show is described as "Avengers-themed" with only a "light" connection to Marvel's film franchise. The likes of Captain America, Thor and Iron Man probably won't even feature at all.
Will it make it to air? The Avengers show is apparently a "kernel of an idea" right now and it seems that the Hulk series has a ton more buzz surrounding it. Still, studio execs hear Avengers and see dollar signs, so don't rule this one out entirely.
Will it be a hit? While it might be hard to understand the appeal of an Avengers show that doesn't actually feature Earth's Mightiest Heroes, one concept reportedly being bandied around for the series is of a "high-concept cop show" - now a SHIELD procedural as a TV drama? We'd watch the heck out of that.
The Premise - Based on the Brian Michael Bendis comic, Powers is the story of super-powered cops Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim and the noir-ish world they inhabit.
Will it make it to air? We're going to be blunt - we think the Powers TV series is dead. It got so far as shooting a pilot and is technically still in development at FX, but when you're talking massive reshoots and a complete cast overhaul, maybe it's time to just give up and go home.
Will it be a hit? The original Powers pilot drew us in with interesting casting - Jason Patric, Brit actress Lucy Punch - but we're skeptical as to whether a series could ever really succeed. Certainly the show would be working from strong source material, but the Powers name doesn't have the pull of an Avengers or a Hulk and could struggle to find an audience beyond hardcore comic fans.
Which of the above shows would you watch? And which comic books would make great TV shows? Share your thoughts below!