58. Marvel

Not everybody reads comics, but damn near all of us watch movies. In the 2000s, Marvel's movie production companies churned out all types of ass-kicking superhero blockbusters that won with mainstream moviegoers and comic heads. We can't cosign the bullshit flicks that disgraced the Daredevil and Punisher properties, but others like Spider-Man, Blade II, X2: X-Men United, and Iron Manwere enough to make us throw on some tights and a cape. And then even dress like a superhero.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Marvel characters or teams currently slated to get their own films include Deadpool, Thor, Magneto, Venom, Nick Fury, Iron Fist, Ant-Man, The Avengers, Silver Surfer, the Sub-Mariner, Luke Cage, Deathlok, Dr. Strange, Captain America, and the Runaways.