Top 10 Stories That Inspired the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Subscribe: and also Ring the Bell to get notified // Have a Top 10 idea? Submit it to us here!
The MCU has had a rich history of comics to pull from, and they chose wisely. These are the stories, runs, arcs, and moments that have inspired the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

List Rank and Entries
#10: “Planet Hulk” (2006-07)
#9: “The Invincible Iron Man: Extremis” (2005-06)
#8: “Ultimate Spider-Man” (2000-11)
#7: “Black Panther” Volume 3 (1998-2003)
#6: “Captain America: Winter Soldier” (2005-06)
#5: “Avengers: Ultron Unlimited” (1999)
#4: “Guardians of the Galaxy” Volume 2 (2008-10)
#3, #2, #1: ?

For more great content:

Check our our other channels!

WatchMojo’s Social Media Pages

Get WatchMojo merchandise at

WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.


  1. ultron menacing in the movie laughable…..wouldn’t surprise me if he told more jokes then tony stark.

  2. For fvck’s sake, does anyone at WatchMojo actually know how to pronounce these character names?

  3. If youre gonna put mcu in the title, you have to include the tv shows. You act like the mcu only comes from the movies

  4. Infinity war really takes a lot more from the thanos quest than infinity gauntlet.
    At least in broadstrokes and theme

  5. Dude Age of Ultron is so much better the more you watch it. Besides how Ultro becomes a sitcom characther, hulkxbwidow and the weird Thor’s jacuzzi scene it’ so good

Comments are closed.