Because A couple of people I talk to have been confused, and because I was bored, I have compiled a list of many comic book characters that have made their way onto television or the movies. I have also tried to give some basic background information on either the character or the medium they were created it where appropriate. This list only contains movies/television shows where the original medium was a comic book, and does not cover works that have crossed over into comic books (e.g., Aliens, Star Wars, CSI, Nightmare on Elm Street, Buffy).
Update: That table is way too big to much information for people whose screen resolution is small, so I’ve made it it’s own section. Comic Book Movies.