Blockbuster franchises currently reign supreme, and no type of blockbuster franchise is hotter than the world of comic books. From Marvel Studios, to Warner Bros./DC, to Fox's X-Men universe, it seems that every major studio wants to get in on the action these days with their own take on the modern superhero. If you're a fan of heroes and villains who have an affinity for capes, then you already know that it's a great time to be alive.

With that in mind, we have gone the details to determine the health of every major superhero franchise now that we've come to the end of another major year. Some of these properties are doing incredibly well, while others desperately need a hit. Check out our take on the current lineup, and let us know what you think of your favorite superhero franchise! Now let's get started with the franchise that appears to be in the best shape at this point...

Marvel Cinematic Universe

It should come as no surprise that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently riding high as the most critically consistent and successful superhero franchise of 2016. Phase 3 of the MCU kicked off with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange earlier this year, and things have never looked better for Marvel's silver screen properties. As of right now, Civil War even currently holds the mantle of 2016's highest grossing film. It's no secret that fan-favorite characters like Chris Evans' Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man continue to impress, but the MCU has also done a phenomenal job when it comes to easing fans into future heroes as well. With Tom Holland's Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, and Brie Larson's Captain Marvel set to make their proper introductions over the course of the next few years, it seems entirely plausible (and probable) that Marvel will keep this momentum going well into the future.

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