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The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever 

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List Rules The best animated superhero cartoon series. No movies!

The greatest animated superhero shows are amazing works of art that typically don’t get as much attention as superhero blockbusters—though they should. Animated superhero shows have great storylines that intertwine multiple episodes. That isn’t to say all superhero cartoons are good though, as more than a few are pretty terrible. So to find out which ones are the best, fans have voted for their favorite animated superhero shows in the ranking below.

Don’t be surprised to find a ton of 90s superhero shows below as that was a golden age for animated superhero cartoons. Before movies like X-Men, Iron Man, and Batman Begins made superheroes chic in the 2000s, they were seen mostly as entertainment for geeks and nerds. In the 90s, even the best superheroes ever struggled to get movie made. Thankfully, cartoons are a medium that lends itself to telling superhero stories as they are cheap to produce.

Be sure to vote for your favorite animated superhero shows or add any that you feel belong on the list. Some of the shows may be hard to find as they may not be available for streaming, but you can always check your favorite stores to see if they are available in a box set. No matter how you watch them though, the best animated superhero shows below are worth days if not weeks of entertainment.
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Batman: The Animated Ser... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester & Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Fox Kids)
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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Carl Lumbly, George Newbern & Phil LaMarr (Cartoon Network)
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Justice League Unlimited... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Antoine M. Dillard and Natasha L. Dillard (Cartoon Network)
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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney & Nolan North (Cartoon Network)
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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Hynden Walch, Scott Menville & Greg Cipes (Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão)
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X-Men: The Animated Seri... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Starring Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd & Lenore Zann (G4)
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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy & Lauren Tom (Kids' WB)
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Starring Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine & Roscoe Lee Browne (Fox Kids)
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The Spectacular Spider-M... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Starring Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert & Joshua LeBar (Disney XD)
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Superman: The Animated S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna & Dana Delany (Kids' WB)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Starring Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart & Michael Sinterniklaas (Jetix)
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The Avengers: Earth's Mi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Starring Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom & Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Disney XD)
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Wolverine and the X-Men ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Steve Blum, Jim Ward & Nolan North (Nicktoons)
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The New Batman Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy & Robert Costanzo (Kids' WB)
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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily & Tara Strong (Cartoon Network)
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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Benjamin Dunn added Starring Scott McNeil, Meghan Black & Christopher Judge (Kids' WB)
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Static Shock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden & Kevin Michael Richardson (Kids' WB)
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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan & Evan Sabara (Kids' WB)
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Green Lantern: The Anima... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Starring Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson & Jason Spisak (Cartoon Network)
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Spider-Man and His Amazi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Starring Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver & Frank Welker (NBC)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added
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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Starring Keith David, Richard Dysart & Dominique Jennings (HBO)
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Marvel's Avengers Assemb... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Avengers Assemble
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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added The Incredible Hulk Starring Mark Hamill, Luke Perry & Lou Ferrigno (UPN)
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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
daniel.nesbitt04 added Starring Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen & Tress MacNeille (Kids' WB)