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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 Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Batman: The Animated Series Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added X-Men Scott Porter, Cam Clarke, Jennifer Hale

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Justice League Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Spider-Man Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Young Justice Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North

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Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Justice League Unlimited Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Batman Beyond Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Teen Titans Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

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Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Superman: The Animated Series Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

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The New Batman Adventures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
The New Batman Adventures Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy, Robert Costanzo

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The Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added The Spectacular Spider-Man Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar

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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
The Powerpuff Girls Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong

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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Benjamin Dunn added X-Men: Evolution Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge

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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Wolverine and the X-Men Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North

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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
The Batman Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Spawn Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings

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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Ultimate Spider-Man Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks

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Static Shock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Static Shock Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson

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Avengers Assemble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Avengers Assemble Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Iron Man Stan Lee, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Hale

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Green Lantern: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Green Lantern: The Animated Series Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Spisak

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Nolan North, Rob Paulsen

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added The Incredible Hulk Mark Hamill, Luke Perry, Lou Ferrigno

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Spider-Man: The New Animated S... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Benjamin Dunn added Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb, Ian Ziering

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60 48
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding

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67 57
Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor

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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Fantastic Four Stan Lee, Brian Austin Green, Chuck McCann

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Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Adventures of Superman George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy

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Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Captain Planet and the Planeteers David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie

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WildC.A.T.S. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added WildC.A.T.S. Linnea Sage, Sarah Seeds, Lacey Jeka

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The New Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
The New Adventures of Superman Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck

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Birdman and the Galaxy Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Don Messick, Ted Cassidy, John Stephenson

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Beware the Batman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Beware the Batman Kurtwood Smith, Anthony Ruivivar, J. B. Blanc

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Fantastic Four: World's Greate... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Hiro Kanagawa, Christopher Jacot, Brian Dobson

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Iron Man: Armored Adventures is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Anna Cummer, Daniel Bacon, Adrian Petriw

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Defenders of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Defenders of the Earth Loren Lester, Peter Renaday, Peter Mark Richman

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Legion of Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Legion of Super Heroes Wil Wheaton, Kari Wahlgren, Yuri Lowenthal

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10 6
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Pinky and the Brain Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Black Panther Kerry Washington, Stan Lee, Djimon Hounsou

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The Head is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added The Head Gordon Barnett, Jason Candler, Patricia Bibby

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The Superman/Aquaman Hour of A... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure Paul Frees, Ray Owens, Bud Collyer

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Street Sharks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Street Sharks Andrew Rannells, Matt Hill, Lee Tockar

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Bananaman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Bananaman Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Iron Kid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Iron Kid

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Superman (1941) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Anthony Leerhoff added Superman (1941)

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Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Alex Platten added Silver Surfer Jennifer Dale, Colin Fox, Camilla Scott

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Atomic Puppet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Atomic Puppet