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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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561 86
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

2
387 80
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

3
369 110
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

4
340 84
Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

5
394 107
Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North

6
342 96
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom

7
346 91
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

8
327 118
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

9
272 83
Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany

10
240 85
The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar

11
217 96
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

12
217 76
The Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

13
213 77
The New Batman Adventures is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy, Robert Costanzo

14
149 72
X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Benjamin Dunn added Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge

15
172 75
Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North

16
239 164
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong

17
166 92
The Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara

18
127 64
Static Shock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson

19
109 69
Green Lantern: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Spisak

20
139 93
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings

21
126 89
Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks

22
120 75
Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor

23
100 69
Avengers Assemble is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Avengers Assemble Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

24
108 79
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker

25
76 67
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Sean Astin, Nolan North, Rob Paulsen

26
83 80
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Stan Lee, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Hale

27
85 80
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Mark Hamill, Luke Perry, Lou Ferrigno

28
69 53
Spider-Man: The New Animated S... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Benjamin Dunn added Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb, Ian Ziering

29
90 81
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding

30
73 80
Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Stan Lee, Brian Austin Green, Chuck McCann

31
48 17
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
CiskaFranciska added David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

32
85 96
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie

33
55 52
Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy

34
68 68
Iron Man: Armored Adventures is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Anna Cummer, Daniel Bacon, Adrian Petriw

35
33 31
Legion of Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Wil Wheaton, Kari Wahlgren, Yuri Lowenthal

36
40 24
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
daniel.nesbitt04 added Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

37
49 57
Fantastic Four: World's Greate... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Hiro Kanagawa, Christopher Jacot, Brian Dobson

38
44 54
The New Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck

39
51 62
WildC.A.T.S. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Linnea Sage, Sarah Seeds, Lacey Jeka

40
33 23
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
CiskaFranciska added

41
28 18
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Alex Platten added Jennifer Dale, Colin Fox, Camilla Scott

42
49 67
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Don Messick, Ted Cassidy, John Stephenson

43
62 69
Beware the Batman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Kurtwood Smith, Anthony Ruivivar, J. B. Blanc

44
14 4
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
rhiggins added Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark

45
41 59
Defenders of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Loren Lester, Peter Renaday, Peter Mark Richman

46
49 56
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Kerry Washington, Stan Lee, Djimon Hounsou

47
9 1
Gargoyles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett

48
9 1
Darkwing Duck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh

49
7 2
Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith

50
18 17
Krypto the Superdog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
DanielJohnson added Will Friedle, Tabitha St. Germain, Scott McNeil