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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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526 78
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
341 102
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

3
354 74
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

4
311 79
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
363 101
Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North

6
318 88
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom

7
307 109
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

8
321 82
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

9
252 79
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
219 80
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
208 89
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
196 71
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
198 72
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
138 67
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
156 73
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
231 157
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
155 85
The Batman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara

18
118 59
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
130 87
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings

20
115 83
Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks

21
99 66
Green Lantern: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Zaliste added Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Spisak

22
109 70
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
102 72
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker

24
91 63
Avengers Assemble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
ahmed-maklad added Avengers Assemble Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

25
70 62
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
78 74
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

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80 76
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
62 47
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
85 77
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
43 12
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
CiskaFranciska added David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

31
68 77
Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Stan Lee, Brian Austin Green, Chuck McCann

32
67 62
Iron Man: Armored Adventures is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Anna Cummer, Daniel Bacon, Adrian Petriw

33
79 93
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie

34
50 48
Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy

35
28 27
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
32 21
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

37
60 60
Beware the Batman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Kurtwood Smith, Anthony Ruivivar, J. B. Blanc

38
40 51
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
42 53
Fantastic Four: World's Greate... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Hiro Kanagawa, Christopher Jacot, Brian Dobson

40
27 17
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
CiskaFranciska added

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45 60
WildC.A.T.S. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Linnea Sage, Sarah Seeds, Lacey Jeka

42
46 65
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
23 16
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Alex Platten added Jennifer Dale, Colin Fox, Camilla Scott

44
46 53
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
Kerry Washington, Stan Lee, Djimon Hounsou

45
8 2
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
rhiggins added Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark

46
36 58
Defenders of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Loren Lester, Peter Renaday, Peter Mark Richman

47
15 12
Krypto the Superdog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
DanielJohnson added Will Friedle, Tabitha St. Germain, Scott McNeil

48
12 26
Street Sharks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
1492944331859 added Andrew Rannells, Matt Hill, Lee Tockar

49
2 3
Super Friends: The Legendary S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
rhiggins added Casey Kasem, Adam West, Frank Welker

50
2 4
Challenge of the Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Superhero TV Series Ever
rhiggins added Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Chamberlain, Casey Kasem