Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Cartoons & Animated Shows  

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A lot of children's first introduction to comic book characters come in the form of animated television shows. Sure, nowadays we have big blockbuster films, live-actions shows, and an enormous amount of video games, but many comic book fans today can trace back the origin of the start of their obsession to comic book cartoons.

Some comic book shows liked to do their own thing and create original stories, but some of the most notable shows are the "X-Men" and "Batman" animated shows from the '90s that were as faithful as they could be to the original comic book storylines. 

Not all of them are well received. Shows like "Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Beware the Batman" have fans all riled up.

Here we have a list of all the greatest comic book cartoons ever made. We all have our favorites, but which one is the best? That's for all of you to decide. Make sure to vote up all your favorite comic book animated shows. 

What are the best comic cartoons?

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Batman: The Animated Series Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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X-Men (1992)

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Spider-Man Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

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Justice League Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

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Batman Beyond Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom

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Justice League Unlimited Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

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Young Justice Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North

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Teen Titans Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

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Superman: The Animated Series Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany

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DuckTales Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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803 365
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The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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The Tick Mark Hamill, Micky Dolenz, Brad Garrett

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Wolverine and the X-Men Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North

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X-Men: Evolution Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge

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Spawn Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings

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574 306
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The New Batman Adventures Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy, Robert Costanzo

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593 357
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The Spectacular Spider-Man Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar

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Static Shock Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson

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532 374
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The Batman Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker

The Best Single Season Canceled Shows

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Ultimate Spider-Man Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks

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368 270
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Spider-Man Jane Lynch, Mona Marshall, Linda Gary Howerton

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405 306
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The Boondocks Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

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Super Friends Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark

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447 350
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Marvel's Avengers Assemble Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker

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The Incredible Hulk Mark Hamill, Luke Perry, Lou Ferrigno

The Best Guilty Pleasure Comic Book Movies

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Spisak

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Iron Man Stan Lee, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Hale

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X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men Stan Lee, Frank Welker, Kath Soucie

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Spider-Man Larry D. Mann, Len Carlson, Chris Wiggins

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Men in Black: The Series Keith Diamond, Charles Napier, Patrick Pinney

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

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WildC.A.T.S. Linnea Sage, Sarah Seeds, Lacey Jeka

Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor

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Spider-Man Unlimited Rino Romano, Kathleen Barr, Paul Dobson

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Superman (1941)

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257 246
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Fantastic Four Stan Lee, Brian Austin Green, Chuck McCann

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263 257
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The Incredible Hulk Stan Lee, June Foray, Michael Bell

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X-Men Anime Scott Porter, Cam Clarke, Jennifer Hale -  

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Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb, Ian Ziering

The Worst Live-Action Shows Based On Comic Books

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Challenge of the Super Friends Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Chamberlain, Casey Kasem

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Silver Surfer Jennifer Dale, Colin Fox, Camilla Scott

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The Adventures of Batman Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule

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162 196
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The World's Greatest Super Friends Casey Kasem, Michael Bell, Olan Soule

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144 192
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Legion of Super Heroes Wil Wheaton, Kari Wahlgren, Yuri Lowenthal

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The Maxx Tony Fucile, Barry Stigler, Amy Danles

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136 185
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Duckman Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis

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Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Hiro Kanagawa, Christopher Jacot, Brian Dobson