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The Best Comic Book Cartoons & Animated Shows

Updated April 1, 2019 42.3k votes 4.1k voters 49.6k views101 items

List RulesVote up your favorite animated TV shows based on comics!

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. 

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  • 1

    Batman: The Animated Series

    Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester
    1,664
    187

    PremieredSeptember 5, 1992

    GenresFantasy, Action, Adventure, Animated, Children

    Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network from...  more
  • 2

    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern
    1,130
    247

    PremieredNovember 17, 2001

    GenresAnimation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Superhero fiction, Action

    Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is...  more
  • 3

    Spider-Man

    Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine
    1,212
    293

    PremieredSeptember 10, 1994

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, 1994,...  more
  • 4

    Justice League Unlimited

    Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard
    986
    230

    PremieredNovember 17, 2001

    GenresScience fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animated

    Justice League Unlimited was an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe,...  more
  • 5

    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy
    1,044
    265

    PremieredJanuary 10, 1999

    GenresAction, Adventure, Fantasy, Animated, Children

    Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. Depicting a teenaged Batman in a...  more
  • 6

    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney
    897
    289

    PremieredNovember 26, 2010

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated

    Young Justice (Cartoon Network, 2010) is an American action adventure superhero animation series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman and based on the comic book series of the same name. The...  more
  • 7

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Sean Astin, Greg Cipes
    871
    292

    PremieredDecember 28, 1987

    GenresFantasy, Animated, Children

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in syndication as...  more
  • 8

    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville
    799
    284

    PremieredJuly 19, 2003

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    Teen Titans (Cartoon Network, 2003) is an American action teen drama superhero show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premian. The series follows a...  more
  • 9

    Superman: The Animated Series

    Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna
    714
    280

    PremieredSeptember 6, 1996

    GenresAction, Animated, Children

    Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on The WB...  more
  • 10

    DuckTales

    Alan Young, Russi Taylor
    716
    289

    PremieredSeptember 18, 1987

    GenresAnimation, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids

    DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and 100...  more
  • 11
    606
    292

    PremieredSeptember 22, 2010

    GenresAdventure, Action, Animated, Children

    The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! is an American animated television series by Marvel Animation in cooperation with Film Roman, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The show...  more
  • 12

    The New Batman Adventures

    Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy
    471
    233

    PremieredJanuary 9, 2019

    GenresFantasy, Action, Adventure, Anime

    The New Batman Adventures is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, and is a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series. It was produced by Warner Bros....  more
  • 13

    X-Men: Evolution

    Scott McNeil, Meghan Black
    592
    312

    PremieredNovember 4, 2000

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    X-Men: Evolution is a Canadian-American animated television series about the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. In this incarnation, many of the characters are teenagers rather than adults. The...  more
  • 14

    Wolverine and the X-Men

    Steve Blum, Jim Ward
    610
    326

    PremieredJanuary 23, 2009

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The Animated...  more
  • 15

    The Tick

    Mark Hamill, Micky Dolenz
    564
    301

    PremieredSeptember 10, 1994

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    The Tick: The Animated Series is an American animated television series adaptation of the New England Comics superhero, The Tick. The series debuted September 10, 1994 on the Fox network's Fox Kids...  more
  • 16

    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert
    511
    272

    PremieredMarch 8, 2008

    GenresAction, Animated, Children

    The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In terms...  more
  • 17

    Todd McFarlane's Spawn

    Keith David, Richard Dysart
    459
    262

    PremieredMay 16, 1997

    GenresFantasy, Animated

    Todd McFarlane's Spawn was an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It was based on the Spawn comic series from Image Comics. was nominated for and won an Emmy in 1999...  more
  • 18

    Static Shock

    Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden
    425
    266

    PremieredSeptember 9, 2000

    GenresAdventure, Comedy, Animated, Children

    Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is part of the DC animated universe. It was animated at the Slightly Offbeat Productions Studios in...  more
  • 19

    Super Friends

    Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden
    337
    207

    PremieredSeptember 8, 1973

    GenresAdventure, Fantasy, Animated, Children

    Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by...  more
  • 20

    Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

    Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver
    383
    256

    PremieredSeptember 12, 1981

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends is an American animated television series produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Iceman and an original...  more
  • 21

    The Batman

    Danielle Judovits, Kevin Michael Richardson
    431
    315

    PremieredSeptember 11, 2004

    GenresAdventure, Animated, Children

    The Batman is an animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It ran from September 11, 2004 to March 22, 2008, on the Saturday morning...  more
  • 22

    Spider-Man

    Jane Lynch, Mona Marshall
    300
    208

    PremieredSeptember 12, 1981

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated

    Spider-Man (Marvel Productions, 1981) is an American animated TV series based on the popular Marvel Comics character of the same name. This version of the super hero featured Peter Parker (Ted...  more
  • 23

    Green Lantern: The Animated Series

    Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson
    314
    221

    PremieredNovember 11, 2011

    GenresAction, Adventure, Animated, Children

    Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern. The series aired on Cartoon Network, as part of their "DC Nation"...  more
  • 24

    The Incredible Hulk

    Mark Hamill, Luke Perry
    274
    193

    PremieredSeptember 8, 1996

    GenresFantasy, Animated, Children

    The Incredible Hulk is an American animated television series starring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. It ran two seasons, for 21 episodes, on the television network UPN from 1996 to 1997. Lou...  more
  • 25

    X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men

    Stan Lee, Frank Welker
    299
    229

    GenresAnimation, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Short Film

    X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men is an animated television pilot originally broadcast in 1989 on the Marvel Action Universe television block, featuring Marvel Comics’ mutant superheroes the X-Men. The pilot...  more