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The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time  

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List of the best superhero TV shows - only the greatest television series about superheroes in the history of the television. The animated renditions of some of our favorite comic books rank high up here with the live action versions. It is only fair to include the best of the Batman television series, no matter what decade.

There have been what feels like millions of reincarnations of superhero TV shows since the beginning of the box itself. It is up to you whether The New Adventures of Superman beats the old Adventures of Superman. People are anticipating the exciting Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so it is fitting to look back, and look around, to past and current comic book shows that brought our superheroes into our living rooms and off of the printed page. The Flash seemed to have a pretty big effect on Mark Wahlberg and his teddy bear in Ted, after all. And if you like these shows, check out our list of the best new superhero series.

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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar
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 ...more
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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong
The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, ...more
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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
DanielWilliams added Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North
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 ...more
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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
DanielWilliams added Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge
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
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Desert
The Flash is a 1990 American television series that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, the Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. The series was developed from the DC Comics characters by ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Larry D. Mann, Len Carlson, Chris Wiggins
Spider-Man was an American animated television series that aired from September 9, 1967, to June 14, 1970. It was the first animated adaptation of the Spider-Man comic book series, created by ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Daniel Francis Gardecki added Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Adaption of DC Comic's 'Vertigo' imprint 'The Sandman' spin off 'Lucifer'.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more
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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark
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
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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara
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
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The New Batman/Superman Advent... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Josh Henderson, Tara Strong, Neal McDonough
The New Batman/Superman Adventures is a name given to a package series that combined Superman: The Animated Series with The New Batman Adventures produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It aired ...more
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The Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom, Colleen O'Shaughnessey
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 ...more
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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia
Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more
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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone
The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more
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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
OCD Man added Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more
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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Drake Bell, Chi McBride, Ogie Banks
Ultimate Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics, including some elements of Marvel's Ultimate line of books. The series is ...more
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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more
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Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy
Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show is the first television series to ...more
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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright
Kim Possible is an American animated television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel. It centers on Kim Possible, a teenage fighter who has the task of dealing ...more
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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, David J. Fielding
Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children's television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Produced first by ...more
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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp
The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour ...more
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series, mainly set in New York City. It first aired on February 8, 2003 and ended on February 28, 2009. The series marked the ...more
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He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
StaB added John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series produced by Filmation based on Mattel's successful toy line Masters of the Universe. The show, often referred to ...more
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Daniel Francis Gardecki added Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as ...more