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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 television 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.
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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1992 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 ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2014 The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
edward-donner added 2015 Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Penguin022 added 2004 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 ...more

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X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2011 X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2001 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. ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2012 Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1999 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

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1994 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, ...more

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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added 2010 Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd ...more

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2001 Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Desertrat89 added 2015 Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
bojanthebest added 1966 Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes ...more

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Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1996 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 ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added 1987 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 ...more

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Suhneekahh added 2002 Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that premiered on Cartoon Network and The WB in 2003. It is based primarily on the run of stories by Marv ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Penguin022 added 1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1977 The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1979 Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1975 Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
analise.dubner added Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
DanielWilliams added 2009 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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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Benjamin Weisert added Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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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
2008 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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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
DanielWilliams added 2000 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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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1967 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1990 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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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1998 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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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1973 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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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2004 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 Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
OCD Man added 1974 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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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1993 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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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2006 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 New Batman/Superman Advent... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1997 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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Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1952 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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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1976 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 Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2010 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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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2012 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) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
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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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1981 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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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
1993 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added 2003 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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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2002 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 crime fighter who has the task of ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2001 The Tick is an American sitcom based on the character Tick from the comic book of the same name. It aired on Fox in late 2001 and was produced by Columbia TriStar Television. With a pilot airing ...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 1983 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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Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an American animated television series based in part on the DC Comics series The Brave and the Bold which features two or more super heroes coming together to ...more