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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. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 5 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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X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
2012 Arrow 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 stranded on a hostile ...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 drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...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 heroes who defend ...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. Intending to stop ...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