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The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time

Updated January 14, 2021 87.1k votes 5.8k voters 48.6k views150 items

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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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  • Batman: The Animated Series1
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    Batman: The Animated Series

    Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester

    Premiered1992

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  • Justice League2
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    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

    Premiered2001

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  • Daredevil3
    1,663
    859

    Daredevil

    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

  • Batman Beyond4
    1,143
    723

    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1999

  • Justice League Unlimited5
    1,184
    765

    Justice League Unlimited

    Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

    Premiered2004

  • Spider-Man6
    1,060
    571

    Spider-Man

    Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine

    Premiered1994

  • X-Men: The Animated Series7
    1,351
    751

    X-Men: The Animated Series

    Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd

    Premiered2011

  • The Flash8
    1,537
    1,139

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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  • Teen Titans9
    715
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    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

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  • Young Justice10
    1,051
    761

    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

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  • Arrow11
    1,352
    1,023

    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Premiered2012

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  • Smallville12
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    875

    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

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  • Superman: The Animated Series13
    716
    596

    Superman: The Animated Series

    Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna

    Premiered1996

  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.14
    883
    752

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • Gotham15
    990
    810

    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Premiered2014

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  • The Punisher16
    487
    286

    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Premiered2017

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  • Lucifer17
    998
    216

    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    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

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)18
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    506

    Premiered1987

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  • Jessica Jones19
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    Jessica Jones

    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

    Premiered2015

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  • Batman20
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    768

    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

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  • Titans21
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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer22
    717
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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  • Transformers23
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man24
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    548

    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert

    Premiered2008

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  • The Tick25
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    The Tick

    Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman

    Premiered2016