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The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time

Updated October 16, 2020 86.0k votes 5.7k voters 47.9k views148 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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  • 1
    Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,773
    751

    Batman: The Animated Series

    Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester

    Premiered1992

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  • 2
    Justice League is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,074
    438

    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

    Premiered2001

  • 3
    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,620
    846

    Daredevil

    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

  • 4
    Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,167
    752

    Justice League Unlimited

    Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

    Premiered2004

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  • 5
    Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,128
    714

    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1999

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  • 6
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,042
    562

    Spider-Man

    Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine

    Premiered1994

  • 7
    X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,334
    743

    X-Men: The Animated Series

    Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd

    Premiered2011

  • 8
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,520
    1,115

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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  • 9
    Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    698
    476

    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

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  • 10
    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,335
    1,010

    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Premiered2012

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  • 11
    Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,040
    749

    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

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  • 12
    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    1,015
    864

    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

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  • 13
    Gotham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    978
    799

    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

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  • 14
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    866
    748

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

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • 15
    Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    702
    590

    Superman: The Animated Series

    Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna

    Premiered1996

  • 16
    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    473
    282

    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Premiered2017

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  • 17
    Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    868
    782

    Jessica Jones

    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

    Premiered2015

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  • 18
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    735
    502

    Premiered1987

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  • 19
    Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    988
    209

    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

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

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  • 20
    Batman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    737
    759

    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

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  • 21
    Titans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    83
    31

    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

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  • 22
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    714
    820

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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  • 23
    Transformers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
  • 24
    The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    498
    548

    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert

    Premiered2008

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  • 25
    The Tick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
    396
    419

    The Tick

    Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman
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