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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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Batman: The Animated Ser... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Premiered: 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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
edward-donner added Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr

Premiered: 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 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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Justice League Unlimited... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Penguin022 added Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

Premiered: 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 Seri... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

Premiered: 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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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom

Premiered: 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North

Premiered: 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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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

Premiered: 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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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Suhneekahh added Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

Premiered: 2002

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz
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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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
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 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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Superman: The Animated S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany

Premiered: 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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Batman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
bojanthebest added Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

Premiered: 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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
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Premiered: 1997

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon, based on the 1992 film. Destined to slay vampires, a young woman (Sarah ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Desertrat89 added Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

Premiered: 1987

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Daniel Francis Gardecki added Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Premiered: 2015

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

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Benjamin Weisert added Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Premiered: 2017

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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
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The Spectacular Spider-M... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar

Premiered: 2008

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The Avengers: Earth's Mi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time
Eric Loomis, Brian Bloom, Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Premiered: 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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