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The Best Comic Book & Superhero Shows of All Time

Updated February 23, 2021 85.1k votes 5.8k voters 49.0k views141 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
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    Daredevil

    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

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  • Justice League Unlimited4
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    Justice League Unlimited

    Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

    Premiered2004

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  • Batman Beyond5
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    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1999

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  • X-Men: The Animated Series6
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    X-Men: The Animated Series

    Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd

    Premiered2011

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  • Spider-Man7
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    Spider-Man

    Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine

    Premiered1994

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  • The Flash8
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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  • Young Justice9
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    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

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  • Teen Titans10
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    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

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  • Arrow11
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    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Premiered2012

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  • Smallville12
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    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

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  • Superman: The Animated Series13
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    Superman: The Animated Series

    Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna

    Premiered1996

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

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • Gotham15
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    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Premiered2014

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  • The Punisher16
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    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Premiered2017

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  • Lucifer17
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    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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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)18
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    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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    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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  • The Green Hornet22
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    The Green Hornet

    Van Williams, Bruce Lee

    Premiered1966

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer23
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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  • Transformers24
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    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert

    Premiered2008

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