Total Nerd The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time  

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DC Extended Universe is expansive, reaching well beyond just Batman and Superman shows and carrying on a long tradition of making TV shows from DC comic books. The DC Comics superhero shows have run the range of genre and style over the years, from live-action to animated. Some of them are even the best comic book and superhero shows of all time.

Older live-action DC Comics television programs like Wonder Woman paved the way for modern superhero shows like Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. And we can't forget all of the cartoon comic book adaptations, like Teen Titans Go! and Static Shock. But, of all the DC shows (including superhero TV shows adapted from imprints of DC, like Vertigo), which is the best of all of the DC comic book adaptations?

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show 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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North 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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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell 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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr 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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Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard 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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Titans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft Titans (2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Batman's former ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh 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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The New Batman Adventures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy, Robert Costanzo The New Batman Adventures is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, and is a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series. It was produced by Warner Bros. ...more

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes 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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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Lauren Tom 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill 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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier 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) 17 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany 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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The New Batman/Superman Advent... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Josh Henderson, Tara Strong, Neal McDonough The New Batman/Superman Adventures is a name given to a package series that combined Superman: The Animated Series with The New Batman Adventures produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It aired ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil 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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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara The Batman is an animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It ran from September 11, 2004 to March 22, 2008, on the Saturday morning ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an American animated television series based in part on the DC Comics series The Brave and the Bold which features two or more super heroes coming together to ...more

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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by ...more

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Static Shock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Kevin Michael Richardson Static Shock is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is part of the DC animated universe. It was animated at the Slightly Offbeat Productions Studios in ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford

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Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show is the first television series to ...more

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Green Lantern: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Josh Keaton, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Spisak Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern. The series aired on Cartoon Network, as part of their ...more

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Powerless is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk Powerless (NBC, 2017) is a sitcom series set within the world of the DC Universe. It is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America—with the twist being that it ...more

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The Adventures of Superboy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Betsy Russell, Bob Hastings, Janet Waldo The Adventures of Superboy is a series of six-minute animated Superboy cartoons produced by Filmation that were broadcast on CBS between 1966 and 1969. The 34 segments appeared as part of three ...more

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Justice League Action is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Gilbert Gottfried Justice League Action (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an upcoming American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. It features the adventures of Superman, ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Desert The Flash is a 1990 American television series that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, the Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. The series was developed from the DC Comics characters by ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Tabitha St. Germain, Len Carlson, Don Francks Swamp Thing is an American animated television series based on the Vertigo/DC Comics superhero character Swamp Thing. The series is short-lived, with the pilot episode airing on October 31, 1990 ...more

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Swamp Thing: The Series is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Kari Wührer, Dick Durock, Mark Lindsay Chapman Swamp Thing: The Series, is a science fiction, action/adventure television series based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Comics character Swamp Thing. It debuted on USA Network on July 27, 1990 and ...more

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The Batman/Superman Hour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule The Batman/Superman Hour is a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968 to 1969. Premiering on September 14, 1968, this 60-minute program featured new adventures of the DC ...more

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Superboy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Stacy Haiduk, Gerard Christopher, Peter Jay Fernandez Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics comic book character Superman's early years as Superboy. The show ran from 1988–1992 in syndication. It was ...more

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The Adventures of Batman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule The Adventures of Batman is an animated television series produced by Lou Schiemer's Filmation studios. It showcased the 12-minute Batman segments from The Batman/Superman Hour, sometimes broken ...more

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based on the comic book series. Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.

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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more

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The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Ho... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour is a Filmation series that ran on CBS during the 1977–1978 television season. It consisted of the second seasons of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle and The New ...more

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is a live-action American television series based on the characters in Superman and Action comics. Lois & Clark starred Dean Cain as ...more

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Beware the Batman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Kurtwood Smith, Anthony Ruivivar, J. B. Blanc Beware the Batman is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on July 13, 2013, as ...more

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Human Target is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Rick Springfield, R. Lee Ermey, Kirk Baltz Human Target is an American action drama television series broadcast by ABC in the United States. It is based on the comic book character of the same title created by Len Wein and Carmine ...more

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The Kid Super Power Hour with ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Alan Oppenheimer, Barry Gordon, Norm Prescott The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! is an NBC Saturday morning cartoon produced by Filmation Studios in 1981.

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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick, Michael Gray Shazam! is a half-hour live-action television program produced by Filmation, based upon DC Comics' superhero comic book series of the same name. The program starred Michael Gray as Billy Batson, ...more

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The Super Powers Team: Galacti... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Casey Kasem, Adam West, Frank Welker The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1985 to 1986. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the ...more

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Challenge of the Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Chamberlain, Casey Kasem Challenge of the Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 9, 1978, to December 23, 1978, on ABC. The complete series was ...more

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The All-New Super Friends Hour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Ted Cassidy The All-New Super Friends Hour is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 10, 1977, to September 2, 1978, on ABC. It was produced by ...more

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The New Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Show of All Time
Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck The New Adventures of Superman is a series of six-minute animated Superman adventures produced by Filmation that were broadcast on CBS between 1966 and 1970. The 68 segments appeared as part of ...more