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The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time

Updated May 18, 2020 8.2k votes 631 voters 4.7k views70 items

List RulesVote up your favorite DC comic book television adaptations.

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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  • 1
    Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Premiered2012

    Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Batman: The Animated Series

    Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester

    Premiered1992

    Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Gotham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue
    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

    Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Justice League is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

    Premiered2001

    Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Titans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Constantine

    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

    Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1999

    Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

    Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

    Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Premiered2019

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Justice League Unlimited

    Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

    Premiered2004

    Justice League Unlimited was an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Premiered2019

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The New Batman Adventures is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    The New Batman Adventures

    Tara Strong, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1997

    The New Batman Adventures is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Premiered2019

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain

    Premiered2018

    Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Superman: The Animated Series

    Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna

    Premiered1996

    Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Stargirl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Stargirl

    Brec Bassinger, Anjelika Washington

    Premiered2020

    Stargirl (DC Universe, The CW, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the DC... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

    Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Krypton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time
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    Krypton

    Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell

    Premiered2017

    Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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