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The Best DC Comic Book TV Shows of All Time

Updated February 23, 2021 8.9k votes 695 voters 5.3k views71 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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  • Lucifer1
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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series...  more
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  • Arrow2
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    172

    Arrow

    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy

    Premiered2012

    Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti,...  more
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  • Batman: The Animated Series3
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    138

    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
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  • The Flash4
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    208

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more
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  • Justice League5
    164
    120

    Justice League

    Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

    Premiered2001

    Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on...  more
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  • Gotham6
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    179

    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Premiered2014

    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on...  more
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  • Doom Patrol7
    140
    101

    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero

    Premiered2019

    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on...  more
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  • Batman Beyond8
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    82

    Batman Beyond

    Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy

    Premiered1999

    Batman Beyond is an American animated television series created by Warner Bros. Animation in...  more
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  • Harley Quinn9
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    29

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Premiered2019

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television...  more
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  • Young Justice10
    186
    159

    Young Justice

    Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney

    Premiered2010

    Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg...  more
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  • Titans11
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    153

    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,...  more
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  • Smallville12
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    124

    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

    Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and...  more
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  • Teen Titans13
    125
    107

    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
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  • Supergirl14
    132
    117

    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more
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  • Constantine15
    109
    93

    Constantine

    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

    Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David...  more
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  • Legends of Tomorrow16
    152
    139

    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television...  more
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  • Stargirl17
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    17

    Stargirl

    Brec Bassinger, Anjelika Washington

    Premiered2020

    Stargirl (DC Universe, The CW, 2020) is an American drama television series, based on the DC...  more
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  • The New Batman Adventures18
    79
    71

    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
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  • Swamp Thing19
    59
    50

    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Premiered2019

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series...  more
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  • Superman: The Animated Series20
    72
    65

    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
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  • Justice League Unlimited21
    103
    101

    Justice League Unlimited

    Antoine M. Dillard, Natasha L. Dillard

    Premiered2004

    Justice League Unlimited was an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros....  more
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  • Black Lightning22
    87
    84

    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
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  • Watchmen23
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    60

    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Premiered2019

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based...  more
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  • Batman24
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    78

    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

    Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character...  more
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  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold25
    46
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    Batman: The Brave and the Bold

    Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio

    Premiered2008

    Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an American animated television series based in part on the...  more
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