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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 television 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.
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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Batman: The Animated Series 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 TV Shows Of All Time
edward-donner added Daredevil 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Flash 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. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Justice League Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Penguin022 added Justice League Unlimited 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
X-Men 2011 The X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Arrow 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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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Batman Beyond 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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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Justice League 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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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Young Justice 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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Desertrat89 added Jessica Jones 2015 Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Smallville 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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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Spider-Man 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Gotham Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
bojanthebest added Batman 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 crime-fighting heroes ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Penguin022 added Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Wonder Woman 1975 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 Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Incredible Hulk 1977 The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou ...more

The Best Live-Action Comic Book Shows of All Time

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Superman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Superman: The Animated Series 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Supergirl 1979 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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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Legends of Tomorrow 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. When Vandal Savage ...more

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
analise.dubner added Luke Cage Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Suhneekahh added Teen Titans 2002 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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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
DanielWilliams added Wolverine and the X-Men 2009 Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The ...more

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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
DanielWilliams added X-Men: Evolution 2000 X-Men: Evolution is a Canadian-American animated television series about the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. In this incarnation, many of the characters are teenagers rather than adults. The ...more

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
OCD Man added The Six Million Dollar Man 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more

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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Spectacular Spider-Man 2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In ...more

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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Super Friends 1973 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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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Bionic Woman 1976 The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Spider-Man 1967 Spider-Man was an American animated television series that aired from September 9, 1967, to June 14, 1970. It was the first animated adaptation of the Spider-Man comic book series, created by ...more

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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Powerpuff Girls 1998 The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Flash 1990 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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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Tick The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Greatest American Hero 1981 The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour ...more

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 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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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Heroes 2006 Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more

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Adventures of Superman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Adventures of Superman 1952 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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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Batman 2004 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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The New Batman/Superman Advent... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The New Batman/Superman Adventures 1997 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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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
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The Avengers: Earth's Mighties... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes 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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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Power Rangers 1993 Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children's television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Produced first by ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
The Tick 2001 The Tick is an American sitcom based on the character Tick from the comic book of the same name. It aired on Fox in late 2001 and was produced by Columbia TriStar Television. With a pilot airing ...more

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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Ultimate Spider-Man 2012 Ultimate Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics, including some elements of Marvel's Ultimate line of books. The series is ...more

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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Kim Possible 2002 Kim Possible is an American animated television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel. It centers on Kim Possible, a teenage crime fighter who has the task of ...more

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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008 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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Green Lantern: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2012 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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book & Superhero TV Shows Of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series, mainly set in New York City. It first aired on February 8, 2003 and ended on February 28, 2009. The series marked the ...more