ByKristy Anderson, writer at
Kristy Anderson

Over the years, there have been a wide range of animated series featuring popular superheroes. Nearly every child will have fond memories of watching their favorite hero's adventures. Here are some of the very best Superhero cartoons.

10. X-Men, 1992-1997

Any child of the 90s will remember X-Men's awesome intro. This series drew heavily on the X-Men comic books. Its adaptation of the comic's iconic Dark Phoenix Saga earned it praise from fans.

Many Countries re-aired the series in the early 2000s to cash in on the success of the first theatrical X-Men movie.

9. Batman: The Animated Series, 1992-1995

Drawing heavily from the two Tim Burton films, Batman: The Animated Series often places high on lists of the greatest cartoons of all time. Praised for its dark tone, the series is notable for introducing the character of Harley Quinn, and beginning the popular DC Animated Universe canon.

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm, a film based on the series, was released to theaters in 1993.

8. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, 2010-2013

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes drew most of it's material from the original comics, a popular decision by fans.

Three years on from the series cancellation, after which it was replaced by the more MCU inspired Avengers Assemble, campaigns to revive it are still going strong.

7. Justice League: Unlimited, 2004-2006

Justice League: Unlimited followed on directly from the previous DCAU series, simply titled Justice League. While the previous series focused mostly on the core League members, Unlimited was more open to the DC Universe as a whole, introducing a new hero in almost every episode of its first season.

This was the final series set in the DC Animated Universe.

6. Young Justice, 2010-2013

Young Justice followed the adventure of a team of young heroes, mostly the sidekicks of the core Justice League members. It was praised for its deep story lines.

Fans were devastated after the series was cancelled, but they have been given hope with recent talk of a possible Netflix revival.

5. Ultimate Spider-Man, 2012-Present

This series follows Spider-Man as he joins a team of fellow teen Superheroes, training under Nick Fury.

The series currently airs on Disney XD, with the most recent Season featuring the team taking on the Sinister Six, and a loose adaptation of the comics' Clone Saga.

4. Batman Beyond, 1999-2001

Batman Beyond acted as a far-future sequel to Batman: The Animated Series, featuring a now elderly Bruce Wayne passing the mantle of Batman to teenager Terry McGinnis.

The series spawned a spin off, The Zeta Project, and a direct-to-video movie, Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker, was released in 2000. Chronologically, Batman Beyond is the last series in the DC Animated Universe.

3. Teen Titans, 2003-2006

Teen Titans focused on a group of young superheroes, lead by Robin, living together and battling evil. It was praised for its great blend of action, humor, and occasional darker moments.

The series spawned one direct-to-video film, Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo, in 2006.

2. Freakazoid, 1995-1997

Freakazoid, created by master Director Steven Spielberg, was made as a parody of the usual Superhero cartoons.

While struggling in the ratings during its initial airing, the series has since become a cult classic.

1. Batman: The Brave And The Bold, 2008-2011

The premise of Batman: The Brave And The Bold was for Batman to team up with a different classic DC character every episode.

The series was praised for its comic book art style, and clever humor.

Which Superhero Cartoon is your favorite?


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