If you are a long-time superhero cartoons fan, then you probably are still obsessed with the cartoons of the ’90s. The reason is not hard to guess as those times witnessed some of the great cartoons to emerge. The Sunday mornings had animated block where all the superhero-related cartoons were broadcasted back to back.
When it was the ‘00s, some dedicated cartoon channels for kids had formed; where you could watch those superhero cartoons mostly every day. But that doesn’t mean cartoons of the new millennium are somewhat less. Actually, they were fantastic, and some had also managed to go beyond its old predecessor series.
1. Young Justice – One Of Top Superhero Cartoons
When this cartoon series was first announced, it was mistaken as a repackaged series of the “Teen Titans”. But as time passed the difference between the two cartoons were prominent. The series avoided episodic storytelling and built their own universe instead of focusing on any specific characters.
This show introduced various young heroes over the years; all of whom have battled to save the universe from multiple things. When the series end, fans united and campaigned to bring it back which resulted in a season three of the series in 2019.
2. Justice League Unlimited – DC Superheroes Together
After Hawkgirl’s people run an invasion during the “Justice League: Starcrossed” movie, all DCAU heroes united and decided to stay together. The main series would see a constant string of two mini-movies. The series focused on a variety of casts to present episodic storytelling. It ultimately led towards the major plot at the end of each season. “Unlimited” presented us with some cool stories like ‘Seven Soldiers’.
3. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – One Of The Popular Superhero Cartoons
This series is the purest version of Marvel Universe that we get as an animated form. The series maintained its true form and didn’t match up with its film versions of the featured characters and tapped into the classic comic versions.
It gave us a universe that is entirely different than what we know from the films. This diversity in the cartoon series allowed us to experience various mix-ups on the list. But sadly the series come to an end after airing only 52 episodes in 2012.
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ’03 – Ninja Brothers
It’s weird, but then when it aired during ’03, most people didn’t like, but it was presented in the most original form as the characters were portrayed in the comics. 4Kids did a phenomenal job to create the animated version almost true to its origin.
The cartoon series shows the growth of the ninja brothers from inexperienced teenagers fighting against the crime in New York to stopping alien invasions. It was one of the best superhero cartoons on television.
5. Spectacular Spider-Man – Marvel’s Most Loved Superhero
Greg Weisman works on the series before going with “Young Justice”. He and the whole creative team love this character a lot, and that can be seen in its every scene. In “Spectacular” Spider-Man was sent to high school where he not only had to fight supervillains but also had to deal with the complexity of high school hierarchies.
The series focused on to give character development to all the supporting cast and his villains along with Spidey himself. All the villains had their origin story before going full force with evil acts.
When it comes to superhero cartoons, these will always stay at the top till now.