Birds of Prey (2002)
This little seen and short lived pre-CW live action TV show is an embarrassment of riches! Sort of pinning off from the events of
Super Friends (1973)
One of the original depictions of a superhero shared universe in TV and film, this wacky and wild animated show was a huge hit when it premiered in 1973, but has become comic fan folklore as it’s rarely been widely available since the ’80s. Luckily, all nine seasons will be on DC Universe, and it’s a weird and wonderful experience. Focusing on Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and other DC heroes, these strange stories are definitely worth a watch.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993)
For many of us, this fantastic sitcom spin on the legend of Clark Kent is memorable as our first interaction with an on-screen Superman and, of course, Lois Lane. A romantic comedy reimagining of the Man of Steel and his long-term love, the core of this hilarious serial is Teri Hatcher’s brilliant take on Lois. It ran for four years, charming the (red) pants off everyone who watched it, and we’re soooo happy that a whole new generation will get to see this cute classic.
Wonder Woman (2009)
Shockingly, this is the only animated solo Wonder Woman movie and it’s pretty great. Based loosely on George Perez’s iconic reboot run on the book, this is another fantastic version of Diana’s origin and is full of badass Amazons and incredible animation, and it was even directed by a woman: WB Animation’s Lauren Montgomery! This one is not to be missed for fans of Diana Prince.
The Flash (1990)
This musclebound marvel is another fantastic throwback to before superhero shows were on our screen almost every single night. Though we all know Grant Gustin’s version of the fastest man on Earth, John Wesley Shipp brought him to televisual life over two decades earlier. Not only is this superhero procedural a great cheesy watch for a cold winter’s eve, but the theme song is composed by none other than Danny Elfman, and Mark Hamill takes on his first DC villain role as The Trickster!
Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
Mike Mignola, Brian Augustyn, Craig P. Russell, and David Hornung’s cult
The Adventures of Superboy (1988)
Another lesser seen live action offering is this hilarious series focused on the young years of Krypton’s last son, Superman. The show launched shortly after DC actually erased Superboy from their comics canon, yet it still managed to run for three years! The show was essentially Superman: The College Years, where Clark worked on the college paper and lived in the city of Siegelville, nicely named after Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.
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