The best 2000s/2010s superhero TV show or movie openings

Finally hitting the 21st century, here’s my favorite superhero TV show/movie openings for the 2000s and 2010s. I’m combining the two given there’s fewer choices for both decades, plus the 2010s aren’t done yet.

My favorite opening is “Teen Titans,” but here’s some others:

Static Shock

I’ve written about Static previously. Virgil’s show ran on Kids’ WB from 2000 to 2004.

Unlike other DC animated series, this show’s yet to see a full-fledged DVD release, which is highly disappointing. Even “The Zeta Project” had a full season DVD release! Never mind that “Static Shock” ran for years after its cancellation on cable (particularly Disney XD). If it’s any consolation (which it’s not), the series’ first season is available on iTunes and Amazon’s digital video service.

Anyway, here’s all of the series’ various openings.

Teamo Supremo

I’ve written about Teamo Supremo previously. While the show had flaws, the theme song was pretty catchy, even if Teamo’s individual battle cries sound bizarre.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

I enjoyed this take on Batman, which ran from 2008 to 2011. A lighter take on Batman, emphasizing his Silver Age/Bronze Age elements, this was a fun show. It also gave us adaptations of some of my favorite Batman stories, particularly the late 40s story where he finally catches the guy who killed his parents, Joe Chill. (The episode also incorporates the classic 50s story “The First Batman.”)

The series has been released to DVD.

WordGirl

I’ve written a standalone post about the PBS series “WordGirl,” about a superhero with a large vocabulary.

Some episodes are available on DVD, as well as PBS’ website/Netflix.

The Super Hero Squad Show

Airing from 2009 to 2011, the series took a light-hearted take on the Marvel Universe, with the “Squad” consisting of a quasi-Avengers team of Marvel’s biggest heroes (save Spider-Man, who never appeared in this series). The theme song was quite catchy.

The series has been released to DVD.

Steven Universe

I’ve written a separate post about the popular Cartoon Network series “Steven Universe.”

The theme song’s short (like most modern Cartoon Network themes, unfortunately), but catchy.

(Updated 11/27/16)

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