10 Most Famous Comic Book Superheroes Erkan May 15, 2012 Uncategorized 16 Comments Comic books aren’t as popular as they used to be nowadays but superhero creator companies can still use their fame and keep them alive. Although these comic book characters even doesn’t exist in real life, their fame is enough real to make real big money in various industries. You can easily see a superhero anywhere. In movie theaters, toy shops, clothing stores, home textile shops, gift shops,fast food restaurants and list continues. I’m not a fan of any superhero myself but i would love to be creator of one to make big bucks. Check out 10 Most Famous Comic Book Superheroes below. Feel free to comment and share your favourite superhero with us. 10 – Spawn Spawn Created by Todd McFarlane , Spawn is one of the longest-running and most-respected independent comic book character of all time. Al Simmons, once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men. But he made a deal with a demon to return to Earth, reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell. A Hellspawn. 09 – Captain America Captain America In World War II, patriotic solider Steve Rogers volunteered as a test subject for the “Super Soldier Serum” and became a living symbol of freedom. Timely Comics’ most popular character during the war, he was often depicted fighting the Axis powers. After the war ended, however, Captain America’s popularity waned. He was reintroduced during the Silver Age of comics, revived from suspended animation by the superhero team the Avengers. Captain America is also known for his shield, which is made of an indestructible vibranium/admantium alloy. 08 – Thor Thor The Norse god of thunder first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962) in a story scripted by Larry Lieber and written by Jack Kirby. One of several powerful ancient beings who dwell in a magical realm called Asgard, Thor boasts a relatively cool costume and a magic special hammer.A perennial member of the Avengers, Thor can summon the elements of the storm (lightning; rain; wind; snow), and after Odin’s death, he inherited his father’s awesome power, the Odinforce. 07 – Iron Man Iron Man A wealthy industrialist, Tony Stark suffered a severe heart injury when he was kidnapped by terrorists who tried to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction. Instead, he created a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Tony would later use the suit to protect the world as the invincible Iron Man, a modern day knight in high-tech armor. Also he got really succesful in Hollywood with 2 movies. 06 – Hulk Hulk Supervising the trial of an experimental gamma bomb he had designed for the U.S. Defense Department at a nuclear research facility in New Mexico, Bruce Banner selflessly rushed onto the testing field when he noticed a teenager who had wandered into the blast zone. After shoving young Rick Jones to safety in a nearby ditch, Bruce was irradiated by the deadly gamma energy which transformed him into the living engine of destruction known as the incredible Hulk. The Hulk has been a large part of Marvel’s rise to stardom and fans all over have enjoyed the intense action and emotion that The Hulk exudes. 05 – Wonder Woman Wonder Woman Wonder Woman is the World’s most well-known female superhero. She is based on the Amazons of Greek mythology, Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston as a “distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and s*xual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men.” She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941). Wonder Woman is an inspiration to young girls everywhere (she can slug it out with any super villain), and Lynda Carter’s portrayal in the 1970s TV show inspired the imaginations of young boys everywhere as well! 04 – Superman Superman Without Superman, the first big comic book superhero, we might not have had Spider-Man, Batman, and the others. Created by Jerry Siegel (writer) and Joe Shuster (artist), Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938). He subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre. If he had a cooler costume, he might be #1 on this list. Still, it’s hard to argue with super strength, super speed, heat vision, x-vision, ice breath, the power of flight. He’s like every other superhero rolled into one. 03 – Wolverine Wolverine Next to Spider-Man, Wolverine is certainly one of Marvel comic’s most popular superheroes. Everybody’s favorite mutant, Wolverine has three retractable claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound given sufficient time. An antihero that sometimes resorts to the use of deadly force, Wolverine brings out the rebel in all of us. He first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #180 (November 1974) and later gained popularity as a member of the X-Men. He finally earned his own solo comic book in 1988 and has been portrayed by Hugh Jackman in the popular X-Men films. 02 – Spider man Spiderman Spider-Man is Marvel comic’s number one superhero, with legions of fans, blockbuster films, and many hot comics to read. He is created by Stan Lee (writer) and Steve Ditko (artist). Spiderman first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962). The bite of an irradiated spider granted high school student Peter Parker incredible powers. Like many heroes, Spider’s origin is steeped in tragedy (the death of Uncle Ben), but rather than brooding over his loss, Peter evolved into a trickster hero who often wears his foes down with corny jokes and one-liners. Spider-Man has spider like abilities including superhuman strength and the ability to cling to most surfaces. He is also extremely agile and has amazing reflexes. 01 – Batman Batman Batman is created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. He first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). After witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, young Bruce dedicates his life to protecting the citizens of Gotham City from criminals. Do you know why Batman is number one? The answer is simple. Unlike most heroes, he has no special powers and he still can beat anyone( Also Joker). He’s just a normal guy , like you and me, With his mind, and supercomputer in the Batcave, he has been able to solve many problems, from seemingly random attacks by the Joker to the toughest riddles of The Riddler. Batman character is a Money making machine. Just check out The Dark Knight’s success in box Office (Gross: $1,001,921,825 (worldwide) (1 December 2010) ). SmrtrNU Batman as #1…would not have guessed that. Sylvain Pitre Labrèche Yeah but i didnt know that Wonder Woman was more popular than the Hulk o_O francisco cabral This is stupid.. Superman is clearly the most famous superhero.. he is known in countries where people don’t even know or care about comic book heroes, you will probably find a t-shirt with a superman shield on it in any part of the world. I would accept Batman at #1 if this were a list of who’s the most popular today, and box office numbers don’t mean batman is more famous, by that logic the characters from Avatar are more known than him. those movies made money because they were good, do you really think the dark knight would have that much if it were like Batman and Robin..? and today Iron man and Hulk are more famous than Wonder woman. eva Yes when ppl think of superheros the first image that pops is Superman, with that being said Batman has always being the most profitable, Every medium batman generates money for DC. Batman beats superman in comics sales, Batman beats superman in Video games sale (NES games, Batman vengeance, Lego Batman, Arkham series), Batman beats superman in TV shows (From Adam west series to Animated series, Batman Beyond), Batman beats superman in Movie department (Even his animated movies make profit and the crappy Batman & Robin made twice its budget). Batman franchise has always being the more bankable than superman franchise. Mr Anonymous Superman has always been more FAMOUS than Batman. bitlas if you live in africa then maybe. i would NEVER think of superman if someone ask me to think of any superhero… if you believe that batman is lower than superman in ranking you’re clearly know nothing… Sebastian Campion This list is the best one I have seen in my whole entire life so what if superman was the oldest character you have to think about who would win a fight. (batman of course). Reality This is a stupid list. Superman is #1 for a long list of reasons. And Wonder Woman?? There are several characters more popular than her. You just wanted to include a female superhero on your list. I’m just going to make my own since this list isn’t supported by any facts and is full of politics and personal taste. Here are the 20 most popular characters (excluding teams) based on popularity, fan following, history, brand reach, and total revenue they have created from comic books, movies, TV shows, toys, etc. 1. Superman 2. Spider-Man 3. Batman 4. Wolverine 5. The Hulk 6. Iron Man 7. Captain America 8. Thor 9. Daredevil 10. Green Lantern 11. Ghost Rider 12. Punisher 13. Spawn 14. Deadpool 15. Hellboy 16. Wonder Woman 17. The Flash 18. Robin (Dick Grayson) 19. Elektra 20. Blade Sarah McWilliams Good list, I couldn’t agree more with your top 20! 유 Comic Book Guy 유 Deadpool should be ranked higher though…first appeared in New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991) worth: 1991 = $1 2014 = $475 Deadpool!!!! Ron Hancock And were did you get your list? Dc vs Marvel 10.Wonder woman 9.Hulk 8.Spiderman 7.Deadpool 6.Aquaman 5.Nightwing 4.Superman 3.Flash 2.Batman 1.Green lantern Ben McKennon No green lantern is not number 1 Brandon Roberts ok superman way better than batman tg360 So… Why exactly is Superman not number 1? I mean, he’s Superman. LegendOfJustin Because Superman is the worlds worst superhero. Too many powers and his one weakness is lame.