A superhero is a type of fictional stock character possessing extraordinary or superhuman powers. Superheroes most often appear in comic books and superhero stories are the dominant form of American comic books. After success in the print community, superheroes have also been featured in radio serials, novels, TV series, movies and other media. Over the years, superheroes have dazzled, enthralled and entertained children across the globe. They have always been an important part of the kids’ world. The list of DC superheroes contains the most popular superheroes. Some of them featured in comics, movies and cartoons. Have a look at the information about these characters one by one.
Originally born as Arthur Curry to an American human lighthouse keeper of Amnesty Bay and an Atlanta mother of the Royal family, Aquarian became the king of the Seven Seas and ruler of Atlantis. He is one of the founding members of the Justice League and is among DC comics most recognized superheroes. The character of Aquarian was created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris in November, 1941. The superhero first appeared in More Fun Comics published by DC comics.
The superhero character, Flash, which first appeared in Flash Comics of DC Comics, is an identity shared by a series of characters. This character possesses the power to move swiftly. The name Flash has been shared by the following superhero characters: Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen. All the incarnations of the flash can move, think and react at light speeds as well as having superhuman endurance that allows them to run incredible distances. Some notable later versions can vibrate so fast that they can pass through walls in a process called quantum tunneling, travel through time and can also lend and borrow speed. Furthermore, all members have an invisible aura and around their bodies that prevent themselves and their clothes from being affected by air friction as they move at high-speed. Speedsters can heal more rapidly than the average human. On several occasions, the Flash has raced against Superman, either to determine who is faster or part of a mutual effort to thwart some type of threat. However, often resulted in ties because of outside circumstances.
3. Silver Surfer:
The Silver Surfer is a superhero character created by Jack Kirby which appears in Marvel comics. Silver Surfer is one of the Fantastic Four characters which made its first appearance in March, 1966. Originally an astronomer (Norrin Radd) by profession, Silver Surfer acquires great powers in a bargain made with Galactus, a cosmic entity. NorrinRAdd Serves as a herald for Galactus and saves the destruction of his home world. In return he gets a part of the Power Cosmic from Galactus. The surfboard on which Silver Surfer travels at a speed greater than light is one of his important tools.
4. Captain Marvel:
This superhero character was created by artists Gene Colan and writer Stan Lee. Captain Marvel first appeared in the Marvel Superhero issue named The Coming of Captain Marvel. He is also known as the Protector of the Universe. Captain Marvel started off by defending the Earth against a tyrannical empire. Captain Marvel first came to television in 1974. Film produced Shazam. A live action television show which ran from 1974 t1977 on CBS. Captain Marvel made his first official video game appearance as a playable character in Mortal Kombatvs DC Universe played by Stephan Scalabrino.
Created by Rob Kane, Batman was born in 1939. For the first time the concept of superhero with slightly darker undertones was introduced. Batman is actually the secret identity of a millionaire playboy named Bruce Wayne. Bruce endured an emotional setback during his childhood as his parents were murdered right before his eyes. This gave young Bruce Wayne an objective in life i.e. to fight crime in his hometown, Gotham City. Scarred in his youth, Batman is very severe on the perpetrators of crime and deal with them in the most brutal way. Unlike other superheroes, Batman had no super powers. He is just a normal human being, but with a mass of wealth that funded his hi-tech equipment. He was also well trained in martial arts and physically quite strong. Batman was recently portrayed by Christian Bale in the movie Dark Knight.
6. Super Boy:
This character first appeared in the Adventures of Superman. Superboy is a genetic clone of a Superman created after latter’s death. Superboy is created in a DNA project named Project Cadmus and is artificially aged as a teenager. His first encounter as a superhero is with Sidearm. Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel created this character and it first appeared in the June, 93 issue named Adventures of Superman.
The Lobo character was first appeared in Omega Men. Lobo is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC comics. Lobo is an alien and works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. In 2002, Scott Leberecht directed a film adaptation of The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special as part of the American Film Institute’s director’s studies program. Andrew Bryniarski stars as Lobo, with Tom Gibis as the Easter Bunny and Michael V. Allen as Santa Clause. The film was made with a budget of $2,400, although many professionals donated time and effort. It premiered at the AFI in May 2002.
The first comic book superhero, Superman was released in 1938. Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster were the creators of the superman. Superman was born on Krypton as Kal-El, but was ejected off the planet by his father, moments before it was destroyed. The baby Kal-El was then found on Earth and raised as Clark Kent. Superman owing to its immense popularity became an American cultural icon. The ability to fly and immense physical powers are the strengths of Superman.
9. Green Lantern:
It is the name of a series of superhero characters which appeared in DC Comics. The first superhero character named Alan Scott was the creation of artist Martin Nodell and writer Bill Finger. It featured in the All-American Comics Series of June 1940. Although the Green Lantern is considered a mainstay in the DC Comics stable, the series has been canceled and rebooted several times. DC Comics launched Green Lantern with a new issue in September 2011. Simon Baz, an Arab-Muslim becomes the newest Green Lantern. Reasonable
10. Martian Manhunter:
Martian is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by DC comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certa, the character first appeared in Batman The Manhunter From Mars. The character is known for being one of the core members of the Justice League of America. John Johnzz has featured in other DC comics endorsed products such as video games, television series, animated films or merchandise like action figures and trading cards.
11. Green Arrow:
Green Arrow was created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp and made his first appearance in More Fun Comics issue in 73 in 1941. Oliver Queen was a spoiled, thrill-seeking playboy, until he was left stranded on a deserted island for three years. There, he trained to become a master archer in order to survive. Returning home to Seattle, he used his skills to become the costumed vigilante called Green Arrow to dispense justice. He is also known for his left-leaning political views.
Genius physicist and one of the world’s top scientist minds, the Atoms is another superhero who can shrink to extraordinary sizes. One of his most significant inventions is the device which allows him to shrink.