Superheroes are fictional characters often created for comics or television where they usually fight crime or save the planet by using their specific super-human abilities.
Each superhero can usually be distinguished from one another by a suitably descriptive name, their costume, and super-human powers.
Often each super hero has a background story involving a secret identity which is usually the real name of the person in the costume and the superhero personality is their alter-ego.
The following table lists a number of famous superheroes along with their secret identity or real name and also a brief description of the super power associated with them.
|Superhero||Real Name /
|Bananaman||Eric Twinge||banana eating turns school boy into superhero|
|Batman||Bruce Wayne||martial arts, gadgets|
|Captain America||Steve Rogers||strength - super soldier serum|
|The Comet||John Dickering||jumping, eye beams|
|Dan Dare||Colonel Daniel|
|Daredevil||Matt Murdock||martial arts, sonar|
|The Flash||Jay Garrick, or|
Barry Allen, or
|Green Arrow||Oliver Queen||archery|
|The Green Hornet||Britt Reid||crime fighting|
|Green Lantern||Alan Scott,|
or Hal Jordan, or
|power ring, force field|
|He-man||Prince Adam||strength, he-man has a pet cat named cringer who becomes battlecat|
|The Hulk||Robert Bruce Banner||Strength, aggression|
|Judge Dredd||Joe Dredd||combat skills, gadgets|
|The Phantom||Kit Walker, or|
Sir Christopher Standish
|no supernatural powers|
|Plasticman||Ed O'Brian||stretch shape|
|Radioactive Man||Claude Kane III||superman-esque|
|The Shadow||Lamont Cranston, or|
|master of disguise, shooting ability|
|Spawn||Al Simmons||armour, teleportation, project bolts of green hellfire|
|Spiderman||Peter Parker||web making, enhanced senses|
|Super Girl||Linda Lee Danvers||strength, flight|
|Superman||Clark Kent||Strength, laser eyes, enhanced senses|
|Thermoman||George Sunday||strength, flight|
|Wonder Woman||Diana Prince||bullet-proof bracelets, magic lasso|
Some superheroes worked in groups, the following lists characters from a couple of famous comic book super groups.
|Superhero||Real Name /
|The Human Torch||Johnny Storm||Controls fire|
|Invisible Girl / Woman||Susan Storm||Invisibility, force fields|
|Mister Fantastic||Reed Richards||Plasticity|
|The Thing||Ben Grimm||Strength|
|Colossus||Piotr Rasputin||body of steel|
|Cyclops||Scott Summers||Laser eyes|
|Iceman||Bobby Drake||Freezing water|
|Marvel Girl||Jean Grey||telekinesis|
|Storm||Ororo Munroe||control weather|
|Wolverine||James Howlett||adamantium claws|
For far more extensive information about each super hero listed above and many more too numerous to mention visit internationalhero.co.uk - A great database of superhero facts.