Over the years many superheroes have captured our attention to entertain and amuse through many forms of media, from their original comic books to the big budget film adaptations.
The Superman character first made an appearance in Action Comics in 1938, he was born on the planet Krypton, was sent to Earth on a rocket by his father, who was a scientist, moments before the planet of Krypton was destroyed. Arriving on Earth, Superman was found, and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife and was raised as Clark Kent. From a very early age he developed super human abilities and as he grew up he used his powers to the benefit of others on Earth. Clark Kent assumed Superman's secret identity and worked for the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet as a reporter where he worked closely with Lois Lane his co-worker with whom he becomes romantically attached.
Batman first appeared in Detective Comics in 1939. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne who after the murder of his parents, sets himself on a mission to fight crime in Gotham City with Robin. Batman is involved in a continual fight against the Joker and other villains.
Spider-man originated in 1962 and is one of the most popular superheroes. After a bite from a spider exposed to radiation, Peter Parker gains super powers enabling him to become superhuman with the ability to cling to walls. He becomes extremely intellectually advanced with superhuman powers to fight evil.
The Hulk first appeared in 1962 and is one of Marvel Comics most famous characters. The Hulk was born after Dr Bruce Banner the physicist was inadvertently exposed to the radiation from the blast of a gamma bomb. When converted to the Hulk, Banner gains immense strength and his strength increases as his anger increases. The Hulk is often pursued by the armed forces and the police.
Iron man first appeared in 1963 and originated from Marvel Comics. Iron man was Anthony (Tony) Edward Stark who created for himself a suit of power armor which was laden with sophisticated technological devices to make him so powerful. He was involved in the fight against communism, terrorism and corporate crime.
Without these superheroes many would agree the World would not be the place it is today.
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