Comic books are part of pop culture. They are a type of magazine that shows a serialized story in the form of a hand-drawn comic strip. Comic books became very popular in the 1940s because they were cheap, portable and good entertainment, especially for children. Comics often narrate stories of good triumphing over evil, and reflect the values of the time. Captain America, a famous comic book hero, was created to reflect the USA’s war effort during WWII. Marvel Comics are probably the most famous comic book franchise of all time.

What is the purpose of comic books?

The purpose of comic books is to tell a story while depicting how the story unfolds through imagery. Comics are usually made of 24 pages and are released in single issues about once or twice a month. Together the issues of comics typically tell an ongoing story that spans through several issues.

Are comic books better than movies?

Comic books are typically better than movies due to a variety of reasons that include cost and time, the personal vision of the author and artists, as well as their experimental and bold nature. Comics also deeply care about their viewers as well as create an engaging and active process.

Why do adults read comics?

Adults read comics because they are often fun to read and provide a nostalgic element. Comics also were initially created to be read by adult readers. Adults read comics because they often provoke deep thinking. Through the graphic nature of comics, they can also transcend language as well as cultural barriers.

Comic Books Guides
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Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
GUIDE
3D
Ant Man
Aquaman
778000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Aquaman
193.000
2016.00
778000
GUIDE
3D
Aquaman
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
GUIDE
3D
Baby Groot
Bane
113000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane
175.000
2012.00
113000
GUIDE
3D
Bane
6’2” | 1.88 m
Batman (1966)
Batman (Adam West)
188.000
1966.00
640000
GUIDE
3D
Batman (Adam West)
6’0” | 1.83 m
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman (Christian Bale)
183.000
2005.00
638000
GUIDE
3D
Batman (Christian Bale)
5’9” | 1.75 m
Batman (1989)
Batman (Michael Keaton)
175.000
1989.00
25000
GUIDE
3D
Batman (Michael Keaton)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)
Black Panther
183.000
1966.00
2300000
GUIDE
3D
Black Panther
5’5” | 1.64 m
Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)
Black Widow
164.000
1964.00
238000
GUIDE
3D
Black Widow
6’1” | 1.85 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Captain America
185.000
1941.00
422000
GUIDE
3D
Captain America
5’7” | 1.70 m
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)
Captain Marvel
170.000
1968.00
1900000
GUIDE
3D
Captain Marvel
5’7” | 1.70 m
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
170.000
1992.00
110000
GUIDE
3D
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
GUIDE
3D
Corvus Glaive
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
1.880
1991.00
385000
GUIDE
3D
Deadpool
5’9” | 1.75 m
Watchmen (2009)
Doctor Manhattan
175.000
2009.00
18000
GUIDE
3D
Doctor Manhattan
6’0" | 1.83 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Doctor Strange
183.000
1963.00
154000
GUIDE
3D
Doctor Strange
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
Drax
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
GUIDE
3D
Ebony Maw
Falcon
84000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Falcon
178.000
1969.00
84000
GUIDE
3D
Falcon
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
GUIDE
3D
Gamora
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
1.680
1987.00
1600
GUIDE
3D
Ghost
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
GUIDE
3D
Groot
5’6” | 1.68 m
Suicide Squad (2016)
Harley Quinn
168.000
2016.00
549000
GUIDE
3D
Harley Quinn
Hela
32000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964)
Hela
1.750
1964.00
32000
GUIDE
3D
Hela
5’11” | 1.80 m
Watchmen (2019)
Hooded Justice
180.000
2019.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
Hooded Justice
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
0.790
1973.00
90000
GUIDE
3D
Howard the Duck
Hulk
184000
8'2" | 2.5 m
Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)
Hulk
250.000
1962.00
184000
GUIDE
3D
Hulk
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
GUIDE
3D
Iron Man
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Dark Knight (2008)
Joker (Heath Ledger)
185.000
2008.00
37000
GUIDE
3D
Joker (Heath Ledger)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Batman (1989)
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
178.000
1989.00
51000
GUIDE
3D
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
5’8” | 1.73 m
Joker (2019)
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
173.000
2019.00
21000
GUIDE
3D
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
1.830
1973.00
44000
GUIDE
3D
Killmonger
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
GUIDE
3D
Korg
Loki
141000
6’2” | 1.88 m
Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Loki
188.000
1962.00
141000
GUIDE
3D
Loki
5’5” | 1.65 m
Watchmen (2019)
Looking Glass
165.000
2019.00
33000
GUIDE
3D
Looking Glass
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
GUIDE
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
GUIDE
3D
Nebula
6’2” | 1.88 m
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Nick Fury
188.000
1963.00
54000
GUIDE
3D
Nick Fury
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
Nite Owl
185.000
2009.00
9100
GUIDE
3D
Nite Owl
Odin
106000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Journey into Mystery #86 (November 1962)
Odin
1.730
1962.00
106000
GUIDE
3D
Odin
Okoye
25000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Okoye
1.700
1998.00
25000
GUIDE
3D
Okoye
6’2” | 1.88 m
Watchmen (2009)
Ozymandias
188.000
2009.00
122000
GUIDE
3D
Ozymandias
5'7" | 1.70 m
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)
Peggy Carter
170.000
1966.00
49000
GUIDE
3D
Peggy Carter
5’9” | 1.75 m
Tales of Suspense #45 (September 1963)
Pepper Potts | Rescue
1.750
1963.00
41000
GUIDE
3D
Pepper Potts | Rescue
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
1.640
2013.00
25000
GUIDE
3D
Proxima Midnight
5’11” | 1.80 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Quicksilver
1.800
1964.00
89000
GUIDE
3D
Quicksilver
6’2” | 1.88 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Red Skull
1.880
1941.00
43000
GUIDE
3D
Red Skull
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
GUIDE
3D
Rocket Raccoon
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
1.960
1967.00
22000
GUIDE
3D
Ronan the Accuser
Rorschach
104000
5’5” | 1.65 m
Watchmen (2009)
Rorschach
165.000
2009.00
104000
GUIDE
3D
Rorschach
5’6” | 1.68 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Scarlet Witch
168.000
1964.00
146000
GUIDE
3D
Scarlet Witch
Shazam
21500
6’4” | 1.93 m
Shazam! (2019)
Shazam
193.000
2019.00
21500
GUIDE
3D
Shazam
Shuri
29000
5’5” | 1.64 m
Black Panther #2 (May 2005)
Shuri
1.640
2005.00
29000
GUIDE
3D
Shuri
5’8” | 1.73 m
Watchmen (2009)
Silk Spectre
173.000
2009.00
21000
GUIDE
3D
Silk Spectre
5’3” | 1.60 m
Watchmen (2019)
Sister Night
160.000
2019.00
3600
GUIDE
3D
Sister Night
5'7" | 1.70 m
Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)
Spider-Man
170.000
1962.00
147000
GUIDE
3D
Spider-Man
Stan Lee
271000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1922 (Birthday)
Stan Lee
180.000
1922.00
271000
GUIDE
3D
Stan Lee
6’2” | 1.88 m
Marvel Preview #4 (January, 1976)
Star-Lord
188.000
1976.00
80000
GUIDE
3D
Star-Lord
6’4” | 1.93 m
Superman (1978)
Superman (Christopher Reeve)
193.000
1978.00
338600
GUIDE
3D
Superman (Christopher Reeve)
6’1" | 1.85 m
Man of Steel (2013)
Superman (Henry Cavill)
185.000
2013.00
357000
GUIDE
3D
Superman (Henry Cavill)
5’4” | 1.63 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Teenage Groot
163.000
2017.00
2300
GUIDE
3D
Teenage Groot
Thanos
1100000
8’3” | 2.52 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Thanos
252.000
1973.00
1100000
GUIDE
3D
Thanos
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
The Comedian
185.000
2009.00
11000
GUIDE
3D
The Comedian
4’10” | 1.47 m
Batman Returns (1992)
The Penguin
147.000
1992.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
The Penguin
Thor
518000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
191.000
1962.00
518000
GUIDE
3D
Thor
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
GUIDE
3D
Ultron
Valkyrie
153000
5’4” | 1.63 m
The Avengers #83 (December 1970)
Valkyrie
163.000
1970.00
153000
GUIDE
3D
Valkyrie
Venom
389000
5’9” | 1.75 m (Variable)
The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984)
Venom
1.750
1984.00
389000
GUIDE
3D
Venom
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
GUIDE
3D
Vision
Vulture
117000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963)
Vulture
1.750
1963.00
117000
GUIDE
3D
Vulture
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)
War Machine
185.000
1979.00
65000
GUIDE
3D
War Machine
Wasp
121000
5’6” | 1.68 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
Wasp
168.000
1963.00
121000
GUIDE
3D
Wasp
6’0" | 1.83 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Winter Soldier
183.000
1941.00
117000
GUIDE
3D
Winter Soldier
Wolverine
253000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Wolverine
1.910
1974.00
253000
GUIDE
3D
Wolverine
5’10" | 1.78 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
178.000
2016.00
531000
GUIDE
3D
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
5’11” | 1.80 m
Wonder Woman (1975)
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
180.000
1975.00
530000
GUIDE
3D
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
Wong
6400
5’10” | 1.78 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Wong
1.780
1963.00
6400
GUIDE
3D
Wong
Falcon | Sam Wilson
Set of drawings comparing the height of Falcon to other MCU characters

Falcon also known as Sam Wilson is a fictional Avenger, Air Force Veteran, and superhero in Captain America: The Winter Solider, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the extended Marvel franchise. After Steve Rogers asked him for help, he stole his old flying suit from the Air Force base and became a part of the Avengers team. He is physically human, but uses his Falcon suit to fly and uses its attached drone for surveillance. Thanks to his Air Force training, he’s also skilled in hand-to-hand combat. He is one of those disintegrated in Thanos’s snap, and brought back five years later. After Steve's retiring from duty, Sam Wilson eventually takes over the mantle of Captain America.

Falcon is portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the MCU with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m). The comic book height of Falcon is 6’2” (1.88 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Falcon in assorted poses
Falcon also known as Sam Wilson is a fictional Avenger, Air Force Veteran, and superhero in Captain America: The Winter Solider, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the extended Marvel franchise. He is physically human, but uses his Falcon suit to fly and uses its attached drone for surveillance.

Falcon is portrayed by Anthony Mackie in the MCU with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m). The comic book height of Falcon is 6’2” (1.88 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Falcon in assorted poses
Falcon | Sam Wilson
Height:
5’10” | 1.78 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’2” | 1.88 m
Weight:
Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Anthony Mackie

Powers
Flight via wing armor; combat hand-to-hand skills; telepathic link with birds (comics)
Real Name
Samuel Wilson
First Appearance
Captain America #117 (September 1969)

Drawings include:
Falcon front elevation (assorted), flying (assorted)

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Doctor Strange
Collection of scaled height drawings of Doctor Strange and other MCU characters

Doctor Stephen Strange is a fictional surgeon-turned-superhero and the Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most notably the movie Doctor Strange, and Marvel Comics. After a car accident injured his hands and ended his career as a surgeon, he drained his fortune trying to cure his hands. Increasingly desperate, he eventually ended up in Nepal, where he learned sorcery. His powers include casting spells to create shields and disable his enemies, and astral projection. With the Time Stone, he can also alter time. The original comics were known for their uniquely surrealist art, sometimes compared to psychedelic hallucinations.

Doctor Strange is portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the MCU with a height of 6’0" (1.83 m). The comic book height of Doctor Strange is 6’2.5” (1.89 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Doctor Strange in various postures
Doctor Stephen Strange is a fictional surgeon-turned-superhero and the Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most notably the movie Doctor Strange, and Marvel Comics. His powers include casting spells to create shields and disable his enemies, and astral projection.

Doctor Strange is portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the MCU with a height of 6’0" (1.83 m). The comic book height of Doctor Strange is 6’2.5” (1.89 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Doctor Strange in various postures
Doctor Strange
Height:
6’0" | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’2.5” | 1.89 m
Weight:
Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Benedict Cumberbatch

Powers
Magic mastery; genius intellect; gifted surgeon; magical artifacts
Real Name
Stephen Strange
First Appearance
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)

Drawings include:
Doctor Strange front elevation (assorted), fighting, flying, meditating

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Wasp | Hope Pym
Set of drawings comparing the height of Wasp to other MCU characters

Wasp, also known as Hope Pym, is a fictional superhero in Ant-Man and the Wasp and the extended Marvel franchise. The daughter of the original creator of the Ant-Man suit, Hope’s mother was the original Wasp but was lost in the quantum realm after shrinking too small when she was a child. After Scott Lang realizes she might be alive, Hope dons the Wasp suit in order to save her mother, Janet van Dyne, from the quantum realm. Similar to Ant-Man, the Wasp suit gives Hope the ability to shrink herself and other objects, with the added ability of being able to fly.

Wasp is portrayed by Evangeline Lilly in the MCU with a human height of 5’6” (1.68 m). The comic book height of Wasp is 5’4” (1.63 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Wasp in assorted poses
Wasp, also known as Hope Pym, is a fictional superhero in Ant-Man and the Wasp and the extended Marvel franchise. The daughter of the original creator of the Ant-Man suit, the Wasp suit gives Hope the ability to shrink herself and other objects, with the added ability of being able to fly.

Wasp is portrayed by Evangeline Lilly in the MCU with a human height of 5’6” (1.68 m). The comic book height of Wasp is 5’4” (1.63 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Wasp in assorted poses
Wasp | Hope Pym
Height:
5’6” | 1.68 m (Variable)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
5’4” | 1.63 m (Variable)
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Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Evangeline Lilly

Powers
Size-shifting (giant to microscopic); energy blasts; insect control; flight
Real Name
Hope van Dyne
First Appearance
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)

Drawings include:
Wasp front elevation (assorted), side, fighting, flying

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Batman (Christian Bale)
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Batman (Christian Bale) with other related DC Comics characters

Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional brooding vigilante in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Christian Bale in the 2008 The Dark Knight trilogy. Darker than any of its preceding adaptations, Christian Bale’s Batman is widely regarded as one of the best portrayals of the character in film.

As with its predecessors, billionaire Bruce Wayne uses technology such as the Batsuit to fight crime. In this version, however, Bruce Wayne has spent much of his life traveling the world to learn to fight crime, so he can prevent others from suffering the loss he has suffered.

Batman, portrayed by Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005), has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings of Batman (Christian Bale) measured with overall height
Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional brooding vigilante in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Christian Bale in the 2008 The Dark Knight trilogy. Darker than any of its preceding adaptations, Christian Bale’s Batman is widely regarded as one of the best portrayals of the character.

Batman, portrayed by Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005), has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of drawings of Batman (Christian Bale) measured with overall height
Batman (Christian Bale)
Height:
6’0” | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Christian Bale
First Appearance
Batman Begins (2005)

Drawings include:
Batman (Christian Bale) front, side, fighting (side), fighting (front), flying (front), crouching

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Black Panther
Multiple illustrations of Black Panther standing casually with height measurements

Black Panther, real name T’Challa, is the superhero king of the African nation of Wakanda that appears in Marvel Comics. Through the usage of ancient Wakandan rituals and usage of a heart-shaped herb, Black Panther shares in the wisdom and experiences of past Black Panthers and possesses enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, durability, agility, and stamina. Additionally, T’Challa is a genius inventor and tactician that utilizes a custom vibranium suit for durability in battle. Black Panther was introduced by Marvel in Fantastic Four #52 in July, 1966.

Black Panther has a height of 6’ (1.83 m) in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics.

Pair of drawings of Black Panther in battle postures of standing and jumping
Black Panther, real name T’Challa, is the superhero king of the African nation of Wakanda that appears in Marvel Comics possessing enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and stamina. Additionally, T’Challa is a genius inventor and tactician that utilizes a vibranium suit for battle durability.

Black Panther has a height of 6’ (1.83 m) in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics.

Pair of drawings of Black Panther in battle postures of standing and jumping
Black Panther
Height:
6’0" | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Weight:
Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Chadwick Boseman

Powers
Connection to the collective knowledge and experience of every previous Black Panther; enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, durability; Vibranium suit; genius inventor and strategist
Real Name
T’Challa
First Appearance
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)

Drawings include:
Black Panther standing (front), standing (side), standing (fighting), jumping (kick)

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