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

Silk Spectre, also known as Laurie Juspeczyk, is a fictional vigilante in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. Technically Silk Spectre the second, Laurie took up the mantel at the insistence of her mother: Sally Jupiter and the original Silk Spectre. She was raised on a strict training regimen to prepare her for a life of fighting.

Like her mother, she is an expert gymnast and skilled at hand-to-hand combat, both of which are critical in their crimefighting. Like her mother before her, she dressed in mostly lingerie for crime fighting, using it to distract her mostly male targets.

Silk Spectre, portrayed by Malin Åkerman in Watchmen (2009), has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of illustrations of Silk Spectre in various poses measured with overall height
Silk Spectre, also known as Laurie Juspeczyk, is a fictional vigilante in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. Technically Silk Spectre the second, Laurie took up the mantel at the insistence of her mother: Sally Jupiter and the original Silk Spectre. She was raised on strict training.

Silk Spectre, portrayed by Malin Åkerman in Watchmen (2009), has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of illustrations of Silk Spectre in various poses measured with overall height
Silk Spectre
Height:
5’8” | 1.73 m
Width:
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Actor
Malin Åkerman
First Appearance
Watchmen (2009)

Drawings include:
Silk Spectre front, side, fighting

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Bane (Tom Hardy)
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Bane (Tom Hardy) with other related DC Comics characters

Bane is a fictional villain in The Dark Night Rises and the extended DC Comics universe. Born in prison, Bane trained from infancy to become strong enough to escape the darkness once and for all. Raised without kindness, he shows no mercy to his enemies or his victims.

He has borderline superhuman strength, a brutal nature, and is skilled in a variety of fighting styles, though he can generally rely only on his strength to win a fight. He is best identified by the claw-like mask he wears over his nose and mouth, soothing the pain from his injuries and obscuring his voice.

Bane, portrayed by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Bane (Tom Hardy) measured with overall height
Bane is a fictional villain in The Dark Night Rises and the extended DC Comics universe. Born in prison, Bane trained from infancy to become strong enough to escape the darkness once and for all. Raised without kindness, he shows no mercy to his enemies or his victims.

Bane, portrayed by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Bane (Tom Hardy) measured with overall height
Bane (Tom Hardy)
Height:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Width:
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Actor
Tom Hardy
First Appearance
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Drawings include:
Bane (Tom Hardy) front, side, fighting (front), fighting (side)

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Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
Height comparison diagram of Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) compared to related DC Comics characters

Catwoman, also known as Selina Kyle, is a fictional cat-burglar, antihero, and Batman’s love interest in The Dark Night Rises and the extended DC Comics universe. After a rough childhood, Selina was forced to learn a variety of skills to survive and aid her criminal endeavors.

Lacking any supernatural powers, she makes do with her talents as a gymnast, acrobat, and combatant. Her weapons of choice include the deadly bullwhip she keeps wrapped around her waist, and the claws in her suit, which are sharp enough to cut through glass.

Catwoman, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Catwoman, also known as Selina Kyle, is a fictional cat-burglar, antihero, and Batman’s love interest in The Dark Night Rises and the extended DC Comics universe. After a rough childhood, Selina was forced to learn a variety of skills to survive and aid her criminal endeavors.

Catwoman, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
Height:
5’7” | 1.70 m
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Actor
Michelle Pfeiffer
First Appearance
Batman Returns (1992)

Drawings include:
Catwoman (Michelle Pfieffer) front, side, fighting, lounging

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Ultron
Set of drawings comparing the height of Ultron to other MCU characters

Ultron is a fictional android, villain, and nemesis of the Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the extended Marvel franchise. Once a helpful AI created by Tony Stark to analyze Earth’s greatest threat, he becomes a threat after concluding humanity is Earth’s greatest threat. He builds himself a body out of drones and then escapes to an even better body in an abandoned HYDRA base after the first one is destroyed. He has access to every piece of data on earth, the computing power to process it almost instantly, and can control any computer system on the planet, in addition to his super strong and nearly indestructible body.

Ultron is portrayed in the MCU with a height of 7’7” (2.31 m). The comic book height of Ultron is 6’0" (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Ultron in assorted poses
Ultron is a fictional android, villain, and nemesis of the Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the extended Marvel franchise. Once a helpful AI created by Tony Stark to analyze Earth’s greatest threat, he becomes a threat after concluding humanity is Earth’s greatest threat.

Ultron is portrayed in the MCU with a height of 7’7” (2.31 m). The comic book height of Ultron is 6’0" (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Ultron in assorted poses
Ultron
Height:
7’7” | 2.31 m
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6’0" | 1.83 m (Variable)
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Portrayed by (MCU): James Spader (Voice); Neil Fingleton (Motion Capture)

Powers
Genius artificial intelligence; flight; energy blasts; superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability
Real Name
First Appearance
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)

Drawings include:
Ultron front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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War Machine | James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Collection of scaled height drawings of War Machine and other MCU characters

War Machine, also known as James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes, and the Iron Patriot, is a fictional superhero, and Air Force lieutenant colonel in Iron Man and the extended Marvel franchise. Originally forced to don Tony Stark’s War Machine suit after Tony goes for an inebriated joyride as iron man, James Rhodes eventually accepts his place on the Avenger’s team. Like Falcon, he is physically human and skilled in combat from his years in the Air Force. With the suit, his powers include flight and unibeam and repulsor casting, as well as having guns and stunners.

War Machine is portrayed by Don Cheadle in the MCU with an armored height of 6’1” (1.85 m) and a human height of 5’8” (1.73 m). The comic book height of War Machine in armor is 6’6” (1.98 m) and unsuited human height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of War Machine in various postures
War Machine, also known as James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes, and the Iron Patriot, is a fictional superhero, and Air Force lieutenant colonel in Iron Man and the extended Marvel franchise. With the suit, his powers include flight and unibeam and repulsor casting, as well as having guns and stunners.

War Machine is portrayed by Don Cheadle in the MCU with an armored height of 6’1” (1.85 m) and a human height of 5’8” (1.73 m). The comic book height of War Machine in armor is 6’6” (1.98 m) and unsuited human height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of War Machine in various postures
War Machine | James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Height:
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
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6’6” | 1.98 m (Armor); 6’1” | 1.85 m (Person)
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Portrayed by (MCU): Don Cheadle

Powers
Powered armor suit; supersonic flight; energy repulsors and weapons; life support
Real Name
James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes
First Appearance
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)

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

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