DC Comics is an American comic book publisher which has been running in different forms, from 1934. DC stands for Detective Comics, which debuted with the story of Batman in 1939. DC comics feature stories that take place within the fictional DC Universe and feature superheroes including Batman, Superman, Catwoman, and Wonder Woman. Superman is one of the most famous comic book superheroes. He has extraordinary abilities; he can fly.

What was the first DC Comic?

The first DC comic was Superman and it was published in 1938. DC Comics had immense commercial success through Superman and it has become a highly loved character within the comic book industry ever since. The first comic book was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

What does DC Comics stand for?

DC Comics stands for Detective Comics, Inc. It was founded in 1934 in the United States by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson. DC Comics is one of the largest as well as oldest American comic book companies and has created comics that take place within a fictional universe and involve heroic characters.

Who are the most popular characters in DC Comics?

The most popular characters in DC Comics include Superman, Batman, and the Joker. Other popular characters in DC Comics are The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Harley Quinn. Aquaman, Lois Lane, Shazam are other loved characters. These characters have a large fan following and are liked by audiences of all ages.

DC Comics Guides
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Aquaman
778000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Aquaman
193.000
2016.00
778000
GUIDE
3D
Aquaman
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)
5’7” | 1.70 m
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
170.000
1992.00
110000
GUIDE
3D
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
5’9” | 1.75 m
Watchmen (2009)
Doctor Manhattan
175.000
2009.00
18000
GUIDE
3D
Doctor Manhattan
5’6” | 1.68 m
Suicide Squad (2016)
Harley Quinn
168.000
2016.00
549000
GUIDE
3D
Harley Quinn
5’11” | 1.80 m
Watchmen (2019)
Hooded Justice
180.000
2019.00
17000
GUIDE
3D
Hooded Justice
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)
5’5” | 1.65 m
Watchmen (2019)
Looking Glass
165.000
2019.00
33000
GUIDE
3D
Looking Glass
6’1" | 1.85 m
Watchmen (2009)
Nite Owl
185.000
2009.00
9100
GUIDE
3D
Nite Owl
6’2” | 1.88 m
Watchmen (2009)
Ozymandias
188.000
2009.00
122000
GUIDE
3D
Ozymandias
Rorschach
104000
5’5” | 1.65 m
Watchmen (2009)
Rorschach
165.000
2009.00
104000
GUIDE
3D
Rorschach
Shazam
21500
6’4” | 1.93 m
Shazam! (2019)
Shazam
193.000
2019.00
21500
GUIDE
3D
Shazam
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
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)
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
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)
Doctor Manhattan
Scaled height comparison illustration of Doctor Manhattan in relation to other DC Comics characters

Doctor Manhattan, also known as Jonathan Osterman, is a fictional nuclear physicist and pseudo-god in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. After an accident in a nuclear test chamber, Jon is disintegrated and then slowly reassembles himself, gaining power but losing his humanity.

His powers include the ability to reconstruct himself, endless energy, teleportation, telekinesis, phasing through solid objects, duplicating himself, and flight, among others. He can even manipulate time. He is more powerful than even fifth dimensional imps, making him one of the most powerful beings in the DC Comics universe.

Doctor Manhattan, portrayed by Billy Crudup in Watchmen (2009), has a typical height of 6’5” (1.96 m) although Crudup has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). Doctor Manhattan's height can be transformed at anytime.

Set of illustrations of Doctor Manhattan in various poses measured with overall height
Doctor Manhattan, also known as Jonathan Osterman, is a fictional nuclear physicist and pseudo-god in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. After an accident in a nuclear test chamber, Jon is disintegrated and then slowly reassembles himself, gaining power but losing his humanity.

Doctor Manhattan, portrayed by Billy Crudup in Watchmen (2009), has a typical height of 6’5” (1.96 m) although Crudup has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). Doctor Manhattan's height can be transformed at anytime.

Set of illustrations of Doctor Manhattan in various poses measured with overall height
Doctor Manhattan
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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Billy Crudup
First Appearance
Watchmen (2009)

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Doctor Manhattan front, side, side (pointing), side (sitting)

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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)
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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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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Batman (Adam West)
Height comparison diagram of Batman (Adam West) compared to related DC Comics characters

Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional vigilante and superhero in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Adam West in the 1960s television series and the 1966 film Batman. Lacking any innate superpowers, but with near-endless funds at his fingertips, Bruce Wayne uses technology to fight crime that has taken over his hometown of Gotham.

Every device has the prefix ‘bat’, from the Batcopter to the Batcave to the Batsuit to the Batmobile. This version primarily focuses on Batman and Robin, with little time spent on their businessmen alter-egos aside from an occasional plot device.

Batman, portrayed by Adam West in Batman (1966), has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Batman (Adam West) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional vigilante and superhero in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Adam West in the 1960s television series and the 1966 film Batman. Lacking any innate superpowers, but with near-endless funds at his fingertips, Bruce Wayne uses technology to fight.

Batman, portrayed by Adam West in Batman (1966), has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Batman (Adam West) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Batman (Adam West)
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Adam West
First Appearance
Batman (1966)

Drawings include:
Batman (Adam West) front, side, fighting (blocking), fighting (punching), climbing (rope)

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Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) with other related DC Comics characters

Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince in her civilian identity, is a fictional superhero and in the DC Comics universe. She is played by Lynda Carter in the 1976 television adaptation Wonder Woman. Unlike later adaptations, this show stayed truer to the original comics, with a costume inspired by the American flag and a more lighthearted, comedic approach.

The pilot followed the comics closely, including Diana joining the military, though as an officer instead of a nurse. Lynda Carter came back to the DC Comics Universe in 2016 when she played the United States President on the CW television show Supergirl.

Wonder Woman, portrayed by Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman (1975), has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of drawings of Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) measured with overall height
Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince in her civilian identity, is a fictional superhero and in the DC Comics universe. She is played by Lynda Carter in the 1976 television adaptation Wonder Woman. Unlike later adaptations, this show stayed truer to the original comics.

Wonder Woman, portrayed by Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman (1975), has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of drawings of Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) measured with overall height
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter)
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Lynda Carter
First Appearance
Wonder Woman (1975)

Drawings include:
Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) front, side, back, crouching, running, side (fighting)

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Superman (Christopher Reeve)
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Superman (Christopher Reeve) with other related DC Comics characters

Superman, also known as Clark Kent or his Kryptonian name Kal-El, is a fictional superhero and Kryptonian in the DC Comics universe and particularly the 1978 movie Superman and the ensuing series, where he was played by Christopher Reeve.

As in the comics, Christopher Reeve’s portrayal of Superman has a slew of superpowers, including invincibility, heat vision, flight, super strength, invincibility, freeze breath, x-ray vision, and super hearing, as well as having a weakness to Kryptonite. In contrast to earlier versions, Christopher Reeve brought a gentleness and humanity to the character, who had previously been known mostly for his strength and honor.

Superman, portrayed by Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978), has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Superman (Christopher Reeve) measured with overall height
Superman, also known as Clark Kent or his Kryptonian name Kal-El, is a fictional superhero and Kryptonian in the DC Comics universe and particularly the 1978 movie Superman and the ensuing series, where he was played by Christopher Reeve.

Superman, portrayed by Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978), has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Superman (Christopher Reeve) measured with overall height
Superman (Christopher Reeve)
Height:
6’4” | 1.93 m
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Actor
Christopher Reeve
First Appearance
Superman (1978)

Drawings include:
Superman (Christopher Reeve) front, side, running, flying (side), flying (front), flying (fighting)

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