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.

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Rorschach
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Rorschach with other related DC Comics characters

Rorschach, also known as Walter Joseph Kovacs, is a fictional anti-hero and vigilante in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. A believer in moral absolutism, Walter snaps when confronted with the horrors of humanity’s worst criminals, and shows his enemies no mercy.

When superheroes are required to register with the government, he refuses and continues his vigilante work, earning himself even more enemies. He has no superpowers, but is clever and in top physical shape, allowing him to think or fight his way out of most situations. He is also talented at lock picking.

Rorschach, portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen (2009), has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Collection of drawings of Rorschach measured with overall height
Rorschach, also known as Walter Joseph Kovacs, is a fictional anti-hero and vigilante in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. A believer in moral absolutism, Walter snaps when confronted with the horrors of humanity’s worst criminals, and shows his enemies no mercy.

Rorschach, portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen (2009), has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Collection of drawings of Rorschach measured with overall height
Rorschach
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Jackie Earle Haley
First Appearance
Watchmen (2009)

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Rorschach front, side, back, side (walking)

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Joker (Jack Nicholson)
Series of drawings of the Joker, played by Jack Nicholson, in various postures with labeled height measurement

The Joker is played by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman. The story follows the crimes of mob enforcer Jack Napier, who creates a murderous alter ego known as The Joker. The Joker’s appearance resembles a dandyish clown figure who wears a purple suit and hat, has a chalk white face and a wide, painted on smile. His recognisable appearance is to mask Jack’s altered appearance, scarred from chemicals and botched plastic surgery. The Joker becomes the nemesis of superhero Batman after a string of brutal mass murders and an attempt to seize control of the city.

The Joker, as portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

The Joker is played by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman. The story follows the crimes of Jack Napier, who creates the alter ego known as The Joker. The Joker’s appearance resembles a dandyish clown figure who wears a purple suit and hat, has a chalk white face and a wide, painted on smile.

The Joker, as portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Joker (Jack Nicholson)
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Jack Nicholson
First Appearance
Batman (1989)

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Joker (Jack Nicholson) standing elevation (front), dancing (front), greeting (front), taunting (front)

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The Penguin (Danny DeVito)
Height comparison diagram of The Penguin compared to related DC Comics characters

The Penguin, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a fictional villain and mobster in Batman Returns and the extended DC Comics universe. A rich mob boss, he fancies himself a gentleman even as he’s unafraid to get his hands dirty.

Having grown up rich but mocked for his disfigured nose, Oswald spent his entire youth waiting to exact his revenge. Though he has no superpowers naturally, his signature umbrella morphs into a variety of tools and weapons, including a gun, knives, and even a helicopter. His nickname comes from both his physical stature and the suits he’s so fond of wearing.

The Penguin, portrayed by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Penguin in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Penguin, also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a fictional villain and mobster in Batman Returns and the extended DC Comics universe. A rich mob boss, he fancies himself a gentleman even as he’s unafraid to get his hands dirty. Having grown up rich but mocked for his disfigured nose.

The Penguin, portrayed by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992), has a height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Penguin in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Penguin (Danny DeVito)
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Danny DeVito
First Appearance
Batman Returns (1992)

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The Penguin front, side, front (formal), side (formal)

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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)
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Christopher Reeve
First Appearance
Superman (1978)

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Superman (Christopher Reeve) front, side, running, flying (side), flying (front), flying (fighting)

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Superman (Henry Cavill)
Height comparison diagram of Superman (Henry Cavill) compared to related DC Comics characters

Superman, also known as Clark Kent (adoptive name) or Kal-El (birth name), is a fictional Kryptonian superhero in the DC Comics universe. He was played by Henry Cavill in the 2013 film Man of Steel and the subsequent series. As in prior adaptations, Henry Cavill’s Superman has invincibility, heat vision, flight, super strength, invincibility, freeze breath, x-ray vision, super hearing, and a weakness to Kryptonite.

Whereas earlier versions focus on Superman as a human with superpowers, Man of Steel dives into Clark Kent’s Kryptonian past, with Zod, a friend of his birth father, as the main villain.

Superman, portrayed by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013), has a height of 6’1" | 1.85 m.

Series of elevation drawings of Superman (Henry Cavill) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Superman, also known as Clark Kent (adoptive name) or Kal-El (birth name), is a fictional Kryptonian superhero in the DC Comics universe. He was played by Henry Cavill in the 2013 film Man of Steel and the subsequent series. Man of Steel dives into Clark Kent’s Kryptonian past.

Superman, portrayed by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013), has a height of 6’1" | 1.85 m.

Series of elevation drawings of Superman (Henry Cavill) in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Superman (Henry Cavill)
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Henry Cavill
First Appearance
Man of Steel (2013)

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Superman (Henry Cavill) front, side, crouching, flying (front), flying (side), flying (fighting)

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