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.

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

Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional vigilante and reluctantly pure-hearted hero in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Michael Keaton in the 1989 movie Batman and its ensuing series. As with most Batman stories, Bruce Wayne’s parents are murdered in a mugging outside a theater, but in this adaptation the murderer is the future Joker.

Using technology such as the Batmobile, and Batsuit, partnered with his own fighting skill, Bruce Wayne fights Gotham’s rampant crime, and inevitably finds the Joker his nemesis. In this version, he falls in love with Vicki Vale, who he rescues in the final battle with the Joker.

Batman, portrayed by Michael Keaton in Batman (1989), has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of illustrations of Batman (Michael Keaton) in various poses measured with overall height
Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, is a fictional vigilante and reluctantly pure-hearted hero in the DC Comics universe. He is played by Michael Keaton in the 1989 movie Batman and its ensuing series. As with most Batman stories, Bruce Wayne’s parents are murdered in a mugging outside a theater.

Batman, portrayed by Michael Keaton in Batman (1989), has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of illustrations of Batman (Michael Keaton) in various poses measured with overall height
Batman (Michael Keaton)
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Michael Keaton
First Appearance
Batman (1989)

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Joker (Heath Ledger)
Illustrations of the Joker, played by Heath Ledger, in multiple poses with dimensions for overall height

Heath Ledger plays The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight. The Joker is considered a criminal mastermind with psychopathic tendencies. He is hired by the mob to kill the superhero Batman, so they can carry out their criminal work undisturbed. The Joker is a sadistic, brutal and murderous character, who seems to enjoy inflicting pain on others. He enjoys chaos. He is known for his clownlike makeup, which hide deep scars around his mouth- later revealed to be the result of a brutal attack when he was young.

The Joker, as portrayed by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Heath Ledger plays The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight. The Joker is considered a criminal mastermind with psychopathic tendencies. He enjoys chaos. He is known for his clownlike makeup, which hide deep scars around his mouth—the result of a brutal youth.

The Joker, as portrayed by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008), is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Joker (Heath Ledger)
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Heath Ledger
First Appearance
The Dark Knight (2008)

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Joker (Heath Ledger) standing elevation (front), side, shrugging (front), sitting (front)

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The Comedian
Height comparison diagram of The Comedian compared to related DC Comics characters

The Comedian, also known as Edward Morgan Blake, is a fictional vigilante and antihero in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. A friend of the Kennedys, Edward works for them as an assassin, and later becomes a government agent when vigilantes are forced to join the government or retire altogether.

As with most of the rest of the watchmen, he has no superpowers, but is trained in combat and a variety of guns and weapons. He is associated with the smiley face symbol, which is often shown as a button.

The Comedian, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen (2009), has a height of 6’1" (1.85 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Comedian in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Comedian, also known as Edward Morgan Blake, is a fictional vigilante and antihero in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. A friend of the Kennedys, Edward works for them as an assassin, and later becomes a government agent when vigilantes are forced to join the government or retire.

The Comedian, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen (2009), has a height of 6’1" (1.85 m).

Series of elevation drawings of The Comedian in multiple poses and measured with overall height
The Comedian
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6’1" | 1.85 m
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan
First Appearance
Watchmen (2009)

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The Comedian front, side

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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)
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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Tom Hardy
First Appearance
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Bane (Tom Hardy) front, side, fighting (front), fighting (side)

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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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4’10” | 1.47 m
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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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