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)
Shazam (Captain Marvel)
Scaled height comparison illustration of Shazam in relation to other DC Comics characters

Shazam, also known as William Joseph “Billy” Batson, is a fictional superhero in Shazam! and the extended DC Comics universe. Growing up an orphan, Billy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when a wizard grants him the power to transform from a gangly teen into a full grown superhero.

His powers include flight, super strength, superspeed, increased invulnerability, and the ability to control electricity. Though, as Shazam, he is physically an adult, he still has the decision making power of a teenager, which can result in more chaos than the original problem he was trying to fix.

Shazam, portrayed by Zachary Levi in Shazam! (2019), has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Set of illustrations of Shazam in various poses measured with overall height
Shazam, also known as William Joseph “Billy” Batson, is a fictional superhero in Shazam! and the extended DC Comics universe. Growing up an orphan, Billy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when a wizard grants him the power to transform from a gangly teen into a full grown superhero.

Shazam, portrayed by Zachary Levi in Shazam! (2019), has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Set of illustrations of Shazam in various poses measured with overall height
Shazam (Captain Marvel)
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6’4” | 1.93 m
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Zachary Levi
First Appearance
Shazam! (2019)

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Shazam front, side, leaning, flying

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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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6’4” | 1.93 m
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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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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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5’10” | 1.78 m
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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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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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6’1" | 1.85 m
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Henry Cavill
First Appearance
Man of Steel (2013)

Drawings include:
Superman (Henry Cavill) front, side, crouching, flying (front), flying (side), flying (fighting)

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

Sister Night, also known as Angela Abar, is a fictional vigilante in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. Born in Vietnam, she was orphaned after a bomb killed her parents, and grew up in Vietnam before falling in love with Doctor Manhattan and moving to Tulsa to become a police officer.

After a racially-motivated attack on forty police officers, all officers begin wearing masks, and Angela becomes Sister Night. Though she has no superpowers, she is armed with her police training, martial arts and acrobatics skills, and is an expert manipulator. Her grandfather is the original vigilante, Hooded Justice.

Sister Night, portrayed by Regina King in Watchmen (2019), has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Collection of drawings of Sister Night measured with overall height
Sister Night, also known as Angela Abar, is a fictional vigilante in Watchmen and the extended DC Comics universe. Born in Vietnam, she was orphaned after a bomb killed her parents, and grew up in Vietnam before falling in love with Doctor Manhattan and moving to Tulsa to become a police officer.

Sister Night, portrayed by Regina King in Watchmen (2019), has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Collection of drawings of Sister Night measured with overall height
Sister Night
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5’3” | 1.60 m
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Regina King
First Appearance
Watchmen (2019)

Drawings include:
Sister Night front, side, back, side (walking)

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