A superhero often looks like a normal person, like me and you, but there is usually something secret about them. They often have an extraordinary skill, or characteristic, that makes them really strong or powerful. Superheroes are usually good; they often want to use their skills for the betterment of humanity. But sometimes they can go bad. The most famous superhero franchise is Marvel Comics. There are whole worlds dreamed up in comics that describes the adventures of superheroes. These include Spider-man, Captain Marvel, Wonderwoman, and Batman to name a few.

What makes someone a superhero?

A superhero is considered to be a person who does heroic actions and has the ability to do them in a way that a normal person couldn’t. Superheroes have a super power that a normal human doesn’t have and use that superpower to create a more peaceful society. Superheroes are characters that are believable and live realistic lives, the only difference are their superpowers.

Why do superheroes wear capes?

Superheroes wear capes to signal the direction of where they are moving. Superheroes don’t wear capes as much anymore as capes can be dangerous, catch onto objects in different environments, and can become a safety hazard. Besides Superman and Batman it is rare to find superhero with a cape. Villains are more likely than superheroes to wear capes as they strive to show that they are powerful and prepared.

Who was the first superhero?

The first modern superhero is Mandrake the Magician who debuted in 1934. He debuted 4 years before Superman who is considered the first popular superhero. Mandrake was able to make people believe anything by hypnotizing them. He was the first comic strip character to use his special superpowers to fight crime. Gilgamesh may be considered the first superhero in recorded history as he is demigod who defended his people from threats in 2500 BCE.

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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
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
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
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
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
3D
Groot
Hawkeye
92000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Hawkeye
173.000
1964.00
92000
3D
Hawkeye
5’11” | 1.80 m
Watchmen (2019)
Hooded Justice
180.000
2019.00
17000
3D
Hooded Justice
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
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
3D
Korg
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
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
5’11” | 1.80 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Quicksilver
1.800
1964.00
89000
3D
Quicksilver
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
3D
Rocket Raccoon
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
5'7" | 1.70 m
Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)
Spider-Man
170.000
1962.00
147000
3D
Spider-Man
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
Thor
518000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
191.000
1962.00
518000
3D
Thor
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
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
Peggy Carter
Collection of scaled height drawings of Peggy Carter and other MCU characters

Peggy Carter also known as Margaret Carter is a fictional British S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in Agent Carter and the extended Marvel franchise. One of the first female agents in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (which later became S.H.I.E.L.D.), Peggy is a force to be reckoned with. She has no superpowers, but is a talented spy, sharp as a whip, and skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and marksmanship. She falls in love with Steve Rogers, but they are separated when he is cryogenically frozen. Her grand-niece, Sharon Carter, follows in her footsteps as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent.

Peggy Carter is portrayed by Hayley Atwell in the MCU with a height of 5'7" (1.70 m). The comic book height of Peggy Carter is 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Peggy Carter in various postures
Peggy Carter also known as Margaret Carter is a fictional British S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in Agent Carter and the extended Marvel franchise. One of the first female agents in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (which later became S.H.I.E.L.D.), Peggy is a force to be reckoned with even without superpowers.

Peggy Carter is portrayed by Hayley Atwell in the MCU with a height of 5'7" (1.70 m). The comic book height of Peggy Carter is 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Peggy Carter in various postures
Peggy Carter
Height:
5'7" | 1.70 m
Width:
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5’5” | 1.65 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Hayley Atwell

Powers
Tactician; marksman
Real Name
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)

Drawings include:
Peggy Carter front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Thor
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Thor standing and walking

Thor, real name Thor Odinson, is the Asgardian god of thunder who wields the magical hammer, Mjolnir, in Marvel Comics. A founding member of the superhero team the Avengers, Thor possesses Asgardian traits of long-life and superhuman strength, speed and durability. Using Mjolnir, Thor gains the ability to fly, manipulate the weather, and can channel the power of electricity into the hammer. Thor was introduced by Marvel in Journey into Mystery #83 in August, 1962.

Thor has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thor engaged in battle with standing and flying poses
Thor, real name Thor Odinson, is the Asgardian god of thunder who wields a magical hammer in Marvel Comics. A founding member of the Avengers, Thor has superhuman longevity, strength, speed and durability and is able to fly with the assistance of his hammer, Mjolnir.

Thor has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thor engaged in battle with standing and flying poses
Thor
Height:
6’3” | 1.91 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’6” | 1.98 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Chris Hemsworth

Powers
Longevity; superhuman strength, speed, durability; wielding Mjolnir grants flight, control of electricity, manipulation of the weather
Real Name
Thor Odinson
First Appearance
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)

Drawings include:
Thor standing (front), standing (side), walking (front), flying (attack)

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Shuri
Collection of scaled height drawings of Shuri and other MCU characters

Shuri is a fictional princess, inventor, and genius in Black Panther and the extended Marvel franchise. T’Challa’s younger sister, she is the inventor of his Black Panther suit. As the chief science officer of Wakanda, she is responsible for the creation of much of Wakanda’s advanced technologies, including the remote-driven car that helps T’Challa in South Korea. Normally not superpowered aside from her superior intellect, Shuri uses her vibranium gauntlets in battle, throwing powerful blasts of energy at her combatants. She was one of the victims of Thanos’s snap, returning five years later after he was defeated again.

Shuri is portrayed by Letitia Wright in the MCU with a height of 5’5” (1.64 m). The comic book height of Shuri is 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Shuri in various postures
Shuri is a fictional princess, inventor, and genius in Black Panther and the extended Marvel franchise. T’Challa’s younger sister, she is the inventor of his Black Panther suit. As the chief science officer of Wakanda, she is responsible for the creation of much of Wakanda’s advanced technologies.

Shuri is portrayed by Letitia Wright in the MCU with a height of 5’5” (1.64 m). The comic book height of Shuri is 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Shuri in various postures
Shuri
Height:
5’5” | 1.64 m
Width:
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Depth:
Height (Comics)
5’9” | 1.75 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Letitia Wright

Powers
Genius intellect; animorphism; necromancy; use of high-tech equipment; enhanced agility, endurance, reflexes, senses
Real Name
First Appearance
Black Panther #2 (May 2005)

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

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Hawkeye
Pair of drawings with height dimensions of Hawkeye standing with his bow

Hawkeye, real name Clint Barton, is a master marksman and archer that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically appearing as a foundational member of the superhero team the Avengers, Hawkeye makes up for his lack of true superpowers with extensive hand-to-hand, acrobatic, and battle training which he augments with customized trick arrows. Hawkeye was introduced by Marvel in Tales of Suspense #57 in September, 1964.

Hawkeye has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’3” (1.91 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Hawkeye engaged in battle standing and jumping with his bow and arrow
Hawkeye, real name Clint Barton, is a master marksman and archer that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically appearing as a foundational member of the Avengers, Hawkeye makes up for his lack of superpowers with hand-to-hand, acrobatic, and battle training which he augments with customized trick arrows.

Hawkeye has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’3” (1.91 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Hawkeye engaged in battle standing and jumping with his bow and arrow
Hawkeye
Height:
5’8” | 1.73 m
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Height (Comics)
6’3” | 1.91 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Jeremy Renner

Powers
Master archer and marksman; trick arrows; tactician; hand-to-hand combat
Real Name
Clint Barton
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)

Drawings include:
Hawkeye standing (passive), standing (defense), crouched (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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Groot
Collection of scaled height drawings of Groot and other MCU characters

Groot is a fictional alien tree with the intelligence of a human in Guardians of the Galaxy and the extended Marvel franchise. He is Rocket’s teammate and, later, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. A being of few words (three, to be precise), all of his dialogue consists of “I am Groot”, spoken with varying tone and inflection to convey meaning. He is able to grow weapons, flowers and shields, and regrow his entire body from a twig if necessary. His voice actor for the film, Vin Diesel, was able to voice many of the languages the film has been translated into, since every line is a variation on “I am Groot”.

Groot is portrayed in the MCU with a typical height of 7’10” (2.39 m) with the ability to grow at will. The variable comic book height of Groot is 23’ (7 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Groot in various postures
Groot is a fictional alien tree with the intelligence of a human in Guardians of the Galaxy and the extended Marvel franchise. He is Rocket’s teammate and, later, a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. A being of few words (three, to be precise), all of his dialogue consists of “I am Groot."

Groot is portrayed in the MCU with a typical height of 7’10” (2.39 m) with the ability to grow at will. The variable comic book height of Groot is 23’ (7 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Groot in various postures
Groot
Height:
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
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23’ | 7 m (Variable)
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Voiced by (MCU): Vince Diesel

Powers
Immortality; regenerative healing; plant manipulation; elasticity; super strength, durability, senses
Real Name
First Appearance
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)

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

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