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.

Superheroes Guides
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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
Drax the Destroyer
Set of drawings comparing the height of Drax the Destroyer to other MCU characters

Drax, also known as Drax the Destroyer, is a fictional alien and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy in Guardians of the Galaxy and the extended Marvel franchise. After Ronan the Accuser killed his wife and daughter on Thanos’s orders, Drax becomes singularly focused on avenging their deaths. After meeting the Guardians in prison, he joins forces with them to kill Thanos. His powers include increased invulnerability, healing and super strength, as well as being skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and use of dual knives and the Hadron Enforcer. Brave to a fault, he once jumped inside a giant thick-skinned alien to kill it from the inside.

Drax the Destroyer is portrayed by Dave Bautista in the MCU with a height of 6’3” (1.91 m). The comic book height of Drax the Destroyer is 6’4” (1.93 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Drax the Destroyer in assorted poses
Drax, also known as Drax the Destroyer, is a fictional alien and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy in Guardians of the Galaxy and the extended Marvel franchise. After Ronan the Accuser killed his wife and daughter on Thanos’s orders, Drax becomes singularly focused on avenging their deaths.

Drax the Destroyer is portrayed by Dave Bautista in the MCU with a height of 6’3” (1.91 m). The comic book height of Drax the Destroyer is 6’4” (1.93 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Drax the Destroyer in assorted poses
Drax the Destroyer
Height:
6’3” | 1.91 m
Width:
Length:
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Height (Comics)
6’4” | 1.93 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Dave Bautista

Powers
Regeneration; superhuman strength, stamina, speed, reflexes
Real Name
Arthur Sampson Douglas
First Appearance
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)

Drawings include:
Drax the Destroyer front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Iron Man
Multiple dimensioned drawings of Iron Man standing casually and firing his hand blasters

Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a genius scientist and engineer who uses his wealth and intelligence to create the superhero Iron Man armored suit in Marvel Comics. One of the founding members of the superhero group the Avengers, Tony Stark constantly enhances and improves upon the powers, strength, durability, and weaponry of his Iron Man suits through many specialized iterations. Iron Man was introduced by Marvel in Tales of Suspense #39 in March, 1963.

Iron Man has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Iron Man in multiple flying postures
Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a genius scientist and engineer who uses his wealth and intelligence to create the superhero Iron Man armored suit in Marvel Comics. Iron Man is one of the founding members of the superhero group the Avengers.

Iron Man has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Iron Man in multiple flying postures
Iron Man
Height:
6’1” | 1.85 m
Width:
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Height (Comics)
6’6” | 1.98 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Robert Downey Jr.

Powers
Genius intellect; powered armor suit with super strength, flight, durability, weapons
Real Name
Tony Stark
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)

Drawings include:
Iron Man standing (passive), standing (fighting), flying (angle), flying (hover)

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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)
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
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Depth:
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Actor
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 (Gal Gadot)
Scaled height comparison illustration of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in relation to other DC Comics characters

Wonder Woman, also known as Princess Diana of Themyscira, or Diana Prince in her civilian identity, is a fictional superhero and warrior princess in the DC Comics universe. She is played by Gal Gadot in the 2017 film adaptation Wonder Woman.

Like in the comics, this version wields a lasso of truth and indestructible bracelets capable of deflecting bullets. Though the movie begins on Themyscira, it focuses primarily on Diana adapting to the ‘world of men’ and losing her naiveté as she fights for peace. The movie was critically acclaimed and upheld as a feminist icon.

Wonder Woman, portrayed by Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), has a height of 5’10" (1.78 m).

Set of illustrations of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in various poses measured with overall height
Wonder Woman, also known as Princess Diana of Themyscira, or Diana Prince in her civilian identity, is a fictional superhero and warrior princess in the DC Comics universe. She is played by Gal Gadot in the 2017 film adaptation Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman, portrayed by Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), has a height of 5’10" (1.78 m).

Set of illustrations of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in various poses measured with overall height
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
Height:
5’10" | 1.78 m
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Length:
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Actor
Gal Gadot
First Appearance
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Drawings include:
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) front, side, back, front (running), side (lasso), front (lasso)

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Ant Man
Set of drawings comparing the height of Ant Man to other MCU characters

Ant-Man, also known as Scott Lang, is a fictional superhero in Ant-Man and the extended Marvel franchise. A brilliant MIT graduate, Scott Lang turned to petty crime in an attempt to Robin Hood a corporation, but when he was caught and sent to jail he lost everything. He is recruited by the Ant-Man suit’s creator, Pym (who was the original Ant-Man in the comics) to become the new Ant-Man. The suit gives him the ability to shrink to the size of an ant (and further) and his training allows him to use the size changing in a fight and to control ants when tiny.

Ant Man is portrayed by Paul Rudd in the MCU with a human height of 5’10” (1.78 m) and the ability to shrink or grow to almost any size. The comic book height of Ant Man is 6’0" (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Ant Man in assorted poses
Ant-Man, also known as Scott Lang, is a fictional superhero in Ant-Man and the extended Marvel franchise. A brilliant MIT graduate, Scott Lang turned to petty crime. He is recruited by the Ant-Man suit’s creator, Pym (who was the original Ant-Man in the comics) to become the new Ant-Man.

Ant Man is portrayed by Paul Rudd in the MCU with a human height of 5’10” (1.78 m) and the ability to shrink or grow to almost any size. The comic book height of Ant Man is 6’0" (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Ant Man in assorted poses
Ant Man
Height:
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
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Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’0" | 1.83 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Paul Rudd

Powers
Size-shifting (giant to microscopic); leading scientific researcher; maintains srength when shrunken; insect control
Real Name
Scott Lang
First Appearance
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)

Drawings include:
Ant Man front elevation (assorted), crouching, running

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