The Greatest Superheroes in the Universe

The Greatest Superheroes in the Universe
With upcoming superhero films about this uncanny group of mutants, an alien with a magical ring and this Nordic god, now is the prime time to brush up on your knowledge of the greatest superheroes in the universe.

Superman
This superhero, who is said to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, has earned a hardcore nickname.  The comic book character first appeared in 1938 as the brainchild of an American author and a talented artist.
Batman
This superhero doesn’t rely on special powers but rather a utility belt that seems to have all the gadgets needed to defeat bad guys.    The comic book character first appeared in 1939 as the brainchild of Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane
Wolverine
His mutant-healing powers made this Marvel superhero a perfect specimen for an experiment that fused indestructible metal with a human skeleton. (Watch the movie.) He first appeared in 1974 and was created by Len Wein.
Optimus Prime
  
Disguised as a semi-truck, this alien leads a fleet of automobiles into constant battle against the Deceptions to save earth.
Thor
This Nordic superhero boasts “super ventriloquism” as one of his super powers.  He first appeared in 1962 as the brainchild of Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.
The Incredible Hulk
This powerful beast and super hero is well known for talking out loud in the third person. He first appeared in 1968 as the brainchild of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Iron Man
This billionaire genius who created a powered armor suit in which he fights crime made his first appearance back in 1963. He is the brainchild of Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby.
Green Lantern
 This superhero is powered by a special ring that he wear at all times. The original Green Lantern first appeared in 1940.
Silver Surfer

This astronomer, from another planet, was first sent to destroy earth before being confronted by the Fantastic Four. He made his first appearance in 1966.
Rogue
This vixen mutant cannot experience physical intimacy because of her super powers, which absorb the strength and abilities of whomever she touches. The villainous mutant made her official debut in 1981 and is the brainchild of Chris Claremont and Michael Golden.
Captain America
A special serum made by the United States government turned Steve Rogers into the most perfect human being. This superhero first made his appearance in 1941 and is the brainchild of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
Storm
This super hero wreaks havoc on evil doers by manipulating the weather.   She first appeared in 1975 as the brainchild of Len Wein and Dave Cockrum.
Martian Manhunter
This superhero possesses the ability to shape shift. He first appeared in 1955 and is the brainchild of Joseph Samachson and Joe Certa.
Spawn
This superhero became one after striking a deal with the devil. He originally appeared in 1992 and is the brainchild of Todd McFarlane. The comic spawned an HBO show and a movie.
Spider Man
This superhero who also doubles as a newspaper photographer first made his appearance in 1962.

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