Superheroes have a special place in many people's hearts, whether they first read about them in comic books, or in one of the many movies that have been dedicated to the crime-fighting characters. They have grown in such popularity that at one point, they weren't considered mainstream, while today, superhero movies are some of the biggest in the world, breaking box office records and slowly inching towards being accepted for awards. And they all have humble beginnings in the pages of comic books, where their ability to fly, use super powers or abnormal human abilities has had then endure the test of time.
They are so much a part of our culture, that some are icons in the world, noticeable by the symbol they have on their chest, or the technique they use to fight crime. And for every villain who has tried to destroy the world, there is a superhero there to stop them and bring them to justice. So how many can you name quickly? What will it take for you to figure out who these superheroes are? Can you tell just by a picture, where they are from, or who their biggest foe is? Take our quiz and find out how much you know about some of the world's most iconic superheroes.
1Who is this superhero?
This superhero’s real name is Tony Stark, a billionaire who constructs his own armored suit after being forced to build a weapon of mass destruction. His iconic yellow and red suit comes built with plenty of weapons, has the ability to fly, and is powered by the arc reactor that is in Stark’s chest, which saves him from dying by keeping shrapnel out of his heart. He is part of the Avengers group, and has appeared in Marvel comic books since the 1960s, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008, as he was the first movie in the MCU.
2Who is this superhero?
This superhero is known as the Dark Knight and is actually Bruce Wayne in disguise. He becomes this superhero after his parents were both killed and the mob takes over Gotham City with crime. He doesn't have superpowers like other superheroes do, but instead relies on weapons and gadgets to battle criminals. Some of his biggest foes are the Joker, Penguin and Riddler, and he is one of the faces of the DC Universe and one of the biggest superheroes in history.
3Who is this superhero?
After getting bitten by this radioactive bug, Peter Parker got powers to climb walls, a heighten sense of his surroundings, superhuman strength and depending on the comic, the ability to sling webs from his wrist. He becomes this masked superhero who swings through New York City, battling villains such as the Green Goblin, Carnage and Sandman. He lives with his Aunt May after his Uncle was killed, has a love interest in Mary Jane and works as a photographer for the newspaper.
4Who is this superhero?
This superhero has had server people appear as him in the DC Comic books, including Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner. He gets his power from a magic ring, which gives him a bunch of super powers, including the power of flight. The ring was made out of an object the has the same name as this character, and the ring needs to be charged every 24 hours, which requires touching it to this object. He was originally created way back in the 1940s.