Superheroes are fictional characters often created for comics or television where they usually fight crime or save the planet by using their specific super-human abilities.
Each superhero can usually be distinguished from one another by a suitably descriptive name, their costume, and super-human powers.
Often each super hero has a background story involving a secret identity which is usually the real name of the person in the costume and the superhero personality is their alter-ego.
The following table lists a number of famous superheroes along with their secret identity or real name and also a brief description of the super power associated with them.
|Real Name /
|banana eating turns school boy into superhero
|martial arts, gadgets
|strength - super soldier serum
|jumping, eye beams
|martial arts, sonar
|Jay Garrick, or
Barry Allen, or
|The Green Hornet
or Hal Jordan, or
|power ring, force field
|strength, he-man has a pet cat named cringer who becomes battlecat
|Robert Bruce Banner
|combat skills, gadgets
|Kit Walker, or
Sir Christopher Standish
|no supernatural powers
|Claude Kane III
|Lamont Cranston, or
|master of disguise, shooting ability
|armour, teleportation, project bolts of green hellfire
|web making, enhanced senses
|Linda Lee Danvers
|Strength, laser eyes, enhanced senses
|bullet-proof bracelets, magic lasso
Some superheroes worked in groups, the following lists characters from a couple of famous comic book super groups.
|Real Name /
|The Human Torch
|Invisible Girl / Woman
|Invisibility, force fields
|body of steel
For far more extensive information about each super hero listed above and many more too numerous to mention visit internationalhero.co.uk - A great database of superhero facts.