Superheroes have their antecedents in the semidivine heroes of myth and legend. Protagonists who exhibit feats of incredible strength, fighting prowess, and cunning are commonplace in both scripture and early secular literature. Comic strips of the early 20th century provided the perfect visual medium for the development for these larger-than-life characters, and in June 1938 writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joseph Shuster unveiled Superman, the archetypal superhero. Superheroes have proved to be an enduring addition to popular culture, eventually spreading to radio, film, television, and electronic games. This is an alphabetically ordered list of superheroes. See also Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics.

  1. Agent Venom
  2. Ant-Man
  3. Aquaman
  4. Asterix
  5. The Atom
  6. The Avengers
  7. Batgirl
  8. Batman
  9. Batwoman
  10. Black Canary
  11. Black Panther
  12. Captain America
  13. Captain Marvel
  14. Catwoman
  15. Conan the Barbarian
  16. Daredevil
  17. The Defenders
  18. Doc Savage
  19. Doctor Strange
  20. Elektra
  21. Fantastic Four
  22. Ghost Rider
  23. Green Arrow
  24. Green Lantern
  25. Guardians of the Galaxy
  26. Hawkeye
  27. Hellboy
  28. Incredible Hulk
  29. Iron Fist
  30. Iron Man
  31. Marvelman
  32. Robin
  33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (all 5)
  34. The Rocketeer
  35. The Shadow
  36. Spider-Man
  37. Sub-Mariner
  38. Supergirl
  39. Superman
  40. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  41. Thor
  42. The Wasp
  43. Venom
  44. Watchmen
  45. Wolverine
  46. Wonder Woman
  47. X-Men
  48. Zatanna
  49. Zatara