Superheroes are amazing. They have been with us longer than I can remember and there are countless amounts of them. Everyday we learn about new ones and become engaged with how spectacular they are, with their origins and powers. They inspire thousands, so much in fact that people have actually constructed their own and roamed the earth in hopes of protecting people. Today I will be sharing with you some of my favourites, 5 to be exact.
1. Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) - DC
Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), one of the founding members of the justice league, first appeared in November 1955 Detective Comics #225 "The Manhunter From Mars" and as you can probably tell from the title and his name, hi is indeed a martian.
Origin: One version of his origin began when a scientist from Earth, Dr. Saul Erdel, was experimenting with alien technology in secret when he accidentally teleported Martian Manhunter from Mars to Earth. Erdel, the scientist, was in so much shock that his heart gave in. Left stranded in an unknown world and unable to return, Manhunter began to use his extraordinary powers to help people.
Abilities: Martian Manhunter has a vast range of powers. Some of the main ones include shape shifting, flight, super sight, super speed, super strength, telekinesis, force field, healing, hypnosis, ice breath, illusion casting, super intellect and invisibility.
Upcoming Appearances: Martian Manhunter is set to star in some upcoming movies including Batman vs Superman (rumored), Justice League and his own film in the next few years!
2. Nightwing (Dick Grayson) - DC
Nightwing (Dick Grayson), once the 'boy wander' Robin, first appeared in Tales of the Teen Titans #44 in July 1984. Nightwing is a character who is basically the evolved version of Robin.
Origin: One night, Bruce Wayne went to watch an acrobatic performance at the circus in Gotham called 'The Flying Graysons' which consisted of Dick and his parents. Unfortunately a Mafia boss wanted payment from the show director for protection. Dick overheard gangsters talking about it and for revenge the wires of his parents show were sabotaged resulting in their death. This reminded Bruce of his past so he decided to adopt Dick. Bruce revealed to Dick his identity as Batman and gave Dick a chance to live whatever life he wanted with Bruce's money or alternatively become Robin to help prevent what happened to them from happening to other people. Dick chose to become Robin however after years of living in the shadow of Batman he Decided to split from Bruce and become Nightwing.
Abilities: Nightwing's abilities include being a weapons master, escape artist, high intellect, power suit and batons which can be electrically charged, stealth, unarmed combat and uses many amazing gadgets.
Upcoming Appearances: Currently there is a web series airing (not officially by DC) and it is absolutely amazing! It's by a channel called ismahawk and the series is called 'Nightwing: The Series'. Here is a link to it if you want to check it out:
3. Dr. Strange (Stephen Strange) - Marvel
Dr Strange (Stephen Strange), the legendary sorcerer is next on my list of amazing superheroes. He first appeared in Strange Tales #110 in 1963.
Origin: When Stephen Strange was born, he was destinded to become the sorcerer supreme. He grew up studding One day, Strange was in a car accident. Although he was saved, the nerves in his hands were severely damaged causing his medical career to be over