Can You Name These Superheroes' Secret Identities?


Many superheroes (and super-heroines!) prefer to have their identities hidden. Reasons for that vary: some want to protect their loved ones. Some want to escape fame and public scrutiny. And some just want to avoid the legal costs that come with saving people's lives. We've got a list of some of the most popular superheroes and villains. Let's see if you can recognize their names.


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DC vs Marvel

Everyone knows the two biggest players in the superhero industry are DC Comics and Marvel. But how do they compare?

If you look at the characters first, the DC characters are said to be 'more' perfect. Superman is powerful enough to beat a god from New Genesis, but he never uses his powers to the fullest. Batman is the world's greatest detective.

On the other hand, Marvel's characters are much more relatable to you, the reader, as they are even flawed. Spider-Man is a superhero but still has to worry about job hunting and finding an apartment in his real life (like many other New Yorkers do!). Iron Man, suffers from alcoholism.

DC Comics is also older, and many of the characters were originally introduced during the time of World War II, and so they possess powers that would help win the war. On the other hand, Marvel came in much later and so the Marvel world is more inclined towards science and technology.

DC Comics brought us: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman and Green Arrow. Marvel got us: Captain America, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Deadpool, Wolverine, Daredevil, teams like the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

Which do you prefer?

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