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Children dressed as superheroes

For thousands of years people have told stories about heroes. Heroes are strong, brave people who help others. Today we can read stories and watch films about superheroes. What is a superhero?

Superheroes have special powers which they use to do good things like helping people and fighting crime. They usually wear special clothes, like a cape. Sometimes they wear a mask so no one knows who they are. Some superheroes use gadgets, like Spiderman's web shooter.

Modern superheroes started as stories in comic books. Superman was one of the first famous superheroes. The first Superman comic was published in 1938. Superman is an alien from the planet Krypton. He can fly and he is super strong. He is super fast and no weapons can hurt him. The only thing that can hurt him is Kryptonite rock from his home planet.

In 1941, Wonder Woman was created. She was the first female superhero. Wonder Woman's story comes from ancient Greek myths. She has some superhuman powers like Superman. She is good at fighting and she has lots of weapons too like a lasso and magic bracelets.

Sometimes superheroes have friends that help them, like Jimmy Olsen in the Superman stories. These friends are called 'sidekicks'. One of the most famous sidekicks is Robin from 'Batman and Robin'. Sometimes superheroes group together like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor in the Avengers, or the mutants in the X-Men team.

Fun facts

  • The first Superman didn't have any hair – he was bald!
  • The first Incredible Hulk was grey not green!
  • In 2005 Superman became a vegetarian!


What super power would you like to have? Who's your favourite superhero?

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)

Submitted by TiredOpal8 on Wed, 25/12/2019 - 13:42

My favourite super hero is captain america. if i had to choose a weopon i would choose captain america shield

Submitted by TiredOpal8 on Wed, 25/12/2019 - 13:38

My super power would be to fly. If i had to choose a super hero it would be Thor.

Submitted by QueenHarpKid on Thu, 05/12/2019 - 18:21

I would like to throw water,invisibility and fly.My favourite superhero is wonder woman.

Submitted by CutePearl2 on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 04:58

I want to has flying power,I like black widow

Submitted by WhiteLuteAngel on Sun, 10/03/2019 - 03:12

I would like to have a water power. My favorite hero is Wonder Woman

Submitted by VirtualLaptopSport on Wed, 26/09/2018 - 17:19

I would like to fly and to be fast and super strong. My favourite superheroes are Iron Man and Flash, because Iron Man can fly and he is strong and he's got a lot of gadgets. I like Flash because he is very fast and he has got regeneration.

Submitted by SilverGarnetNature on Mon, 30/07/2018 - 05:17

I like make time stop running .I like Quick Silver . That's why my name's silver.

Submitted by DoctorTomorrow… on Fri, 20/07/2018 - 22:10

I would like throu fire and electricity,be invisible and fly. my favourite superhhero is spiderman because he throws spider webs.

Submitted by LovelyIslandBook on Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:44

I would like to fly , invisibility , super power and change form . My favourite superhero is Superman .

Submitted by NeverWowMosquito on Thu, 14/06/2018 - 11:38

My superpower would be to teleport. So i didn’t have to use alot of my time to get to a place. I don’t have fav superhero. I’m not really into that stuff

Submitted by DJDinosaurViolet on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 11:29

i love superheoro。

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