Superhero Screenshot Quiz

Andrew Katz

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About This Quiz

When it comes to your favorite superheroes, you can probably rattle off their names quickly. Since the early 1930s, superheroes like Superman, Batman and Iron Man have come to life in comics. The famed Marvel Comics and DC Comics have morphed their comic book characters into movie stars that have filled our movie screens. Despite this, you won't find all your heroes at the movies!

Sometimes, all you have to do is turn on your TV screen. What about those Renaissance-named ninja reptiles fighting crime in New York City? What about the fast crime scene investigator who lives in the fictional Central City? And who could forget about the brave teenager slaying vampires?

Superheroes are all the craze and just like in "The Christmas Song," it doesn't matter if you're 1 or 92, you love them. However, the majority of people can't guess each superhero from an image. Is a perfect memory part of your superpowers, or will this quiz be your Kryptonite? With all the superhero films and TV series out there, will you make it to the sequel? The world is watching!

Who is this web-slinging superhero?

Tom Holland is the fourth actor to portray a live-action Spider-Man in American movies and TV. He follows Andrew Garfield (in the 2010s), Tobey Maguire (in the 2000s) and Nicholas Hammond (in the 1970s).

What's the name of this masked superhero whose alter ego is known as Bruce Wayne?

Ben Affleck is the latest actor to portray a live-action Batman on screen. Previous actors to portray Batman include Christian Bale (from 2005-12), George Clooney (1997), Val Kilmer (1995), Michael Keaton (1989-92), Adam West (1966-68, and 1979), Robert Lowery (1949) and Lewis Wilson (1943). (David Mazouz plays Bruce Wayne in the TV series "Gotham," but as he has yet to become Batman, he is not included in this list.)

Who is this superhero, who was one of the first to appear in comic books?

2006's "Superman Returns" takes place in the Christopher Reeve continuity established in "Superman" (1978) and followed up in "Superman II" (1980) — but not the other two films in that series: "Superman III" (1983) and "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987).

Who is this Marvel Comics character and member of the X-Men?

Hugh Jackman was not the first choice to portray Wolverine in 2000's "X-Men" — Dougray Scott was. Unfortunately for him, Scott was called back to the set of "Mission: Impossible II" for pick-up shooting for his villainous role, and couldn't be released to start shooting his mutant role. Jackman has gone on to play Wolverine eight additional times.

What's the name of this metallic character?

The 2008 movie "Iron Man" was the film that established the Marvel Cinematic Universe and re-established Robert Downey Jr.'s career.

Who is this superhero who first appeared in the Marvel universe in 1962?

In the comics, the Hulk has been gray and green, has turned from Bruce Banner due to sunset and then anger, and has been both of low intellect and very eloquent.

Can you name this superhero who was portrayed by Chadwick Boseman in the 2018 film?

Black Panther first appeared in 1966 in the "Fantastic Four" comic book and is Marvel's first black superhero.

What is this speedy superhero called?

"The Flash" moniker was originally held by Jay Garrick during the Golden Age of comics. During the Silver Age, The Flash was revamped and became Barry Allen, who was followed by Wally West and then Bart Allen in the Modern Age. Currently, Barry Allen has resumed the lightning mantle.

Who is this mouthy mutant whose real name is Wade Wilson?

The spread of cancer for Deadpool was originally halted by an infusion from Wolverine during their Project X days.

Who is this character based on the Norse deity of the same name?

Originally, disabled doctor Donald Blake found a staff in a Norwegian cave that allowed him to turn into Asgardian Thor. This was retconned later so that Donald Blake was a fake identity that Thor's father, Odin, transformed Thor into to teach him a lesson in humility.

What's the name of this X-Men member who first appeared in 1975?

After meeting Wolverine's ninja friend, the carefree Yukio, Storm started wearing leather and sporting a mohawk.

What's the name of this superhero portrayed by Ben Affleck in the 2003 movie?

Season 2 of Marvel's "Daredevil" is based on the antipathy that Daredevil (who beats up the bad guys but doesn't kill them) and the Punisher (who kills the bad guys) feel for each other in the comics.

Who is this DC Comics superhero who gets his power from a magical ring?

There have been several Earthlings to bear the name Green Lantern, including Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardiner and Kyle Rayner.

Can you identify this mutant who is the founder and leader of the X-Men?

Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, has an out-of-wedlock child named David, who has multiple-personality disorder — not a great thing to have when you're a powerful psionic mutant.

Who is this Batman sidekick?

The mantle of Robin has been worn by Dick Grayson (who became Nightwing), Jason Todd (who became Red Hood), Tim Drake (who became Red Robin), Stephanie Brown (who became Spoiler) and Damian Wayne (son of the Dark Knight).

What's the name of this hero in a half shell?

The Nickelodeon version of Raphael is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle with two sais and a temper. He has a pet turtle named Spike and is afraid of cockroaches.

Can you name this superhero who started out as a Russian spy and Iron Man antagonist?

Avenger Natasha Romanov is not the only person in the Marvel universe to bear the name Black Widow. Others include Claire Voyant, a World War II hero and spirit medium; Yelena Belova, Romanov's successor; and "Petra," a Belova lookalike who believed herself to be the "real" Black Widow.

Who is this cousin of Superman?

Supergirl has been portrayed on-screen by Helen Slater (who played Clark Kent's biological mother on TV's "Smallville" and plays Kara's adopted mother on TV's "Supergirl") in the narrative feature film "Supergirl," Laura Vandervoort (who played Indigo on TV's "Supergirl") in TV's "Smallville," and Melissa Benoist in TV's "Supergirl."

Who is this Marvel superhero who protects earth against magical and mystical threats?

In the Marvel Studios feature film, "Doctor Strange," Rachel McAdams plays Dr. Steven Strange's love interest, Christine Palmer. Dr. Strange himself is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the British TV series "Sherlock." In the two Sherlock Holmes feature films by British director, Guy Ritchie, McAdams plays Sherlock Holmes' love interest. (In those films, Holmes is played by Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man in the MCU.)

What's the name of this superhero who was exiled to Earth as punishment?

Doug Jones played a motion capture Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox's first "Fantastic Four" feature film series. He has also played motion capture characters such as Abe Sapien in Guillermo del Toro's feature film "Hellboy" and Cochise in TNT's TV series "Falling Skies."

Can you name this Marvel character and member of the Avengers?

Before Luke Cage was an Avenger, he was a "Hero for Hire" — if you could raise the retainer, you could rent your own superhero.

Which water-loving superhero is pictured here?

Playing Aquaman gave fictional character Vincent Chase the money to make his passion project movie about Pablo Escobar in HBO's "Entourage" TV series. Jason Momoa plays the superhero in the 2018 film.

Who is this half-demon superhero?

"Hellboy" creator Mike Mignola co-wrote "Seeds of Destruction" — Hellboy's debut story arc — with comics legend John Byrne.

What's the name of this flammable fellow?

After being transformed by cosmic radiation into someone who could become a being of fire, Johnny Storm took on the name Human Torch in tribute to the World War II superhero of the same name. (The original Human Torch was actually not human at all, but a robot.)

Who is this mutant superhero who can absorb the powers and memories of others by touch?

In the "X-Men" movies, Rogue is originally portrayed as a teenager who seems to have a sibling-ish relationship with Wolverine and dates Iceman. In the comics, Rogue is an adult who dates Gambit, and Jubilee is the teen with the sibling-ish relationship with Wolverine.

This superhero who was first introduced in an issue of the "Captain America" comic is called:

Starting in 2016, Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, is one of the Captain Americas of the new Marvel NOW! comics.

Can you name this creepy mutant superhero?

A deleted scene from the narrative feature film "X-Men: Apocalypse" features Nightcrawler breakdancing in a mall. We don't know whether he did his own dancing or had a stunt dancer, but Kodi Smit-McPhee played this role.

Who is this size-changing superhero and member of the Avengers?

Ant-Man is the mantle worn at various times by Hank Pym, Scott Lang and Eric O'Grady. The first two made the jump to the big screen in Marvel's "Ant-Man" (2015).

What's the name of this android with superhuman powers?

In comics lore, Vision was created from the remains of the original Human Torch android from the 1940s by Avengers adversary Ultron.

Can you identify this superhero whose alias is Jewel?

Jessica Jones had a crush on her fellow Midtown High School student Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man). After a car accident, Jones became a superhero in her own right — Jewel.

Who is this Marvel mutant superhero who possesses a "phasing" ability?

With some psychic prodding from Phoenix, Kitty Pryde's parents chose Xavier's school over Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club's academy after Kitty helped the X-Men defeat the Hellfire Club.

Who is this stretchy superhero who first appeared in a 1961 comic?

Mr. Fantastic's skin can reshape his body at will. As a matter of fact, nothing can penetrate his skin — unless he decides to allow it.

This superhero was portrayed by Wesley Snipes in the 1998 movie:

At one point, Blade used a page from the "Darkhold" (featured in Season 4 of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") to help him eliminate all supernatural beings.

Can you name this founding member of the X-Men and the group's medical doctor?

In addition to being a master of the biological sciences, Beast can play a mean keyboard.

Who is this grim antihero also known as Frank Castle?

The Punisher has been portrayed on the live-action screen by the likes of Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, Ray Stevenson and Jon Bernthal.

Who is this superhero — the first to be recruited to the X-Men by Professor X?

Cyclops' concussive eye-beams are fueled by the ambient energy around him (like sunlight). Due to a head injury, he can't turn off the beams, so he uses his ruby-quartz eyepieces to control them.

This superhero who was an agent in the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D is:

Marvel's Ultimate Universe version of Nick Fury changed him from a full-head-of-haired, one-eyed white man to a bald, one-eyed black man, whose appearance was modeled on Samuel L. Jackson. Samuel L. Jackson then played Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This led to the white Nick Fury in the mainstream Marvel Comics Universe having a black son, whose appearance was modeled after Samuel L. Jackson, named Nick Fury Jr.

Who was the first female superhero created by Marvel during the Silver Age of Comics?

It's been said that Invisible Woman Sue Richards changes hairstyles as often as Wasp Janet Van Dyne changes costumes.

Who is this DC Comics superhero created in 1939?

Shazam is actually an acronym. It stands for: S - the wisdom of Solomon, H - the strength of Hercules, A - the stamina of Atlas, Z - the power of Zeus, A - the courage of Achilles and M - the speed of Mercury.

What's the name of this character that first appeared in "The Sandman" series?

From October 2013 through September 2015, Morpheus — and creator Neil Gaiman — returned to the comic book world with a prequel to the award-winning 1990s comic series "The Sandman," a six-issue comic series called "The Sandman: Overture." It starts with the birth of the galaxy and ends with Morpheus' capture.

Who is this masked superhero from Gotham City?

The "Batgirl" name has been used by Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown. As of 2017, Barbara Gordon has resumed the mantle, while Cassandra Cain is Orphan and Stephanie Brown is Spoiler.

Can you name this superhero with excellent archery skills?

There are two Marvel Comics characters with the superhero name Hawkeye. One is Clint Barton, who made the jump to the big screen in the first "Thor" movie. The second is Kate Bishop, who started out as a member of the "Young Avengers."

Which superhero was a nuclear physicist before he acquired his powers?

In DC's "Rebirth" line of comics, readers discover that the Watchmen's Doctor Manhattan has something to do with the universe reboots of the prior years.

Who is this character who first appeared in a "Daredevil" comic?

Jennifer Garner's turn as Elektra in 2003's "Daredevil" feature film led to a 2005 eponymous movie. Elektra is played by Elodie Yung in Season 2 of Marvel's "Daredevil" TV series

Which superhero with a rocky appearance is shown here?

The Thing and Jarvis, of the Avengers headquarters, organize poker games attended by other superheroes.

What's the name of the iconic superhero in this photo?

Although Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, a newer feature film version of the character takes a lot of its influence from Ed Brubaker's writing on the series from 2004 to 2012.

Who is this superheroine also known as Carol Danvers?

Captain Marvel is not only the name of Carol Danvers' superhero alter ego, but it was the name of her predecessor, a Kree who died of cancer, and the former name of the DC superhero Shazam.

Can you name this mutant who was born with telepathic and telekinetic powers?

Jean Grey is one of the few characters in Marvel comics to die and stay dead — at least until Beast traveled back in time and brought the original X-Men to the present in all their youthfulness.

Which superhero is known as Princess Diana of Themyscira in her homeland?

Gal Gadot is the first actress to portray Wonder Woman in a live-action feature film, but there have been three other actresses to play her on television. Probably best known is Lynda Carter, star of the 1975-79 TV series. Cathy Lee Crosby played her in a 1974 TV movie, and Adrienne Palicki played her in a 2011 TV pilot.

Who is this TV and comic book character who battles against the forces of darkness?

Current comic book star Buffy (Summers), the Vampire Slayer first appeared in the 1992 feature film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" before moving to TV in 1997, where she stayed until the middle of 2003.

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