The Amazing Superhero Quiz!

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From the silver screen to video games, Super Heroes are everywhere you look these days. But how amazing are YOUR powers when it comes to Superhero knowledge? Take this AMAZING 40-question quiz to see how special YOU are.

Who played Batman in the original 1966 TV series?

Considered a true king of camp by many, Adam West portrayed The Caped Crusader on television – as well as in “Batman: The Movie.”

When “Superman: The Movie” burst onto the silver screen in 1978, who rose to fame playing the iconic title role?

The Richard Donner-directed “Superman” film all but cemented the image of ruggedly handsome young actor Christopher Reeve as The Man of Steel.

Which legendary actor played Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, in the 1978 film “Superman: The Movie”?

Marlon Brando is remembered for a slew of iconic roles in his younger days, but true Superman fans recall him as the first Jor-El ever seen on film.

Which famous comedian was paired with The Man of Steel in the quirky “Superman III”?

In an odd alliance, Richard Pryor teamed up with Christopher Reeve’s Superman in the 1983 film “Superman III,” playing an awkward computer programmer named Gus Gorman.

Who directed the wildly popular (and genre-revitalizing) 1989 film “Batman”?

Long known for his Gothic and oddball tastes, Tim Burton kicked his career into the next gear when he helmed “Batman,” which famously cast Jack Nicholson as The Joker.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all have names taken from famous figures in which country?

The weapon-wielding giant turtles are all named after top figures from the Italian Renaissance period.

The 1994 film “The Crow” starred the son of which famous martial artist in the title role?

Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts and film legend Bruce Lee, played the dark hero in this cult classic. Tragically, Lee was killed in a freak on-set accident during filming.

Which actor has played both Batman and Birdman in separate films?

After starring as Batman for two films in the late 1980s and early 1990s, versatile film veteran Michael Keaton earned rave reviews for his performance in 2014’s “Birdman.”

Which famous American actor (and one-time Superman) had a valuable copy of Action Comics No. 1 stolen from his property?

Avid comic book collector Nicolas Cage had his pricey pages stolen from him in 2000. The book was later recovered in a California storage locker in 2011.

The dark anti-hero called Blade is a hybrid or “half-breed,” meaning he is a cross between a human being and what form of monster?

Action star Wesley Snipes famously brought the role of half-man, half-vampire Blade to life in the 1998 film of the same name.

Hugh Jackman rose to fame playing popular and muscular anti-hero Wolverine, who is part of what Super Mutant Hero collective?

Australian actor Jackman portrayed a much leaner version of Wolverine than the character shown in the popular X-Men comic books.

What is the name of Spider-Man’s alias?

Famously portrayed on film by Tobey Maguire, Peter Parker is the low-key identity of the young unmasked Spider-Man.

In 2014, an original copy of Superman’s debut in that first Action Comics edition sold for how much on eBay?

Amazingly, an original copy of this historic comic book sold for more than $3.2 million during an Aug. 24, 2014 online auction.

Which scandal-plagued actor saw his career dramatically reborn due to the success of the “Iron Man” film franchise?

In addition to portraying millionaire playboy inventor Tony Stark, Robert Downey, Jr. has made his own mint as a co-producer of the wildly successful “Iron Man” franchise.

What is the name of the graphic novel series that took Batman to a new direction – both on the page and on the screen?

The Dark Knight series offers a much grittier, grimmer portrayal of Batman, Bruce Wayne, and the city of Gotham than older iterations of Batman.

Which now-deceased actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his disturbing and unhinged film portrayal of Batman nemesis The Joker?

Playing opposite Christian Bale’s Batman in the 2008 film “The Dark Knight,” Australian-born Heath Ledger captivated and terrorized audiences as a truly psychotic Joker.

What is the name of the giant, muscular, rampaging green Super Hero?

The alter ego of U.S. Defense Department scientist Dr. Bruce Banner, The Hulk is known for his immense strength and intense anger.

Which of these Super Heroes is NOT a member of The Justice League of America?

The Justice League of America was created by DC Comics, and comprised of Green Lantern, Hawkman, Atom, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman.

What was the name of the first-ever African-American Super Hero?

Black Panther was the first official African-American Super Hero. Created by comic book legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four # 52 in July of 1966.

What year did The Amazing Spider-Man make his comic book debut?

The Amazing Spider-Man first swung into the public eye on the pages of Amazing Fantasy # 15, back in 1962.

What is the name of Superman’s arch-rival and evil nemesis?

Superman’s arch-rival, the brilliant and twisted Lex Luthor, evolved from a mad scientist into a corrupt businessman during the 1980s comic adventures.

The 2008 Batman film “The Dark Knight” earned Heath Ledger an Oscar, and also grossed an enormous worldwide box office of over how much?

After grossing an astonishing $1,001,921,825 in worldwide box office receipts, “The Dark Knight” ranks among the 15 highest-grossing films of all time.

What substance is the only thing that can defeat Superman?

Described as the ore form of a radioactive element from Superman’s home planet of Krypton, Kryptonite has seriously adverse effects on Superman.

What is the name of the older, wheelchair-bound leader of The X-Men?

Professor Charles Xavier oversaw the development and protection of The X-Men, who were described as teenagers who developed mutant powers during puberty.

Which Super Hero was NOT created by comic book legend Stan Lee?

Stan Lee is known as The Godfather of Super Heroes to many fans. Still going strong at age 93, Lee currently serves as the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of Beverly Hills-based POW! Entertainment.

In what year did Superman make his debut in the pages of American comic books?

Superman debuted in June of 1938, in the pages of Action Comics. Writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster are co-credited with creating Superman.

The top two Super Hero publishers and creators throughout American history are DC and which other studio?

Marvel Comics was founded in 1939, as Timely Comics. Today, Marvel Worldwide Inc. is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Marvel properties and characters include Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, and The X-Men.

In what year did the “first true superhero movie” hit American movie theaters?

The first credited “Superhero” movie debuted in American theaters in 1941, in the form of a 12-chapter serial from Republic Pictures called “Adventures of Captain Marvel.”

What was the name of the Super Villain in "The Adventures of Captain Marvel," one of the first Superhero movies?

In “Adventures of Captain Marvel,” Billy Batson battles a Big Baddie known as The Scorpion.

Which actress played the powerful caped Super Heroine in the popular 1970s TV series “Wonder Woman”?

From 1975 through 1979, the beautiful, buxom Lynda Carter played the curvy, caped Wonder Woman on ABC – much to the delight of men around America.

Wonder Woman’s origin story holds that she was a warrior princess from which ancient race?

Originally a warrior princess of the Amazons, Wonder Woman was known as Princess Diana of Themyscira in her homeland.

What is the name of Batman’s sidekick, who is often referred to as The Boy Wonder?

Originally created by DC Comics to serve as a junior counterpart to Batman, Robin teamed with his mentor to form The Dynamic Duo – also known as The Caped Crusader.

What did the Green Lantern’s alter ego, Alan Scott, do for a living?

When Alan Scott came across a magic lantern after a railway crash, he was guided to craft a magic ring which gave him a wide range of Super Powers.

Spider-Man’s alter ego, Peter Parker, spent much of his downtime pursuing a beautiful girl. What was her name?

Officially Mary Jane Watson, and often abbreviated as M.J., Mary Jane was the love of Peter Parker’s life.

What was the name of the Batcave in the original 15-chapter “Batman” serial?

Batman’s super secret, super cool hideaway only underwent a slight name modification from its original film title: The Bat’s Cave.

Aquaman was a founding member of which Super Hero collective?

Also known simply as The Justice League, The Justice League of America originally consisted of Aquaman, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and The Martian Manhunter.

Which Super Hero was NOT a member of The Fantastic Four?

The Fantastic Four is historic, standing as the first Super Hero team title produced by Marvel Comics. The Fantastic Four was made up of The Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, and Mister Fantastic.

What is The Thing’s famous battle cry?

The Thing was known to loudly proclaim “It’s clobberin’ time!” just before heading into battle. His speech patterns were loosely based on actor and singer Jimmy Durante.

After his 1938 comic book appearance, what year did Superman find his way to the silver screen?

Superman got his own multi-chapter film saga in 1948, with an actor named Kirk Alyn starring as The Man of Steel.

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