DC Comic Book Heroes: Superman

Superman is from the planet Krypton. Superman lives in various places depending on the story and the exact canon. He lives in Metropolis, and this is supposedly located in New York State. Some canons say that it is literally in New York City. He crash-landed in Smallville, Kansas, which is where his parents Ma and Pa Kent are from, representing a sort of immigrant and All-American backstory.

Superman’s Super Powers

Superman has the full arsenal of superpowers. He is incredibly strong, and has been described as being exactly as strong as he needs to be given the situation. He has x-ray vision that can allow him to see into things. He can fly and leap from building to building. He’s also very fast when the situation calls for it. Superman also seems to be good at healing, and is truly only vulnerable to a substance that isn’t even found on Earth. As such, Superman can intervene in almost any situation.

Superman’s Enemies

Lex Luther is generally Superman’s arch enemy, although he has fought many different enemies over the course of the comic book series.

DC Comic Book Heroes: Batman

Batman lives in Gotham City. He was born into a member of the wealthiest class in Gotham City. His parents were killed as a result of street violence on the dark streets of Gotham. His quest to rid the streets of crime is partly an act of vengeance for their death.

Batman’s Super Powers

Batman has no superpowers, but he is able to compensate for that because his tremendous wealth allows him to buy whichever gadgets he needs. He has a car that is essentially a tank and that has the powers of one. Batman’s gadgets vary somewhat depending on the exact interpretation of the canon and the exact comic book, but his gadgets certainly help to make him a better physical fighter. He also has excellent hand-to-hand combat skills.

Batman’s Enemies

Batman has several arch enemies. Most of the time, he is facing the Joker. Sometimes, he is facing the Penguin. Two-Face is another popular Batman villain. All of these characters more or less represent a different social ill or vice that he must fight.