Who came first, Batman or Superman?
Which one was written first?
- Old Man DirtLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Superman: 1938 (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster)
Batman: 1939 (Bob Kane and Bill Finger)
As for Radio, "Batman" shows were used for when the "Superman" cast were on vacation.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Superman in 1938 and then Batman a year after.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 75 months ago
Supes started it ALL.
- SimonLv 45 months ago
They were introduced to me about the same time.
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- 6 months ago
Superman. Superman was first released in 1938, and the first batman issue came out in May, 1939
- 6 months ago
Superman, of course. Superman was written in 1938.
- conley39Lv 76 months ago
Superman came before Batman
- Anonymous6 months ago
Wes Roland's The Bat came out in 1926, and that was one inspiration for the character Batman, which was also inspired by several characters, like: The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905), Zorro (1919), the Shadow (1931), Dick Tracy (1931), Sherlock Holmes (1887) ..... both the Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro were wealthy aristocrats that put off public personas as being arrogant...etc.. to really throw people off considering them as viable candidates as the masked vigilantes that they were. Both Zorro and the Scarlet Pimpernel were concerned about the people, the citizens and used their intellect and skills to take on a self-sacrifical mission, dedicating their lives to helping the people.
I see Superman as more of a knock-off of Jesus, mixed with science fiction. And plenty of Hollywood writers note that connection too.
- wobafettyLv 66 months ago
Superman... batman not long after though. Both are two of the first DC heros.
- BJJLv 76 months ago