Who came first, Batman or Superman?

Which one was written first?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Comic book:

    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.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Superman in 1938 and then Batman a year after.

  • 5 months ago

    Supes started it ALL.

  • Simon
    Lv 4
    5 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.

  • 6 months ago

    Superman came before Batman

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Superman, officially.

    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.

    • Chaphaz Yahshua
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Like Jesus, the Clark/Superman character had a purity and innocence in his nature. Jesus said He was not of this world, that He was from heaven above. Even the scene where Superman was resurrected is certainly nothing new.

  • 6 months ago

    Superman... batman not long after though. Both are two of the first DC heros.

  • BJJ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Superman 1938

    Batman 1939

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