Batman crowned ‘greatest comic hero’

By Hindustan Times

Batman has been named the greatest comic hero of all time in a poll conducted by a magazine.

The readers of Comic Heroes magazine voted for the caped crusader, the alias of billionaire Bruce Wayne, as their top comic hero, ahead of Spider-Man and Superman, who came second and third respectively.

The magazine is not the first to rank heroes from the world of comics. In 2008, Empire magazine put Superman on top, followed by Batman and John Constantine, the exorcist created by Alan Moore, while the Man of Steel also topped a list from IGN.

But Comic Heroes editor Jes Bickham said it was “no surprise” that Batman came in at No 1 as the character, created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, was, “quite simply, the coolest and most interesting superhero ever created”.