Still, the idea behind superhero day is to honour those who serve and protect while fighting evil. No matter who your favourite hero is, honouring the real or fictional people that inspire us is a worthwhile cause this April 28.

If you don’t know about Marvel Comics, think about all those super heroes you loved growing up (and probably still love). We’re talking about Spiderman, Thor, Ironman, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and many other fan favourites. Those heroes are all from Marvel comics. Marvel Comics as in the creators of “The Fantastic Four,” “The Avengers,” and “X-Men.” However, Marvel superheroes aren’t the only ones out there. If you’re a fan of Batman, Wonder Woman, or Superman, those superheroes were created by DC Comics, and they are equally celebrated on this day!

Did you know the first superhero ever was created in 1936. The superhero was named Phantom, and he started with his own comic strip in a U.S. newspaper. This was the first known beginnings of a published superhero, and now there are hundreds of well-known heroes that everyone loves.

Facts about super heroes:

  1. Grey Hulk

    The well-known, muscular green superhero was originally supposed to be grey. Due to printing issues, he became the green hulk we know now.

  2. Batman is one smart guy

    Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160, and Bruce Wayne has an IQ of 162!

  3. Thor can speak every language

    One of his powers is called “All-Tongue.” This gives him the ability to speak and have anybody understand him.

  4. Iron man likes his suits

    In fact, he has over 50 suits designed for oceans, battles, and one that has Stark’s mind built into it… just in case.

  5. Spiderman was inspired by a fly

    Stan Lee saw the fly on the wall and started thinking about superheroes that could stick to surfaces.

Who’s your favourite super hero?