The Caped Crusader has won the hearts of the British public.
Batman really couldn’t be more popular right now. The success of last years film ‘The Dark Knight’ was followed by rave reviews last month for the computer game ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum.’
If that wasn’t enough, Batman has now been voted Britain’s favourite superhero by readers of sci-fi and fantasy website, SFX.co.uk.
Spiderman had to settle for second place in the poll, while Superman came in third.
Batman has an impressive back catalogue, beginning in May 1939, when he first appeared in Detective Comics #27. This was followed by the camp TV series, ‘Batman,’ that ran from 1966-68.
Batman has also stared in an animated series, a number of computer games, including ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ and ‘Lego Batman’, as well as a hatful of big budget films.
In the last 20 years Batman has hit the silver screen no less than six times, with a seventh film rumoured to be released in 2011.
Arguably the biggest success to date for the Caped Crusader arrived last year when ‘The Dark Knight’ broke the box office record for the biggest opening weekend ever in the US.
The film, directed by Britain’s Christopher Nolan, also took over £11m in its opening weekend in the UK.
Britain’s top 10 superheroes are as follows:
5. Iron Man
6. Green Lantern
7. Captain Britain
Tip of the cape to the Telegraph