Journalist Clark Kent from the planet Krypton was created in 1938.
2 Batman: The alter ego of businessman Bruce Wayne who swore revenge on criminals after his parents' murder.
3 Spider-Man: Student Peter Parker and his ability to cling on to surfaces emerged in 1962.
4 Daredevil: Matt Murdock's alias is also bent on revenge after his father is killed.
5 Iron Man: Tony Stark uses his protective shield to save the world, and now enjoying box-office success.
6 Wonder Woman: Created in 1941 and has fought for justice, love, peace and sexual equality.
7 Wolverine: The mutant with long retractable claws has also hit the big screen with Hugh Jackman.
8 Thor: Based on the Norse god of thunder, the character first appeared in 1962.
9 Hulk: The alter ego of Bruce Banner, became the Incredible Hulk on television.
10 Captain Marvel: By saying the word Shazam, he turns into a superhero with Herculean strength.