A day meant for celebrating superheroes! It’s no surprise that the day was created in 1995 by Marvel Comics themselves. Now each year people come together to celebrate their favorite heroes. Fictional or real.
Many of us spent our childhood surrounded by superheroes and our love for them. Spiderman, Hulk, Black Widow, Captain Marvel. Add in The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and all the Avengers. If you take a trip down DC lane you may even run into some memories of Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman.
Is DC and Marvel where superheroes originated from? You may be shocked to hear that the answer is no. The first-ever comic superhero was created in 1936 by someone who was named Phantom. He started his own comic strip in the U.S newspaper. It is now known as the first known published superhero.
National Superhero Day isn’t just for the crime-fighting, power-holding, superheroes we still love to this day. It’s also a day to recognize and thank the real-life heroes we look up to every day. With or without a mask, a cape, scrubs, or uniforms there is someone out there that you have looked up to. Let them know just how much their dedication and compassion have changed your life for the better.
Let’s jump into some facts about our favorite superheroes.