Do you know which Superhero is the most popular today? To answer that question I ran the names of the following seven Superheroes through some of the most popular Internet websites in the world. These are these results preceded by a very brief bio of each Superhero.
Spider-man was created by Stan Lee in 1962 as a comic book Superhero. He’s gone on to star in movies, TV shows, cartoons, video games, ads and all types of media outlets.
Superman made his debut in 1932 in a DC Comics comic book. He’s gone on to star in movies, TV shows, video games, toys, ads and also has a roller coaster named after him. The name Superman has become part of the American language.
The caped crusader made his debut in a DC Comics comic book in 1939. Batman is a crime fighting icon in movies, TV shows, video games, ads and cartoons.
A roller coaster ride is named for him at the Six Flags Amusement parks.
The Hulk was created by Stan Lee and made his debut in a 1962 comic book called The Incredible Hulk. He’s since starred in movies, TV shows, video games, and all forms of media. Is there any parent out there who did not buy their kids a pair of Hulk Hands at some point?
Hercules is a mythological superhero who possess great strength as the son of Zeus or Jupiter and the mortal woman Alcmena. Hercules is the original superhero since he dates back to ancient times.
It’s debatable whether or not Doctor Who is a superhero but he does posses a superior intellect and has the ability to regenerate which is really just used to replace different actors who play Doctor Who on TV in the long running sci-fi show. Doctor Who is a Time Lord who travels through time battling aliens such as the Daleks and their creator Davros, Cybermen and the evil Time Lord The Master.
Iron Man is the 3rd Superhero on this list to have been created by Stan Lee. Iron Man debuted in a 1963 comic book and has gone on to make a ton of money in featured films starring Robert Downey Jr.
Doctor Who – 143 million
Iron Man – 95.4 million
Batman – 49.3 million
Superman – 29.9 million
Hercules – 23.4 million
Spider-man – 22.7 million
Hulk – 21.8 million results
Doctor Who turns up the most search results from Google followed by Iron Man. The Hulk brings up the rear with 21.8 million results but combined there are almost 400 million results for these superheroes. That’s why all of them keep turning up in movies, as toys, on TV, in ads and all types of media. They are all popular.
AdWords Keyword Global Monthly Searches
Iron Man – 11.1 million
Batman – 11.1 million
Spider-man – 6.1 million
Superman – 4.1 million
Hulk – 3.4 million
Hercules – 2.7 million
Doctor Who – 2.7 million
Iron Man and Batman are searched for the most each month globally. Surprisingly Doctor Who is tied with Hercules for the lowest totals. But again there are over 40 million total globally monthly searches for these superheroes.
Batman – 33,026
Spider-man – 27,442
Superman – 25,166
Iron Man – 15,260
Hercules – 13,427
Hulk – 12,201
Doctor Who – 8,388
On Amazon, Batman has the most results followed closely by Spider-man and Superman. Doctor Who is once again last as not many kids want a Doctor Who action figure for Christmas.
Iron Man – 1,000,000
Doctor Who – 919,000
Batman – 427,000
Superman – 341,000
Spider-man – 225,000
Hulk – 193,000
Hercules – 98,000
Iron Man rules YouTube with over 1,000,000 videos linked to his name. Doctor Who is not far behind with 919,000. Hercules has the fewest videos linked to his name which is not surprising since he’s the oldest and farthest removed from videos. Combined there are well over 3 million videos linked to these seven superheroes.
Who is the Most Popular Superhero Today?
1) Iron Man
Iron Man is first on YouTube and tied for first for global monthly searches. Second on Google and 4th on Amazon. Iron Man clearly has the best overall results and is the most popular Superhero today.
Batman is first on Amazon and tied for first for global monthly searches. He also ranks 3rd on both YouTube and Google.
3) Doctor Who
First on Google by a wide margin plus second on YouTube ranks Doctor Who as the third most popular Superhero. He would rank higher but is last on Amazon and tied for last for global monthly searches.
4) Tie between Spider-man and Superman
Neither Spider-man or Superman ranked first or last on any of the websites. Ask most people who the most popular Superhero today is and most would answer one of these two with Superman probably ranking #1.
6) Tie between Hulk and Hercules
The Hulk ranked last on Google while Hercules was last on YouTube. They flip-flopped on Amazon and the Keyword Tool for global monthly searches.
All these Superheroes are immensely popular today. Most have more results on the Internet websites than the biggest stars in Hollywood today do. And they all have longer career too.
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