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The First 10 DC Superheroes In Chronological Order

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Starting with the Man of Steel, DC Comics created several heroes in rapid succession, with many becoming icon characters loved in modern comics.

There's no doubt that DC Comics have been the leader in superhero titles over its history. It debuted a new generation of superheroes to usher in the Silver Age of the 1950s. Before that, it moved pulp magazine heroes to four-color panels to kick off the Golden Age.

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The company and its creators introduced several superheroes between 1938 and 1942, and many are still part of the comic book culture. It's a testament to the imagination of DC's writers and artists that some of their earliest heroes remained relevant nearly a century later.

Updated on September 14th, 2022 by Casey Lawrence: This list has been updated to include relevant information and additional details regarding the comic source material.

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Although the concept of a younger partner originated with the Crimson Avenger and Wing, it wasn't until Robin's introduction in Detective Comics (Vol. 1) #38 (by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson) that it became an established trend. Rather than simply existing like Wing, Robin created a new dynamic between hero and partner.

Dick Grayson's debut changed the scope of Batman's stories. No longer a dark figure seeking bloody vengeance, Bruce Wayne now had a ward to protect. This caused the Dark Knight to change his methods and present a less frightening version of himself.

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