Batman voted greatest superhero

Batman voted greatest superhero reports, the Caped Crusader, who has been fighting crime in comics, on TV and in numerous film adaptations since 1939, beat Peter Parker's arachnid alter-ego to second place in the survey by

The Man of Steel flew into third place ahead of X-Men hero 'Wolverine', who clawed his way to number four. 'Iron Man' rounds out the top five.

"No matter how often 'Batman' is reinvented - a noir detective in the 1940s, a camp icon in the 1960s, a Gothic Knight in the 1980s - he's always the coolest, most iconic and recognisable superhero there is," said Dave Golder, editor of the SFX.