Friday, February 05, 2016

Superheroes of: The 1990s

Powered by the success of Tim Burton's Batman (1989), the nineties saw superhero cinema rise and become a dramatic force at the box office.

Although period superhero films largely failed, the Batman saga least until 1997. And the 1990s is also the first decade that saw a number of superheroes of color on the big screen.

How many of these nineties superheroes do you remember?

Identified by Sirrus: Darkman.

Identified by Sirrus: The Flash.

Identified by Sirrus: The Rocketeer.

Identified by Bruce Nims: Meteor Man.

Identified by Bruce Nims: Blank Man (on TV, Handiman).

Identified by Bruce Nims: The Crow.

Identified by Sirrus: The Mask.

Identified by Sirrus: The Shadow.

Identified by Vejur79: Black Scorpion.

Identified by Veju79: M.A. N.T.I.S.

Identified by Sirrus: The Phantom.

Identified by Duanne: Bibleman.

Identified by Bruce Nims: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Identified by Will Perez: Nick Fury, Agent for SHIELD..

Identified by Sirrus: Spawn.

Identified by Sirrus: Steel.

Identified by Sirrus: Blade.

Identified by Will Perez: Angel.

Identified by Sirrus: Mystery Men.

Identified by SGB: Now and Again

And if you like revisiting historic superheroes, don't forget to read my book: The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television (2008).


  1. 1. Darkman
    2. The Flash
    3. The Rocketeer
    7. The Mask
    8. The Shadow
    11. The Phantom
    15. Spawn
    16. Steel
    17. Blade
    19. Mystery Men

  2. 4. Meteor Man
    5. Handi Man
    6. The Crow
    13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    18. Angel

    1. Great job, Bruce! Damon Wayons was HandiMan on TV, but the movie title was Blankman. Still, awesome!

  3. 13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    14. Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (David Hasselhoff)
    18. Angel (Buffy spinoff)

  4. vejur7910:36 AM

    9. Black Scorpion
    10. M.A.N.T.I.S.

  5. 5. Blank Man.
    9. The Black Scorpion
    10. M.A.N.T.I.S.
    12. Bibleman

    1. Excellent job (especially because you got Bibleman -- that was my super obscure image!)

  6. Hi John,

    #10 MANTIS
    #12 BIBLEMAN (Willie Ames)
    #20 NOW & AGAIN

    John awesome The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television book.


    1. Excellent job, SGB. I think it is amazing that you and Duanne got Bibleman. Most people have forgotten about that supehrero! :) And thank you for the comment on my book, my friend.

  7. 4. Meteor Man
    9. Black Scorpion
    10. Mantis