Batman has been named the greatest superhero of all time in an online poll, according to reports.
The Caped Crusader beat off competition from the likes of Spider-Man, Superman and Wolverine – who placed second, third and fourth, respectively - to land atop the list compiled by SFX.co.uk
, says Contactmusic
The character of Batman first appeared in Detective Comics
#27 in May 1939 and has since featured on screen in various incarnations, including a 1960s television series and most recently Oscar-winning film The Dark Knight
"No matter how often Batman is reinvented - a noir detective in the '40s, a camp icon in the '60s, a Gothic Knight in the '80s - he's always the coolest, most iconic and recognisable superhero there is," editor Dave Golder said.
It was reported earlier that director Christopher Nolan may return to direct the next Batman