Movie Quiz: Comic Book Heroes

Sometimes it seems that everything playing at the megaplex was inspired by a comic book superhero. But the truth is that movie superheroes have been around since the late 1930s.

For today’s quiz you need to match the comic book superhero with the various actors who have played him/her on screen (both movies and TV).




A. Batman
B. Superman
C. Spider-Man
D. Bruce Banner/
The Incredible Hulk
E. Daredevil
F. Wonder Woman
1. Brandon Routh
2. Ben Affleck
3. Lewis Wilson
4. Tobey Maguire
5. Ted Schwartz
6. Lynda Carter
7. Kirk Alyn
8. Adam West
9. Andrew Garfield
10. Eric Bana
11. George Reeves
12. Michael Keaton
13. Nicholas Hammond
14. Lou Ferringo
15. Edward Norton
16. George Clooney
17. Christopher Reeve
18. Henry Cavill
19. Val Kilmer
20. Bill Bixby
21. Christian Bale
22. Adrianne Palicki


About the Author

Robert W. Butler is a lifelong Kansas City area resident, a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School and the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. For several decades he was the movie editor of the Kansas City Star; he now writes a movie-themed blog at He's married to the former Ellen Vaughan; they are the proud parents of LA-based comedian, writer, director and TV personality Blair Butler. He used to be a dog person but now lives with two cats, thus demonstrating the flexibility of the human condition.


A: 3, 8, 12, 16, 19, 21 | B: 1, 7, 11, 17, 18 | C: 4, 5, 9, 13 | D: 10, 14,15, 20 | E: 2 | F: 6, 22