As a kid growing up in Washington State, I loved his TV show and who would've thought in 2022 he'd be in the spotlight again?

2019 Comic-Con International - General Atmosphere And Cosplay
Getty Images
loading...

In a recent poll of 1,000 Washingtonians, the results are in and the most popular superhero in our state is…Shazam!

Who Is The Most Popular Superhero In Washington State?

That’s right, Captain Marvel (the DC Comics version) who was created way back in 1939 by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck is the people’s choice for who they want to protect them from evil (or at least keep their city clean).

Get our free mobile app

But why Shazam? Well, his ability to transform from a normal human into a superhero by uttering the word “Shazam!” probably has something to do with it. Plus, he has all the powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury…which is just a really impressive lineup. And did we mention that he hangs out with an enormous talking tiger? So there’s that.

2019 Comic-Con International - General Atmosphere And Cosplay
Getty Images
loading...

But whatever the reason for his popularity, we can all agree that Shazam is a true force for good…even if he does hail from another state ( Philly). Sorry, Washingtonians. Maybe next year.

"The Batman" World Premiere
Getty Images
loading...

In second place is none other than Batman — the Dark Knight himself. It’s no surprise that this fan favorite would come in a close second given his long history of fighting crime in Gotham City (and beyond). Not to mention his impressive arsenal of gadgets and vehicles (we’re looking at you, Batmobile).

And who could forget about his loyal sidekick Robin or his butler Alfred Pennyworth? Batman may not have superpowers like Shazam!, but he more than makes up for it with his brains and brawn.

35th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party
Getty Images
loading...

Rounding out the top three is Spider-Man—the wall-crawling superhero who first made his debut in 1962. Spidey has all the powers of a spider (including enhanced strength, agility, and stamina) and uses his abilities to fight crime in New York City.

He’s also known for his quick wit and humor…something that undoubtedly endears him to fans of all ages. And let’s not forget about his trusted sidekicks: Aunt May, Mary Jane Watson, and Ned Leeds.

youtube/shazam/warner bros
youtube/shazam/warner bros
loading...

So there you have it! The most popular superhero in Washington State is Shazam!, followed closely by Batman and Spider-Man.

While we may not have our own homegrown hero like some other states (*cough* California *cough*), we can certainly appreciate the heroes who do keep our state safe…even if they do reside elsewhere.

9 Tri-Cities Super Heroes That'll Save The Day

Tri-Cities Washington has its own set of superhero defenders. From Hanford to the Columbia River and beyond, these seven amazing heroes come together to protect the Tri-Cities from the evil Dr. Atomo and his deformed Atomo Men.

More From 107.3 KFFM