I know Marvel and DC have well established characters, so they rarely need to create original ones. I want to know the last original hero for each universe as of August 2015. Can someone help me find this?

This does not count a different person being the same hero (like a different Spider-Man or Robin is still that hero, just a different person).

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    update your question to specify as of when, as this can quickly go out of date. – phantom42 Aug 20 '15 at 21:02


That being said, both are strongly connected to prior heroes from the same stable.

The most recent wholly-new creation seems to be Blue Marvel (2008)

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  • @RaceBannon - I'm fairly sure I made that point. – Valorum Aug 20 '15 at 22:19

The Wikipedia article List of Superhero debuts may be helpful, although it's certainly not going to be comprehensive.

DC introduced King Chimera in April 2009 (JSA #24)

Marvel introduced Lyra in August 2008.

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