D.C. Comics publishes many popular comic books, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Students should look under the "Beyond Comics" heading to find links to the “complete history” editions to see how these fictional characters have evolved to symbolize much more than just comic books.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Heroes
The Encyclopedia Mythica presents this collection of entries on the mythological heroes of various cultures.
Heroes and Icons
On this site, Time magazine presents the profiles of twenty people who "articulate the longings of the last 100 years." Muhammad Ali is among those profiled.
Heroes of Ground Zero
This Web site of the PBS documentary Heroes of Ground Zero tells the story of the Fire Department of New York. Read about the FDNY's history, listen to firefighters discuss 9/11, and find answers to many common questions about firefighting.