Who is the oldest superhero?

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The 1903 play "The Scarlet Pimpernel" popularized the idea of a masked avenger, according to Frank Lovece of Newsday. The Scarlet Pimpernel works in the shadows with his identity hidden from both friend and foe. He stands for English stability and against chaos during the onset of the French Revolution.

Pulp fiction and comic-strips soon followed suit with costumed heroes such as Zorro and the Phantom. In 1930, the concept of superpowers were introduced by way of Hugo Danner's superhuman strength in the American science fiction novel "Gladiator." In 1938, these two archetypes of costumed hero and superpowers converged with the introduction of Superman.

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My mother used to always say,You act as old as Methuselah. Well, I never knew who she was talking about then, but Methuselah was the oldest person in the Bible! He was 969 years old
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Contestants were required to be separated from family and friends as they all shared living space in what Stan called "the lair. The lair is where much of the show took place
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