Their fictional counterparts might be tireless battlers for truth and justice, but when three British men dressed as Spiderman, Superman and Batman came to blows the reason was far more prosaic - a shortage of burgers.
Police were called to the superhero bust-up after the three men in fancy dress traded punches in front of a fast food van located on a main road in Canterbury, southern England, local police said.
It was believed the fight began in the early hours of Christmas Day because of a shortage of food at the van.
A 23-year-old man suffered facial injuries but declined to press charges, Kent Police said.
"Spiderman, Superman and Batman were involved in a minor altercation at 12.32 am at Wincheap on Christmas Day.
The injured party declined to take it any further," a spokesman said.