As the saying goes “crime doesn’t pay,” but perhaps it should be amended to include “and neither does being a superhero.” In the comic book world, heroes often earn a great deal less than their villainous rivals. Sure, some heroes like Iron Man and Black Panther have more riches than they could ever hope to spend, a lot of others struggle just to keep a roof over their heads. Many of these superheroes don’t own a lot and never have. Some have day jobs that are on the lower end of the pay scale, while others live in complete squalor on the fringes of society. These are the 12 poorest superheroes struggling to get by in the Marvel Universe.