AUSTIN, Texas – Several Austin police officers traded their badges for tights Tuesday morning, bringing smiles to the sick patients of Dell Children’s Hospital.

The Super Heroes scaled the walls of the hospital bringing the characters from the pages of comic books to life.

Batman repelled down the side of the hospital as the children watched in awe. With his cape billowing behind him, Batman pressed his hands against the windows as the patients crowded to wave.

The heroes included Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Captain America, Flash, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, the Joker, Cat Woman and The Riddler.

After the heroes captured Cat Woman and The Riddler, they all met with the children to sign autographs and pose for pictures.  

The heroic efforts are through a partnership between Seton Healthcare and the Austin Police Department.