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Daily Heroes

The Daily [Batman / Superman / Wolverine] [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Apr 11, 2008 - 34 comments

LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES

Ghetto Man roasts the Superheroes As Scott Tipton says, "No superhero movie, no matter how bad, how awful, how soul-numbingly un-good in every sense of the word, can hurt me. I’ve seen LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES. Truly, nothing else comes close
posted by vronsky on Aug 31, 2007 - 26 comments

Tigra, do you have to do that here?

Unintentionally Sexual Comics Covers and Panels. Utterly insane.
posted by Tim McDonough on Jul 11, 2007 - 61 comments

Homogeneity Of Heroes

"I like to think that there'll always be a place in our universe where a kid can look and see reflected in the mirror an idealized form of themselves." Hero Deficit: Comics Books In Decline is an article, by freelance journalist Brad Mackay, exploring the challenges of superhero relevancy in a diverse society. Previous comic book and superhero-related posts on Metafilter. Wikipedia also has a very informative superhero page.
posted by amyms on Apr 23, 2007 - 48 comments

Election day 2006 - Whose side is your favourite superhero on?

Election day 2006 - Whose side is your favourite superhero on? "The Spirit of Vengeance, Ghost Rider is the ultimate protest voter. He always votes against the incumbent and anyone who endorses helmet laws. Vengeance is his." [via]
posted by feelinglistless on Nov 8, 2006 - 18 comments

"Holy Queering of Pop Culture, Batman!"

"And on the rare occasion when nonwhite heroes were included, names like Black Panther and Black Lightning telegraphed the difference" (NYT). Nonwhite and non-traditional superheroes aren't new, but a "lesbian socialite" Batwoman is. How about "The Great Ten," a "Chinese government controlled superteam" also to be featured in the ongoing "52" Series from DC comics (an alternate superverse bereft of A-league stars like Batman and Superman)? When I was a kid, it was pretty shocking to know of at least one gay superhero (and a Canadian to boot), but I wasn't aware that there were actually so many. Of course, the irrepressible Stan Lee claims he created the first gay superhero in the persona of Pvt. Percival Pinkerton. (Previous mefi discussion of Pavitr Prabhakar, the "Indian Spiderman" here.)
posted by bardic on Jun 1, 2006 - 41 comments

Holy haircuts, Batman

The worst haircuts on MySpace, and the superheroes they resemble - round one, and round two.
posted by greycap on Apr 28, 2006 - 67 comments

"Wanna go over to Aquaman's and maybe play some Gamecube?"

Sam Rockwell cast as Batman. Does this mean Christian Bale is out?
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 23, 2006 - 19 comments

i think this spidey evolution thing has gotten out of hand...

Spider-man, for many of us, has been a tried and true character which many of us have grown up with. For my fellow comic geeks, I'm sure many of you will agree at having enjoyed the stories for many years. However, the recent "The Other" storyline has harped on a series of evolutions(literally, not figuratively) that our webslinger has undergone of late. Of which an upcoming costume change is the least.
posted by Doorstop on Jan 31, 2006 - 65 comments

"I LIKE FIGHTING CRIME HERE!"

Captain Jackson (not to be confused with the other one), along with his teammates Crimefighter Girl and the Queen of Hearts, patrolled the streets of Jackson, Michigan and made celebrity appearances and public service announcements while working in hand with Jackson police. But it's time to turn in the cape: after a DWI, the Captain's identity is revealed. While not exactly Batman, Captain Jackson was one of the few real-life superheroes working to help the public in costume. Will someone take up the tights? A few tips for aspiring superheroes.
posted by luftmensch on Jan 25, 2006 - 13 comments

The Goggles Do Nothing!

The worst Superhero costumes ever? "It's not every day that we see a hipster ape grabbing a dude's ass." So True.
posted by Fuzzy Monster on May 27, 2005 - 39 comments

Of Superheroes, Product Placements, and PSAs.

Of Superheroes, Product Placements, and PSAs. A nostagia-filled gallery of comic book covers with all your favourite (and no so favourite) spandex-clad superheroes shilling everything from Hostess cream-filled Twinkies to saying no to crack.
posted by Sully on Mar 16, 2005 - 12 comments

Bam! Kapow! Splat!

Philosophical Powers! The greatest minds of all time now have great bodies to match! Philosophy's (and theology's) greatest superheroes now in action figure form! Thrill to Arrogant Aristotle, Angry Anselm, Dangerous Descartes, Nefarious Nietzsche and more!
posted by The Thnikkaman on Jan 13, 2005 - 40 comments

Still waiting for Batman vs. Superman

Superhero Hype! Is waiting for June 17 driving you batty? Does being patient until July 1 seem less than fantastic? Have no fear. Superhero Hype! will keep you up to date on all the latest news and rumors in the exciting field of comic-book-to-movie adaptations.
posted by Faint of Butt on Nov 25, 2004 - 15 comments

Say Neigh To Crime

My Little Justice League "Here you can enjoy the sight of your favorite heroes--well, MY favorite heroes, really, but maybe some of yours will overlap--as ponies."
posted by Joey Michaels on Oct 21, 2004 - 14 comments

With Great Color...

Spiderman Reviews Crayons (via YesAnd.com)
posted by Joey Michaels on Aug 31, 2004 - 9 comments

Indian Superman

Indian Superman is a movie of questionable legality released in India in the mid eighties. Perhaps it should have had a wider release since it has a great deal of humorous appeal for Western audiences. Check out this review from Stomp Tokyo. I'm looking forward to a crossover when Indian Superman meets Indian Spider-Man. via Sepia Mutiny
posted by rks404 on Aug 17, 2004 - 10 comments

The Evil Spider mEn!

Spiderman as a villian! Just to keep the trend for the day going.. (Via I-mockery by way of Fark)
posted by Elim on Jun 30, 2004 - 1 comment

Is that a cape in your closet?

Batman and Robin have been spotted on the streets of Whitley england, saving damsels in distress, scaring wrongdoers and even chasing naked men from football fields. Other self-made superheroes making news range from the amusing to the disturbing. Even MTV and Stan Lee are jumping into the fray with a casting call for a reality TV show where contestants will compete against each other in a show designed to develop their superhero characters and test their mettle as defenders of justice.
posted by Stuart_R on Apr 19, 2004 - 14 comments

But I'm fighting Hitler..!

Daredevil and Captain America Hang Out... at the Quickstop.
(Warning: Flash --and geekfare!-- follow.)
posted by Shane on Nov 10, 2003 - 7 comments

ADS FROM THE COMIC BOOKS

SUPER MARKETING: ADS FROM THE COMIC BOOKS
"A look at some of the best, most-memorable, and most-audacious ads from American comic books."
posted by crunchland on Sep 26, 2003 - 19 comments

I'd watch a new TV Show with Bull rather than Markie Post.

Activate Electra-Change!! Ah yes, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Just one of the many sites devoted to the hallucinations of Sid and Marty Krofft, but what's important here are the quicktime clips. Oh, and the mystery 2001 pilot episode for the WB starring that chick from Night Court.
posted by Stan Chin on Aug 27, 2003 - 14 comments

Japanese Super Heros from the 70's

What's that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Warrior of Love Rainbowman!
Japanese superheroes from the 70's. Via Coudal
posted by btwillig on Jul 2, 2003 - 11 comments

Truth, Justice, and the Soviet Way

Truth, Justice, and the Soviet Way What if baby Kal-El's spaceship had crashed on Earth 12 hours earlier, in the Ukraine instead of middle America? The new 3-issue comic book series Superman: Red Son envisions the Man of Steel as a good-hearted citizen of the USSR, helping to spread communism across the world. Wonder Woman is his girlfriend; Batman is an anti-Soviet terrorist; Lex Luthor becomes U.S. president. This alternate-universe jaunt is not just for fun: writer Mark Millar says it's a timely exploration of what happens when one all-powerful country anoints itself leader of the world.
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Jun 9, 2003 - 25 comments

Who was that masked man?

Who was that masked man? A bunch of friends decide to fool their local paper into thinking there is a real-life superhero in Tunbridge Wells. Local paper falls for it hook line and sinker. Swiftly followed by national media. This thread on a Divine Comedy discussion board describes the whole dastardly plot unfolding. The fun starts on page 2.
posted by salmacis on May 27, 2003 - 13 comments

Enter ... the Rawhide Kid!

Enter ... the Rawhide Kid! Marvel is about to unveil the first openly gay gunslinger. Name's the Rawhide Kid. Its creators say it will likely be campy. With a name like that, how could it be anything but?
posted by risenc on Dec 9, 2002 - 22 comments

Teaching physics with superheroes...

Teaching physics with superheroes...
...and comics in general. Comics are used to teach math, in "The Mathematical Cartoons of Larry Gonick". While this flash animation addresses the physics of everyday life. Interesting ways to present basic and sometimes not so basic [~400k jpg] topics in science.
posted by talos on Nov 8, 2002 - 8 comments

My buddy and I are in a pub, and I mention this website called Gone and Forgotten, which is all about superheroes who were so ill-conceived that they were quickly abandoned. And my buddy says "What about the Metal Men -- do they talk about the Metal Men?" And I say "The Metal who?" And my buddy says "They were these robots, and they had each had the powers associated with the metal they were made of. Like, Lead could block x-rays, and Mercury could, I dunno, take your temperature or something." And I tell my buddy that, although I don't know if the Metal Men appear on the virtual pages of G.A.F., I am certain that someone out there on the Internet has created a Unofficial Metal Man Fan Page. And I am right.
posted by Shadowkeeper on Aug 23, 2002 - 26 comments

As a lifelong DC Comics fan, I think I can truly state that Dr. Fate's fabulous blue and gold costume made me the gay man that I am today. Likewise, Element Lad's admitted shyness towards women (and pretty pink outfit) helped me identify with him as a gay teen. Until now, though, I didn't know where I could find others whose gayness was so closely intertwined with a love of comic books. The Gay League changed all that. Warning, some of the fan-submitted artwork, featuring generously overendowed (even by superhero standards) men and women is probably a little risque for work. We're here, we're queer, we love the Legion!
posted by WolfDaddy on Aug 13, 2002 - 24 comments

Freddy vs. Jason.

Freddy vs. Jason. Batman vs. Superman. It seems Hollywood is done mining lame cartoons for movie fodder and has moved on to pitting tired franchises against each other. What's next? Hercule Poirot vs. Indiana Jones? (Actually, that'd be good.) Personally, I'd like to see Bugs Bunny vs. Sauron. We know who'd win that battle. What movie battles would you like to see?
posted by billder on Aug 5, 2002 - 146 comments

Presenting the Hero Machine!

Presenting the Hero Machine! Admit it, you've always wanted to be a superhero. Well, you can't be a superhero without first having a really rad costume to protect your secret civilian identity. Here's the first step on the way to becoming a shining beacon for truth and justice ... or heck, world domination. Either way, this fun little toy has kept me occupied most of this week. I just can't get the right combination of helmet and undershirt. Soon, though. (Flash required)
posted by WolfDaddy on Jun 21, 2002 - 3 comments

BBC presents: The Science of Superheroes!

BBC presents: The Science of Superheroes! Ever wonder how Spider-Man climbs on walls? How do lie detectors such as Wonder Woman's lasso work? What was gravity like on planet Krypton? The BBC takes a scientific look at our favorite superheroes to teach the physics behind the fantasy.
posted by phatboy on Jun 20, 2002 - 8 comments

More from the Textual Analysis Department: Spiderman as class warrior. "This battle of good vs. evil features the alter egos of an orphan raised by financially-strapped working class relatives versus an egotistical corporate executive."
posted by raaka on May 17, 2002 - 16 comments

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its Ace or Gary disguised as Superman!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its Ace or Gary disguised as Superman! If you thought Peter Pan was a few apples short, then check then keep reading. "... Several brave heroes in spandex ventured to pose in their superhero outfits little did they know what was waiting for them!"

The bondage Spiderman is whack yo! I just want to know where's the Wolverine to torch a blunt and get the freak on?
posted by Brilliantcrank on Jan 27, 2002 - 6 comments

Batman vs. Superman.

Batman vs. Superman. Tonight we find out who wins at the end of the seven hour marathon which started a few minutes back on Cartoon Network. All week long the fans have been voting for their favourites, and from the last two hours of this marathon will be dedicated to the winner. [It's on Cartoon Network in the US.]
posted by riffola on Jan 26, 2002 - 21 comments

Citizens in Appreciation of Powerful Entities

Citizens in Appreciation of Powerful Entities
If you are a superhero, it's time to make your presence known! The C.A.P.E. Hero Registry is now online, and you should be on it!
posted by riley370 on Sep 8, 2001 - 2 comments

The Spiderman Teaser Trailer

The Spiderman Teaser Trailer has just been released, and does it look cool! Too bad that we have to wait until May '02 to see it.
posted by Sal Amander on Jul 13, 2001 - 40 comments

"What's going on Doc?" "You're having an origin son." I dig this. Shame it's no longer being updated. Though the premise is short-sighted, in some ways it had the potential better realized with Argon Zark. Do you want to be a super-hero? Well, you gotta lotta things to consider. What is your super power? Who is your hero? Which is better: Flight or Invisibility? Do you have to wear spandex? and Who said anything about being a superhero?
posted by ZachsMind on Jul 5, 2001 - 5 comments

Free costume dry cleaning.

Free costume dry cleaning. The Justice League of America seeks new heroes. I'd apply but it says quite clearly that "Your weakness cannot in any way be related to a food or beverage." Damn.
posted by amanda on Apr 9, 2001 - 10 comments

Leaping Lizards, Batman! It's...it's...PERIODIC!

Leaping Lizards, Batman! It's...it's...PERIODIC!
posted by plinth on May 8, 2000 - 1 comment

X-Men the Movie

X-Men the Movie trailer was released recently. I didn't even realize they were working on this.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Feb 17, 2000 - 6 comments

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