Independent Heros from the USA
February 9, 2011 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Welcome to the International Catalogue of Superheroes. The purpose of this site is to build up a database of information about various superhero characters from around the world. For decades American comics, and especially those from two prolific publishing houses, have dominated if not the market, then certainly the public's perception of it. There are few people in the world who would not recognise Superman, Batman, Spider-Man or the X-Men, and there are hundreds of websites devoted to those characters. That is not the focus of this site.

Also check out the Independent heroes page, which includes lesser known but nonetheless deeply nostalgic superheroes from the U.S.
posted by Deathalicious (10 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This is my favourite superhero.
posted by dng at 8:16 AM on February 9, 2011

This is very cool. Lack of search is almost a feature , you are forced to peel back layers as you drill down to find someone. I used to spend hours pouring over character bios as kid. This brings me back.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:59 AM on February 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

Here now is my serious answer to "what do you now know that you didn't before reading MetaFilter?" Australia, of all places, has a superhero who in his civilian identity is a fashion designer.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:05 AM on February 9, 2011

Canada's own Mr. Canoehead.
posted by stinkycheese at 9:29 AM on February 9, 2011

No Brown Hornet? Well that sucks.
posted by cashman at 9:50 AM on February 9, 2011

No El Kabong?
Seems incomplete w/out him.
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:30 AM on February 9, 2011

They're missing Antimatter Annihilator Lad, the superhero who can destroy 90 kilograms of antimatter with a single touch.
posted by straight at 10:58 AM on February 9, 2011

that was a double whammy, i became nostalgic for obscure childhood superheroes and 1998 webdesign at the same time.
posted by sawdustbear at 11:29 AM on February 9, 2011

I'm disappointed that the entry for Ogami Itto (the titular assassin of Lone Wolf & Cub) was illustrated with a piece of Frank Miller's (IMO, vastly inferior) US cover art instead of something by series artist Kojima Goseki.
posted by Strange Interlude at 2:07 PM on February 9, 2011

What about Dug from Up? He deserves a mention, at least.
posted by sneebler at 3:09 PM on February 9, 2011

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