July 25, 2007 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Real Life Super Heroes! Perhaps you've heard of Angle Grinder Man, Superbarrio and Terrifica. How about The Eye, Tothian or Mr. Silent? There is, of course, the Wikipedia page for Real Life Super Heroes. A Myspace group chock full of spandex and gadgets. The member list is a great place to start browsing.
posted by loquacious (29 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Man, that superhero registry is so fucking illegible! Still, neat shit, man.
posted by klangklangston at 3:46 PM on July 25, 2007

The only crimes I see are the myspace templates.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:48 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Who would have thought that a home.earthlink page with visible table borders would be so refreshing after those MySpace atrocities?
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:51 PM on July 25, 2007

It's hard to design good web pages with a mask, cape, utility belt and gloves on. Besides, what's a superhero going to do with leet CSS skills? STOP, THIEF! I KNOW HOW TO PAGINATE TEXT FLOWS AND MAKE SHINY ROUNDED BOXES!
posted by loquacious at 3:56 PM on July 25, 2007

Damnit, loquacious, where do you get off posting links to superheroes with myspace pages? Watchmen is in the works, and I have enough fears about it about without having to worry about a scene where Nite Owl posts emo blog entries onto his myspace about how he just doesn't think he's man enough, but then finally changes his mind after reading a heart-felt, encouraging comment left by none other than the Silk Spectre.
posted by invitapriore at 3:57 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Curse you and your box-model hack, loquacious! I would have gotten away with it if not for that improperly cleared float!
posted by adamrice at 4:00 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Mr. Silent? Mimes are not superheroes, sorry. Fighting crime by annoyance is not a valid modus opandi. Mimes are to whacked with salamis.

The Eye needs to pay Will Eisner for stealing the Spirit's look.

Tothian, really. Tucking your pants into your boots just makes you look like a dork. If you learn nothing else from Star Trek:TNG, learn that.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:00 PM on July 25, 2007

Good use of the AWESOME tag.
posted by exogenous at 4:01 PM on July 25, 2007

doctor_negative: I think you have material for a new blog. Ugly (Superhero) Outfits New York is the next big thing!
posted by invitapriore at 4:05 PM on July 25, 2007

Wonder if Terrifica has ever joined forces with Splenda and Stevia to combat the evil Xylitol?
posted by rob511 at 4:06 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Hmmm, superhero or supervillain?

*Flips coin*

Well, that settles it. I've got to go, but I the guy with the bush axe and the mask.

I'll let you figure out which side I'm on.
posted by quin at 4:11 PM on July 25, 2007

That's not an angle grinder. It's a cutoff saw.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:15 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Only the Mighty Zeldman and his arch-nemesis can save the layout of those webpages.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:24 PM on July 25, 2007

Extra bonus: The Composite Zeldman!
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:28 PM on July 25, 2007

I love the name of the "occult specialist" who helps "the superhero movement." Mr. Strange. Its kinda like Dr. Strange but as a lowly grad student. Once he finishes writing that thesis he's going to kick some real ass.
posted by damn dirty ape at 4:41 PM on July 25, 2007

They prefer to be called metahumans.
posted by darkripper at 4:59 PM on July 25, 2007

Mr Mitzvah
posted by tellurian at 5:03 PM on July 25, 2007

Real superheroes don't go announcing themselves.
posted by autodidact at 5:16 PM on July 25, 2007

I think Metrowoman might want to reconsider the costume. Whenever I see colorfully caped individuals passing out pamphlets, I wait for the next train.
posted by Hollow at 5:55 PM on July 25, 2007

Loved, loved, loved Mr. Mitzvah, tellurian. Reminded me of Mel Brooks, aka The Mighty Mezuzalah. (His superpower? He can't do much, but he'll outyak us all!)
posted by rob511 at 6:19 PM on July 25, 2007

Man, the only power you should have if you're running around calling yourself Tothian is to be able to draw like Alex Toth himself.

Otherwise, it's just sad.
Well, calling yourself "Tothian" would still be sad, but it'd be a mitigated sadness.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:50 PM on July 25, 2007

They do not "prefer to be called metahumans" because they are humans.

I, on the other hand, prefer to be referred to as being metapersonified.

posted by humannaire at 7:16 PM on July 25, 2007

With absolutely no changes to her methods, costume or attitude, Terrifica could easily rebrand herself as a super-villain called the Cock-Blocker.
posted by Soulfather at 7:47 PM on July 25, 2007

Real superheroes don't go announcing themselves.

I second that emotion!
posted by doctorschlock at 8:01 AM on July 26, 2007

Terrifica? More like Bitter Woman.
posted by tadellin at 11:25 AM on July 26, 2007

Mr. Methane.
posted by phirleh at 12:33 PM on July 26, 2007

Humannnaire: as Squirrel Girl can testify, being really annoying is a superhuman feat by itself.
posted by darkripper at 8:33 AM on July 27, 2007

darkripper: you were referring to your Apocalypse OZ post undoubtedly? (Which, incidentally, I posted on, too!)
posted by humannaire at 5:47 PM on July 27, 2007

That "Real" link has been posted before. You also misspelled your SUPERHEREOS tag.

Fray Tormenta is my hero.
posted by carsonb at 3:30 AM on July 28, 2007

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