It's a bird, it's a plane... its su... wait, nope not him.
December 31, 2008 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Here's Razorhawk a superhero who also wrestles and makes suits for other superheroes. This is Master Legend who recently had an article published in Rolling Stone about him. Meet Superhero who patrols the streets of Clearwater, Florida in his custom Corvette. They call themselves real-life superheroes. A documentary film featuring them has the first 10 minutes free online at google video.

More clips of real-life superheroes here. Happy New Years everyone and stay safe.
posted by flipyourwig (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The first superhero interviewed has some sort of testicular cameltoe going on. He also wears a Watchmen smiley-face pin, which can't be a good sign.

Angle-Grinder Man is the only real-life superhero in my book.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 2:12 PM on December 31, 2008

What a fun and colorful way to get yourself beaten up and/or shot!
posted by Anders Levant at 2:27 PM on December 31, 2008

posted by longsleeves at 2:34 PM on December 31, 2008

But, these are new people not mentioned before.
posted by flipyourwig at 2:51 PM on December 31, 2008

"Having thus lost his Understanding [by doing nothing but reading romantic stories - comic books of the day], he unluckily stumbled upon the oddest Fancy that ever enter'd into a Madman's Brain; for now he thought it convenient and necessary, as well for the Increase of his own Honor, as the Service of the Public, to turn Knight-Errant, and roam throughout the World arm'd Cap-a-pee, and mounted on his Steed, in quest of Adventures..." - Cervantes, Don Quixote

Literature is so practical.
posted by AppleSeed at 3:06 PM on December 31, 2008 [3 favorites]

The fools will not withstand my Atomic Powered Absorbrotron Ray!
posted by Flunkie at 3:11 PM on December 31, 2008

Strange that "Super Hero" lives 15 miles down the street and yet 2 guys with guns keep shooting and robbing convenience stores in the area.

Me thinks he's not taking his job seriously enough.
posted by photoslob at 3:20 PM on December 31, 2008

convenience store CLERKS

(oh how I wish there was a 2 or 3 min edit window for comments on the blue)
posted by photoslob at 3:21 PM on December 31, 2008

oh no.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 3:30 PM on December 31, 2008

There must be something in the water in Clearwater, they get all the nuts.
posted by doctor_negative at 3:30 PM on December 31, 2008

Even by their own standards these guys fail.

Batman trained hard for decades before he put on a suit. Superman's a bulletproof space alien, and even he hung around the farm for years getting up to speed. The X-Men are the next phase in freakin' human evolution, and they still need their own school.

Not to mention the unthinkable psychological trauma: Home planets destroyed. Parents and Gentle Uncles gunned down. Massive radiation exposures...

And now we have these idiots, who believe so much in the superhero ideal -- they're just gonna throw together a suit, pick up a nunchuck or something and out they go? I mean, geez, at least if they had their own cave or something, that'd be something.

Did I miss a Secret Origins book that began, "One day, some putz got a hold of his mom's sewing machine..."
posted by PlusDistance at 3:47 PM on December 31, 2008 [5 favorites]

Can these super people stop the super volcano? It seems they are on the case!
posted by AppleSeed at 4:15 PM on December 31, 2008

To Anyone Currently Using Watchmen as thier Malfecta Loci Grimore Ala Aspecta: Cut it out.

Your sad attempts to bring Superheroes into existence is cauing this kinda shit all over. Either you can't summon up the right forces to actually make Super Powers possible, or you're filling the world with 4th-bit "caped crusaders" for your own stupid amusement.

Cut it out. Srsly. I have Alan Moore's telepathic sigil. We will find you.

fuckin' punk.
posted by The Whelk at 5:24 PM on December 31, 2008

Quick, to the Dorkmobile!
posted by nola at 5:59 PM on December 31, 2008

There must be something in the water in Clearwater, they get all the nuts.

Indeed. Noted cryptozoologist Ivan Sanderson investigated giant 3-toes tracks found there, and concluded that Clearwater was home to a 15 foot penguin.
posted by Tube at 6:04 PM on December 31, 2008

As a real-life villain its good to see what I'm up against.
posted by Sailormom at 6:44 PM on December 31, 2008

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