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Real Life Superheroes

Holding Out for a Hero? Meet the LGBTQ Batman

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

Clearly, the LGBTQ community needs a superhero that everyone knows about -- our own Batman, as it were. But here's the good news: I have someone! And, like Batman, he's rich and on a mission to use his powers for good.

Superheroes and Magic-Spreaders

Christine Organ | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Christine Organ

While we still have this one last day of summer left, I want to tell you a few secrets. Important secrets. Secrets that you can never, ever forget.

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLE? Dispute Splits Real-life Superhero Group

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A dispute between two men over leadership of a costumed band of self-professed real-life Michigan superheroes has escalated i...

Where Are the Heroes?

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

The original concept of a hero, at least to the ancient Greeks, was that of a demi-god, the child of a god and a mortal, in other words a human with god-like characteristics of bravery and self-sacrifice.

12 Superheroes In Real Life

Posted 03.12.2013 | Comedy

Superheroes are supposed to be brave, strong, and capable of fighting crime on a moment’s notice. But, even our masked avengers have their off momen...

Real Life Superhero El Caballero: Fighting Crime, Staying Classy

Vanessa Berben | Posted 03.10.2013 | Crime
Vanessa Berben

I was recently introduced to my all-time favorite Real Life Superhero (RLSH), Seattle's own El Caballero of the Rain City Superhero Movement. The consummate gentleman sat down to talk about his origins as a crime-fighter, what makes a superhero, and how you can join the cause.

Superheroes Among Us

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.16.2012 | Good News
Hayden Bixby

The official Real Life Superhero do-gooders have hometowns as geographically diverse as Boston (Civitron) and Los Angeles (Ragensi) and "southeastern Minnesota" (Geist); maybe there's one in your town?

Batman, Kings and Superheroes

Nancy Sharp | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

We needn't mask ourselves in order to fulfill our dreams. Superheroes come in all sizes, costumes and colors. Why must we always take ourselves so seriously?

Superheroes Of The Baseball Season

Devra Maza | Posted 03.01.2012 | Sports
Devra Maza

In times of economic hardship, social upheaval or natural disaster, Americans historically look to heroes for rescue, inspiration and escapist entertainment. This year, Major League Baseball provided plenty of the latter.

Dark Night For Dark Knight -- 'Batman' Gets Probation

Posted 12.18.2011 | Weird News

Holy justice system! A Michigan man who tried to be a real-life Batman, but got into a tiff with police, has been ordered to hang-up his tights and ma...

Meet Dark Guardian, Washington Square Park's 'Superhero'

| Andrea Swalec | Posted 10.17.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — It's a bird! It's a plane! It's … a martial arts instructor from Staten Island? An HBO documentary about real-life superheroes th...

Annemarie Dooling

Real Life 'Superheroes': Regular Americans Don Costumes, Fight Evil | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

The superhero: what an American notion. Imagine this idea of a knight in shining tights, flashy, immaculately good-looking, yet humble. He races to th...

Legend Of Master Legend: Behind The Mask Of Real Life Superheroes

Rolling Stone | JOSHUA BEARMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Master Legend races out the door of his secret hide-out, fires up the Battle Truck and summons his trusty sidekick. "Come on, Ace!" he yells. "Time to...