real life superheroes


The Man Who Claimed To Be the First Real Live Superhero – Fact or Fiction

The Man Who Claimed To Be the First Real Live Superhero – Fact or Fiction?

Back when Warren Ellis' series Doktor Sleepless was first published by Avatar Press in 2007, Avatar spun out into a fan discussion blog called grinding.be, which has been maintained for years since then to address the relationship between technology and culture in keeping with the "grinding" ethos of the Ellis comic series. Avatar Press, of […]

Zimmer Framed

Zimmer, Framed

How was that? How do you feel the show represented Real Life Superheroes? Did it help?Michael Barnett, Theodore James and the entire staff were really excellent It was a very surreal experience to see myself on screen I feel like the representation was very fair and even-handed We aren't put on a pedestal, and we[...]


Phoenix Jones His Nemesis And Seattles May Day Protests

Phoenix Jones, His Nemesis And Seattle's May Day Protests

It's a busy day for Phoenix Jones, the most high profile of the Real Life Superheroes, in his home town of Seattle.First, the self-styled supervillain Red Velvet posted a sophisticated-looking video calling him out and challenging Phoenix to unmask himself (which he already has)And then the May Day protests on the streets of the city[...]


Phoenix Jones Arrested For Assault

Phoenix Jones Arrested For Assault

Bleeding Cool have covered the real life superhero antics of Phoenix Jones, who patrols the streets of Seattle challenging the like of drug dealers, car thieves and, now it seems, clubbers. He was arrested by Seattle Police yesterday morning after he is alleged to have pepper sprayed a group leaving a nightclu at at 2.30 […]

The Superhero With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Superhero With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Tonight on Channel 4 in Britain, a documentary The Superheroes Of Suburbia made by Christian Watt looked at British real life superheroes and found, as with all superheroes, their Achilles heel.Or in one case, his Achilles digestive system.Will, who works in finance, in sleepy south coastal town of Torquay's only real life superhero, the Dark[...]

Birminghams Answer To Phoenix Jones &#8211 The Statesman

Birmingham's Answer To Phoenix Jones – The Statesman

According to the News Of The World, and I use that statement with all the baggae that brings with it, The Statesman is a real life superhero patrolling the streets of Birmingham in the West Midlands to prevent crime. He fights drug dealers, drunks and helps out homeless people in trouble. And what's more, his […]