posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:21 PM
It would seem that there have been "real-life superheros" for a while now, though they tend not to be nearly as cool as their comic book equivalents.
There was an article a while ago in Rolling Stone on a "real" super hero and side kick ("Master Legend" and "Ace"), the entire article is here in .pdf
format and is definitely worth a read (plenty of "real life superhero" pictures included):
ALSO, if this sort of thing interests you, there is a movie that got a very small release last year called "Super." It's about a guy (Rainn Wilson,
Dwight Schrute from "The Office") who decides to become a real-life superhero when his wife leaves him for a Tony Montana wannabe. Ellen Page is in
it as a girl who works at a comic book store and unknowingly assists Wilson's character Frank. Now, be forewarned, the movie is not exactly as
advertised. The real substance of the movie comes into play when our newly minted superhero takes being judge, jury, and executioner way too far and
occasionally seems to have a semi-skewed moral compass.
For all you Ellen Page fans, her role in this movie is shocking at times and occasionally has notes of Frank Booth from "Blue Velvet." Hold tight for
the scene in which she describes the moist condition of her genitalia. The movie was good and extremely realistic, HOWEVER that includes being
extraordinarily gory (very graphic) on more than one occasion, so much so that after viewing I was sure that I would develop a case of PTSD. Due to
this and other factors, this is probably a relatively accurate depiction of what would actually happen if/when someone in the real world without
boatloads of money decides to become a vigilante.
edit on 13-5-2011 by MentalPriapism because: added wording to state that the link provided