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Avengers, Assemble Onto My Bookshelf!

What's the best way to read comic books in the 21st century? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 1, 2014 - 13 answers

Superhero mystery party ideas

Planning a superhero-themed 11th birthday party. Birthday girl wants it to be like a murder mystery party, with one guest a supervillain who must be defeated. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nonasuch on Nov 19, 2013 - 18 answers

Captain Planet's John Hancock?

I have this poster of Captain Planet that I want to frame to put in my office and I am thinking of "autographing" it. However, I do not seem to find any evidence of Captain Planet being able to either read or write, despite having a great spoken vocabulary. This could be because the earth does not have its own written language or alphabet. I am thinking the best thing to do is punch a hole in the poster and then hang it. Do you have any better ideas?
posted by parmanparman on Oct 24, 2013 - 4 answers

In Issue 214 of Action Comics, Clark Kent is seen ordering bourbon

Is there a comic book character with a signature alcoholic beverage? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Oct 8, 2013 - 17 answers

What are your favorite superhero storylines?

What are some of your favorite superhero-based storylines that I can find in trade paperback? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Sep 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Superhero comic fans, please help my son become one of you.

Recommendations of Superhero comics for a 13 year old boy, please? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on May 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Is he or ain't he?

Batman is a Superhero. I just know he is. But now I'm having an argument with a friend over whether he's technically a Superhero. Details of the argument within. [more inside]
posted by madred on Mar 3, 2012 - 59 answers

What would happen if you crushed a car to the size of a baseball?

Superhero Physics: If you telekinetically/magically crushed an automobile to the size of a baseball, what would happen exactly? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Up, up and away ... oh shit, wait, wait!

Comic-book physics question: Let's say I'm a superhero whose only power is the power of flight. How fast could I fly in the atmosphere before I get injured, ripped apart or burned up? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 21, 2011 - 43 answers

Strong fully clad female superhero?

Does a strong kick-butt non-scantily clad female superhero exist? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Aug 18, 2011 - 36 answers

Here she comes to save the day!

It is superhero day at my workplace! I am a recovering anthropology grad student! I want to go as "Anthro-Woman: Non-violent defender of human rights and advocate for social justice"! Except anthro-woman is a terrible name. Alternate suggestions?
posted by torisaur on Jun 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Four Days to Read Anything

Suppose you were a lifelong pulp and superhero fan who had four days to select readings from any and all comics published between the Golden Age and last week. What would you read, given such a range of choices? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jun 7, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I get agile, flexible and strong in a fun, dynamic way?

I want to be a superhero! [more inside]
posted by lulu68 on May 28, 2011 - 18 answers

What are the best Justice League episodes of Smallvile?

Looking for the best Justice League episodes of Smallville. [more inside]
posted by lore on May 14, 2011 - 2 answers

In desperate need of dastardly deeds.

Please me think of villainous crimes that villainous villains might do! [more inside]
posted by piato on Feb 25, 2011 - 28 answers

What is the plural of "Batman"?

What is the plural of "Batman"? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 9, 2010 - 60 answers

What do I read next after "Batman: Year One"?

I loved "Batman: Year One." What do I read next? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Nov 14, 2010 - 20 answers

Which superhero am I?

Which superhero am I? Costume photo here.
posted by Shusha on Oct 28, 2010 - 19 answers

Leotarded is not a word!

Help me create a superhero costume. I need advice on supplies & techniques. Where can I find appropriate clothing in Toronto (for a man & a woman) and how do I make a nifty mask? [more inside]
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 answers

It's as if it's trying to stay a secret identity.

Where online did I recently see for sale an instant superhero or superhero kit-type costume for adults that included a cape, goggles, and maybe a flight helmet? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Apr 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Leave The Mask On

Help me find music about sexin' up Superheroes! I'm running an event based on Yoe's "Secret Identity" and I need background music that references a bunch of things and/.or sounds like something The Silk Specter would enjoy. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 2, 2009 - 25 answers

Gift Ideas for my Super Girlfriend

My girlfriend wants superpowers. What should I get her for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Oct 29, 2009 - 42 answers

Imaginary superhero/supervillain costume

I have a week to come up with a superhero(ine)/supervillain costume. This should not be an existing character. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Oct 17, 2009 - 13 answers

What would the 6 year old version of yourself put in your utility belt?

I want to make my son a kick-ass utility belt for Christmas. Please suggest me some awesome things to fill it with! [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Sep 14, 2009 - 52 answers

cartoon hero names A-Z suitable for monkeys

I work in a lab with rhesus monkeys. They need names. For reasons of historical precedent and notational convenience, lab animals are usually named alphabetically, from A ("Abe") until you run out of monkeys. For reasons of awesomeness, we're naming our monkeys after spunky cartoon characters. So, please help me come up with the best comic/cartoon/superhero names for each letter of the alphabet. [more inside]
posted by miagaille on Jul 31, 2009 - 53 answers

Help me with my superhero costume!

Help me with my superhero costume. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on May 2, 2009 - 18 answers

A soundtrack... FOR JUSTICE!

GREETINGS, CITIZENS OF METAFILTER! In the noble quest for truth and justice against the forces of evil, we need ... A SOUNDTRACK. What are some good songs that are about or reference superheroes? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Dec 26, 2008 - 73 answers

What's an interesting backstory to my character?

Flex your creative muscle and help me design a superhero! [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Dec 10, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me become Moleculo - THE MOLECULAR MAN!!!

Where can I find a generic superhero costume? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Oct 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Superhero Help Needed

Imagine coming up with an idea for a new superhero, but having little artistic talent. [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys on Sep 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Name this comic

A while back I remember reading a review of a comic/graphic novel. It was a superhero story but from the point of view of an ordinary person/people. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jul 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Xander Cage + James Bond?

Resources for thrill seekers and general superhero/spy training in Texas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find this missing superhero story from the interwebs!

Help me find the alternative superhero story I read online four years ago. Features a side character stuck in a time loop and a possibly unwilling superhero possibly named Bob. [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on Apr 12, 2008 - 4 answers

In search of superheroine costume ideas for a wedding

Looking for superheroine costume ideas. My girlfriend and I are going to a wedding where everyone is being asked to dress as a superhero of some kind. It doesn't matter if the superhero exists as a character or not, they just have to exist in someone's mind. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Apr 11, 2008 - 21 answers

What's this crazy movie called?

Asking for a friend: can you help name this ridiculous superhero movie about some guy exposed to radiation? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Can't remember the title for an old superhero movie.

I'm looking for a superhero movie or TV show from the 70s or 80s. I can't remember the title or much of the plot, but I do remember one key premise. [more inside]
posted by krisak on Dec 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Just a bit short of x-ray vision...

Did my optometrist give me semi-superhero vision? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Nov 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Shazam! It's...Superbug? Fantasmaworm?

Halloween filter: Seeking ideas for a name and back story for a bug/caterpillar/worm costume. Difficulty: Must be "Super." [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Oct 15, 2007 - 14 answers

Your peanut-butter-eating days are over, miscreant

Obscure children's fiction filter: What's this DC superhero book I read in the 1980s? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Jul 27, 2007 - 14 answers

They need a job to support their dream

A person wants to be a superhero, but is not superrich. What kinda job can they hold to support themselves, assuming their expenses (Rent, food, utilities, retirement fund, single, no kids, no car or debt) are about $1400 a month? They live in a major city. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 20, 2007 - 79 answers

Suggestions for the Super Canon?

[Comic Filter] I was recently offered a job that requires a working knowledge of popular American superheroes from the 1930's onward. I've always been a fan of the darker comics (Hellboy, Sandman); now I need to know the difference between Green Lantern and Green Arrow. What should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on May 18, 2007 - 19 answers

What was the name of the worst superhero ever?

Who was the bouncy superhero? [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity on May 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Make me a better Batman

So I'm going to a party at the weekend in my off-the-shelf classic grey Batman outfit. Please suggest accessories to zazz up my appearance: bonus points given for cheap, cheerful and creative ideas.
posted by freston on Jan 24, 2007 - 13 answers

80s Super Hero Program?

Does anyone remember an older (80s) live action TV about a group of people with super powers? I have a terribly, terribly, terribly vague recollection of it. I seem to recall one guy could shrink and one could freeze things. I also seem to recall them all wearing the same jumpsuit. It may, honestly, have only been a TV special but I recall a short series that I may have made up on my own.
posted by starr226 on Jul 14, 2006 - 19 answers

I use to be a superhero

It's time for my boyfriend's birthday and I need clothing advice. [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Apr 23, 2006 - 28 answers

Batman's super power. Discuss.

What is Batman's super power? [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Mar 8, 2006 - 78 answers

Name my baby daughter after a superhero...

SuperheroNameFilter: Name a baby girl after a comic book superhero... [more inside]
posted by frogan on Dec 8, 2005 - 78 answers

Where can I find a decent Wonder Woman costume?

Why can't I find a good Wonder Woman costume? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Aug 16, 2005 - 20 answers

Identify this superhero team

Please identify this superhero team and/or story that I read when I was a kid. [more inside]
posted by gentle on Jun 30, 2005 - 16 answers

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