Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2006– )

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Eleven hopefuls create their own superhero alter ego in a competition judged by comic book maestro Stan Lee; the winner will be immortalized in a new comic book to be created by Stan Lee himself and released by Dark Horse Comics.

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Series cast summary:
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 Himself (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Malmos ...
 Narrator (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jarrett Crippen ...
 Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
John Stork ...
 Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Herself / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Feedback / ... (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Major Victory / ... (7 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. Dark (6 episodes, 2007)
Dan Williams ...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Fat Momma / ... (6 episodes, 2006)
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The six-episode, one-hour series challenges 11 lucky participants, chosen from thousands of hopefuls from across the country, to create their very own superhero alter ego, live with each other in a secret lair and compete against each other to prove their mettle, reveal the true nature of their superhuman abilities and invoke the noble credos by which they live. There's only one person in the world who is qualified to act as both judge and jury for such a contest and that's Stan "The Man" Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four and X-Men, to name only a few. During the six-week competition, these homegrown superheroes will live under Stan's watchful eye doing their utmost to demonstrate the true qualities of a superhero - courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion and resourcefulness - while at the same time fighting tooth and nail to come out on top by the seat of their spandex pants. The winner flies away with the greatest prize in reality TV history! His or her... Written by Sci Fi Channel

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The majority of Season 2 contestants originally auditioned under code-names other than what they used on the show: the Defuser (Takedown), Hyper-Strike (Super Impact Man), Mindset (Omnicron), Mr. Mitzvah (Peaceman, Mitzvah Man), Parthenon (Paragon), and Whip-Snap (Lady Reckoning). See more »

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Steel Chambers: I don't like any of you
Major Victory: I don't know what you are talking about, I was hella funny.
Steel Chambers: Shut up!
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Typical reality show over-dramatization, but strikes a chord
28 July 2006 | by (Leominster, MA) – See all my reviews

Having seen only the premier, the missus and I watched this for a laugh. And laugh we did, the first 30 minutes were hilarious. Then after a while, it takes a turn toward your typical annoying reality show format: post-interviews, dramatic music, and pretentious, pompous elimination ceremonies. Don't forget the ridiculous 'reaction closeups' Yawn. who CARES. Thank goodness I have a DVR and a fast forward button.

Just show me Stan Lee having the time of his life, and those doofuses changing into & running around in public in those silly costumes. That is what we want. Come on, admit it. Isn't everyone getting just a LITTLE tired of these so-called 'reality' show's oh-so predictable format? Don't try tp make this one into something serious, it defeats the point.

I will say that Big Momma displays the most guts and heart out of all. She and the unabashed flamboyant style of Major Victory are the two to bet on so far. They *seem* to be just good people to the core. They are worth watching too just for sheer entertainment value. The rest, eh who cares. Iron Enforcer has about as much personality as well...a piece of, you-know-what, and should have been eliminated in the premier. His only staying power is that he LOOKS like a superhero, so far he's been acting like anything but. I can't say for sure if I'll stay with the series, but the premier was a diverting novelty for an evening.


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