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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 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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Major Victory: It felt great to complete my secret task but I was a little worried about Feedback. He has to hug this guy three times... You know what? I'm gonna miss Feedback.
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I Love This Show!
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And I know that I'll be the only one... but this is from my favorite Comic Book writer (Stan Lee) and is an interesting show to watch... even after the Premiere! Fat Momma cracks me up, Cell Phone Girl scares me, and all the other heroes in training have something about them that makes you love them. The only problem I have with this is that some of the heroes are actors or actresses... so they have already been on TV... they should have gone with the American Idol approach and made it average people that you can find on the streets. In conclusion, I love this show and hopes it gets more a few more seasons. If you appreciate Stan Lee's work and have 6 free weeks, watch this show and you will be pleasantly surprised. I am disappointed that the third place finisher got eliminated though...


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