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Who Wants to Be a Superhero? 

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.


Stan Lee, Scott Satin




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2 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Stan Lee ...  Self 14 episodes, 2006-2007
Richard Malmos Richard Malmos ...  Self - Narrator 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Jarrett Crippen ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 2007
John Stork ...  Hyper-Strike / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Melody Mooney ...  Hygena / ... 8 episodes, 2007
Matthew Atherton ...  Feedback / ... 8 episodes, 2006-2007
Christopher Watters ...  Major Victory / ... 7 episodes, 2006
Yan Feldman ...  Dr. Dark 6 episodes, 2007
Dan Williams ...  Parthenon / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Tonatzin Mondragon ...  Lemuria / ... 6 episodes, 2006
Mary Votava ...  Monkey Woman / ... 6 episodes, 2006
Nell Wilson ...  Fat Momma / ... 6 episodes, 2006


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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Did You Know?


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 »


In the season one opening titles, Spider-Man's name is not properly hyphenated. See more »


Major Victory: This will be a cinch. Dogs love me, and I'm pretty easy to digest.
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Referenced in Mega Snake (2007) See more »

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Pure entertainment!
10 August 2006 | by jojodiamondSee all my reviews

The only thing that keeps me from giving this show a ten is the fact that some of the contestants on the show are already actors. I think the chosen contestants should have been pure comic book geeks who really wanted to be a superhero and featured in a comic book, not just actors looking for a gig. I do love the show though, and it's great entertainment! The challenges are appropriate to the show's format, and I think it's cute how the "contestants" rarely break character. It also gives that superhero "feel" that Stan Lee never appears in person, just on a television screen. I also like the interesting plot twists and surprises I've seen so far!

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27 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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