Aug
19
2013

World’s Largest Number of Registered Superheroes



The United States of America has done it again. Yes, this time, we are talking Superheroes-registered ones at that ! The country houses world’s largest number of Registered Superheroes.

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Yes ! There are 300+ registered superheroes residing in the U.S. That makes it the country with world’s largest number of Registered Superheroes. Since the creation of the prototypical superhero Superman in 1933, stories of superheroes—ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas—have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1917. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine (also rendered super-heroine or super heroine). “SUPER HEROES” is a trademark co-owned by DC Comics and Marvel Comics. A superhero’s costume helps make him or her recognizable to the general public. Costumes are often colorful to enhance the character’s visual appeal and frequently incorporate the superhero’s name and theme. For example, Daredevil resembles a red devil, Captain America’s costume echoes the American flag, Batman’s costume resembles a large bat, and Spider-Man’s costume features a spiderweb pattern. The convention of superheroes wearing masks (frequently without visible pupils) and skintight unitards originated with Lee Falk’s comic strip hero The Phantom.

Real-life superheroes (RLSH) are people who dress up in costumes, help the homeless, and fight crime. They perform services that they believe benefit the community in a variety of ways. Some real-life superheroes hand out supplies to the homeless, while others seek to combat crime through community patrols and neighborhood watch in which suspicious activity is identified and reported to the proper authorities. Some in the RLSH community try to resolve issues on their own, including vigilantism, contravening police wishes. Isn’t it the fantasy of every other growing kid to be a superhero and save the world ? Looks like some people take the fascination quite seriously. How often do we read about interesting snippets of news from all around the world, dealing with wannabe superheroes. Well, looks like there is a legal way to do it. Sounds real Kick-Ass !!

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