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Batman Zombie Mask

Batman Zombie Mask – $44.95 Can’t decide what to be this Halloween? Are you torn between your favorite superhero and a zombie? Not to fear! The NeatoShop is here to help. Behold the Batman Zombie Mask. This great latex mask allows you to be both. Zombie Hawkman Mask also available.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for [...]

CONTEST: Create Your Own Superhero, Win Stuff!

Getty Images New York Comic Con is happening this week, and Halloween is coming up—so it seems like as good a time as any to give you some superhero goodies that you can put to use on October 31st. Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we’re giving away two Hulk prize packs—each consists of a Marvel The [...]

The Psychological Advantage of Bonding with Batman

Do you feel more confident and powerful after watching a superhero movie? Researchers led by Ariana Young of the University of Buffalo studied this emotional effect. They asked 98 young men how they felt about Batman and Spider-Man and showed them pictures of the heroes, depicted with variously muscular or normal physiques. Researchers then asked the [...]

Fashion Trend: The Face-Kini

This woman isn’t a superhero with a low budget. She’s a swimmer in China, the epicenter of this latest fashion craze. The face-kini is basically a ski mask made of light fabric that protects a person from the sun: Often paired with a long-sleeved shirt, the face-kini reportedly costs from $2.40 to $4; many residents simply [...]

The Blister Pack Avenger

Here’s the superhero we could all use from time to time! Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comic brings us (drum roll, please) The Blister Pack Avenger!

If I Don’t Get to Wear Pants…

There’s been a lot of discussion about sexism in the way superhero comics are drawn. In a column called The Line It Is Drawn, artists were challenged to illustrate what happens when a male superhero tries to wear the costume of a female superhero. See fifteen of them in a roundup at Comic Book Resources. [...]

Superhero Ice Pops

If your favorite comic book superhero was a popsicle, what flavor would it be?Dutch artist Vincent Vermeij (Chungkong) took that idea and made art out of it. Superhero Ice Pops prints are for sale individually. Link Previously: Chungkong’s Exoplanet Travel Posters

Adorable Art Series – When I Grow Up I Wanna Be…

Every superhero has to start somewhere, and childhood dreams turned into the real thing for these famous figures from comic book lore. This series of illustrations by Andy Fairhurst is called When I Grow Up I Wanna Be…,  and they depict the silhouettes of kids at play to show what some superfolks were doing before they [...]

Holy Musical B@tman! Is Taking Gotham City By Storm

(YouTube Link) If you like your musicals cheesy and superhero themed, then you’re gonna love Holy Musical B@tman, an extremely entertaining show from Team Starkid that features catchy tunes, goofy villains and an Underoos clad Batman with a heart full of vengeance. Loosely based on Tim Burton’s version of the Caped Crusader, it’s darkly comedic musical theater [...]

This Little Girl Has Toy Marketing All Figured Out

(YouTube Link) This young champion of justice is named Riley, and she’s sick and tired of all the toy marketing gimmicks that keep girls from buying the superhero toys that they really like. Watch as she explains what all the pink at the toy stores really means, and I’m sure you’ll agree that she is totally right. [...]