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(London Times) Hero Rising number of costumed superheroes patrolling the streets of America's cities to fight crime. "This is a more serious business than it looks," says one calling himself Citizen Prime   (timesonline.co.uk) divider line
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2008-12-28 12:44:22 PM  
submitter: Rising number of costumed superhero wannabees patrolling the streets of America's cities to fight crime. "This is a more serious business than it looks," says one calling himself Citizen Prime
 
2008-12-28 12:45:45 PM  
Awesome. Now I know how I want to spend my weekends.

Hey, Drew, you should start issuing official UltraFark costumes modeled after each user's screen name. We could post them in our profiles and then at the Fark convention we can all show up in likenesses of them and it would be really cool.
 
2008-12-28 12:51:00 PM  
Onomatopoeia unavailable for comment.

/that might be slightly obscure.
 
2008-12-28 12:56:27 PM  
Hey, Drew

You only say that because you have a ready-made superhero username.

/Can I be Mr. DNA?
//Altruistic pervert
 
2008-12-28 12:58:17 PM  
"Dad forgot for a moment, when faced with police, just for a moment, that he did not have real superpowers. He could not just fly away."

I hate it when that happens.
 
2008-12-28 12:59:29 PM  
I have a feeling The Joker is going to somehow use this to his advantage.
 
2008-12-28 1:03:36 PM  
Black Arrow could detain me indefinitely, but Terrifica has a life-threatening case of FUPA.
 
2008-12-28 1:03:53 PM  
That article made my day; just so full of win.

...he had heard a woman screaming outside his home but by the time he had dressed up in his costume the police were already there.

*audible snork*
 
2008-12-28 1:07:18 PM  

Pocket Ninja: you should start issuing official UltraFark costumes modeled after each user's screen name.


If I had been informed of this plan earlier, I would have chosen a different screen name.
 
2008-12-28 1:09:32 PM  
Kick-Ass.
 
2008-12-28 1:16:36 PM  
This thread could use some pics or photoshops of these superheroes. With the exception of Grandmaster Poopypants.
 
2008-12-28 1:19:23 PM  

Glitchwerks: This thread could use some pics or photoshops of these superheroes.


There's this new thing all the kids are using: it's called a search engine.
 
2008-12-28 1:20:53 PM  

SilentStrider: Onomatopoeia unavailable for comment.


Does fail have a sound?
 
2008-12-28 1:23:21 PM  

Klingon Penis: Glitchwerks: This thread could use some pics or photoshops of these superheroes.

There's this new thing all the kids are using: it's called a search engine.


I had no idea they were this organized. Or this bad at designing webpages.
 
2008-12-28 1:24:51 PM  
Glitchwerks: This thread could use some pics or photoshops of these superheroes. With the exception of Grandmaster Poopypants.

Link (new window)
 
2008-12-28 1:28:21 PM  
Klingon Penis: There's this new thing all the kids are using: it's called a search engine.

I would have beat you to it, but I had to put on my costume... take off my costume and pee...put my costume back on.

Redundant Man is Redundant
 
2008-12-28 1:29:36 PM  
Who Wants to be a Superhero? (new window)

My favorite is The Crystal Rose.
 
2008-12-28 1:38:18 PM  
Glitchwerks: I had no idea they were this organized. Or this bad at designing webpages.


I sense the birth of Captain HTML.
 
2008-12-28 1:41:00 PM  
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Dog Carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me.
 
2008-12-28 1:52:43 PM  
This story reminds me of the movie Mystery Men, which i watched the other day. It was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

So this can't be a good idea.
 
2008-12-28 2:00:57 PM  
They should try to put an end to the arch-villians Insane Clown Posse or Slipknot.
 
2008-12-28 2:14:33 PM  
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May the Forks be with us.


/hot like the Blue Raja
 
2008-12-28 2:25:45 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: They should try to put an end to the arch-villians Insane Clown Posse or Slipknot.


How about those villians Hollywood Undead? They seem be extorting Fark's music page at the moment.
 
2008-12-28 2:50:36 PM  

dna_level_c: Hey, Drew

You only say that because you have a ready-made superhero username.

/Can I be Mr. DNA?
//Altruistic pervert


Right, how exactly would one make a costume for "Revenge"?
 
2008-12-28 2:52:07 PM  

TheOther: Black Arrow could detain me indefinitely, but Terrifica has a life-threatening case of FUPA.


That's a fanny-pack that is the same color as her suit.
 
2008-12-28 2:58:11 PM  

TheOther: Glitchwerks: This thread could use some pics or photoshops of these superheroes. With the exception of Grandmaster Poopypants.

Link (new window)


Great. Now you've given DC/Marvel ideas for a whole new crappy line of comics.
 
2008-12-28 3:06:48 PM  
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/oblig
 
2008-12-28 3:28:31 PM  
[image from myspace-188.vo.llnwd.net too old to be available]

So... How YOU doin'?
 
2008-12-28 3:41:38 PM  
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"My name is Oni, I am one of the members of the Black Monday Society. Thanks to the founder of the Black Monday Society, Insignis and co-founder Ghost. They helped me realize my mission in life is to help by playing a positive and active roll in society and to keep the streets safe for all of our future children and their children."

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"I am Red Arrow, a real-life superhero in Hong Kong. I try to bring happiness to people and become the salt and light of the world."


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Mr. Invisible:

"After months of designing my costume, getting my street moves just right, it was my first week out as a Real Life Superhero - and probably my last. This tiny, tiny girl did not like me trying to calm down her screaming boyfriend. She blindsided me, I'm still bruised. It's dangerous out there," said the deflated would-be crime fighter last week.

Mr Invisible is cheered that at least his grey one-piece "invisibility suit" works, proven when a drunk urinated on him in an alley.


/Not exactly the goddamn Batman, are they?
 
2008-12-28 3:48:44 PM  
Mr Invisible is cheered that at least his grey one-piece "invisibility suit" works, proven when a drunk urinated on him in an alley.

Well he's got that going for him, which is nice...
 
2008-12-28 4:36:05 PM  

Weaver95: Dog Carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me.


That took far too long.
 
2008-12-28 4:37:25 PM  
I call dibs on the name .45 Auto.
 
2008-12-28 4:37:40 PM  

cryinoutloud: This story reminds me of the movie Mystery Men, which i watched the other day. It was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

So this can't be a good idea.


are you kidding me? Mystery Men was sheer, utter BRILLIANCE! c'mon man! stop yanking my chain!
 
2008-12-28 4:38:04 PM  
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2008-12-28 4:38:21 PM  
So, when do the Guardian Angels start making headlines again?
 
2008-12-28 4:38:42 PM  
I'm gonna be "Incontinento"...
 
2008-12-28 4:40:04 PM  
This sounds familiar. Wasn't there another article about this greenlit a few months ago?
 
2008-12-28 4:40:30 PM  
Sorry, can't hear you over the sound of the gay pride parade here..

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2008-12-28 4:40:38 PM  
Most of these guys look like Mexican wrestlers.
 
2008-12-28 4:43:03 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Awesome. Now I know how I want to spend my weekends.

Hey, Drew, you should start issuing official UltraFark costumes modeled after each user's screen name. We could post them in our profiles and then at the Fark convention we can all show up in likenesses of them and it would be really cool.


I can has TheNinjaBreadMan as an alt now?
 
2008-12-28 4:44:06 PM  
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2008-12-28 4:44:25 PM  
Fail, because the first person on the website was wearing a ripoff of The Confessor from Busiak's Astro City comic.
 
2008-12-28 4:44:49 PM  
Can't wait for one of these "superheroes" to actually shoot somebody with their 25lb bow. Maybe they can merge this movement with the LARPs for narration.
 
2008-12-28 4:45:12 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Who Wants to be a Superhero? (new window)

My favorite is The Crystal Rose.


I think less and less of humanity every single day. That'll do it for today.
 
2008-12-28 4:46:14 PM  
Holy crap. Only ONE reference to The Watchmen???

Oh, that's right! The movie hasn't come out yet. You kids don't even read COMICS GRAPHIC NOVELS any more.

//Get off my lawn.
 
2008-12-28 4:46:44 PM  

Your_Dog: I'm gonna be "Incontinento"...


great job stealing from an old Letterman top ten about rejected Batman villains. is your sidekick Colostomy Man gonna come along too?

/epic fail of originality
 
2008-12-28 4:49:52 PM  
Black Owl, who last summer had to be sprung from a psychiatric ward by his teenage daughter who told doctors: "Dad forgot for a moment, when faced with police, just for a moment, that he did not have real superpowers. He could not just fly away."

Yipe
 
2008-12-28 4:49:57 PM  
I like Average Joe (new window)
 
2008-12-28 4:53:40 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Awesome. Now I know how I want to spend my weekends.

Hey, Drew, you should start issuing official UltraFark costumes modeled after each user's screen name. We could post them in our profiles and then at the Fark convention we can all show up in likenesses of them and it would be really cool.


I'd say my username embodies the "Real Life Superhero" concept pretty well...
 
2008-12-28 4:54:35 PM  
TFA:
This tiny, tiny girl did not like me trying to calm down her screaming boyfriend. She blindsided me

Given that your moniker is Mr. Invisible, she would have to blind side you wouldn't she?
 
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