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Captain Leam

February 19, 2015

People of all ages are encouraged to get creative during the Love Leam month and design their own RLS Hero. The completion will run until March 31st then the most popular characters will be selected to be made into RLS Heroes Trading Cards. One lucky Hero will also be made into a life-size costume!

During the half-term holiday, children in Leamington will be encouraged to come up with their own superhero design at a special Heroes workshop. This will be in the Upper Mall of the Royal Priors Shopping Centre on Wednesday February 18. It will coincide with the Postman Pat visit from 11am to 3.30pm.

For the record Captain Leam is their example hero. He looks lame. My heroes will be totes amazeballs.

Thanks to Helen for the tip (though she says it’s aimed at kids when it’s clearly aimed at scruffy 30 somethings who live with their cats).

Iceberg

January 17, 2015

iceberg

Photographer Alex Cornell caught an iceberg flip in Antarctica. This is prime supervillain lair material.

Comic Smileys

March 15, 2010

smilies

Man, man, -Man

February 12, 2010

Just reading Vanity Fair’s, “To See or Not See The Wolfman,” and the last point reminds me of a conversation Al and I used to have back in Brunswick street about how it’s fun to reverse the Superman/postman emphases:

You’re still confused about how to properly append the suffix “man” to a noun to create a superhero/villain name: Should it be two words (Iron Man)? Should it be hyphenated (Spider-Man)? Does writing it out as one word make it look like it should be someone’s last name? If you’re at all like me, these perplexing questions will distract from your viewing experience.

See also: Batman’s batman.

Heroes

November 9, 2009

superheroes

I absolutely love these superhero illustrations by Allan Sanders.

(via Drawn)

Tapes

January 27, 2009