American Superheroes

After reading this story about American Superheroes in Rolling Stone, we didn't quite know what to think. We're certainly not talking the Incredibles or the Justice League of America, nor did it make us feel any safer.

But we think one of these two looks a lot like Sic Willie and the other one Mike Reino:

Master Legend races out the door of his secret hide-out, fires up the Battle Truck and summons his trusty sidekick. "Come on, Ace!" he yells. "Time to head into the shadows!"

The Ace appears wearing his flame-accented mask and leather vest; Master Legend is costumed in his signature silver and black regalia. "This is puncture-resistant rubber," Master Legend says proudly, pointing at his homemade breastplate. His arms are covered with soccer shinguards that have been painted silver to match his mask. "It won't stop a bullet," he says, "but it will deflect knives."

"Not that any villain's knives have ever gotten that close!" the Ace chimes in.

When Master Legend bursts into a sprint, as he often does, his long, unruly hair flows behind him. His mane is also in motion when he's behind the wheel of the Battle Truck, a 1986 Nissan pickup with a missing rear window and "ML" spray-painted on the hood. He and the Ace head off to patrol their neighborhood on the outskirts of Orlando, scanning the street for evildoers. "I don't go looking for trouble," Master Legend shouts above the engine. "But if you want some, you'll get it!"

Which one of these guys looks like a good date for Wonder Woman?

4 Response to "American Superheroes"

  1. Anonymous 1/1/09 23:25
    They look like winners to me. Friends of yours?
  2. Mattheus Mei 2/1/09 08:45
    Earl I didn't know whether to laugh or cry after reading that, then I remembered the comparison you drew and laughed nearly till I peed my pants.
  3. Earl Capps 2/1/09 11:56
    Comparison? What comparison?
  4. Anonymous 3/1/09 08:38
    Draw it again, Earl!

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