Do You Want to Be a Superhero?

August 24, 2007

Sci Fi Channel’s Who Wants to Be a Superhero? offers more than a good chuckle.  Now the show offers you the ability to create your own secret persona to fight crime and become a Superhero yourself.

Who Wants to Be a SuperheroPersonally, I’m not into reality shows, but last summer my husband (a big comic fan) and I found Who Wants to Be a Superhero.  It was campy and overexaggerated, but we were hooked because that was its charm.  Plus it featured comic legend Stan Lee. 

The first season provided us with endless entertainment watching Major Victory strut his stuff, Fat Mama take a bite out of crime and the Iron Enforcer turn evil.  My only disappointment was that Major Victory didn’t win.

Therefore, we were truly looking for to the start of the second season.  And don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying the show this summer.  However, it is plagued with an absolutely endless amount of product placement and recaps.  In fact, there was a whole challenge last week that revolved around esurance.  Give me a break — that’s what commercials are for.

I’m glad to see they added more villains and new challenges, but how many different ways can we recap.  I want more screen time for the contestants.  That’s what makes the show fun is watching them.

Never fear, I’ll still be tuning in.  My favorite is The Diffuser, but I’m not sure he’s Stan’s favorite so I don’t know how much longer he’ll last.  Personally, I think Stan’s partial to Hygena.

Guess we’ll see who wins immortality in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, if you need more superhero fun, check out the following:

OverdriveBecome a Superhero — Create your own superhero.  My persona is pictured here.

Take a Quiz — Take one of several quizzes and test your superhero and comic book knowledge.  I only rated Loyal Sidekick.

Create a Comic Book — Showcase your creativeness and possibly win some prizes by creating your own comic.

Aftershow — Catch the aftershow with Feedback for more on your heroes.

Buy Some Stamps — Add some extra power to your mail with these Marvel stamps.

Who Wants to Be A Superhero? airs on the Sci Fi Channel on Thursdays at 9 p.m.