Archive for the ‘Heroes’ Category

The Crimson Fist

Posted in Heroes, News on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 12:00 pm 44 Comments

Before he could save others, he had to save himself. He is The Crimson Fist, and his work on the streets of Atlanta, GA attests to the power of the Real Life Superhero movement to help not only the public-at-large, but those who take on the cape and…

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Zimmer

Posted in Heroes, News on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 12:02 pm 32 Comments

Young and restless in the best, most productive sense, his work combines his deep interest in technology and computer science, with his impassioned sense of justice that leads him to patrols on the meaner streets of his adopted home in Brooklyn, NY.

First learning of the movement as a teenager…

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Lion Heart

Posted in Heroes, News on Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 2:58 pm 12 Comments

“Do good,” an African proverb goes, “because of tomorrow.” But Lion Heart, a Real Life Superhero in the West African nation of Liberia, knows he must act today. Because in a nation torn apart by years of civil war and unrest, it takes more than words to…

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Z

Posted in Heroes, News on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 1:38 pm 90 Comments

Heroes come in every shade, from light to dark. And Z, who describes himself as “by definition, a radical. No other way to say it,” struggles to embody the full spectrum on a near daily basis.

First entering the scene in 2001, he began from a place of…

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Samaritan

Posted in Heroes, News on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 8:03 pm 19 Comments

Every hero has his secrets. But one thing Samaritan makes no secret of is his commitment to caring for children. And for this Real Life Superhero living and working in New York City, that commitment begins with the dawn of every new day.

With a broadly drawn mission,…

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Motor Mouth

Posted in Heroes, News on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 12:05 am 30 Comments

He’s all talk. And all action to back it up. He’s Motor Mouth, a Real Life Superhero working in and around the East Bay/San Francisco area in California. From domestic violence in The City’s notorious Tenderloin, to street thugs running rampant in Oakland, to those who…

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RazorHawk

Posted in Heroes, News on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 12:09 am 27 Comments

Vigilant and sharp, focused and cutting edge, Razorhawk is the very embodiment of his chosen persona. Still, labels don’t fit so easily on this Minneapolis, MN-based Real Life Superhero of many interests and abilities. “If I had to choose,” he says, “I’d prefer the title ‘Masked Adventurer.’ After…

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The Vigilante Spider

Posted in Heroes, News on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm 16 Comments

What’s in a name? Quite a bit, especially in the case of The Vigilante Spider. Like spirit. And resolve. And personality—lots of personality. And while his chosen name may suggest otherwise, his interests lie not in cracking heads, but rather in opening hearts. …

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Soundwave and Jetstorm

Posted in Heroes, News on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 3:47 pm 47 Comments

It’s said that heroes come in all sizes—and Soundwave and Jetstorm are testimony to that. Whereas many Real Life Superheroes cite their childhoods as the genesis of what would become their adult activities, these two have chosen to exercise their altruistic impulses while they’re kids. “If you can…

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Good Samaritan

Posted in Heroes, News on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 2:46 pm 21 Comments

We’re all urged to “Think Global, Act Local.” But in Good Samaritan’s hands, that adage gets flipped on its head. Because it is through his work on behalf of those living half-a-world away, that he inspires others back in his adopted community of Los Angeles, California.

Ethiopia is a…

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