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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

HBO's Superheroes: The Case Against Capes

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

As I've mentioned before, superheroes really shouldn't wear capes. And amateur real-life superheroes should ESPECIALLY not wear capes—for what I would assume should be obvious reasons. But apparently it's not obvious enough, because real life crime fighters are multiplying to the point where HBO decided to make a documentary about 'em, appropriately entitled Superheroes. Debuting August 8 at 9 pm on HBO, Superheroes travels to Brooklyn, Orlando, British Columbia and other locations to interview the local costumed heroes and find out why they choose to put their lives in danger and patrol the streets. (My faves are San Diego's Mr. Xtreme and The Vigilante Spider who is just so goddamn adorable you just wanna pinch him... and maybe even punch him!) Voila! The trailer!

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