HBO, makers of wonderful television, has produced a documentary on one of my favourite topics. Real Life Super Heroes. They’ve profiled members of the RLSH community in TV form.
Here’s a site from the 826NYC organisation that brought you my favourite super hero supply warehouse. This little fundraiser for budding rivals is best described using the blurb from the site…
“Jerseys are a great way to show support for your heroes–if your heroes happen to be athletes.
What if your heroes are found in the bookstore instead of the ballpark? What if books are your game?”
I’ve written about Real Life Super Heroes and the Real Life Super Hero Registry before. Those not sure what I’m talking about should check those links before reading further – or just read this one sentence summary: There are people who dress up in costumes and run around fighting crime… for real…
Now, we’re on the same page.
I’ve always wondered where Real Life Super Heroes go to get their awesome supplies and costumes. Well, now I know. The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co – “Online purveyors of high quality crime fighting merchandise” indeed. They sell the complete range of Super hero requirements from capes to cartography… and everything in between (including Robots).
The Standard Cape.
“For over two centuries, the BSSCo. Standard 58″ Superhero Cape has been the industry standard in fly-wear for professional heroes. Every cape we ship meets all Superhero Alliance and FAA regulation requirements, and is specially designed for maximum flight control and resistance to air burn.”
There are occupational hazards that you may not consider before taking on the role – but the Super Hero Supply Co has you covered.
A Flight Tilt Indicator
“For mid-flight orientation and positioning, the Flight Tilt Indicator finds and displays the angle of your vehicle relative to the Earth’s axis”
“Fast-drying, Compound X-based formula for sealing torn seams on tights, leotards, capes, hoods, gloves, and other non-breathable superheroic fabrics.”
“Our neuro-oil formula is specially designed to meet the demands of heroes in the field:
-Eliminates idle, repetitive thinking.
-Restores quickness to one-liner delivery.
-Prevents corrosion from sidekick.
Recommended for use with brain mold, power supplements, and all weaponry. Improved performance on TV quiz shows or standardized tests not guaranteed.”
“Fundamental building block of the material universe, in convenient evaporated powder.”
“BSSCo. Antimatter reverses the process by which subatomic energy organizes into material form. Suggested for use in the dissolution of all material structures, including human and non-human bodies, all forms in nature, buildings, material planets, unwanted hair, paperwork.
WARNING: Ordering in the same shipment as Matter is a waste of 20 bucks.”
There’s heaps more there – so get ordering and get on with saving the world…
“What’s really in these cans and bottles?
If you purchase a canned or bottled item, your shipment will include an information card stating exactly what’s inside of it. It is all safe. (Unless you’re a supervillain.)”