There are times when I feel like a bad comic book fan. (Mostly, these have to do with conversations about Wolverine’s status as comic-book poster boy or the wonderfulness that is Batman.) The most recent discussion that left me feeling like a bad fanboy addressed the subject of what real-life personages would make for good superheroes, with name-checks for Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jillian “I’m Mean Because Fat People Deserve It” Michaels. The entire time, I was thinking how those pretty boys (and girl) would totally wilt under the pressure of AIM, Hydra or Cobra, and probably soil themselves if confronted with Electro. My choices for who would best weather the punishing reality of running, jumping and swinging from ropes fighting crime included Mick Foley, stunt-woman Zoë Bell and the kid who plays Moe Doodle. (He’s an acrobat and singer who has been shown to be able to handle a very physical show over long periods of time.) Some time ago, Rodrigo put in his two cents worth, but I felt the need to take it to the people for some feedback.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always “misquoted”) says “Open your mouth, and eat your roll!”, asking:
What real person do ya think is mostly likely to thrive as a superhero if you stuck a cape on them tomorrow?