Captain Boomerang.  The Rocket Racer.  The Grapplers.  The ranks of superhumans contain any number of folks who have mastered real-life sports, from JSA villain The Sportsmaster to Jimmy Gymnastic of ‘Dial H For Hero.’  In my mind, a superhero career would be pretty easy to build with the skills of a professional wrestler (Tell me you can’t see The Rock as a composite of Spider-Man’s banter, Batman’s physicality and The Punisher’s intimidation factor) or an X-Games extreme sports athlete like a snowboarder or one of those BMX trick cyclists.  Heck, even Tony Hawk has the chops to be the next big thing in superheroics, leading to today’s anaerobic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would like to talk about The Silver Surfer, but maaaaybe that one doesn’t really work here, asking: What set of extreme sports skills would be best suited to a superhero career?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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