There have been a number of eras in our favorite pop culture in which everybody became a superhero. The late sixties, the mid eighties and the gleeful modern mash-up culture have lent themselves to Suddenly Superhero versions of Goofy, The Monkees and even Harley, an ingenue  from soap opera ‘The Guiding Light.’  Even Earl from the less-than-cleverly-named animatronic dinosaur sitcom ‘Dinosaurs’ donned a cape once, which is both weird and awesome, leading to today’s Kryptonite-infused query…

he MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is torn between Mr. Spock with a Green Lantern Ring or Mal Reynolds as Iron Mal, asking: What non-super character would be the best choice to go Suddenly Superhero?


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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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  1. November 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    MacGyver would be amazing science-based hero. He’s got all the necessary traits except powers.

  2. November 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm — Reply


    The Dark Shumway

  3. November 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    I’d say Homer Simpson, but I’d bet Quimbys to Donuts they’ve already done it. Possibly more than once.

    It might be interesting to see what Gregory House, MD did with superpowers… or his spiritual predecessor, the infamous Sherlock Holmes.

    • November 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm — Reply

      Funny that you mentioned House in that i was strongly considering the grandmother of the Charlyne Yi character. She was fun!

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