The never-ending battle can get long and take a massive toll on the hearts and minds of our imaginary super-powered pals.  And sometimes, even a superhero wants to just throw it all away…  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Henry David Thoreau, Presents:

TEN SUPERS WHO GAVE IT UP FOR A NORMAL LIFE!

10) STRIPESY


Originally an inversion of the kid sidekick trope, where young Sylvester Pemberton was the hero and chauffeur Pat Dugan his faithful pal, Stripesy and the Seven Soldiers Of Victory were lost in time on a mission gone wrong.  Returning to his own future, Pat gave up his red, white and blue suit, settled down and raised a son.  Years later, his second marriage gave him a step-daughter who became a new Star-Spangled Kid, with Pat returning to part-time superhero duty to keep her out of trouble…

The Author

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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