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Fancy Dress shop seeks British Superhero

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 at 09:08 by Stephen Ball

The fancy-dress shop “Angels”, of London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, has a problem - and only you can help. Customers have been complaining that there are no British Superheroes, so Angels opened a competition to find one.

Giles Coren points out that most of the super-strong, super-fast heroes are American. There aren’t many examples to work from in pop culture: the latest Hollywood film where the Englishman wasn’t the villain was “V for Vendetta” (and since the character thinks that using terrorism against the government is fine when needed, he didn’t look much like Superman either.) The Scottish, Irish and Welsh don’t do much better on the global Hero list.

Which powers do Slant readers think the great British superhero should have? What on earth would his costume look like? Does he have amazing tea-making abilities? The nation awaits your answers!

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3 Comments on “Fancy Dress shop seeks British Superhero”

  1. RJ Barker Says:

    Awfully-Polite Man to the rescue. If that’s alright with everybody.

  2. Icedmaple Says:

    Mr Tea!

    Self-less, aproned tea-shop owner by day - all-powerful, teasmaid-pack-carrying superhero by night.

    Always first with a steadying beverage in a crisis!

  3. Simon Kimber Says:

    Mr Tea? Quit yo’ ginseng jabber!

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