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How to Be a Superhero

Ever dream of fighting for good? With a few simple tips, you can live beyond the DVDs and comic books and become a superhero!


  • Step 1: Power up Develop an amazing ability. Hang out near DNA-altering devices or animals, travel to a planet with a different sun, or have mystical beings imbue you with incredible gifts -- whatever turns your regular powers into superpowers!
  • TIP: If you can't develop superpowers, develop a super body and carry incredible gadgets.
  • Step 2: Dress up Wear a form-fitting costume that lets you move with ease and shows off your super assets. Cover your face so you can avoid autograph hounds and lawsuits during off-hours.
  • TIP: Have distinct public and superhero personae so no one suspects your secret.
  • Step 3: Battle foes Find super-powered archenemies, criminal masterminds, and unsavory characters to defeat. If a villain is especially tough, join other superheroes and fight together for truth, justice, and headlines.
  • Step 4: Be flexible Work for a company that monitors news or builds secret weapons to keep up with criminal activity. Keep a flexible schedule or make your own hours so you can race to the rescue before it's too late!
  • Step 5: Do unto others Adhere to a strict moral code that keeps you on the side of good. If you find yourself getting corrupted, refer to a tragic moment in your past for guidance.
  • Step 6: Hide away Build a secret hideout or headquarters to escape the great responsibility that comes with great power; even superheroes need a place to get away.
  • FACT: In 2010, a copy of Detective Comics No. 27 from May 1939, in which Batman makes his first appearance, sold for $1,075,500.

You Will Need

  • Superpowers
  • Costume
  • Villians
  • Flexible schedule
  • Moral code
  • Secret headquarters
  • Incredible gadgets (optional)
  • Super friends (optional)
  • Tragic past (optional)

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