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  • Actors: Stan Lee, Richard Malmos, Jarrett Crippen, John Stork, Melody Mooney
  • Writers: Stan Lee, Scott Satin
  • Producers: Carrie Brown, Jeanna Smith, Laura Flanagan, Rick Telles, Robert Kosberg
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Sci Fi Channel
  • DVD Release Date: September 21, 2006
  • Run Time: 288 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HXE6XM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,561 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Who Wants to Be A Superhero? (2 DVD Set)" on IMDb

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The SCI FI Channel, Bruce Nash (Nash Entertainment) and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee's (Spiderman, Hulk, The Fantastic Four, X-Men) POW! Entertainment, Inc., have joined forces to discover the next great American superhero. Who Wants To Be A Superhero? is an all-new reality series that challenges a lucky few to create their very own superhero alter ego, live together in a secret lair under the watchful eye of Stan Less and to compete for the best reality competition prize yet: immortality! All they'll need is an original idea, a killer costume and some real superhero mojo. The winning superhero is immortalized in a new comic book from Dark Horse Comics created by Stan Lee himself and will be featured in an original SCI FI Channel movie.

Superheros:
Major Victory, The Iron Enforcer, Lemuria, Creature, Monkey Woman, Nitro G., Fat Momma, Levity, Feedback, Cell Phone Girl, and TyVeculus.

DISC ONE
Episodes 1-3

DISC TWO
Episodes 4-6
Plus Bonus Material

Estimated Running Time: 288 minutes

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Customer Reviews

Seriously - a must see if you love to laugh.
SaraOne
So the challenges are based on the human qualities that make one great: loyalty, honesty, integrity, self sacrifice, bravery, etc.
K. Harris
The love some of these people had for Stan Lee and super heroes made me want to cry.
Miss Kitty

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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on September 20, 2006
Format: DVD
An absolute train wreck of a reality series, and I mean that in a good way--you will often hate yourself for loving this show. I can't honestly say that it's great television, but it's just ridiculous enough to be a pleasantly diverting guilty pleasure. But like sweet candy, once it's gone--you'll barely miss it.

11 contestants, each having developed a superhero persona complete with homemade costume, come together to compete for "the greatest prize in reality show history!" OK, if you think having Stan Lee draw a comic book about you and starring in a bad sci-fi movie are the "greatest prize." But our contestants are ready to go--here's just a sampling: Fat Momma, Monkey Woman, and Cell Phone Girl. Now if, like me, you think seeing a grown plus-sized woman running around in tights with twinkies attached to her belt is a sight you don't want to miss--then this show's for you!

Obviously, the contestants don't have true superpowers. So the challenges are based on the human qualities that make one great: loyalty, honesty, integrity, self sacrifice, bravery, etc. It is rather sweet, and unorthodox, to see a show where people get ahead by being nice and honorable. This is a revolutionary concept in reality gaming. As in all reality shows, some challenges are better than others--and some are decidedly phony looking as well.

Every episode Stan Lee eliminates one or more contestants. I love that Stan, however, doesn't even bother to be present. All interactions are done through teleconferencing--that way Stan doesn't have to be bothered too much by leaving home. Some shocking revelations are made along the way. Some contestants turn out to be "actors," others trying to promote a career!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 15, 2006
Format: DVD
This may have been the most fun cheesy reality show yet. Really, all one needed was an original superhero concept and a costume and one could try out. On April 4, 2006, about 120 contestants physically auditioned for Stan Lee at the Sunset Gower Studios, Hollywood, CA during a torrential rain storm, vying to be in the final 11-man lineup for the Sci-Fi Channel's WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? Thousands more had submitted tape auditions. This was a six episode series, hosted and judged by Marvel comic book legend Stan Lee, who is quoted as saying: "We're not going to ask anybody to fly or leap tall buildings with a single bound. We can't test that. But what we can test is this: Every superhero has certain qualities and characteristics on the inside, characteristics like courage, character, honesty, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion, resourcefulness. We can test that stuff." The winner will be immortalized with his or her own comic book and his/her character will appear in an original Sci-Fi Channel movie. Dubious contenders were weeded out (although several "superheroes" who ended up on screen also were kinda dubious) and so, we'll never know how the green-faced Slimeball, the disgruntled Server (a waiter in his regular gig), the Ice B*tch, the Hula Hoop Girl, or Man-Fey(!?) would've fared.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SaraOne on November 5, 2012
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....not to be taken seriously this series is AMAZING! It is hilarious and full of crazy, very entertaining people. I cannot say enough good things about this show. Seriously - a must see if you love to laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.W. Smith on September 28, 2006
Format: DVD
to see Stan bad mouth these people (when he really is the world's nicest guy off camera) was just not him. This show was a joke and I am glad he did not want to do more.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Miss Kitty on September 26, 2006
Format: DVD
Okay, the other review is right on target with this one but I must admit that it was refreshing to see a "reality" show that didn't involve nudity, back stabbing, and general bad behavior. The love some of these people had for Stan Lee and super heroes made me want to cry. It's worth watching just to see how creative some people were with it and how stupid some of them could act. It's fun so go with it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mr. snrub on March 18, 2007
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Aside from the fact that the legendary Stan Lee serves a judge, jury, and executioner on this reality show, the very concept of a reality show that tests who has all of the essential character traits of a true superhero is doubtlessly what made WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? the phenomenon that it has become.

The rules are simple: Stan Lee holds auditions for people to create their own superhero, selects 11 people (out of what seems to have been 11 million), and puts them through a series of challenges to test their inner superhero.

The Superheroes include gay toy-maker Levity, Voluptuous Sculptor Lemuria, Comical ex-stripper Major Victory, bodybuilder/bodyguard The Iron Enforcer, tiny comic book geek Nitro G, portly single mother Fat Momma, Computer programmer/Spider-Man disciple Feedback, environmentalist Creature, boy scout/Fire captain TyVeculus, Attractive interior designer Cell Phone Girl, and tree climber Monkey Woman.

In closing, I just want to leave you with this: The Superhero who wins the competition (whose name I will not disclose) had a stronger desire than anyone to be a superhero, and , I think, defintely deserved to become the hero of Stan Lee's next comic book.
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