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A chronological timeline of the press articles and various media focused on Real Life Superheroes (with links when available). This excludes any publications by RLSHs themelves.

1970Edit

Environment: The Kane County Pimpernel Edit

Time magazine article published Oct. 5, 1970. It is archived online and available with a Time subscription here.

Possible RLSH Precursor referenced: Kane County Pimpernel

1973Edit

The Sexes: The Lavender Panthers Edit

Time magazine article published Oct. 8, 1973. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH Precursor referenced: Lavender Panthers, Rev. Ray (founder)

1974Edit

'Captain Sticky' Fights Evil Businesses Edit

Rochester Sentinel article published November 11, 19743. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH Precursor referenced: Captain Sticky

1986Edit

Rented Home to Adult Movie Crew: Captain Sticky Pasted by Vice SquadEdit

LA Times article written by Hector Gutierrez, published December 17, 1986. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH precursor referenced: Captain Sticky

1990Edit

The First Radical Ecologist Was A Nervous 'Fox' Edit

Baltimore Sun article written by Mike Royko, published December 31, 1990. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH precursor referenced: The Fox

1998Edit

Either Right Or Wrong Angels On Patrol, 1980Edit

NY Daily News article published November 9, 1998. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH Precursor referenced: Curtis Silwa (founder), Guardian Angels


1999Edit

Mexico's Real-Life 'Superheroes' Are Caped Crusaders for Justice Edit

LA Times article written by Michelle Ray Ortiz, published October 24, 1999. It is archived online and available here.

RLSH referenced: Super Animal, Superbarrio, Super Gay, Super Luz, Super Policeman, Super Puppy, Super Universal Ecologist, Super Woman

2000Edit

Environmental `Fox' Remains Watchdog With New Videotape Edit

Chicago Tribute article written by Hal Dardick, published January 4, 2000. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH precursor referenced: The Fox

2001Edit

Mexico's Wrestling Heroes Give the Smackdown to ViceEdit

Christian Science Monitor article written by Dan Murphy, published August 22, 2001. It is archived online and available here.

RLSH referenced: Superbarrio

James Phillips, 70, Environmentalist Who Was Called the Fox Edit

New York Times obituary written by Douglas Martin, published October 22, 2001. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH precursor referenced: The Fox


Who Was That Masked Man?Edit

Chicago Reader article written by Dave Hoekstra, published December 6, 2001. It is archived online and available here.

Possible RLSH precursor referenced: The Fox

2002Edit

'Meet the Anti-Sex in the City SuperheroEdit

ABC News article written by Bryan Robinson, published November 5, 2002. It is archived online and available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Terrifica

2003Edit

'Superhero' Takes On ClampersEdit

BBC article published September 16, 2003. It is archived online and available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Angle Grinder Man


2004Edit

Net CrusadersEdit

The Age article published July 31, 2004. It is archived online and available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Angle Grinder Man, Brokenman, Polarman, Superbarrio, Terrifica

2005Edit

The Anti-CupidEdit

New York Magazine article written by Grant Stoddard, published May 21, 2005. It is archived online and available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Terrifica


2007Edit

Super AmigosEdit

Independent documentary directed by Arturo Perez Torres.

Release Dates
  • Theater Premiere: January 2007
  • DVD Release: March 1, 2010

Website

RLSH referenced: Ecologista Universal, Fray Tormenta, Super Animal, Superbarrio, Super Gay

The CleanserEdit

BBC news article published on November 8, 2007. It can be read in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: The Cleanser


Public Service With a Side of SpandexEdit

Washington Post article written by Delphine Schrank, published on November 23, 2007. It can be read in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Captain Prospect, Justice

2008Edit

SLC Superheroes: The Black Monday SocietyEdit

Salt Lake City Weekly article written by Paul Constant, published on May 1, 2008. It is archived and partially available here.

RLSH referenced: American Corpse, Black Monday Society, Boise Brigade, Capitol City Super Squad, Citizen Prime, Doktor DiscorD, Entomo, Ghost, Heroes Network, Inferno, Justice Society of Justice, Mr. Silent, Polarman , Zetaman

Legend of Master LegendEdit

Rolling Stones article written by Joshua Bearman and published December 17, 2008. It is archived online and available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Artemis National Consortium, Black Monday Society, Black Panther, Captain Jackson, Citizen Prime, CrimeFighter Girl, Disabler, Fire and Brimstone, Genius Jim, Green Scorpion, Queen of Hearts, Justice Force, Justice Society of Justice, Master Legend, Mr. Silent, Professor Widget, Superhero, The Ace, The Eye, Tothian

2009Edit

Homemade Heroes Offer Low-Level Law EnforcementEdit

San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Kristina Davis, published January 17, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Captain Sticky, MidKnight, Mr. Xtreme


Super Villain Attacks Cincinnati’s Real Life Superhero. Your Move, ShadowhareEdit

io9 blog article written by Meredith Woerner, published on May 6, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Shadow Hare


The Astounding Adventures of the Wall Creeper, Colorado's Own SuperheroEdit

Denver Westwood News article written by Joel Warner, published March 12 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Black Monday Society, Blue Lightning, Eclyptico, Mrs. Ecliptico, Entomo, Heroes Network, Justice Society of Justice, Knightmen, Lionheart, Master Legend, Mr Silent, Nightwatch, Nostrum, Signal Light Foundation, Slapjack, Superbarrio, Superhero, Superheroes Anonymous, Ten, Terrifica, Tigris, Tothian, Wall Creeper, Zen Blade, Zimmer


Meet Real-Life Supervillain Society ROACHEdit

io9 blog article written by Meredith Woerner, published on May 15, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Allegiance of Heroes, Shadow Hare


Masked Avenger Patrols CincinnatiEdit

UPI article published April 28, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Allegiance of Heroes, Mr Extreme, Eclyptico, Red Justice, Shadow Hare, Superheroes Anonymous, The Cleanser, The Super, Wall Creeper


Caped Superhero Vows to Clean Up Crime in CincinnatiEdit

Telegraph article written by Tom Leonard, published May 3, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Shadow Hare


Operation: Sidewa​lk ChalkEdit

Riverwest Currents article written by Janice Christensen, published December 8, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Celtic Viking, Geist, Great Lakes Heroes Guild, Razorhawk, Thanatos, Watchman


Super FriendsEdit

Boston Phoenix article written by Tea Krulos, published December 11, 2009. It is available here.

RLSH referenced: Basilisk, Bushido, Civitron, Green Sage, Mad Owl, Ms. Kismet, Nyx, Recluse, Runebringer, Samaritan, Scavenger, Slapjack, Superheroes Anonymous, The Beetle, Zetaman, Zimmer

2010Edit

Attention ROACH: 2010 Is The “Year Of The Real-Life Superhero”Edit

io9 blog article written by Charlie Jane Anders, published on January 8, 2010. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Civitron, Superheroes Anonymous

Super-HomensEdit

Superinteressante magazine article written by Alexandre Rodrigues, published June 2010. It is available in its original Portuguese here

RLSH referenced: Dark Horizon, Entomo, Superbarrio, Superhero, Terrifica, The Eye

I, SuperheroEdit

Book by Mike Mullen, published November 1, 2010 by Citadel Press.

2011Edit

JanuaryEdit

SuperheroesEdit

HBO Documentary directed by Michael Barnett, available in various formats.

Release Dates
  • Theatre Screening: January 21, 2011
  • HBO Premiere: August 8, 2011
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2012

Official Website: http://www.superheroesthemovie.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SuperheroesDocumentary

Superman of the PeopleEdit

The Sun article written by Pete Samson, published January 27, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Buster Doe, Phoenix Jones, Catastrophe, Gemini, Green Reaper, No Name, Penelope, Phoenix Jones, Rain City Superhero Movement, Thorn, Thunder 88

Real-life Superheroes Kick-AssEdit

The Sun article written by Neil Millard, published January 27, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Buster Doe, Captain Ozone, Catastrophe, Gemini, Green Reaper, Knight Owl, No Name, Penelope, Phoenix Jones, Rain City Superhero Movement, Saint Commander, Thorn, Thunder 88

RLSH Precursors referenced: Curtis Sliwa, Guardian Angels

FebruaryEdit

Kick-Ass Style Hero comes to UKEdit

The Sun article published February 21, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: The Statesman


MarchEdit

16 Superheroes on Streets of BritainEdit

The Sun article written by Chris Pollard, published March 3, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Black Arrow, Lionheart , Swift, Terrorvision, The Statesman, Vague


Captain Australia is Queensland's First Superhero Edit

mX article written by Anthony Templeton, published March 4, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Captain Australia

Is It A Bird? Is It In Pain? Call The... Black ArrowEdit

The Sun article written by Ryan Sabey and Dan Sales, published March 4, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Black Arrow, Captain Champion, Vague

Superheroes' Teenage NicksEdit

The Sun article written by Vince Soodin, published March 7, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Knight Warrior, The Man In Black


Real Life African Superhero Lion Heart from Liberia Has Video on YoutubeEdit

Yahoo! Voices article written by Chris Ware, published March 18, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Lionheart

Dick Young, Jim Phillips and the Secret Identity of the FoxEdit

Montgomery Patch article written by Pat Torrance, published March 22, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

Possible RLSH Precursor referenced: The Fox

Holy Ballot Papers! Salford's 'Knight Warrior' is Standing as MayorEdit

Guardian article written by Mischa Wilmers and Samantha Warrington, published March 26, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Knight Warrior

AprilEdit

Knight Warrior Backs out of Mayor Race but Sets Sights on Hazel Blears' SeatEdit

Guardian article written by Mischa Wilmers and Samantha Warrington, published April 4, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Knight Warrior

MayEdit

'Real-life Superhero' The Man in Black Patrols Harrow Streets at NightEdit

Harrow Times article written by Jack Royston, published May 11, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Man In Black

'Menganno: El “Superhéroe” de Lanús EsteEdit

Clarin.com news article written by Milagros Villarreal, published May 13, 2011. It is available in the original Spanish here

RLSH referenced: Menganno

'Real Life Superheroes' Fighting Crime in New YorkEdit

BBC article written by Dave Howard, published May 12, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Battlestar, Deaths Head Moth, New York Initiative, Nitro, Samaritan Prime, Short Cut, Zero

'Self-Appointed Superhero Watches Over WenatcheeEdit

Wenatchee World news article written by Dee Riggs, published on May 25, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Deadpool

JulyEdit

Holy Spandex! Captain Jackson Profiled Today in Detroit TV News StoryEdit

mLive article written by Brad Flory, published July 8, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Captain Jackson

Real Life Superhero Takes to Vancouver's StreetsEdit

The Globe and Mail article written by Sunny Dhillon, published July 14, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Thanatos


Kapow! Meet Roger, the Salford SuperheroEdit

Daily Mail article published July 29, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

Possible RLSH Precursor referenced: The Fox

Knight Warrior Patrols SalfordEdit

The Sun article published July 28, 2011. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Knight Warrior, Phoenix Jones

AugustEdit

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...Some Dude?!Edit

GQ article written by Jon Ronson, published August 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Dark Guardian, DC's Guardian Ghost, Knight Owl, Master Legend, Mr. Raven Blade, Mr. Xtreme, Night Rider, Phoenix Jones, Pitch Black, Rain City Superheroes, RazorHawk, Red Dragon, Scar Heart, Skyman, The Owl Urban Avenger

Seven Real-Life SuperheroesEdit

GQ article written by Nurit Zinger, published August 4, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Geist, Insignis, Life, Master Legend, Mr. Xtreme, Superhero

OctoberEdit

'Batman' Sentenced to Probation, Not to Wear CostumesEdit

Petoskey News article written by Heather Lockwood, published October 18, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: Michigan Protectors, Petoskey Batman

NovemberEdit

SkyMan: Federal Way Superhero Edit

Federal Way ZMirror article written by Greg Allman, published November 1, 2011. It is available in its entirety here

RLSH referenced: SkyMan

2012Edit

'Burton Police Arrest Michigan Protectors Member Bee Sting for Felonious Assault at Twin MeadowsEdit

mLive article written by Roberto Acosta, published on April 26, 2012. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Bee Sting, Michigan Protectors


'The People's Villain' Rex Velvet Wants to Rid Seattle of Superhero Phoenix JonesEdit

MyNorthwest.com article written by Jamie Griswold, published on May 2, 2012. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Phoenix Jones, Rain City Superhero Movement

Wheel Clamp ManEdit

The Sun article written by Jonathan Pearlman, published August 27, 2012. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Angle Grinder Man, Wheel Clamp Man

Warrior Bags Himself A FiancéeEdit

The Sun article written by Angharad Llewellyn, published September 1, 2012. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Knight Maiden, Knight Warrior

Salford Superhero Knight Warrior Set to Wed His Very Own Knight MaidenEdit

Manchester Evening News article written by Amy Glendinning, published September 2, 2012. It is available in its entirety here.

RLSH referenced: Knight Maiden, Knight Warrior

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