The True Life of a Superhero at Comic-Con Through Images

Hard Life Superhero Comic-Con

Another year of Comic-Con has officially come to and an end.  You’ve read our live blogs of the panels, interviews with your favorite actors, and have even checked out our massive cosplay gallery – but that doesn’t mean we don’t have one more trick up our sleeve.

What’s better than asking people to pose for pictures while dressed up as a superhero? Creepily taking their picture when they’re not paying attention, of course – and that’s exactly what we did. With camera in tow, we busted out the cardboard box and went all Solid Snake on Comic-Con’s numerous superheros.

Below, you’ll find out what the true life of a superhero is like at Comic-Con. With almost every fictional character represented from almost every entertainment medium (including books – don’t act surprised), sometimes even the most heroic superhero needs to kick-back, relax, and enjoy the sights.

Can You Hear Me now?

Blanka - Cell Phone

It's nice to know that when Blanka isn't busy with the rest of the Street Fighter gang, he has just as hard of a time trying to get a cell signal as the rest of us. Perhaps a little electric shock, Blanka? C'mon, We know you can do it. Alright, fine... but I'm not going to pay for that orange carpet you so happily decided to cut up.


Freddy's Ultimate Nightmare

Freddy Krueger Waiting In Line

While jumping from dream to dream is something that Freddy Kruger can easily do, even the dream master has to learn how to patiently wait in line…. while wearing fishnet stockings. One man’s nightmare is another man’s fantasy, I suppose.


Sharing Means Caring

Superman & Green Lantern - Trail Mix

Just because you save the world everyday doesn’t mean that you have time to go grocery shopping. Fortunately, having a friend that’s faster than a speeding bullet certainly comes in handy for a last-minute trail mix run - especially when there’s a Wal-Mart around the corner.


Ummm... I Don't Know?

Umm.... I don't know?

::Hello?::::Yeah, I know I'm not actually talking on a cell phone::::No, I don't think anyone has noticed::::Yeah, I'm not sure sure what I'm dressed up as either, but it's alright because my best friend and son are doing the same thing::::Yep, he has the sombrero::::No, my friend Dave is wearing the headband::::Me? I'm wearing the pretend mask::::Yeah, I cut it out last night::::It looks good, I think.. Can't really tell, though - it's hard to see in this thing::


Spidey Sense FAIL!

Spiderman Map - Comic-Con 2011

Spiderman, Spiderman, Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web - any size. Catches thieves just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spiderman... with a map?


The Wizard Of UH

Glinda - Comic-Con 2011

While riding around in a bubble certainly sounds like fun, even Glinda, the good witch, gets annoyed with all the Munchkin complaining, says F-it, and heads to Comic-Con. Although, it actually doesn't look like she's in a better mood. It's probably the weather: San Diego is cooler than Oz this time of year. Maybe next time she'll remember to wear some long underwear underneath her magical dress.


Even Monsters Need Positive Reinforcement

Monster Mash - Comic-Con 2011

After scaring the hell out of the children of Comic-Con, even the scariest monster needs someone to tell him that he's done a good job.

::How did I do?::You were great! He was really scared!::Really? Cause I didn't feel it::That's because you're probably still thinking of Sheila. Trust me, you're better without her.::Man... I still can't believe she broke up with me. I told her that I would take her to Hades when I got back::


Wolverine OUT!

Wolverine Out! - Comic-Con 2011

When 5pm hits, it's time for Weapon X to hit the bar. What's that Professor? Magneto is attacking LA? Yeah, but it's 4:45pm... and, you know... I gotta do my thing.

(Keen observers will notice character actor Todd Stashwick in the background)



If Tinker Bell thought she had her hands full in Neverland with the Lost Boys, imagine what Comic-Con will do to the nimble fairy. While I'm sure that everyone clapping can get a bit annoying, it's just just because they love you, Tink - and nobody wants to see anything bad happen to you. That being said, I can totally understand why you'd want to take off your wings and quit. Just not sure how you're going to get back to Neverland, though. Southwest does not service the third star to the left.


Assassin's Cookie

Assassin's Cookies - Comic-Con 2011

Even the most skilled assassin knows that, when your job is done, you must enjoy yourself. What better way to do that than to munch on some Mrs. Fields cookies. But which one to choose? Chocolate? M&M... OHHH, peanut butter.


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