The superhero you never knew you always wanted


Looking for a fun way to kill some time (besides reading this site)? This new create-your-own-superhero tool on is truly inspired, if a little overwhelming. There’s a dizzying array of choices to make, from the type and color of your character’s leggings, boots, insignia, weapon, and even facial expressions, to what kind of sidekick you want.

To test it out (all in the name of "research"), I created a lesbian superhero called the "AfterEllen Avenger," whose mission in life is to destroy bad lesbian movies (it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it!) Naturally, her companion is a cat.

I also got a kick out of this “She Hulk” created by a ugo user:

Now try it yourself here. Warning: don’t click if you don’t want to get sucked in and emerge 3 hours later wondering what happened to all those things you were going to do today!

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