UK Superheroes

Parent Power - Are You A Supermum?

Jane Smith | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Smith

The other day my Big Small person told me in a argument that I was a 'villain'. In this Marvel-lous age where everything and everyone is a hero - from turtles to bored millionaires - this was high criticism indeed.

These Three Genetic Mutations Can Grant People 'Superhuman' Powers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech

Ever dreamed of being a superhero - being able to fly, have superhuman strength or just being able to rock a lycra catsuit? Well you’re not alone. N...

"The Lego Batman Movie" Reviewed: The Hero That Gotham Deserves (Kind Of)

Harry Crawford | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Chris McKay / Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes / Comedy, Animated / 2017 / U / 104mins The Lego franchise ...

The World Needs More Disabled Superheroes

Dan White | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dan White

Dan and Emily White are the co-creators of The Department of Ability, a comic book that tells the story of a gang of five physically disabled superheroes who use their disabilities to save the world. The comic was born when they noticed that not only was there a huge shortage of relevant heroes for Emily to look up to, but also a significant lack of positive representation of disabled people in the media and in literature.

We're All Superheroes Now

Samuel Goh | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Goh

As I grew up, I realised that superheroes really did exist. They don't wear capes or spandex, though. You won't seeing them flying in the clouds, riding neon-coloured cars, or swinging across buildings. Some of them wear stethoscopes, some of them wear a uniform and some we will never know their names.

Holy Engineering Batman! One Day Soon We Could All Have Super-Powers

Will Stewart | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Tech
Will Stewart

Last week was Tomorrow's Engineers Week - an opportunity to highlight to young people across the UK some of the exciting careers in modern engineering. Working with the IET and Mumsnet we answered questions put to us by parents and kids about superheroes and which powers could one day be a reality thanks to advances in engineering.

Are Superheroes for Girls Too?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

Most men always note my daughter's superhero t-shirts. The reactions vary. Most think it's cool. Some are jealous ("My wife would never let me dress my daughter in that"), but others are incredulous.

How to Watch Films as a Feminist

Kate Delaney | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

With great feminist knowledge, comes great responsibility. No longer will subliminal sexism go unnoticed in your favourite TV series, no longer can you re-watch childhood movies with ignorance at their underlying misogyny and no longer can you appreciate a cheeky rom-com without feeling like you've betrayed your own kind.

15 Unexpected Things You Find Yourself Doing in a Household of Young Boys

Steph Weller | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Parents
Steph Weller

You start to wonder why no-one has invented a self washing, drying and ironing robot that also happens to specialise in collecting Lego, putting the toilet seat down and convinces boys to put shoes on.

The (Real) Villains of the Piece

Matthew Dickinson | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matthew Dickinson

Sinister back stories, intimidating outfits and, of course, innovative and intriguing weapons - it's no wonder that popular fascination with supervillains is at an all-time high. No longer just confined to the pages of comic books - now the likes of The Joker, Loki and the Green Goblin appear in video games, Hollywood blockbusters, hit TV shows - and yes, ok - bath soap.

How Superheroes Inspired Me to Get Real About Mental Health

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Raimundo

In mental health, we talk a lot about stigma. How stigma leads to misconceptions about what mental illness is, how people living with mental illness act, and how possible recovery is. This misconceptions hurt people's access to support, which is the very thing that could save their life. So for my very first HuffPo blog post, I wanted to use my story as a message of how I try to defeat stigma.

Is it a Bird Is it a Plane No It's a Flying Wheelchair!

Martin Emery | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Martin Emery

Of the 11Million Disabled people in the UK, 6% of those are Children. That means that 1 in 20 families have a child with a Disability. Yet a study f...

Why Children Love Playing Superhero

Dr Niamh Clune | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Niamh Clune

Is it a man? Is it a bird? No! Mums ~ It's a Superhero! Whoosh! And our small, caped crusading Superman (sorry, mixing him up with Batman... NANA!!!) just flew past with tea-towel outstretched and wrapped about him, on his way to save the world, defeat the bad guys, and rescue a dog from an exploding volcano.

This Is Actually A Real-Life Man Wearing Nothing But Makeup

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Style

If the video above doesn't leave you with your jaw on the floor, we don't know what will. Argenis Pinal is a California-based cosmetologist, who j...

Dad Takes 'Mug Shots' To Turn Kids Into Superheroes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

One dad has made breakfast time pretty great for his kids by turning them into superheroes... just with his mug of tea. Lance Curran snaps these '...

An Entire Neighbourhood Threw A Parade For A Girl Who Was Told Only Boys Could Be Spider Man

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

A New York neighbourhood clubbed together to throw the cutest parade ever for four-year-old Ellie Evangelista, who was told by boys at school that she...

Superheroes Dance To Uptown Funk (And They're Incredible)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents

Superheroes including Batman, Ironman and Spiderman took centre stage last night at a charity disco, much to the amusement of the parents and children...

Michelle Rodriguez Clarifies 'Stop Stealing White People's Superheroes' Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Michelle Rodriguez has defended herself over comments she made in a recent interview about ethnic minorities playing superheroes. SEE MORE: Michel...

This Photographer Puts His Superhero Toys Into Brilliant Poses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Japanese photographer Edy Hardjoe describes himself as "a nerd who had no idea of what I'm talking about." Well, he's also a nerd who takes wonderf...

Little Girl Complained To DC About The Lack Of Female Superheroes, So They Made Her One

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An 11-year-old girl has been turned into a superhero after complaining to DC Comics about the lack of female role models in their graphic novels. R...

Halloween: Don't Underestimate the Empowerment of the Force

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

The question I should have asked my daughter was "What fancy dress would you like to wear?". What I actually asked was "Would you like to wear your Darth Vader costume?". Halloween week at pre-school was an opportunity to enlighten her peers that I couldn't let slip by.

The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

Samantha Baines | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Brian puts on his new "trust me I'm a Physics teacher" badge. And he is SuperCox once more! With superhero flair he deletes the email and grabs his man-bag ready to face his agent, So many thoughts are developing in his mind, Could the BBC really survive without me?

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Guardians of The Galaxy Review

Tim Manton | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Manton

It's one of those films in which every character has their turn as the stand-up, including the villain. There was only one character I felt should have been done differently. Warning: anyone who hasn't seen The Avengers should skip the next paragraph, for the sake of avoiding spoilers.

Happy Birthday Batman!

Olly MacNamee | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

This Wednesday 23rd July sees DC Comics proclaim the day, otherwise known to the comic-book buying fans such as myself as New Comic Book Day, as Batman's official 75th birthday.