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

Steph Weller | Posted 19.04.2016 | 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 23.02.2016 | 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 20.01.2016 | 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 16.12.2015 | 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 15.09.2015 | 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.

X-men: Days of Future Past - the Review

Roger Crow | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The whole thing is engaging enough and features some of the best thesps in movies. But for me it needs a sucker punch moment. That scene which grabs the heart strings and makes me a little misty eyed.

Brayden Denton, 5, Given Funeral With Superhero Pallbearers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

A 5-year-old boy who lost his battle against brain cancer earlier this month was given a superheroes funeral, with six special pallbearers. Brayde...

Our Superheroes Are Getting Too Dark

Pat Higgins | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

The darkness in the Superior Spider-Man arc has meant that I've been quietly hiding the comics rather than encouraging my kids to flick through them as I used to. The darkness in Man of Steel means that those same kids will grow up with the Reeve movies rather than the Cavill ones, which is probably cooler anyway.

David Hasselhoff, Batman And Robin, And A Smurf Tackle Crime In Tesco

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Batman and Robin, David Hasselhoff and a Smurf have helped police thwart a criminal in Tesco. The surreal scenes were instigated after the man dres...

Vigilante Archetypes and the Spread of 'Real Life Superheroes'

Dr Gavin Weston | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Dr Gavin Weston

The exponential rise of superheroes throughout popular culture is seeing a corresponding increase in related news stories: the Burka Avenger's role mo...

LOOK: Sex Toys Based On Superheroes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There would be plenty of benefits to dating a superhero. Think of all the shopping bags they could carry, the speed-of-light lifts to work when you've...

The Daily Superhero: Comic-Book Movies Are Here to Stay

Andrew B Neville | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew B Neville

Out of darkness appeared a relatively unknown director with a vision to make superheroes appear more realistic and believable, Christopher Nolan. He transformed Batman from the campy, cheap days of Tim Burton and the dark dark days of George Clooney, into the Dark Knight (the brilliant kind of dark, the kind that builds suspense, that has an edge).

Kick-Ass 2 - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

It seems that Jeff Wadlow has managed to craft a sequel that is every bit as humorous and action-packed as the first instalment, whilst also writing a screenplay that is both emotionally engaging and ambitiously inspiratio