TOP FOUR SUPERHERO PANTHEONS COVERED AT BALLADEER’S BLOG

australian-superheroesWith superhero Cosplay rivalling monster themes for Halloween these days I figured it was a good time to showcase the various superhero pantheons that Balladeer’s Blog has examined in a style similar to my mythology posts.

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Dark NebulaAUSTRALIAN SUPERHEROES

Sampling: Vixen – She’s part human and part fox … The Jackaroo – Picture a costumed Crocodile Dundee … The Technocrat – She’s a mutant technopath with a flying rocket-skateboard … The Southern Squadron – Australia’s home-made team of superheroes.  

Top Hero On List: Dark Nebula – A cosmic and mystical hero whose adventures combine science fiction and the supernatural, like Doctor Strange meets Green Lantern. 

Comment: For this list I went ONLY with superheroes created by Australian writers and artists and published in Australia.

FOR THE OTHER AUSTRALIAN HEROES CLICK HERE 

Black HoodMLJ SUPERHEROES

Sampling: Mister Justice – Undead battler of the forces of evil AND their ultimate master: Satan himself … The Shield – Super-powered and star-spangled hero who PRE-DATED Captain America … The Wizard – Tycoon whose inventions gave him an array of super-powers … Comet – High-flying hero who shot disintegrator rays from his eyes.

Top Hero On List: The Black Hood – This two-fisted crime-fighter not only starred in comic books but got his own radio show AND a companion Pulp Magazine. 

Comment: I find the MLJ superheroes so tantalizing because of how limited their initial run was in the Golden Age.  

FOR THE OTHER MLJ HEROES CLICK HERE 

Infinite Horizon all 8ISRAELI SUPERHEROES 

Sampling: Splendor – She can adjust her bodily density like the Vision and Shadowcat … Titan – Immeasurably strong and able to grow to giant size at will … Professor Fever – Master of thermodynamics, able to fly, generate heat rays and storms … Gazelle – The super-speedster of the bunch, a la Flash or Quicksilver.

Top Hero On List: Doctor Z’Roa – His super-powers are intriguingly linked to ancient Jewish religious rituals.

Comment: As I did with Australian superheroes I selected Israeli superheroes created and published in Israel itself.

FOR THE OTHER ISRAELI HEROES CLICK HERE 

Black TerrorNEDOR SUPERHEROES

Sampling: The Woman in Red – Costumed crime-fighter who PRE-DATED Wonder Woman … The Fighting Yank – A mystic garb from the Revolutionary War granted this hero super-strength, invulnerability and flight … Miss Masque – A female tycoon who donned a costume and fought crime for thrills … Captain Future – Endowed with incredible super-strength, invulnerability, flight and energy blasts which he shot from his hands.  

Top Hero On List: The Black Terror – Super-powered scourge of organized crime plus the Axis Powers. He often fought alongside his youthful sidekick Kid Terror.

Comment: Nedor’s superheroes were more successful than MLJ’s but despite their colorful names were often just regular humans with some gimmicks or when they did have super-powers they were the same combination of strength, flight and invulnerability.

FOR THE OTHER NEDOR HEROES CLICK HERE 

FOR MORE SUPERHEROES CLICK HERE: Superheroes

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10 responses to “TOP FOUR SUPERHERO PANTHEONS COVERED AT BALLADEER’S BLOG

  1. Nice article! These superheroes were knew to me.

  2. Great blog you have here. I like the superhero articles best. The Infinite Horizon supeheroes are awesome!

  3. Cool international superheroes!

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  5. The Australian one is the best you’ve done.

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