29 Jul 2011

Comic fans vote to create ultimate superhero

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Comic book fans have taken part in a vote to create the ultimate superhero, made up of the best bits of other characters from over the years.

LoveFilm asked 3,000 people to cast their votes to celebrate the release of the new Captain America film in cinemas.

However, the results may surprise some people, as the superheroes that are usually the classics were a bit further down the list than perhaps could be expected.

Some 38 per cent said they thought Wolverine's

21 Jul 2011

Batman Live hit a setback in rehearsals

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Batman Live opened in Manchester this week to rave reviews and a buzz of excitement from viewers, many of whom went in superhero fancy dress.

However, the importance of having spare props was underlined when the show hit quite a big snag in rehearsals the week before its grand debut.

As the Batmobile – designed by Formula One car expert Professor Gordon Murray – made its way across the stage, it suddenly went out of control and crashed.

"[The car] literally came

06 Jul 2011

Original Batman star to appear in The Dark Knight Rises?

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It has been rumoured that Adam West, the original star of the Batman TV series, is to make a guest appearance in the new movie The Dark Knight Rises.

Scenes are currently being shot in Nottingham – where Wollaton Hall is masquerading as Wayne Manor – and locals have taken to Twitter to report sightings of the 82-year-old.

One said he spotted West in a pub and asked followers if they had heard anything to suggest he might feature in the final cut.

Floss magazine then

15 Jun 2011

Telecoms worker ditches shirt and tie for Iron Man costume

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Now here's a great way to liven up an otherwise dull day at work – turn up at the office in an Iron Man costume.

That's what one Chinese man did recently after spending several months building an ensemble based on the outfit worn by Robert Downey Jr in the hit Iron Man movies.

Wang Xiao Kang spent around £274 on the aluminium suit, which features a glowing arc reactor

08 Jun 2011

Embarrassing dad wears fancy dress to make son blush

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Anyone who thinks they've got an embarrassing dad had better be prepared to admit they're not in as blush-inducing a situation as one American teen.

Rain Price, 16, from Utah asked his father Dale if he would mind not waving him off when he left on the school bus each day, as he felt it was damaging his street cred.

However, Dale instead decided to wave at his son from the front porch each day wearing superhero fancy dress and other costumes.

So far, he has

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