New York City's Superheroes


A new movie opening up this week, Kick Ass, tells the story of average citizens becoming superheroes. The New York Post has a story on New York citizens who have been real life super heroes for many years!

“We are just people who really care and try to go out and make a difference,” says Chris Pollak, 25, whose alter ego, “Dark Guardian,” strikes fear in the hearts of drug peddlers in Washington Square Park. “The idea is to be this drastic example of making change in your community.”

The Staten Islander has been patrolling city streets for the last seven years, frequently putting himself in harm’s way. A drug dealer flashed a gun at Pollak once, and he has almost come to blows with thugs.

“My fiancée is very supportive, but she gets worried if I’m doing anything that involves danger,” Dark Guardian said. “When I met my fiancée, I told her I liked to do this thing where I go out and help the homeless and patrol the streets. I didn’t get into the whole costume thing — I waited until a little bit into the relationship.”


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Geekazoid.

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Rolling Stone had an interesting article about this sort of thing a while ago:

There is also the rather bizarre ...
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