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Subway Superheroes!

Leopard Print Man, The Mummy, Superman, Mr. Pink, Transformer Man and The Giraffe—they sound like superheroes and supervillians out of your favorite comic book. But they’re real! These costumed oddities have been appearing in the Shanghai subway for the past two years, startling commuters with their outlandish outfits. It’s unclear whether these would-be superheroes are out […]

05·16·2010

Subway Superheroes!

Leopard Print Man, The Mummy, Superman, Mr. Pink, Transformer Man and The Giraffe—they sound like superheroes and supervillians out of your favorite comic book. But they’re real! These costumed oddities have been appearing in the Shanghai subway for the past two years, startling commuters with their outlandish outfits. It’s unclear whether these would-be superheroes are out […]

05·16·2010

Leopard Print Man, The Mummy, Superman, Mr. Pink, Transformer Man and The Giraffe—they sound like superheroes and supervillians out of your favorite comic book. But they’re real! These costumed oddities have been appearing in the Shanghai subway for the past two years, startling commuters with their outlandish outfits. It’s unclear whether these would-be superheroes are out to make a statement or are just some attention-starved Shanghaiers. Grainy images and videos of these characters have been caught on bystanders’ cell phones—the costumed crazies’ fame spread from there, igniting the city’s imagination. So, watch out when you’re riding the subway. You could find yourself sitting next to Shanghai’s latest superhero (or maybe just a weird guy in a giraffe mask).