Our very own superhero, Space Guardian – the brains behind the awesome The Superhero Handbook – has taken some time out of his super-busy world-saving schedule to answer our questions. Buckle up…
Greetings Space Guardian.
Can you tell us a bit about your particular superpower?
As you know my superpower is quite awesome. Through the power of intergalactic strength, I am able to stop potentially cataclysmic asteroids crashing into Earth and destroying all known life, by applying a swift uppercut and shattering the speeding menaces into tiny harmless pieces.
I can also get tight lids off jam jars.
How did you first discover that you possessed your power? Was it a surprise? Have you gone public?
It was after an exploratory trip to Mars and during the return flight we flew through a cosmic mist that momentarily disorientated all the spacecraft's instruments, and indeed, ourselves. Back on Earth I discovered I had superhuman strength when I accidentally walked through a brick wall. The neighbors were very understanding.
The rest of the crew also came back with strange powers. The co-pilot can turn herself into a liquid at will, while the flight engineer has become invisible and hasn't been seen for a while. We'll go public when he decides to reappear.
What’s your superpower symbol? And can you describe your current outfit?
My symbol is the planet Saturn with a lightning bolt going through it. I have it emblazoned across my chest.
My current outfit is a Kevlar/acrylic blend in a lovely midnight blue with boots, gloves and utility belt all in a fetching orange patent leather. I also have a galactic helmet that I wear for my cosmic missions. It's also orange.
Can you tell us a bit about your superhero tool belt, and your favourite super gadget?
It has all the necessary tools one would need for saving the world, like a cordless cosmic drill and a space monkey-wrench but my favourite gadget is a 'Black Hole' filler which comes with three settings - small, medium and large.
What would you say are the three most important attributes for a top-level superhero?
To be ever vigilant, ever ready… and always have a spare outfit.
Are there any downsides to being a superhero?
Being ever vigilant and ever ready and always having a spare outfit. It can be quite exhausting.
If you could have an additional superpower, what would it be?
8 hours of blissful sleep in 8 seconds, so I'd always be refreshed and ready to take on another day (and night's) superhero work.
Do you have a message for any aspiring superheroes out there?
Careful what you wish for. Being awesome is an important job full of responsibilities.
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