In the May issue of Boys’ Life, we asked you to design a superhero. We’ve chosen our favorites and had them illustrated by staff artist Kevin Hurley. Take a look at a few of the best superhero submissions we received, and be sure to visit headsup.boyslife.org for more one-of-a-kind superheroes.
Real Name: Erin Brown
Superpowers: Has the ability to jump extremely high and has unparalleled agility. His powers are activated only when the moon is present in the nighttime sky, and he is most powerful during lunar eclipses.
Created by Luke Schlake
Real Name: Stuart Reginald
Superpowers: Shoots lightning from his hands. Emits lasers from his eyes. Has the ability to fly through the air using rocket booster shoes. Uses a Z-belt that allows him to time travel.
Created by Craig Fort
Real name: Jared Meadows
Superpowers: Possesses the speed and strength of a human-sized dragonfly. Has 360-degree vision. Has tiny hair follicles covering his body and the ability to use them as a weapon.
Created by Jared Meadows
THE FREE RUNNER
Real Name: Tommy Train
Superpowers: Super speed. Super strength. Premium foresight, allowing him to see 30 seconds into the future and absorb any and all outcomes.
Created by Colin Taylor Mays
Real Name: Greg Morgan
Superpowers: Wears a secret ancient dino suit found on a fossil-digging expedition. The suit provides enhanced strength, agility and endurance. It also features razor-sharp claws, bulletproof body armor and a spiked helmet.
Created by Matthew McAuley
Real Name: Joe Gibbons
Superpowers: Photographic memory. Uses the knowledge he has gained from completing every merit badge to fight off criminals. Shoots lasers from his eyes, enabling him to quickly start fires in any situation. Can tie any knot in seconds.
Created by Carter Hall