Off-Beat Super Heroes Break the Rules and Conventions of Stereotypical Comic Book Characters. Here You Will Find a Huge Selection of the Very Best Off-Beat Super Hero Comic Books For Sale On Line.
In comic books, a superhero (sometimes spelled super-hero or super hero) is a type of character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural abilities, or superhuman powers, has a strong moral compass or code of honor and is dedicated to protecting the public. An off beat superhero is the same in many respects, he or she may posses a unique ability, but their ability is off-beat, quirky and can vary vastly from the more common types. Some off beat superheroes tend to have lifestyles that do not follow superhero convention. For instance, the hero of Buzzkill must get drunk or stoned to enable his super abilities. Another type of off-beat super hero comic books have stories about the children of more stereotypical superheroes, who are not interested in following in their parents footsteps and would rather use their superpowers for their own ends.
Some superpowers pop up repeatedly in comic books: super strength, super speed and energy projection. Offbeat superheroes are comic characters that defy clichés, and boast powers that stretch the limits of the superhero genre. An example of an offbeat superhero would be The Bounce, which sounds silly, but really is not. The Bounce is a serious comic, with some cool ideas, that just happens to feature a stoner hero whose power is (you guessed it!) bouncing.
Then there is Absolution, which is about super-powered police officers with no code or compunctions against killing. Possibly the most off beat superhero comic book would be Death Sentence. In this story, super powers are acquired by way of a sexually transmitted disease that grants the infected person with amazing abilities, but kills them in six months time.
Another type of off beat superhero comic books are the ones that look at conventional super-heroes from a new angle or perspective. Supurbia, for instance is sort of a cross between the Justice League and Desperate Housewives.
In general, the off-beat superhero defies accepted customs and is not a team player, and rarely has a code of ethics. Many of these types see normal humans as beneath them. The do not automatically feel the need to help others. Many are publicity seekers and opportunistic fortune hunters.
Quite often, the quirky or off beat superhero is used satirically to poke fun at or draw attention to some aspect of superheroes that the writer finds outrageous or ridiculous, like their seeming disregard for collateral damage or innocent bystanders. Kick-Ass is a perfect example of this type of comic book.
If you like, superheroes but need a change, than off-beat super hero titles are what you are looking for. White Dragon Comics is proud to offer a large selection of the best off-beat superhero comic books that the industry has to offer. We have them for sale right here in our on line comic book store.