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The Viper Is Our Generation’s Shadow Hare

Shadow Hare is so 2009. We need a hero who understands the problems of TODAY. Enter the Viper. Because Columbia, Tennessee gets the hero it deserves, not the one it needs, etc.

In real life it is never the billionaire playboy or the brilliant scientist who leads a costumed double life trying to bring peace to the streets bike store. It is always a lonely, 19-23-year-old nerd who likes comic books. It’s the perfect cover, really. No one ever suspects the lonely, 19-23-year-old nerd who likes comic books. “He couldn’t possibly think superheroes are real, he’s in college.” And then: POUNCE! You’ve been VIPER’D! (Via iO9.)