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Wanted: A European Superhero

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Photo: Geoffrey Fairchild (Flickr); Licence: CC BY 2.0

What form would the ideal European superhero take?

For a Diaphragm feature in Issue 28 of E&M, we're going to be creating European superheroes and need your help in coming up with the designs.

Many of you will by now have probably seen Matt Shearman's interview with Nicolas De Santis, creator of Captain Euro, but we're not convinced that the high-kicking hunk offers everything that Europe needs in a superhero and want you to help us come up with some alternatives.

What would your European superhero look like? Would he or she have a day job? Maybe a side-kick too? What kind of superpowers would come in handy? And what about the all-important outfit? Would it be blue and star-spangled like the flag of Europe or a hotchpotch of all the colours of countries in the continent?

If you've got an idea for the perfect European superhero, please send your written suggestions (max. 250 words) by email to the Diaphragm team, who can be contacted via frances [at] europeandme.eu and rike [at] europeandme.eu.

The best entries will be turned into cartoons drawn by the wonderfully talented Laura Hempel and published in the April edition of the magazine.

Deadline for entries: 2 February 2015

Last modified on Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:54

If the Editorial team had an actual office it would have to stretch from the corner of Britain to the edges of Spain, Sweden, Germany and beyond. (With frequent trips to America too) .  The term 'from the editorial office' then, is very much a figure of speech. 

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