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Webcomic / Hopelessly Heroic

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Hopelessly Heroic was a Canadian parody superhero story featuring ridiculous adventures involving a likable idiot who gained superhuman powers. It was drawn by various guest artists, and written by Nathan Bowler (creator of Superandom) and Damien Fleury.


  • Many ridiculous superheroes, villains, and other characters drove the story, most notably Jon Cock a.k.a. Hero and his sidekick Tahoor Pradesh a.k.a. Sidekick, Captain Chest, Macy, Baby-Squisher, and Lewis E. Furr a.k.a. Villain.

The website was known to have a few hidden Easter eggs hidden throughout. As well, the humorous slogan above the footer is always random with each new page reload or page refresh.

There is also a Facebook page: Facebook PageAnd Twitter page: Twitter Page though they have stopped updating

Unfortunately the creator had to take the comic down in July 2017 due to the unsustainable costs of hosting the site.

Compare DC Comics and South Park.


Hopelessly Heroic contained examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming - Villain obliviously mispronounces and mistakes a lot of the good characters' names and ethnicities throughout the story.
  • Art Evolution - The comics feature a variety of artists and guest artists, and therefore transition from issue to issue with a new art style.
  • Black Comedy - A lot of the comedy in Hopelessly Heroic is black humor, such as a melting homeless man:
  • Censor Box - The censor box is used to block Jon's cock cock in various naked scenes. Later in the story, the artists and writers decide to just forego the censor box.
  • Cheap Costume - Tahoor's first attempt at a superhero costume.
  • Easter Egg - There was an easter egg hidden on the website, as indicated in the disclaimer under the Section VIIIIXXVI and Section VIIXXOXOXOXO of the site's disclaimer page.
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  • Evil Minions - The evil minions of Villain are scientist strippers.
  • Flashback - Sometimes the story delves into humorous flashbacks.
  • Foreshadowing - The story foreshadows upcoming characters and events, such as this page, showing the name of the story's antagonist:
  • Funny Background Event - The story sometimes has funny background events. Notice Tahoor hiding the severed heads in this page:
  • Guest Art - Hopelessly Heroic features guest artists between each story issue who draw one-page gag strips.
  • I'm a Humanitarian & Badassin A Nice Suit - The story's main antagonist, Villain, is a normal, sophisticated CEO of a major corporation by day. By night, he reigns terror as the Villain, and likes to reward himself by eating old ladies and drinking their blood.
  • I'm Melting! - The drink in which Jon Cock consumes to gain his powers at the beginning of the story has some serious consequences when not drank properly.
  • Intro Dump - The beginning of the story is an intro dump, which takes place at a superhero meeting to introduce a bunch of ridiculous super heroes.
  • I Owe You My Life - Tahoor thinks he is in debt to Jon after Jon saves his life, thus becoming his sidekick, much to Jon's reluctance.
  • Mentors & Mr. Exposition & Crazy Homeless People - One character falls into these three tropes, acting like some kind of magical mentor who gives Jon the knowledge of his new powers.
  • No Communities Were Harmed - The main setting, City, is basically just a mash-up of real-life cities such as Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
  • Parody - Hopelessly Heroic parodies a lot of other comics, superheroes, and science fiction pop culture. Many of the characters are direct parodies of superheroes, for example Captain Chest to Captain America and Jon Cock to Superman.
  • Pet and Animal Companion Tropes - Tahoor and his pet hamster, Hambuddy.
  • Real Person Cameo - A superhero cameo to Guardians of the Galaxy, specifically to Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.
  • Recurring Character - The minor characters Baby-Squisher and Tahoor's parents recur every so often.
  • Refusal of the Call - Tahoor brings to Jon's attention the potential he has to be a super hero, but Jon refuses on the fact that he is a no-life, and he has no drive or origin story. It's not until later, when Tahoor's life is in danger again from a sudden super villain in which Jon must act.
  • Shout-Out - Hopelessly Heroic contains various shout-outs to DC, Marvel, and other comic, superhero, science fiction works that inspired it including a shout-out to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Sinister Silhouettes - The first thugs that Jon Cock meets as a superhuman show a sinister silhouette.
  • Superhero & Villains & Sidekicks - Hopelessly Heroic contains lots of superheroes and villains. So far, there have been superheroes such as Hero, Sidekick, Captain Chest, Macy, Baby-Squisher (who is more of a supervillain but hangs out with superheroes who don't seem to notice he's a horrible person), Arachni Lad, Iron Palm, Super Gonzalo. There have been supervillains such as Villain, Khalid, and the Scientist Strippers.
  • Superheroes Wear Tights & Superheroes Wear Capes - The main superheroes wear tights. The tights that Captain Chest wears reveal his chest and nipples.
  • Super Hero Origin - The first storyline consists of Jon Cock narrating his origin, plus goes into brief detail on some other characters' origin stories.
  • Super Team - A humorous recruitment for a potential super team.
  • The Adjectival Superhero & Captain Superhero - Superhero names are popular in Hopelessly Heroic. At one point, Tahoor presents Jon a list of names after he gains his powers for the first time.
  • Tin Tyrant & Spikes of Villainy - Villain's super armor is spiky, villainy, and metal.
  • Villain Episode - The true agenda behind Lewis E. Furr's evil is revealed.
  • Vulgar Humor - A lot of the comedy is vulgar, such as the vile comments spewed from both the story's hero, Jon Cock, and the story's main antagonist, Villain.
  • You Have to Believe Me! - Jon tries to convince his mother his superpowers, but due to Jon's crazy ridiculous adventures he gets in al the time anyways, she is reluctant to believe him.


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