These herbal heroes are here to fight for truth, justice and the cann-American way
Who doesn’t love a superhero? The phenomenal success of movies adapted from iconic comic book heroes (X-Men, Spider-Man, Thor, et. al.) proves that the American audience is super hungry for costumed crusaders. Here are our picks for our favorite “green” superheroes.
Not convinced this stalwart cosmic crusader has anything to do with cannabis? Hello? He’s got a “magic” ring that allows him to create anything he can imagine with his mind. Anything. Plus he’s got the original lava lamp—even though he calls it his “magic lantern.” Magic rings, lamps, manipulating reality—sounds like a hashish fantasy to us. We’ll just pretend that Ryan Reynolds movie never existed.
The original was a fierce, lantern-jawed double-fisted, domino masked-wearing vigilante cut from the same pulp cloth as The Shadow and The Phantom. Plus, valet and sidekick Kato was there to throw in a karate chop or two. In the movie adaption, he is played by Seth Rogan. Catch that? Seth Rogan. ’Nuff said.
Thank you, Ziggy Marley for finally creating a hero with a really timely mission ripped straight from the headlines. Marijuanaman hails from a distant planet that’s run out of THC, and so he travels to earth to get some and promote use of the plant. He powers up by—you guessed it—medicating. The first issue was released on—when else—this past April 20.
Created by the same folks behind superhero comic Weed Nation Soldiers (a group that battles corporate and government corruption), Weedlord got his powers when he was infused with “Chronetic” energy by the goddess Cannabia. He later became “protector of the herbs of the Earth.”