September 07, 2007 11:07 PM by Joe Blackmon
The second season of “Who Wants To Be A Superhero?” resulted in a real
life law enforcer being selected as the big winner. Austin, Texas
police detective Jarrett Crippin beat out runners-up Hyper-Strike and
Hygena. Comic book legend and judge Stan "The Man" Lee personally
selected Crippen’s alter ego The Defuser to be America’s newest
The Defuser will be immortalized in his very own comic to be written by Stan Lee and published by Dark Horse Comics, and Shocker Toys will create an action figure of the character. The Defuser will also get to appear in a SCI FI original movie.
"Most kids grow up reading comic books and dreaming about being a superhero. It’s taken 38 years, but I’m living that dream," states Crippen. "I can’t express how this experience has changed my life for the better. The only word that comes to mind is, incredible!"
Inspired by Batman and Captain America, Crippen created his character when he was a young boy. The Defuser is a loner and expert at gadgetry and invention. He performs at 110% possessing enhanced speed, strength agility, reflexes, hearing and eyesight.
"I congratulate The Defuser on his well-deserved victory," said Stan Lee. "He truly lived up to his superhero powers with his laudable performance throughout the series. He demonstrated all of the characteristics of a true hero and will be a terrific role model for kids."
Who Wants To Be A Superhero? is a production of Nash Entertainment, in association with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Inc. Bruce Nash and Stan Lee serve as executive producers.