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Yorick Brown from Y: the Last Man

Yorick Brown (played by Ben Schnetzer) is the titular last man in the FX on Hulu series Y: The Last Man, based on the comics of the same name.  Yorick, an amateur escape artist, traverses the streets of New York with his pet capuchin monkey Ampersand after a global event wipes out every other man (and male animal) on the planet.  After he’s reunited with his mother Jennifer, Yorick is taken under the protection of Agent 355 as they seek to unravel the mystery of how Yorick and Ampersand survived.  Yorick wears a gas mask with a hooded raincoat to obscure his identity and carries his faithful companion Amp with him at all times in a plastic pet carrier.

Mulan Kato as Green Hornet

In 2018, Dynamite Comics ran a short arc in which the daughter of Kato picked up the mantle of the Green Hornet following the death of Britt Reid. Mulan is a highly skilled martial artist like her father, trained in nearly 500 forms of hand-to-hand combat. Mulan’s Green Hornet costume is a more fitted and updated version of the 1960s adaptation, swapping the trench coat for a stylish asymmetrical top with an attached cape.

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The Green Hornet (1940s)

The Green Hornet made his premier on a serialized radio program inn 1936. Since his inception, he has made mutiple appearances across comic books, television, and movie screens. In December 1940, the Green Hornet and Kato made their first appearance as comic book heroes. The Green Hornet’s original comic book costume consisted of a long green coat, matching fedora, and a face mask with his symbol on it to help conceal his identity.

Kevin Matchstick

In the comic book series Mage, Kevin Matchstick is a young man who meets a wizard named Mirth. He learns that he possesses superhuman abilities and a magic baseball bat, using them to defeat an evil being named Umbra Sprite.

Spider-Man

When Peter Parker gets bit by a radioactive spider on a school field trip (don’t you hate when that happens?), he develops super strength, the ability to cling to any surface, and a spidey sense. At that point, he has no choice but to build web shooters for his wrists and call himself Spider-Man.

Wolverine

Wolverine is everyone’s favorite Canadian comic book hero, usually portrayed by Hugh Jackman when he’s hugely jacked. He’s the grumpy member of the X-Men, due to the fact that he doesn’t know much more about his past than that his real name is Logan. You’ll have to supply your own adamantium skeleton on this one.

The Incredible Hulk

Bruce Banner was once a reserved physicist who got caught in the blast of a gamma bomb. Now when he’s angered, he turns into The Hulk. Though Banner often loses his cool, amazingly he never loses his pants when he transforms into his green alter ego. Unless you’re already built like The Hulk, you may want to consider enhancing your muscles with a muscle suit.

Mindy Macready

In Kick-Ass, the secret identity of Hit-Girl is eleven-year-old Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz). As an infant, she was taken away by her father, who then trained her day and night to be a lethal assassin. Mindy likes Hello Kitty, Clint Eastwood, and guns.

Michonne

Michonne roams the wasteland wielding a katana and two jawless zombies. But in a world where the slightest noise will attract hordes of walking dead, her greatest strength may be the lack of lines given to her in the script.