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Superhero Day

by Bryan Terry Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: August 9, 2012
Jennifer Engleman from Norman, dressed as Firefly, poses as her friend takes a photo during International Superhero Day in Pauls Valley, Okla., Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Jennifer Engleman from Norman, dressed as Firefly, poses as her friend takes a photo during International Superhero Day in Pauls Valley, Okla., Saturday, August 4, 2012.

It felt a little like Halloween in Pauls Valley on Saturday, minus the candy and cool weather, as a crowd of 124 original superheroes in costume gathered for International Superhero Day. 

“I just wanted to see my town full of superheroes,” said Kevin Stark, curator of The Toy & Action Figure Museum.

Tom Kenworthy from Tulsa, dressed as Cerulian Bolt, walks the streets of downtown Pauls Valley during International Superhero Day, Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Tom Kenworthy from Tulsa, dressed as Cerulian Bolt, walks the streets of downtown Pauls Valley during International Superhero Day, Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Dressed as Heroman, The Noble Superhero, Keith Thomas of Noble, poses for a photo during International Superhero Day in Pauls Valley, Okla., Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Dressed as Heroman, The Noble Superhero, Keith Thomas of Noble, poses for a photo during International Superhero Day in Pauls Valley, Okla., Saturday, August 4, 2012.

The event, hosted by The Toy & Action Figure Museum, was an attempt to set a record for the most original superheroes gathered in costume in one place.

Dressed as Super Mom and Super Dad, Lindsay and Michael Vidrine from Norman cross the street with their son Grayson, 3, as Super Robot, during International Superhero Day in Pauls Valley, Okla., Saturday, August 4, 2012.
Dressed as Super Mom and Super Dad, Lindsay and Michael Vidrine from Norman cross the street with their son Grayson, 3, as Super Robot, during International Superhero Day in Pauls Valley, Okla., Saturday, August 4, 2012.

I recorded an interview with Kevin Stark, the organizer of the event, and some of the superheroes. Click here to watch a slideshow with the interviews.

A group of superheroes walk the streets of Pauls Valley during International Superhero Day, Saturday, August 4, 2012.
A group of superheroes walk the streets of Pauls Valley during International Superhero Day, Saturday, August 4, 2012.

To view a photo gallery from the day click here.

by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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