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When Los Angeles is in need of a Superhero, who do we turn to?

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With today's release of Disney/Pixar's "The Incredibles" on DVD, LAist finds ourselves wondering what sort of a hero Los Angeles would get. Metropolis has Superman, Gotham City has Batman, and if memory serves, New York has Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, and a slew of others. Why does Los Angeles get the short straw? We're the second largest city in the nation, yet we get snubbed when it comes to a super-powered savior? The closest thing we've had has been Bail Bond Girl, which frankly, is very, very sad.

And who would our hero be? Daniel Thompkins, mild-mannered movie extra by day, costumed crimfighter by night? Barbi Barbenson? Supermodel and paparazzi target part-time, and svelte supergirl in the off hours? It's a hard role to fill, and in this town, you're going to have to look good while you do it. After stopping your first disaster, you know you would be photographed from all angles by Entertainment Tonight, splashed about on the pages of the trades - "Superhero Ankles Role To Become Par Prexy", and have your life picked to pieces by the tabloids and Us magazine. You might think it would be a thankless part to play, but you would have the grateful masses of the city behind you.

And the first disaster you might want to start working on is getting rid of our horrid traffic situation. There's a mayoral commendation in it for you if you play your cards right.