publication date: Monday, January 16, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Movies

clue: This actor must be a big fan of comic books: Not only did he play Captain America and the Human Torch, he co-starred in TMNT, The Losers, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, and Ryan Dunn

Mighty Heroes!: Superhero stories are the epic myths of our age, especially after their recent wave of renewed popularity in movies and television. These five actors played colorful heroes on-screen.

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