The superheroes are taking over YouTube. For the fourth day of Geek Week, the world’s largest video sharing site shined its spotlight on comic book heroes, with some exclusive debuts and special guests coming together on ‘Super Wednesday‘.
What would a superhero celebration be without Stan Lee? In addition to being the greatest living creator of superhero fiction, Lee is also a YouTube star thanks to his popular World of Heroes YouTube Original Channel. World of Heroes was out in full force today, offering alternative endings to some popular Marvel franchises and another video that brings Lee’s memorable cameo appearances to the world of video games.
An upcoming superhero film also made a splash, as Marvel debuted the full trailer for Thor: The Dark World. It doesn’t look like the greatest film the studio has ever done, but at least Tom Hiddleston is still hanging around. Another debut came from Above Average, which brought back Bobby Moynihan’s The Sidecar. Between that show and his role in The Awesomes, Moynihan is cornering the market on superhero parodies.
Even some independent voices got in on the fun. Creator Marcus Alqueres scored the biggest hit of the day with The Flying Man, a short film about an unidentified flying person gallivanting around a generic downtown metropolis. Alqueres’ ingenuity shows that on YouTube, you don’t need to have million dollar budget to be super.