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From Zero to Hero!

Greg James | 15:39 UK time, Monday, 20 April 2009

There have been a load of superhero films knocking around at the moment and I've got quite into it all. I was joking with someone in the office a few weeks ago and I said that I thought I would be quite a good superhero. You know, because Clark Kent is a nice kind of guy but when the world needs him, he springs into action and is, well, Superman. It seems like you don't actually need to have any special superpowers though to be a superhero.

So, I've come up with another hair-brained idea which I'm going to try and sort out with the help of a few highly trained individuals this week.

First up, I spoke to the man who arguably started it all - Stan Lee.

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The first challenge in my quest to become a superhero was a training session with some cage fighters. I know, ridiculous.

Suffice it to say that they beat me up quite badly. Have a look at the video below!

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  • Comment number 1.

    Ahh that explains the cagefighting from all those months ago, I was beginning to think that you just did it for fun...

    Now to think of superhero names, I texted in Barnet Boy... I've thought of a title for the video "G J saves the day"

    Entertaining hearing that whilst cycling round Portsmouth, lovely day outside. Will be interesting to see what your next tasks are... Your not going to try flying I hope.


  • Comment number 2.

    oh God!
    poor you!
    how are you now?
    how are you holding up?...it looks sooo painful!!

  • Comment number 3.

    That Greg, was brilliant!
    tho...why cage fighting?!!
    that's not exciting! Try tae kwon do one day...then let me sparr with you :) i'll enjoy that fight for a fact. Haven't enjoyed one for ages :/ ..I could teach you if you want :p

    ha...enjoy you're cage fighting, perhaps you can become a super hero at that ?

  • Comment number 4.

    ...I'll save myself thanks.

    (You were bound to get at least one comment like that and I thought I'd be the first)

    Nah, I'm joking. You did well. I'm just waiting for the lycra.

  • Comment number 5.

    OMG, are you mad? they could have killed you.......

  • Comment number 6.

    I believe in you! Greg James - best superhero ever!:)

  • Comment number 7.

    Holy crap. He's like a cross between Phil Mitchell and Sgt. Hartman from Full Metal Jacket. You should make him your personal trainer. Bulk up a bit.

    Rockin the wifebeater. This is my wifebeater there are many like it but this one is mine.

    Loved the top five, sorry, four tips. Kind of terrifying, 'If you can do it. Do it. If you can't. Keep. Your. Marf. Shut. 'aaaaaaaaa manys tips is that, four?

    'That's enough, ummmmmm, so basically...'

    (thinking 'gotta go, bit scared')

  • Comment number 8.

    This was so funny! You have guts to go in there though Greg I know I never would! Would get my ass whooped in like 5 seconds!

    You'll get there though!

    Steph off of Manchester

  • Comment number 9.

    I usually catch Scott Mills by podcast as I'm from the US. However, I managed to listen to you the other day on Sirius and caught the Stan Lee phone call.

    Once you mentioned the video of your cage fight training ... I had to come see. I thought you did very well, much better than I would have. However, you might need a few more years of training before you're ready to take on any real bad guys. Maybe stick to the purse snatchers for now. ;)

    Keep up the good work!


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