Does Hollywood need another hero? Perhaps not, given the US film industry’s obsession with making movies about costumed do-gooders – an endless conveyor belt of special effects-splattered stories involving heroic crusaders saving the world from the clutches of half-mad geniuses.
Whether they are pre-empting audience fatigue or aspiring to achieve a point of difference, Hollywood studios have recently started adapting lesser-known, often quirkier comic book franchises (including Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool and Suicide Squad).
But this recent spate of superheroes-with-a-difference stories are nothing compared to some of the oddities of the past. Here are 10 of the strangest superhero movies ever made.
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