Are We Human? …Or Are We Something Else?

Mermaids, superheroes, and Captain Cartoon, oh my! Here’s a round-up of 4 of our favorite stories about people who are a little more than human.

Are We Human? …Or Are We Something Else?

4. Secret Life of a Mermaid

Story by Maureen O’Hagan

Their lavish costumes and group swims provide a community they could never find on land — so much so that they don’t identify as human.

3. The Superhero Saga of Brooklyn’s Weirdest Burger Joint

Story by Robert W. Fieseler

When a comic book fiend realizes his longtime dream of opening a superhero-themed eatery, a battle of epic proportions is only just beginning.

2. The Weird, Wacky and Wild Ride of Captain Cartoon, Father of Bat Boy

Story by Dylan Taylor-Lehman

The incredibly colorful true life story of Dick Kulpa, a nerdy small-town kid who loved cartoons so much that he became one.

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Story by Ali Hussein

Meet New York’s amateur avengers, the nighttime warriors who patrol our parks and safeguard our streets—spandex and face paint most definitely included.

What other renegades should we be writing about? If you know of a groundbreaking person who deserves their own Narratively story, send us a tip at [email protected]!