Nerd Culture

The Epic Super Hero Battle Returns This Weekend With an Interactive Twist

Old Town Scottsdale looks nothing in the slightest like either Metropolis or Gotham City. That all changes this weekend, however, as the posh section of East Valley suburb will boast more costumed heroes and villains than both of those fictional cities from the comic book world.

That's because the urban pranksters of Improv AZ have chosen Old Town as the site of the ultra-colorful Epic Super Hero Battle on Saturday afternoon, which will involve a crowd of dozens of unique and unusual characters interacting and fantastical fracas. And according to Jeff Moriarty, one of the organizers of the annual event, it will be somewhat different from previous ESHB's that have taken place in years past.

See also: - Epic Super Hero Battle Slated for November - Epic Super Hero Battle 2010 in Downtown Tempe - Epic Super Hero Battle '09 Round Up

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.