Forged through the fires of friendship, determination, business venture, and Hell, Hero Club was born. Thus bringing forth yet another website set to deliver news, creative content, and to be an outlet for people to showcase their work and talents based around the world of superheroes and villains across all media fronts.
The Hero Club Staff:
The staff members of Hero Club consist of several individuals from North America. They all started out with similar backgrounds as bloggers, critics, and podcast hosts. Now to some of our readers, our staff may look like a splintered off organization of pre-existing websites however that is not the case! Because here at Hero Club we started out as a ‘Digital Family’ and continue to try being one. In addition, we maintain an Open Affiliation & Freelance Policy for members that seek to work with other sites, or the site itself has pre-existing working agreements/ partnerships with additional sites (Ex: Herotaku). Hero Club will always try to avoid gaining/ hiring members that can be a public relations nightmare like jaded employees, outside of our ONE PRE-EXISTING NIGHTMARE!… Because here at Hero Club, we protect our own!
Billy “TaJa” Doyle – Editor-in-Chief
Billy “TaJa” Doyle, Wheelchair21 or Wheelz, is a wheelchair bound hobbyist that is an avid fan of tokusatsu, manga/ anime, comics, and professional wrestling. When he is not gawking over his hobbies or working for this site, Billy is normally trying to become a published author and/ or screenwriter.
YouTube Channel: The Kamen Roller
Richard Monty – Social Media Manager, Columnist
Richard Monty, Projektrdm or simply Projekt, is Hero Club’s anti-hero and sandwich aficionado who has been a fan of tokusatsu and professional wrestling since the 80s. Projekt enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages on-and-off the clock, eating shawarma, and kicking ass!
Brian Benjamin – Managing Editor
Brian Benjamin, Ben, is the creator of Cosplay Café, a comic critic, and a ‘true savage’. When Brian is not roasting anything comic related, let it be known that he is roasting another member of the Hero Club staff. Ben also believes that whoever is normally shooting at Wheelz is shooting at him.
Michael Lederhos – Graphic Designer, Video Producer
Michael Lederhos, Soundout12, is the youngest member of Hero Club, and is a well known YouTuber that specifies in toy reviewing. When Michael is not producing YouTube videos for his channel or assisting in the production of Hero Club’s original content, he is pursuing an education at Central New Mexico Community College.
YouTube Channel: Soundout Productions
Hanu Pak – Writer
Hanu Pak, simply known here as Darkon, is honestly an enigma. He is the perfect the worker to the outside world, but to the staff he is the embodiment of how Hero Club protects its own. Also, Darkon is currently unhinged to the extent that Soundout is insane.
YouTube Channel: DarkOnslaught Productions
Anthony Michel – Live Streamer
Anthony Michel, VisibleNinja, is that one exception mentioned earlier, as he is probably the most volatile person in the Hero Club family.
FaceBook Page: The VisibleNinja
YouTube Channel: VisibleNinja Prod
Michael Mucha – Podcast Host, Writer
Mucha’s first appearance at Hero Club was via its podcast, Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu, as its secret host the Green Vape. However, even before Hero Club began the staff knew him from working at Herotaku, and Rajio Nihon. Mucha also runs his own podcast the Toku Warriors!
Toku Warriors: YouTube & FaceBook
Ryan “Darkclaw643” – Graphic Designer, Audio & Video Editor
Ryan is an on the clock graphic designer for video review and article thumbnails. However, he occasionally will assist in video and podcast productions, as a secondary editor. Also, fans can often hear him as a panelist on Ninja Talks Live every Wednesday on Hero Club’s Twitch and Visibleninja’s YouTube Channel.
One of the newest additions to Hero Club, is the revival of Geek Fighters who heavily focus on Gaming, Comics, and Anime! At the moment this sub-faction of the site consists of two founding members, Fighter xaos and 16bit Jeff. While the two work on re-establishing their brand with us, they help provide editorials as well as the site’s first featured podcast, the Ikaricast Classic… In late 2017 they hope to produce a new installment of the Ikaricast series, hosted by the members of Hero Club!
Fighter xaos – Writer, Podcast & Live Stream Producer
Jeremias de Leon, Fighter xaos, or even the Shinjuku Sex-Machine is an artist, writer, and podcast host. Often when he is not immersed in gaming, he takes commissions for drawings. Then when he is not doing that he is busy telling people how he going to “See About You!” Also, in late 2019, Xaos developed a shoe-sniffing problem…
FaceBook Page: Fighter xaos
YouTube Channel: BradBurnsRival
16bit Jeff – Live Streamer
Jeff Williams, or 16Bit Jeff is xaos’ partner in crime! We would argue Jeff’s knowledge of gaming is Top Tier, meaning he is the guy one should go to. He also knows how to save people from the Nintendo Noose!
RRPG – Live Streamer, Video Producer
Kyle R. Smith, otherwise known as RRPG or RRPG Reviews, is the third member of the Geek Fighters. Now, Double R has worked with both xaos, and Jeff back when the GeekFighters was its own website, and he works with them as the Game Riffers. In addition, he runs most of the Geek Fighters’ streams for E3, and the VGA’s. However, his best content is the Final Fantasy Retrospective series!
YouTube Channel: RRPG Reviews
FaceBook Page: RRPG Reviews
Twitter: @RRPG Reviews
Eugene is an old friend to the gang here at Hero Club, who coincidentally enough was also a founding member of Toku Anime News. For a long time Eugene was a loner, being a Super Sentai/ Power Rangers toy reviewer on Youtube, but now is one of our featured reviewers. His favorite Sentai of all-time is Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger, but one should already know that!
YouTube Channel: Jyuken Forever
DemonWolf/ Cosmic Latte
DemonWolf otherwise known as Cosmic Latte, is Hero Club’s first official cosplayer on the roster! He is a long time associate of the staff, whose made his presence known as an analyst on Visible Ninja’s Ninja Talks LIVE series.
SentaiBandicoot – Alex Washburn
Alex is a friend of Joker’s (Mucha), having hosted other podcasts with him such as the Toku Warriors. Alex overly enjoys Super Sentai, and other tokusatsu; he runs a personal blog which he updates from time-to-time. In addition, to being a re-occurring guest host on Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu, Alex is a part-time translator for the site.
Personal Blog: SentaiBandicoot’s Rambles
Christopher Torres, GLE (Gundam Legacy Extreme), is the resident Otaku. Need we say more?
YouTube Channel: Gundam Legacy Extreme
Joseph “FrostBite” Austin
He is Joe, cousin of GLE, and the man Hero Club hired to keep the staff highly amused. This was honestly not a favor to GLE… It was just a drunken mistake, by Wheelz and Projekt!
Zeltrax Millennium – Columnist
A man interested in toy customization, and writing editorials on the programs he enjoys. Here at Hero Club, Zeltrax features his signature series Millennium’s Mind that exclusively focuses on that specific interest mentioned before. His best stuff tends to dwell on Power Rangers, and Sentai since his username is derived from Zeltrax of Power Rangers Dino Thunder fame.