Ben beat off Javier Jarquin representing Rogue in the final clap-off before his sock-puppet Hulk did a victory crowd surf around the room, ending the debut year in fine and fun style.
A special mention went to Dan De Cruz – ‘The People’s Champion’ – for rising up out of the crowd in Heat 1 to get the hugely unfavoured Green Lantern into the Grand Final.
George Quinn’s Superman got proceedings off to a great start by making toast for the audience with his heat vision, but again fell flat when it came to the arguing and question & answer stage.
Rik Carranza toyed with trying to get Rom: SpaceKnight to win, but couldn’t quite do the hairdryer-wielding robot to reach the dizzying heights that Andrew Roper did in smashing Marvel’s biggest gun, Spider-Man and DC’s most famous female, Wonder Woman in that historic landslide victory in Heat 4 of the competition.
The other finalist, Bob Graham’s Judge Dredd was a shadow of the amazingly energetic rendition that was won through by the much more well-informed R.S Freshpea.