May 19th 2009 By: Laura Hudson
" the British TV series about the love lives and off-duty antics of four work-a-day superheroes, looked like it was headed for an American remake after ABC ordered a pilot, but io9 reports that they have sadly decided to pass.
Since we've all been robbed of a "massive, cool, edgy" comics sitcom with American accents, the British original will have to do. The first episode is still online at the show website
, and while you have to download the iTV player to watch it, it's worth it.
Creator Pearce has some serious geek cred of his own
, and while the American version planned to have even "more geek detail," the British one wasn't slacking. Check out this flash gallery of comics in-jokes
, and see if you can spot all the references in the brews on tap at "The Fortress," the superhero pub of "No Heroics" (answers after the jump
-- Down the hatch with Frank Miller's Finest. Little Jock
-- a tribute to the Scottish character in The Boys. V for Vodka
-- an Alan Moore reference. Logan
-- a nod to Wolverine. Bottled Beast
-- another X-Men tribute. Grey Widow Vodka
-- a nod to Russian assassin Black Widow.
Other beers on the show include Moore's Old Peculiar, Morrison's Mad Scrumpy, and Ditko's -- references to the creators Alan, Grant, and Steve respectively.