The Law of SuperheroesBook - 2013
Two brave heroes take on the comic multiverse, wielding the greatest superpower of all- the power of law!
Could Superman sue if someone exposed his identity as Clark Kent? Is X-ray vision a violation of search and seizure laws? Is the Joker legally insane? And who foots the bill when a hero destroys a skyscraper or two while defending Metropolis?
Lawyers by day and comic book enthusiasts by night, James Daily and Ryan Davidson explain and explore the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers, down to the most deliciously trivial detail. You'll learn about the basic principles of law in an engaging and accessible way through comics - from alternate universes and copyright laws to shape-shifters and witness testimony to contracts with the devil. The Law of Superheroes is a must-read for legal experts, true believers, and anyone who is ever called upon to practice law in the comic multiverse.
' A highly readable survey of basic legal theory and an entertaining exploration of the comic book canon.' The Wall Street Journal
'They did it just right. The Law of Superheroes is both entertaining and informative. People who aren't lawyers or law-geeks will learn something about the law, and lawyers and law-geeks will be thoroughly entertained at the application of familiar principles to comic extravaganzas.' Popehat
'Fortunately, Daily and Davidson are neither smart alecks nor ironic, and they take their work as seriously as Batman taking on his arch-villain Bane (although they can be as witty and sly as Catwoman at her best).' Publishers Weekly
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