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Old 11-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default "The Law Of Superheroes"( Gotham Books, 2012)

Ever wondered if Wolverine's claws or Iron Man's armor qualified as a weapon under the second amendment? Or if Batman could patent the Batmobile? Or if mutants could have civil rights? or the legal connotations of immortality(for humans that is- vampires like Dracula or mythological deities such as Thor, Hercules or the Valkyrie exist outside normal society)? Could Superman legally renounce his US citizenship or be hounded by the IRS for back taxes? Well , wonder no more ; "The Law of Superheroes" ( Gotham Books, 2012), written two practising attorneys is an attempt to answer what might be the case if superheroes existed in our real life world.
The crowning defect of most law books is that they are quite literally as dry and dust- the tragedy is that it DOESN'T have to be so( as TV dramas such as "LA: LAW" "Boston Legal", JAG" "Shark" in the US and in the UK "Rumpole of the Bailey" "Kavanagh, QC" and "Silk" and films like "A Few Good Men" " Rules Of Engagement" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" "The Caine Mutiny" and " Twelve Angry Men") make chillingly clear.

I should declare an interest here: I am currently writing a novel based on Marvel characters which asks what rights if any foreign based superheroes have set in the pre-Civil War Marvel Universe., but beg, borrow (but DON'T steal) or simply buy this book- a must have for aficionado of the comic book world( at Forbidden Planet bookshop, just of Charing Cross Road in London, it;s £12.99)!


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