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I have been reading up on real-life superheroes recently and was shocked to find so many. I thought, “Yeah, there will be maybe ten or so.” Actually, there are probably a hundred or more. Many of these caped crusaders use their personalitites to help their communities, organize charity events, aid the elderly, etc. However, there is a group out there that insists that they are their to fight crime. This is the group that scares me.

First off, lets say one of these guys goes out to fight crime and actually finds what they’re looking for. They intervine and either they or the criminal get seriously injured or killed. Just as we’ve seen with video games, movies, and music, it would not be long before politicians, moms, and the religious right started blaming comic books for the actions of others. Now, lets say they do come upon a crime and intervine, but then a cop shows up. Not only is the criminal getting arrested, so is the would-be hero. Again grounds for an anti-comic book crusade. Then, you have Newton’s law to think of – every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The real-life superhero is a growing trend it seems and its great that there are people out there wanting to better the world. However, there are people out there, to quote Alfred from The Dark Knight, “Who just want to see the world burn.” With real-life heroes showing up and making names for themselves, how long will it be before a real-life villian decides he wants a name for himself too?

If you are going to don a cape and cowl, do so to help your communities through public service and rallying others to your cause. If you want to fight crime, form a neighborhood watch, join the police force, or run for office in your community. It’s legal and safer. To quote Batman from The Dark Knight, “I’m not wearing hockey pads.”

August 14, 2008 - Posted by | Comic Books, News, rants | , , ,

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