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The Law of Superheroes

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An intriguing and entertaining look at how Americaandrsquo;s legal system would work using the world of comic books.

The dynamic duo behind the popular website LawAndTheMultiverse.com breaks down even the most advanced legal concepts for every self-proclaimed nerd.

James Daily and Ryan Davidsonandmdash;attorneys by day and comic enthusiasts all of the timeandmdash;have clearly found their vocation, exploring the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers down to the most deliciously trivial detail.

The Law of Superheroes asks and answers crucial speculative questions about everything from constitutional law and criminal procedure to taxation, intellectual property, and torts, including:

  • Could Superman sue if someone exposed his true identity as Clark Kent?
  • Are members of the Legion of Doom vulnerable to prosecution under RICO?
  • Do the heirs of a superhero who comes back from the dead get to keep their inherited property after their loved one is resurrected?
  • Does it constitute andldquo;cruel and unusual punishmentandrdquo; to sentence an immortal like Apocalypse to life in prison without the possibility of parole?

Engaging, accessible, and teaching readers about the law through fun hypotheticals, The Law of Superheroes is a must-have for legal experts, comic nerds, and anyone who will ever be called upon to practice law in the comic multiverse.

About the Author

James Daily is an attorney with the Stanford University Hoover Institution Project on Commercializing Innovation. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ryan Davidson is currently an associate at Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP, where he practices general insurance litigation. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592408399
Author:
Daily, James E.
Publisher:
Gotham
Author:
Daily, James
Author:
Davidson, Ryan
Subject:
Criminal Procedure
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121011
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW comics t/o
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.86 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » History and Criticism
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Superheroes
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Toon History
History and Social Science » Law » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Comics and Graphic Novels
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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