Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 14, 2015

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: IMG The Blind Spot of United States History



    The most frequent question readers ask about An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is "Why hasn't this book been written before?" I'm... Continue »
    1. $11.20 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse General- General
18 Remote Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

The Law of Superheroes

by

The Law of Superheroes Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

An intriguing and entertaining look at how Americaand#8217;s legal system would work using the world of comic books.

Two brave heroes take on the comic multiverse, wielding the greatest superpower of all: the law.

James Daily and Ryan Davidsonand#151;attorneys by day, comic enthusiasts all of the time, and founders of the popular website lawandthemultiverse.comand#151;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 and#147;cruel and unusual punishmentand#8221; to sentence an immortal like Apocalypse to life in prison without the possibility of parole?
Engaging, accessible, and delightfully educational, 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
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Author:
Davidson, Ryan
Subject:
Criminal Procedure
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black and white 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

The Law of Superheroes New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.00 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592408399 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
An intriguing and entertaining look at how Americaand#8217;s legal system would work using the world of comic books.

Two brave heroes take on the comic multiverse, wielding the greatest superpower of all: the law.

James Daily and Ryan Davidsonand#151;attorneys by day, comic enthusiasts all of the time, and founders of the popular website lawandthemultiverse.comand#151;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 and#147;cruel and unusual punishmentand#8221; to sentence an immortal like Apocalypse to life in prison without the possibility of parole?
Engaging, accessible, and delightfully educational, 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.