Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Law and the tedium of being a superhero

As much as I enjoy watching movies featuring superhero characters, I do find myself sometimes taken out of the movies by details such as:

1. What happens if the court finds the killing of some supervillain by a superhero unlawful? Would that supe (say Batman) have to go to prison?

2. What if Tony Stark was taken down by the IRS and have his technology seized to pay back taxes?

Apparently, I am not the only who feel that way. There is a blog by two lawyers discussing these very issues.

Go on, have a look.


Anonymous said...

The problem with vigilates is that they break every civil liberty in the law books. A perp caught and handed over to the cops by the supers would be released in a New York minute. But that's what happens when you introduce logic into superhero comic books.

Snuze said...

Absolutely. *grin*

I would imagine that Tony Stark would be bankrupt from all the lawsuits brought about by the destruction he wrought.