The Law of Superheroes Reviews

Reviews of The Law of Superheroes are coming in and they’re pretty great!

Popehat: “The Law of Superheroes is both entertaining and informative. People who aren’t lawyers or law-geeks will learn something about the law, and lawyers and law-geeks will be thoroughly entertained at the application of familiar principles to comic extravaganzas.”

Shelf Awareness: “superpowered geekery of epically entertaining proportions”

Mommy’s Busy…Go Ask Daddy!: “I’m far from a lawyer, but these guys bring up such a unique and fresh perspective on superheroes, that I’m instantly sucked in. … a highly entertaining read. Not only will you actually learn some legal jargon and get a better grasp on the legal system as a whole, but these guys legitimately try to answer all of these hypothetical questions.”

Amazon Reviews: “The Law of Superheroes is a fun, quirky book with great crossover potential. The authors approach both topics from an introductory perspective, so that the reader need not have much preexisting knowledge of either to follow along. A must for anyone who enjoys pop culture analysis, Smart Pop style.”

LibraryThing: “a great way to explain real law in a fun and entertaining manner.”

GoodReads: “I came out of this book with a better understanding of the law, which surprised and delighted me, honestly. They even say that they wanted to make the law a bit more interesting, and they succeeded.”

One response to “The Law of Superheroes Reviews

  1. Terry Washington

    The recent “Civil War” storyline involving the Super Hero Registration Act in the Marvel Universe, Superman’s decision to renounce his US citizenship and Batman’s franchising of the brand worldwide( not to mention a book I am currently working involving as a subplot the rights of foreign superheroes in the US-obviously it predated the Civil War storyline) have all made the rights superheroes would and would not have if they existed in the real world incredibly topical for “The Law Of Superheroes”. Just one observation- in your book’s last chapter, dealing with the legal status of immortal beings- it dealt with humans as opposed to mythological deities(Hercules, Thor, Valkyrie) and supernatural beings that are to all intents and purposes immortal- pace Dracula and other vampires(werewolves I’m not certain about)- but I guess since neither Thor or Dracula are eligible for social security ( and vampires and deities alike exist outside normal society anyway) to begin with. How Dracula and other vampires manage to live in the style they were accustomed as a mortals(and bear in mind that Dracula was a nobleman in his mortal life, accustomed to the finer things in life) is unclear to begin with, but an early edition of “Tomb Of Dracula” ( issue#3 I think) has him secreting gold coins in the false bottom of a coffin. Gold- then or now is legal tender worldwide(never mind the US going off the gold standard in 1971) and can easily be converted into any given currency( British pounds sterling, US dollars et al) or even simply melted down. Also in his long “unlife” Dracula would have the opportunity to collect objet d’ arts( paintings, sculpture, rare books) that could be utilized as collateral should the need arise!

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