It’s not often that we get asked for reviews, and while this book doesn’t have anything to do with Vermont, it’s a neat read, and I really wanted to read it.
The Law of Superheroes is jointly written by the two geniuses behind Law and the Multiverse, a blog that looks at the intersection between superheroes and the legal system. This makes a considerable amount of sense, considering that most superheroes are out stopping crime: these guys take apart comics, films and cartoons to figure out how sure of a footing some of our favorite caped crusaders are when it comes to the law.
I’ve been following the blog for a while now, and I greatly enjoy it, even though I’m not hugely into the comics world. But, what this book also does is provide a good primer on how the legal system works for everyone: not just superheroes. The book covers a wide range of topics: constitutional, business, criminal, and administrative law, evidence, criminal procedures, contracts, intellectual property, immigration, and quite a bit more.
This isn’t a stereotypical, dry legal explanation either. Like the blog, it’s witty, interesting and I found that I learned quite a bit from it. It’s something that I’d highly recommend to anyone in the cartooning / comic book world: it provides an excellent reference for some of the things to keep in mine when focusing on a story that might intersect with the legal world.