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Author Daily, James.
Title The law of superheroes / James E. Daily and Ryan M. Davidson.
Published New York : Gotham Books, c2012.
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Description xv, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Legal sources and citations -- Constitutional law -- Criminal law -- Evidence -- Criminal procedure -- Tort law and insurance -- Contracts -- Business law -- Administrative law -- Intellectual property -- Travel and immigration -- International law -- Immortality, alter egos, and resurrection -- Non-human intelligences.
Summary "The dynamic duo behind the popular website breaks down even the most advanced legal concepts for every self-proclaimed nerd. James Daily and Ryan Davidson--attorneys by day and comic enthusiasts all of the time--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 'cruel and unusual punishment' 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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Superheroes in literature.
Law and literature -- United States.
Law -- United States -- Popular works.
Related Names Davidson, Ryan.
ISBN 9781592407262 (hbk.)
1592407269 (hbk.)
OCLC number 781679477