Above, you’ll find the cover of the recent book, The Law of Superheroes, by friends of the blog James Daily and Ryan Davidson. As you might recall, those two run The Law and The Multiverse blog, a site dedicated to”superheroes, supervillains, and the law” and the exploration of legal issues through comic books. While we here at Abnormal Use typically feature a legal themed comic book cover each week, James and Ryan analyze in detail how particular statutes and common law rules might apply in a given comic book universe. We’ve loved their site from the beginning, and we’re pleased that they’ve published some of their material in book form. (For more on this book, please see here.).
You may or may not watch TV’s “Survivor,” but we’re amused to note that this season’s winner – named this past Sunday – is a Harvard law student by the name of John Cochran. Our favorite part of the season finale: Cochran, who has made it to the final three, is planning the opening statement that he will deliver to the jury, composed of former competitors who were “voted off the island.” Cochran remarks to an interviewer that addressing a jury is something that Harvard Law school did not prepare him to do. Ouch.
We really shouldn’t be working today. We would much rather be seeing Star Trek Into Darkness.