Above, you’ll find the cover of City of Heroes #5, published not so long ago in 2004. Apex, the superhero depicted on the cover, has received a jury summons (although we’re uncertain why he wears his costume to check his mail.). You may recall that the cover of the very recent She-Hulk #6 – published in 2014 – depicted that super heroine with a civil summons. In fact, at that time, our editor Jim Dedman speculated in a tweet that She-Hulk #6 might be the first comic book to depict a legal summons:
— Jim Dedman (@JimDedman) July 15, 2014
Well, obviously, in light of the City of Heroes cover above, the answer to that question is no. Alas.
You know, we never did write about Madonna potentially serving on a New York jury this summer. Did you hear about that? Apparently, she received some special treatment at the courthouse. What a voir dire that might have been! For more, see here.
By the way, speaking of legally themed tweets, here’s one of our recent favorites (authored by Colorado journalist Matt Sebastian):
Now that’s how you write a headline. pic.twitter.com/qja8cf3LNy
— Matt Sebastian (@mattsebastian) August 12, 2014