You know, we just realized that we rarely, if ever, talk about the Fantastic Four on Friday Links. Let’s remedy that today. Above, you’ll find the cover of “The Trial of Galactus,” a collection of Fantastic Four comics involving, well, the trial of Galactus, the cosmic being who literally devours worlds. We suspect that was a doozy of a case (although we wonder what court might have jurisdiction to try Galactus). Here’s what Comicvine has to say about that story:
This is a trade paperback book that collects the stories of Galactus within the pages of the Fantastic Four from issues #242-#262. It features the story of the trial of Reed Richards among the sentient races of the known universe. Reed Richards is on trial for “saving” Galactus. By saving him, many worlds and the trillions upon trillions of life they supported were devoured.
In the course of the trial individuals come forth to testify their stories which reveal the birth and life and purpose of Galactus in the universe…
We’ll have to track that one down, we suppose, if only to learn about the “purpose” of Galactus (although it doesn’t sound like Galactus himself was the defendant). Oh, and see this March 2010 post of ours for our last big mention of the Fantastic Four.
So, you dig F. Scott Fitzgerald? Well, then, you need to do two things. First, check out this list of 22 books he recommend in a list from 1936. Then, go revisit our May 2013 list of Seven Court Opinions That Cite The Great Gatsby. That should take care of your Friday morning for you. Oh, and apologies for sounding like Buzzfeed for a moment or two there. We’ll do better in the future. We promise.
“Even I’m bored with the subject, and this type of case fits in my wheelhouse, and is especially important to anyone that tries cases in front of juries,” writes Eric Turkewitz of the New York Personal Injury Law Blog of the infamous Stella Liebeck McDonald’s Hot Coffee case. As you probably know, we here at Abnormal Use talk about that case a good bit. To read his full post on that subject, please see here.
Okay, so wreck cases are about to get more interesting. From Popular Science: “Volvo Puts Autonomous Cars In The Hands Of Consumers.” From Discover Magazine: “The Flying Car That Could Expedite Your Morning Commute.” From Mashable: “See How Google’s Self-Driving Car Navigates City Streets.” We’re really going to need to alter our discovery strategies for driverless and/or flying cars.
Asks @GideonsTrumpet: “At what point in your life do you have to be to sue Subway over the fact that their foot-long sandwiches are actually only 11 inches long?” A good question, that.