Friday, July 10, 2009

Busted Superheroes

Now I know that (in the Marvel Universe) The Superpower Registration Act (SRA) requires folks with superpowers to register with the Federal Government, and those that don’t (like my buddy Spider-Man), are summarily hunted down and arrested. But in the gleaming DC Universe, no such grittiness has yet occurred, so you can imagine my surprise when I learned that Superman and Batman had been arrested today.

Only they weren't arrested in the DC-verse, but here on Earth Prime. In NYC even. Right in Times Square!

Don’t believe me? Check it out (from the NY Post).

Superman and Batman took on New York's Finest last night in an epic Crossroads of the World battle that left the Caped Crusader in cuffs.

Stunned Times Square tourists and office workers watched agog as cops struggled to subdue Clark Kent's alter ego without kryptonite.

"The Man of Steel didn't go down with just two officers, it took seven officers!" witness Ryan McCormick said. "He was putting up a good fight. Little kids were like, 'Mommy, it's Superman!'"

WHat is the world coming to I ask?


Tommy said...

I thought you could be dressed as whatever in NY and it'd be seen as normal insofar as NY goes.

A permit though?!

And were they performing or just messing around?


Robert J. Sodaro said...

According to the story, they were panhandling, and had no license, nor ID. Then Superman punched a cop, which, of course, was the final straw.

Sol (Frederick) Badguy said...

This isn't the first for Batman to get arrested, many years ago a guy dressed as Batman was shown in the news or in "Worlds most Amazing Videos" causing chaos in the street on something that goes up, like firemen do

Robert J. Sodaro said...

Also, for the record, I also always hate when some thief scales into a high-rise and is referred to as “Spider-Man” when everyone knows (or should know) that Spidey is a hero, not a crook.

Still, there was that one time that some guy in a Spidey mask broke into a comicbook store and stole a valuable comic (it was caught on the store's video surveillance).

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