Bill: "As you know, l'm quite keen on comic books. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating."
Remember the main car chase in Batman Begins?
Just how many millions of dollars in property damage did Batman inflict on Gotham in that one night? And how are those poor property owners going to explain things to their insurance company?
Plus, if the mob runs the construction business and unions in Gotham, Batman's rooftop drives are helping subsidize organized crime.
And what if some of those crumbling roofs had fallen through the ceiling of the top floor apartment and crushed some poor guy trying to get a good night's sleep?
In the WSJ, Jonathan Last opines that:
Suppose Superman catches Lex Luthor while he's robbing a bank. In the tussle Superman burns Luthor with his heat vision and accidentally breaks his arm. Once Luthor is in jail, could he file a civil lawsuit against Superman for assault? In "The Law of Superheroes," James Daily and Ryan Davidson unpack this—and many other—important questions. ...
"The Law of Superheroes" fits two bills nicely; it's both a highly readable survey of basic legal theory and an entertaining exploration of the comic book canon.