Working Class Heroes

David Klaus points to an article about “reals”, people who dress like superheros and patrol their communities looking for crime to report. (Some even list themselves online at the World Superhero Registry.)

The Real rules are simple. They must stand for unambiguous and unsponsored good. They must create their own Spandex and rubber costumes without infringing Marvel or DC Comics copyrights, but match them with exotic names – Green Scorpion in Arizona, Terrifica in New York, Mr Xtreme in San Diego and Mr Silent in Indianapolis.

David added a justified complaint about the coverage:

What annoys me is that the Times Online editors think “related stories” are the bastard who shot and firebombed his in-laws and the eight-year-old boy who shot and killed his father and another man. Neither has anything to do with these people at all.

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