While we all love to follow superhero tales of derring-do, one consideration that sometimes seeps into a conversation of those stories is the legality of what the spandex’ed set do in that pursuit of righting wrongs. Questions surrounding the actions of unauthorized, non-deputized heroes taking the law into their own hands makes for interesting thought exercises about how truly tenable the idea of superheroics would truly be in the “real world.”
And those questions become even murkier in regard to superheroes whose time out of their spangly costumes involves employment within the legal profession in some capacity. How likely are Matt Murdock’s actions as Daredevil likely to get him disbarred should his double-life become public knowledge? Does Jessica Jones jeopardize her work as a private investigator if she gets to punch-happy during an altercation?
Curious as I am about these issues? Some of these very questions and more will be addressed during a panel titled “The Lawyers of Hell’s Kitchen” during this year’s Long Beach Comic Con next month! During the panel moderated by Joshua Gilliland, Megan Hitchcock will explore superheroics and the law, as applied to such characters as Jessica Jones, Daredevil, the Punisher, and the Purple Man.
Check out these details about the panel:
The Lawyers of Hell’s Kitchen
Panelist: Megan HitchcockModerator: Joshua GillilandSunday 3:30pm-4:30pmMarvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones both focus on lawyers and the practice of law, from Matt Murdock’s creative pro bono community service fighting crime to Jessica Jones serving a summons. Join us to determine if Karen Page properly acted in self-defense when she shot Wesley; whether Matt Murdock or Jeri Hogath is most likely to be disbarred; what would be the best way to defend the Punisher; and how the insanity defense applies to those under mind control. Join us when court is in session.
For more information on this panel and the rest of the hub-bub and exciting goings-on at this year’s Long Beach Comic Con, be sure to follow the LBCC on Twitter and Facebook, as well as checking out the event’s official website.
The Long Beach Comic Con will be held September 17th and 18th.
While you’re at it, take a gander at some amazing cosplay photos from last year’s LBCC!