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November 22, 2011
Phoenix Jones has been stabbed, punched and held up at gunpoint. He's been bludgeoned with a baseball bat and lacerated with a key all in his capacity as self-appointed savior of the Seattle streets. Phoenix is a self-designated superhero and the fascinating subject of Jon Ronson's new ebook, The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones.
Ronson, author of Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test, has long been drawn the extreme and outre. Investigating the superhero subculture, he found these qualities in abundance as well as a flourishing — if hidden — community
"If he's on his way to thwart a crime and somebody recognizes him from YouTube, he'll quite often stop and have his picture taken and by which time the criminal has vanished," Ronson says. Just your typical celebrity superhero occupational hazard.
Originally posted by rubbertramp
seriously, when was the last time you interviened in a crime?
helped out a neighbor
wore a skin tight superhero costume?
Originally posted by defythetyrants
this already was a comic book