The surreal (and, yet, more real than most) battle for Seattle continues, it seems, as Seattle's self-styled super villain Rex Velvet has released another video teasing an upcoming showdown between good and evil... and, apparently, cats. Lots of cats.
In his latest video, the proudly mustachioed
One of the most persistent themes of the superhero genre is that, just by virtue of superheroes existing, super criminals will rise up to challenge them. This month, life imitated art as bowler-hatted, mustachioed super villain Rex Velvet blasted onto the scene in his home city of Seattle, which also serves as hub for the Rain City Superhero Movement, a real-life crime fighting group led by Phoenix Jones.
In his two videos, the first of whi
Like some kind of real world version of Watchmen's deconstruction and debasement of the super heroic ideal, yesterday's May Day protests showed the potentially ugly side of real life "citizen superheroes," with their reaction to the Seattle protests proving to be what some might consider a little heavy-handed.
Remember that part at the end of Batman Begins, where Commissioner Gordon talks to Batman about escalation, and warns him that simply by existing as a super-hero, he's opening the door to an equal response from the world of villainy? Well, it turns out those same rules apply here in the real world. This we
Seattle's resident costumed crime fighter Phoenix Jones, arguably the posterboy for the "real life superhero" movement, revealed his secret identity to the world yesterday. The unmasking came as something of a response to his arrest earlier this week for allegedly assaulting several people with pepper spra
If you spend enough time skimming the increasing number of profiles about the "real life superhero" movement, the sparkling sentiment behind helping others can quickly lose its luster. Are these costu