PhoenixJones

Seattle Super Villain Rex Velvet Has Big Plans for Phoenix Jones [Interview]
Seattle Super Villain Rex Velvet Has Big Plans for Phoenix Jones [Interview]
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 Phoe
Phoenix Jones Battles Pepper Spraying Allegations After Seattle May Day Protests
Phoenix Jones Battles Pepper Spraying Allegations After Seattle May Day Protests
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...
‘Real-Life Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Loses Job, Prohibited from Working with Children
‘Real-Life Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Loses Job, Prohibited from Working with Children
There's more bad news from the saga of Phoenix Jones. The Seattle-based vigilante whom for many exemplified the "real-life superhero" trend has been fired from his job following a recent arrest for assault and subsequent unmasking. Real name Ben Fodor, Jones was employed as a teacher of sorts, working with autistic children and young adults, before the Washington state Department of Soci
‘Real Life Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Unmasks After Dodging Assault Charges
‘Real Life Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Unmasks After Dodging Assault Charges
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 spray in what he's characterized as an attempt to break up a fight on social media and
Phoenix Jones And Other ‘Real Life Super-Heroes’ Still Crazy, Still Likeable
Phoenix Jones And Other ‘Real Life Super-Heroes’ Still Crazy, Still Likeable
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 costumed citizens really making a difference or are their adventures and potential demises just easy punchlines on the evening news...