Real-Life Superhero Prevents Seattle Carjacking

A dorky but effective way to fight crime? A Seattle-area man was being carjacked when a local “superhero” named Phoenix Jones intervened to chase off the criminal. Jones is a part of a crime-fighting unit called the Rain City Superheros and keeps his true identity hidden, transforming into his alter-ego each night in the back of a comic store.

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  • Anonymous

    Nice “secret” lair you just allowed to be broadcast hero. Ahh I’m just jealous. I’d never pull off a rubber suit like this guy.

  • dumbsaint

    Nice “secret” lair you just allowed to be broadcast hero. Ahh I’m just jealous. I’d never pull off a rubber suit like this guy.

    • Hadrian999

      at least he’s smart enough to use body armor but i don’t know how effective that tazer stick is

      • Tuna Ghost

        the legality of using that on people he suspects are criminals is also a bit fishy

        • Butter Knife

          Indeed, we live in a true State, where the government holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence. vigilantism is, in fact, itself a crime.

          • Tuna Ghost

            I’m okay with the idea that someone in a superhero costume is legally prohibited from tazing me because he thinks I’m a criminal

  • Hadrian999

    at least he’s smart enough to use body armor but i don’t know how effective that tazer stick is

  • Anonymous

    Kick-Ass irl.

  • Anonymous

    Kick-Ass irl.

  • Haystack

    I’d like to see a comic book about a guy like this.

  • Haystack

    I’d like to see a comic book about a guy like this.

  • toxiczen

    well now someones gonna jump him on a dare if nothing else…

  • toxiczen

    well now someones gonna jump him on a dare if nothing else…

  • Anonymous

    When one looks for trouble -one usually finds it….

  • GoodDoktorBad

    When one looks for trouble -one usually finds it….

  • Tuna Ghost

    the legality of using that on people he suspects are criminals is also a bit fishy

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  • Butter Knife

    It’s like they discovered Kick-Ass and The Watchmen, but never actually got all the way through them before deciding “ZOMG GRATE IDIA I SHUD DOO THAT 2!” and excitedly making a costume… so rather than read the endings or think it through all the way, they’re going to put themselves into a really horrible situation.

    Kind of like the Guardian Angels, actually, and we all know how popular those guys are…

  • Butter Knife

    It’s like they discovered Kick-Ass and The Watchmen, but never actually got all the way through them before deciding “ZOMG GRATE IDIA I SHUD DOO THAT 2!” and excitedly making a costume… so rather than read the endings or think it through all the way, they’re going to put themselves into a really horrible situation.

    Kind of like the Guardian Angels, actually, and we all know how popular those guys are…

  • Butter Knife

    Indeed, we live in a true State, where the government holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence. vigilantism is, in fact, itself a crime.

  • Pert

    “Watchmen” made it pretty clear that masked hero/vigilante justice ultimately leads to disaster. Surprised this guy, being so influenced by the world of comic lore (not to mention having a lair in a comic book store), seems to have completely overlooked Alan Moore’s point, considering it was one of the central themes in Watchmen (and I doubt this guy is unfamiliar with the graphic novel). Even if you just think about it critically you’ll easily come to the same conclusions, which evidently he did not.
    For these guys it seems It’s just an e-penis boost. But it is entertaining, at the very least.

  • Pert

    “Watchmen” made it pretty clear that masked hero/vigilante justice ultimately leads to disaster. Surprised this guy, being so influenced by the world of comic lore (not to mention having a lair in a comic book store), seems to have completely overlooked Alan Moore’s point, considering it was one of the central themes in Watchmen (and I doubt this guy is unfamiliar with the graphic novel). Even if you just think about it critically you’ll easily come to the same conclusions, which evidently he did not.
    For these guys it seems It’s just an e-penis boost. But it is entertaining, at the very least.

    • Hadrian999

      not every comic geek thinks alan moore is god, many of them just think he is an ego maniacal drama queen with a discount from hot topic

      • dumbsaint

        Jason Aaron pretty much sums it up: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30200

        I still like the guy, even if I disagree with him. I think a lot of it is an act, and it’s a pretty common one. Warren Ellis, Morrison, Miller, even Eisner have all done it. Moore hasn’t done anything of note in years yet his antics have people talking about him all the time.

        That said, comic fans should read Watchmen at some point, it’s the comic world’s Star Wars in that it irreversibly changed the nature of it’s medium.

        • Hadrian999

          personally I would recommend Promethea over watchmen, it’s the only thing he’s done in quite some time that hasn’t been a rehashing of pulp era lit.

          • dumbsaint

            I didn’t mind the first trade but haven’t ventured much past that. I might have to give it another go. I think he did a new LXG recently. I haven’t bothered yet though the earlier ones were probably what I enjoyed most from him.

          • Hadrian999

            the LXG stuff is enjoyable, just kind of funny when he goes off on one of his “everybody but me is uncreative, unoriginal and derivative” rants then puts out stuff like LXG and tom strong

    • dumbsaint

      He’s right. This will lead to a giant mutant squid in the middle of Seattle.

  • Stonygiant

    yalls pussies doesnt matter how ur dressin as long as yo kikin ass ! no matter the means we people gotta take a stance for whats right so we can stomp out this corruption

  • Stonygiant

    yalls pussies doesnt matter how ur dressin as long as yo kikin ass ! no matter the means we people gotta take a stance for whats right so we can stomp out this corruption

  • Hadrian999

    not every comic geek thinks alan moore is god, many of them just think he is an ego maniacal drama queen with a discount from hot topic

  • Anonymous

    He’s right. This will lead to a giant mutant squid in the middle of Seattle.

  • Anonymous

    Jason Aaron pretty much sums it up: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30200

    I still like the guy, even if I disagree with him. I think a lot of it is an act, and it’s a pretty common one. Warren Ellis, Morrison, Miller, even Eisner have all done it. Moore hasn’t done anything of note in years yet his antics have people talking about him all the time.

    That said, comic fans should read Watchmen at some point, it’s the comic world’s Star Wars in that it irreversibly changed the nature of it’s medium.

  • Hadrian999

    personally I would recommend Promethea over watchmen, it’s the only thing he’s done in quite some time that hasn’t been a rehashing of pulp era lit.

  • Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran

    Makes me want to don a pair of black BDUs with red stars adorning the shoulders, ski mask and Che beret and take over wall street.

    But who am I kidding, speaking out against those crooks is TERRORISM!

  • Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran

    Makes me want to don a pair of black BDUs with red stars adorning the shoulders, ski mask and Che beret and take over wall street.

    But who am I kidding, speaking out against those crooks is TERRORISM!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t mind the first trade but haven’t ventured much past that. I might have to give it another go. I think he did a new LXG recently. I haven’t bothered yet though the earlier ones were probably what I enjoyed most from him.

  • Hadrian999

    the LXG stuff is enjoyable, just kind of funny when he goes off on one of his “everybody but me is uncreative, unoriginal and derivative” rants then puts out stuff like LXG and tom strong

  • Tuna Ghost

    I’m okay with the idea that someone in a superhero costume is legally prohibited from tazing me because he thinks I’m a criminal

  • http://sweattshop-graphic-artist.blogspot.com/ Dennis Sweatt

    This guy is living the dream as far as I’m concerned. Long live Phoenix Jones!

  • http://sweattshop-graphic-artist.blogspot.com/ Dennis Sweatt

    This guy is living the dream as far as I’m concerned. Long live Phoenix Jones!

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