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Heroes in the night : inside the real life superhero movement / Tea Krulos.

By: Krulos, Tea.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781613747766 (electronic bk.); 1613747764 (electronic bk.); 9781613747780 (electronic bk.); 1613747780 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Community activists -- United States | Crime prevention -- United States -- Citizen participation | Superheroes -- Social aspects -- United States | Social justice -- United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture | TRUE CRIME / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Heroes in the nightDDC classification: 303.3/72 Other classification: SOC022000 | TRU000000 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: "Tracing the author's journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes (RLSHs), this book examines citizens who have adopted comic book-style personas and have hit the streets to fight injustice in a variety of ways. Some RLSHs concentrate on humanitarian or activist missions--helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or delivering toys to children--while others actively patrol their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. By day, these modern Clark Kents work as dishwashers, pencil pushers, and executives in Fortune 500 companies, but by night--they become heroes for the people. Through historic research and extensive interviews, this work shares not only their shining, triumphant moments, but also some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "HEROES IN THE NIGHT traces journalist Tea Krulos's journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes, random citizens who have adopted comic book-style personas and hit the streets to fight injustice--helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or patrolling their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. Through historic research, extensive interviews, and many long hours walking on patrol in Brooklyn and Seattle, San Diego, Minneapolis, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Krulos discovered what being a RLSH is all about. HEROES IN THE NIGHT profiles dozens of RLSHs and shares not only their shining, triumphant moments but some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters as well"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Tracing the author's journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes (RLSHs), this book examines citizens who have adopted comic book-style personas and have hit the streets to fight injustice in a variety of ways. Some RLSHs concentrate on humanitarian or activist missions--helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or delivering toys to children--while others actively patrol their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. By day, these modern Clark Kents work as dishwashers, pencil pushers, and executives in Fortune 500 companies, but by night--they become heroes for the people. Through historic research and extensive interviews, this work shares not only their shining, triumphant moments, but also some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters"-- Provided by publisher.

"HEROES IN THE NIGHT traces journalist Tea Krulos's journey into the strange subculture of Real Life Superheroes, random citizens who have adopted comic book-style personas and hit the streets to fight injustice--helping the homeless, gathering donations for food banks, or patrolling their neighborhoods looking for crime to fight. Through historic research, extensive interviews, and many long hours walking on patrol in Brooklyn and Seattle, San Diego, Minneapolis, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Krulos discovered what being a RLSH is all about. HEROES IN THE NIGHT profiles dozens of RLSHs and shares not only their shining, triumphant moments but some of their ill-advised, terrifying disasters as well"-- Provided by publisher.

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