January 01, 2019

Superheroic Laws: Why Disabilities and Superpowers Are Legally Similar

Evan M. Greenberger

Links between superheroes and people with disabilities are nothing new. Plenty of superheroes are people with disabilities themselves, ranging from Daredevil—a blind lawyer (who is also secretly a ninja)—to Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy (whose inability to comprehend metaphors parallels some people with autism spectrum disorders), to various X-Men, including Professor Xavier himself in his iconic wheelchair. And that’s not even counting the odd vulnerabilities of some superheroes, such as Superman’s notable allergy to kryptonite.

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