Holy Smokes, Batman! Law in Comics Featured in New Exhibit
Esquire Comics site screen shot.
Lawyers often identify with superheroes, but sometimes don’t get much validation for it. However the library at Yale Law School offers a bit of that, with the new exhibition “Superheroes in Court: Lawyers, Law and Comic Books.”
Mark S. Zaid, a Washington, D.C., lawyer and comic book collector, organized the exhibition, which today got a mention in the New York Times Arts Beat blog. It features illustrations of Superman on the witness stand being accused of murder (falsely, of course) and a handcuffed Batman and Robin, facing a jury full of Jokers, literally.
Zaid, a litigator who often represents government employees on national securities matters, also owns Esquire Comics, a Bethesda, Md., business that focuses on high-end comic books. His homepage features the scales of justice, with various superheroes riding the scales.