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Seattle 'Superhero' Avoids Assault Charge

But Phoenix Jones 'deeply misguided': official

(Newser) - Seattle’s “superhero”—the masked Phoenix Jones—has managed to avoid a possible assault charge after a pepper-spray showdown ; he says he was on a rescue mission. A city attorney says there wasn’t enough evidence for a jury to find him guilty, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. But... More »

Thor Leaves Critics (Mostly) Thunderstruck

Reviews solid for likeable new superhero flick

(Newser) - Critics are mostly quite pleased with Thor, the new Marvel superhero flick about a Norse god fallen to Earth, directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film currently sports an 81% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, though its positive reviews seem to be more three-star than four-star. Here's a taste of... More »

'Wonder Woman' Finds Body in Potomac

Not such an ordinary day for superhero actress

(Newser) - Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter didn't need super powers to make a surprising—and gruesome—discovery in Washington this week. She was rowing alone on the Potomac River when she spotted a woman's body. She said she "did what anyone would have done"—and yelled to nearby fishermen... More »

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