State troopers arrested 33-year-old Mark Wayne Williams because they say he refused to leave them alone after he showed up Saturday night wearing a Batman outfit.
“He wouldn’t clear the scene, and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent,” State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno told the Petoskey News-Review. “He said he wanted to help us look for the driver.” (AP Photo/Petoskey Department of Public Safety via Petoskey News-Review)
Steve ‘Spidey’ Murray, does what a spider can When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked National Post illustrator and humour writer Steve Murray if he would like to rappel off the top of city hall, he agreed, on one condition: that he be allowed to dress as Spider-Man.
And, given his firm, athletic build and unsurpassed fearlessness, the costume was an appropriate choice.
Mr. Murray will have plenty more to say, and draw, about the adventure in Wednesday’s National Post, but for now he describes it thusly: “It was no big deal and I’ll never do it again.”
In the meantime, catch video of our very own Spider-Man.
Sarah Boesveld asked Evangelos Tziallas, a University of Concordia doctoral candidate who presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., to share his thoughts on the world’s most famous superheroes and what they mean in a post-9/11 society. Steve Murray illustrates.
Green Lantern revealed as DC Comics’ new gay character
Green Lantern, one of DC Comics’ oldest and enduring heroes no matter what parallel earth he’s on, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero.
The change is revealed in the pages of the second issue of Earth 2 out next week, and comes on the heels of what has been an expansive year for gay and lesbian characters in the pages of comic books from Archie to Marvel and others.
RCMP charge man targeted by B.C.’s ‘Justice Trolls’ They’ve turned in their superhero costumes and taken down their videos, but the escapades of a group of Chilliwack teenagers who targeted alleged sexual predators continue to be fodder for a police investigation.
She is Medusa with a head of auburn snakes shellacked into a helmet, but somewhere beneath this follicular cement crown looms the elusive heart of a human being — at least, that’s how Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher, the still-vilified former British prime minister who waltzed with Ronald Reagan while the masses rioted in revolt. Illustration by Steve Murray
A group of Chilliwack vigilantes have been warned again by police to stop luring and then exposing potential child sex offenders.
The youths made headlines last month with a series of “gotcha” videos posted to their “To Troll A Predator” Facebook page.
The four young men, aged 17 to 30, posed online as underage girls promising sexual encounters and then lured potential predators to public spaces and accosted them dressed as superheroes, such as Batman and The Flash.
The onetime mixed-martial-arts competitor whose real name is Benjamin Fodor was arrested on Sunday after police said he pepper-sprayed a group of innocent nightclub patrons he believed were involved in a street brawl downtown.
He was jailed briefly on suspicion of four misdemeanor counts of assault and released on US$3,800 bail.
He showed up for a brief hearing on Thursday in Seattle Municipal Court wearing a pinstriped shirt and his black-and-yellow mask, which he removed at the request of a court officer. He donned it again as he left the courtroom. (Nicole Neroulias/Reuters)