Real life superheroes fighting crime on the streets

first_imgIt’s fair to say that superheroes are modern mythology – as our ancestors entertained themselves with larger-than-life tales of Hercules, Zeus, and other supernatural figures, we do the same with Batman, Spider-Man, and the rest of the four-color fantasies. And comic books are bigger than ever, with movie adaptations of their stories breaking box office records left and right.But superheroes couldn’t exist in the real world, right? It’s just too dangerous out there for a lone man or woman in a fancy costume to go up against the forces of crime.Or at least that’s what they want you to think. All over the world, brave men and women are taking inspiration from comic books and becoming heroes of their own. Some fight crime the traditional way – with fists and feet – while others exist as symbols of the ordinary Joe’s fight against injustice. Here are eleven examples of superheroes in the real world. Crimson Fist1/11Standing just five and a half feet tall, Georgia’s Crimson Fist doesn’t present the most imposing figure. But his dedication to the community he lives in proves that it’s about the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight. On his first outing in costume, Crimson Fist stumbled across a mugging and, without any thoughts to his own safety, charged in to break it up. The two assailants panicked at the sight of a real-life superhero and fled. His exploits since then have been less dramatic – mostly handing out bottled water and supplies to city homeless – but no less helpful.<><>last_img read more