Watch the real-life Brazilian Batman take to the streets, inspire millions

Remember André Luiz Pinheiro, the fellow who's dressing up as a police-commissioned Batman to provide inspiration to the children of crime-plagued Taubaté, Brazil? The BBC recently did a short feature on his outreach efforts. Wearing the cowl in broad daylight is definitely a throwback to the "Batman digs this day" »3/19/12 9:20am3/19/12 9:20am

Phoenix Jones' journalist pal talks about his times with Seattle's most famous superhero

Out of all the real-life superheroes patrolling the globe, none have captured the populace's attention quite like Seattle's Phoenix Jones, a twentysomething crime-stopper who brazenly hangs out on drug pushers' turfs and defends the Emerald City's neighborhoods with a maniac optimism. »11/27/11 11:00am11/27/11 11:00am

Everyone in HBO's Superheroes documentary is going to die

Much as we love Batman, we certainly don't think it's a wise idea to go out into the streets looking for crime to fight. People have guns. They will shoot you in the face. So naturally HBO's latest documentary Superheroes (about real life superhero crime fighters) makes us incredibly uncomfortable. Watch the first… »8/03/11 3:36pm8/03/11 3:36pm