‘Civil War’ breaks out among Hollywood’s costumed heroes
In retrospect, the Superhuman Registration Act doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all: First there were reports of assault, and theft, by Spider-Man, and then there was that late-night attack by She-Hulk. Now Civil War has broken out among costumed heroes on the streets of Hollywood.
According to CBS Los Angeles, Spider-Man and two Captain Americas (perhaps one was that crazy Cap from the 1950s) came to blows Wednesday afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard, near the Dolby Theatre. The cause? A turf war among superhero impersonators — who, like their Marvel Universe counterparts, operate with little regulation — and accusations of harassing tourists.
“All of a sudden, two Captain Americas and Spider-Man started circling around me,” said Vernardo Stroud, who works at the Madame Tussauds kiosk where the fight took place. “Captain America just hit one of them and Spider-Man started bleeding and almost broke the TV.”
Among the witnesses was Batman (aka A.C. Simmons), who said there were rising tensions among the superhero community that had to be unleashed. “There are a group of characters who are actually strong-arming tourists and actually asking for $20 tips, which is ridiculous,” he told CBS Los Angeles. “And they kind of force them to pay.”