Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #357: NEWS, FLASH: YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH THE BAD GUYS

Bob Ingersoll

Bob Ingersoll

By day Bob Ingersoll was an attorney in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office, Appellate Division in Cleveland, Ohio, until he retired in 2009. But in the “Real World” he has also been a freelance writer since 1975, when he sold his first comic-book story to the late, lamented Charlton Comics. He’s still at it and, in addition to his long-running column “The Law Is a Ass” has sold stories to DC, Marvel, Innovation, Now Comics, Comico, Kitchen Sink and others; as well as co-authoring the novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Bob is married with children, which is about as close to Al Bundy as he cares to get.

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4 Responses

  1. Bob Buethe says:

    I remember one of Gardner Fox’s last Justice League issues, at the end of which Superman declared that he was going to imprison the Key in suspended animation at his Fortress of Solitude so he could never escape. About ten years later, Steve Englehart brought the Key back, showing in flashback that Superman’s plan was ruled unconstitutional and the Key was sentenced to a regular prison.

    • Bob Buethe says:

      Correction: It was Len Wein, not Englehart, who got the Key’s sentence changed. The stories were in JLA #63 and #110 respectively.

  2. Thanos6 says:

    Mr. Ingersoll, can I just say, I’m literally gleeful to discover your presence here! Just earlier today I was binge-reading your archives over at WORLD FAMOUS COMICS, and wishing that there were more of them to read, and that I had some way to contact you, both to let you know how much I admire your work, and also to selfishly pick your brain for law-related questions on my own superhero prose fiction. To then stumble upon this page by complete and total luck…! It’s a joy to “have you back.” Now, another binge awaits!

  3. Colin Neilson says:

    If memory serves, the only use of the power dampers was when most of the villains escaped, so that may be at least part of why the STAR Labs crew aren’t recommending them to the police. That doesn’t explain why they won’t share the other technologies for holding the super criminals they use, or even nontechnological methods. THe teleporter can’t go where she can’t see so keeping her blindfolded is enough to keep her incarcerated for instance. So they do still seem to be on pretty shaky ground.