The new law requiring superheroes to be licensed and insured has caused quite a stir in the superhero community. Some are even questioning whether it's worth the hassle to operate within the law. Take Batman, for example. Gotham's protector has always been a bit of a vigilante, but now he's facing even more red tape. When we asked him about the regulation, he groaned, "I can barely keep track of my utility belt, now I have to deal with insurance? What's next, a Bat-license?" We can only imagine how much Gotham's insurance premiums will go up if he continues fighting crime uninsured.
And then there's Spider-man, who's already struggling to make ends meet as it is. How is he supposed to afford not only his web-slinging equipment but also a premium for superhero insurance? When we asked him if he planned to comply with the new law, he scoffed, "Like I have a choice?" We empathize with Spider-man's plight, but we can't help but wonder how much damage his web-slinging is doing to New York's infrastructure. Maybe an insurance policy wouldn't be such a bad thing after all.
We hope that other superheroes take this new law seriously and comply with the regulations. We can only imagine how much chaos would ensue if the likes of Deadpool or Thor were to operate without licenses or insurance. In the meantime, we'll be keeping an eye on Batman and Spider-man to see how they manage the extra paperwork and insurance costs.