One Sunday evening however, a local Seattle man got the surprise of his life when he happened upon a burglar trying to break into his car.
Fortunately, a masked man calling himself Phoenix Jones suddenly leaped from the shadows wearing a superhero suit and chased away the would be car thief. Then simply turned and disappeared again into the night. Needless to say the local man, who asked that he just be called Dan, was left with his mouth hanging open; but grateful for the strange though welcome assistance.
Phoenix Jones isn’t a real superhero. First of all he has no powers, other than obvious one of audacity, carries a taser, and keeps “the suit” behind a secret door at his comic book store. You could see that coming though right?
But hey! He’s making a difference, as are the eight other members of his crime-fighting team. So, contrary to his comic book selling day-job, this is no laughing matter. And being a crime fighter by night has its share of danger. Although he wears a bullet-proof vest under “the suit”, patrolling Seattle’s streets can be a risky business. So far he’s been lucky he hasn’t encountered a villain with a gun, a knife…or a lawyer.
Nevertheless, superhero Phoenix Jones is still on the job. And if you’re one of the bad guys, you’d better watch your back. You may turn around some night and get the shock of your life.
Story excerpted in part from: Seattle Citizen Fighting Crime in Super-Sweet Superhero Suit by Drew Kearse