Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Externalities: Week of 06/07/10

Superheroes fight crime and save lives. But by doing so they impose certain costs on people not directly involved. These are superhero externalities.

#3) Subways

Wolverine: Weapon X #13 by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney, Marvel Comics (2010)

Logan has a bad habit of driving people's heads into subway cars. Even if they are terminator-like assassins from the future sent to the present day to wipe out all superhero threats.

Perhaps this isn't an exteranlity at all. It might be completely intentional. Maybe Logan just has a thing against subways.

--

#2) The Golden Gate Bridge


X-Force #27 by Craig Kyle, Christ Yost and Mike Choi, Marvel Comics (2010)

With the "Second Coming" story arc/crossover in full swing, the external damage keeps on coming. See that orb in the first panel? That is a spherical portal located at the center of a large, impenetrable dome encapsulating all of San Francisco, including Utopia (the X-Men's new island home). That dome apparently causes lots of damage to the city. Oh yeah, and the Nimrods--super sentinels from the future sent by Bastion to kill the X-Men--are doing their fair share as well.

--

#1) The Grand Canyon

Irredeemable #14 by Mark Waid and Diego Barreto, BOOM! Studios (2010)

Aha! Somewhere in the corners of the universe (apparently, over at BOOM Studios), superheroes are cognizant of the effects that their weekly battles have on innocent bystanders, private and public property, and the environment. Here, we have former members of the Paradigm, Earth's premier superhero squad, preparing for a battle with the renegade Plutonian, who spent the last few months systemically destroying city after city. To prepare for the battle, the team sets up camp at the Grand Canyon, an area with currently no bystanders, cars, buildings, sidewalks, subways, or mailboxes that they might accidentally blow up with plasma lasers.

Smart move, guys.

--

Feel free to send us your favorite externalities of the week. We'll throw them up on next week's post and credit your name.



22 comments:

Will said...

The problem with being too isolationist in your battles is that you will never improve your cred if you only fight in isolated locations. Word of mouth might help, but nothing gets you attention like beating up a villain in Times Square. Not sure why cred helps, but it must matter to these guys.

lawnmower boy said...

But doesn't rebuilding stimulate the economy?
Also, how does macroeconomics account for salvaged Deathlock & Nimrod bits? Are they true exogenous inputs?

ShadowBanker said...

Will - I suppose if you're a villain, destroying things is always a plus for your cred.

lawnmower - Rebuilding would, but I don't think anyone would argue that unintended damage wasn't an externality. The question of salvaged bits is interesting. Though, I don't know how to determine exogeneity with all the time travel rules. Maybe you can help us write a post about that!

Ken said...

"at the Grand Canyon, an area with currently no bystanders,"

The Havasupai, among others, might disagree...

Resume Writing Service said...

Many thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and adore learning far more on this topic. It can be really very helpful for me.

Penis Enlargement said...

I am thoroughly convinced in this said post. I am currently searching for ways in which I could enhance my knowledge in this said topic you have posted here. It does help me a lot knowing that you have shared this information here freely. I love the way the people here interact and shared their opinions too. I would love to track your future posts pertaining to the said topic we are able to read.

Kamagra said...

yeah very tipic of the hero, arrive rise a hell and leave, in the end all of us we pay for all this mess, is like the occassion when Spider Man fought against Octupus in the subway.

Generic Viagra said...

wow its nice moves.......
Wolverine: Weapon X #13 by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney, Marvel Comics (2010)

link wheel said...

I was more than happy to seek out this site.I wanted to thank you for this nice read!! I definitely having fun with each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Anyway, in my language, there usually are not a lot good source like this.

sim so dep said...

Hey, I tried to email you regarding this post but can't seem to reach you. Please email me when get a moment. Thanks.

so dep said...

Can I make a suggestion? I think youve bought something good here. But what should you added a pair links to a page that backs up what youre saying? Or possibly you would give us one thing to look at, something that would join what youre saying to something tangible? Only a suggestion. Anyway, in my language, there will not be much good source like this.

so dep said...

Can I make a suggestion? I think youve bought something good here. But what should you added a pair links to a page that backs up what youre saying? Or possibly you would give us one thing to look at, something that would join what youre saying to something tangible? Only a suggestion. Anyway, in my language, there will not be much good source like this.

linkwheel said...

Daniel, yea I can see what you probably did there. I really appreciated that part, however hehe I am not that harsh like my dad with these things. He at all times tells me crazy stories again in the day and calls me a loser. I guess it's time I move out of my dad and mom' basement LOL. Aaanyways, what about you? what does your dad think xD" Anyway, in my language, there are usually not a lot good source like this.

gulf coast claims facility said...

Your weblog is fine. I simply need to touch upon the design. Its too loud. Its doing way an excessive amount of and it takes away from what youve bought to say --which I feel is de facto important. I dont know if you happen to didnt suppose that your phrases could hold everyones attention, however you have been wrong. Anyway, in my language, there usually are not a lot good source like this.

bp claims said...

Resources just like the one you mentioned right here might be very useful to me! I will put up a hyperlink to this page on my blog. I'm certain my guests will find that very useful. Big thanks for the helpful info i discovered on Area Information Anyway, in my language, there should not a lot good supply like this.

gccf said...

Daniel, yea I can see what you did there. I actually favored that part, however hehe I'm not that harsh like my dad with these things. He always tells me crazy stories again within the day and calls me a loser. I guess it is time I transfer out of my parents' basement LOL. Aaanyways, what about you? what does your dad think xD" Anyway, in my language, there should not much good source like this.

bp claims process said...

I was very happy to seek out this site.I wanted to thank you for this great learn!! I undoubtedly enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Anyway, in my language, there aren't a lot good supply like this.

gccf claims said...

Have you ever ever thought-about including more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I imply I simply learn by way of your complete article of yours and it was quite good but since I'm more of a visible learner,I discovered that to be more helpful effectively let me know the way it seems! I love what you guys are all the time up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the nice works guys I've added you guys to my blogroll. This is a nice article thanks for sharing this informative information.. I will visit your blog usually for some latest post. Anyway, in my language, there will not be a lot good supply like this.

sim so dep said...

I guess it's time I move out of my dad and mom' basement LOL. Aaanyways, what about you? what does your dad think xD" Anyway, in my language, there are usually not a lot good source like this.

Pierce said...

new astrological signs | sad love quotes | plumbers

patio furniture Toronto | Little Britain in Canada | healthy dinner recipes

house selling tips | exterior patio doors | ged programs in nyc

colleges in Ontario | cool backgrounds | astrology signs change

viagra online said...

This is incredible because when I read these comics I almost feel the emotion the writer had when he/she wrote it, it's something special.!!

Anonymous said...

Nike Free Run 2 new style running shoes,
Nike Free Run womens running shoes,
Nike Free Run Plus good shoes for running,
Nike lunarglide 2 running shoes,
Nike free run 3.0 for mens,
Nike free 3.0 womens shoes,
Nike Free cheap cheap running shoes for sale.

Nike Free Run Sale online store,
Nike Free Run womens running shoes,
Nike Free Run Plus running shoes
Nike lunarglide 2 running shoes
Nike free 3.0 sale
Nike free 3.0 womens