Seattle superhero http://www.kplu.org en May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters http://www.kplu.org/post/may-day-seattle-got-weird-superheroes-confronted-protesters <p>Seattle May Day protest took a turn for the weird as self-described superheroes Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks confronted protesters at the federal courthouse in Seattle. Jones has been accused of pepper spraying protesters in his efforts to protect the building, but a video released by him shows he didn&rsquo;t spray people.</p><p>However, the video does make it apparent that one of his sidekicks might have.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 20:06:49 +0000 Jake Ellison & Jonathan Klapel 4911 at http://www.kplu.org May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters Seattle ‘superhero’ evades charges; next Hollywood action figure? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-%E2%80%98superhero%E2%80%99-evades-charges-next-hollywood-action-figure <p>Prosecutors have filed no charges, as of yet, against the self-proclaimed Seattle superhero who goes by the name Phoenix Jones.</p><p>Jones, whose real name is Benjamin John Francis Fodor (and whose real face can be seen in the photos above), appeared in a city courtroom Thursday morning wearing a charcoal-colored mask and a superhero uniform under a button-down shirt.</p><p>The &lsquo;superhero&rsquo;s&rsquo; costume, exploits and court appearance are fast becoming internationally recognizable. Could this fortune (for good or ill) make Fodor&rsquo;s character the next Hollywood action figure?</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:51:06 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 2895 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle ‘superhero’ evades charges; next Hollywood action figure?