Three years ago, I asked when Seattle will get its own Real Life Superhero. (I had to go all the way to Salt Lake City to interview a team of RLSHs.) Casey McNerthney at the PI has answered my question: Seattle has its first official RLSH super-team.

In one instance, police say a caped crusader dressed in black was nearly shot when he came running out of a dark park. In another case, a witness on Capitol Hill saw the crusaders wearing ski masks in a car parked at a Shell station and thought they were going to rob the place.

Police got the license plate and found those masked characters drove a Kia Fate registered to one of the character's godmothers, department staff said. She told police her godson goes around doing good deeds.

It's a great story, and you should read the whole thing. McNerthney quotes a police source as identifying the heroes as "Thorn, Buster Doe, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88, Penelope and Phoenix Jones the Guardian of Seattle." According to the article, KOMO will be running a story about Seattle's new RLSH's very soon.

If you are a Seattle-area RLSH, I'd love to chat with you. You can contact me here.