The Boy Wonders are here to rescue you
Published: July 3, 2012
"We try to focus on Detroit but we fight crime all over time and space," says Jim. "But there is serious crime in Detroit. We try to do pre-emptive crime-fighting. Spreading educational messages on how citizens of Detroit can work amongst themselves to benefit each other. No means no, call 911, push in chairs at tables so people don't trip over them. It's amazing what people can do when they actually work together. Fighting crime as a collective unit is better than as a bunch of separate entities. We want to get people on board with our crime-fighting in a lot of ways. We're very positive superheroes. Not quite like the fictional Batman, the Dark Knight. We're more like the White Days. The power of positivity is a superpower that, not to get mushy — I'm getting a little choked up here — but it's something that we try to spread in both our rock 'n' roll and crime-fighting. That's something Detroit is driving toward right now."
Wow, was there nearly a serious message hidden in there? Kind of. The Boy Wonders are ludicrous fun, but if they want to throw some positive energy around, who are we to stop them? They conclude with some messages for the kids.
"Drink more milk," says Tim. "It's good for your bones. With great power comes great responsibility. Our call to honor is 'Fist in Hand.' I believe that there is a hero in all of us. It keeps us honest, gives us strength and makes us noble. It eventually allows us to die with pride and give up the things we want the most."
Go forth and conquer, boys.
The Boy Wonders' five favorite comic book movies
The Dark Knight "In fact, all Batman movies, although Batman and Robin doesn't count."
Mystery Men "Not based on a comic book, but still superheroes."
Ghost World "Not superheroes, but still based on a comic book."
The Walking Dead "All episodes watched together as a movie, with popcorn."
Superman "The old-school movies. And also Old School with Will Ferrell is a sixth. That's 'comic' interpreted in another way."
Brett Callwood writes City Slang for Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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