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Off My Mind: Where Are All The Jobs In Comic Worlds?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
It seems like there's only a few jobs available.
If a superhero isn't lucky enough to be affiliated with teams like the Avengers or Justice Society of America, where room and board is provided, they're going to have to figure out how to make ends meet. The question is, what jobs could they have?
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An obvious choice would be law enforcement. Dick Grayson gave this a try back when Blüdhaven was around. This made sense. Most heroes already have crime fighting abilities. This way they have access to other resources that could assist in their task of fighting crime.
We know teaching is a possible occupation. The Thing was recently engage to a elementary school teacher. Think of what Reed Richards or Michael Holt could offer the youth of today. From my years of teaching, I found besides grading tests, preparing lessons plans took the most time. With the brains in the comic universes, they could easily teach lessons with minimal prep.
What about construction? I believe Thor worked in construction in his Sigurd Jarlson guise. With their strength and invulnerability, they could handle the dangerous tasks and maybe even be more efficient.
Obviously there are other actual professions out there. We just don't see them often in comics. It seems the only job readily available is working for a newspaper. What are your thoughts on this matter. If heroes had to start getting "day jobs," what professions would be perfect for which characters?
(Images by Dulce Pinzon).