'Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life' Is Grounded in Reality

'Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life' Is Grounded in Reality

By Gregory L. Reece

Recommended reading for those whose lives were saved in the nick of time, and were transformed into their better selves, thanks to Amazons, Caped Crusaders, and Mutants. 28 Jul 2016 // 8:30 AM

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