A Labor Day Tribute: 10 Cool Jobs Held By Super Heroes

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Job held by: Carter Hall (Hawkman)

I’ll admit to some personal bias here. Archaeology was one of the earliest subjects I can remember that first interested me as something I’d want to study for a reason other than needing to do so to pass a class, and it always seemed like it would be a lot of fun to learn more about the past by digging it up and preserving it.

Alas, I’m told it was never as glamorous as it appeared to be in movies or literature, and I’m pretty sure no one but Carter Hall ever turned it into another gig as a super hero at the same time. Nor would you likely discover you were a reincarnated Egyptian prince, and I’m almost positive the Philadelphia Museum of Art won’t let me check out a mace to fight super villains the way you’d check out a book at a library.

And that’s too bad. Since Hawkman has gone through more continuity revamps than any other super hero I know, I honestly can’t tell you if its canon that he was an archaeologist or not. It hardly matters, because it’s a unique job and one well worth inclusion on this list. I guess being a space cop from the planet Thanagar is too, but let’s just stick with this one.

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