Thursday, November 8, 2007

Why I like Superhero Comics

The great thing about superhero comics is that they tie into a sense of wonder innate in all of us. They allow us to touch the fantastic.

What if I could fly? Heal instantaneously? Move things with my mind? Travel through time? These wondrous abilities are more common than hair colors in superhero comics. They give us a chance to live vicariously but also to do it safely.

Other genres may tap into our other desires: Mystery (curiosity). Comedy (humor). Romance (passion). But I truly believe that the superhero genre feeds into our sense of wonder like no other.

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