Posted by: Doc Comics | March 26, 2018

Do We Need Superheroes? Yes or No




Here is a take on the answer YES

In his book, Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and A Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human, Grant Morrison talks about how, when he  was a child growing up near a nuclear sub base in Scotland, he was afraid of the nuclear bomb. Then, as now, he notes that like anything else, before it was “real” the nuclear bomb was originally an idea. This was and is the same thing with Superman. He states that

It’s not that I needed Superman to be “real,” I just needed him to be more real than the Idea of the Bomb that ravaged my dreams. [He was] the human imagination, such a perfectly designed emblem of our highest, kindest, wisest, toughest selves, that my Idea of the Bomb had no defense against him… (xv)

Morrison speaks of a truth here that I…

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