The Pathos of Superheroes

I’ve always been more of a fan of the Batman, than of Superman. Even the angst teenaged Spider-man seems more engaging than Supes.

I’m by no means a comic geek. Most of my exposure to these franchises has been through film and television. Admittedly, it’s been many years since I actually watched one of the Superman films, and I don’t think that I’ve made much effort to watch Superman Returns.

As a kid, I think the only Superman comics I read were the Death of Superman series, back in 1993. The fall of Superman made him more than just vulnerable. At the time, this seemed shocking, that the impervious hero could be brought down.

The Death of Superman. Superman Vol 2 Issue 75 cover

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