Why Superheroes Matter

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The hero identification takes place in part in how we tell stories. How the hero relates to their environment and grows their identity over time. As a reader, we get to watch their struggles, walk in the hero’s shoes, and identify with overcoming the challenges that is set in front of them. We want to experience the Hero’s Journey ourselves and experience the personal growth that it brings. What comics allows us to do is look at our hero and see if they have already struggled enough if they have evolved, and shows us what we would like to be; a yearning desire to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. One that can rise to the challenge, set aside fear, and do what is right when needed. We all aspire to see the potential for change, both within ourselves, and in the world.

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